The Young People’s Theatre Project has school-year opportunities designed especially for elementary and middle, and high school students. Our YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO classes focus on a range of theatre skills, with fun hands-on activities for many skill/experience levels.
SPRING into SPRING with two classes for middle school students!
reACT! reacting to the present (grades 5-8)
Classes meet Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm April 9 – May 21 (no class May 7) in the Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center at Jesuit HighSchool.
Through speedy improv games, exercises in mindfulness, and scene-building, students will learn to act in every moment of a scene. In a world of constant distractions, it is harder than ever to be fully present in a moment – a skill essential to great acting. In this class, taught by YPTP alumni Pearson Kunz, students will get in touch with the present allowing them to react freely and spontaneously.
There will be a final Demo presentation for friends and family on the last day of class (Monday, May 21). Tuition is $140.00. Register Online Now.
5-6-7-8 musical theatre dance (grades 5-8)
Classes meet Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm April 10 – May 15 in the Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center at Jesuit HighSchool.
Teri Hendricks (veteran YPTP instructor and Jesuit High School choreographer) will guide students through the building blocks of musical theatre dance including technique and storytelling through choreographed numbers from popular Broadway musicals including Newsies. Now is the time to seize the day — and join the dance party!
There will be a final Demo presentation for friends and family on the last day of class (Tuesday, May 15). Tuition is $140.00. Register Online Now.
WHAT IS YOUNG ACTORS’ STUDIO?
Classes are taught by local theatre professionals, some of whom started out as Project students themselves! Most multi-week sessions feature an informal demo presentation—giving students the opportunity to showcase the skills they’ve acquired—in front of an audience of friends and family.
For High School students, the Young Actors Studio takes the form of periodic workshop “intensives” with a specific focus, based around a special guest artist or opportunity, often just one exciting session long. Please see below for current High School intensive opportunities.
PREVIOUS YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO CLASS THEMES:
- Character Creation
- Musical Theatre
- Dance for the Theatre
- Stage Combat
- Page to the Stage
- Preparing your character
- Clowning/Physical Theatre