ALL NEW PROGRAMMING FOR SPRING 2021!
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 13 weeks in the Spring (Mar-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.
DRAMA KIDS PLAYS
“THE MOST EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER!” (Creative Dramatics: 1st-6th grades)
Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped by themselves at the party, the kids decide they must create a brand-new society if they’re going to survive this brave new backyard. A musical by BBB Press, Winner of the 2014 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC!
“ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED BY BEING IN A BAD PLAY” (Acting Academy: 1st-6th grades)
Have you ever heard the saying, “All I really need to know, I learned in Kindergarten?” Well, we theatre kids beg to differ. According to Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage,” so how better to learn the ways of the world than a play? This hilarious satire peels back a tattered curtain to examine the process of putting on a show that is less than good. Join us through the painful auditions, a meeting of the Small Parts Support Group, to the epic conclusion: a less-than-award-winning production of Romeo & Juliet…set in a Starbucks. It’s so bad, it’s good!
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 written notice is given at least 2 weeks before the start of the new session in February.
Guilderland Performance Academy
Christ’s Church – 4 Charles Blvd. Guilderland, NY 12084
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.