Education Class and Camp Listing

    

         

                   

         

SESSION DATES 2017-2018
SUMMER SESSION: June 11 - August 17, 2018
FALL SESSION: September 17 - November 17, 2018
WINTER SESSION: January 22 - March 25, 2019
SPRING SESSION: April 8 - May 18, 2019


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.
Academic Year Information:
  • Core Classes for Age 2-5 and Grades K-1 emphasize creative discovery through art and imagination. Students explore story, expression, and play through a multi-lens approach including visual art, movement, books, and song.
  • Core Classes for Grades 2-12 tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment. Offerings include acting, playwriting, improv, musical theatre, and more.
  • For those seriously considering a future in the arts, Pre-Professional Training courses are offered for intermediate and advanced students in Grades 4-12. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere.
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.**


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


<i>Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical</i> Audition Workshop (Ages 10-17)
CTC is looking for actors age 10-17 for our mainstage production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical and Theatre Arts Training can help you prep your audition. This 2-hour workshop tailored to Matilda gives young actors a leg up on the competition. Work with a vocal coach to learn the musical selection required to audition, a choreographer who will lead students through a sample dance-call, and an acting teacher to coach students in key components of selling the audition. Finally, meet with CTC staff to gain insight into our audition process and ask your most burning questions. Please note: attending the audition workshop does not secure an audition slot nor does it guarantee being cast in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. For information on the show and to sign up for an audition visit our Audition Page.

Date: August 15, 2018
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Camp ID: AW-MA19
Tuition: $50


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, annual spring showcase, mentorship from CTC artists, college audition preparation, and 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
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 3: The Classics (Grades 9-12) *Pre-Professional*
Build on the skills you learned in Acting 2 as you apply high-level acting technique to classical scripts. Each session will delve into a different classical style (such as Greek tragedy and Commedia dell'Arte) or playwright (such as William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, and Henrik Ibsen). Gain the specificity and authenticity required to successfully bring classical texts and characters to life.

Prerequisite: at least two sessions of Acting 2 (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 are 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 – 7pm
Class ID: 194
Fall Tuition: $215 / Winter Tuition: $215 (Fall and Winter only)

4-Week Intensive:
Class Days and Times: Mondays 5 – 8pm
Class ID: 194
Spring Dates: April 8 – 29, 2019
Spring Tuition: $215 (Spring only)


Senior Company Show (Grades 9-12) *Pre-Professional*
BY AUDITION ONLY
Anon(ymous) by Naomi Izuka
A timely and modern adaptation of Homer's Odyssey, Anon(ymous) tells the story of a teen refugee navigating the unexpected people, dangers, and joys found in the United States.

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 are 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 6, and Wednesday, September 12, from 4:30, from 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5:00 – 8:00pm starting September 18, 2018
Tech/Dress: November 13 – 15, 4:30 – 9pm (subject to change as needed)

Performances:
November 15 at 7pm
November 16 at 7pm
November 17 at 7pm
November 18 at 2pm

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

Sign up to audition here.


Broadway Dance Sr. (Grades 9-12)
Learn the style of dance legends Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, and Kathleen Marshall, diving deep into a rich dance experience to master the secrets of Broadway's best. Each class begins with a conditioning ballet workout, followed by jazz and hip hop combinations; students will then apply techniques to musical theatre choreography.

Prerequisite: previous dance training

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 291
Fall Tuition: $215 (Fall only)


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 11:15am – 12:45pm
Class ID: 691
Fall Tuition: $215 / Winter Tuition: $215 / Spring Tuition: $145


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 storylines.

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 293
Winter Tuition: $215 (Winter only)

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 2:30 – 4pm
Class ID: 692
Fall Tuition: $215 (Fall only)


College Audition Preparation (Grades 9-12) *Pre-Professional*
Hear from industry professionals about best-practice in audition preparation in a lecture-style setting. For hands-on coaching, check out our private coaching options.

Day: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 2 – 3:30pm
Class ID: AW1
Tuition: $50


Acting 2 (Grades 9-12) *Pre-Professional*
Build on the skills you learned in Acting 1 by applying vocabulary and technique to scripted material. Delve deep into next-level acting skills as you analyze text for objectives, stakes, obstacles, tactics, and playable actions.

Prerequisite: at least two session 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 are 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.

4-Week Intensives:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 693
Fall Dates: October 27 – November 17, 2018
Winter Dates: March 2 – 23, 2019
Fall Tuition: $215 / Winter Tuition: $215 (Fall and Winter only)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5 – 8pm
Class ID: 294
Spring Dates: April 9 – 30
Spring Tuition: $215 (Spring only)


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: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 292
Winter Tuition: $215 (Winter only)


Preparing a Monologue (Grades 4-12) *Pre-Professional*
Hear from industry professionals about best-practice in audition preparation in a lecture-style setting. For hands-on coaching, check out our private coaching options.

Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 1 – 2:30pm
Class ID: AW2
Tuition: $50


Preparing for a Musical Theatre Audition (Grades 4-12) *Pre-Professional*
Hear from industry professionals about best-practice in audition preparation in a lecture-style setting. For hands-on coaching, check out our private coaching options.

Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 2:30 – 4pm
Class ID: AW3
Tuition: $50


Mainstage Musical Theatre Boot Camp (Grades 4-12) *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. The age range of this course is intentionally reflective of the typical casting for mainstage productions at CTC, so that students will be able to practice collaborating in an ensemble with a wide age range. Students are expected to 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 are 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: Tuesdays 5 – 7:30pm
Class ID: 242
Spring Tuition: $335 (Spring Only)


Musical Theatre Intensive (Grades 9-12) *Pre-Professional*
Work with a choreographer and vocal coach to learn how to seamlessly combine healthy vocal production with dance combinations while convincingly acting the part. Challenge all three skills in the execution of ensemble numbers from beloved musicals.

Prerequisite: at least one session of Broadway Dance and one session of Broadway Voice, at any age level (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 are 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.

4-Week Intensive:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 694
Spring Dates: April 13 – May 4
Spring Tuition: $235 (Spring only)