Clear Space Theatre Company Announces Spring Arts Institute Classes
The Clear Space Theatre Company heads back into the classroom this January and February for another semester of their Arts Institute program. Taught by industry professionals, there are classes in acting, singing and dancing for all ages and experience. "With the emphasis on starting a new fitness routine in the New Year, Clear Space offers several opportunities for all ages to work out your acting skills on stage" says Executive Director Wesley Paulson.
The company's hallmark Arts Institute program, Broadway Bound ($200), led by industry professionals returns for another semester on Tuesday evenings this spring from 5-7pm. Students in grades 1-8 are rotate through three half-hour classes in voice, dance, and acting technique. At the end of the evening the students gather for the final half-hour for a performance preparation period where they put together all three-facets worked on that evening. Gotta Dance! ($200) is designed for students who wish to focus on dance technique in the world of musical theatre (jazz, ballet, and tap) and meets Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm. Children's Acting Technique ($150) is intended for students who wish to focus more specifically on dramatic studies. Students are guided through technique in improvisation, physicality, voice, and working as an ensemble. Gotta Dance! and Children's Acting may be used as a companion class for those enrolled in Broadway Bound. The semester's classes culminate in a final performance where each class performs musical numbers and monologues, respectively, on April 8th at 5:30pm.
Clear Space also offers classroom opportunities for adults, including both acting and dance classes. Adult Dance ($200) classes will be held Mondays from 5-7pm, and are designed for adults who wish to expand their education in musical theatre dance, whether for personal craft or just for fun. Students will be guided through jazz and tap styles focusing on proper alignment, flexibility, muscle control and correct execution of technique. For students 50 and older, we offer the popular Legends of Musical Theatre class returns after a successful presentation of CHICAGO last Fall. Starting in January, Learn the music and join a staged reading of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Songs from popular musical include "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Lost in His Arms," "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better," and more! The semester concludes in a final public performance on April 9th at 11:00am.
Join the Adult Acting class for one-hour sessions to improve existing skills through exercises led by Acting Company members and other business professionals including technique, monologue/scenes, improvisation principles, and more! Drop-in fee: $5 per session. Call for specific schedule. Please note: Previous acting training and experience recommended, but not necessary.
For more registration forms and more information, please visit www.ClearSpaceTheatre.org.