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2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

NON-PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES, MN PERMIT #504

Register now for Fall, Winter, Spring or all three 2013-2014 sessions!

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, TAT Junior Intensive Summer 2012 | photo: Dan Norman

TAT Junior Intensive Summer 2012 | photo: Dan Norman Anna Evans, Braxton Baker, Coletrane T. Johnson,

Anna Evans, Braxton Baker, Coletrane T. Johnson, & Adam Qualls in Alice in Wonderland , 2013 | photo: Dan Norman

Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 / Spring 2014

T. Johnson, & Adam Qualls in Alice in Wonderland , 2013 | photo: Dan Norman Fall

Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 / Spring 2014

Table Of Contents

A note from Debra, Learning Pathways

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Ages 2-3

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Ages 3-4

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Ages 4-5

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Grades K-1

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Grades 2-3

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Grades 4-5

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Grades 6-8

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Grades 9-12

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Special Offerings, various ages

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Pre-Professional Lab Program, Grades 7-12

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Calendar

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Policies, How to Register, Dance Attire

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Registration Form

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Registration Form Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 / Spring 2014

Student’s Name

Date of Birth

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Address

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Grade

City · State · Zip Code

Home Phone

Student Email (grades 7-12 only)

Parent/Legal Guardian

Day Phone

Address

Evening Phone

(if different from above)

City·State·Zip Code

Cell Phone

Parent/Legal Guardian Email (required)

Class Title

Class ID

Session

Tuition

Class Title

Class ID

Session

Tuition

Class Title

Class ID

Session

Tuition

Class Title

Class ID

Session

Tuition

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Scholarship Program

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If using a credit card 50% of the total cost can be charged at the time of registration and the remaining 50% will be charged four weeks later or one week prior to the first day of class, whichever comes first. Please check box to take advantage of this offer.

A $100 discount is also available for one TAT class if your child has performed in one of CTC’s professional shows either in the Cargill Theatre or on the Unitedhealth Group Stage within 12 months of the closing date of that show. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, including subscriber discount.

A key component of Children’s Theatre Company’s commitment to education, CTC’s need-based scholarship program provides a diverse cross-section of our community access to quality arts education. For information and applications, please visit our website childrenstheatre.org.

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Fall Term:

September 16 – November 16 (9 Weeks)

Monday Classes: September 16 – November 11

Tuesday Classes: September 17 – November 12

Wednesday Classes: September 18 – November 13

Thursday Classes: September 19 – November 14

Friday Classes: September 20 – November 15

Saturday Classes: September 21 – November 16

WiNTer Term:

January 20 – march 22 (9 Weeks)

Monday Classes: January 20 – March 17

Tuesday Classes: January 21 – March 18

Wednesday Classes: January 22 – March 19

Thursday Classes: January 23 – March 20

Friday Classes: January 24 – March 21

Saturday Classes: January 25 – March 22

SpriNg Term:

april 7 – may 17 (6 Weeks)

Monday Classes: April 7 – May 12

Tuesday Classes: April 8 – May 13

Wednesday Classes: April 9 – May 14

Thursday Classes: April 10 – May 15

Friday Classes: April 11 – May 16

Saturday Classes: April 12 – May 17

photo: Tom Sandelands

Keep a lOOKOUT FOr OUr SUmmer iNTeNSiVe aUDiTiONS:

SHOW TiTleS aND DaTeS SCHeDUleD TO Be aNNOUNCeD iN DeCemBer… Will YOU Be reaDY?

meet the Faculty

Annie Enneking; Anton Jones; Autumn Ness; Bri’Ann Wright; Chris Zappa; Corrine Gray; Danessa Snustad; Debra Baron; Jen Scott; Jesse Schmitz-Boyd; Joey Clark; Laura Delventhal; Laurie Dehmlow; Lindsey Samples; Marya Hart; Matt Jenson; Nancy Nair; Patty Hall; Reed Sigmund and Taous Khazem.

To learn more about our teaching artists, please visit childrenstheatre.org.

Homeschool Offerings

We are happy to create a class, or series of classes, which specifically meet your needs as educators. To learn more about this program, contact Debra Baron, Theatre Arts Training Director at dbaron@childrenstheatre. org. Information may also be found on our website at childrenstheatre.org.

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a note from Debra

With such an overwhelming response to last year’s combined academic brochure, we have decided to continue with this approach – many thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support. Please know that we continue to eagerly read your feedback complete with your hopes for the continued growth of the theatre arts training program here at CTC. We are excited to share that this spring we will be holding our first-ever SpriNg STUDeNT FeSTiVal for grades 4-12. Working with original and published material, students will work together from creation to performance in six short weeks! Don’t miss out on this true adventure.

Of course we will continue to share student assessments at the conclusion of each class, as well as offering suggested learning pathways to consider on our website. Some decisions are hard to make, so we have created a few sample tracks for your consideration (please note many of our students repeat a class for two or more sessions).

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments you may have about our programming at 612.879.5699 or dbaron@childrenstheatre.org. We look forward to your feedback as we continue to work together.

Enjoy it All, Debra
Enjoy it All,
Debra

learning pathways

to work together. Enjoy it All, Debra learning pathways grades K-1 A mix of experiences is

grades K-1

A mix of experiences is a great way to gauge each child’s interest and skill level:

Begin with Telling Tales to learn some of the basics

Explore how a play is put together in Shared playwriting

Then learn about the role technical elements (like sets, props, lights and costumes) play in storytelling in Onstage

Or perhaps you are drawn to storytelling with music:

The basics in Dancing aesop’s Fables

Explore the world of musical theatre in mini musical Theatre Dance

Don’t forget the singing with Sing Disney (among others)

grades 2-3

Our focus is on teamwork and exploration while building poise and confidence- to begin to gauge each child’s interest and skill level:

Perhaps you begin with Fundamentals of acting to learn some of the basics

Then strengthen those skills in Continuing Fundamentals of acting

Then learn about the role technical elements (like sets, props, lights and costumes) play in storytelling in Onstage

Or perhaps you are drawn to storytelling with music:

Begin with the basics and explore the world of musical dance in musical Theatre Dance

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grades 4-5

Helping students to make informed choices and discover their role in creative interpretation as well as a continued focus on teamwork and confidence guide our work:

Begin with Fundamentals of acting as we work with scripts performed on CTC’s mainstage as a springboard to learning

Strengthen and apply those skills introduced in Fundamentals of Acting in our Showtime class, as students work together to create a short play

If musicals are more appealing:

To learn basics of acting, begin with Fundamentals of a cting as we work with scripts performed on CTC’s mainstage as a springboard to learning

Then explore the world of dance with either all Over the map: The geography of movement or Dance performance: Want to be a rockette? - learning choreographed routines and building stamina

Don’t forget the singing with Sing glee for all the fundamentals of harmony and vocal technique

Then learn to blend these skills seamlessly in musical Theatre Jam into performance

grades 6-8

Freedom of expression, exercising your imagination, refining basic skills while learning to truly think outside the box are but a few of the focuses we bring to our work:

Begin with actor’s Toolbox as we work with music, scenes from contemporary literature and improvisation for stage.

Move onto acting: process and performance deepening your understanding of objectives and playable actions while working with scenes and monologues

Then strengthen and apply those skills in our Showtime class, as students work together on material specifically adapted for young performers

If musicals are more appealing:

Begin with actor’s Toolbox, working with music and scenes from contemporary literature and improvisation for stage

Explore the world of dance with Broadway Dance learning choreographed routines and building stamina

Strengthen your dance skills in Broadway Dance ii

Then learn to blend these skills seamlessly into performance – with a special focus on voice - in musical Theatre Jam

grades 9-12

Our work now includes building critical and abstract thought processes in relation to

performance, supporting growth in self-reliance and confidence and helping to envision

a more objective world view.

It’s time to focus on building individual skills:

Classical Theatre intensive works with text analysis, exploring tools that enable students to discover a deeper understanding of language while examining vocal and physical characterizations.

Our lab Collective supports the continued growth of writers, directors and actors without the pressure of performance; this pure process approach opens the doorway to the in-depth study of acting techniques and processes, preparing the serious young actor for his/her next steps

For the musical theatre performer, it’s time to begin developing your true voice – Broadway Voice works with contemporary and classic Broadway songs; students learn to connect their vocal skills to the dramatic intention critical to the development of musical theatre performers.

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ages 2-3

Skill focus:

exploring the arts through music, movement, visual arts and dramatic play

fostering creativity and imagination

promoting development of social and motor skills through multisensory play while strengthening the bond between caregiver and child

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Creating Together

It is time to get even more dramatic with your child/grandchild/niece/nephew or friend. This class is designed to focus on early social skills and creative learning in a one-on-one situation. Step out onto the classroom stage with us and explore stories, puppets, instruments, movement creation, art and more. Class days and times: Wednesdays 10-10:45am Class ID: 301 Fall, Winter: $130 Spring: $70

10-10:45am Class ID: 301 Fall, Winter: $130 Spring: $70 photo: Tom Sandelands 05 //// Class Listings

photo: Tom Sandelands

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ages 3-4

Skill focus:

exploring the arts through music, movement, visual arts and dramatic play

fostering creativity and imagination

promoting development of social and motor skills through multisensory play while strengthening the bond between caregiver and child

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Onstage

Through an investigation of sets, costumes, props and lights, students explore their imagination while inventing new worlds and characters. Working with theatre games and acting exercises, we will focus on freeing the creative spirit of each child while building a dynamic ensemble of actors. Backstage tour included (subject to availability). Class days and times:

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am Class ID: 201 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Step into The Story (Continuing Creating Together)

Join us as we step into the story! Working with award-winning storybooks and pure imagination we will explore character and expression through movement, music, dramatics and art skills that nurture creative learning, independence and life skills. Step out onto the classroom stage with us and continue your exploration of stories, puppets, instruments, movement creation, art and more. Class days and times:

Wednesdays 11-11:45am Class ID: 302 Fall, Winter: $130 Spring: $70

photo: Tom Sandelands

adventures in art, Drama and Visual art

Imagine bringing to life a world of your own invention. Students exercise their imaginations through the creative process while exploring art – both dramatic and visual. Students build skills in listening, problem- solving, confidence and teamwork. Class days and times:

Saturdays 9-10am Class ID: 601 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Creative movement

Explore new ways to tell a story in this energetic class emphasizing imagination, coordination, body awareness and motor skills. Learn simple movement techniques as you learn to tell stories without words! Class days and times:

Saturdays 9-10am Class ID: 602 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

photo: Tom Sandelands

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ages 4-5

Skill focus:

exploring the arts through music, movement, visual arts and dramatic play

fostering creativity and imagination

promoting development of social and motor skills through multisensory play while strengthening the bond between caregiver and child

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Discovery Theatre

Each week students will use their imaginations to explore new and exciting parts of the world. The treasures they find along the way will inspire the development of the story and carry us all to the universe and beyond. Through theatre games and acting exercises, we will focus on freeing the creative spirit of each child while building a dynamic ensemble of actors. Final class sharing will take place in Theatre Arts Training’s own Cohen Theatre. Class days and times: Tuesdays 10:45-11:45am Class ID: 202 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Onstage

Through an investigation of sets, costumes, props and lights, students explore their imagination while inventing new worlds and characters. Working with theatre games and acting exercises, we will focus on freeing the creative spirit of each child while building a dynamic ensemble of actors. Backstage tour included (subject to availability). Class days and times: Saturdays 9-10am Class ID: 603 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

acting Stories

Students will learn basic acting skills while bringing to life classic and new stories. Developing skills in storytelling and character development as you work with the process of adaptation by creating scripts and focusing on teamwork, problem-solving, active listening and refinement of motor skills. Class days and times: Saturdays 10-11am Class ID: 604 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

music in motion

This class will focus on the joy of movement through learning loco motor skills such as skipping and leaping, and exploring other music and movement skills including rhythm, tempo and dynamics. Students will apply these skills as they stretch their imaginations through singing and movement exercises that reflect the season. Class days and times: Saturdays 10-11am Class ID: 605 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

musical Jam

Explore the different ways that we bring stories to life in musical theatre. We will use our bodies, voices, faces and imagination to create music to sing, scenes to act, dances to dance and scenery to build. Class days and times: Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm Class ID: 606 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Continuing acting Stories

Students will work with contemporary titles and themes as they continue to enrich their acting skills, exploring new techniques in storytelling and character development as they work with the process of adaptation with a special focus on teamwork. Class days and times:

Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm Class ID: 607 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Fall Session: pixies & pirates

Winter Session: Here Be Dragons

Spring Session: Disney legends

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grades K-1

Skill focus:

essentials of storytelling and combining disciplines (drama and movement, drama and music)

techniques of improvisation and story sequencing (beginning-middle-end)

increasing focus and concentration

learning to listen and work in a group

expressing mood through vocal and physical exploration

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Dancing aesop’s Fables (and other favorite fables)

This class will work with basic elements of ballet, jazz, modern and creative movement as articulated through the strong images found in age-appropriate folk and fairy tales. Each class will have a warm-up, stretching, story and dancing. Props may be added to support the creative energy. Class days and times: Thursdays 4-5pm Class ID: 411 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Onstage

Through an investigation of sets, costumes, props and lights, students explore their imagination while inventing new worlds and characters. Working with theatre games and acting exercises, we will focus on freeing the creative spirit of each child while building a dynamic ensemble of actors. Backstage tour included (subject to availability). Class days and times: Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm Class ID: 412 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

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mini-musical Theatre Dance

Students will explore the fundamentals of jazz and tap techniques in the world of musical theatre. Class will focus on such skills as isolation, rhythm, flexibility and stage presence while working with age- appropriate material. Class days and times: Fridays 4:30-5:30pm Class ID: 511 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Sing Disney (among others)

Work with your favorite Disney and Broadway songs to learn the fundamentals of singing. Create and explore characters through classic musical moments and scenes. We will focus on imagination, coordination, body and vocal awareness.

Class days and times: Fridays 4:30-5:30pm Class ID: 512 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Class days and times: Saturdays 9-10am Class ID: 611 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

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Continuing Dancing Stories

Building upon the basic elements of ballet, jazz, modern and creative movement, students will create their own dances based on age-appropriate folk and fairy tales. Each class will have a warm-up, stretching, story and dancing. Props/Costumes may be added to support the creative energy. Class days and times: Saturdays 10:30-11:30am Class ID: 612 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Telling Tales

Learn basic acting skills while inventing your own stories based on fairy and folk tales. Working with theatre games and activities, students learn to express themselves while learning basic theatre terminology, exploring character development, active listening, problem-solving, refining motor skills and ensemble technique. Class days and times: Saturdays 10:30-12noon Class ID: 613 Fall, Winter: $200 Spring: $130

Shared playwriting

Using our understanding of familiar stories, poetry, and songs, students will learn how to write a play together using a shared writing process. Through movement, character creation games, story circles, and imagination exercises, students will gain confidence in expressing their own ideas, sharing the stage with others and working as a team towards one goal: an original play created and performed by the students. The play will include conventions of rhythm and rhyme, as well as cover the basic process of creating a play from outlining to final draft, but in a simplified, shared and supported format. Class days and times: Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm Class ID: 614 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

grades 2-3

Skill focus:

building poise, motivation and confidence in a group

developing patterns of characterization through improvisation and memorization

setting self-goals and acquiring greater sensitivity to, and respect for others

strengthening teamwork, self-confidence and active listening

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

musical Theatre Dance:

The Lion King (among others)

This class serves as an introduction to the basic elements and terminology of musical theatre dance (with just the right blend of jazz and tap). Working with material that draws from the Broadway musical The Lion King and other contemporary Broadway musicals, students will develop rhythm, coordination and confidence. Class days and times: Thursdays 5-6pm Class ID: 421 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring; $90

Onstage

Through an investigation of sets, costumes, props and lights, students explore their imagination while inventing new worlds and characters. Working with theatre games and acting exercises, we will focus on freeing the creative spirit of each child while building a dynamic ensemble of actors. Backstage tour included (subject to availability). Class days and times: Fridays 4:30-6:00pm Class ID: 521 Fall, Winter: $200 Spring: $130

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Sing Out

Learn fundamentals of singing and music by performing songs from Broadway and other musical theatre traditions. Create characters and scenes that stretch your imagination and develop body and vocal awareness. Experiment and share feedback in a supportive environment. Class days and times: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm Class ID: 522 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Fundamentals of acting

Using improvisation and short scenes, students will learn to make strong character choices and work with objectives and relationships in the creation of original scenes in this fun creative acting class.

Class days and times: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm Class ID: 523 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Class days and times:

Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm Class ID: 621 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

photo: Tom Sandelands

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Creative adaptations

Building on the creative writing and collaborative techniques experienced in Shared Playwriting, we will take a familiar story and rewrite it to make it our own. Source material will include familiar nursery rhymes, fairy tales, books or movies. Through movement exercises, character development games and acting exercises, we’ll tell our favorite stories and perform them for one another. As the class progresses, students will choose one story, pull it apart and put it back together again while experimenting with elements of theme, structure and perspective. Students will build confidence while sharing their ideas and practice performance and collaboration skills during this process. Class days and times: Saturdays 1-2pm Class ID: 622 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Continuing Fundamentals of acting

Building on the skills introduced in Fundamentals of Acting, students will work with monologues and scenes, learning to make strong character choices while working with objectives and relationships. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Acting or a similar class Class days and times: Saturdays 2-3:30pm Class ID: 623 Fall, Winter: $200 Spring: $130

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grades 4-5

Skill focus:

making informed choices through a growing appreciation of history and culture

performing with greater precision and growing emphasis on creative interpretation

continuing to focus on teamwork, self- confidence and active listening

Showtime: Percy Jackson

A class for students who want to perform! Focus on fundamentals of acting, stage movement, character development and motivation while rehearsing an original play based on one of the Percy Jackson stories. Students must be comfortable with the memorization of lines. Class days and times: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm Class ID: 441 Fall, Winter: $260 Spring: $170 Fall: Sea of Monsters Winter: The Lightning Thief Spring: The Titan’s Curse

Dance performance:

Want to be a rockette?

Want to dance like NYC’s world famous Radio City Rockettes? Students will learn the techniques needed to perform with the precision which made the Rockettes famous. Our focus will be in the areas of jazz, tap and (of course) kick line. These skills will help prepare students for middle-school dance teams. Class days and times: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm Class ID: 541 Fall, Winter: $135 Spring: $90

musical Theatre Jam:

The Songs and Dances of Seussical

Sharpen and strengthen your dance, vocal and acting skills using the fun and exciting musical Seussical as a springboard! During this class, students will be taught healthy vocal/singing production, dance combinations and deepen their understanding of character development while learning to seamlessly combine these disciplines. Class days and times: Saturdays 9-10:30am Class ID: 641 Fall, Winter: $200 Spring: $130

Fall Term:

September 16-November 16

Winter Term: January 20-march 22

Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Sing: glee

Taught in the style of show choir, performers who enjoy learning music and challenging themselves with harmony and choral singing will love this class! Students work on vocal technique and apply those skills to pop/ contemporary and Broadway’s most familiar and stunningly new songs! Class days and times: Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm Class ID: 642 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

all Over The map:

The geography of movement

Using dance as a springboard to explore the cultures and lands of the world, teaching artists and students will work together to develop choreographed routines and integrated steps to sounds that fill the streets of the world. In addition to learning the dances from across the globe, longitude and latitude, the layers of the rainforest and the water cycle are just a few of the ideas investigated through dance. Class days and times: Saturdays 2-3pm Class ID: 643 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

Fundamentals of acting

Using scripts from the 2013-14 and recent seasons at CTC as a springboard, students will focus on the fundamentals of acting from making strong character choices to clarifying objectives. Class days and times: Saturdays 2:30-4pm Class ID: 644 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130 Fall: The Wizard of Oz/Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Winter: Cinderella/The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! Spring: Scarecrow & His Servant/ Robin Hood

photo: Dan Norman

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grades 6-8

Skill focus:

learn to maintain freedom of expression and exercise the imagination

develop a sense of personal identity

think outside the box by responding with creative problem solving

articulate feelings, thoughts and ideas

refine awareness of and employs good vocal and physical habits

expand awareness of rhythm, tempo and pacing

respond to symbolism and imagery of script

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Winter Junior Company Show:

Why? The Original Pourquoi Tale (with puppets and people)

Working together, Heart of the Beast’s Puppet Youth Troupe and CTC’s Junior Company will bring to life an original script – incorporating elements of traditional and experimental puppetry, theatre and music – puppets and young actors alike will bring this adventure to life and stage! By audition only.

rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4:30-7pm Rehearsals begin January 21, 2014 (rehearsal schedule subject to change)

Dress rehearsal: March 13 and March 20

Time: TBD

performances:

CTC: March 14 at 7pm CTC: March 15 at 7pm HOB: March 21 at 7pm HOB: March 22 at 7pm

auditions: to schedule an audition visit childrenstheatre.org.

Class ID: JC6 Tuition: $460

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Small plaYS

Based on elements of Improv theater and flash writing, Small Plays will focus on self-created pieces, all under five minutes. Comedy sketches, physical pieces, tiny musicals: this fast moving class is limited only by your imagination and the clock. Great practice in just creating, letting go and getting ideas out. Class days and times: Thursdays 4:30-6pm Class ID: 461 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130

Broadway Dance:

Footloose (among others)

Exploring the choreography of Broadway legends Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Bill T. Jones, students will delve into a rich dance experience that will increase their dance vocabulary, technique and strengthen their performance skills. Class days and times: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Class ID: 462 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

actor’s Toolbox

This fun and rigorous class is designed for both the new and the growing actor. Develop and deepen your understanding of the craft of acting by experiencing a variety of acting styles and methods using improvisation, contemporary poetry and plays, and student- created works as inspiration to creativity. Class days and times: Saturdays 9:30-11am Class ID: 661 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130

musical Theatre Jam:

The Songs and Dances of West Side Story

This performance-based workshop will focus on the songs and dances of the classic West Side Story. Students will focus on the incorporation of healthy vocal/ singing production, dance combinations and character development while learning to seamlessly combine these disciplines. Audition preparation for musicals will be included. Prerequisite: Actor’s Toolbox, Broadway Dance or similar training Class days and times: Saturdays 10:30-12noon Class ID: 662 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130

Broadway Dance ii (grades 7-12)

Building on skills introduced in Broadway Dance, this class will begin with a conditioning and ballet workout, followed by jazz and hip hop combinations and culminate in musical theatre and tap choreography. Learning the choreography of legends: Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Kathleen Marshall, dive deep into a rich dance experience and discover the secrets of Broadway's best. Prerequisite: Broadway Dance or similar training Class days and times: Saturdays 12-2pm Class ID: 671 Fall/Winter: $260 Spring: $170

Showtime: The Bard

A class for students who want to perform! Focus on improving each student’s fundamental understanding of acting, stage movement, character development and motivation while rehearsing work specifically adapted for young performers. Students must be comfortable with the memorization of lines. Class days and times: Saturdays 12:30-2pm Class ID: 663 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130 Fall: Shakespeare’s Fools and Clowns – Tricks and Traps Winter: Shakespearean Death Scenes Spring: Shakespeare’s Family Feuds

Broadway’s Heroes and Villains

Working together we will explore material that highlights strong characters, conflict, acts of bravery and treachery while strengthening fundamental vocal skills. Join us and give voice to the social revolutions and issues that have changed the world. Broadway musicals will include such works as The Cradle Will Rock, Ragtime, Showboat, HAIR and others. Class days and times: Saturdays 1-2pm Class ID: 664 Fall/Winter: $135 Spring: $90

acting: process & performance

This class builds on the skills from the Actor’s Toolbox. Students continue to add to their ‘toolbox’ through the exploration of objectives and playable action as well as physical and vocal characterization working with scenes and monologues from contemporary, classic and student composed work. Prerequisite: Actor’s Toolbox or similar training. Class days and times: Saturdays 2-3:30pm Class ID: 665 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130

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grades 9-12

Skill focus:

reach toward new levels of awareness

ability to evaluate self and peers

building critical and abstract thought processes in relation to performance

self-reliance and confidence in their personal potential through a more objective world view

Fall Term: September 16-November 16 Winter Term: January 20-march 22 Spring Term: april 7-may 17

Fall Senior Company Show:

Night of the Living Dead

(horror) by Lori Allen Ohm Fallout from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Strangers, trapped together in an isolated farmhouse and held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach.

Be a part of this gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic film to the airwaves in this radio play interpretation – Live foley sound, blood and all! By audition only.

rehearsals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm Rehearsals begin September 17, 2013

Tech/Dress: November 12 and 13, 4:30-9pm (times subject to change as needed)

performances:

November 14 at 7pm November 15 at 7pm November 16 at 7pm November 17 at 2pm

auditions: to schedule an audition visit childrenstheatre.org

Class ID: SC9 Tuition: $460

Broadway Dance ii (grades 7-12)

Building on skills introduced in Broadway Dance, this class will begin with a conditioning and ballet workout, followed by jazz and hip hop combinations and culminate in musical theatre and tap choreography. Learning the choreography of legends: Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Kathleen Marshall, dive deep into a rich dance experience and discover the secrets of Broadway's best. Prerequisite: Broadway Dance or similar training Class days and times: Saturdays 12-2pm Class ID: 671 Fall/Winter: $260 Spring: $170

Classical Theatre intensive

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Classical Theatre intensive (grades 8-12)

Love Shakespeare? Hate Shakespeare? Not sure how you feel about all those classical dudes? Who are Henrik Ibsen, Oscar Wilde and Moliere anyway? Or maybe you just need a really good monologue? This is the class for you. Students will delve into the text of different plays each session. Using a variety of techniques students will acquire the necessary tools in order to execute in depth script analysis, achieve deeper understanding of language and story and the ability to take greater risks when making physical and vocal choices in performance. Embark on the exciting challenge of reinventing and reinvigorating the classics – making the seemingly old, fresh and new! Each student will be responsible for the analysis, memorization, rehearsal and performance of a scene and monologue from the selected text by the end of the session, students can and will be encouraged to take this intensive more than once. Prerequisite: Actor’s Toolbox or similar training Class days and times: Saturdays 2-4pm Class ID: 681 Fall/Winter: $260 Spring: $170 Fall: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Hedda Gabler by Henrik ibsen Winter: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Spring: Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Tartuffe by moliere

Broadway Voice

Expand your vocal and dramatic skills together in this exploration of what it really takes to be a successful musical theatre singer. Working with classic and contemporary Broadway songs, you will learn to connect your vocal skills to the dramatic intention critical to developing confidence as a performer. The class focuses on songs as monologues and how the singer learns to act the song. There will be opportunities for solos, duets and ensemble singing. Class size limited. Prerequisite: Prior individual or group vocal training Class days and times: Saturdays 2:30-4pm Class ID: 691 Fall/Winter: $200 Spring: $130

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Special Offerings

Spring Student Festival For grades 4-12 Spring Term only: april 7-may 17

Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm

Join us in this seismic celebration of the exciting inventive work done by students – in this first-ever spring student festival. Working with both original and published work, each group of actors will have the opportunity to rehearse and then perform on one of our three performance spaces – the Cohen, the Theatre Arts Training Dance Studio or the Cargill (subject to availability) in a fast-paced theatrical roller-coaster.

No performance will be longer than 5 minutes or 500 words (Musical and Drama/ Comedy)

Set pieces will be restricted to one table (stand-able) two chairs and one prop of each group’s invention

Our high school apprentices will provide production support and some may have the opportunity to direct, stage manage and design

Our schedule:

Four weeks of rehearsal

One week of technical rehearsal – with one hour in the performance space

One week of performances

Sunday celebration will include snippets of each performance piece Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Acting, Actor’s Toolbox or similar training Class days and times: Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm Grades 4-5 Class ID: SSF4 Grades 6-8 Class ID: SSF6 Grades 9-12 Class ID: SSF9 Tuition: $250

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//// Class Listings Pre-Professional Lab Programs

pre-professional lab programs:

(for those who just “know”)

For grades 7-12

Through our Lab Program, we offer to those who simply know ‘theatre is it’, a comprehensive cohesive program that will give you the tools needed to compete at a university or professional level. The design of the program is simple – each Lab will work to sharpen your skills in an intensive conservatory-style program. Master classes and artist hours with visiting industry professionals will contribute to the overall experience. Fall/Winter only Tuition: $180/session Minimum commitment: 3 months

To schedule an audition or interview for the Pre-Professional Lab Program please call 612.879.5685 or visit childrenstheatre.org.

lab Collective (by audition only) grades 7-12

(Primary instructors: Annie Enneking and Reed Sigmund) This collective – comprised of writers, directors and actors – initially will explore imaginative and fundamental approaches to scene study while establishing a foundation and common language as an ensemble. Through relaxation and trust exercises, sensory work, text analysis and the exploration of techniques for making active choices in the moment – each actor will work to discover the techniques that best support their work. Students learn to create rich believable characters, giving life to the stories of their imaginations and dreams! Potential projects include a marathon play creation and performance event (such as 24 plays in 24hrs by 24 actors or car plays which take place in our parking garage) as well as master classes with industry professionals. Prerequisite: Actor’s Toolbox, Classical Theatre Intensive or similar class Meets bi-monthly (every other week) for 3 and 1/2 hour sessions Mondays 4:30-8pm Class ID: 171

Design/Tech lab (by interview only) grades 7-12

(Primary Instructors: CTC Staff and Others) This program is specifically designed to provide students in grades 7-12 with a hand-on experience in the “backstage” elements of the theatre: Design and Technical production of scenery/props, costumes, lighting and sound. This will be done in a professional theatre setting through practical work with the expert design and technical staff of Children’s Theatre Company. This exploration and introduction to the world of the professional production process and theatre technology will take the form of “master classes” led by industry professionals. Lab students will be invited to view the production process of a CTC mainstage production, as well as having individual tutorials with CTC Staff. Prerequisite: prior technical experience Schedule to be determined by CTC production calendar Class ID: 172

private Coaching:

For grades 4-12

auditioning can be an intimidating experience. Work with industry professionals to sharpen your skills and gain the confidence you need. To schedule please contact Debra Baron at 612.879.5699 or dbaron@childrenstheatre.org.

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Theatre arts Training Calendar Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 / Spring 2014
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Ages 2-­‐3 & Ages 3-­‐4
Ages 4-­‐5
Grades K-­‐1
Grades 2-­‐3
Grades 4-­‐5
Grades 6-­‐8
Grades 9-­‐12
Monday
LAB Collective (Grades 7-­‐12) 4:30-­‐8pm
Onstage (Ages 3-­‐4)
Discovery Theatre
Tuesday
9:30-­‐10:30am
10:45-­‐11:45am
Creating Together (Ages 2-­‐3)
10:00-­‐10:45am
Wednesday
Step Into The Story
(Ages 3-­‐4) 11:00-­‐11:45am
Dancing Aesop's Fables
Musical Theatre Dance:
Showtime: Percy Jackson
SMALL PLAYS
4:00-­‐5:00pm
Lion King 5:00-­‐6:00pm
5:30-­‐7:30pm
4:30-­‐6:00pm
Thursday
Broadway Dance: Footloose
Onstage 4:30-­‐5:30pm
6:30-­‐7:30pm
Mini-­‐Musical Theatre Dance
Onstage 4:30-­‐6:00pm
4:30-­‐5:30pm
Dance Performance: Want to
be a Rockette? 5:30-­‐6:30pm
Friday
Sing Disney 4:30-­‐5:30pm
Sing Out 5:30-­‐6:30pm
Fundamentals of Acting
5:30-­‐6:30pm
Adventures in Art, Drama
& Visual Art (Ages 3-­‐4)
Fundamentals of Acting
Musical Theatre Jam:
Actor's Toolbox
Onstage 9:00-­‐10:00am
Sing Disney 9:00-­‐10:00am
Broadway Voice 2:30-­‐4:00pm
11:30am-­‐12:30pm
Seussical 9:00-­‐10:30am
9:30-­‐11:00am
9:00-­‐10:00am
Creative Movement
(Ages 3-­‐4) 9:00-­‐10:00am
Acting Stories
Cont. Dancing Stories
Creative Adaptations
Sing: Glee
Musical Theatre Jam
10:00-­‐11:00am
10:30-­‐11:30am
1:00-­‐2:00pm
11:30am-­‐12:30pm
10:30am-­‐12noon
Music in Motion
Telling Tales
Cont. Fundamentals of Acting
All Over the Map: The
Geography of Movement
Broadway Dance II (Grades 7-­‐12) 12:00-­‐2:00pm
10:00-­‐11:00am
10:30am-­‐12noon
2:00-­‐3:30pm
2:00-­‐3:00pm
Musical Jam
Shared Playwriting
Fundamentals of Acting
Showtime: The Bard
Saturday
11:30am-­‐12:30pm
12:30-­‐1:30pm
2:30-­‐4:00pm
12:30-­‐2:00pm
Cont. Acting Stories
12:30-­‐1:30pm
Broadway's Heroes and
Villains 1-­‐2pm
Acting: Process and
Performance 2:00-­‐3:30pm
Classical Theatre Intensive (Grades 8-­‐12) 2:00-­‐4:00pm
Design/Tech lab (grades 7-12)
Fall Senior intensive
(grades 9-12)
Night of the Living Dead
Winter Junior intensive
(grades 6-8)
Why? The Original Pourquoi Tale
Spring Student Festival
(grades 4-12)
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See page 14
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TaT policies

refunds/ Cancellation

You will receive a full refund if you cancel before August 13 (Fall Term), December 17 (Winter Term), or February 18 (Spring Term)

If you cancel at least one week before the first day of class, a cancellation fee of $25 will apply

If you cancel less than one week before the class begins, no refund or credit will be issued

Fees for classes cannot be transferred to other sessions

Classes, faculty and schedule are subject to change

Tuition

Tuition must be paid in full at least one week prior to the beginning of class. We accept check, credit card, or money order. A two payment option is available only when using a credit card. This option is only available by mail or phone. See registration form for details.

Class Sizes

Class sizes are limited to ensure the best possible learning environment for your student. Please register early to ensure a spot, as registrations are held on a first paid basis. All classes are subject to cancellation prior to class start if minimum enrollment is not met.

Supervision / pick Up

TAT supervision ends at the end of each session. Students 9 years and older may wait at CTC’s Stage Door entrance to be picked up. Students 2 to 8 years must be dropped off and picked up at their classroom.

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How to register

Online (Suggested Method) Please visit the Education section of our website at childrenstheatre.org

By phone

Call 612.874.0400 with a credit card number and expiration date ready. We accept Mastercard/Visa, Discover and American Express.

By mail

Download your registration form at childrenstheatre.org. Mail your Registration Form with check enclosed made out to:

Children’s Theatre Company - Ticket Office 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

reCeiVe 15% OFF of your tuition cost if you are a CTC Season Subscriber.

reCeiVe 10% OFF of your tuition cost

if you have registered for more than one class

in a single session or have more than one student in your family registered for class in

a single session.

A $100 discount is also available for one

TAT class if your child has performed in one of CTC's professional shows either

in the Cargill or on the UnitedHealth Group Stage

within 12 months of the closing date of that show. Cannot be combined with any other

discounts, including subscriber discount.

Dance attire

The more clearly the teacher can see the student’s body joints, the more easily the teacher can give the student technical feedback. Dressing in layers is a good idea, but wearing a lot of bulky clothing makes it difficult to give feedback. It can be a bit cool in the studio at the beginning of class and very warm by the end so please shed extra clothing as we go along.

Hair pulled back and out of face.

Jewelry - large and dangling jewelry is distracting and dangerous. Please remove it before class.

Creative movement:

Children should wear clothing that is easy to move in and that won’t inhibit movement. Sweatpants, shorts and t-shirts work very well. Children are encouraged to dance barefoot during creative movement classes.

Ballet: Leotard and tights or sweats

Jazz: Comfortable clothing, jazz shoes

Combo classes: Comfortable, no jeans/tight clothing

Tap: Comfortable clothing and tap shoes