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Youth Classes - WINTER 2014

Youth Classes

American Stage Education is proud to offer acting classes for youth ages 5-18. 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. Each class meets once a week for 12 weeks, allowing students the opportunity to get a truly in-depth experience. Lessons and final showcase pieces change each semester. Classes are designed to be taken year after year.  See the difference that theatre can make in your child’s life!

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact Veronica Matthews, Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email her at education@americanstage.org.

Classes for Winter 2015:

Creative Storytelling II – Ages 5-7

Explore the wonder of your imagination! Children will enjoy using their bodies and voices in creative ways to re-imagine scenes from their favorite stories. They will learn the three essential tools of the actor’s trade and put them into practice through the invention of their own characters.  Activities will include creative drama games that encourage use of the five senses, interpretive movement and pantomime. The class will end with an informal presentation of the stories explored in class. This final showcase performance will be on Saturday, April 18th.

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

"My child has a great imagination and this class fosters that in so many ways."

Schedule: 12 weeks
Winter - Saturdays, January 31 – April 18 -10am-11:30am at American Stage Instructor – American Stage Education Faculty
Final Showcase - Saturday, April 18
Tuition
- $230

Story Theatre – Ages 8-10

In this popular class students will learn how to shape stories that are based in narrative writing into entertaining Story Theatre plays. Story Theatre is unique in its presentation because performers play multiple roles; a storyteller can transform into a character and back into storyteller as the play unfolds. It's magic, it's fun and it's a great challenge for the young actor. The Story Theatre plays that students create will be performed for an invited audience at the end of the class. This final showcase performance will be on Saturday, April 18.

"It was so fun!  I love my teachers and American Stage!"

"This class really helped my daughter come out of her shell."

Schedule: 12 weeks
Winter - Saturdays, January 31 – April 18 -10am-12:00pm at American Stage Instructor – American Stage Education Faculty
Final Showcase - Saturday, April 18
Tuition - $250

Page to Stage – Ages 11-13

What is it that inspires an actor to create powerful characters on stage? What makes the performance of an actor memorable for the audience? Students in this class will find answers to these questions and more by reading select scenes and discovering how the dialogue, plot and characters can inform and stimulate an actor's creativity. A look at Constantine Stanislavski’s approach to acting, described in his book, Creating a Role, will help students build their confidence, authenticity and capacity for dramatic expression. Scenes that are developed and rehearsed in class will be performed for family and friends at the end of the session. This final showcase performance will be on Saturday, April 18.

"This class really helped me gain confidence."

"I learned so much and it was really fun!"

Schedule: 12 weeks
Winter - Saturdays, January 31 – April 18 -10am-12:00pm at American Stage Instructor – American Stage Education Faculty
Final Showcase - Saturday, April 18
Tuition - $250

Youth Classes

Advanced Teen Acting  – Ages 14-18

This advanced level acting class will challenge students with previous acting experience, helping them to take their skills to the next level. Structured as a Master Class, topics of study will change each semester. The class will culminate in a public showcase of the student’s work. Placement in this class is by audition only.  Auditions will be held at the theatre on Saturday, January 10 from 12-2pm. Students should prepare two contrasting monologues. To schedule an audition appointment, please call Veronica Matthews, Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204. Once a student has been accepted into the program, they do not need to audition again for subsequent semesters. 

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

Schedule: 12 weeks
Winter - Saturdays, January 31 – April 18 -10am-12:00pm at American Stage Instructor – American Stage Teaching Faculty
Tuition - $260

*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 call Veronica Matthews, the Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email her at education@americanstage.org.

 

 
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