+Tune Town 3: Lion King (ages 6 - 7)
Teacher: Brittany Eder
From the Skate Park (where kids learn balance and spacing) to the Post Office (where kids learn about 'delivering' their lines), from the Bakery (where kids 'cook' up some 'sweet' dance moves) to the Clothe-a-Torium (Hats! Wigs! Costumes galore!), this new curriculum for your 6-7 year old will be the talk of your town for months to come. An age-appropriate, learner-based curriculum, Tune Town tackles Audition Preparation, Dance, Acting, and Singing, all with pair-share ice breakers, creatively immersive group activites, and fun-blasted games. After being introudced to the wonders of Tune Town, kids will experience a Red Carpet Premiere, what its like to be a pirate on the high seas, even a trip to the rejoicifyingly green land of Oz! This age group is not eligible to audition for the session production.
*Dance 3 for Kids: Hip Hop and Modern (ages 8 - 12)
Teacher: Alissa Pienkowski
Explore two of the most popular forms of dance: Hip Hop and Modern. You will be stretched and challenged in this class as we continue to expand our knowledge and ability. Your creativity through dance will help us focus on technique, strength, control, flexibility, musicality, and style of Modern dance followed by funky fresh steps from the latest Hip Hop fads. We will spend a lot of time both on the ground and in the air…so get ready to let go! Gym shoes are required.
+Musical Theater 1 for Kids: Honk! (ages 9 - 12)
Teacher: Jane Layoff
Pre-requisite: 1 dance class, 1 drama class, 1 voice class
Let your creativity take flight through dance, drama and singing. Jump into the magical world of musical theater by exploring dance choreography, vocal technique and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warm-ups, group activities, theater games and performance. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the show-stoppers in the showcase!
+Drama 2 for Kids: Alice in Wonderland (ages 8 - 12)
Teacher: Kat McKeown
Pre-requisite: 1 drama class
Take your acting skills to the next level in this challenging drama class. Build on previous experience and create authentic emotion, genuine relationships, engage in environment and build dramatic tension in scenes. Learn how to get into a character’s head and make it your own or build a character from scratch. Engage in a variety of dramatic styles from skits, plays & more. This class is a great opportunity to stop pretending and start acting!
*Voice 1 for Kids: SIng, Sing, Sing! (ages 8 - 12)
Teacher: Cassidy Reich
Whether you sing in your church choir, along with Rock Band, or just in the shower, singing can be fun! Learn how to put those pipes to use with good technique and style. In this interactive class students will learn the fundamental concepts and training of the voice. Learn proper posture and breathing techniques, phrasing and how to stay on pitch.
*Dance 2 for Kids and Teens: Jazz and Contemporary (ages 10 - 14)
Teacher: Jennifer Heim
Alright, dancers it's time to leap through Broadway's most popular forms of dance: Jazz and Contemporary Kick up your knowledge of dance as you master more intermediate steps all the while strengthening your foundation in basic technique. Learn how all aspects of jazz and even some ballet, which is the foundation to contemporary! This class will have a major focus on style as we will explore the differences between classic and contemporary and everything in between. Jazz shoes are required.
Voice 9 for Teens: Acapella "Straight No Chaser" (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Alexa Mount
Pre-requisite: 2 voice classes
Love singing different styles of music? Then this is the class for you! Offered multiple times throughout the year, the focus of this class will change from session to session. We will offer specific forms of vocal music, such as: Jazz, Blues, Worship, Country, Folk, International, Project Chorale Prep and more! Class will focus on one specific style.
Improv 5 for Teens: Improvapalooza (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Kat McKeown
Requirement to be on Improvapalooza Team; Pre-req: Improv 4: Improvapalooza Prep and Selection
This class will prepare students to compete on their area's Improvapalooza team in downtown Chicago. This class rehearses once a week during the Spring session, with continued rehearsals through the beginning of summer until departing for the Improvapalooza competition. Continue to create characters and environments, group think, accepting offers and playing off your teammates, and perfect/plan for the official games for Improvapalooza. As a part of this trip, teammates will be required to fundraise. For more info on details regarding the Improvapalooza program, trip, and/or eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org
+Musical Theater 1 for Teens: Into the Woods (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Jane Layoff
This class will help strengthen you as an actor, singer, and dancer while developing the confidence you need to succeed. We'll dive into some of your favorite musicals and tackle the numbers that you've just been dying to perform. You'll learn new techniques that will sharpen your skills, help you stand out at your next audition, and give you the confidence you need to take the spotlight.
Dance 10 for Teens: Project Dance (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Rachel DesJardins
Pre-requisite: Enrolled Student in Winter 2013 Project Dance
For seasoned students, Project Dance is a 3 session progressive dance journey. Students will receive intense training in technique and raise the bar on their dance performance. The goal of PD is to elevate the quality of dance training in Spotlight by creating a community of dedicated students and teachers who want to use their talents to glorify God through the art form of various dance styles. Students are encouraged to attend a summer Project Dance Camp offering workshops and a dance concert.