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Introducing Online Classes!

DUE to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Civic will be offering Spring 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!). REGISTER BELOW!

SPRING 2020 ONLINE CLASSES INCLUDE:

PRE K-1st GRADE (With Parent/Guardian)

Section 1: Saturdays 9:45-10:05am (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)  SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!

Section 2: Saturdays 10:30-10:50am (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!

Class Information

Kidsplay Combo
The new Kidsplay Combo class is a hybrid of our Kidsplay & Kids Combo classes.  It is both an introduction to acting and an introduction to musical theatre.  The Kidsplay Combo class includes basic theatre instruction & games, storytelling, music and dance in a new online/virtual format, all from the comfort of your own home.

GRADES 2/3

CORE Acting 2/3  SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)

CORE Musical Theatre 2/3
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm (4/22-5/27)

Improv PLAYwrights!   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm (4/21-5/26)

Class Information

CORE Acting 2/3
Students learn the fundamentals of acting and basic storytelling through theatre games, lessons and activities. This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

CORE Musical Theatre 2/3
Students learn basic singing and musical skills as well as beginning dance steps and technique.  This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre song and dance and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

Improve PLAYwrights!
This class teaches foundational improvisational techniques paired with exercises, games and play! Alongside this work, students will study the structure of play scripts while building skills in writing, storytelling, and character. Combining these new skills, each student will create a 5-10 minute play from their own imagination. Students will have an opportunity to share their work, hear it aloud, and collaborate on developing the inner world of their play. This class fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

Grades 4/5

CORE Acting 4/5
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm (4/21-5/26)

CORE Musical Theatre 4/5
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm (4/22-5/27)

Improv PLAYwrights!   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm (4/21-5/26)

Class Information

CORE Acting 4/5
Building on the skills from 2nd and 3rd grade acting class, students delve more deeply into acting technique and are introduced to the basics of scene work.  Both beginning and returning students feel right at home in this class, which culminates in an informal, in-class presentation and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

CORE Musical Theatre 4/5
Students add to their basic performance skills while continuing to study different styles of music and dance. This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre song and dance and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

Improve PLAYwrights!
This class teaches foundational improvisational techniques paired with exercises, games and play! Alongside this work, students will study the structure of play scripts while building skills in writing, storytelling, and character. Combining these new skills, each student will create a 5-10 minute play from their own imagination. Students will have an opportunity to share their work, hear it aloud, and collaborate on developing the inner world of their play. This class fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

GRADES 6-8

CORE Acting 6-8  SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)

CORE Musical Theatre 6-8 & 9-12   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Mondays 4:30-5:30pm (4/20-6/1 NO CLASS 5/25)

Sketch Comedy   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Saturdays 1-2pm (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)

Class Information

CORE Acting 6-8
Students build on the skills taught in the 4th and 5th grade acting class, adding physical character exploration to their skill set.  Both beginning and returning students discover exciting ways to bring their characters to life on stage! This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

CORE Musical Theatre 6-8 & 9-12
Students add to their basic dance and vocal skills while exploring more advanced techniques, including complicated melodies, singing in harmony, and more specific dance styles such as tap and jazz.  Both beginning and returning students feel right at home in this class!  This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre song & dance and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

Sketch Comedy
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon all got their start in comedy by learning how to do Sketch Comedy!  Guided by an experienced sketch comedy instructor, students learn the process of sketch writing from brainstorming through presentation!  Laughter guaranteed!

Grades 9-12

CORE Acting 9-12   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Saturdays 2-3pm (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)

CORE Musical Theatre 6-8 & 9-12   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Mondays 4:30-5:30pm (4/20-6/1 NO CLASS 5/25)

Sketch Comedy   SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Saturdays 1-2pm (4/18-5/30 NO CLASS 5/23)

Class Information

CORE Acting 9-12
Students build on the skills taught in the 6th-8th grade 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! This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

CORE Musical Theatre 6-8 & 9-12
Students add to their basic dance and vocal skills while exploring more advanced vocal & dance techniques that will serve them as a soloist and ensemble member.  Both beginning and returning students feel right at home in this class!  This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre song and dance and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

Sketch Comedy
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon all got their start in comedy by learning how to do Sketch Comedy!  Guided by an experienced sketch comedy instructor, students learn the process of sketch writing from brainstorming through presentation!  Laughter guaranteed!

Adults

Essential Acting
Thursdays 7-8pm (4/23-5/30)

Class Information

Essential Acting
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!

Vision Statement

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