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Spring Classes start April 4th &
Summer Classes start July 3rd.
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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]

April Vacation Week

Join us for a week of Disney!

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 4-8
Saturday 11:30 AM-1:00 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: Bob Wilder and Suzette Hutchinson

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: Tammy Harper

A Picture of Creative Drama II Class

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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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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 Workshops

MINDFULNESS AND THE ACTOR

Grades 9-12
Date and time TBD-Please check back

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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INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT

Grades 9-Adult
Thursday 4:00-5:30 PM
April 6-May 18 (with 3 additional sessions arranged with the instructor)

Stage Managers? Who are they and what do they do? Come take an illuminating journey as we follow a Stage Manager’s daily routine from preproduction to the closing of a show. Students will learn the fundamentals of organizing production meetings, rehearsals, tech week and the calling of performances. This class will take an in depth look at prepping the rehearsal space, creating necessary paperwork and a prompt book, the responsibilities of the Stage Management Team during rehearsals, outside rehearsal needs and challenges, as well as a look at the role of an Equity Stage Manager. This is a highly interactive class that teaches students the roles and responsibilities of stage managers while providing hands-on experience. Students will have regular classes as well as the opportunity to shadow during productions.

There are a total of 9 sessions. 6 are scheduled class times and 3 are arranged with the instructor, Katie Graves. These 3 sessions will happen during a rehearsal, tech week, and at a production of Gypsy which will be on the main stage at the Theatre.

This is a free workshop Sponsored by The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Instructor: Katie Graves

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Summer 2023 – Grades 7-12

These classes take place at the Theatre
105 Division Street in West Harwich

ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 7-12
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30-11:30

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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ADVANCED TECH

Grades 7-12
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00-2:00

Explore the elements of set, sound and lighting design, stage craft and set construction. All materials are provided.

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SHAKESPEARE SHAKE-UP

Grades 7-12
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:30-11:30

Shake it up with Shakespeare! We will have fun playing with scenes from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Richard the Third, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest among others. Each day scenes will be analyzed, reworked, rehearsed and the presented. The more you put in the greater the reward!

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MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET

Grades 7-12
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
12:00-1:30

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.

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JUNIOR PLAYERS TROUPE

Grades 7-12
Monday-Friday
9:30-11:30

This is an 6 week Performance Class! This ensemble of actors performs plays and stories for young and family audiences. This class will be in residence at the Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre in July and tour to community groups in August. Auditions TBD at the Theatre, 105 Division Street in West Harwich. This will be a group audition held as a class. As an alternative, you may send an audition tape to [email protected] Auditions are for new students only. Returning Junior Players please register on-line.

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Summer 2023 – Grades Pre-K through Grade 6

These classes take place at The Arts Center
265 Sisson Road in Harwich Center

CREATIVE MOVERS & STORY EXPLORERS

Pre-K-Grade 1
Monday-Friday
9:30-11:00

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, work together, and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling inside favorite storybooks.

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CREATIVE DRAMA

Grades 1-4
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
12:00-2:00

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.

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IMAGINATION STAGE

Grades 5-6
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
12:00-2:00

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 workshops
within their age range as each class increases understanding while using new
material.

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ENCANTO! MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS

Grades 2-6
Monday-Friday
9:30-11:30

Celebrate your own unique magic in this fun, exciting musical theatre class. Students will recreate scenes and learn songs and dances from Disney’s hit film, Encanto. Focus will be on building a strong ensemble and supporting each other on and off the stage. You will learn a bit about Colombian art and culture too! Join us on Friday for a final demonstration of the magic we create!

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SHREK! MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS

Grades 2-6
Monday-Friday
9:30-11:30

Shrek Class- We will have Ogre-sized weeks of fun this July at CCTC/ HJT. With fairy tale creatures, animals, birds, a donkey and princess among others. This will be a fantastical adventure in the “Big, Bright, Beautiful World” of the Theatre. “Make a Move” and sign up today! Join us on Friday for a final demonstration of the magic we created.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK! MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS

Grades 2-6
Monday-Friday
9:30-11:30

Join us for a musical adventure with The Jungle Book class. “Trust in Me”, “it’s a Kick” and you will be singing and dancing your “Baloo’s Blues” away. Join us on Friday for a final demonstration as we journey through The Jungle Book.

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WIZARDS & FAIRIES

Grades 1-6
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00-2:00

Come play in a world of fairies, wizards, and magical creatures. In this class, students can play their favorite characters as we explore and enact different stories. Have fun as you experiment with all sorts of interesting art materials to enhance the experience and create crafts to bring home. Imaginations are welcome!

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FAIRIES & DRAGONS

Grades 1-6
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00-2:00

Come play in a world of fairies, dragons and magical creatures. In this class, students can play their favorite characters as we explore and enact different stories. Have fun as you experiment with all sorts of interesting art materials to enhance the experience and create crafts to bring home. Imaginations are welcome!

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MYSTICAL ANIMALS & MAGICAL PLACES

Grades 1-6
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00-2:00

Come play in a world of magical creatures and create the environments where they live. In this class, students can play their favorite characters as we explore and enact different stories. Have fun as you experiment with all sorts of interesting art materials to enhance the experience and create crafts to bring home. Imaginations are welcome!

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THEATRE CAMP!

Grades 1-4
Monday-Friday
9:30-3:00

All new full day theatre arts camp! In this 2 week class you will build a fantastical world and become the imaginative characters who live in it! Musical theatre mornings followed by creative drama afternoons with adventures and stories bringing your favorite characters to life. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons have fun as you experiment with all sorts of interesting art materials. Create an array of colorful projects with streamers, yarn, and paint. Explore ways you can turn your creativity into exciting theatre and vibrant art! We will also touch on elements of technical theatre such as prop building. Bring a snack and your lunch for break time and socializing in the picnic area. Each 2 week camp is unique! This class takes place at the Art’s Center.

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THEATRE CAMP!

Grades 5-6
Monday-Friday
9:30-3:00

All new full day theatre arts camp! In this 2 week class you will engage in a full theatrical process. Build confidence as you work with your ensemble on different aspects of a production. Mornings are filled with musical theatre and afternoons with theatre games and character development through creative drama and improvisation. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons create an array of colorful projects as we experiment with all sorts of interesting art materials. Explore ways you can turn your creativity into vibrant art! Bring a snack and your lunch for break time and socializing in the picnic area. Each 2 week camp is unique! This class takes place at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd in Harwich Center.

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BEFORE CARE

Grades K-6
Monday-Friday
8:30-9:30

This is an opportunity for families that may need to drop students off earlier than the morning start of classes. We will only offer before care services with a minimum of 5 students.

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AFTER CARE

Grades K-6
Monday-Friday
2:00-4:00

This is an opportunity for families that may need to pick up students later than the end of their scheduled class times. We will only offer after care services with a minimum of 5 students.

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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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