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Don’t tell the kids, but ACT classes will seamlessly integrate mindfulness and spatial awareness using age-appropriate theatre games and creative movement activities. It’s a first step down the path of increased self-awareness and understanding no matter what age a child decides to try acting. Learning to collaborate with others, confidently express themselves, and develop an appreciation for the performing arts is all part of the experience. Our goal is to help children develop increased confidence, awareness, and self-expression skills whether onstage or at school.

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Fairytale Fun

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Ages 4 - 5

Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Libby Pope

For children who love singing, dancing, and magical creatures, this class will provide an imaginative and exciting musical theatre experience. Each week students can wear their unicorn and fairy-themed clothes to join in the fun. Special stories ,songs, dances, and movement activities fill up our class time. Young dancers and singers will learn musical theatre basics in this fun creative movement class that will teach them how to sing along with songs and dance, while exploring their favorite fairy tales. Each week, they will build confidence, improve their performance skills and learn new ways to express themselves. By the end of the class session, every single student will shine onstage like the stars they are.

 

Act Out the Story

Castle Books

Ages 6 - 8

Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Brandon Johnson

Children who love reading, listening to stories, and could be described as “dramatic” will find a home with ACT!  They’ll use creative movement and fun vocal exercises to act out characters from favorite stories, while strengthening their listening and speaking skills each week. Students will laugh a lot in this class where they get to be silly in a supportive environment. This class will help children expand their creativity and self-expression skills in a space with no wrong answers, just pure fun! Children are welcome to wear their favorite dress-up clothes to class if they'd like to do so!

Musical Theatre 101

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Ages 9 - 12

Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Stephen Emery

Musical Theatre is one of the most popular art forms across the world and this class is designed to help take your child to the next level. Students will learn how to form an ensemble and perform their favorite musical numbers from some of the best Broadway shows. They'll learn how to control their creativity by taking a part in the direction, music direction, choreography and walk away knowing how to fully stage a musical number.

Winter Stories on the Farm

Jungle Storybook

Ages 4 - 5

Saturdays, 10:15am - 11:15am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Ronica Crevecoeur

Little Stars will learn a lot in this fun-filled class! Each week they’ll listen to a different story or poem with a winter theme and then bring it to life through creative movement activities and short songs. Collaboration and teamwork skills will strengthen as students take turns sharing their ideas. Every voice is heard in this beginning acting class. Parents will be invited to a short, sweet class presentation onstage on the last day.

 

Winter at Hogwarts

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Ages 6 - 9

Saturdays, 10:15am - 11:15am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Libby Pope

Ever wanted to journey to a Hogwarts winter wonderland? Now’s your chance! Back by popular demand, this creative acting class allows students to ignite their imaginations and bring these beloved stories to life. Our youngest wizards will travel through various books in the series, building storytelling, performance, and collaboration skills along the way. They’ll work on spells, act out their favorite characters, and play inventive games every week! By the end of the class session, actors will bring their wizard magic to the stage in a fun performance for families.

The Writers' Room

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Ages 9 - 14

Saturdays, 10:15am - 11:15am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Brandon Johnson

What elements make up a play or scene? What makes it interesting? Students will learn: basics of playwriting, scene study, conflict resolution, character development, plot elements and structure in this class. They will also learn how to give and receive constructive feedback from their peers (what works about the play and how we can improve the play for the better). The goal is for students to become creative storytellers that can develop complete, clear short plays with a beginning, middle and end. Students will learn how to create meaningful characters with dialogue that progresses the story, and they’ll explore the skills needed to communicate their creative choices. The course will conclude with students presenting their work for an audience.

Auditions:

The Best 30 Seconds of Your Life!

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Ages 13 - 15

Saturdays, 10:15am - 11:15am

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Stephen Emery

Learn to love the art of auditioning with this winter workshop! This class is designed to help your child fall in love with auditioning and help them land those dream roles. Using a variety of theatrical techniques and exploration, we'll discover how audition breakdowns work, why it's important to choose the right material, and ultimately how to be yourself when auditioning for any role! Students will leave this class with a new perspective on what they can accomplish when they choose to love auditioning!

Magical Creatures Come to Life

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Ages 6 - 8

Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Stephen Emery

Does your child have a super active imagination? Let it run wild in this class dedicated to magical creatures like unicorns, wizards, fairies and more! Each week, we will explore different beings and how students can use acting techniques to become their favorite imaginary friends! Students will develop creative thinking skills alongside having a fun and silly time. By the end of the class, you might think you have a unicorn or wizard living in your house!

 

Intro to Improv

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Ages 9 - 12

Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Brandon Johnson

What is Improv? Students will learn as they develop the ability to think on their feet in this fun class through the art of Improvisation. Using theatre sports, self-expression, characterization, and presentation students will learn how to channel their ideas as creative storytellers. Collaboration and teamwork with their classmates, developing confidence when performing in front of peers, and communicating their imagination and creative ideas to acting partners and the audience. Students will present a highlight Improv showcase at the last class.

Rising Stars

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Ages 6 - 8

Saturdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Imani Curtis

Young dancers and singers will learn musical

theatre basics - or build on what they know

already - in this fun creative movement class

that will help them learn how to act out songs with enthusiasm and lots of energy. Beginners are welcome to join this group and shine onstage at the final class during a presentation for parents. No previous experience is required. The instructor will meet each student at their current level of experience so that everyone learns new techniques and has fun!

 

Stage Combat for Kids

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Ages 9 - 12

Saturdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Ronald Benson-El

ACT is excited to offer several unique stage combat workshops this winter! Instructor Ronald Benson-El is certified in multiple stage combat disciplines and was recently a fight captain of the Netflix production Money Heist: The Experience NYC. A kind and calm instructor, Ronald will safely teach students stage falls, fake punches, kicks, and throws with a smile. Students will learn a scene from The Princess Bride or Peter Pan to show off their new combat skills. Young actors interested in beefing up their resumes and developing new skills to use in productions will love this class!

ACT Stars

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Ages 9 - 12

Saturdays, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Imani Curtis

For singers who want to improve their dancing, and dancers who’d like to learn how to act out a song! All ability levels are welcome to join this group on a journey to improve their singing, dancing and acting skills. Students will learn several songs and dances from musical theatre to present to their families at the final class. Come be a “triple threat!”

 

Swordplay & Shakespeare

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Ages 11 - 15

Saturdays, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Jan. 7 - March 11, 2023

*No Class February 18

Instructor Ronald Benson-El

Students who want to explore the stage combat art of swordplay using scenes from Shakespeare will love shouting lines of iambic pentameter while their (safe, wooden) "swords" are clacking! Ronald will teach basic techniques to safely execute stage combat using prop swords. These basic skills include various blocks, parries, slashes, avoids, footwork etc. Students will also learn basic swordsmanship languages and terms including a breakdown of the parts of a sword and glossary terms and definitions of a variety of actions and moves. The goal of the course will be to have students safely execute a sword fight of the instructor’s making in a final presentation to parents on the last day of class. This class will be a fun introduction to swashbuckling onstage and the beautiful language of the Bard.

UPDATED MASK POLICY:

Masks are not required for class.

Any student who wishes to remain masked is welcome to do so.