We have 2 Decatur locations this year for our Conservatory Classes and Productions for kids & teens!
Monday classes and rehearsals will be held at First Christian Church Decatur, 601 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030 (across from the post office in downtown Decatur)
Wednesdays classes will be held at Gathered & Grounded, 533 W Howard Avenue, Decatur GA 30030 (near DHS and Renfroe Middle)
2019-2020 Registration is Open!
TUITION RATES AND ANOTHER REGISTRATION FORM LINK ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ~~
~~TUITION RATES AND ANOTHER REGISTRATION FORM LINK ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ~~
FOUNDATIONAL THEATRE SKILLS CLASSES:
SONGS & SCENES (PreK-1st)
Mondays 3:45-4:30 pm Songs & Scenes ~ Acting, Creative Dramatics, Musical Theatre, and Performance Technique
Your rising star will love this introduction to theatre technique, and performance skills! Class will include physical and vocal warmups, imagination exercises and drama games, an overview of various theatre concepts & terms, and units of Acting, Musical Theatre, and Creative Dramatics. Students will work on various pieces throughout the year, culminating in the Spring Showcase in May!
Just starting out, but want more stage time? In addition to the Songs & Scenes class, enroll in our Jr Ensemble to perform "Fractured Fairytales" and ensemble roles in "Frozen Jr!"
ELEM. / INTER. THEATRE SKILLS (2nd-5th; 6th-12th)
Mondays 4:30-5:30 Elementary Theatre Skills (2nd-5th) ~ Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, and Performance Technique
Mondays 8-9 Intermediate Theatre Skills (6th-12th) ~ Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, and Performance Technique
Students will strengthen their theatre performance technique in these foundational classes. Weekly classes will include physical and vocal warmups, communication & listening exercises, drama games & creative expression, an overview of various theatre concepts & terms, and units of Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, and Playwriting. Individual assignments will include monologues, scene work, mock auditions, writing a 3-5 minute short play, and rehearsal of various numbers for Spring Showcase.
Love performing? Ready for a challenge? Audition for our Young Actors Ensemble, or Teen Ensemble performance troupes, to perform in our full-scale productions! This year's shows include "Seussical Kids", a "Newsies" revue, "Charlotte's Web", and "Frozen Jr!"
(Specialized classes can be taken on their own, or combined to help students become triple threats! We recommend Young Actors Ensemble members enroll in at least one specialized class in Acting, Singing, or Dance in addition to their foundational Theatre Skills technique class, to enhance their progress and growth, or to explore new areas of interest! Classes are conveniently scheduled in blocks so students can participate in several back-to-back if they choose)
ACTING AND SCENE STUDY / ACTING METHODS
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 Scene Study & Acting Methods (6th-12th)
Are you ready to level up in your acting ability? Have you always wanted to take an acting class and play different roles or explore various ways to create a 3-dimensional character? Scene Study and Acting Methods is the class for you! Students will dive into character analysis, scene structure, and characterization as they rehearse and perform various dramatic and comedic scenes from the theatre canon. They will learn how to react to a scene partner and make strong choices using their Actor's Toolbox to create 3-dimensional characters. They'll also learn about various acting techniques including Stanislavski, Meisner, Strasberg, and Adler. They'll have several performance opportunities throughout the year, culminating in the Spring Showcase recital in May.
IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY VIDEOS ACTING
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 Improv Troupe & Sketch Videos Acting (4th-10th)
Do you love watching funny videos on youtube? Want to star in your own sketch comedy video series? Love playing improv games?
In Improv & Sketch Video Acting class you'll bring sketch comedy to life and access your own comedic instincts, spontaneity, and imagination while playing Improv games, creating characters and skits, and learning to listen, communicate, and support each other as an ensemble! You'll write, produce, and film sketch comedy short videos, as well as perform a Night of Improv for your family & friends. This class will be a natural fit for the born performer, the class clown, the playwright, or the quiet student who needs a supportive environment to come out of his shell. Expect a supportive and judgement-free environment where you can learn to trust yourself as a performer, and have a fabulous time doing it.
SHOW CHOIR! / GROUP VOICE / VOCALS & CHOREOGRAPHY
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 Show Choir! / Group Voice (3rd-8th)
Love to sing along with the radio and put on a show? Want to have a stronger voice and feel more confident when you're singing? This is the class for you! Students will learn proper vocal technique, develop their projection and breath control, learn to read music, and work on their theory and sight-singing skills while performing upbeat routines of modern pop music, standards, and Broadway hits! There will be at least 1 outside performance opportunity during the year, in addition to Spring Showcase.
Students may also enroll in private voice lessons with us to enhance their vocal development. Contact us for details.
DANCE TECHNIQUE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
TBD -- Coming soon! Contact us if you're interested! We need at least 5 students to offer this program at our Decatur location this year!
Every actor needs to be a good dancer too, or at least "move well!" Students will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows! Class curriculum is based on ballet technique, layered with Broadway style jazz and tap movements, and includes a proper warmup, stretches, isolations, across the floor progressions and combinations. Put it all together while you work on dance numbers from popular Broadway shows each week! Dance students will have multiple performances throughout the year, including Spring Showcase!
(students must be enrolled in at least 1 technique class in order to join a performance troupe)
Jr Ensemble Troupe ~ "Fractured Fairytales" and featured moments in "Frozen Jr" (prek-2nd)
Young Actors Ensemble Troupe ~ "Seussical the Musical" and "Frozen Jr" (2nd-12th)
Junior Theatre Festival -- select YAE members can also join our competition troupe to attend JTF in January 2020.
Forefront Arts Teen Ensemble (FATE) ~ by invitation only for students with a minimum of 3 years of drama training.
Contact us for details on our productions and how to join!
CLASS TUITION OPTIONS
The more classes, you take, the bigger bang-for-your-buck!
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