Classes

Our current class offerings, along with location, dates and times, are listed on our REGISTRATION page.
  
Elisa Pupko taught the first Treasure Trunk Theatre class in January of 2013. While Treasure Trunk Theatre has grown since that time, we ensure that the core component of Treasure Trunk remains in everything we do: creating a welcoming and encouraging environment for children to explore their imaginations.
Finally, please do let us know if you would like to bring a class to your school or neighborhood… we always love hearing ideas from parents.

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.


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.


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.


MUSICAL TREASURES

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.


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 improvisation exercises and 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 a student-created original show will culminate this theatrical experience at our last class when we invite friends and family to attend.


FAIRYTALE SUNDAYS

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, as we discover a different beloved fairytale in the treasure trunk. We will explore dance and drama using the music and characters from these well known tales. This class provides a great way for children to begin incorporating dramatic arts and movement skills into storytelling. Each class includes physical and vocal theatre warm ups that will get children ready for the day’s exploration. This is a drop off class.