All the World’s a Stage—Come Act on Ours!
Youth from kindergarten to high school will have opportunities to explore the magic of making theatre. Taught by experienced and enthusiastic instructors, these classes will give kids the skills in acting, musical theatre, improv, and more fun subjects.
Many studies have shown the importance of arts education in shaping skills needed for successful child development. At South Bend Civic Theatre, we are committed to giving community children top flight theatre classes designed to teach skills and having fun while learning.
Classes begin the week of October 8, 2012 and will run for six weeks. To register, call the box office at 574-234-1112 or sign-up online (please note: there is an additional transaction fee for online registrations).
Discounts will be given for registering for multiple classes during the session as well as for registering more than one child. Questions regarding classes and specific student placement should be referred to Education Director Sara Bartlett: email@example.com.
The complete class listing is as follows:
Level 1 - K and 1st graders
Level 2 - 2nd and 3rd graders
Creative Drama offers our youngest students a chance to explore and express ideas and feelings though dramatic enactment. The children will experiment with movement, voice, and acting in guided activities and theatre games. They will dig into the elements of a story, have fun with improvisation, and learn how to be someone else! This process aids students in language development, communication skills, and creativity, as well as building self-esteem, empathy, and group co-operation. Creative Drama classes are designed for beginning and returning student and cover new material each session.
Level I – K & 1st grades
Class: Oh Pooh!
Explore the 100 Acre Woods with Pooh, Tiger, Eeyore and everyone else in the forest as we bounce and sing and work together to escape from the terrible Backson! Cost $75
Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:40pm starting Oct 10th at the Battell Community Center is located at 904 N. Main Mishawaka **No class on Halloween, October 31**
ONLY FIVE SPOTS LEFT!!
Saturdays 9:30 to 10:30am starting Oct. 13th at the Studio Theatre in our main building at 403 N. Main St. South Bend
ONLY THREE SPOTS LEFT!!
Level II – 2nd & 3rd grades
Class: Happy Halloween
From Casper the Friendly Ghost to the Headless Horseman and all things that go bump in the night! Come and help us create our very own scary story! Cost: $75.00
Tuesdays from 6 to 7pm starting Oct. 9th at our Studio Theatre located at the Studio Theatre in our main building at 403 N. Main St. South Bend
SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL.
Saturdays 11:00 to noon at our Studio Theatre located in our main building at 403 N. Main St. South Bend
SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL.
Intermediate Drama – 4th thru 6th grades
Intermediate Drama classes introduce and review theatrical techniques and terminology. Basic concepts are presented through the use of theatre games, exercises and improvisation. Students develop the skills and freedom necessary to react spontaneously and honestly moment to moment. These classes are where students expand their knowledge of acting skills, voice, and movement for the stage, dance and characterization. They begin to work in depth with scripted scenes and monologues. The process of script analysis is introduced and students hone their skills as they approach material that makes increased demands on their physical, vocal, and imaginative resources!
Class: Acting Foundations
Through exciting theatre games, improv and exercises that engage and stretch the voice, body and mind of an actor, we teach the fundamentals of acting for the stage. Students will learn how to “be in the moment” and collaborate with their fellow actors. This class is for beginners as well as stage veterans as teachers will challenge actors at all levels – while they are having a blast! Cost: $90
Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45pm at the Studio Theatre in our main building at 403 N. Main St. South Bend
Class: Musical Theatre I
This class breaks down the basics of this highly collaborative art form and gives students the room they need to grow. Whether you’ve been in a show or just dance around in the living room with a pretend microphone in your hand this class will refine the skills and develop the discipline necessary to become a triple threat. A little tap here a little jazz there – you will get a change to try it all! Cost: $90
Saturdays from 10 to 11:15am at the Firehouse Theatre located at 701 N. Portage Rd South Bend
Teen Conservatory Workshops - 7th thru 12th grades
Our Teen Conservatory workshop sessions offer students an opportunity to explore theatre and musical theatre though variety of choices each semester. These unique workshops are designed for students to find their own artistic voice in a collaborative and creative environment. Instructors help those new to the process become confident and stretch and challenge those who have been in theatre classes before.
Class: Acting Techniques
The skills and concepts we teach in this class are the fundamentals that actors never stop working on! Through theatre games and exercises that engage and stretch the voice, body and mind of the actor, we teach them how to embody a character, identify the obstacles, and what to do to achieve their objective. So no matter if you are a newcomer to the theatre or have been treading the boards for a while you will learn and grow while having a ball! Cost: $110
Thursdays from 6 to 7:30pm the Battell Community Center is located at 904 N. Main Mishawaka
Class: Musical Theatre I
This class breaks down the basics of this highly collaborative art form and gives students the room they need to grow. Whether you’ve been in a show or just dance around in the living room with a pretend microphone in your hand this class will refine the skills and develop the discipline necessary to become a triple threat. A little tap here a little jazz there – you will get a change to try it all! Cost: $110
Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Studio Theatre located in the main building at 403 N. Main South Bend
Individual, corporate and/or foundation sponsors help underwrite production costs of each SBCT production throughout the calendar year.