ALL NEW PROGRAMMING FOR FALL 2020!
Drama Kids “TAKE 2” Performance Academy classes are held weekly & are IN-PERSON classes. This is theater done DRAMA KIDS style. Our students are still our #1 focus. We focus on BUILDING CONFIDENCE, NOT on the SHOWS! No pressure. No auditions. No singing or dancing experience required.
Our TAKE 2 classes cater specifically to students who want a more intensive theatre arts experience. Semi-private lessons, taught by highly trained and experienced professionals, are delivered alongside rehearsals for a final live production at the end of the session, Fall and Spring.
All in-person classes will adhere to strict COVID procedures including temperature checks, social distancing, and wearing masks. For the safety of our teacher and students, parents will not be allowed inside the classroom. See full COVID procedures on our website.
Class size is extremely limited to maintain social distancing, so ACT FAST and sign up today!
Class Description (click to open)
Drama Kids is a skill-based drama program focusing on building our students’ confidence; not focused on building SHOWS. Our “TAKE 2” performance classes cater specifically to students who want to explore the basics of theater, want a challenge, and have a desire to perform more. Students will learn from an award-winning curriculum that encourages them to express themselves through communication, creativity, and collaboration all while building confidence!
Our TAKE 2 Creative Dramatics classes (for 1st-6th graders) and Acting Academy classes (for 6th-12th graders) run for 10 weeks in the Fall (Nov-Jan) and 12 weeks in the Spring (Feb-June). Classes meet weekly for 2 hours, and include:
- Basic Introductory Drama Skills: acting tools body, voice, & imagination, building trust, collaboration (working together as an ensemble), speaking skills, spatial awareness, and much more.
- Performance Skills: blocking, building characterization, improvisation, reacting, developing expression & stage projection.
- Casting & Rehearsals: although we are not a performance-focused program, students experience the rehearsal process & line memorization techniques.
2020 DRAMA KIDS FALL PLAYS
“THE VILLAIN OF VAUDEVILLE” (Creative Dramatics: 1st-6th grades)
You won’t want to miss this crime drama set in a colorful Vaudeville Theatre at the turn of the century. Our over-the-top characters will entertain you as they try to go from a rag- tag group of performers to “legitimate actors” over night when the owner’s niece comes to town. The plot thickens when she goes missing! A strong story line filled with action, drama and unforgettable characters!
“MOLLY SCULPTOR & THE CHALICE OF CHARADES” (Acting Academy: 6-12th grades)
An original stage production that missed its live debut back in June. YouTube audiences loved our virtual performances, but let’s bring the magic back to the stage! Join us at Piglumps Academy of Theatrical Arts. The evil Moldefort may be back and wants to turn the theatre school into a film school so he can have complete control and wipe live theatre off the map forever. Oh…the irony!!!
FALL SESSION: 3 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $413.
SPRING SESSION*: 4 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $550.
*Students in our Fall programming are automatically re-enrolled into our Spring session unless a written notice is given at least 2 weeks before the start of the new session in February.
Colonie Performance Academy
The Patrizio Center for the Arts – 5 First Ave. Latham, NY 12110
Enrollment is ongoing – it’s not too late to join! Choose from monthly installments, or receive a discount for paying in full. 10% Sibling Discounts apply.