*Drama 1 for Kids: Characters of Biblical Proportions (ages 8 - 12)
Teacher: Olivia Hubing
Become a character from head to toe. Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, story enactment, theater games, imagination journeys and more! You'll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray everything from a swashbuckling pirate to a oompa loompa. Create your character from scratch and perform in scenes like Chronicles of Narnia, Treasure Island, Little Princess, Alice in Wonderland and more.
Dance 3 for Kids: Modern & Hip Hop (ages 8 - 12)
Teacher: Jessica Denetz and Nicole Denetz
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.
+Voice 4 for Teens: Phantom of the Opera (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Paul Brown
Pre-requisite: 1 voice class
Choral music has existed for centuries and is one of the best ways to enhance your ear training and knowledge of music. In this class learn to sing more advanced choral pieces ranging from Baroque choral pieces to Broadway show-stoppers to American Spirituals.
*Voice 1 for Kids: Disney Mania (ages 8 - 12)
Teacher: Amy Potts
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.
+Musical Theater 2 for Kids: Seussical (ages 9 - 12)
Teacher: JohnWesley Brown
Pre-requisite: 1 musical theater class, or 3 classes of dance, drama or voice
Take your singing, dancing and acting skills to the next level and be challenged while having a blast! Musical Theater II will explore a variety of popular styles in musical theater. Learn how to capture your audience when you sing a breathtaking ballad and how to keep your energy high while dancing in a big toe-tapping number. Everyone will get a chance to shine in high-energy small group numbers as well as show-stoppin’ ensemble numbers in our dynamic end-of-session showcase!
Dance 4 for Teens: Ballet & Lyrical (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Nikki Platt
Ready for a challenge? This class will be sure to keep your mind and body active from start to finish! Put your knowledge, skills and eye for precision to the test. You’ll learn classical steps like glissades, assembles, pas de chevals, and tour jetes, Ballet shoes and Lyrical Sandals or Paws are optional for Lyrical.
Improv 5 for Teens: Improvapalooza (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Miriam Naponelli Masey
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 email@example.com
Specialty 906 for Teens: Human Video (ages 12 - 18)
Teacher: Sara Tickanen
Combine music, theater, modern dance, drama, pantomime, props to creative a living, dynamic story. Similar to a live music video, students will be challenged to use their body to interpret the story in the music and create exciting stage pictures. This class will explore facial expressions, spatial relationships, meaningful gestures, interpretive dance, modern dance, artistic movements, classic mime, pantomime, and at times also use American Sign Language. This is an eclectic mix of theater performed without boundaries geared toward presenting a story in a very powerful way.