Registration for Playhouse on the Square's Summer Conservatory Now Open
Registration is now open for Playhouse on the Square's Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory. The conservatory, taught by professional artists, consists of classes in acting, music and stage movement for youth ages 5-17. Conservatory is open to any student regardless of theatrical experience. Playhouse on the Square offers multiple Conservatory sessions in three separate age divisions (see below). Each session culminates in a performance for friends and family.
The registration form can be downloaded at http://playhouseonthesquare.org/education/summer-conservatory.html.
Tots@POTS (ages 5-6):
A one-week program with daily instructional core classes designed to develop children's creativity through Acting, Music and Movement exercises in a controlled, focused setting. Students will also explore a popular piece of children's literature through dramatization, dance and song. Each session culminates in a short performance.
TOTS 1: June 2-6 (morning session) at The Circuit Playhouse
TOTS 2: June 2-6 (afternoon session) at The Circuit Playhouse
TOTS 3: July 14-18 (morning session) at The Circuit Playhouse
TOTS 4: July 14-18 (afternoon session) at The Circuit Playhouse
Junior Conservatory (ages 7-11):
A two-week program with daily instructional core classes in Theatre Dynamics, Voice and Stage Movement. The program focuses on creative acting skills and reinforces the discipline of body, voice and imagination. Students will engage in activities including movement, improvisation, monologue and ensemble work. An introduction on the proper way to audition is an element of the classes. Additionally, the students create pieces to present in a performance on the last day of the session. After Care available 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional fee.
JUNIOR 1: May 26-June 6 at Playhouse on the Square
JUNIOR 2: June 16-27 at The Circuit Playhouse
JUNIOR 3: July 21-August 1 at The Circuit Playhouse
Senior Conservatory (ages 12-17):
A three-week program with daily instructional core classes in Acting, Music, and Dance. Acting instruction includes a focus on both monologue and ensemble work. Music will give instruction in diction, breathing, sight-reading, and solo and group singing techniques. Dance instruction will introduce students to ballet, tap, jazz, and modern styles. Classes will provide the basic tools needed to feel confident in performing in public. One or more theatre specialty classes will also be taught. The session culminates in performance on the last day.
Sessions: SENIOR 1: July 7-25 at Playhouse on the Square