What is Theatre Arts Training?
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) Theatre Arts Training program offers classes and camps that provide an immersive exploration of acting, voice, and movement training for youth ages 2-18.
AT CTC we value building life skills through active engagement and interactive experience of studying theatre. Participation in the theatre supports resilient young people who are fearless individuals, innovative thinkers, and open-hearted humans. Simply put, theatre classes for kids and youth theatre programs in general provide an array of highly beneficial tools and skills for young minds.
Evidence-based Benefits of Studying Theatre
- Develops Oral Language Skills
- Builds Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Boosts Reading Achievement
- Improves Social Skills
- Nurtures Self-Expression
- Emotional Regulation
- Increases Writing Skills Outcomes
- Improves Story Comprehension
For Students Ages 2-5
Let The Play Begin
Early childhood classes at CTC focus on dramatic and imaginative play in classroom environments that encourage collaboration and build self-esteem. Whether it is an acting, movement, or music class, students will develop the basic concepts of character creation and storytelling. Students are encouraged to make bold character choices to unleash their imagination and build confidence.
For Students Grades 1-3
Early Elementary School
Discovery and Exploration
CTC’s acting, voice, and dance classes build critical skills by providing an introduction to the artists tools of voice, body, and imagination. Classes are designed to lay the framework and vocabulary of the actor, singer, or dancer. Using theatre games and activities students are guided through a training process that leads with fun as it prepares students for the next steps.
Students Grades 4-5
Taking the Next Step
Students will explore the basic fundamentals of acting, voice, and dance, and be introduced to the foundations of stage craft—projection, diction, and expression. Classes are designed to help students deepen their knowledge of acting, voice, and movement and become more confident in their skills.
Students Grades 6-8
Students learn first-hand from industry professionals advanced acting, voice, and dance techniques. At this level, students are introduced to the concept of why vs. how as they explore why a character speaks rather than how they sound. Students will learn the basics of text and character analysis and begin to explore the objectives and tactics of character choice.
Students Grades 9-12
Let the Show Begin
At this level, students will receive advanced skills and technique training. Students will learn how practical body, breath, and voice work enhances emotional connection with a play’s text to help become fully present in each acting moment. Students are challenged to dig deeper into character development whether they are working on a monologue, scene, or song.