Grades 4 & 5

2021-2022

Stage Actors

In addition to our CORE acting and musical theatre classes, 4th and 5th grade students have an exciting array of electives to choose from this year! CORE classes are designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of either acting or musical theatre and are the same curriculum each term. ELECTIVE classes are for students looking for an in-depth exploration of a particular topic and change every term. Take both CORE and Elective classes for a well-rounded theatre education!

CORE Acting

GRADES 4 & 5

Fall and Winter – $140

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Building on the skills from Core Acting 2/3, students delve deeper into acting technique and are introduced to the basics of scene work. This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

CORE Musical Theatre

GRADES 4 & 5

Fall and Winter – $140

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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.

Stage Duo

Fall Electives

Improv

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Do you have a student who loves to tell jokes and to make others laugh? This is the perfect class for them! Students explore the basics of improvisation through games and activities designed to help them think on their feet and feel confident taking risks — all guided by a professional improv instructor in a nurturing, warm environment!

Goosebumps: Writing Scary Stories for the Stage

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If your student loves telling stories and looks forward to Halloween movies all year long, check out this fantastic class! Our experienced faculty take students through the creative and collaborative process of turning their “scary (but not TOO scary) story” ideas into short stories that will be read during their final week of class for an informal presentation. Fun games, activities, and group collaboration make this class an exciting and nurturing way for students to experience playwriting for the first time. Some theatre experience (a class, camp, or production) is recommended but not required before taking this class.

Backstage Magic: Harry Potter

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This hands-on class explores how Civic creates “theatre magic” with props, costumes, lights, scenery, and sound! Students engage in creative projects relating to the magical world of Harry Potter. This class culminates in an informal display of their creations at the end of the term. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Winter Electives

Backstage Magic: Dragons Love Tacos

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This hands-on class explores how Civic creates “theatre magic” with props, costumes, lights, scenery, and sound! Students engage in creative projects, work with special guests from the Civic cast and production team, receive an exclusive backstage tour, AND every student receives 2 tickets for the Saturday, March 5th, 7:30pm production of Dragons Love Tacos on the Civic stage (One ticket is for the student, and one ticket MUST be a parent or guardian). Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Performance

Create Your Own Musical!

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Students in grades 2 through 5 write their own play and songs in this unique and creative class under the guidance of an experienced instructor.  They will create their own costumes and props to put together a one time only in-class, informal performance at the end of our term using their own ideas and collaboration.

Musical Theatre Audition

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Auditioning for plays and musicals can make anyone nervous, but knowing what to expect is half the battle! Musical Theatre Audition for 2nd-5th graders introduces our youngest students to the basics of the audition process so that they know what to expect if they audition for a production at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre or elsewhere. Students learn a 16-32 bar audition song, practice the best ways to learn an audition dance combination, and discover how to put their best foot forward when they read audition scenes.

School Terms:

FALL TERM: 
October 2 – November 11

WINTER TERM:
January 8 – February 17

SPRING TERM:
April 16 – May 26

PERFORMANCE BLOCK:
April 23 - June 5

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If you have questions, please call the Education Office at 616-222-6653