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!

8-Week Classes

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Spring Session: March 23 – May 16, 2019

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. 

 

PLAY PRETEND: AGES 3-4

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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 and song to reveal the world of Play Pretend!

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.

Spring Session: Saturdays

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

TREASURE TRUNK THEATRE: AGES 5-6

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Create your own story adventure with Treasure Trunk Theatre! Young people 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.

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.

Spring Session: Saturdays

March 23-May 11| Saturdays 9 am - 9:45 am | *Cost: $115
8 weeks | Showcase will be during the final class

MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 5-8

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This engaging class is a VYT tradition – and an excellent introduction to musical theatre. Students will build self-confidence, discover natural talents and hone skills in acting, song and dance in this fun foundation 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.

Spring Session: Saturdays (11:00 am) or Tuesdays (5:00 pm)

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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Polish your skills in acting, singing and dance while learning how to rehearse a musical! 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.

Spring Session: Saturdays (12:40 pm) or Tuesdays (6:40 pm)

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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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.

Spring Session: Wednesdays

March 23-May 16| Ages 7-12 | 5:00 pm – 6:20 pm | *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 for teens through a sequence of improvisation, character creation, monologue exploration and scene work. Students are trained in various acting techniques and then directly apply those skills to scripted material. Each student receives customized material to help them focus on their strongest talents and sharpen their other skills. The culminating showcase gives students the opportunity to shine and share what they’ve learned with family and friends!

Spring Session: Wednesdays

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

 

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR TEENS: AGES 13-18

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Take your acting, singing and dance to the top! This advanced level class empowers teens and provides opportunities to practice skills in performance, collaboration, and leadership. Our musical directors and choreographers will guide the ensemble from page to stage in an engaging, supportive rehearsal process that culminates in an abridged musical performance. Material selection will be customized to best compliment and challenge each young actor. Students of varying experience levels are welcome.

Spring Session: Thursdays

March 23-May 16| Ages 13 -18 | Time 6 pm - 8 pm | *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 to explore the imaginative world of theatre through improvisation, sharpen their comedic timing, and gain leadership skills. Teens 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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