Dance – Basic Techniques For Musical Theatre
This workshop will begin with a warm up and move on to cover basic footwork
from grapevine, jazz square, basic turns, tombe, arm positions, positions of
the feet, basic jumps, and floor work. Bring sneakers or dance shoes, please!
For your safety, no bare feet or flip flops!
Dance: The Jitterbug!
After warming up, learn how to dance the Jitterbug, in preparation for our
spring '17 musical, "The Wizard of Oz!" Remember! Bring sneakers or dance
bare feet or flipflops!
Building A Character
Who is your character? What is your character's background? What does your
character want? This class will help you to develop a real and well-rounded
character that you can breathe life into for your audience!
Creating the LOOK: Costuming From Head To Toe
This class will be full of fun and experimentation with clothing, shoes, wigs
and accessories. You will discover how costumes can enhance your character,
the setting, the culture, the history, and the mood of any performance. You'll
learn how to take everyday pieces and morph them into something spectacular.
In theater, you're never too old to play dress up.
ACCENTuate Your Voice
Have you ever watched a film with people speaking with an accent, only to fail
when you tried to repeat it? In this class you will learn how to craft the
perfect accent, such as Spanish, German, Brooklyn, Southern, British, etc.
Learn how actors such as Australian Hugh Jackman and British Christian Bale
make themselves sound like they're from America, as well as how American
Leonardo Dicaprio learned to speak in an African accent. Accept the challenge,
thespians! You will not be disappointed!
Stage Makeup: Wounds and Bruises
Have fun with hands-on experience as you learn how to make wounds and
bruises look real.
Lights, Sound, ACTION!
Not everyone wants to be center stage. Just as important as the actor are those
that work tirelessly behind the scenes keeping things moving along! Have fun
playing with sound and light equipment, and learn how to create a
Stage Makeup: What Every Actor Needs To Know
Learn how to apply your own stage makeup with tips on contouring and
highlighting. This is a skill every actor should know.
Students will learn about the history and purpose behind the mask. Themes and
imaginative role play will be explored to allow the mask to “transform” the
character. Students will be divided into groups to create monkey masks to be
featured in the upcoming musical “Wizard of Oz” using plaster gauze strips and
Stage Makeup: Release Your Inner Monster!
Dip into the grisly side of stage makeup and learn how to ghoulishly transform
your features into something that could appear in a horror film!
Stage Makeup: How To Age Your Character
Learning to age yourself is a skill utilized over and over again in theatre.
Through the use of stage makeup, highlights and contouring, you will age
yourself and then go under the stage lights to see how you will appear to the
audience. Costume pieces will be available to those who wish to complete the
Writing a Play
Have the inspiration to write a play, but haven't started yet? Not sure how to
start? Then this class is for you! Grab a pencil and some paper and join the
class to learn some of the basics to writing a play.
How To Be Remembered In An Audition
In this class, students will learn about methods used to have a leg up on
competition during auditions. Building a reputation as an actor so that
directors will look for you will also be explored. Students will then take
what they have learned and perform a mock audition for the class, and advice
will be given on how to improve.
Vocal Technique: Singing Onstage
Students will talk about and participate in vocal warm-ups and breathing
exercises. We will sing some simple melodies together and discuss how a singer
can approach the topics of diction, projection and singing technique.
How To Vocally Survive A Musical
Students will discuss the basics covered in “Singing Onstage” but will move
into discussion of how to prepare and navigate a musical season. Subtopics will
include vocal health, vocal production, and singing technique.
Vocal Technique: Master Class
Students interested in this topic need to bring a selection of music along and
be willing to sing for the group. We will work to help refine and support the
performance. Topics to be covered will be wherever the examples lead us
including vocal and stage techniques.
Who controls the action? How do they DO that without getting hurt? Basic
combat techniques will be demonstrated and taught!
Theatre games, commonly used as warm-up exercises for actors before a
rehearsal or performance, are fast paced and frantic! This workshop is
guaranteed to get you moving!