Every applicable class will present a short performance in our Spring Showcase on Tuesday May 7th at 7pm. The Rehearsal will be Monday May 6th at 6pm.
All Classes will be held in either the Rehearsal Hall upstairs at the Opera House at 133 E Pearl St OR our new Studio 1301 at 1301 W Pearl St.
Please select the class/classes you are interested in taking this Spring! Full descriptions of each class are available on our website for your reference. All Academy classes are $180/student with a 50% discount available for those registering siblings or for those registering for more than one class. The only exception to that price is our WINNIE THE POOH performance class, which is $220, with the same discounts available. Once we have received your submission, we will calculate your total amount due and send you the link to our PayPal account to process payment! Payment plans/scholarships are available upon request. Registration for class is mandatory prior to attendance of classes. Please submit one form for each student enrolling.
MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS 5:00-5:50 THURSDAYS - Ages 13 and up - Ashley Green - Studio 1301- Learn to read the language of Music! In this class, our instructor will cover the basics of Music Theory and Aural Skills: rhythm, intonation, and sight-reading. Take the first steps to being able to sing a piece of music as you look at it for the first time. If you are interested in improving as a singer, or any type of musician, this class is ESSENTIAL.
WINNIE THE POOH KIDS 5-6:30 TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - Ages 5-9 - Studio 1301 - DIRECTED BY FAITH MELTON - Our first performance class! We are VERY VERY EXCITED about this one. Every student in this class will be cast in our production of the half hour musical, WINNIE THE POOH KIDS, performing April 19-21 onstage at the Opera House! With the first Tuesday being comprised of auditions to determine which class members will be playing which parts, we will cover everything from casting through performance! With the fast moving nature of this class, we need to enforce a somewhat stricter attendance policy than other classes. If a student misses more than once their position in the cast will be in jeopardy. This class will culminate in 4 full blown performances, and we need every cast member present to ensure quality. Emergencies do happen, we need to specify that is not what we are referring to. We simply need to ensure that attendance become a priority so that the quality of the play does not suffer due to students being habitually absent. As to the age restriction of this class, we will be offering a very similar performance class for our older students in the fall, and we want to give performances opportunities to each age group. If registration/sign ups for this class do not reach the numbers necessary for casting, we will open it up to slightly older students.
BEGINNER BALLET 4:00-4:50 TUESDAYS - Ages 5-7 - Faith Melton - Learn the basics of ballet! The fundamental building blocks to a lifetime of dance will be covered in this new course!
DAYTIME MUSICAL THEATER 2:00-2:50 WEDNESDAYS - Ages 8-18 - Matt Beutner and Jennie Jermaine - Studio 1301- The same material covered in our Broadway Bound classes at a time of day for more students to get involved. The basics of singing, acting and dancing simultaneously will be covered in this course!
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT ALL CLASSES - Every class needs at least 3 students registered for the class to make. If the class does not make, it will not be offered and any tuition fee rendered will be applicable to other Academy class options. - We will now be enforcing a strict attendance policy. With the end goal being as successful a semester ending showcase as possible, if a student misses more than 3 classes over the course of the semester (excused or not) they will not be performing in the showcase. This is a harsh policy, but necessary for the learning ability of everyone in the class. A group performance must be practiced with the entire group present.
DANCE CLASSES -For all Dance Classes featuring a "Beginning" or "Intermediate/Advanced" designation in the title, please sign up your student for the class you feel they belong in, but if we need to make a change, we will place the students in a different dance level if their ability is noticeably beyond or below the other enrolled students in that class. This is not to separate good dancers from bad dancers, or an A Team from a B Team. This is to put our students in a class level that is appropriate for them to learn and the teachers to teach. One semester of "Beginning" does not qualify you for being in the Intermediate class, the next semester. It takes TIME, for the body to adapt to dancing. If the appropriate level does not fit with your schedule, we also offer private dance lessons.