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 want to offer 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 education programs are designed to help children and teens become entranced in storytelling, grow as critical and creative thinkers, and learn theatre techniques – all while having fun!

To help youth discover the talents they already have and hone the tools they may need to sharpen, we offer a variety of workshops for every skill level – beginning with age 3 and spanning to seventeen. Whether they are natural born performers or just looking to socialize with other fans of fun, VYT’s students will enjoy learning the fundamentals of acting, improvisation, voice, dance and musical theatre in our class and camp sessions. Our professional instructors lead them through engaging performance games and activities that are customized for each technique and prepare students to share their talents in a culminating showcase for family and friends.

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

8-Week Classes

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Winter Session: January 12 – March 7, 2019

Spring Session: March 23 – May 16, 2019

Registration will remain open until the 2nd class, or the class sells out, whichever comes first.

 

PLAY PRETEND: AGES 3-4

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Play Pretend is perfectly designed for a three or four-year-old's creative imagination! It introduces young children to the theatre in a safe and supportive environment. Each class is a new adventure in role playing, movement and fun using theatre games, storytelling, silly dances, magic, music and more.

Please note: This is a drop-off class. Parents are invited to enjoy the time away while we have fun during the 45-minute class time.

Winter Session: Saturdays

January 12-March 7| Saturdays 10am - 10:45am | *Cost: $115
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Saturdays

March 23-May 16| Saturdays 10am - 10:45am | *Cost: $115
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

TREASURE TRUNK THEATRE: AGES 5-6

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Explore the world of drama and dance and create an original story using the themes of music, movement, characterization and imagination! Each class will be filled with dramatic games to exercise voices, bodies and creativity! Exciting theatrical adventures await.

Please note: This is a drop-off class. Parents are invited to enjoy the time away while we have fun during the 45-minute class time.

Winter Session: Saturdays

January 12-March 7| Saturdays 9am - 9:45am | *Cost: $115
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Saturdays

March 23-May 16| Saturdays 9am - 9:45am | *Cost: $115
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 5-8

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Intro to Musical Theatre Class is for students ages 5-8 and 9-12. Students will use scripts, songs and scenes to combine the musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. Aspiring actors will learn the importance of stage directions, how to create their own characters, vocal projection and emotion. Saturday and Tuesday night classes available.

Winter Session: Saturdays or Tuesdays

January 12-March 7| Ages 5-8 |*Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Saturdays or Tuesdays

March 23-May 16|Ages 5-8 | *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Musical Theatre Saturday - Ages 5-8:

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Musical Theatre Tuesday – Ages 5-8:

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MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 9-12

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Intro to Musical Theatre Class is for students ages 5-8 and 9-12. Students will use scripts, songs and scenes to combine the musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. Aspiring actors will learn the importance of stage directions, how to create their own characters, vocal projection and emotion. Saturday and Tuesday night classes available.

Winter Session: Saturdays or Tuesdays

January 12-March 7| *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Saturdays or Tuesdays

March 23-May 16| *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Musical Theatre Saturday – Ages 9-12:

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Musical Theatre Tuesday – Ages 9-12:

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ACTING TECHNIQUE: AGES 7-12

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Learn what it takes to build a performing arts foundation by studying the fundamentals of acting including: voice projection, movement, characterization and stage direction. Classic children's stories and sensory exercises are used to increase awareness, strengthen concentration and inspire creative spontaneity and imagination. Newfound talents revealed during the student showcase at the end of the session will make students want to sign up and take the class again!

Winter Session: Wednesdays

January 12-March 7| Ages 7-12 | 5:00pm – 6:20pm| *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Wednesdays

March 23-May 16| Ages 7-12 | 5:00pm – 6:20pm | *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

ACTING FOR TEENS: AGES 13-18

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This dynamic class offers valuable performance training through scene study, character analysis, improvisations and monologues. Students will be trained in various acting techniques, and then directly apply new skills to scripted material. All courses are based on each student's individual level, and work on material that will enable students to progress at their personal pace.

Winter Session: Wednesdays

January 12-March 7| Ages 13 - 18 | 6:40pm – 8pm| *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Wednesdays

March 23-May 16| Ages 13 - 18 | 6:40pm – 8pm | *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

 

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR TEENS: AGES 13-18

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This eight-week training program enables teen artists to explore the contemporary musical theatre world as they receive voice, movement and acting training. Students will explore a wide variety of musical theatre disciplines including: vocal production, scene study, proper breathing technique, movement, building a character, ensemble acting, audition prep and more. All experience levels welcome.

Winter Session: Thursdays

January 12-March 7| Ages 13 - 18 | Time 6p - 8p |*Cost: $225
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

Spring Session: Thursdays

March 23-May 16| Ages 13 -18 | Time 6p - 8p | *Cost: $225
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

IMPROV FOR TEENS: AGES 13-18

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Get up on your feet and find your funny! This class sets the stage for teens (ages 13 - 18) to explore the imaginative world of theatre through improvisation, sharpen their comedic timing, and gain leadership skills. Participants will play short form improv games and create original characters in a fun and supportive environment. All experience levels are welcome.

Spring Session: Mondays

March 25 – May 13, 2019 | Mondays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | *Cost: $165
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

 

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