CLASSES & CAMPS

Stage Door's popular Winter Workshops return! Your children can kick off 2020 by gaining new stage skills and boosting confidence for the spring and summer production season with our workshops. Sessions are $25 per child and are taught by Stage Door Board members as well as students from the University of Mary Washington Theatre Department. Classes are held on Saturdays beginning in January and running through March. If 6 or more workshops are purchased at one time, the price per workshop drops to only $18 each!

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS

March 7

Quiet and LOUD, 10am - Noon, Ages 5-9, Instructor: Alex Beach

Have you ever had trouble hearing your little performer onstage? This workshop will teach your children to project, and is specifically designed to be fun and developmental for younger performers.

Stand out in your Scene!, 1 - 3pm, Ages 10-15, Instructor: Amy Beach

In this workshop, you will learn how to stand out from the crowd by being able to know how to prepare for cold readings and developing your ability to making your characters believable on stage.

March 14

Broadway Dance 10am - Noon, Ages 5-9

Learn some dance steps and put them together. After a while, step-by-step, you will be performing a musical theatre combination straight from a Broadway musical. No dance experience necessary!

Shakespeare 1 - 3pm, Ages 10-14

Discover the rich language of the Elizabethan stage by learning how to scan and score the text so it honors the verse in a conversational way. Once the text is ready, get on your feet and bring the words to life!

March 21

Theatre Games 10am - Noon, Ages 5-9

In order to be our best self in the acting process, we need to know the actors who share the stage with us. Using rehearsal games to build an ensemble, we will learn to trust each other and be stronger actors.

Onstage Battle 1 - 3pm, Ages 10-14

Learn how to act in a choreographed battle as you learn a sequence of moves with other actors, rehearse combinations, and add detail to create a realistic battle worthy of the Shakespearean stage.

SCHEDULE

Week of June 29th

Creative Drama, Ages 5-9

Monday-Friday, June 29-July 4th, 9:30am-12:30pm

Lafayette Upper Elementary School, $110

Young actors will be introduced to the imaginative world of visual and performing arts. We will explore well-known stories and songs using creative movement, puppetry, pantomime, and dance. The week will conclude in a showcase featuring creative movement and scripted scenes.

Improvisation and Comedy, Ages 10-15

Monday-Friday, June 29th – July 4 1:00pm-4:00pm

Lafayette Upper Elementary School, $110

Actors will polish their funny bones while participating in comedy sketches, improvisations, and acting games designed for enhancing comedic timing and talent. The week will conclude in a showcase of improvisation, comedy scenes, and original sketch comedy.

Week of July 6

Acting Production, Ages 7-10

Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 9:30am-12:30pm

Lafayette Upper Elementary School, $110 (includes script)

This acting production camp will include instruction in movement, voice, character development, and dialogue delivery as the students prepare a play. Emphasis will be placed on the rehearsal process and developing the students as capable and creative performers. The week will conclude in a showcase performance of a short play.

Acting Production, Ages 11-15

Monday-Friday, July 6-July 10,

1:00pm-4:00pm

Lafayette Upper Elementary School, $110 (includes script)

This acting production camp will include instruction in movement, voice, character development, and dialogue delivery as the students prepare a play. Emphasis will be placed on the rehearsal process and developing the students as capable and creative performers. The week will conclude in a showcase performance of a short play.

Musical Theater Age 8-14

Monday-Friday, July 13-17 9:30-4pm

Lafayette Upper Elementary School

Upper Elementary School, $200

This full day camp will involve singing, acting, and dancing. We will be learning and performing musical scenes and numbers from a selection of Disney shows. This camp will conclude in a showcase extravaganza performed for families and friends.