(4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta GA 30342)
St James Methodist Church is positioned on the border of North Buckhead and Brookhaven at the corner of Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Loridans Drive, approximately 8 minutes (2 miles) north of Lenox Mall, and 6 minutes (1.7 miles) east of Roswell Road.
2019-2020 Registration is Open!
TUITION RATES AND ANOTHER REGISTRATION LINK ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
ST JAMES 2019-2020 SCHEDULE
FOUNDATIONAL THEATRE SKILLS CLASSES:
SONGS & SCENES (PreK-1st)
Tuesdays 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!"
THEATRE SKILLS (2nd-5th; 5th-12th)
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 Elementary Theatre Skills (2nd-5th) ~ Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, and Performance Technique
Thursdays 7:30-8:30 Intermediate Theatre Skills (5th-12th) ~ Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, and Performance Technique
**Additional classes offered for 2nd-5th and 6th-12th grades at nearby Peachtree Road UMC.
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)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm Elementary Dance Technique for Musical Theatre (K-5th grade)
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Intermediate Dance Technique for Musical Theatre (5th-10th)
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!
VOCAL / MUSIC / SHOW CHOIR
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 Show Choir / Group Voice (2nd-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.
IMPROV & SKETCH VIDEOS ACTING
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm Improv Troupe & Sketch Videos Acting (2nd-8th)
**Additional classes offered for 6th-12th grades at nearby Peachtree Road UMC.
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 films, 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.
(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.
Studio Series ~ select one-act shows throughout the year with a shorter rehearsal process and lower commitment level
Contact us for details on our productions and how to join!
The more classes, you take, the bigger bang-for-your-buck!
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