Musical Theatre Workshops

Introduction to Musical Theatre for students 5 to 13 years old

Winter/Spring 2018: “SING” Musical Theatre Workshop NOW REGISTERING!

This Winter/Spring 2018 Musical Theatre Workshop, students will experience "SING"!
We will utilize an original script with a great message to bring together the familiar characters and unforgettable songs from the hit movie! This spin on the story will give everyone the opportunity to perform to their favorite songs including "I'm Still Standing", "Set It All Free", and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing"!

Musical Theater Workshops build skills in singing on key, understanding tempos, acting with full expression & projection, proper breathing and polishing movement as a group. Students will also develop and build improvisational skills through theatre games.

Musical Theatre incorporates acting, singing and dancing, but  cannot take the place of a dance class. Musical Theatre students need to be enrolled in a dance class, as Musical Theatre Workshop time is used to set and rehearse choreography, it does not teach dance technique.

Two annual musical theatre workshops are offered each year and culminate in a professional children’s theatre performance in our Black Box Theatre at our Scripps Ranch Location. Faculty from our Dance and Music Departments, provide choreography and vocal coaching for our young actors and actresses. MT2 Workshops are great for 3-6th graders and MT1 provides a perfect introduction for K-2nd!

This Summer, join us for "Musical Theatre Dance Camps!"!

MT1: Front Row Center
This class teaches the fundamentals necessary to build a strong foundation.  At the end of each semester, students will prepare a themed Informal Presentation. 

MT2: Broadway Bound
This combination Acting and Singing/Dancing class teaches students techniques for stage acting as well as working as an ensemble.  Students will have a more focused exposure the three elements of singing, acting and dancing to prepare a musical theatre “Best Of” show presentation in our Black Box Theatre.  This level is our current MT Workshop Classes. 

Intro to Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 7 and Up)- This technique class encourages students to learn the fundamental dance vocabulary necessary for Musical Theatre style dancing.  We will be working with basic choreography, flexibility, and developing muscle memory for these movements.

 

 

Acting for Dancers, Improv and MT3: Advanced Acting Practicum

Focus on Developing Your Craft and Skills for Performance or for Participation in Your Very First Musical Theatre Workshop!

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MT3: Advanced Musical Theatre Practicum: Through-out this class, students will learn different production number and songs.  This class will also be a part of our touring group which will require additional rehearsals, as well as on-location performance opportunities.    Throughout class, students will have exposure to both individual work and ensemble work fully submersing them into the world of musical theatre performance.

Improv 101: (Ages 10 and Up)- Improv is a key element of theatre because it teaches students to be in the moment and understand the importance of building a character. Through-out this class we will use games and activities to practice the skills and techniques necessary for improv.  We will work on building character choices, relationships, environment, conflict, resolution, and how to be in the moment. At the end of the semester, we will have an Improv “Coffee Shop” Experience where family and friends are welcome to come and watch.

Production (Age 10 and Up) :Twice a year, we will put on a Musical Theatre Production in which we will hold auditions for casting.  Students who are auditioning should have previous dance training or have been in a stage play.  Students enrolled in other dance programs in San Diego are welcome.  This is a placement audition.  Everyone who auditions will be cast in the production. (Pending space availability). Shrek Jr., for the Fall and Annie, Jr. for the Spring!

 

We look forward to seeing you in a class soon!