Mondays & Wednesdays at
280 Royal Ave.
1:55-3:20pm Mixed Ages 7+ and 3:35-5pm Ages 11-17
Shakespeare Performance Program
Oct 2-March 18, 2024 $475* ($500 charter) per student.
Join us for a fun and exciting program of rehearsing and performing an edit of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Our script is edited from the original text keeping the Elizabethan English. Through physical and theatrical exercises, students will learn how to create and develop a character, understand Shakespeare and use their voices and bodies to tell this great story. We’ll bring it all together as we prepare for live performance with elizabethan song, dance and stage combat! This class is a safe and supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to make bold acting choices while learning teamwork and gaining confidence. All students will get a speaking role involving lines that will need to be memorized on schedule. Roles range in size (small, medium and large) and will be cast in consideration of class size, production needs and student preference.
We do NOT meet Dec 25 & Jan 1. We DO meet all other Mondays including theweeks around Thanksgiving, MLK and President's Day.One additional class day (same time/location tba) on Weds or Thurs the week b/f the performance. The performance will be Monday, March 18 at Newbury Park Adventist in the evening with required daytime dress rehearsal on the stage (exact schedule TBA).
Spring Comedy Improv Program
April 1 - May 20 $160* ($180 charter) per student.
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.
Jan 10 - Mar 13 $200* ($220 charter) per student.
Shakespeare Storytime 2-3:25pm Ages 6-9
William Shakespeare is considered to be the world’s greatest dramatist. His Tragedies, Comedies and Histories are full of kings, queens, fairies, tricks and are SO MUCH FUN!! We have been offering Shakespeare Performance Programs for children as young as 4 for over 22 years. We make Shakespeare accessible and inclusive. In this program, we will learn, discuss and explore some of his 36 plays. Different selections that what we covered last year. THEN, using fun active theatre exercises we will PHYSICALLY explore these great stories, characters and themes. 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, finding their voice and ensemble skills while learning this great story. We’ll bring it all together as we prepare for a short presentation of some of his characters and scenes during our last class for friends and family.
Sword & Epic Battles 3:35-5pm Ages 10+
What was the Battle of Waterloo or the Siege of Orleans, Antioch or Constantinople all about? The French Revolution or Battle of Bouvines? Our world has an epic history of conflict. Let’s find out more as we travel back again this year into the past and explore all new conflicts, battles and stories in history. In this program, students will learn all about the all about the conflicts of the past 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!
*Tuitions are non-refundable.