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Fridays at Grace Lutheran 6190 Telephone Rd

Thursday Program begins in December, info below.

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SPACES ARE LIMITED!  Scroll down for pricing and details.

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

Great Stories: HCA

Sept 17-Nov 19, 2021

11am-12:25pm Ages 6-9

$200 ($220 charter) per student

Hans Christian Anderson:  Hans Christian Anderson was a writer of plays, novels and poems but is MOST famous for his fairy tales. We will explore his many stories as well as an intro to acting and physical character exploration. Through active creative exercises and theatre games, students will learn how to create a character, understand this great writer’s stories, and use their voices and bodies to convey the dramatic and comedic stories. 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. Our classes favor physical movement and active learning over traditional lectures. The richness of the lessons lies more in the doing and feeling than in the intellectualizing of material. 

 

Mask Optional Classes 12:30 & 2pm

Shakespeare Production Program

$475 ($500 if paying with Charter)

Sept 10, 2021 – March 4, 2022 

Classes do not meet: Nov 26, Dec 24 & 31

Extended classes in final weeks or added rehearsals, performance day and daytime rehearsal TBA

3:35-5pm Ages 6-10 (Almost Full)

5:05-6:30 Ages 11-17

In these fun, active and engaging classes we teach and direct scenes or an edited Shakespeare play by using many of the following techniques ~ acting, improv, ensemble, history, text analysis, speech/voice technique, singing, period dance and sword fighting.   The program ends with a performance for friends and family. 

 

Spring (10 weeks) Fridays March 11-May 20 (Off April 15) $200/$220 if paying with charter ~ class offerings TBA

 

THURSDAYS starting in December 

Cost per trimester class $200/$220 if paying with charter

Winter (10 weeks) Thursdays; Dec 2-Feb 24 (3 week off xmas)

Spring (10 weeks) Thursdays; Mar 3-May 19  (2 weeks off spring break April 21 & 28)

9-10:25am ~ History Improv Ages 10+

10:30-11:55am  ~ Great Stories Ages 6-9

12-1:25pm ~ Acting, Improv & Creation 10+

1:30-3pm ~ Acting, Improv & Creation 6-9

 

Thursdays:9-10:25am

Learning History through Improv Ages 10+

Each week we will learn about a new event or person in American History from its discovery to World War II.  Lessons will be taught in collaboration with the students and fun facts they bring in each week.  We then bring in a theatrical spin to what we’ve learned and act out these historical figures and moments with improvisation games and character exploration living it on our feet and sometime rewriting history in the process.  Our students need no previous experience in theatre or history to enjoy this program.  We take all levels.  It should be noted that history does have some mature content and while we will be very sensitive to this, our suggested age range for the class should be taken into consideration.  Please let us know if you have questions, concerns or need to discuss. Homework:  Each week students are asked to bring in five fun facts about each subject assigned.

Winter:  American History Improv Part 2 1780s-1900

Spring:  American History Improv Part 3 1900s to WW2

 

Thursdays 10:30-11:55am

Great Stories Ages 6-9

WINTER ~ Fun with Irish Tales:  Fairy tales (or folktales) date back hundreds of years. We will explore Ireland’s many stories as well as an intro to acting and physical character exploration. Through active creative exercises and theatre games, students will learn how to create a character, understand the stories, and use their voices and bodies to convey the dramatic and comedic stories. 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 a great story. Our classes favor physical movement and active learning over traditional lectures. The richness of the lessons lies more in the doing and feeling than in the intellectualizing of material. 

SPRING ~ Aesop’s Fables:  Aesop was an oral storyteller believed to live in ancient Greece. Originally told for adults addressing religious, social and political themes it was later during the Renaissance (and onwards) that his stories were then used as ethical guides in child education. Each week we will learn, discuss and explore these Fables THEN using fun active theatre exercises 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. 

 

Thursdays, 12-12:25pm

Acting, Improv & Creation Ages 10+

WINTER:  Collaboration and Creation ~ Musical Icons:  Be it Rockstars, Pop Divas, Disco Queens, Jazz Legends, or Guitar Heroes, we all have our favorite Musical Icons. This course will dive into the world of music-making, as we discover new techniques for ensemble-building and devising theatre. All of our collaborative work will culminate in a short play about Musical Icons that the class writes, directs, and acts.

SPRING: Playing with Characters ~ Sometimes the best part about acting is the chance to play someone else! In this course, we will explore characters big and small. Students will use their imaginations and acting skills to create characters from scripts and from scratch. They will learn new ways to embody characters they know and love, while discovering how to develop characters that are brand new. They will dive in to character voices, bodies, personalities, and even have a chance to write a monologue of their very own based on their character creations.

 

Thursdays, 12:30-3pm

Acting, Improv & Creation Ages 6-9

WINTER:  Play Creation ~ Students will use their imaginations to brainstorm and expand their ability to collaborate with others as they write, direct, and act in their very own original play. We will journey together to investigate various aspects of a theme of the class’s choosing to explore new characters and environments that enhance our storytelling. 

SPRING:  Fairytale Fun ~ In this course, students will get the opportunity to explore Fairytales like never before as they play Kings, Witches, and talking animals. We will master theatre games, embody characters, understand story arc, and work together devise our own ways to act out known tales.