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Fridays at Grace Lutheran 6190 Telephone Rd

Make New Friends!  So much FUN while Learning!  

SPACES ARE LIMITED!  Scroll down for pricing and details.

Spring Friday Afternoon Classes 

$200 ($2200 if paying with Charter)

March 11, 2021 – May 20, 2022 (no class April 15)

Physical Comedy Improv

3:35-5pm Ages 6-10 ; 5:05-6:30 Ages 11-17

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. 

 

Friday Morning Programs

10 week Sessions:  Fall, Winter & Spring

$200 ($220 charter) per student, per session.

 

Fall ~ Great Stories: HCA.  Sept 1-Nov 19, 11am-12:25pm Ages 6-9

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. 

Winter: Dec 3-Feb 25, 2022 (3 week off xmas)

Learning U.S. History through Improv (1780s-1900)

9:30-10:55am for 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.

Fun with Irish Tales

11am-12:25pm for ages 6-9

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.

Spring:  Mar 11-May 20 (no class April 15)

Learning U.S. History through Improv (1900-WW2) 9:30-10:55am for ages 10+

Aesop's Fables 11am-12:25pm for ages 6-9

Possible Program:  Playing with Characters for ages 9+ 12:30-1:55pm

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.

 

Shakespeare Production Programs 

$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 

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 Session (10 weeks) Fridays March 11-May 20 (Off April 15) $200/$220 if paying with charter