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!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE March 17, 2020: In light of the developing COVID-19 situation and following recommendations from state and federal officials to help keep our community safe, we are cancelling our Spring 2020 session of classes. Please return to our homepage for our initial message and your options for donation, credit, or refund. Thank you so much for your understanding during this crisis and continued support of the Magic that is Valley Youth Theatre

 

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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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Saturdays, 9 AM - 10 AM | March 28 - May 16 Cost: $125
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

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: TBA, Stay Tuned!

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

 

 

TREASURE TRUNK THEATRE: AGES 5-8

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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 |March 28 - May 16| Cost: $125
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

Teaching Artist: TBA, Stay Tuned!

 

Mondays, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM| March 30 - May 18  |Cost: $125                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

 

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, 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 - 12:50 PM |March 28- May 16| Cost: $175                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

Teaching Artist: TBA, Stay Tuned!

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Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM | March 31 - May 19| Cost: $175                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

Teaching Artist: TBA, Stay Tuned!  

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.

Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM| March 28- May 16|Cost: $180                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

Teaching Artist: TBA, Stay Tuned!

 

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM| March 31 - May 19|Cost: $180                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

Teaching Artist: TBA, Stay Tuned!

 

ADVANCED ACTING: AGES 10+

Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM| March 30 - May 18  |Cost: $180                                          
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

This brand 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 contrasting monologues and a cold read before family and friends, which students can then take out the door for their next big audition. 

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

 

ACTING TECHNIQUE: AGES 9-12

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Wednesdays, 5 PM to 6:20 PM| April 1 - May 20|Cost: $175
8 Week Class| Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

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: TBA, Stay Tuned!

 

ACTING FOR TEENS: AGES 12 AND UP

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Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM| April 1 - May 20|Cost: $175
8 Week Class| Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

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: TBA, Stay Tuned!

 

IMPROVISATION: AGES 9+

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM| April 2 - May 21 | *Cost: $175
8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

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!

Teaching Artist:TBA, Stay Tuned!

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