Kids’ Classes

Kid's Classes - Theatre

Theatre

Kid's Classes - Dance

Dance

Kid's Classes - Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre

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Fall 2021 Classes Begin September 23

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]

Online Classes

ACTING THROUGH TIME & SPACE

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Producing Artistic Director, Nina Schuessler
Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM

Zoom in and Get down with a fun and innovative acting workshop from the comfort of home. Explore the depths of Acting with energizing warm ups; imaginative games and prompts; discover and explore centered movement and delve into the layers of characters from plays across time and space.

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In Person at the Theatre

105 Division Street, West Harwich

JUNIOR PLAYERS TROUPE

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Jim Byrne with guest artist Emily Murray
Saturday 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM beginning September 25th

The Junior Players Troupe is an ensemble of young people who will be taking weekly classes as well as staging and performing in a Halloween themed play in October on the outdoor stage, as well rehearsing for a performance over February Vacation break of Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse. Saturday classes will be training, adding to the actors toolbox, and rehearsing for productions. This class is by audition. You do not need to audition if you have been part of the Junior Players in the past.
Fifty percent of the actual cost of the class ($600.) is subsidized by a grant from the Fred J. Brotherton Foundation.

There will be a break between December 11 and January 1. Classes resume January 8 and performances for Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse begin February 19th.

A Picture of Creative Drama I Class

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CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Grades 1-3
Instructor: Samantha Walker
Saturday 9:30-11:00

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. Young people are encouraged to repeat Creative Drama workshops within their age range as each class increases understanding while using new material.

A Picture of Creative Drama I Class

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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Grades 4-6
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Saturday 9:30-11:00

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.

A Picture of Creative Drama II Class

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BROADWAY KIDS

Grades 5-8
Instructors: Bob Wilder & Suzette Hutchinson
Saturday 11:15-12:45

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. Great add on to Creative Drama 2.

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ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 6-9
Instructor: Emily Tullock
Friday 4:00-5:30

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.

A Picture of Comedy Improv for Adults Class

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TECHNICAL THEATRE & PRODUCTION

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Jim Byrne
Thursday 4:00-6:00

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!

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TAP 2

Grades 4-7
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Wednesday 4:00-5:00

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.

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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TAP 4

Grades 5-Adult
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Tuesday 4:00-5:00

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.

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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TAP 5

Grades 6-Adult
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Tuesday 5:15-6:16

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.

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

Grades 8 through Adult
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Wednesday 5:15-6:15

Musical Theater Dance! This class is designed to learn jazz technique along with fun combinations from Broadway shows and more. You will get a great workout while building strength throughout your body. Have a jazzy time during these crazy times.

Harwich Junior Theatre tap dance class for kids

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In Person at The Arts Center

265 Sisson Rd, Harwich Center

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Ages 4-6 / Grades Pre-K and K
Instructor: Emily Murray
Saturday 9:00-10:30

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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ELEMENTARY MODERN / JAZZ

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Suzette Hutchinson
Thursday 4:30-5:30

Elementary Modern/Jazz will introduce students to the fundamentals of Modern and Jazz techniques. Classes will include warm-ups, stretching, movement through space and short choreographed dance combinations.

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In Person at the Theatre Workshop

105 Division Street, West Harwich

“WICKED” AWESOME FEBURARY VACATION WORKSHOP

Grades 1- 8
Instructor: Bob Wilder, Suzette Hutchinson & Matt Kohler
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This workshop is held at the theatre, 105 Division Street, West Harwich

Spend some time in the wonderful world of Wicked! Students will explore the characters of Wicked through scene work, sets & songs. Wizards and witches and humans from 7-14 will enjoy a fun exploration of the good and the “Wicked”.

There is a break for snack and lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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