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Kid's Classes - Theatre

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Winter Classes start January 10, 2023
February Vacation Week Camp starts February 21!
Spring Classes start April 4th &
Summer Classes start July 3rd.
Click on any Information & Registration button below to see winter, spring and summer offerings!

If you are taking an in-person class but cannot make it for any reason, we will be happy to send you a Zoom link so that you can participate from home. Email Tammy to coordinate this at [email protected]

February Vacation Week

Join us for a week of magic and imagination!

FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK CAMP

Grades 1-4
February 21-24, Tuesday-Friday
9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Instructor: Emily Murray

Come play in a World of Pure Imagination!
This week we explore the wild and wacky worlds of Roald Dahl. We will create characters and themes from Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, The Twits, and James and The Giant Peach. What if you lived in a world of giants or enormous bugs? What if you could spot a witch in real life or had magical powers? This week anything is possible.
This class meets at the Theatre.

As an add-on: Register for the February Vacation Week Expanded Day, bring a lunch and participate in an afternoon of creative drama. Expanded day ends at 2:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 3:30 on Wednesday.

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK EXPANDED DAY

Grades 1-4
February 21-24, Tuesday-Friday
12:00-2:00 PM

Bring a lunch and stay and for an afternoon creative drama workshop. We will play theatre games and create scenes using props and costumes from the third floor! On Wednesday you are invited to stay for the Magic Show with The Amazing Richard. If you stay on Wednesday pick up will be at 3:30 PM.

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK MAGIC

Grades 4-8
February 21-24, Wednesday-Friday
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Learn the real secrets of Magic from a real LIVE magician. Richard Archer aka “The Amazing Richard” returns to CCTC/HJT with his youth friendly basics of professional magic. Learn to amaze your family and friends with sleight of hand while gaining self-confidence to present in front of a group! Magic can be a great hobby or full-on performance art. This class is for beginners up to intermediate skill levels.

Class includes:
• Starter Magic kit to keep • Cups and Balls Trick • Radical rope tricks • Cool Coin magic • Playing Card chicanery • Sponge ball mysteries
• Color changing effects, and more! • Tips on Misdirection/Presentation

Our day will start with a creative drama workshop to get our bodies and minds nimble, and then onto the stage for an adventure in magic. This class meets at the theatre.

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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April Vacation Week

Join us for a week of Disney imagination!

APRIL VACATION WEEK – DISNEY MUSICALS

Grades 1-6
Monday-Friday April 17-21
9:30-11:30 AM

Whether watching a Disney movie or musical for the first time or the hundredth time, music will always play an important role in the overall experience. The nostalgia and emotion the songs evoke are a big part of what makes Disney songs so special! In this class we will bring characters to life as we sing our way through the Disney soundscape. Musicals we will explore are Moana, The Lion King, Encanto, Toy Story and more!

Instructor: Chelsey Brown

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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APRIL VACATION WEEK EXPANDED DAY

Grades 1-6
Monday-Friday April 17-21
12:00-2:00 PM

Bring a lunch and stay and for an afternoon creative drama workshop. We will play theatre games and create scenes using props and costumes from the third floor!

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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THEATRE

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Pre-K-Grade 1
Saturday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

in this Saturday class fun is the goal. A delightful class to encourage the youngest children to explore the environment through guided play and the use of the imagination. Children learn to value self-expression through rhythm, games to develop coordination, sequencing exercises, pantomime, visual art, and storybooks.

Instructor: Emily Murray

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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SING, SING SING!

Pre-K- Grade 2
Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM

In this class students are encouraged to have fun while learning the components of singing. We will explore music and creative expression through movement, dramatic play and song.

Instructor: Paige Neal

A Picture of Creative Drama I Class

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CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Grades 1-3
Saturday 9:30-11:00 AM

This class begins the exciting journey of the budding actor. Children experience developmentally appropriate theatre games and dramatizations of stories that build the skills, spark the imagination, nurture creativity, and inspire empathy. The class also focuses on enhancing students’ communication skills and self-confidence. Young people are encouraged to repeat Creative Drama workshops within their age range as each class increases understanding while using new material.

Instructor: Emily Murray

A Picture of Creative Drama I Class

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CREATIVE DRAMA ON THE SPECTRUM

Grades 1-6
Wednesday 4:00-5:00 PM

Experience the magic and wonder of theater! This class offers a great introduction to theater games, improvisation, role play using voice and body, and collaborative drama activities designed to meet students where they are. We all have unique abilities and gifts so let’s have some drama fun! This class is designed to accommodate students on the Autism Spectrum, but can be enjoyed by anyone with an open mind and a creative spirit!

This is a weekly, one hour class (with a short break for a snack) running for 5 weeks.

Instructor: Anthony Teixeira

A Picture of Creative Drama II Class

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SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL CLASS

Grades 2-6
Saturday 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Join us creating the Seussical journey of loyalty, friendship and love! Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. In this musical theatre class, you will learn to sing, dance and celebrate the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

Instructors: Chelsey Brown & Tammy Harper

A Picture of Creative Drama II Class

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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Grades 4-6
Saturday 9:30-11:00 AM

This class enhances theatre skills through carefully crafted exercises and dramatizing stories and short plays. Students focus on character development using improvisation and script work to develop their craft. Actors are encouraged to repeat their participation in in Creative Drama workshops within their age range as each class deepens understanding while introducing new material. This is a great add on to Frozen, the Winter Class for a full theatrical immersion!

Instructor: Chelsey Brown

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ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 6-9
Friday 4:00-5:30 PM

Everyday life is an improvisation! There is a set of circumstances that we have to respond to in every minute of every day. We have to learn to “read” people’s energy, understand their intonation and then react. We also have to listen.

Improvisation is fun and SO funny and it is also an incredible skill builder. Learn to think on your feet, practice active listening and say “yes” to Acting & Improv.

Instructor: Tammy Harper

A Picture of Comedy Improv for Adults Class

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COMEDY IMPROV FOR ADULTS

Ages 17-97
Tuesday 6:00-8:00 PM

Have you ever watched an improv show and envisioned yourself as a performer? Or perhaps you’re an actor looking for a creative outlet? Well, whatever your reason may be, this is the place for you. Join us each week as we embark on a journey full of games and exercises that’ll take you through the basics of improv such as taking risks, being present in the moment, and learning lifelong skills that can be used on and off stage – all while sharing a lot of laughs together!

No previous experience required, only an open mind and a willingness to say ‘Yes!”

Instructor: Emily Regan

A Picture of Comedy Improv for Adults Class

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CELEBRATE BROADWAY

Grades 7-12
Saturday 11:30-1:00

Sing, dance, act! Learn how to sell a song, follow and count choreography and act a part all at the same time. In the theatre we call it a “triple threat.” Expand your talents and performance opportunities! Final demonstration of course work and the opportunity to be part of our spring Ballet, Broadway and Beyond performance.

Instructors: Bob Wilder & Suzette Hutchinson

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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TECHNICAL THEATRE & PRODUCTION

Grades 7-12
Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM

Explore the elements of set, sound, and lighting designs, set construction and more! Students will learn the basics in stagecraft and theatre design and then put those skills into practice from page to stage! Students will design sets, sound, lighting, and props for an in-class theatrical production culminating in a final stage reading performance where students’ designs will be implemented onstage!

Instructor: Matt Kohler

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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Free Workshop

MINDFULNESS AND THE ACTOR

Grades 9-12
Saturday 1:15 – 2:15 PM

There is a natural overlay between theatre and mindfulness. In order to be believable on the stage we must be present. For the moment of performance, mindfulness may be the key to what actors are “doing” because what they are “doing” is “being”.

This 5-session, free workshop is an introduction to mindfulness skills that will enhance your life on and off the stage.

Instructor: Tammy Harper

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DANCE

Dance class are held in the Fall, Winter and Spring only

TAP 3

Grades 5-8
Thursday 4:15-5:15 PM
This class meets at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd in Harwich Center

This class continues to focus on the fundamentals of Tap. Students
put beginning technique to work, learning new steps, rhythms, patterns and combinations. It also focuses on the development of coordination, concentration, listening skills, and self-confidence. This is a performance class.

Instructor: Terry Norgeot & Sabine Krum

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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TAP 5

Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM
Grades 7 – Adult
This class meets at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd in Harwich Center

This advanced class includes proper warm-ups and stretches for the body, combined
with across-the-floor progressions. This technique class will focus on faster and more
intricate footwork. Students at this level will develop speed, clarity, dynamics, and the
ability to execute complex rhythmic combinations. This is a performance class.

Instructor: Terry Norgeot & O’Hara Deschamps

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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ADULT / TEEN TAP

Grades 9 – Adult
Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM
This class meets at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd in Harwich Center

2-3 years of prior tap experience. Includes an introduction to proper
barre warm-ups and stretches for the body, combined with across the floor progressions
and mini combinations. The class will concentrate on building confidence through
mastering more difficult patterns and steps. This is a performance class.

Instructor: Terry Norgeot & Maxi Davidson

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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