SPRING 2017

March 20 – June 3

No Classes April 10 – 15

You can also view our Spring Brochure here: Printable Spring Brochure 2017

ACTING & DRAMATIC ARTS

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.

Magic Bag FULL! Ages 3 to 5 Saturday, 9:30-10:30am Starts March 25 for 10 weeks $200
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: Joanna Burt

 

Acting II* Ages 13 & up Saturday, 11:00-12:45pm Starts March 25 for 10 weeks. $350
Building on skills developed in ACTING I, students will work deeper in learning to work truthfully from moment to moment. Through script analysis, repetition, 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: Whitney LaBarge *Requires instructor approval

 

Story Book Theatre FULL! Ages 5 to 8 Saturday, 10:30-11:30am Starts March 25 for 10 weeks. $200
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: Joanna Burt

 

Acting I Ages 9 to 14 Saturday, 9:30-11:30am Starts March 25 for 10 weeks. $375
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. Please also note when scheduling that this class has homework components such as: character analysis, reading scripts, and learning lines.  Register here / Teaching Artist: Cristian Guerrero

 

Basic Acting Ages 9 to 14 Monday, 6:00-7:30pm Starts March 20 for 10 weeks. $300
Before you can fly you must learn to walk. If you’re interested in acting for the stage, BASIC ACTING is a fun, safe way to develop your talents. You’ll learn interesting theatre activities while discovering acting essentials like stage directions and terminology; vocal projection and body language; and how an actor creates and becomes a character. You’ll then use these essentials to work on monologues. When you finish this class you won’t be a basic actor anymore. Please note that there will be some out-of-class work  for this class such as memorization.  Register here / Teaching Artist: Jessica Winward

 

Combo Class Acting/Voice Ages 5 to 8 Monday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 20 for 10 weeks. $300
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: Joanna Burt

 

Improv/Sketch Comedy FILLING UP! Ages 8 to 12 Tuesday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 21 for 10 weeks. $300
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

 

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Ages 9 & up Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm Starts March 21 for 10 weeks. $200
Want to learn how to perform, memorize, and analyze the most famous playwright of all time? Of course you do!This class will teach you scansion, memorization, voice, and diction of some of the most famous Shakespearean texts and maybe even a couple of Shakespearean insults. We will study and perform scenes and each student will leave with rehearsed, memorized, and polished Shakespearean monologues! Register here /Teaching Artist: Jessica Winward

DANCE

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.

Ballet All Levels  Ages 11 & up Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm Starts March 23 for 10 weeks. $300
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

 

Beginning Broadway Dance Ages 8 to 12 Monday, 5:30-6:30pm Starts March 20 for 10 weeks. $200
Do you see yourself dancing in the limelight on Broadway? In this class students will learn the beginnings of how to become a Broadway dancer! To be a Broadway dancer you need knowledge, hard work, passion, and practice..practice..practice! Students will get the opportunity to practice and develop many ‑different styles of dance in this class. Ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theater steps will be broken down and taught through across the floor work and dance combinations all while listening to great show tunes. Watch yourself develop your skill set, confidence, and performance artistry in Broadway dance class! Teaching Artist: Joanna Burt

 

Beginning Theatre Dance Ages 9 & up Saturday, 9:30-11:00am Starts March 25 for 10 weeks. $300
Today’s successful actor must not only act but also move. This class focuses on learning movement and applying it to acting. Take control of your body and learn expression through movement. Students will learn strong concentration in basic dance technique yet have a great time! Dance attire is required. Register here / Teaching Artist: Margaret Pett

 

Teen Tap Ages 11 & up Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm Starts March 23 for 10 weeks. $200
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 1 year minimum of tap; Based on teacher approval.  Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates

 

Hip Hop Ages 8 & up Saturday, 11:45-12:45pm Starts March 25 for 10 weeks. $200
Want to be a contemporary actor? The big hit on Broadway this year is HAMILTON—a musical that requires all the actors to call upon their hip hop skills. Be prepared for anything Broadway throws at you and broaden your appeal to directors by mastering contemporary movement. Students in this high-energy class will learn the basic vocabulary and variations of break dancing, locking, and popping. The student will then develop the freedom to improvise with what they’ve learned. Rap is something you do. Hip hop is something you live. Register here / Teaching Artist: Joanna Burt

 

Adult Tap Ages 18 & up Monday, 7:15-8:15pm Starts March 20 for 9 weeks. $180
Adult Tap dance class for basic to 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

 

SINGING

The Voice Department 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. All voice classes teach: – Warm-up exercises – Correct posture – Basic vowel sounds and correct articulation – Relaxation exercises – Improving placement, volume, vocal range, dynamics – Developing basic music theory – Stage presentation

Gleeks! I FULL! Ages 5 to 8 Friday, 4:00-5:00pm Starts March 24 for 10 weeks. $200
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

 

Gleeks! II  Ages 9 to 14 Friday, 5:00-6:30pm Starts March 24 for 10 weeks. $300
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 develop their own characters through song and dance. Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe

 

Intermediate Vocal Performance* FULL! Ages 11 & up Monday, 5:00-7:00pm Starts March 20 for 10 weeks. $385
This class is for the dedicated student who strives to refine their vocal skills. A vocal performance is more than just singing notes properly. In this class students will explore emotional and vocal nuances, vocal quality, and performance/audition techniques. On a weekly basis students must select material best suited to them, and then learn to personalize that material. This class will not only develop your vocal range and power, but it will provide you with the knowledge and skills to display your voice to its greatest potential. Accompanist provided. Please note when scheduling that this class has weekly assignments/homework that must be completed in order to experience the full potential of the class. Register here / Teaching Artist: Devon Yates*Requires instructor approval. **Limited enrollment**

 

Combo Class Acting/Voice Ages 5 to 8 Monday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 20 for 10 weeks. $300
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: Joanna Burt

 

Broadway Kids FULL! Ages 6 to 10 Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm Starts March 23 for 10 weeks. $300
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. Register here / Teaching Artist: Kelsey O’Keeffe **Limited enrollment**