GROW YOUR SKILLS ONLINE
Work with amazing instructors and other students from around the nation and beyond!
GREAT OPTIONS ALL ONLINE!
Take your fine arts classes with us online. Weekly academic classes in Theatre, Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance & Oral Interp. Daytime classes.
For those students wanting individual attention from experienced instructors, private lessons are the perfect option. These can be taken in conjunction with other classes or students can register for private lessons as their only form of instruction.
VIRTUAL MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION TEAMS
Join talented third through twelfth graders around the nation and beyond and compete as a team and invidually at musical theatre competitions.
Spring team will be attending the
MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITIONS OF AMERICA virtual contest.
FINE ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
THEATRE- theatre classes are designed to meet students where they are at and take them to the next level.
Elementary- This creative drama focused class guides learners through processes of imagination, enactment, and
reflection as they learn theatrical concepts such as: characterization, spatial and self-awareness and empathy for
others. Students will participate in play-acting based on improvised dramatization and sock puppet plays where
students create the stories and the puppets.
Middle School & High School- This class will focus on
interpretation and performance as students gain more in-depth understanding of theatrical elements, principles,
and conventions and develop their acting skills. Activities that utilize dramatic subtext, developing complex
characterizations, examining and understanding scripts and characters, and performance techniques will all be
an important part of this class. Production element of the class will be through the performance of virtual one
act plays. The new challenges of performing online will be explored and techniques for performing virtually
will be taught and put into practice.
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES
MUSICAL THEATRE training allows students to enhance their "triple threat" skills- ACTING< SINGING AND DANCE.
ELEMENTARY- The musical theatre class will teach students how to combine acting, singing, and dancing to create
well-rounded, show stopping musical numbers. This class is primarily focused on small group numbers and
ensemble numbers, with a goal of helping performers learn to sing while dancing during a musical number.
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL- Musical Theatre class is an exploration of American Musical Theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and
present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Since this is a workshop course,
students will prepare material for class presentation and critique. There will also be a focus on the audition
process as well as musical theatre history and repertoire.
DANCE CLASSES are designed to guide the dancer in better body awareness and the development of skills in various styles.
ELEMENTARY- This beginner dance class will focus on body awareness, basic movement and dance skills in ballet and jazz. Students will learn how to understand choreography and put short segments of dance together with music.
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL- This class provides students with the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of dance as an art form. Students will learn and refine dance skills and techniques in class and in performance, study the historical and cultural significance of dance and its evolution as an art form, and evaluate personal work and the
work of others. Students will gain significant knowledge of dance elements, principles, and concepts, develop and apply an understanding of basic principles of choreography, apply knowledge, skills, and techniques of
dance in formal dance presentations virtually. Students will study: ballet, jazz and modern dance.
TECHNICAL THEATRE CLASSES
TECHNICAL THEATRE classes are designed to introduce students to the behind the scenes elements of the theatrical world. Middle School & High School students only.
Class topics include:
ORAL INTERPRETATION & READERS' THEATRE CLASSES
ORAL INTERP classes are designed to introduce students to a different type of performance style.
PROSE & POETRY- students will explore selecting poetry and prose pieces. This class will guide students in preparing and performing oral interpretation pieces that can be used for
competition or performance. Students will learn to select appropriate material, cut material for time and performance techniques necessary for successful competition.
READERS' THEATRE- In this portion of the class, students develop scripts, perform in groups, and practice using their voice to depict
characters from texts. Through Readers’ Theatre, students have the opportunity to develop fluency and further
enhance comprehension of what they are reading while incorporating theatrical techniques such as characterization, facial expression and more.