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Education Class and Camp Listing

    

         

                   

              

SESSION DATES 2017-2018
SUMMER SESSION: June 12 - August 18, 2017
FALL SESSION: September 18-November 18, 2017
WINTER SESSION: January 16-March 19, 2018
SPRING SESSION: April 9-May 19, 2018


Summer Information:
  • Grades refer to Fall 2017
  • 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?
    • - Literary camps use existing books as inspiration
    • - Craft camps emphasize elements of visual art such as puppets, scenery creation, or costume design
    • - Musical camps emphasize elements of singing, dancing, or both
    • - Imagination camps focus on creative play and dramatic discovery to explore characters, settings, and themes
    • - Devising camps focus on generating original scenes or plays
    • - Rehearsal camps rehearse and perform from existing scripts and/or scores
    • - Technique camps focus on skill-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.**


Institute (Grades 9-12) (*Pre-Professional*)
BY AUDITION ONLY
This four-year program prepares young actors for college and professional theatre careers. Highlights include: intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, an annual spring showcase, mainstage audition opportunities, mentorship from Peter Brosius and other CTC artists, college audition preparation and a capstone project tailored to student's strengths and learning goals.

For complete information visit childrenstheatre.org/institute

Class Days and Times: Mondays 5:00-8:00pm
Class ID: 195
Annual Tuition: $2000 (Financial Aid Available)
Tuition includes: Fall and Winter Cohort Acting Class, one elective (to be taken fall, winter, spring, or summer), and the spring showcase
Sign up to audition here.


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


Senior Company Show (Grades 9-12) (*Pre-Professional*)
BY AUDITION ONLY
Devising Gender: An Exploration of Art and Identity
What is gender and how does it impact life? Use theatre to discuss themes of gender, sexuality and other intersectional aspects of identity while learning a multitude of approaches to devising original work. Centered in contemporary and historical queer art movements, participants will use found images, objects, audio and texts to generate a performance of solo and group vignettes. We especially encourage queer-identified actors to audition, and we welcome allies to audition as well.

Led by transgender theatre artist Jay Eisenberg.

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.

Auditions: Thursday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 13 4:30-6:30pm.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5:00-8:00pm starting September 19
Tech/Dress: November 13-15, 4:30-9pm (subject to change as needed)

Performances:
November 16 at 7pm
November 17 at 7pm
November 18 at 7pm
November 19 at 2pm

Class ID: SC9
Tuition: $495 (financial aid available)

Auditions: Thursday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 13 4:30-6:30pm.
Sign up to audition here.


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


Broadway Voice Sr. (Grades 9-12)
Find out what it takes to be a successful musical theatre singer. Expand both your vocal and dramatic skills through solos, duets and ensemble singing from classic and contemporary Broadway songs. Connect your vocal skills to critical dramatic intention by focusing on songs as monologues and how the singer acts the song.
Prerequisite: previous voice training

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


Improv (Grades 9-12)
Make it up as you go! Learn to trust your instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly and spontaneously create original characters and story lines.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 2:30-4:00pm
Class ID: 693
(Fall Only) Fall Tuition: $215


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


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