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Acting & Theatre Classes begin September 2017

Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 5th and run through Saturday, December 9th.  All classes will take place at our 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  $161
 6-7 years  Creative Drama   Monday    6:00-6:50pm   Leslie Cady  $161

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

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
 8-12 years  Beginning Acting     Wednesday    5:00-5:50pm  Sarah Nickerson     $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

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
 8-13 years  Intermediate Acting     Wednesdays      6:00-6:50pm    Sarah Nickerson      $198  

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

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
 8-12 years  Musical Theatre   Saturdays     10:00-10:50am    Sarah Nickerson and Leslie Pollock   $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

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. 

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
8-12 years  Improv Adventure    Saturdays    10:00-10:50am    John Mulvey    $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

Intermediate Improv

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. 

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
8-13 years  Improv Adventure    Saturdays    11:00-11:50am  John Mulvey    $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

Beginning Juggling

NEW! Students will work on traditional toss juggling with scarves and bean bags. As they gain proficiency, they will learn intermediate tricks and partner juggling. They will also explore a variety of other skill props including spinning plates, flower sticks, kendamas, and Chinese yo-yos (diabolos). 

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
10-18 years  Beginning Juggling     Mondays   6:00-6:50pm    Jay Cady         $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

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.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
11 and up  Advanced Improv    Saturdays      12:00-12:50pm    John Mulvey      $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

Teen Playwriting

Experienced teen writers and those new to the craft welcome. Students will explore different writing styles and genres while also sharing and giving constructive feedback to each other. The goal, by the end, will be to have staged readings of 10 minute and micro plays. 

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 11- 18  years  Teen Playwriting    Monday     7:00-7:50pm    Erika Baker      $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

Teen Filmmaking

Welcome to Film Class 101.  You will be working with Emmy nominated writer / producer / editor Sandy Woodson.  Sandy spent 17 years as a video and television producer for KCPT.  You will work in small groups and learn the basics of writing a script, scouting locations, creating a shot list, lighting, capturing audio, shooting and editing while creating your own 1 - 3 minute film.  

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 11-18 years   Teen Filmmaking   Tuesdays 7:00-7:50pm       Sandy Woodson     $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

Advanced Musical Theatre

NEW!  This class is for the returning Musical Theatre student who is ready to tackle more challenging material. Students will work on singing, dancing and scenework from Broadway Musicals that will stregthen their Musical Theatre abilities and prepare them for auditions. The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends. 

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
11-18 years   Advanced Musical Theatre      Saturdays      11:00-11:50am  Sarah Nickerson & Leslie Pollock     $198

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

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
11-18 years    Advanced Acting     Wednesdays     7:00-7:50pm  Sarah Nickerson      $198 

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE

 


 

Main Street Players

NEW!  This advanced acting class is for students who have already taken two or more acting (or performance) classes at KCYA and would like to have additional opportunities to perform. Class activities will include guest speakers from the KC acting community, audition workshops, musical theatre skill building, advanced scene work. Students will have performance opportunities outside of class.

 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
11 - 18 years    Main Street Players    Thursdays     6:00-6:50pm  Kara Armstrong    $210

 

Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE


 

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



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