Education Class and Camp Listing

    

         

                   

              

SESSION DATES 2017-2018
FALL SESSION: September 18-November 18, 2017
WINTER SESSION: January 16-March 19, 2018
SPRING SESSION: April 9-May 19, 2018
SUMMER SESSION: June 11 - August 17, 2018


Summer Information:
  • Grades refer to Fall 2018
  • AM and PM summer camps may be purchased together to create a full day which includes a supervised lunch hour. Please note, this option is not available for Ages 4-5 camps.
  • Extended Care is available for students in Camps for Grades K-12
  • Which camp is right for me?
    • Imagination Adventure camps focus on dramatic play to explore characters, settings and themes with an interdisciplinary approach, including visual art, movement, books and music.
    • World Premiere camps focus on creating original scenes or plays through acting exercises, group brainstorm and improvisation.
    • Musical Jam camps bring stories to life through musical theatre. Students will devise a musical with original songs, choreography and characters.
    • StageCraft camps use visual art such as puppets, scenery creation or props as a starting point for theatrical creation. Tuition includes a supply fee.
    • Showtime camps rehearse and perform from existing scripts and/or musical scores.
    • Actor’s Lab camps focus on technique-based exercises to strengthen ensemble and individual craft.
Classes and camps are listed by date.
**Please note, after the first class meeting you will need to call the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400 to register.**


Acting 1 (Grades 9-12)
Develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through improvisation and short scenes, use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships and pursue objective. We recommend students take this class more than once, as this training builds the foundation for many of our higher level courses.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 12:45-2:15pm
Class ID: 691
Fall Tuition: $215 / Winter Tuition: $215 / Spring Tuition: $145


Mainstage Musical Theatre Boot Camp (Grades 9-12) (*Pre-Professional*)
This fast-paced interdisciplinary training program focuses on the in-depth musical theatre performance skills required for student actors performing on CTC’s mainstage. With an emphasis on learning, retaining and performing choreography and song, this course models the rigor, dedication and etiquette expected in professional rehearsal spaces. Students should have a foundation in basic ballet and jazz vocabulary and technique. It is pre-requisite that students have a mastery of pitch, projection and diction. Students will be held to a high standard for focus, stamina, and work ethic. Enrollment in this boot camp does not guarantee casting in a mainstage production.

Our Pre-Professional Training courses are for intermediate and advanced students seriously considering a future in the arts. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere. Students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and independence and will be held to a high standard for focus, work ethic, attendance and punctuality.

Winter Days and Dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 13-14
Winter Times: 9am-4pm
Class ID: MBC9
Winter Tuition: $335

Spring Days and Dates: Tuesdays, April 10-May 15
Spring Times: 5-7:30pm
Class ID: MBC9


Acting for the Camera (Grades 9-12)
Make the transition from stage to film! Gain invaluable tools for understanding the subtle mannerisms that are critical for on-camera work. Learn to read, prepare for and perform commercial auditions with professional input, direction and feedback.

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm
Class ID: 291
(Winter Only) Winter Tuition: $215


Broadway Dance Sr. (Grades 9-12)
Begin with a conditioning ballet workout, followed by jazz and hip hop combinations, and then apply skills to musical theatre and tap choreography. Learn the choreography of legends Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Kathleen Marshall, diving deep into a rich dance experience to master the secrets of Broadway's best.
Prerequisite: previous dance training

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 2:30-4:00pm
Class ID: 692W
(Winter Only) Winter Tuition: $215


Acting 2: Scene Study (Grades 9-12) (*Pre-Professional*)
Build on the skills you learned in Acting 1 while applying vocabulary and technique to scripted material. Delve deep into next level acting skills as you learn to analyze text for objectives, stakes, obstacles, tactics and playable actions.
Prerequisite: at least two sessions of Acting 1 (or by audition).

Our Pre-Professional Training courses are for intermediate and advanced students seriously considering a future in the arts. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere. Students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and independence and will be held to a high standard for focus, work ethic, attendance and punctuality.

Class Days and Times: Mondays 5:30-7:00pm
Class ID: 193
Fall Tuition: $215 / Winter Tuition: $215 / Spring Tuition: $145


Musical Theatre Sr. (Grades 9-12)
Work with a choreographer and vocal coach to strengthen dance technique and vocal quality while portraying emotional range and depth of character. Challenge all three skills in the execution of ensemble and solo numbers from beloved musicals.
Prerequisite: previous musical theatre training

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 2:30-4:00pm
Class ID: 692S
(Spring Only) Spring Tuition: $165


Actor's Lab: Musical Theatre from <i>Hamilton</i> and Acting (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Challenge yourself with two classes in one week! Spend half the day in Acting, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, utilizing tactics and creating dynamic characters. In Musical Theatre, work with a voice teacher and choreographer to strengthen vocal technique and expand dance skills to songs from Tony Award winning Hamilton.

Days: June 11-15
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: H-F91
Tuition: $315


Actor's Lab: Acting Master Class (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Sharpen and refine your acting technique and performance skills in this master class designed to challenge intermediate and experienced actors. There is no final sharing; removing the pressure of an audience allows the faculty to focus on each student’s development and our students to hone their skills for use in future performances. Previous non-performance acting training recommended.

Days: June 18-22
Times: 9am-12pm
Camp ID: A-A92
Tuition: $210


Showtime: Shakespearean Death Scenes (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Poisoned daggers, venomous snakes, wine barrel drownings and more – nobody does pain and death quite like William Shakespeare. Exploring scenes ranging from the tragic downfalls of heroes to the slapstick pratfalls of clowns, delve into the best of the Bard's verbal sparring and physical violence.

Days: June 18-22
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: S-F72
Tuition: $290


Actor's Lab: Swords, Swords, Swords (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Learn basic stage combat sword techniques and how to apply them to a scene. Student will be given choreography, a script and the tools to be able to perform believably and safely. If you have ever wanted to do the sword fight from The Princess Bride or The Three Musketeers, this class is for you!

Days: June 18-22
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: S-P92
Tuition: $210


Showtime: Broadway… Right Now! (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Refine musical theatre acting, voice and dance skills by staging musical numbers from the 2017-2018 Broadway Season such as Mean Girls, Prince of Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen and more.

Days: June 25-29
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: B-F93
Tuition: $290


Showtime: She Kills Monsters (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Through a combination of scene work and fight choreography, students will gain acting and stage combat skills while working with the play She Kills Monsters in a workshop setting. Agnes, grieving the death of her teenage sister, finds her Dungeons & Dragons notebook and blunders into an action adventure quest of discovery.

Days: June 25-29
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: S-F73
Tuition: $315


Musical Jam (Fully Accessible) (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Use theatre and play to connect! Create an original musical theatre piece through acting games, music, movement and art. While every one of our programs welcome students of all abilities, this camp is specifically designed to accommodate and serve students who don't rely on verbal communication, those who process information in a variety of ways and those with differing levels of mobility. (If a student requires a one-on-one caregiver during school hours, an adult caregiver needs to attend camp.) We welcome students of all abilities to participate in this camp!

Days: June 25-29
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: M-P73
Tuition: $250


Musical Jam: Fairy Tales: An LGBTQ-usical (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Ever wished that the damsels in distress could ride off into the sunset together? Or that Prince Charming preferred a ball gown to his suit of armor? Create a musical adaptation of three classic fairytales reflecting LGBTQ themes and stories on stage.

Days: July 30 – August 3
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: F-F97
Tuition: $290


Senior Showcase: The Odyssey (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Troy has fallen, Odysseus has sailed away and Penelope awaits the return of her husband while suitors clamber to make her their bride. A beggar arrives at the castle claiming news of Odysseus' adventures with cyclops, sirens and a powerful sorceress. As Penelope and her son listen, they are faced with ugly truths about war, family and the man they both cherish.

Theatre Arts Training’s performance opportunities are specifically designed for students who have a demonstrated commitment to their craft as performers and display a positive attitude in their work. Students work with like-minded peers and industry professionals to produce a play. The Senior Showcase performs on our Cohen Stage.

Dates: July 30 – August 10
Times: 9am-4pm
Tuition: $550
Performances: August 10, Times TBD


Actor's Lab: Dance Boot Camp (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Focus on the essential dance styles of ballet, jazz and modern to develop a well-rounded dance vocabulary and the stamina to handle the rehearsal process. Dancers will be exposed to a range of movement disciplines with a focus on technical ability, style and physical expression demanded by leading professional choreographers. Previous dance training recommended.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 9am-12pm
Camp ID: D-A99
Tuition: $210


Actor's Lab: Improv Boot Camp (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Five days of intense, fast-paced improvisation for those who want a total immersion into the challenge of creative freedom. Think faster, make stronger choices and increase your confidence as you learn to trust your instincts.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 9am-12pm
Camp ID: I-A79
Tuition: $210


Actor's Lab: Acting for the Camera (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Make the transition from stage to film! Gain invaluable tools for understanding the subtle mannerisms that are critical for on-camera work. Learn to read, prepare for and perform commercial auditions with professional input, direction and feedback.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: A-P79
Tuition: $210


Actor's Lab: Vocal Boot Camp (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
An immersion into five genres of singing: Jazz, Classical, Rock/Pop, Musical Theatre and R&B. Experiment with new styles of singing while studying the techniques and tools of recording artists and stage performers. Each vocalist will have the opportunity to work as part of an ensemble and as a soloist. Previous vocal training recommended.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: V-P99
Tuition: $210