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Performing Arts

Performance Arts Parents are required to sign a Fine Art Class Parental Agreement Form.  Failure to do so will jeopardize your students participation in Performance Art Classes.  If you failed to sign this form during the membership process, you can find it here.

Fun with Music - Grades K-3rd

Teacher: Darcie D'Ascenzo

Fun with Music will allow young students the opportunity to actively engage in music as they explore musical concepts, instruments, and composers. This class will be an exciting and pressure-free place for your child to develop a strong musical foundation and become knowledgeable, confident, and curious about music. Students will learn rhythm, dynamics, notes, and phrases through active participation. They will be exposed to music from different genres and composers. Budding musicians will sing, use expressive movement, develop active listening skills, play instruments, and begin reading and creating music. Practicing at home will greatly improve your child’s growing musicianship. Our hope is that your child will leave this class loving music. Our young musicians will be included in performance night if they choose to participate. Performance night is at the end of each semester.  Fun with Music can be taken for multiple years as activities vary from year to year.

*This class will be offered for 2021-2022 and will adhere to applicable CDC and State of Ohio health and pandemic guidelines, including but not limited to, for safety in singing. If singing is outside of our capabilities to execute within safety guidelines, this class will focus on other aspects of music making in place of activities that would normally include singing. It is our hope that the class will be able to be executed without modification but reserve the right to adapt if necessary. If we are able to have performances (in compliance with CDC and State of Ohio guidelines), students will be given the opportunity to participate in two performance nights where, as a class, we will demonstrate some of the concepts we are learning in class. These typically occur in late November or early December and early April. We reserve the right to adapt the course description as necessary in the interest of preserving the health and safety of our students and teachers.

Fun with Music has a two year rotation.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $240/$60

 

Creative Dance - Grades 2nd-6th  

Teacher: Mrs. McGinnis

(Students will Perform in Both Fall and Spring Performances)

Beginning with basic ballet and dance warm ups and exercises, the students learn the fundamentals of movement and dance technique.  After warming up, the students will learn to execute simple dance movement combinations across the floor to include slides, turns, leaps, and more.

A favorite part of this class is the different creative movement games and activities that we do. The students learn about many of the components of choreography that include how we make choices about moving through space; fast/slow, high/low, floor patterns, positive and negative space, different rhythms, et cetera, as we work together to create a dance for the fall and spring performance event.

Annual Tuition & Class Fee: $240/$45

 

Musical Theatre Junior - Grades 2nd-8th  

Direction: Darcie D'Ascenzo      

Our Musical Theater class offers every child the opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a Musical Theater Production. Students will learn vocal training, acting, and staging, to name a few, as they learn to perform a production from beginning to end utilizing one of Music Theater International's BROADWAY JR or KIDS PRODUCTIONS or other worthy production. The 2019/220 school year will feature a performance of one of the productions to be held at the end of the school year in April or early May.

Theater Parents are required to sign a Fine Art Class Parental Agreement Form.  Failure to do so will jeopardize your students participation in Theater Class.

*This class will be offered for 2021-2022 and will adhere to applicable CDC and State of Ohio health and pandemic guidelines, including but not limited to, for safety in singing. If singing is outside of our capabilities to execute within safety guidelines, this class will focus on other aspects of theater training in place of activities that would normally include singing. For 2021-2022, this class, as permissible under prevailing applicable and State of Ohio health and pandemic guidelines, will culminate with a performance of our production to be held at the end of the school year in April or early May. This class also performs at Fall Performance Night, typically held late November/early December. We are exploring various options to continue teaching musical theatre even if a fully staged and sung musical is not possible in the spring. Our hope is by utilizing multiple teachers and small groups, we will continue to offer valuable training, instruction, and team-oriented storytelling activities for the students regardless of our ability to perform a fully staged musical.

- “Plan A” is to prepare and stage our musical over the course of the school year following any applicable mask and distancing guidelines.

- “Plan B” would afford the kids master class style training in the first semester and a return to our musical in the second semester.

- “Plan C” would offer the kids training all year round without the fully staged musical at the end, but hopefully, with a modified showcase for families to experience what they have learned throughout the year.

*We reserve the right to adapt the course description as necessary in the interest of preserving the health and safety of our students and faculty.

**We will be reauditioning for this show since it has been on hiatus for two years. Please reassure students who were previously cast that they will still be considered for their role, but we will have many new students in the class and will need to consider everyone.

This year's Musical Performance : Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $260/$145* 

*This $145 Class Fee covers Book Fees, CD Fees, Supply Fees, Facility Fee, and Costume Expenses.

 

Show Choir - Grades 4th-8th or 8th-12th

Teacher: Darcie D'Ascenzo

Show Choir is a lively singing and dancing class that uses Broadway and classic songs to develop musicianship, proper use of breath support, phrasing, interpretation, stage presence and other musical and performance disciplines through teamwork. Students should plan to practice their pieces at home several times each week to be prepared for performance night at the end of the semester. Show Choir is appropriate for all abilities and is a fantastic way to step into the art of music. So if you like to sing, dance, and perform in front of an audience this is the class for you!

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$60

*For 2021-2022, this class will only be offered if there is a way for us to sing in a group safely following all CDC and State of Ohio guidelines at the time the class is being offered. We do know that singing with masks is possible! There is also a possibility even if the class cannot be safely executed in the fall, it could be offered second semester. Again, depending on guidelines at the time, we may or may not have performance night. Typically, each semester ends with a performance in late November/early December and early April. It is our hope we will be able to execute this class, even with mask and distancing requirements to give the students a valuable performing arts experience.

 

Teen Choir - Grades 7th-12th    

Teacher: Stephanie Mackris 

Teen choir is a choral ensemble for teens ages 12-18 that provides a fun environment for each singer to develop his/her God-given instrument, the voice, and to sharpen the necessary skills to belong to a musical ensemble: muscianship, diction, introduction to solfeggio, and music literacy are all components of the Teen Choir experience.  Music will be chosen based upon th eexperience and number of singers who participate.  The course will culminate in performances at both the Fall and Spring Performance Nights.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$80

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$40)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$40)

 

Group Voice - Grades 4th-12th    

Teacher: Stephanie Mackris 

Group Voice is a group singing lesson that provides a learning situation in which each person in the group is constantly involved, whether in performance, aural and visual analysis, or constructive criticism of self and peers. Each member feels a responsibility to others for adequate preparation and all have a real sense of personal involvement. Students will need to practice at home for 20 minutes- 3 times a week. They will perform in performance night which is at the end of the semester.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$80

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$40)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$40)

 

Musical Theater Senior Boys & Girls-  Grades 7th-12th

Director: Lenora McGinnis      Co-Director:  Gwyn Stout

This theater class offers every child the opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a theater production. Students will learn to work in a group atmosphere to accomplish a goal of putting a production together, acting, and staging, to name a few, as they learn to perform a production from beginning to end utilizing one of Music Theater International's productions or other worthy production. Since this is a performance group offering, each child will need to practice an hour or two each week at home in preparation for class each week. Performance will be held at the end of the school year in April or early May.

Theater Parents are required to sign a Fine Art Class Parental Agreement Form.  Failure to do so will jeopardize your students participation in Theater Class.

This year's Musical Performance : Music Theater International's Sleeping Beauty Jr.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $260/$145* 

*This $145 Class Fee covers Book Fees, CD Fees, Supply Fees, Facility Fee, and Costume Expenses.

 

 

Not Offered 2019-2020

Creative Dance I - Grades 1st-4th

Teacher: Jacquie Palazzolo

In this class, we will have a lot of fun! Beginning with basic dance warm ups and exercises, the students will begin to learn the fundamentals of movement and dance technique. Each week we will enjoy different creative movement games and activities. The children will also learn about many of the components of choreography, such as how we make choices about moving through space, fast/slow, high/low, floor patterns, positive and negative space, different rhythms, etc., as we work together to create our own dances. There will be leaping, turning, balancing, moving together as a group and moving all alone...the possibilities are endless! Students will work on techniquest throughout the year and will perform a dance for the spring performance event. 

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$35 

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$0)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$35 -- To Cover Costumes for Spring Performance)

 

Creative Dance II- Grades 5th-7th 

Teacher: Jacquie Palazzolo

This class is geared for a slightly older student and is a very rewarding and challenging experience. YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE CREATIVE DANCE I as a prerequisite to this class! Beginning with basic ballet and dance warm ups and exercises, the students learn the fundamentals of movement and dance technique.  After warming up, the students will learn to execute simple dance movement combinations across the floor to include slides, turns, leaps, and more.

A favorite part of this class is the different creative movement games and activities that we do. The students learn about many of the components of choreography that include how we make choices about moving through space; fast/slow, high/low, floor patterns, positive and negative space, different rhythms, et cetera, as we work together to create a dance for the spring performance event.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$35 

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$0)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$35 -- To Cover Costumes for Spring Performance)

 

Jazz Choir - Grades 6th-12th

Teacher: Gwyn Stout

Come join us for a high-energy time of fun and harmony.  We will study the qualities of jazz music, learn to sing in harmony with a group, and move to our music. This is not a show choir but we will have fun and move some. Students should plan to practice their pieces at home several times each week to be prepared for performance night at the end of the semester. Jazz choir is appropriate for all students. Students will work on techniquest throughout the year and will perform in both the fall and spring performance nights. 

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$60

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$30)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$30)

 

Acapella - Grades 7th-12th

Teacher: Stephanie Mackris

Acapella is a vocal ensemble experience that prepares students for a lifetime of singing.  In addition to learning the repertoire, students will learn vocal technique and music theory.  Acapella willl perform 2-3 selections for both the Fall and Spring Performance Nights.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$30

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$15)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$15)

 

Poetry, Plays and Oracy - Grades 4th-8th (fluent readers)

Teachers: Mrs. Sarah Iredale

Oracy is the ability to speak and  to understand spoken language.   In this workshop-style class, students will develop four aspects of  verbal communication:  cognitive, linguistic, physical, and emotive strands. Students will explore techniques such as vocal delivery, characterization, and pacing to develop experience and confidence.  A selection of poems and plays will form the basis of class discussion and practice, with Shakespeare being a major component.   Plays may include:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth.

Annual Tuition $220 ($110 + $110)

Class Fees $10 ($5 + $5)

 

Basic Music Theory-  Grades 7th-12th 

Teacher: Dorie Ivan

During this class students will learn basic note names and values, time signatures, staff notation, clefs, rhythm and meter, key signatures, major and minor scales, chords, and beyond.  The students will get a working knowledge of the piano keyboard by learning half and whole steps, and by building intervals, scales, and chords on piano practice cards. The class will be utilizing worksheets from Musictheory.com, exercises from musictheory.net and piano practice cards.

This is a great class for voice students, instrumentalists, and music theatre students, whether or not you intend to pursue music as a career.  It will also be a great stepping stone for college music theory.

Students will utilize the following teaching aides: worksheets from Musictheory.com, exercises from Musictheory.net, and Piano Practice Cards

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$25

(Fall tuition and class fee $120/$25)

(Spring tuition and class fee $120)

 

Gateway to Music - Grades 3rd-6th

Teacher: Stephanie Mackris

This class is designed to teach students to read music through games, songs, and learning to perform on the recorder.  The ability to read music will open the door for students to explore other instruments and enjoy a lifetime musical experience.  The students will perform selections on the recorder for both the Fall and Spring Performances Nights.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $240/$15

Fall Tuition & Class Fee: $120/$15

Spring Tuition & Class Fee: $120/$0