Classes & Workshops

 

WINTER SESSION CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

February 1-May 20, 2016

We are finalizing our schedule. For class descriptions and a rough draft of our schedule, please see below.

Our classes are geared to boost self-esteem and confidence, providing a safe and encouraging environment for students to feel relaxed and uninhibited – all essential to acting.  Our students will learn the wonderful musical repertoire of Broadway and master the basic acting skills of focus, communication, and characterization.

 Each Musical Theatre Class includes group instruction in voice, dance, diction, and acting.Acting and musical theatre is great fun, however, we do take teaching seriously and expect that our students will learn and grow, and so home practice and regular class attendance is essential.

Class Descriptions

ACTING OUT!    Intro to Musical Theatre for ages 6-9

  • 2 hr Classes   
  • 12 weeks, (15 classes)            
  • TUITION: $130. per month  TOTAL:  $390. 
  • SHOW TBA PLUS:  Additional rehearsals for leads, and during our dress/tech week.  
  • Performances: May

Group warm-up/lesson in voice ,  acting technique and theatre terminology basics, introducing the young student to the stage.  Students   learn through playing fun theatre games, doing improv, and rehearsal direction.  Students will perform in a fully staged and costumed show.    Click to Register

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP for ages  10-17 yrs.                                                                                                                                                                                              SHOWS IN CONSIDERATION:  In the Woods, Addams Family, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.

Show will be chosen based upon our cast enrollment    

  • Classes/rehearsals begin February 1st 
  • 3 hours per week
  • Monday & Tuesday Afternoons 
  • Performances in May   
  •  Tuition: $470.  (including vocal/acting/dance classes and work with our choreographer) 
  • There will be additional hours for coaching with leads.  

 Incorporating into rehearsals: theatre games and improv to teach acting skills, focus, relaxation on stage, characterization.  Group lessons in voice, diction, and movementCulminates in fully-staged, costumed show.     Click to Register


 

BROADWAY BABIES Mommy & me for ages 1-3 yrs

  • 12 Weeks
  • 1 hour per week
  • 12 weeks
  •  Tuition: $200.

The goal of our Broadway  Babies’ classes is to entertain, educate, and expose children (and adults!) to the magic of Broadway.  By giving babies a small tasting of this genre of music, we hope to create the next generation of musical theatre goers, and  maybe even performers! This class is a sing-a-long, using some age-appropriate instruments, with some movement, as well.

APPLAUSE! A Taste of Musical Theatre

  • Ages 4-5
  • 12 weeks
  •  1 hour per week
  • Tuition: $260

For children who are not yet fluent readers, this fun workshop includes lots of theatre games, bringing stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales to life through acting, imagination, and puppetry. They will experiment with characters, moods, creative, improvised dancing to show tunes, and will learn very simple choreography and age-appropriate Broadway musical ensemble numbers. The children love to dress-up and act silly, and will learn to work together in an ensemble. At the conclusion of the session, the class will perform in a mini-revue of songs from favorite Broadway shows, such as “Peter Pan”, “Sound of Music”, and “Annie”.   Click to Register

GOT DRAMA?     Drama, Comedy & Acting Skills    AGES: 8-12                                                                               

 9 weeks   1 1/4  hours per week.                    

Tuition $225

  • For those who wish to focus on acting, without singing or dance
  • SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED:  Call for information

Following a series of warm-up exercises, theatre games, and improv, the class will read through scenes and one-act plays, learning through their direction. The class will explore script-reading, monologue-writing, acting skills, focus, communication, and theatre terminology.  The class will culminate in a presentation of their scenes.   
Click to Register

WCT TEEN & COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATRE TROUPE

 High School & College Singer/Actors

The Tony award-winning rock musical: Spring Awakening

12 Week Session

Tuition: $160. per month

Call for further information

Audition and Monologue Workshop with Beverly Blanchette (class limited to 12 students)

This one-day, intensive workshop is held annually, in December or January.

$95 per student

(Please bring a prepared, preferably memorized monologue!) This comprehensive workshop is geared towards all types of acting auditions, including those for BAK and Dreyfoos.  We can never guarantee admission, however, this workshop will give you the tools which you will need when coming to an audition, including, but not limited to: how to address the director/ judges, how to improve your focus, characterization, and stage presence.  You will present your monologue in a “mock” audition, before the class, and Mrs. Blanchette will offer you coaching and suggestions,  preparing you for what the directors or judges might ask of you.


Private Acting Lessons with Beverly Blanchette   Call for availability and appointment $75 per hour lesson


Private Vocal and Piano Lessons with Karen Braunstein Call for availability and appointment $30 per half hour lesson $45 per 45 minute lesson $60 per hour lesson