Village Square Theatre
Enrollment has begun for Spring 2016 classes.
We are also accepting private students in acting, voice, public speaking, dance, guitar or audition prep. Please contact our Education Director, Debra Leopard at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to schedule private lessons.
Let 2016 be a Dramatic year!
12/5/15. 10:00-12:00. Ages 5 through adult. Cost: $25 This is a two-hour workshop designed to help actors improve audition techniques and boost confidence prior to upcoming auditions at Village Square or other theatres. Vocal techniques, expression, stage fright, how to prepare, improvisation exercises and advice on standing out in a crowd will be covered. Students will go through mock acting and singing auditions using several different scripts and will be directed on ways to make improvements. Advice will be given on choices for selection of audition music. Students will also “get into the mind of a director” to learn about what directors look for at auditions. For those who are new to the audition process, students will learn what to expect. For those who have auditioned before, students will learn how to improve. Taught by Debra Leopard and Debi Young
Acting (KIDS ACT)
Ages 4-9 Cost: $205 11 Weeks Mondays 5:00-5:50 Starting Feb. 1. 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.
Acting (ACT UP)
Ages 8 and up Cost: $230 11 Weeks Fridays 5:30-6:30 Starting Feb. 5. 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 and Debi Young
ACT UP Intermediate Level
(Ages 8 and up) 11 Weeks $230 Mondays 6:00-7:00 Begins Feb. 1. 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 and Debi Young
ACT UP THREE- Master Class
Ages 9 and up. Thursdays 6:00-7:00. Beginning Feb. 4. $230. This is a ten 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 veteran stage actor and director Frank Thompson. Must have persmission from Education Director to enroll. Limited space available.
ACT UP- AUTISM STARS
Starts Feb. 6 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.
MUSICAL THEATRE (ACT II)
Ages 8-15 Cost: $245. 11 Weeks Tuesdays 5:30- 6:45 Starting Feb. 2. 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.
ACT III (Character Development)
Ages 15 and up Cost: $155 8 Week intensive on Wednesdays 5:30-7:00- Starting March 9. 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.Taught by seasoned director Glenn Farr.
Starts Feb. 4 5:30-6:30 Thursdays 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.
Ages 8 and up. Cost: $230. Mondays 6:00-7:00 for 11 weeks beginning Feb. 1. 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 complex guitar techiniques. Performance given at the end of the semester. Students must have their own guitar. Taught by Becky Croft.
British Dialects for the Stage
Saturday April 16. 1:00-3:00. 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
One day workhsop. Saturday May 21 at 10:00-12:00. Ages 9 and up. This is a follow-up workshop for those who have taken British Dialects for the Stage. Focus will be on learning specific sound substitutions and variations using the Phonetic Alphabet for stage Irish, French, German and Indian. Taught by Debra Leopard. $25
One day workshop. Sunday March 20 6:00-8:00. Adults 21 and up will learn basic Improv techniques and practice various exercises as seen in Whose Line is it Anyway? Taught by Debra Leopard. Join us afterward for Village Square Idiots rehearsal. Fun, therapeutic and guaranteed to make you laugh. No experience necessary. $25
How to Act a Song
One day workshop. Saturday, April 2 from 10:00-12:00. Ages 7-13. The student will focus on singing performance and will concentrate on vocal and breathing exercises, characterization, and the transition from dialogue to song. The appropriate use of the actor's voice and personality in the selection of the material will be emphasized. Taught by Debi Young. $25
How to Act a Song II
One day workshop. April 2 from 12:30-2:30. The student will focus on singing performance and will concentrate on vocal and breathing exercises, characterization, and the transition from dialogue to song. The appropriated use of the actor's voice and personality in the selection of the audition material will be emphasized. Taught by Debi Young. $25
Intro to Acting for Teens/Adults
Four week introduction to acting for teens and adults. Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 starting Feb. 3. $100. This class is designed to give an introduction to stage acting for those with limited or no acting experience or for those who want to learn techniques. Covered topics: Stanislaski Method, basic character development, movement onstage, confidence, believability, vocal techniques. Perfect for someone who has always wanted to try acting. Stress free and fun! Taught by veteran actress and director Debra Leopard.