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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 the semester.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $220/$55

(Tuition and Class Fee:  $110/($25 + $30))

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $100/$25)

Creative Dance - Grades 2nd-6th  

Teacher: Jacquie Palazzolo

(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 spring performance event.

Annual Tuition:  $240 ( $120/120)

Class Fees, $10 Fall Performance, $35 Spring Performance (Total Annual Fee: $45)

 

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

Teachers: Mrs. Sarah Iredale & Mrs. Megan Mull 

This is a public speaking class formatted as a workshop. Students will explore techniques such as vocal delivery, characterization, and pacing to develop experience and confidence.  By using existing source texts - poetry and plays – students will initially focus on delivery of material; development of content will follow and be tailored accordingly.  (N.B. As a workshop this class is not scheduled to conclude in a formal performance.) 

First Semester:

·      4 Weeks of Poetry Recitation

·      4 Weeks of Public Speaking Exercises

·      4 Weeks of One Act Play Scenes Development and Performance

2nd Semester (Emphasis on Dramatic Performance)

·      4 Weeks of Public Speaking and Acting Exercises

·      8 Weeks of Play Writing, Direction and Performance

     Sources: 

·      Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa, IEW publishers

·      How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig

·      Relevent age-appropriate scenes from public domain works

*No additional materials needed for this course

Annual Tuition $220 ($110 + $110)

Class Fees $10 ($5 + $5)

 

Musical Theatre Junior - Grades 2nd-8th  

Director: Paula Rakestraw   Co-Director: 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 PRODUCTIONS or other worthy production. The 2016/2017 school year will feature a performance of one of the Broadway Jr. productions to be held at the end of the school year in April.

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.

Grades 2nd-8th will perform a MUSICAL THEATER INTERNATIONAL production of : TBD

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $240/$95* 

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$95)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$0)

*This $95 Class Fee covers Book Fees, CD Fees, Supply Fees, Facility Fee, and Costume Expenses.

 

Show Choir - Grades 4th-8th

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:  $220/$60

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $110/$30)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $110/$30)

 

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/$50

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$25)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$25)

 

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

Director: Stephanie Mackris       Co-Director:  Dorie Ivan

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.

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.

Senior Musical Theater will be doing Horizons of Gold for the 2017-2018 school year.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $240/$95* 

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$95)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$0)

*This $95 Class Fee covers Book Fees, CD Fees, Supply Fees, Facility Fee, and Costume Expenses.

 

Not Offered 2017-2018

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:  $240/$35 

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$0)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$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:  $240/$35 

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$0)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$35 -- To Cover Costumes for Spring Performance)