Make Believe Acting for ages 4-6: Our youngest actors experience a boost in confidence and improve their focus and discipline. Through storytelling, relaxation, and play, students learn to listen, trust their imaginations, and feel empathy—all while having fun and building positive relationships with peers.
Acting for ages 7-9: Actors work through basic script analysis, character development, and creating truthful performances through improvisation and the use of sensory work. Students prepare to show up to a performance relaxed, confident, secure, and excited to take direction.
Acting for ages 10-12: Actors at this age gear themselves toward focus, truthful performances and improvisation, cold readings, and breaking down a script. Students explore objectives, observation, relaxation, and trust. Students prepare to show up to a performance relaxed, confident, secure, and excited for the work.
Acting for ages 13-18: Students discover finding the writer’s voice through script analysis and making specific choices that are playable yet open to adjustments and direction. Improvisations may be dramatic or comedic but are always based on truth. Teens are encouraged to “get out of their heads and into their hearts,” focusing on the Stanislavsky method of acting.
Improvisational Acting for ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-18, and adults: Students experience the thrill of working organically from heart and head–with no script! Actors in this class engage in various improvisational exercises that improve skills in quick thinking, character choices and development, emotions, flexibility within a scene or script, and preparation for more successful cold readings.
Sketch Comedy for ages 10-12: Students will discover the thrill of learning how to write and perform a sketch from start to finish, with a specific focus on premise development, narrative, and character study. Working well with others is key, as revising scripts and performing in multiple ensemble sketches will help them focus on producing the best sketches possible. This class is focused on the process of concept-to-performance, and we recommend pairing it with an Acting class for more thorough technique.