2019 Fall Classes

 

SUNDAYS

Class: Adult Acting Workshop 
Age: 18 & up
Time: 7:00-7:50pm 
Instructor: Don Shook
Description: Students in The Actors’ Workshop will become better performers through the principles of imagination, controlled release of inhibitions, and common sense. Students work on techniques for developing individual talents without trying to “sacrifice the personality in lieu of the method.” With individual attention applied to individual abilities, the student and teacher attempt to discover and emphasize what works and diminish what doesn’t. Monologues, scene study, voice and articulation, character development, improvisation and audition techniques are incorporated to help make each student the best performer they can be.

MONDAYS

Class: Kids Acting Company 
Age: 8 – 12
Time: 4:30-5:20pm
Instructor: Faith Melton
Location: Studio 1301
Description: This company of students will study the art of acting through monologues and scenes. Students will learn and practice the physical, vocal, and imaginative skills necessary for the stage. We welcome students from all acting levels and experiences. Students should be prepared to challenge themselves while also discovering the joys of acting.
*For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement. No flip flops, please.

Class: Young Actors Studio 
Age: 13-18
Time: 5:30-6:20pm
Instructor: Faith Melton
Location: Studio 1301
Description: Calling young actors of all levels! This class will provide the opportunity for students to be pushed out their comfort zones, try new things, and mold their craft. Students will work on growth in their acting abilities through monologues, scenes, and ACTivities.
*For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement. No flip-flop, please.

Class: Beginning Tap 
Age: 8 – 18
Time: 5:00-5:50pm
Instructor: Jadie Phelps
Location: Rehearsal Hall
Description: This is an introduction to the basics of tap. This class will teach students the fundamentals of tap as well as tap terminology and combinations.
*For class, please wear modest clothing comfortable enough to move in. Tap shoes are preferred. No flip-flops, please.

Class: Dance Technique (June 6th-July 11th) 
Age: 8 & up
Time: 6:00-6:50pm
Instructor: Jadie Phelps
Location: Rehearsal Hall
Description: Need to become a more technical dancer? This class is specifically designed to help strengthen your techniques in dance. Students will learn the proper skills to become more flexible, better at turning, stronger in their leaps, and many other forms of technique. This class will be very focused on each student’s ability, making every individual a stronger dancer.
*For class, please wear modest clothing comfortable enough to move in. No flip-flops, please.

TUESDAYS

Class: Baby Ballet
Age: 5-7
Time: 4:00-4:50
Instructor: Faith Melton
Location: Rehearsal Hall
Description: Learn the basics of ballet! The fundamental building blocks to a lifetime of dance will be covered in this new course!
*For class, please wear modest clothing comfortable enough to move in. Ballet shoes preferred. No flip flops, please.

Class: Broadway Babies Musical Theatre 
Age: 5 – 7
Time: 5:00-5:50pm
Instructor: Faith Melton
Location: Rehearsal Hall
Description: This class is for the future Broadway stars! Students will learn the beginning basics of musical theatre. This class is designed to teach and introduce the fundamentals of musical theatre. These students will begin the process of learning how to perform in front of an audience. Each student will have the opportunity to gain confidence, character, and growth through scenes, games, and activities.
*For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement.

WEDNESDAYS

Class: Daytime Acting
Age: 8-18
Time: 2:00-2:50pm
Instructor: Mikayla Lewis and Bradley Cole McKinney
Location: Studio 1301
Description: The same material covered in our Acting  classes at a time of day for more students to get involved. The basics of acting will be covered in this course! 
*For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement.

Class: “Broadway Bound” Musical Theatre for Kids 
Age: 8 – 12
Time: 4:30-5:20pm
Instructor: Mikayla Lewis and Bradley Cole McKinney
Location: Studio 1301
Description: All experience levels welcome! This class will prepare you to become a triple-threat on the stage. Students will be given the opportunity to act, dance, and sing in solo, duet, and ensemble numbers. This is the beginning process to be “Broadway Bound.” Come energized and ready to grow as a performer!
*For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement. No flip flops, please.

Class: “Broadway Bound” Musical Theatre for Young Adults
Age: 13 – 18
Time: 5:30-6:20pm
Instructor: Mikayla Lewis and Bradley Cole McKinney
Location: Studio 1301
Description: All experience levels welcome! This class will prepare you to become a triple-threat on the stage. Students will be given the opportunity to act, dance, and sing in solo, duet, and ensemble numbers. This is the beginning process to be “Broadway Bound.” Come energized and ready to grow as a performer!
*For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement. No flip flops, please.

Class: Intro to Ballet
Age: 14 and up
Time: 5:30-6:20pm
Instructor: Stephanie Simmons
Location: Studio 1301
Description: Accepting all levels of dance ability and training, this class will cover the basics of ballet and dance technique! 
Be ready to work, have fun, and challenge yourself! *For class, students should wear clothes appropriate for movement.

THURSDAYS

Class: Intermediate/Advanced Tap 
Age: 8 – 18
Time: 5:00-5:50pm
Instructor: Jadie Phelps
Location: Rehearsal Hall
Description: Do you have experience in tap and want to further your tap knowledge? Then this class is the one for you. Students will continue to learn tap skills/techniques, studying the more advanced steps. They will learn more terminology, harder combinations and be pushed to become a better tapper. Come enjoy this fun, exhilarating and challenging class.

Class: Adult Tap 
Age: 18 & up
Time: 6:00-6:50pm
Instructor: Jadie Phelps
Location: Rehearsal Hall
Description: This class welcomes tappers of all levels wishing to further their knowledge. Students will learn tap skills/techniques, terminology, and combinations to become a better tapper. If you have experience, this class will be sure to challenge you. If you don’t, it will provide a pace for you to learn from the beginning. Enroll if you want to take a fun and exhilarating class.
*For class, please wear modest clothing comfortable enough to move in. Tap shoes are preferred.

Class: Intro to Theater Technology
Age: 14 and up
Time: 5:00-5:50pm
Instructor: Devon Kleine
Location: Opera House
Description: This class is for beginners to all things backstage as well as experienced technicians looking to further their skills. In this class you will learn the beginnings of sound, lights, and set construction alongside professional Theater technicians.  

FRIDAYS

Class: Beginning Music Theatre Dance 
Ages: 8 – 18
Time: 4:30-5:20pm
Instructor: Jennie Jermaine
Location: Studio 1301
Description: This class is for students who are new and beginning their musical theatre journey. In this class, students will learn different styles of musical theatre combinations from Broadway hits! Just starting out? We welcome everyone to come and join the fun!
*For class, please wear modest clothing comfortable enough to move in. Jazz shoes are preferred. No flip-flops, please.

Class: Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theatre Dance 
Age: 8-18
Time: 5:30-6:20pm
Instructor: Jennie Jermaine
Location: Studio 1301
Description: This class is for more experienced musical theatre students. This class is for students who would like to further their musical theatre dance experience and help prepare for musical auditions. In this class, students will learn different styles of musical theatre combinations from Broadway! Be prepared to work hard and have a great time!

Class: Beginning Adult Musical Theatre Dance 
Age: 18 and up
Time: 5:00-5:50pm
Instructor: Stephanie Simmons
Location: Studio 1301
Description: This class is for adult students of all dance levels who would like to further their musical theatre dance experience and help prepare for musical auditions. In this class, students will learn different styles of musical theatre combinations from Broadway! Be prepared to work hard and have a great time!

Class: Intermediate/Advanced Adult Musical Theatre Dance 
Age: 18 and up
Time: 6:00-6:50pm
Instructor: Stephanie Simmons
Location: Studio 1301
Description: This class is for experienced adult dance students who would like to further their musical theatre dance experience and help prepare for musical auditions. In this class, students will learn different styles of musical theatre combinations from Broadway! Be prepared to work hard and have a great time!

JUNIE B JONES JR THE MUSICAL

Register for this class

AGES: 10-18

AUDITIONS: Tuesday August 13th, 5:00pm-6:30pm 1301 W Pearl St
– Every student in this class will be cast in our production of the hour musical, JUNIE B JONES JR, performing November 15-17 onstage at the Opera House! Like all Theatre Academy auditions, every student that auditions will be cast. Auditions are simply to determine what every student will do within the show.

CLASS DATES:
5pm-6:30pm at GTC Studio 1301
8/13 (Auditions), 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5,
5:00pm-7:00pm (tech week)
11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, November 15 – 7:30pm
Saturday, November 16 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, November 17 – 2:00pm

ATTENDANCE:
With the fast moving nature of this class, we need to enforce a somewhat stricter attendance policy than other classes. If a student misses more than once their position in the cast will be in jeopardy. This class will culminate in 4 full blown performances, and we need every cast member present to ensure quality. Emergencies do happen, we need to specify that is not what we are referring to. We simply need to ensure that attendance becomes a priority so that the quality of the show does not suffer due to students being habitually absent.

COST:
Cost (If registered before May 31): $220 per student
*Additional siblings may attend for $110 per sibling.
A PayPal invoice will be sent to you within 2 business days.

As to the age restriction of this class, we will be offering a very similar performance class for our younger students in the spring, and we want to give performances opportunities to each age group.

Our Fall semester begins September 9th and run through December 3rd.

There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Every applicable class will present a short performance in our Fall Showcase on December 3rd.

**WE WILL HAVE A NEW ADULT SHOWCASE ON MONDAY DECEMBER 2ND!**
Adult dance and acting classes will still perform on the showcase on the 3rd, this new showcase will be primarily for the Acting classes to present longer and more comprehensive performances.

Please select the class/classes you are interested in taking this Fall! Full descriptions of each class are available on our website for your reference. All Academy classes are $180/student with a 50% discount available for those registering siblings or for those registering for more than one class. Once we have received your submission, we will calculate your total amount due and send you the link to our PayPal account to process payment! Payment plans are available. Please submit one form for each student enrolling.

All Classes will be held in either the Rehearsal Hall upstairs at the Opera House at 133 E Pearl St
OR our new Studio 1301 at 1301 W Pearl St.

DANCE CLASSES: For all Dance Classes featuring a “Beginning” or “Intermediate/Advanced” designation in the title, please sign up your student for the class you feel they belong in, but if we need to make a change, we will place the students in a different dance level if their ability is noticeably beyond or below the other enrolled students in that class. This is not to separate good dancers from bad dancers, or an A Team from a B Team. This is to put our students in a class level that is appropriate for them to learn and the teachers to teach. One semester of “Beginning” does not qualify you for being in the Intermediate class, the next semester. It takes TIME, for the body to adapt to dancing. If the appropriate level does not fit with your schedule, we also offer private dance lessons.