Fall Classes

August-December 2018

Grades 8-12

Fall classes start August 17

Seminars

Foundations of Acting 

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FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING
Grades 4th–12th

This 2-hour seminar is designed for those who are new to ACT or who 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 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 who are new to ACT or who 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 semester MUSICAL THEATRE class THIS semester.
  • Students who have taken Acting or Broadway Combo 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 ListActing: Mondays 4:00 PM

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ACTING: Grades 8-High School
Mondays 4:00-6:00 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  (A Musical Theatre camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)

Days: Mondays
Times: 4:00-6:00 PM
Instructor: Vanessa Bowie
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, 14 (Friday), 15 (Saturday)

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, December 14, from 6:00-7:15 PM.  Students should arrive at 5:50 PM to check in.
Show: Saturday, Dec 15, 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 ListIntermediate Acting (By Teacher Approval): Mondays 6:15 PM 

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INTERMEDIATE ACTING: Grades 8-High School
Mondays 6:15-8:15 PM
Script: 
TBD

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 one-act play to perform on stage in the Semester Showcase.

Prerequisite: Teacher approval is required BEFORE registration.

Days: Mondays

Times: 6:15-8:15 PM
Instructor: Vanessa Bowie
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, 14 (Friday), 18 (Tuesday)

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, December 14, from 7:15-8:30 PM.  Students should arrive at 7:05 PM to check in.
Show: Monday, Dec 17, 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 ListMusical Theatre: Mondays 6:15 PM 

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MUSICAL THEATRE: Grades 8-High School
Mondays 6:15-8:15 PM
Selections from Tuck Everlasting

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 Tuck Everlasting. 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 6-8 or 8-12.
  • Musical Theatre Camp for Grades 6-8 or 8-12 (An ACTING camp does not fulfill this prerequisite.)

Days: Mondays
Times:
6:15-8:15 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), 15 (Saturday)

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 13, from 7:00-8:30 PM.  Students should arrive at 6:50 PM to check in.
Show: Saturday, Dec 15, 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 ListBroadway Combo: Friday 5:45 PM 

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BROADWAY COMBO (Acting. Tap & Jazz)
Friday 5:45-7:15 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: 5:45 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: 6 (Thursday), 15 (Saturday)

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 6, from 6:45-8:15 PM.  Students should arrive at 6:35 PM to check in.
Show: Saturday, Dec 15, at 10:30 AM. Students must arrive at 10:00 AM 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 ListIntermediate Dance for Musical Theatre (By Teacher Approval): Saturdays 10:45 AM 

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INTERMEDIATE DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE: Grades 8-High School
Saturdays 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Disneyland’s Trolley Show

Dance for Musical Theatre is a fun, intermediate-level dance class, focusing on both Jazz and Tap, as well as foundational ballet technique important to Musical Theatre Dance. Students will advance their skills going beyond fundamentals, taking their talent to the next level!

Dance Uniform & Shoe Requirements: Any Color Shirt, Black Athletic Shorts or Pants, Black Jazz Shoes, and Black Split-Sole Tap Shoes (In order to perform some of the more intermediate tap choreography, the split-sole is necessary). 

Prerequisite: Students must have teacher approval OR must audition.

Days: Saturdays
Times: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Instructor: Elyse Jett-Clark
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, 10 (Monday), 15 (Saturday)

Dress Rehearsal: Monday, December 10, from 7:15-8:30 PM.  Students should arrive at 7:05 PM to check in.
Show: Saturday, Dec 15, 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
$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 ListActing Outside the Lines (Improv) Grades 7-12: Saturdays 10:45 AM 

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ACTING OUTSIDE THE LINES (Improv): Grades 7-High School
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.)
  • A previous acting camp or class for grades 6-8 or grades 8-12. (A Musical Theatre camp or class does not fulfill this prerequisite.)

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 and 24th due to Thanksgiving Break)
December: 1 (Performance in the studio)

SHOW DATE: This class will perform on December 1st 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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