Foundation classes will include Singing, Dance, and Acting. Students will be placed on either Monday or Tuesday evening.
|Sample Monday Foundation Classes*|
|4:00PM-5:05 PM - Unit 1 (Dance)|
|5:05 - 5:10 PM Passing Period|
|5:10 - 6:15 PM Unit 2 (Voice)|
|6:15 - 6:45 PM Dinner|
|6:45 - 7:50 PM Unit 3 (Acting)|
|7:50 - 7:55 PM Passing Period|
|7:55 - 9:00 PM Unit 4 (Artistic Development)|
|Sample Tuesday Foundation Classes*|
|4:00 - 4:30 PM Community Building/Professional Artist Development|
|4:30 - 4:35 PM Passing Period|
|4:35 – 5:50 PM Unit 1 (Acting)|
|5:50 – 6:25 PM Dinner|
|6:25 - 7:40 PM Unit 2 (Voice)|
|7:40 – 7:45 PM Passing Period|
|7:45 – 9:00 PM Unit 3 (Dance)|
*Actual class times vary
Institute students will develop musical theatre dance technique and performance skills that will prepare students for auditions, callbacks, and any future musical theatre dance experience. Dance classes provide tools to increase flexibility and improve core strength. Students will explore acting through dance, specificity of movement, dancing with strength, and selling a dance number. Additional KIDSTAGE dance classes are highly encouraged.
Institute students will develop skills in singing technique through a group class format that emphasizes theory, harmony, sight-reading, repertoire and musical theatre history. Students will also explore solo singing and artistry within group songs, song interpretation lessons and audition preparation units. Institute singing classes should not take the place of private voice lessons which are highly encouraged.
Institute students will develop acting techniques through ensemble-based classes. Techniques include character development, ensemble building, improvisation, audition/callback technique, and monologue/scene-study. Classes may also incorporate voice and speech work, movement work, Alexander Technique, Commedia dell'arte, Viewpoints, Suzuki and devised work.