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Acting & Theatre Classes begin January 2017

Spring classes begin on Monday, January 30 and run through Saturday, May 6.  All classes will take place at our new home at 3732 Main Street. 

Many families will qualify for Scholarship Assistance.  Please call 816.531.4022 with any questions.


Creative Drama 

Does your little one like to act out stories and play pretend? Then this imaginative class is for them! Each week, students will take a journey to a faraway land. Children’s books, poems, costumes and props will be used to bring adventures to life. Teachers emphasize fun and students often lead the way. The final class will incorporate a sharing for parents to take part in the magic!

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 4-5 years  Creative Drama   Monday    5:00-5:50pm   Leslie Cady  $155
 6-7 years  Creative Drama   Monday    6:00-6:50pm   Leslie Cady  $155

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 

 


 

Beginning Acting

Imagination required!  In this dynamic class students will use theatre games and improvisational scene work to study the fundamentals of performance.  Warm-ups, vocal exercises, movement and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken the inner actor.  Students will learn the basics of rehearsing and performing simple scenes that will be shared with family and friends during the last class. 

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 7-9 years  Beginning Acting  Wednesday    5:00-5:50pm  Sarah Nickerson   $190

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 


 

Intermediate Acting 

In this class students will increase their knowledge of how to create a character for the stage. Voice and diction, character movement and improvisation will all be used to hone their acting skills.  The process of creating theatre will also be examined through the eyes of the playwright, director and designers. Come explore what makes someone else tick! Scene work will be shared with family and friends on the last day.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 9-12 years  Intermediate Acting    Wednesdays   6:00-6:50pm  Sarah Nickerson   $190

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 


 

Advanced Acting

Take your acting knowledge to the next level! In this advanced class students will increase their acting knowledge by practicing focus, listening, vocal techniques and defining character objectives. Classical and contemporary texts will be explored as students develop a deeper understanding of how to create a rich onstage performance. This class concludes with a showcase for family and friends.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 10 years and up Advanced Acting   Wednesday    7:00-7:50pm  Sarah Nickerson   $190

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 


 

Musical Theatre

Become a triple threat!  Students will sing, dance, and act their way into musical theatre.  Students will focus on scenes and popular songs from Broadway Musicals.  This creative and fun class teaches students how to combine the elements of musical theatre in an energetic and compelling manner.  The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 8-13 years  Musical Theatre   Saturdays     11:00-11:50am  Sarah Nickerson and Leslie Pollock   $190

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 


 

Behind the Scenes

NEW!  In this exciting, new class the process of creating theatre will be examined through the eyes of the designers. If your student wants to know what makes a play come to life, then this is the class for them. Students will explore set design, scene painting, costume design and stage make-up.  The class will conclude with a sharing of their work..

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
10 and up  Behind the Scenes   Thursdays     6:00-6:50pm  Paige Ahlenius and Brad Shaw   $205

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 


 

Improv Adventure

Improvisational techniques, performance skills, and imagination are all it takes to create hilarious comedy sketches and improv scenes. No scripts or props needed! Students will work with a professional teaching artist to develop their own comedic style and put it all together for a performance for family and friends. Improv classes have an additional performance opportunity at the Buffalo Room each semester.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
8-13 years  Improv Adventure    Saturdays    10:00-10:50am  John Mulvey    $190

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 


 

Advanced Improv

This advanced class will broaden students improvisational techniques and sketch comedy experiences. This class will teach quick thinking and teamwork all while creating unique and hilarious characters. Students will work with a professional teaching artist to develop their own comedic style and put it all together for a performance for family and friends. Improv classes have an additional performance opportunity at the Buffalo Room each semester.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
11 and up  Advanced Improv  Saturdays      11:00-11:50am  John Mulvey    $190

 

Online enrollment is now closed though some classes may have room for an additional student. Please call 816-531-4022 for more information. 

You might also like our Multi-Disciplinary Classes and our Theatre Performance Class



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