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Core classes are based on age and are meant to be repeated. Following the session each student will receive a feedback form from their teacher advising them on what classes to advance to. Classes end with a final presentation on the last day class on November 23rd. The schedule for presentations will be distributed during the session. New to Weathervane and not sure where to start? Call our Education Director, Lauren Sprowls at 330-836-2626 x35 for a class recommendation.
Partial-scholarship support is available for classes at Weathervane due to the generous support from the community. To apply, please fill out a scholarship application or call (330) 836-2626 to request an application (via the mail). All scholarship requests must be received no later than two weeks prior to the start of class.
Fall Theatre Academy 2019
Imagine THAT! If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Saturday 10:30-11:15 a.m.
What happens when you give a mouse a cookie? Find out in Imagine THAT! This class will foster cognitive development while students bring elements of this classic story to life through fun and interactive activities using drama, song, and movement. This fall your little one will explore, create, and maybe want a couple of cookies along the way.
Introduction to Acting I: Fractured Fairy Tales
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Bring stories to life and learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, explore character development, and work as a group while gaining self-confidence using the some of their favorite Fractured Fairy Tales This introductory class is a great place to learn the basics of theatre, memorizing lines, and performing on the stage. What happens if you fracture your fairy tales? Laughter, creativity and a princess threatening to blow down a brick house!
Introduction to Acting II: Take the Stage
Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Empower and challenge your child to take the stage. This class is designed for beginning actors, teaching them how to create the actor’s tool box. Students will learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation, and improvisation. Watch as your child gains confidence, self-esteem and a new creative outlet!
Introduction to Acting III: Find your Voice
Saturday 10:30-11:45 a.m.
This class is designed as an introduction to theatre. Students will tackle improvisation and scripted work in this fun and interactive class. The instructor will lead the students to discover how to portray a character with voice and movement while learning how to interpret the playwright’s textual clues. Join in the fun and learn through theatrical play!
Introduction to Improv
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Explore the elements of improvisation and experience the power of play with this introductory improv workshop. Students will focus on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, active listening, character development, and team work. Join us on the last day as our class puts on a show. You never know what will happen...that's why it's improv!
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Continue to learn, grow, and build upon your Improv Skills! This class is designed with the same objectives as Improv I but for older students. Students will continue to explore the building blocks of improv, making clear character choices, and working as an ensemble to develop strong story lines.
Intermediate Acting I
Saturday 11:00-12:15 p.m.
This class is designed for the child who has attended The Introduction to Acting Class and was recommended to continue onto the Intermediate Acting Class, or has equivalent experience on stage. Students will be encouraged to expand on their performance skills to create characters with depth and motivation, work as an ensemble and individually, and use their basic knowledge of theatre vocabulary to interpret the essentials of a scene. Each student will leave the class with new skills and ready to take on their next performance!
Intermediate Acting II
Saturday 12:15-1:30 p.m.
This class is designed for the child who has attended The Introduction to Acting Class and was recommended to continue onto the Intermediate Acting II Class, or has equivalent experience on stage. Students will examine different acting techniques and develop a deeper understanding of ways to enhance their skills as an actor. Take the next step to becoming a better actor and performer in Intermediate II.
Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Back again this Fall! Fun while learning is the main objective. Students explore the basic concepts of pitch and rhythm using games, eurhythmics, and tone poems to introduce the basics of reading music and ear training. Each session ends with a class demonstration, including a song with choreographed movements. Join us as we hop, skip, and jumpstart our way into the world of music.
Musical Theatre, Act One
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Develop skills in singing, dancing, and acting in Musical Theatre, Act One! Sing and dance your way through some Broadway standards. Students will work on musical theatre skills through group singing, creative and choreographed movement, rhythm notation, and sight reading. Our Musical Theatre, Act One class takes our entire core curriculum and puts it to music with an experienced Instructor and Accompanist. Move over Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison, here comes the next Broadway star!
Musical Theatre, Act Two
Saturday 11:30-12:45 p.m.
Sing, dance and perform in Musical Theatre, Act Two. Designed with the same objectives as musical Theatre, Act One, but for older students, this class challenges experienced students through more complex choreography and solo singing. Learn and explore in this class designed to inspire young actors taught by an experienced Instructor and Accompanist. You will be flapping, pirouetting and box-stepping your way onto center stage!
Introduction to Broadway Dance Styles
Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Tap and Jazz techniques, vocabulary, and styles used in your favorite Broadway shows in this beginner level class. This class will allow each student to grow as a dancer and bring them one step and tap forward to becoming a triple threat. Jazz and Tap shoes required.
Broadway Dance Styles: Tap
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Weathervane’s Broadway dance classes are designed with the actor in mind. Students can continue to build on their dance technique, performance skills, and knowledge of different dance styles outside the traditional studio setting. In this class, students will focus on Tap techniques and choreography inspired by popular Broadway shows. Tap shoes required.
ART of Theatre: Stage Make-up
Saturday 12:45--1:45 p.m.
It’s back this Fall! Explore the art of theatre through stage make-up! Each week students will learn different stage make-up techniques from simple needs for the stage to creating detailed characters. The final project will be to do the stage make-up for a Fall Theatre Academy class to wear during final presentations. A make-up list will be given to each student to prepare their kit before classes start.
BLACK BOX SERIES
Black Box Series Classes are for students who are ready for a new challenge! These classes focus on specific curriculum and elements of the performing arts.
- Must be age 10 or older (unless age requirements are given)
- Must have taken at least 2 Weathervane classes (or have equal outside experience).
- Must fill out a short form telling us why you are interested in the class. You can fill out this short application on our website.
If approved, you will be emailed a link to register for the class. Students involved in the Black Box Series classes will be featured in main stage presentations and their own personal presentation in the Dietz Black Box Theater on the last day of classes.
Directing Project I
Saturday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Learn what it’s like to be running the show! In this class, students will learn the principles and practices of being a theatre director. Students will cast, stage, rehearse, and present short scenes with the assistance of an experienced instructor. Students from the class will also gain the benefit of acting in each other’s scenes. Class is limited to the first 10 students.
Directing Project II
Saturday 11:45-1:15 p.m.
Directing Project II is for students who have participated in Directing Project I or have received approval from the instructor. This next level course continues the fundamentals learned in Directing I and challenges the students to write their own stories, work with outside actors, and expand their creative minds. Class is limited to the first 10 students.
Saturday 11:15-12:15 p.m.
Work with the amazing Ron Hazelett to enhance your music skills! Music Theory is a comprehensive exploration into the fundamentals of reading music. The class will cover the staff, clef signs, key signatures, scales, note values, time signatures, complex rhythms, and ear training and sight singing. Music Theory is like basic grammar in any language. Once you learn how to read and write the language, you can read others creations and create your own musical ideas for others to enjoy.
Ballet for the Actor
Saturdays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Plié and Tendu into a better performer! This class is designed for all levels who want to gain better dance technique and become a stronger dancer by studying ballet to build vocabulary, gain body awareness, and build strength and stamina. Class is limited to the first 10 students.