Kid’s Classes

Kid's Classes - Theatre

Theatre

Kid's Classes - Dance

Dance

Kid's Classes - Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre

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Theatre

Pre-K/K

Creative Movement

Winter | Spring | Summer | Fall

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, storybooks, songs, and dances.

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Grades 1-3

CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Winter | Spring | Summer | fall

Bring the world of play into the theater: This class builds concentration, communication, imagination and self-expression. Includes movement exercises, theater games in small and large groups, storytelling, and pantomime. Workshop concludes with a final demonstration. This class meets at The Arts Center.

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ALL DAY EXPLORERS

Summer

All new full day arts program. In this 2-week class you will build a fantastical world and become the imaginative characters who live in it! Through creative drama and movement games you will create stories, adventures and bring your favorite characters to life. In the afternoon have fun exploring elements of technical theatre such as prop building, and painting. Snack and lunch are provided or you can bring your own. Each 2-week camp is unique and concludes with a demonstration. This class takes place at the Art’s Center.

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FAIRIES & DRAGONS

Summer

New adventures await each week with the Story Explorers! Using favorite literature for young people and our imaginations we will make characters, environments and ideas come alive. New themes are explored each week and there are crafts to accompany stories. This session we enter the magical realm of Fairies & Dragons.

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TECHNICAL THEATRE FOR KIDS

Summer

Create the magic of stagecraft in this hands-on workshop. Explore model building, props and painting. You will also make a shadow box of your favorite story. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! New projects each week. This class takes place at The Arts Center.

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PIRATE ADVENTURES

Summer

New adventures await each week with the Story Explorers! Using favorite literature for young people and our imaginations we will make characters, environments and ideas come alive. New themes are explored each week and there are crafts to accompany stories. This session we embark on Pirate Adventures!

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WIZARDS & MAGIC

Summer

New adventures await each week with the Story Explorers! Using favorite literature for young people and our imaginations we will make characters, environments and ideas come alive. New themes are explored each week and there are crafts to accompany stories. This session we have magic to do and spells to cast with Wizards & Magic.

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PRINCESSES, PIGS & WOLVES

Summer

New adventures await each week with the Story Explorers! Using favorite literature for young people and our imaginations we will make characters, environments and ideas come alive. New themes are explored each week and there are crafts to accompany stories. This session we explore all kinds of fairy tales with Princesses, Pigs & Wolves!

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Grades 4-6

BROADWAY KIDS

Winter | Spring | Summer | fall

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. Great add on to CD2! This class meets at The Arts Center.

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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Winter | Spring | Summer | fall

Enhance theatre skills through carefully crafted exercises and dramatizing stories and plays. Students focus on character development using improvisation and script work to hone their craft. Actors are encouraged to repeat Creative Drama workshops within their age range as each class increases understanding while using new material. Workshop concludes with a final demonstration. This class meets at The Arts Center.

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ALL DAY TROUPERS

Summer

All new full day theatre / musical theatre program. In this 2-week class you will engage in a full theatrical process culminating with a showcase at The Arts Center. Build confidence as you work with your ensemble on different aspects of a production. Theatre games and character development through creative drama, singing and choreography with Broadway Kids. Snack and lunch are provided for break time and socializing in the picnic area. Each 2-week camp is unique!

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Acting and Improv

Winter | Spring | Fall

Tickle your own funny bone with timing, rhythm and saying yes! Create characters and stories on the spot. Explore the world of comedy using improvisation, schtick and comic timing. Students will focus on character development using improvisation and script work to hone their craft!

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Grades 7-12

COMEDY IMPROV

Summer

Want to learn how to be funny on your feet, making everything up on the spot as you go? Join us in this four-week investigation into supporting your fellow players on stage, playing at the top of your intelligence, and following the fun.
Comedy Improvisation is for anyone looking to get outside of themselves for a while, sharpen their acting skills and have fun! Come take a risk and have a laugh. This class meets at the theatre.

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JUNIOR PLAYERS

Summer

Performance Class! The Junior Players are now on the performance calendar at Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre. This ensemble of actors will continue to tour to parks and libraries and will also perform on the main stage Friday mornings in August. This class meets at the theatre.

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MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET

Summer

Sing, dance and act songs and scenes form Broadway Musicals and Rock n’ Roll musicals. Develop vocal technique and learn dance moves and combinations with versatility while establishing a character. Final demonstration at the end of each session. This class meets at the theatre.

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RISING STARS – PERFORMANCE COACHING

Summer

Grammy nominated award-winning playwright/performer/director Dana McCoy offers performance coaching prepping kids for auditions and roles. Dana’s voice and acting students have gone on to receive leads, scholarships, awards and even political success! One of her specialties is helping students move beyond stage fright; a hurdle she’s dealt with in spades. The foundation of McCoy’s curriculum comes from The Actor’s Studio based sense memory techniques, though she has her own unique recipe for helping students apply these tools in auditions and performance.

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THE POWER OF THE ACTOR

Summer

As a teacher, Jenn Pina is known for her experimental mindset, her ability to create a safe space for her students to push bounds, and her rigorous coaching eye. This 2-week intensive will be a deep dive into some of Jenn’s favorite modes of physical and vocal training, ensemble-building, improv and compositional structures from the worlds of progressive dance, experimental theatre, and devised creation. Bring an open mind, clothes to move in, and a water bottle. This class meets at the theatre.

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Technical Theatre

Grades 1-3

TECHNICAL THEATRE FOR KIDS

Summer

Create the magic of stagecraft in this hands-on workshop. Explore model building, props and painting. You will also make a shadow box of your favorite story. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! New projects each week. This class takes place at The Arts Center.

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Grades 4-6

TECH 2

Summer

A hands-on workshop! Students work on specific projects based on their skill level and age. Participate in set construction, scenic painting, lighting, props and other technical aspects of our summer main stage production Treasure Island. Wear your paint clothes!

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Grades 5-8

Technical Theatre Workshop

Winter | Spring | Fall

A hands-on workshop! Students work on specific projects based on their skill-level and age. In this workshop, students participate in set construction, scenic painting, lighting, props and other technical aspects of our main stage production, Elf, The Musical. Fun design elements for this show include how to make Santa’s sleigh fly! Students receive training from the theatre’s technical director and the shows directors and designers. Wear your paint clothes!

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Grades 7-12

ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATRE

Summer

Explore the elements of set, sound and lighting design, stage craft and set construction for productions! This session you will be helping to build the set for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the second summer production at CCTC/ HJT. Learn how to operate sound and light boards and crew for a show! All materials are included but students must provide their own safety goggles as they will learn how to use various tools including power tools. This class meets at the theatre.

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Dance

Ballet 1&2

Winter | Spring | Fall
Cathy Johnson

This class is an introduction to the basics of classical ballet technique, in a positive and age-appropriate manner. Students will learn classical ballet vocabulary as well as the basic ballet positions, correct body placement, the proper way to point their feet, spatial awareness, working to various rhythms, as well as exposing students to the structure and discipline of a ballet class. Barre and centerwork will increase in complexity throughout the year and across-the-floor work will emphasize musicality and clarity as students hop, skip, jump and leap in a fun and nurturing environment. Students meet once a week, with the option of studying twice a week, if desired. This is a performance class.

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Ballet 3+

Winter | Spring | Fall
Cathy Johnson

This class is designed to take beginner/beginning intermediate students to the next level in terms of their ballet training and technique. Expanded ballet terminology will be introduced, while emphasis will continue to focus on correct placement and proper turnout as students are introduced to pre-pointe work, with an aim towards eventually beginning pointe work. Students must study at least twice a week for 90 minutes each class. This is a performance class.

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Beginning Tap

Winter | Spring | Fall
Terry Norgeot

This class focuses 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.

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Elementary Modern Dance (level 1)

Winter | Spring | Fall
Suzette Hutchinson

This class focuses on the fundamentals of Modern Dance Technique – from funky, to lyrical, to abstract. We will focus on warm up exercises, including stretching and flexibility and students will execute movement through the space.

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Tap 3

Winter | Spring | Fall
Terry Norgeot

1-2 years of prior tap experience. This class continues to refine tap skills, while moving beyond the fundamentals of tap; furthering development of coordination, concentration, listening skills, teamwork, cooperation, self-confidence and positive interaction. This is a performance class.

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Tap 4

Winter | Spring | Fall
Terry Norgeot

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.

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Tap 5

Winter | Spring | Fall
Terry Norgeot

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.

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Hip-Hop

Winter | Spring | Fall
Raquel Wallace

Class will start with a warm-up that includes cardio, as well as basic Hip-Hop grooves found throughout Raquel’s choreography. While learning choreography in class you will be encouraged to incorporate individuality and musicality. This is a high energy class. Wear comfortable street clothes and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Raquel has performed as a Hip-Hop artist in 16 cities across the US and in Puerto Rico, Iceland and Colombia. She is a senior at Barnstable High School.

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INTERMEDIATE JAZZ

Grades 3-8
Winter | Spring | Fall
Amy O’Neil

This class will focus on the fundamentals of Jazz Dance Technique. A wide variety of styles will be explored, with a focus on warm up exercises, stretching, and strengthening, as well as learning and creating choreography. It is recommended the student has had a minimum of 2 years of Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, or Jazz.

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Vacation Week Workshops

April Vacation Fun – Shrek Week!

Spring
Emily Murray & Jim Byrne

We will have an Ogre-sized week of fun this April at CCTC/ HJT. With fairy tale creatures, animals, birds, a donkey and princess among others, this will be a fantastical week in the “Big Bright Beautiful World” of the Theatre. Sing, dance and learn “How a Dream Comes True”.

Students meet at the Theatre from 9:00-1:00 daily. Bring a snack and a lunch. The final day of class, Friday at 12:30 students have Demonstration for family and friends! “Make a Move” and sign up today!

 

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