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Classes




Thank you for your interest in our classes at Village Square. We are also accepting private students in acting, voice, public speaking, dance, guitar or audition prep. Please contact our Education Director, Debra Leopard at villagesquaretheatre@windstream.net if you have any questions or would like to schedule private lessons.


Let 2015 be a Dramatic year!





ACT III (Character Development)
Ages 15 and up Cost: $155 8 Week intensive on Wednesdays 5:30-7:00- Starting Sept. 23. This is a workshop-style class designed for adults with various levels of theatre experience, focusing on developing 3-dimensional, believable characters. This semester will focus on monologue work. From read through to performance. Each student will go through the entire process of developing characters in several monologues. Guaranteed to improve self-confidence and stretch the imagination. Perfect class for anyone who’s always wanted to try acting.Taught by seasoned director Glenn Farr.


ACT UP Intermediate Level
(Ages 8 and up) 11 Weeks $230 Mondays 6:00-7:00 Begins Sept. 14. This is a class appropriate for the intermediate level student with the desire to learn more about acting, either new or continuing from last semester. Must have had a beginning level class or permission from instructor. Students will continue to learn all the basics of acting while having fun and stretching their creativity. Class is hands-on and will include creative dramatics, improvisation, script analysis, audition techniques, acting for the camera, memorization, and theatre terminology. They will gain self-confidence and learn how to create interesting characters. Students will develop at least two contrasting monologues/commercials in addition to acting exercises. Showcase at the end of the semester. Taught by Debra Leopard


ACT UP THREE- Master Class
Ages 9 and up. Thursdays 6:00-7:00 starting Sept. 10. $185. This is an eight week acting intensive for the serious young acting student who wants to be challenged. Learn Method acting, Chubbick, Sanford Meisner techiniques while having fun and creativing three-diminsional characters. Students will be given very challenging material. Just like a mini Actor's studio. Taught by Debra Leopard. Must have persmission from instructor to enroll. Limited space available.


ACT UP- AUTISM STARS
Starts Sept. 19 12:00-1:00 Saturdays (6 weeks) This is an introduction to creative dramatics and acting for students with Autism/Autism Spectrum. Kids will get to be up onstage and exercise their imaginations while learning the basics of acting including: confidence/self-esteem building, communication, focus, following directions, role playing, using fun props, theatre games, and creative play. A mini performance will be given at the end of the class, complete with curtain call. Taught by Debra Leopard who has years of experience working with special needs actors. Each child will be paired with a young acting student from Village Square. Line/Lead Therapists are welcome to attend if desired.


Acting (ACT UP)
Ages 8 and up Cost: $230 11 Weeks Fridays 5:30-6:30 Starting Sept. 11. This is a class appropriate for the beginning to intermediate level student with the desire to learn more about acting, either new or continuing from last semester. Students will learn all the basics of acting while having fun and stretching their creativity. Class is hands-on and will include creative dramatics, improvisation, basic character development, script analysis, audition techniques, acting for the camera, memorization, and theatre terminology. They will gain self-confidence and learn how to grow as performers. Students will develop at least a commercial and a monologue in addition to acting exercises. Showcase given at the end of the semester. Taught by Debra Leopard


Acting (KIDS ACT)
Ages 4-9 Cost: $205 11 Weeks Mondays 5:00-5:50 Starting Sept. 14. This is a class designed for the very young theatre student, either continuing from last semester or new. It emphasizes creativity, imagination and having fun while learning the basics of acting. Students will explore the world of theatre through improvisation and creative dramatics. They will learn how to perform for the camera and on the stage, and will get the chance to create different types of characters. Each student will develop at least one commercial and one monologue. 100% laughter and fun guarantee! Showcase at the end of the semester. Taught by Becky Croft.


Beginning Guitar
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 beginning Sept. 10 5:30-6:30 for 11 weeks. $230. Ages 6-11. Beginning level small group guitar. Students will learn parts of guitar, chords and beginning level strumming. This class will include music from many genres that students will sing as they play. Students will be able to follow chord changes and play several simple songs. 11 weeks. Performance given at the end of the semester. Students must have their own guitar. Taught by Becky Croft.


British Dialects for the Stage
Saturday October 17. 12:30-2:30. This is a two-hour workshop on mastering dialects for the stage. Focusing on generic upper and lower class British. Expand your knowledge of how dialects work and increase your ability to get cast! Students will learn the Phonetic Alphabet, the basics of how the speaking voice works and all the main changes needed for a convincing stage British accent. Students will get a handbook to take home. Limited to 10. Taught by 30 + year Voice and Diction coach, Debra Leopard $25.


Intermediate Guitar
Ages 8 and up. Cost: $230. Mondays 6:00-7:00 for 11 wweks beginning Feb. 12. This is a continuation of beginning guitar or a class for the guitar student who knows the basics and wants to learn more. Students will learn chords and more complext guitar techiniques. Performance given at the end of the semester. Students must have their own guitar. Taught by Becky Croft.

MUSICAL THEATRE (ACT II)
Ages 8-15 Cost: $245. 11 Weeks Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 beginning Sept. 8. This is a workshop-style class designed for the serious acting student with an emphasis on Musical Theatre. The class will be challenging but fun, and will include choreography for the stage, and singing for the stage. Exercises will include improvisation techniques, stretching the imagination, character development, line memorization, audition techniques, how to sell a song, dance combinations and singing in a group. Students will gain confidence in auditioning and performing in Musical Theatre. Singing and Dancing experience not necessary. Each student will develop several musical theatre numbers and scenes to be performed at the end of the semester. Perfect prep for college level theatre! Performance given at the end of the semester. Taught by Candice Pipkin and Becky Croft.