Intimate Apparel The 39 Steps Jitney 4000 Miles A Tale of Two Cities Pitmen Painters

Youth Classes – FALL 2015

Youth Classes

See the difference that theatre can make in your child’s life!

American Stage Education is proud to offer year-round acting classes for youth Grades K-12. With a focus on developing the student’s performance skills, creativity, and self-confidence we have classes for the beginning actor as well as for advanced performers. While class titles may remain the same year after year, lessons, areas of emphasis and final showcase pieces change each semester. Classes are designed to be taken more than once. 

Each class meets once a week for 12 weeks, allowing students the opportunity to get a truly in-depth experience. All classes are taught by working, professional theatre artists who have a passion for teaching. Instructors are trained by American Stage and have passed a Level 2 background screening.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email them at education@americanstage.org.

Classes for Fall 2015:

Creative Storytelling I – Grades K-2

A simple story can become an exciting experience when children imagine themselves as  "blackbirds baked in a pie", "trolls under the bridge" or "cats in a hat." Through activities based in creative drama, children in this class will be introduced to story dramatization. Each class will focus on a new story, with creative storytelling activities that use the visual arts (paper sculpture, drawing and collage) and music (programmatic music and tone poems) to stimulate creativity and artistic expression. The class will end with an informal presentation of the stories and exercises explored in class for an audience of family and friends.

"I have noticed her writing and storytelling at school has really improved. Her teacher notices too."

"This class has helped my child tremendously with memory and confidence!"

Schedule: 12 weeks
Fall - Saturdays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 21 from 10:00am - 11:30am at American Stage
Instructor - American Stage Education Faculty
Final Showcase - Saturday, Nov. 21
Tuition
- $240


Playmaking for the Young Actor – Grades 3-5

This ensemble acting and playwriting class uses theater games and exercises to lead students through the collaborative process of developing an original short play inspired by a narrative story. Activities and exercises that focus on the basic skills of acting will help students create vibrant characters that are fun and challenging to perform. The class will end with an informal performance of the play created in class for an audience of family and friends.

"This was a great class and a wonderful overall experience for my child!"

"This class helped my child with acting, speaking, and confidence."

Schedule: 12 weeks
Fall - Saturdays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 21 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at American Stage Instructor - American Stage Education Faculty
Final Showcase - Saturday, Nov. 21
Tuition - $260


Improvisation for Young Actors – Grades 6-8

Take your skills to the next level through improvisation!  Improvisation is an essential tool for an actor. In this class, students will learn how to use improvisation to explore character, define acting objectives, and create a sense of place. The activities and exercises used in class are designed to help the student develop confidence, creative expression, and authenticity in performance while collaborating as an ensemble. The class will end with an informal showcase of exercises and scene work for an audience of family and friends.

"This class was so much fun!"

"Another great educational program! American Stage Education is a St. Petersburg treasure!"

Schedule: 12 weeks
Fall - Saturdays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 21 from 10:00am-12:00pm at American Stage Instructor - American Stage Education Faculty
Final Showcase - Saturday, Nov. 21
Tuition - $260


Advanced Teen Acting – Grades 9-12

This class will challenge students with previous acting and musical theatre experience to take their skills to the next level. Structured as a Master Class, topics of study will change each semester. This semester, students will explore and develop audition technique from musicals to straight plays. They will work with acclaimed professional actor, Becca McCoy (bio below), to learn audition expectations, and how to hone and highlight their unique strengths in the short time frame of a typical audition. Each student will refine a comedic and/or dramatic monologue, and explore vocal work through a 16-bar song chosen collaboratively with the teaching artist/director. For the showcase, each student will choose at least one of the pieces they've worked on throughout the semester to perform for an audience of family and friends. 

"It’s the theatre training I normally wouldn’t get! Everyone needs theatre like we get here. I love American Stage!"

"This class has given me tools to carry with me throughout my entire theatre career."

Schedule: 12 weeks
Fall - Saturdays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 21 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at American Stage Instructor - American Stage Teaching Faculty
Tuition - $270

Becca McCoy is an actor/singer, and a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Becca's credits run the gamut of comedies, dramas, musicals, and Shakespeare from theatres across the country. She has also appeared in films and commercials. She holds a BA in Theatre from Eckerd College, and a Certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England. She is a YoungArts alumnae in Theatre: Spoken and Musical, and a National Society of Arts and Letters national 3rd place winner in Musical Threatre. Becca has been seen nationwide in performances as "Brooke", the working mom, in MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL, and "Earth Mother" and "Iowa Housewife" in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, and is a popular cabaret artist and recording artist.


*Classes subject to change and/or cancellation if fewer than 6 students enroll.  Should this occur, your tuition will be fully refunded.

For more information or enroll over the phone, please contact the Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email education@americanstage.org.

 

 
727-823-PLAY BUY TICKETS © American Stage Theatre Company ~ Web Site by Internet Adept, Inc.