Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Classes for Grades 6 – 8 tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment. Ready for next level advanced training? Checkout our Pre-Professional offerings at the bottom of the page.

Fall Session: September 23 – November 23
Winter Session: January 21 – March 23
Spring Session: April 6 – May 16



Acting 1

Develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through improvisation and short scenes, use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships, and pursue objectives. We recommend students take this class more than once, as this training builds the foundation for many of our higher-level courses.

Class Days and Times: Thursdays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 461
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

Class Days and Times: Fridays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 561
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 9:30 – 11am
Class ID: 661
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

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Broadway Dance

Delve into a rich dance experience to strengthen dance vocabulary, technique, and performance skills. Tackle challenging and iconic choreographic styles from standout musical theatre, like A Chorus Line, Hamilton, and Chicago.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 11:15am – 12:45pm
Class ID: 662
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

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Broadway Voice

Practice the basics of vocal production, strengthen your voice, and discover how to express character through song. For singers who want to act and actors who want to sing, this class develops strong actor/singer skills through group work and solos from contemporary and classic Broadway hits.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 2:30pm
Class ID: 663
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

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Improv

Make it up as you go! Learn to trust your instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 2:30 – 4pm
Class ID: 664
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

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Tech Lab

For Grades 6 – 12 (Winter Only)
Become a tech assistant for our Junior Company show Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Learn the basics of theatrical lighting and sound, tour our sound booth and lighting inventory, explore the technical differences between our three stages, and assist with the running of lights and sound for a Theatre Arts Training production. The tech assistants will attend all technical rehearsals (March 16 – 18) and performances (March 19 – 22), as well as some additional earlier rehearsals, and will be invited to production meetings and dry tech.
Full schedule is TBD, January 21 – March 22.

Class ID: 2T1
Tuition: $250

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING for Grades 6 – 8

Our Pre-Professional Training courses are for intermediate and advanced students seriously considering a future in the arts. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere. Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and independence and will be held to a high standard for focus, work ethic, attendance, and punctuality.

Pre-Professional classes are either a nine-week class or a four-week intensive. Students are allowed no more than one absence in a nine-week class and are allowed zero absences in a four-week intensive. All Pre-Professional offerings will have required homework between classes, such as reading articles and scripts, memorizing lines or lyrics, doing independent research, or reviewing choreography. Students who fail to meet the expectations for attendance and homework will be dismissed from class without refund.


Acting 2

Build on the skills you learned in Acting 1 by applying vocabulary and technique to scripted material.  Delve deep into next-level acting skills as you analyze text for objectives, stakes, obstacles, tactics, and playable actions.
Prerequisite: at least two sessions of Acting 1 (or by audition)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8pm
Class ID: 262
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 (Fall and Winter only)

4-Week Intensives:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 667
Fall Dates: November 2 – 23, 2019
Winter Dates: February 29 – March 21, 2020
Spring Dates: April 11 – May 2, 2020
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $220

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Acting 3: The Classics

Build on the skills you learned in Acting 2 as you apply high-level acting technique to classical scripts. Each session will delve into a different classical style (such as Greek tragedy or Commedia dell’Arte) or playwright (such as William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, or Henrik Ibsen). Gain the specificity and authenticity required to successfully bring classical texts and characters to life.
Prerequisite: at least two sessions of Acting 2 (or by audition)

4-Week Intensives:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 668
Fall Dates: September 28 – October 19, 2019
Winter Dates: January 25 – February 15, 2020
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 (Fall and Winter only)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5 – 8pm
Class ID: 263
Spring Dates: April 7 – 28, 2020
Spring Tuition: $220 (Spring only)

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Musical Theatre

Work with a choreographer and music director to learn how to seamlessly combine healthy vocal production with dance combinations while convincingly acting the part. Challenge all three skills in the execution of ensemble numbers from beloved musicals.
Prerequisite: at least one session of Broadway Dance and one session of Broadway Voice, at any age level (or by audition)

4-Week Intensives:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 669
Fall Dates: September 28 – October 19, 2019
Winter Dates: January 25 – February 15, 2020
Fall Tuition: $240 / Winter Tuition: $240 (Fall and Winter only)

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Mainstage Musical Theatre Boot Camp (Grades 4 – 12)

This fast-paced, multidisciplinary training program focuses on the in-depth musical theatre performance skills required for student actors performing at CTC. With an emphasis on learning, retaining, and performing choreography and song, this course models the rigor, dedication, and etiquette expected in professional rehearsal spaces. The age range of this course is intentionally reflective of the typical casting for professional productions at CTC, so students will be able to practice collaborating in an ensemble with a wide age range. Students are expected to have a foundation in basic ballet and jazz vocabulary and technique. It is pre-requisite that students have a mastery of pitch, breath support, and diction. Students will be held to a high standard for focus, stamina, and work ethic. Enrollment in this boot camp does not guarantee casting in a CTC professional production.

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5 – 7:30pm
Class ID: 242
Spring Tuition: $340 (Spring Only)

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Junior Company Show

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
By Louis Sachar, Adapted by John Olive
For Grades 6 – 8
Winter Session (by audition only)

Welcome to Wayside School—home to a cast of zany characters like hypnotic pigtails, a talking pile of rain coats (who turns out to be a dead rat), and a teacher who turns her students into apples.

Auditions: Wednesday, November 6, and Tuesday, November 12, from 4:30 – 6:30pm
To schedule an audition, visit childrenstheatre.org/TATauditions

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:30 – 7:30pm beginning January 21, 2020

Tech/Dress: March 16 – 18, 4:30 – 9pm

Performances:
March 19 at 7pm
March 20 at 7pm
March 21 at 7pm
March 22 at 2pm

Class ID: JC6
Tuition: $550 (financial aid available)
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