Ages 7-15 at St. Luke's 2563 Foothill Blvd in La Crescenta

For IN-PERSON (with mask) classes, please review our covid form 

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Spring Programs

Mar 13-May 22, 2022 

No class April 17.

Shakespeare Performance Program 

Wednesdays AND Sundays 4:30-6pm ~ $425* per student.  Plays being considered are:  Love's Labour's Lost, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night or

As You Like It. Performance and added rehearsal May 22!

Swords & Famous Battles  

Sundays 3-4:30pm (last class May 15)  

$195* per student. 

 

Comedy Improv

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

$165* per student.

*added fee if paying with charter funds.

Shakespeare Performance Program:  Join us for a fun and exciting program of rehearsing and performing an edited version of one of Shakespeare’s great plays.  The script is edited from the original text, preserving the Elizabethan English, while adapting the script for classroom use. Through active and creative exercises, we will learn how to develop a comic character, understand Shakespeare and use our voices and bodies to convey the comedic story. We’ll bring it all together as we prepare for a grand PERFORMANCE. This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will learn to make bold and creative acting choices, while also developing new levels of personal confidence and ensemble skills. All students will get a speaking role involving lines that will need to be memorized on schedule to support rehearsal in class. Roles range in size (small, medium and large) and will be cast in consideration of class size, production needs and student preference. 

Comedy Improv:  Improvisation is an enjoyable and safe environment for an individual to experience self-growth. Plus it is SUPER FUN! Through interactive activities and exercise, our students get the chance to experience growth on a physical, emotional and physical level. This program teaches acting techniques AND improves confidence, has social benefits and promotes communication skills. Commedia dell’arte is an Italian style of theatre that was popular in Europe in the 16th century and most of the comedy and stock characters we see today originated from this art form.

 

Swords and Epic Battles:  What was the Battle of Troy really all about and why were those guys inside that horse?  Where does the word “marathon” come from?  Did a battalion of 300 Greek soldiers really defeat 150,000 Persian soldiers? Let’s find out as we travel back into the past and explore the battles and politics of antiquity. In this program, students will learn all about the history in Battle and War of a certain era while exploring stage combat with a combination of in-depth hand-to-hand and sword. Students will be invited to learn at home and bring in fun facts about the era or the assigned battle/war of that week.  This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will be encouraged to make bold and creative acting choices, while also developing new levels of personal confidence and ensemble skills.  Emphasis will be placed on safety, physical fitness and teamwork. Students will get a healthy workout while incorporating history and acting into safe, fun combat lessons!  Homework:  Bringing in fun facts!