Theatrical Classes and Workshops at Arc Stages for All ages, Fall 2021 | Kids Out and About Westchester

Theatrical Classes and Workshops at Arc Stages for All ages, Fall 2021


*The event has already taken place on this date: Tue, 11/30/2021
On Site Classes and Performance Workshops for all ages at Arc Stages starting late September. Register now for a fabulous, artistic fall! Visit Arcstages.org for more information and to register.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately.

On Site Classes for all ages at Arc Stages starting late September. Register now for a fabulous, artistic fall!

Visit Arcstages.org for more information and to register.

LITTLE ARCS

STRUCTURED PLAYTIME FOR THE LITTLEST OF OUR ACTORS!
Children ages 10 mos – 2+ years come to class with a guardian or family member, and participate in Singing, Movement, Puppetry, Instruments, Storytime, Art and more! Each Week offers a little something different!

More classes will be announced soon for the fall session!

CREATIVE KIDS
ARC STAGES PRESCHOOL CLASSES!
Creativity abounds with acting, singing and dancing as these young actors learn the fundamentals of acting through theatre games, music exercises and dancing! And just for the EXTREME fun of it, we throw in some arts and crafts as well! Come discover the world of theatre at Arc Stages!

Creative Kids class is for 3-4 year olds.

Section I: Sundays, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Section II: Mondays, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Creative Kids will meet the weeks of Sept 26; Oct 3, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21. Creative Kids will culminate in an open classroom / sharing on the final day of the session.

LITTLE THEATRE CLASS
Little Theatre focuses on kids in Kindergarten and First Grade. The program celebrates their incredible imaginations through artistic play, music, dance, and acting exercises. The program culminates in a final open class presentation where the actors can show off all their new theatrical skills!

Grades K – 1

Mondays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Classes begin the week of September 26 and culminate the first week of December with final performances!

YOUNG ACTORS WORKSHOP
Our Young Actors Workshop combines fun and the fundamentals of acting to put together a musical theatre production. Theatre games and acting exercises build technique and confidence while the actors rehearse and then perform a final show!

Grades 2 – 4

Section 1: Mondays 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Section 2: Thursdays 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Classes begin the week of September 26 and culminate the first week of December with final performances!

TWEEN WORKSHOP
Grades 5 – 8

Either Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:30PM – 5:30 PM

Tween actors will experience a professional rehearsal process, coupled with theatre games and acting exercises designed to fit their learning levels. The tweens will dive deeper into their work as actors as they endeavor to gain confidence and knowledge about all aspects of theatre and performance.

About our process: When you sign up for an audition, you are signing up for the session! We do not make ‘cuts.’ Auditions are simply a way for us to get to know our actors each session, and for them to gain confidence and comfortability with auditioning. Instead of choosing a show in advance and shoehorning children into it, we choose our shows, and our schedule for the semester, based on the schedules and auditions/callbacks of the actors who sign up. Our emphasis is on the process of putting on a show, integrating theater games and acting exercises throughout the rehearsals.

We will hold auditions and callbacks in mid-September to hear actors read from potential shows. By trying out different shows and material, we are seeing what shows (and how many) will best fit our actors that session. Our aim is to challenge our actors in different ways each session they sign up at Arc. We endeavor to nurture our actors, instill self-confidence, and a love for the process of putting on a show. Tween rehearsals begin the week of September 27. Each cast will have the final performance of their show in December (2021) or early January (2022), depending on the schedule. If we have sufficient enrollment, there will be two Tween casts – i.e. one that rehearses on Tuesdays, and one that rehearses on Wednesdays. If we only have one cast, we will rehearse on the day that best fits the schedules of our actors. Once the day is chosen, actors rehearse the same day every week, until tech week.

For the audition, please prepare a brief monologue, and a brief song. Song is optional, and may be performed a cappella or with a backing track. Each audition piece should be under one minute long.  If you need assistance finding a monologue, email galit@arcstages.org. We are happy to help!

We do offer payment plans. Please contact us at info@arcstages.org for more information.

Register For Tween Workshop
TEEN INTENSIVE
Grades 9 – 12, Either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

A conservatory program, the Teen Intensive will consist of professional training from actors and directors with extensive experience in the business. Rehearsals will include technique in acting, musical theatre, dance, and improv. This Intensive will culminate in a full-length production.

About our process: When you sign up for an audition, you are signing up for the session! We do not make 'cuts.' Auditions are simply a way for us to get to know our actors each session, and for them to gain confidence and comfortability with auditioning. Instead of choosing a show in advance and shoehorning children into it, we choose our shows, and our schedule for the semester, based on the schedules and auditions/callbacks of the actors who sign up. Our emphasis is on the process of putting on a show, integrating theater games and acting exercises throughout the rehearsals.

We will hold auditions and callbacks in mid-September to hear actors read from potential shows. By trying out different shows and material, we are seeing what shows (and how many) will best fit our actors that session. Our aim is to challenge our actors in different ways each session they sign up at Arc. We endeavor to nurture our actors, instill self-confidence, and a love for the process of putting on a show. Teen rehearsals begin the week of September 27. Each cast will have the final performance of their show in December (2021) or early January (2022), depending on the schedule.  If we have sufficient enrollment, there will be more than one Teen cast: i.e. one cast that rehearses on Tuesday, and one that rehearses on Wednesdays. If we have only one cast, we will rehearse on the day that best fits the schedules of our actors. Once the day is chosen, actors rehearse the same day every week, until pre-tech week.

For the audition, please prepare a brief monologue, and a brief song. Song is optional, and may be performed a cappella or with a backing track. Each audition piece should be under one minute long.  If you need assistance finding a monologue, email galit@arcstages.org. We are happy to help!

We do offer payment plans. Please contact us at info@arcstages.org for more information.

VOICE LESSONS
TAKE YOUR SINGING OUT OF THE SHOWER AND ONTO THE STAGE!
Individual Coaching by Amy Schiff

6th Grade & Up – Mondays

Contact us to schedule lessons

ADULT CLASSES
ADULT TAP WORKSHOP WITH JULIE

Do you love to dance around your living room?
Have you always wanted to learn how to tap?

Come explore the art of tap dance at a beginner level.  Students will learn tap basics from shuffles to ball changes while having fun, staying active, and keeping the creative juices flowing!

This 1-hour class will introduce beginning tap technique, rhythm, and style through warm up, center work, across-the-floor, and combination.

No experience necessary.

Tap shoes required.*

*If tap shoes needed, please reach out to inquire

Saturdays 10 – 11 am: Absolute Beginner Workshop

Saturdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Beginner Tap Workshop

Julie Connors Grunspan has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Never Gonna Dance, and The Apple Tree (Revival). Her tapping feet can be heard on the Thoroughly Modern Millie original cast album as well as Sherry! The Broadway Musical world premiere cast recording. Julie has studied tap in Northern California, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, and NYC with teaching artists Carlos Jones, Tobias Tak, Henry LeTang, Phil Black, Bob Audy, and Ray Hesselink. She has contributed tap education and choreography to various theatrical groups and schools including Backstage Academy of Dance, Academy 331, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; UCLA’s Musical Theatre Workshop, and Pleasantville Middle School. Julie holds a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA. She lives in Pleasantville, NY with her husband and two daughters.

IMPROV COMEDY

Arc Stages is proud to offer an 8-week improv comedy class for adults led by Jonathan Evan Goldberg, the President and co-founder of Cherub Improv, the premiere improv comedy non-profit dedicated to community service performances. Over the past 10+ years, Jonathan has taught and performed improv for thousands of people in need of laughter.

This class will help unleash your creativity, improve your confidence and public speaking skills, and develop your inner funny — all while meeting new people, reducing stress, and having fun! Open to new and returning students alike.

Age: 18 and Over

Fall Session Dates & Times To Be Announced Soon!


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Organization:

Arc Stages

Location:

147 Wheeler Ave
Pleasantville, NY, 10570
United States

Phone:

914-747-6206
Contact name: 
Galit Messman
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
11/30/2021
Time: 
Start times vary based on class
Price: 
Prices vary by class, see arcstages.org for details

Ages

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