Acting, Improv and Musical Voice Classes

The TCK acting and theatre program provides students a structured and creative environment with the opportunity to learn and develop essential skills as an actor and to thrive in life. Classes are designed to promote creative expressions and teamwork that increase focus and confidence. The goal being for students to appreciate and use skills learned to successfully communicate in any setting.
The teaching artists facilitate a supportive, positive and fun environment for the students to participate in activities while gaining experience. TCK acting classes are process focused to help students to advance their skills through on going practices. Class content is kept fresh and challenging to maintain interest.

Acting Class Schedule: School Year 2016-2017 Schedule
Acting Class Size: Minimum 6 students, Maximum 12 students
Group Voice Class Size: Minimum 4 students, Maximum 7 students
classes will run August 29th to June 9th

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Acting Fundamentals
grades 1-4
4-5pm
Studio 4
-- Improv
grades 3-5
4-5pm
Acting Fundamentals
grades 5-8
4-5pm
Studio 4
--
Film
grades 4-8
5-6pm
Studio 4
-- Improv Troupe
grades 4-8
5-6pm
Studio 4
Film
grades 4-8
5-6pm
Studio 4
--

Fees School Year 2015-16
Classes fee is prorated for school year holidays. Each class meets once a week for 1 hour.

Class One Class 4 classes Fall Session Spring Session
Acting/Musical
/Improv
1 Hour Class
$40 $125 $90/Month $90/Month
Film
1 Hour Class
N/A $165 $140/Month $140/Month

Private Voice lessons:
Please call to schedule, must enroll for a minimum of 4 private classes:
1 hour, fee is $65/class
45 minutes, fee is $50/class
Private Voice Class 1/2 hour, fee is $35/class

Important Information
* Supplies are provided and included except Film classes.
* Sibling Discount 10% for 2nd+ child
* Enroll for 2 classes/week and save 15% on your 2nd class
* There are no refund, credit or make-up for missed classes
* Early session termination will revert all discounts
Mid-Term Parents Demonstration Night:
In early December parents are invited to observe a rehearsal of their children’s activities. Specific schedule and times will be emailed to each family in the 1st week of November.

Spring Show Case Performances and Art Gallery:
Students will put on a cabaret of performances and art exhibit to showcase their talents. The final performance will be during the first week of June 2015 (specific info and date will be announced during the 2nd week of January 2015). Those interested in participating in Spring Show case must make a commitment by 2nd week of December.

Holidays:
TCK will observe the following 2016-2017 School Year holidays and classes will not be in session:
September 5: Labor Day; October 10: Columbus Day; November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break; December 22-January 2: Winter Break (Classes Resume January 3); January 16: MLK JR Day; February 20: Presidents Day; April 10-14: Spring Break); May 29: Memorial Day

Acting Fundamentals & Improvisation - Creative Drama: (see School Year 2016-2017 schedule)
Students in this course will be taught fundamentals of acting using actor’s tool box (voice, body, mind, personality and imagination), practice teamwork with group activities. Exercises are chosen to develop confidence, poise and creativity of the student. Students learn to be aware of the world around them, to express themselves in movement, to strengthen their voice as a mode of communication, and begin to develop small scenes in an improvisational way. Understanding the ʻwhoʼ, ʻwhatʼ and ʻwhereʼ of scene improvisation will be taught. Areas covered in each class will be: Relaxation, Sensory Awareness, Movement, Voice and Improvisation.

Fundamentals & Improvisation: (see School Year 2016-2017 schedule)
Students in this class will use their actor’s tool box and work on a more detailed improvisational level (improvisational games and character creation), leading into actual stage work, stagecraft, and development of characters from a script, and acting the script. Students will learn to share their work with an audience. Students will advance their improvisation skills.

Script Study & Scene Work: (see School Year 2016-2017 schedule)
Students in this class will be taught skills to use in presentation and on stage performance. Students will do exercises to strengthen the voice, learn how to use the voice to its best advantage and expand their use of it for interpretation through in-depth scripts and scene work with emphasis on creating a character, interpreting a script, working with a directorʼs vision, and how to present the role effectively on a stage.

Musical Theatre: (see School Year 2016-2017 Schedule) If your child is quite the little singer, dancer, or actor then this is the class for them! We will be learning how sing and to act through song with creative movement. They will be developing their own audition solo repertoire while they learn their vocal range and acting strengths. While developing their solo work they will also learn to share the stage in harmony with others in group numbers. Musical Theatre classes consist of 3 levels based on experience: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Improv Troupe: (see School Year 2016-2017 Schedule)
This class is perfect for upper elementary, middle schoolers, tweens and teens. Join this class to participate in comedy, meet new faces, make new friends and practice improvisational skills while having fun. Bring your friends along – this would be the best activity. Show your silly side and develop skills to promote cooperation through group activities.

Group Voice - Musical Style: (see School Year 2016-2017 Schedule)
Students discover their own voice through training and learn to express themselves and sing confidently in a solo and ensemble setting. Sing with an introductory knowledge of proper vocal technique. Read musical melodies and rhythms at sight, utilizing appropriate music symbols and terminology. Develop pitch and tone and proper breathing techniques. Improve understanding of musical style and interpretation, and music vocabulary. Musical Style voice lessons consist of 3 levels based on experience: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Film: (see School Year 2016-2017 Schedule)
In this class students will work as one group to produce a music video, short comedy/skit. The instructor will guide students through the process of script and dialog writing, staging and all other elements needed to produce a short video.

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