Fall Virtual Performing Arts Classes

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The magic of VYT extends beyond the stage. For us, it begins the moment a child walks through our doors. We believe engaging young people in theatre is a powerful way to learn and practice life skills, build self-esteem and foster creativity.

Many times, attending a VYT performance is a child’s first glimpse into the world live theatre, and we are committed to making that initial impression one they will appreciate and remember for a long time to come. We provide a positive, supportive opportunity for every child who visits VYT for a field trip, auditions for a show, enrolls in a class, participates in camp or attends a VYT event.

Our Classes and Camps help young people discover the talents they already have and hone the skills they may need to sharpen. Our education programs are designed to help students become entranced in storytelling, build self-confidence, grow as critical and creative thinkers, and learn fundamental theatre techniques – all while having fun!

If you know a child who is a little magic in the making, connect with us today!

 

Whether your child is looking for a place to start, or is already a seasoned performer, VYT’s classes are fun, engaging and will foster a passion for acting, voice, dance, musical theatre, improvisation, and more. These virtual classes, hosted via Zoom, will bring all the magic of VYT right into your living room, where your child can foster their love for the performing arts from the safety of your home. Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life-skills, enriching self-esteem, and building confidence. 

*Registration will remain open until the 2nd class, or the class sells out, whichever comes first. *There is an additional $10 administrative fee and a $5 internet service fee for online registration. Please note there are NO REFUNDS OR PRORATED PRICING. 

 

VIRTUAL PLAY PRETEND: AGES 3-4

 

Saturdays, 9 AM - 10 AM | September 26 – November 14 | Cost: $125
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Take your child’s creativity and imagination to the next level! This class is specially designed to give three and four-year-olds the opportunity to practice cooperation and teamwork, build self-confidence and learn about theatre in a fun, supportive environment. Our teaching artists combine creative play, storytelling, movement, a playful theme, and song to reveal the world of Play Pretend!

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

 Parents and guardians are welcomed to join and participate in the virtual sessions of this class. This class will be taught “Parent (or Guardian) and Tot” Style. 

 

 

VIRTUAL TREASURE TRUNK THEATRE: AGES 5-8

Create your own story adventure with Treasure Trunk Theatre! Children will explore acting, improvisation, character creation, creative movement, and guided storytelling, from beginning to middle to end. This engaging class will culminate with an original story created by the ensemble. The only limit to this class is our imaginations so get ready for an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience! 

Saturdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM |September 26 – November 14| Cost: $125
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

 

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Mondays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM |September 28 – November 16| Cost: $125
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer 

 

 

VIRTUAL MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 5-8

This engaging class is a VYT tradition – and an excellent introduction to musical theatre (with a virtual twist!) Students will build self-confidence, discover natural talents and hone skills in acting, song and dance in this fun, foundational class. Our teaching artists will sequence each class to help young people work together as an ensemble to perform a culminating showcase for family and friends. All experience levels are welcome.

Saturdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM |September 26 – November 14| Cost: $145
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Krista Monaghan

 

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Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM |September 29 – November 17| Cost: $145
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

SOLD OUT: Try this class on Saturdays or Musical Theatre for Dance (5-8)!

Teaching Artist: Kristi Rice  

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

 

 

 

VIRTUAL MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 9-12

Polish your skills in acting, singing and dance on an intermediate level! This class is the next stepping stone in our musical theatre program. Students will explore ensemble and solo singing, choreography, staging a scene and character creation over the course of eight weeks. Class will culminate in a musical performance for family and friends.

Saturdays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM |September 26 – November 14| Cost: $145
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Krista Monaghan

 

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Tuesdays, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM|September 29 – November 17| Cost: $145
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Kristi Rice

 

 

VIRTUAL ADVANCED ACTING: AGES 10+

This new class is designed to take your acting ability to the next level, and has the requirement that students must have taken Acting for Teens or Acting Technique in the past to ensure they are ready to take that next step. Students can nail their next audition with this class that will focus on monologue and cold reading preparation for auditions, trusting the actor's impulse, making strong choices, character analysis and upper-level movement and voice techniques. The class will culminate in the performance of scenes (after a guided scene-study) before family and friends.

Mondays, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM| September 28 - November 16 |Cost: $145                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer 

 

 

VIRTUAL PLAYWRITING AND STORYTELLING: AGES 9+

SOLD OUT: Try Improvisation or Musical Theatre for Dance (9-12)

What inspires YOU? Unlock the ability to express yourself creatively through dramatic writing as we explore the essentials of script formatting, dramatic structure, creating dynamic characters, discovering how to communicate your creative vision, and more! Students will work as a team, as we experience the creative writing process from brainstorming to workshopping to the rehearsal process and culminating in a performance (Reader's Theatre Style) of their work before family and friends. 

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM| September 29 - November 17 |Cost: $145                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device. It will also require access to a device compatible with word processing (ie Google Docs, Microsoft Word, etc.) 

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer 

 

 

VIRTUAL ACTING TECHNIQUE: AGES 9-12

SOLD OUT! Try Improvisation or Musical Theatre for Dance (9-12)

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM| September 30 - November 18 |Cost: $145
8 Week Class| Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Improvisation, movement, voice, and character creation are the foundation blocks of this fun, energetic class. Students will learn fundamental acting techniques and the art of building an ensemble in an encouraging, supportive environment. Our teaching artists guide students through theatre games, vocal and physical exercises, monologue work and scene work. The culminating showcase is customized for each eight-week session and will highlight the talents and skills of the ensemble.

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer 

 

 

VIRTUAL ACTING FOR TEENS: AGES 12+

SOLD OUT! Try Improvisation or Advanced Acting

Wednesdays, 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM| September 30 - November 18| Cost: $145
8 Week Class| Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

This dynamic class offers valuable performance training for teens through a sequence of improvisation, character creation, monologue exploration, voice and movement exercises, and scene work. Students will also explore what it means to make strong choices as actors and utilize objectives to create truthful and fully invested scenes. The culminating showcase will give students the opportunity to show off their strengths before family and friends! 

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer 

 

 

VIRTUAL IMPROVISATION: AGES 9+

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM| October 1 - November 19 | *Cost: $145
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

Get up on your feet and find your funny! This class sets the stage for students to explore the imaginative world of theatre through improvisation, a foundational skill that is necessary for every actor. Students will sharpen their comedic timing, hone their ability to think on their feet, and gain confidence in finding their actor's impulse. Students will play short-form improv games, create original characters, and "yes and" their way through improvised scenes with the ensemble in a fun and supportive environment. All experience levels are welcome!

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

 

 

VIRTUAL MUSICAL THEATRE FOR TEENS: AGES 12+

Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM| October 1 - November 19 | *Cost: $165
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

SOLD OUT! Try Musical Theatre for Dance (9-12) or Improvisation

This upbeat and energetic class for teens will allow students to express themselves creatively, grow as an ensemble, and teach the foundations of musical theatre (vocal performance, dance, and acting) on an intermediate level. This class will culminate in an "audition style" performance showcasing student's growth and they can then add this polished song to their audition repertoire. 

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device.

Teaching Artist: Kristi Rice

 

 

 

VIRTUAL DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (AGES: 5-8)

Just because you are at home, doesn't mean you can't dance the night away! This new class is a must for any young, musical-theatre-lover who is looking to sharpen their dance skills on an introductory level (and have a blast doing it!). Students will learn how to express themselves using their whole bodies, work to build their ensemble as a dance team, and learn the basics of proper musical-theatre-style dance technique. This upbeat and FUN class will culminate in a final choreographed dance, set to students' favorite broadway hits, before family and friends! 

Fridays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM| October 2 - November 20 |Cost: $145                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device. 

Teaching Artist: Chelsea Rose Neiss

 

 

VIRTUAL DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (AGES: 9-12)

Get ready to DANCE your heart out! This new class for ages 9-12 will teach musical-theatre-style-dance on an intermediate level, including dance combinations that students may see during their next, big musical audition. This fun and active class will focus on proper form and technique from warm-ups to production, encourage students to express themselves using their whole bodies, and inspire creativity as the class culminates in a performance choreographed by the ensemble. 

Fridays, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM| October 2 - November 20  |Cost: $145                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class via Zoom

*Please note that this class will be taught virtually via zoom and will require a zoom capable device. 

Teaching Artist: Chelsea Rose Neiss

 

 

 

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