STORY DRAMA – Each class begins with physical and vocal theatre warm ups that will get children ready for the day’s theatrical exploration. The warm ups focus on creating characters with our bodies and voices, sparking our imaginations, and working together as an ensemble. Favorite children’s stories will then start our dramatic adventures for the class. Students will have the ability to act and speak as the characters in the story, helping them gain confidence standing in front of their peers. Family and friends are invited to attend the final week of class. This is a drop-off class.
IMAGINATION ADVENTURE – In this class, children will create and explore a dramatic adventure that begins with the opening of the treasure trunk. The contents of the trunk provide the spark that inspires a story that we will create that day using our voices, bodies, and imaginations. Children will learn how to band together as an ensemble as we play all of the parts in our session-long story. This class provides a great way for children to begin incorporating dramatic arts into story telling. This is a drop off class.
MUSICAL TREASURES – NEW! – In this class students will work on all three components for Musical Theatre: Acting, Singing, & Dancing! We will begin each day by warming up our bodies, voices, and imaginations and then work on choreographed dances from the musical Annie! Parents are invited to the final week of class to see a montage from Annie complete with songs and scenes performed by your little ones. This class is perfect for the young performer who loves to dance and sing around the house.
MUSICAL ADVENTURE – For our youngest performers, this class will introduce children to the world of theatre, music, and dance. We will warm up our bodies, voices, and imaginations as a group with various games and exercises. Children will learn from watching the grown ups and also begin to find their own ways of expression. Inside the treasure trunk each week will be a story and costumes or props to spark our imaginations. Using the story and contents of the trunk, we will go on a magical adventure using our imaginations and guided by live guitar music. This is a parent/caregiver participation class.
PUT ON A PLAY – Each class begins with physical and vocal theatre warm ups that will get children ready for the day’s theatrical exploration. The warm ups focus on creating characters with our bodies and voices, sparking our imaginations, and working together as an ensemble. Using a combination of scripted stories, students will explore the world of acting and story telling gaining confidence and expanding their skills in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. An informal showcase of rehearsed mini plays will culminate this theatrical experience at our last class when we invite friends and family to attend. This is a drop off class.
*After School Pick Up Information:
PLYMOUTH CLASSES: Children will be picked up by the teaching artist from their classroom and taken to the fourth floor classroom. 11:30am pick ups will have an opportunity to eat their packed lunch before class begins. 12:30pm and 2:45pm pick ups will have an opportunity to eat their packed snacked before or during class.
PACKER & BROOKLYN FRIENDS: Children will be picked up from their school and taken to Xtend Barre for class.