The acting and dramatic curriculum is designed to develop the actor as an individual artist and as an effective member of a creative ensemble. Each course draws from a continuum of specific techniques to develop the actor’s mind, voice, and body for a confident and honest performance before a live audience. Improvisation and scripted scenes provide fluency in the acting fundamentals of conflict, action, and given circumstances. As collaboration is essential to the creation of live theatre, the actor will develop skills of willingness and personal motivation, to listen and respond, to find creative solutions for problems as a member of a team, to confidently give voice to original ideas and grow their respect for the ideas of others.
The dance curriculum at Theatre 360 provides a solid technical foundation taught in a professional, nurturing environment. All of our students benefit from the structure and discipline of a progressive dance training program. Our dance courses are lead by a staff of talented, professional dancers, who are dedicated to helping their students achieve success as dancers and performers.
The voice curriculum is designed to introduce students to fundamental vocal techniques including breath control, phrasing, enunciation, interpretation, and presentation. In-class exercises will help refine and strengthen the student’s developing voice.
One of the most important tools of the actor is their voice. This class will help develop all things vocal: breathing, enunciation, projection and how the voice can change and be changed by acting choices. Learn how to develop a personal artistic identity and command attention. Students will build self-confidence by standing in front of others and by using their unique and precious voice. This class is structured so at the end of the session, students will have created and performed pieces showing off their new found vocal skills in singing and acting. Register here / Teaching Artist: Melissa Booey
Beginning Vocal Performance
Ages 10 & up
Monday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 19 for 9 weeks
Learn how to present yourself confidently singing alone and at auditions by building vocal skills, applying emotion, vocal control and musicality. In this class you will learn about creating a repertoire of unique audition material as well as educating you on classic and contemporary musicals, song choices, music cuts and coaching you in the ways of everything vocal and how to act the song. . Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates Accompanist: Sharon Kim
Intermediate Vocal Performance*
Ages 12 & up
Monday, 5:30-7:15pm Starts March 19 for 9 weeks
This class is geared toward serious-minded students who are willing to do the work and who strive to refine their vocal skills and creative expression. A vocal performance is more than just singing notes properly. In this class students will explore emotional and vocal nuances, vocal quality, healthy singing, and performance/audition techniques. Assignments are given on a weekly basis for students to select material best suited to them and perform in front of class to practice performing skills and learn to personalize that material. Students will walk away with unique and interesting songs with audition cuts as well as exercises and skills that will last a lifetime. This class will not only develop your self-confidence, vocal range and power, but it will provide you with the knowledge and skills to display your voice to its greatest potential. Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates Accompanist: Sharon Kim *Requires instructor approval. Limited enrollment.
Improv/Sketch Comedy Lab
Ages 8 to 12
Tuesday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 20 for 9 weeks
Improv is the art of instantly responding to ideas, people, places, and things. Improv opens you up to the power of being in the moment as an actor in class, rehearsal, and performance! Sketch Comedy is how SNL rolls! This class will be broken into 2 components; non-scripted Improv and scripted Sketch Comedy. Each class will start with Improv warm-ups, games and exercises building the tools for non-scripted fun! The students will then segue into exploring basic sketch comedy structures and the fundamentals of creating comedic characters while helping you build a library of your own sketches. By the end of the course students will have begun to develop a sketch portfolio and have a better understanding of the writing process for scripted scenes. Get the best of both worlds as you learn to spark humorous and spontaneous ideas while shaping them into strong characters and plots until you have a 5-star funny scene. Register here / Teaching Artist: Jessica Winward
Ages 9 & up
Tuesday, 5:00-6:00pm Starts March 20 for 9 weeks
Tap dancing is an exciting rhythmic dance form distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. This long time favorite style of dance has an esteemed Broadway reputation. In this tap class, students will learn and build on basic skills and fundamentals that increase rhythm, strength, and coordination. Dance attire and tap shoes are required. Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe
Ages 13 & up
Tuesday, 6:00-7:30pm Starts March 27 for 9 weeks
Building on skills developed in ACTING I, students will work deeper in learning to work truthfully from moment to moment. Through script and text analysis, character study, vocal and physical training, and improvisation students will further develop their performance technique as they pursue objectives and overcome obstacles. Along with acting skills students will develop techniques in creative thinking and public speaking. The ACTING II student will finish the class with further confidence in self and their newly honed talents. Like ACTING I students partner each other so regular attendance is a must. . Register here / Teaching Artist: Jessica Winward *Requires instructor approval
Ages 18 & up
Adult Tap dance class for beginning adult dancers. Tap is a great way to connect with rhythm, coordination, and performance. In each class students will learn new repertoire and choreography while listening to great music, get a good work out, and have a terrific time. Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates
Broadway Kids FULL!
Ages 6 to 10
Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 22 for 9 weeks
This singing class is for our younger set to sing their hearts out with Broadway showtunes. Students will learn proper breath control, proper placement, and work on developing their range as well as expanding their musical theatre knowledge. Students will get to pick from classic to contemporary songs developing individually their own confidence and showmanship. Once material is picked, students will perform individually each week developing good rehearsal techniques and performance confidence and skills. Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe – Limited enrollment.
Ages 11 & up
Thursday, 5:15 – 6:15pm Starts March 22 for 9 weeks
This class is designed to refine tap skills, while moving beyond the fundamentals of tap, and also focus on faster and more intricate footwork. Students will put the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations. The dancer at this level will develop speed, clarity, dynamics, and the ability to execute complex, rhythmic combinations. Tap shoes are required. Solid knowledge of tap basics required. Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates*Requires instructor approval.
Ages 11 & up
Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm Starts March 22 for 9 weeks
This course is aimed at providing the aspiring musical theatre performer with a foundation in movement. The student will get strong technique in ballet by learning fundamental exercises, basic ballet terminology, body alignment and movement control. This comprehensive technique is introduced through barre and center work. And the great thing is all of this is learned in a fun, fun, fun environment. The class will give the student-performer the essentials needed to tackle many dances found in Broadway musicals, and to discover possibilities of expression through movement. Dance attire and ballet shoes are required. Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates*Requires teacher approval
Ages 5 to 8
Friday, 4:00-5:00pm Starts March 23 for 9 weeks
Do you love to sing and dance? Do you aspire to wow the world as a triple threat? In this class you will learn fun, high energy songs from contemporary musicals. Through upbeat choreography and melodies, students will learn basic vocal and movement technique, and rehearsal and performance skills. Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe
Ages 9 to 14
Friday, 5:00-6:30pm Starts March 23 for 9 weeks
Learning to perform entertaining musical numbers for the older student. Like GLEEKS! I, students will study and learn choreography and music from contemporary musicals. Students will also explore various Broadway character-types and development their own characters through song and dance. Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe
Ages 3 to 5
Saturday, 9:30-10:30am Starts March 24 for 9 weeks
Have you ever watched your child pick up a seashell and become the Ruler of the Ocean? Your child is pretending—a powerful tool for building skills in many essential developmental areas. Young children learn by imagining and doing, and in this fun class your child will learn social skills and problem solving while discovering the tools of an actor: body, voice and imagination. Take magical journeys to the bottom of the ocean or to the farthest star and gain an appreciation of the arts. You can go anywhere through the enchantment of the Magic Bag! Register here / Teaching Artist: Melissa Booey
Story Book Theatre
Ages 5 to 8
Saturday, 10:30-11:30am Starts March 24 for 9 weeks
Take moments from some of the world’s most beloved stories. Add acting exercises, craft projects and lots of imagination and you get an exciting, dramatic stage presentation of what once existed only on the page. You’ll gain skills in vocal projection, characterization, listening skills, and social collaboration. Have fun participating in theatre games and sharing a story with other students. You’ll build not only self-confidence but create a theatrical mini-masterpiece! Register here / Teaching Artist: Melissa Booey
Beginning Theatre Dance
Ages 9 & up
Saturday, 9:30-11:00am Starts March 24 for 9 weeks
Today’s successful actor must not only act but also move. This class focuses on developing the newer dancer’s placement, technique and theatre dance vocabulary. Each student will learn how to express themselves through movement while gaining a strong background in theatre dance that can be utilized in upcoming auditions and productions. Students leaving this class will feel more confident in their own abilities to move well while having a really great time! Register here / Teaching Artist: Margaret Pett
Ages 9 to 14
Saturday, 9:30-11:00am Starts March 24 for 9 weeks
This is a scene study class where students will learn the fundamentals of acting by focusing on dramatic and comedic scene study. Students will rehearse with each other and develop their skills in listening and reacting. They will also learn such essential skills as stage directions, blocking notation, memorization tips, character objective and choices, and stage presence. Each student will walk away more confident with themselves and their talents. Because students partner with each other regular attendance is a must. Register here / Teaching Artist: Erin Norlie
Sing. Act. Dance.
Ages 9 & up
Saturday, 11:00-12:30pm Starts March 24 for 9 weeks
Learn how to make the magic happen from rehearsal through performance! This class will take you through the 3 key elements of musical theatre, from scene to song to dance. Small groups numbers will help students develop both as individuals and collaboratively as they work with scene and song partners. Stage performance basics, vocal instruction, and choreography will be taught, while fine tuning performance styles and teaching students the importance of conveying emotion, character, and commitment to acting as it applies to all elements of musical theatre. Because students partner with each other regular attendance is a must.Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe