Fall Classes

August-December 2018

Grades 6-8

Semester classes begin August 17

Seminars

Foundations of Acting 

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FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING
Grades 4th – 12th

This 2-hour seminar is designed for those new to ACT or have not completed a previous semester Acting class or Acting camp for 4th Grade or older.

Taking this seminar will qualify as the prerequisite to all ACTING classes for 4th grade on up. (Previous MUSICAL THEATRE classes or camps do NOT count towards this prerequisite.)

Who needs to take this seminar?

  • Students NEW to ACT who will be registered for a semester ACTING, BROADWAY COMBO, or IMPROV class THIS semester.
  • Students who have taken Musical Theatre classes or camps, but are now registering to take an Acting, Broadway Combo, or Improv class.

NOTE: This is NOT a stand-alone class. It is only offered to those who are registering for a class THIS semester!

Students will learn a variety of acting skills and techniques including
· Physical & Vocal Warm-Ups
· The 5 Ws
· Stage Directions
· Body Positions
· Physical Actions
· Character Background
· Intentions
· Obstacles
· Tactics

Tuition: $25 Seminar

Options:
Option 1: Saturday, August 11: 9:00-11:00 AM
Option 2: Monday, August 13: 5:30-7:30 PM
Option 3: Thursday, August 16: 5:30-7:30 PM
Option 4: Thursday, August 30: 4:00-6:00 PM (This class is designed for those students who sign up AFTER the start of class)

Foundations of Musical Theatre 

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FOUNDATIONS OF MUSICAL THEATRE
Grades 4th–12th

This 2-hour seminar is designed for those new to ACT or have not completed a previous semester Musical Theatre class or Musical Theatre camp for 4th Grade or older.

Taking this seminar will qualify as the prerequisite to all MUSICAL THEATRE classes for 4th grade on up. (Previous ACTING or BROADWAY COMBO classes or camps do NOT count towards this prerequisite.)

Who needs to take this seminar?

  • Students NEW to ACT who will be registered for a MUSICAL THEATRE class THIS semester.
  • Students who have taken Acting classes or camps, but are now registering to take a Musical Theatre class.

NOTE: This is NOT a stand-alone class. It is only offered to those who are registering for a Musical Theatre class THIS semester!

Students will learn a variety of acting skills and techniques including
· Warm-ups: Physical, Vocal, Stretching
· Stage Directions
· Body Positions
· Projection
· Breathing
· Basic Dance Steps
· Types of Notes & Clefs
· The 5 W’s
· Character Background

Tuition: $25 Seminar

Options:
Option 1: Saturday, August 11: 9:00-11:00 AM
Option 2: Monday, August 13: 5:30-7:30 PM
Option 3: Thursday, August 16: 5:30-7:30 PM
Option 4: Thursday, August 30: 6:00-8:00 PM (This class is designed for those students who sign up AFTER the start of class)

Semester Classes

Wait ListMusical Theatre: Mondays 4:00 PM 

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MUSICAL THEATRE: Grades 6-8
Mondays 4:00-6:00 PM
Selections from Tarzan

This is a fun and creative class filled with a combination of great vocal technique, dance coordination, and acting for the stage. Students will learn a variety of Musical Theatre skills and techniques throughout the semester. The class will prepare select songs, choreography, and acting scenes from Tarzan. At the end of the semester, students will perform in the Semester Showcase.

Prerequisite: Students must have ONE of the following to take this course:

  • Foundations of Musical Theatre (This is a 2-hour seminar that can be taken the week before class begins. You can sign up for the Foundations seminar when you register for this class.)
  • Previous Musical Theatre class for Grades 4-6 or Grades 6-8.
  • Musical Theatre Camp for Grades 4-6 or Grades 6-8 (An ACTING camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)

Days: Mondays
Times: 4:00-6:00 PM
Instructor: Mary Webster-Walsh
Class Limit: 12 Students
Location: ACT Studios (2314 Vickers Drive)
Dates:
August: 20, 27
September: 10, 17, 24 (No class on September 3rd due to Labor Day.)
October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 26 (No class on November 19th due to Thanksgiving Break.)
December: 3, 13 (Thursday), 18 (Tuesday)

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 13, from 5:30-7:00 PM.  Students should arrive at 5:20 PM to check in.
Show: Tuesday, Dec 18, at 4:30 PM. Students must arrive at 4:00 PM to check in.

Dress Rehearsal & Show Location: First Company Theatre 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Tuition:
$70 Due at Registration
$75 Due on September 1
$75 Due on October 1
$75 Due on November 1
$75 Due on December 1

A $25 discount will be given if entire semester tuition is paid in full by August 25th.

Costumes: Students will be required to provide their own costumes for the show. Most costumes can be created from items around your home or from Goodwill.

ACT Refund Policy: Cancellation 3 weeks or more before class starts: Tuition refunded, minus a $25 admin fee. Cancellation up to 3 weeks before class starts or after first class: Tuition will be refunded, minus a $50 fee. Cancellation after second class: No refund will be given.

Wait ListActing: Wednesdays 6:00 PM

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ACTING: Grades 6-8
Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Script: Swashbucklin’ Scallywags

This is a fun and creative class filled with a combination of improv, games, and acting for the stage. Students will learn a variety of acting skills and techniques throughout the semester. The class will prepare a show and perform in the Semester Showcase.

Prerequisite: Students must have ONE of the following to take this course:

  • Foundations of Acting (This is a 2-hour seminar that can be taken the week before class begins. You can sign up for the Foundations seminar when you register for this class.)
  • Previous Acting Camp or Class for grades 4-6 or grades 6-8.  (A Musical Theatre camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)

Days: Wednesdays
Times: 6:00-8:00 PM
Instructor: Megan Corsnitz
Class Limit: 12 Students
Location: ACT Studios (2314 Vickers Drive)
Dates:
August: 22, 29

September: 5, 12, 19, 26
October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November: 7, 14, 28 (No class on the 21st due to Thanksgiving Break)
December: 12 (Wednesday), 15 (Saturday)

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 12, from 7:00-8:15 PM.  Students should arrive at 6:50 PM to check in.
Show: Saturday, Dec 15, at 2:30 PM. Students must arrive at 2:00 PM to check in.

Dress Rehearsal & Show Location: First Company Theatre 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Tuition:
$70 Due at Registration
$75 Due on September 1
$75 Due on October 1
$75 Due on November 1
$75 Due on December 1

A $25 discount will be given if entire semester tuition is paid in full by August 25th.

Costumes: Students will be required to provide their own costumes for the show. Most costumes can be created from items around your home or from Goodwill.

ACT Refund Policy: Cancellation 3 weeks or more before class starts: Tuition refunded, minus a $25 admin fee. Cancellation up to 3 weeks before class starts or after first class: Tuition will be refunded, minus a $50 fee. Cancellation after second class: No refund will be given.

Wait ListBroadway Combo (Acting, Tap & Jazz)Fridays 4:00 PM 

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BROADWAY COMBO (Acting. Tap & Jazz): Grades 6-8
Fridays 4:00-5:30 PM
Selections from Newsies

This class will offer more specific dance technique in both tap and jazz, along with developing each student’s acting skills. There will be one acting teacher (Megan Corsnitz) and one dance teacher (Elyse Jett-Clark). Megan and Elyse will alternate weeks teaching this class. (In order to teach both tap and jazz techniques, singing will NOT be included in this class.) Students will perform selections from the musical Newsies in the Semester Showcase.

Dance Uniform & Shoe Requirements: Any Color Shirt, Black Athletic Shorts or Pants, Black Jazz Shoes, Black Tap Shoes

Prerequisite: Students must have ONE of the following to take this course.

  • A previous Acting class or Acting camp for Grades 4 or higher. (A previous Musical Theatre class or camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)
  • Foundations of Acting Seminar. (This is a 2-hour seminar that can be taken the week before class begins. You can sign up for the Foundations seminar when you register for this class.)

Days: Fridays
Times: 4:00-5:30 PM
Instructors: Elyse Jett-Clark (Dance) & Megan Corsnitz (Acting)
Class Limit: 12 Students
Location: ACT Studios (2314 Vickers Drive)
Dates:
August: 17, 24, 31
September: 7, 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 30 (No class on the 16th or 23rd due to Thanksgiving Break)
December: 14 (Friday), 18 (Tuesday)

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, December 14, from 5:00-6:00 PM.  Students should arrive at 4:50 PM to check in.
Show: Tuesday, Dec 18, at 4:30 PM. Students must arrive at 4:00 PM to check in.

Dress Rehearsal & Show Location: First Company Theatre 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Tuition:
$70 Due at Registration
$65 Due on September 1
$65 Due on October 1
$65 Due on November 1
$65 Due on December 1

A $20 discount will be given if entire semester tuition is paid in full by August 25th.

Costumes: Students will be required to provide their own costumes for the show. Most costumes can be created from items around your home or from Goodwill.

ACT Refund Policy: Cancellation 3 weeks or more before class starts: Tuition refunded, minus a $25 admin fee. Cancellation up to 3 weeks before class starts or after first class: Tuition will be refunded, minus a $50 fee. Cancellation after second class: No refund will be given.

Wait ListMusical Theatre: Saturdays 8:30 AM

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MUSICAL THEATRE: Grades 6-8
Saturdays 8:30-10:30 AM
Selections from Tarzan

This is a fun and creative class filled with a combination of great vocal technique, dance coordination, and acting for the stage. Students will learn a variety of Musical Theatre skills and techniques throughout the semester. The class will prepare select songs, choreography, and acting scenes from Tarzan. At the end of the semester, students will perform in the Semester Showcase.

Prerequisite: Students must have ONE of the following to take this course:

  • Foundations of Musical Theatre (This is a 2-hour seminar that can be taken the week before class begins. You can sign up for the Foundations seminar when you register for this class.)
  • Previous Musical Theatre class for Grades 4-6 or Grades 6-8.
  • Musical Theatre Camp for Grades 4-6 or Grades 6-8. (An ACTING camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)

Days: Saturdays
Times: 8:30-10:30 AM
Instructor: Mary Webster-Walsh
Class Limit: 12 Students
Location: ACT Studios (2314 Vickers Drive)
Dates:
August: 18, 25
September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
October: 6, 13, 20, 27
November: 3, 10, (No class on the 17th or 24th due to Thanksgiving Break)
December: 1, 13 (Thursday), 17 (Monday)

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 13, from 4:00-5:30 PM.  Students should arrive at 3:50 PM to check in.
Show: Monday, Dec 17, at 6:30 PM. Students must arrive at 6:00 PM to check in.

Dress Rehearsal & Show Location: First Company Theatre 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Tuition:
$70 Due at Registration
$75 Due on September 1
$75 Due on October 1
$75 Due on November 1
$75 Due on December 1

A $25 discount will be given if entire semester tuition is paid in full by August 25th.

Costumes: Students will be required to provide their own costumes for the show. Most costumes can be created from items around your home or from Goodwill.

ACT Refund Policy: Cancellation 3 weeks or more before class starts: Tuition refunded, minus a $25 admin fee. Cancellation up to 3 weeks before class starts or after first class: Tuition will be refunded, minus a $50 fee. Cancellation after second class: No refund will be given.

Wait ListActing Outside the Lines (Improv) – Grades 7-12: Saturdays 10:45 AM 

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ACTING OUTSIDE THE LINES (Improv): Grades 7-12
Saturdays 10:45 AM-12:15 PM

This is a fun and creative class filled with a combination of improv, games, and acting for the stage. Improv is not only fun but is extremely beneficial for developing more complex characters in scripts, as well as learning to create on-the-fly.  Improv skills help the actor with listening, quick thinking, concentration skills and so much more.  The class will perform a compilation of improvs at the end of the semester in the ACT Studio for family and friends.

Prerequisite: Students must have ONE of the following to take this course:

  • Foundations of Acting (This is a 2-hour seminar that can be taken the week before class begins. You can sign up for the Foundations seminar when you register for this class.)
  • Acting Camp for 4th Grade or older. (A Musical Theatre camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)
  • A previous acting class for Grades 4-6 or Grades 6-8.

Days: Saturdays
Times: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Instructor: Mary Webster-Walsh
Class Limit: 14 Students
Location: ACT Studios (2314 Vickers Drive)
Dates:
August 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 4, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10 (No class on the 17th or 24th due to Thanksgiving Break)
December: 1 (Performance in the studio)

SHOW DATE: This class will perform on Saturday, December 1, at 5:30 PM in the studio.

Tuition:
$70 Due at Registration

$60 Due on September 1
$60 Due on October 1
$60 Due on November 1

A $20 discount will be given if entire semester tuition is paid in full by August 25th.

ACT Refund Policy: Cancellation 3 weeks or more before class starts: Tuition refunded, minus a $25 admin fee. Cancellation up to 3 weeks before class starts or after first class: Tuition will be refunded, minus a $50 fee. Cancellation after second class: No refund will be given.

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