Specialty Classes

By focusing on a single aspect of theatre craft, our Specialty Classes enable students to dig more deeply into specific skills and discover new talents.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Instructor: Ronn Burton

  • Ages: 10-18
  • Wednesdays, 4:45pm-5:45pm
  • Tuition: $350

Young actors will learn the differences between acting onstage and onscreen, learning the process of auditioning, callbacks, and acting on set. Working with age-appropriate scripts from TV and Film, students will enhance their on-camera skills, confidence, audition etiquette, cold-reading, memorization, as well as learn the specifics of working on set such as camera angles, marks, closeups, and eye line.

ACTING/IMPROVISATION

Instructor: Nicholas Bartell

  • Ages: 13-18
  • Thursdays, 4:45pm-5:45pm
  • Tuition: $350

Students will learn the intricacies of building character and methods of approaching the acting side of theatre. This class will also introduce the fundamentals and rules of Improvisational acting, which can help keep the mind sharp and increase the actors toolbox of choices.

STAGE COMBAT

Instructor: Paul Evans

  • Ages: 13-18
  • Wednesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tuition: $350

This class will help you as an actor to understand and practice the fundamentals of unarmed stage combat. You will learn techniques to be able to perform stage combat in a safe, repeatable, and believable way. You will learn how to use punches, kicks, pushing, grappling, hair/ear pulling, choking, and the correct way to fall on stage. At the end of the course, you will perform a short scene with a partner using these techniques.

PERFORMANCE COLLEGE PREPARATION

Instructor: Ronn Burton

  • Ages: Junior/Senior
  • Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tuition: $350

For students who wish to apply to a performance based college training program this class covers all aspects of the college audition process including: finding schools best suited to students’ goals, experiences, identifying audition materials, assisting with essays and applications, audition coaching, assisting with filming of pre-screen videos, scholarships/financial aid, and mock college interviews.

CLASS VOICE

Instructor: Ronn Burton

  • Ages: 8+
  • Thursdays, 4:45pm-5:45pm
  • Tuition: $350

In this weekly ensemble setting, students will receive individual vocal instruction and learn by watching others grow and discover! Included will be two mock audition days to prepare them for community auditions and performances. General music theory knowledge and aural skills will be honed throughout the semester. The last class will include a showcase of individual songs worked on by each student throughout the semester, plus a few surprises!