STEPs: Spring Classes

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Class Descriptions

The State Theatre Foundation offers 4 week-long twice a week day classes, 1.5 hour long each designed specifically to engage students in the art and craft of theatre, while building their skills in communication, collaboration and creativity. Weekend classes also run for 1.5 hours but are 8 weeks long.

Classes are taught by individuals with training and experience in their artistic field and adhere to standards in line with the National Art Standards. Classes are scheduled to allow parents to maximize the participation of siblings across a time frame. Discounts and payment plans are available for multiple enrollments.

During our spring and summer camps, we offer Before Care (7:30am-9:30am) and After Care (4:30pm-6:30pm). Our Before Care/After Care program consists of supervised free time. The State Theatre provides art supplies, games, and a tv/dvd player. Campers may bring books or music if they choose to have more solitary pursuits before/after a long day of fun and creativity!

For parents/guardian looking to register their students for April-May STEP classes, please:

1.) Click here to download the Registration paperwork.

2.) Register online by clicking on the title of any class to register today.

3. )Complete Registration paperwork and send it to the State Theatre via email or snail mail. Here’s a link to the paperwork.

Payment plan, Before-Care and After-Care, and Multi-Student/Multi-Class forms are available by emailing us at education@culpepertheatre.org


 

Mystery Theatre                                                     $120

Grades 2-5 (Homeschool-focused) – Wednesday 9:00am-10:20am (April 6 – May 25)

Grades 2-3 – Thursday 4:00pm-5:20pm (April 7 – May 26)

 

Explore creating fun and exciting mysteries in the melodramatic style of Clue and Whodunits. Through improvisation and creative play, students will study characters, write a script and perform a short play that bring hilarious criminal hi-jinks to life!

 

Fairytale Adventures                                            $120

Grades 2-5 (Homeschool-focused) – Wednesday 10:30am-11:50am (April 6 – May 25)

Grades 2-3 – Wednesday 5:30pm-6:50pm (April 6 – May 25)

 

Explore creating fun and exciting stories from page to stage. Through improvisation and creative play, students will study characters, write a script and perform a short play that brings their favorite fairytale to life!

 

Superheroes and Super-villains                $120

Grades 2-5 (Homeschool-focused) – Thursday 9:00am-10:20am (April 7 – May 26)

Grades 4-5 – Wednesday 4:00pm-5:20pm (April 6 – May 25) OR Thursday 5:30pm-6:50pm (April 7 – May 26)

 

Jump into one of the major core principles of acting, intention and motivation, through a fun and in-depth look at your favorite animation or comic book hero or villain! Learn character development, motive, and just how and why the characters became so heroic or dastardly. Students will work with a short passage from their favorite animated movie and will learn to mine the text for intention behind a character’s actions, thoughts and words in order to deliver an engaging and exciting performance.

 

Intro to Improv (Beginner)                               $120

Grades 2-5 (Homeschool-focused) – Thursday 10:30am-11:50am (April 6 – May 25)

Grades 4-5 – Saturday 9:00am-10:20am (April 9 – May 28)

 

Improvisation                                                                $120

Grades 6/7/8+ (Homeschool-focused) – Thursday 2:30pm-3:50pm (April 7 – May 26)

 

Experience the power of play and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment! Students will learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”), active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good.

 

FUNdamentals of Acting                                  $120

Grades 6/7/8 (Homeschool-focused) – Wednesday 2:30pm-3:50pm (April 6 – May 25)

Grades 6/7/8 – Saturday 9:00am-10:20am (April 9 – May 28)

 

An in-depth look at the fundamentals of acting for new students and a refresher for those with previous experience. Students will build and apply essential skills to short scenes, and ensemble exercises, culminating in a sharing of work at the final class meeting. Ideal for those who have always wanted to give acting a try, those who want to build their self-confidence or overcome stage fright, and those who’d like to learn more about performing opportunities in the area. This is your chance to explore the basics, from warm-up routines and script work to scene study and character study.

 

Audition Technique (Beginner)                 $120

Grades 6/7/8 – Saturday 1:00pm-2:20pm (April 9 – May 28)

Thinking of auditioning for a part in your school play or the local community theatre? Get a leg up on the competition with this class on audition technique. Learn what directors are looking for during your audition and how to make them remember you. This class aims to give new actors audition experience through mock auditions and constructive feedback. Students will also learn the dos and don’ts of auditioning, audition etiquette, how to select and prepare a monologue, cold reading from the script, what to do at the callback, and everything in between.