GRCT education personnel are currently working remotely and available from 9am - 3pm M-F. PH: 616.222.6653

THEATRE IS NOT CANCELLED. CREATIVITY IS NOT CANCELLED. COLLABORATION IS NOT CANCELLED.

DUE to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Civic will be offering Fall Classes in an ONLINE FORMAT!   Our Education Staff has been working hard to create fun & innovative programming that will cover the same basic material, but allow students to learn from the safety of their homes while this crisis continues.  Students will meet with their class once a week Via ZOOM and also receive tools & activities that they can work with on their own time, including video projects, recorded lessons from their teacher(s), online worksheets, and other fun activities that will help your child continue to unleash their creativity and stay connected with Civic (and their theatre friends!).

Online Registration begins Tuesday, September 8th.

Class sizes are very limited!

Limited scholarships are available.

Please click below to be directed to our scholarship page.

Prefer to register by mail?

Click below to view/download/print our PDF form.

“Thank you to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, the School of GRCT, and especially the phenomenal and hilarious Eirann Betka-Pope, for the Saturday Sketch Comedy classes! Max had the best time, and we are so ready to sign up for more classes this summer!!”

DYAN YODER

“…she now realizes that she can advocate for herself. Life lessons also happen at Civic Theatre! Thanks so much!”

MARCIA BOYCE

I truly feel like you all have done a wonderful job of balancing safety with the very human drive toward creativity and expression.

MILIANA JOHNSON

Fall 2020 ONLINE CLASSES INCLUDE:

Pre-K and K Online Classes

PRE K (With Parent/Guardian)

KIDSPLAY COMBO
Saturdays 9:00-9:30am (10/10-11/14)
$60 / Limited class size of 10.

Class Information

Kidsplay Combo is an introduction to all of the elements of theatre for our youngest artists!  The class includes basic theatre instruction & games, storytelling, music & dance….and a lot of giggles!  The class concludes with a short performance that is recorded and uploaded to a private, secure link that can be shared with family and friends for a limited time.  We request that parents attend camp zoom time with their student to assist with technology.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

1st Grade (with parent/guardian)

BEGINNING ACTORS
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am (10/10-11/14)
$75 / Limited class size of 10.

Class Information

The perfect class for young actors who love to tell stories, play games and PERFORM!  Beginning Actors will cover the basics of theatre using games & activities, music & dance and is a great introduction to our CORE Curriculum that begins in 2nd grade.  The class concludes with a short performance that is recorded and uploaded to a private, secure link that can be shared with family and friends for a limited time.  We request that parents attend camp zoom time with their student to assist with technology.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Grades 2 & 3

CORE ACTING
Session A:  Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am (10/15-11/19)
Session B:  Fridays 4:30pm-6:00pm (10/16-11/20)
$100 / Limited class size of 12.

Class Information

Students learn the fundamentals of acting and basic storytelling through theatre exercises, lessons and activities.  The class concludes with a short performance that is recorded and uploaded to a private, secure link that can be shared with family and friends for a limited time. 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

GRADES 4 & 5

CORE ACTING
Session A:  Thursdays 4:30pm-6:00pm (10/15-11/19)
Session B:  Fridays 10:00am-11:30am (10/16-11/20)
$100 / Limited class size of 12.

Class Information

Building on the skills from the 2nd and 3rd grade CORE Acting class, students delve deeper into acting technique and are introduced to the basics of scene work.  The class concludes with a short performance that is recorded and uploaded to a private, secure link that can be shared with family and friends for a limited time. 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Grades 2-5

MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL AUDITIONS – Session B
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm (11/4-11/18)
$75 / Limited class size of 10.

Class Information

Auditioning for a musical at Civic can be intimidating!  What does “16-32 bars” mean?  Where do I find music?  How do I practice?  What should I wear?  What will the audition look like?  This class answers those fundamental questions, and many more, for anyone with little to no musical theatre audition experience!  Be ready to step into the spotlight when live theatre comes back to the Civic stage!

Students will need access to zoom and preferably a printer to be successful in this class.

CLASS IS FULL –
Please contact Education Office to be placed on waitlist.

6th Grade Online Class

Grades 6-8

CORE ACTING
Session A:  Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am (10/15-11/19)
Session B:  Fridays 4:30pm-6:00pm (10/16-11/20)
$100 / Limited class size of 12.

Class Information

Students build on the skills taught in the 4th and 5th grade CORE Acting class, adding physical character exploration to their skill set.  Both beginning and returning students discover exciting ways to bring their characters to life!  The class concludes with a short performance that is recorded and uploaded to a private, secure link that can be shared with family and friends for a limited time. 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

6th Grade Online Class

Grades 6-12

MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL AUDITIONS – Session A
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm (10/14-10/28)
$75 / Limited class size of 10.

Class Information

Auditioning for a musical at Civic can be intimidating!  What does “16-32 bars” mean?  Where do I find music?  How do I practice?  What should I wear?  What will the audition look like?  This class answers those fundamental questions, and many more, for anyone with little to no musical theatre audition experience!  Be ready to step into the spotlight when live theatre comes back to the Civic stage!

Students will need access to zoom and preferably a printer to be successful in this class.

CLASS IS FULL –
Please contact Education Office to be placed on waitlist.

Online Classes - All Grades

GRADES 6-12

MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL AUDITION WORKSHOP
Wednesdays (11/4-11/18)
Time TBD
$75 / Limited class size of 8.

Class Information

Have you ever left an audition thinking “I wish I knew what I could have done better”?  Then this class is for YOU!  All students will have the opportunity to sing several of their favorite 16-32 bar audition cuts and receive feedback from industry professionals. 

PRE-REQUISITE NEEDED:  Students need to have either taken one of Civic’s Musical Theatre audition courses in the past, have significant experience auditioning for musical theatre, or have a private voice teacher who has assisted them in preparing several audition pieces. 

Students will need access to zoom, YouTube karaoke tracks or pre-recorded accompaniment, and preferably a printer to be successful in this class.

Registration for this class is not available online.  Please contact the Education Office to register. 

Please call 616.222.6653 ext. 2 to register.

High School Online Class

Grades 9-12

CORE ACTING
Session A:  Thursdays 4:30pm-6:00pm (10/15-11/19)
Session B:  Fridays 10:00am-11:30am (10/16-11/20)
$100 / Limited class size of 12.

Class Information

Students build on the skills taught in the 6th-8th grade CORE Acting class, exploring more advanced acting techniques and script analysis.  Both beginning and returning students leave this class with skills that help them grow as performers!  The class concludes with a short performance that is recorded and uploaded to a private, secure link that can be shared with family and friends for a limited time.

CLASS IS FULL –
Please contact Education Office to be placed on waitlist.

6th Grade Online Class

Adult

ESSENTIAL ACTING
Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm (10/15-11/19)
$125 / Limited class size of 12.

Class Information

A six-week exploration of the fundamentals of acting.  Students work to develop the tools an actor needs: focus, relaxation, and concentration.  Working with the body and voice to engage the whole person, students use games and exercises to foster spontaneity and diminish self-consciousness.  Students also apply foundational skills (identifying goals and obstacles, playing an action, etc.) to individual text work as well as scene work.

All levels of experience welcome!

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Limited scholarships are available.

Please click below to be directed to our scholarship page.

Prefer to register by mail?

Click below to view/download/print our PDF form.

Vision Statement

We are committed to artistic excellence through a comprehensive arts education program which builds confidence, fosters collaboration and inspires creativity.