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Thursdays and Fridays at Grace Lutheran 6190 Telephone Rd

Make New Friends!  So much FUN while Learning!  

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THURSDAYS with Tamara

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

Fall (10 weeks) Thursdays; Sept 16-Nov 18

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

FRIDAYS with Cy 

Shakespeare Production Program:  2:30-3:55pm Ages 6-10, 4:05-5:30 Ages 11-17

Sept 10 – March 4 (extended classes in final weeks or added rehearsals, performance day and daytime rehearsal TBA)  (off Nov 26, Dec 24 & 31) $475 ($500 if paying with Charter)

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

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

 

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.

Fall:  American History Improv Part 1 1400s-1770s

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

Fall: 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 ~ 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+

FALL: Older Comedy Improv ~ This class is catered to our older and more experience improv actors. 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. 

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

FALL:  Beginning 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. 

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.