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Elementary Acting Class:
On Monday nights we will hold our Elementary Acting Class for children in 2nd-4th grade, from 6:30-7:30pm beginning Monday, August 31st. The children will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities and games to develop their acting skills and improvisation skills and will work on scenes, monologues, and creative dramatics. The cost for the class is $80/month for a total of $320 for the semester. If your child also participates in our Performance Session (Charlotte’s Web) or our Audition-only Show (Number the Stars) we will give you $20 off a month for a total of $60 a month instead of $80. The first class will be held on Monday, August 31st and the semester will culminate in a performance for families (this fall’s performance will be videoed for families to watch at home) on Monday, December 14th. To register your child, please email us at email@example.com.
Series Musical Theatre Classes:
On Wednesdays we will offer our new, leveled, musical theatre classes open to children in 2nd through 9th grade. This fall we will offer Series I, for younger and less-experienced children, and Series II for older, more-experienced children. We will eventually add Series III and IV as children age and develop. Series classes are semester-long and will culminate in a performance for families (this fall’s performance will be videoed for families to watch at home). Both classes center around the three main elements of musical theatre: voice/singing, dance, and acting. The purpose of the Series classes is to provide an opportunity for children who are passionate about musical theatre to have the chance to learn new skills, develop them, and grow as a performer over the years. We are fortunate to have an incredibly talented staff of teachers for our Series classes! Miss Hannah, who has spent her career teaching and directing children's theatre, will be teaching the acting portion of the classes. Miss Amy, who has been teaching dance (hip hop, jazz, theatre dance, and more) and choreographing professionally for years will be teaching the dance portion of the classes. Both bring a wealth of theatre, dance, and musical theatre knowledge that they are so excited to share with the children!
Series I will take place on Wednesdays from 5-6pm, and Series II will take place on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. Both classes will begin on Wednesday, August 26th. Due to safety concerns with singing and COVID-19, this fall we will not include singing/voice in the class. Instead, we will split their weekly classes between acting and musical theatre dance. Once it is safe to begin singing again, we will add it into their classes.
The cost for the Series classes is $80/month for a total of $320 for the semester (August 26th-December 16th). If your child also participates in a Performance Session (Charlotte’s Web) or the Audition-only Show (Number the Stars), we will give you $20 off a month for a total of $60 a month instead of $80. If you are interested in registering for a Series class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child has worked with us before our teachers will let you know which Series class, I or II, to place your child in. If your child has not worked with us before, we will audition him/her to be able to place them in the appropriate Series class.
Monthly Themed Classes:
To give children the opportunity to explore the varied topics in theatre, we’ve created a class that will change month to month. Each month we will offer a new class (lasting 4 weeks) that meets Fridays from 6:30-8:00pm. The topic/theme and age group for the class will change each month, so you’ll be able to register for a month at a time. One month might be aimed at elementary-aged children, while the next might be geared for PreK children, and the next tailored for middle school children. We will announce the monthly class topics and age groups at least one month in advance for you to register your children. The cost is $80 per month.
September Class: “Characterizationz: Head to Toe”
Join us as we use the actor’s tools-the body, voice, and mind-to build and refine characters from the ground up. This intermediate class will consist of characterization exercises, some of which are rooted in improvisation, and will culminate in text work. The acting skills you learn will help you in future auditions, performances, and in public speaking!
This class is open to children in 5th through 9th grade. Classes will take place on Fridays in September from 6:30-8:00pm: September 4, 11, 18, and 25. The cost is $80 per child. Email us at email@example.com to register your child.
October Class: “Page to Stage”
In this class students will be guided through the creative playwriting process as they create characters, establish setting, and develop the plot of their original short plays. Instructors will introduce various activities and games that focus on “who, what, wher Students will also learn how to format and structure a play. The class will culminate with students workshopping these original plays by staging them and videoing them for families to watch at home. Students have specifically asked for us to bring back this class so we are very excited!
The class is open to students in 6th-10th grade. It meets every Friday in October from 6:30-8pm: October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. The cost is $80 per child. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take the Covid-19 pandemic very seriously. Having spoken with doctors and health professionals, we feel confident that our protocol provides us the ability to keep our children and staff as safe and healthy as possible. Our goal is to provide a safe space for children to learn, grow, and have fun...a bit of normalcy in the midst of the pandemic.
--All staff and children wear masks when they are at TAP. On the first day of class/rehearsal, the children are taught how to properly wear their masks to ensure maximum benefit. Masks are available for children who need a new one or arrive to TAP without one. We also have mask straps for children who have a difficult time getting their mask to fit, anti-fog for children with glasses, and filters. Our goal is to help make their masks as comfortable as possible so they are less likely to fidget with them.
--Sanitizer is placed in multiple locations around the studio so that is easily accessible whenever a child feels the need to sanitize. They sanitize anytime they touch their face or mask. Every 45 minutes we take hand-washing breaks.
--We disinfect TAP Studios with CDC-approved cleaners diligently and frequently each day.
--When the children arrive to TAP, they have their temperatures taken outside before they enter the building, using a forehead thermometer. Children with temperatures over 100 are asked to leave.
--Spots are marked on the floor where children can sit/stand during activities, and while blocking onstage. Children are taught the "2 arms-length" rule to help with distancing. When children get too close to a friend, we use "TAP back!" to remind them to distance.
--Props for games and activities are not shared, as well as paper, clipboards, highlighters, and any other supplies.