Special Elective Sessions

Join us for some fun drop in classes- January 3-5, 2023

Special Elective Session 2023- week one

These stand-alone classes are designed for students who want to have fun and study a specific style/genre of theatre, design and dance

$20 per class. Want to take more than one class? Use the coupon code Drop10 to get 10 percent off.

Tuesday, January 3

3rd-6th grade – Julia Harris

Mystery of the Stolen Statue

A billionaire hosts a fancy dinner party, and someone steals her new statue worth ten million dollars. Everyone looks suspicious. Everyone has a motive for stealing the ten-million dollar statue, but only one person is the real thief! With a cast of suspicious characters, will the detective be able to figure out whodunnit?

Students will have a blast creating their characters and improvising their stories while being interrogated by the detective.

Character assignments and details will be sent one week prior to the class, so students can prepare their stories. Costumes from what you have at home (do not buy) are encouraged but not required.

 

K-3rd grade – Don’t Beat Yourself Up!
A beginning make up class on bruises, scars and other special effects for make up.

Instructor: Colleen “Binky” Watson

Wednesday, January 4

5th-8th Grade – “Design Studio” We will explore basic concepts for costume and set design using simple materials. Each week we will read and discuss a story from Greek Mythology and then students will be presented with their design challenge!

Instructor – Retta Leaphart

 

K-3rd grade – Be Your Own Grandparent

A beginning make up class focusing on old age make up.

Instructor: Colleen “Binky” Watson

48 Hours to Curtain will meet as usual

Thursday, January 5

7th-12th grade- Site Specific Theatre: We usually think of sets as being designed for an existing script. But what if the setting came first? Learn about some of the most influential companies making work for surprising locations (think Sleep No More), and try your hand at creating an original theatrical scene built for an inspiring setting.

Instructor: Retta Leaphart

3-6th grade-Musical Theatre-Be Confident, Be Prepared, Be You!

A musical theatre class to help you put your best voice forward at auditions and life!

Instructor- Liz Adler

“Words by Kids” will meet as usual

Join us for some fun drop in classes-January 9-12, 2023

Special Elective Session 2023- week two

These stand-alone classes are designed for students who want to have fun and study a specific style/genre of theatre, design and dance

$20 per class. Want to take more than one class? Use the coupon code Drop10 to get 10 percent off.

Monday, January 9

9th-12th grade- Serious Clowning: Discover your personal clown through a series of exercises, games and Clown Songs! Come prepared to move. Based on the techniques used at New York City’s Clown Gym, this class is a great way to stretch your performer’s toolbox and bond with your classmates.

Instructor: Retta Leaphart

Raise Your Voice will meet as usual

Tuesday, January 10

3rd-6th grade – Murder at the Museum 

Peggy Guguameister, a famous art patron is found dead in front a of new artist’s large-scale painting! Who killed her? Is it the museum’s curator? The local newspaper photographer? Or perhaps it’s Mr. Cezanne, a local oil tycoon and avid art collector? Only the murderer knows for sure!

Students will have a blast creating their characters and improvising their stories while being interrogated by the detective.

Character assignments and details will be sent one week prior to the class, so students can prepare their stories. Costumes from what you have at home (do not buy) are encouraged but not required.

Instructor: Julia Harris

 

K-3rd grade – Hanimals

Create an animal with your own hand and some fun make up.

Instructor: Colleen “Binky” Watson

Wednesday, January 11

5th-8th Grade – “Design Studio” We will explore basic concepts for costume and set design using simple materials. Each week we will read and discuss a story from Greek Mythology and then students will be presented with their design challenge!

 

K-3rd grade – Face Painting

A beginning class focusing on painting faces – your own and others!

Instructor: Colleen “Binky” Watson

 

48 Hours to Curtain will meet as usual

Thursday, January 12

7th-12th grade-Dance for Musical Theatre

Come and dance to some of your favorite musicals with the fabulous Lysa Fox from Western Illinois University where she is the head of Musical Theatre. She is in town to direct Almost, Maine and we’re thrilled that she is giving up an afternoon for us.

Instructor-Lysa Fox

3rd-6th grade- Be The Villain!

Learn how to create a character using great vocal techniques

Instructor-Liz Adler

“Words by Kids” will meet as usual