Performing Arts Classes

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 Winter classes start in January! Check back November 1st for dates and registration!

 

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, dance, musical theatre, storytelling, improvisation, and more. Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life skills, enriching self-esteem, building confidence and communication, and creating an ensemble and community of VYT family.

*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.

***Please note: Due to the increasing number of daily cases and the extreme level of transmission of COVID-19 in our community, we are limiting class sizes and implementing several safety protocols for our Fall session including mandatory mask wearing for students, and parents during pick up and drop off. Showcases will be recorded and sent to all participants and families in lieu of live audience performances. ***

 

ADVANCED ACTING: AGES 10+

This 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 audition-ready, contrasting monologues before family and friends.

 

PLAY PRETEND: AGES 3-4

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!

 

 

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 piece created by the ensemble, all through the lens of a playful theme! The only limit to this class is our imaginations so get ready for an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience!

 

MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 5-8

This engaging class is a VYT tradition – and an excellent introduction to the world of musical theatre! Students will build self-confidence, discover natural talents and hone their 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!

 

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.

 

ACTING TECHNIQUE: AGES 9-12

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM| September 29 – November 17 | *Cost: $165

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.

ACTING FOR TEENS: AGES 12+

Wednesdays, 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM | September 29 – November 17 | *Cost: $165

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!

IMPROVISATION: AGES 9+

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM| September 30 – November 18 | *Cost: $165

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!

 

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR TEENS: AGES 12+

Thursdays, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM| September 30 – November 18 | *Cost: $180

8 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

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 to advanced level. This class will culminate in an "audition style" performance showcasing student's growth which they can then add as a polished song to their audition repertoire.

 

If you have any questions after reading through this page, please contact our Education Director at education@vyt.com or 602-253-8188 x302.

Looking for private lessons for your student? 

Try VYT's Virtual, Private Acting Lessons for Ages 9+!

 

Click the button above for information and registration!

 

 

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