Kids’ Classes

Kid's Classes - Theatre

Theatre

Kid's Classes - Dance

Dance

Kid's Classes - Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre

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Summer 2021 Classes Begin July 5

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]

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Pre-K / K
Instructor: Emily Murray
Monday-Thursday 9:00-10:30
This class is held at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Road, Harwich Center

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. This class takes place at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd. in Harwich Center.

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CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Samantha Walker
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15-10:45

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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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Grades 5-6
Instructor: TBD
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 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.

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IMAGINATION STAGE

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:15 AM -12:45 PM

Let’s use our imaginations and see what we can create! This class will build on a bi-weekly theme. Costumes and props from our 3rd floor will enhance the story and add to the fun! This is a great add-on to Creative Drama 1.

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BROADWAY KIDS

Grades 5-8
Instructors: Bob Wilder & Suzette Hutchinson
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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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CREATE A SCENE!

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Jim Byrne
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

In this fun scene study class, you will learn how to approach the written text, analyze plot and character motivations and create scenes together. We will be working on scenes from productions of Dear Evan Hansen, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Shrek the Musical. This is a great add-on the Acting & Improv.

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TEEN ACTING

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Jenn Pina
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Jenn is known for her experimental mindset, her ability to create a fun and safe space for her students to push bounds, and her rigorous coaching eye. In this small-group, in-person class, we’ll use some of Jenn’s favorite modes of actor-training, ensemble-building, and improvisation to hone our chops as actors. Bring clothes to move in, and a water bottle.

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JUNIOR PLAYERS TROUPE

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Jim Byrne
8 week class held Monday through Friday 9:00-11:00

Performance Class! This ensemble of actors performs plays for young and family audiences on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer. This class will be in residence for classes and performances at the Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre on the outdoor stage! Auditions are Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 at the Theatre, 105 Division Street in West Harwich. This will be a group audition run like 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.

The cost of this class is subsidized by a grant from the Fred J. Brotherton Foundation

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COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Jim Byrne
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Create comedy with this improv based theatrical form. Explore classis comedy characters using scenes from The Emperor’s New Clothes, Androcles and the Lion and Sleeping Beauty.

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ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11:00

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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TECHNICAL THEATRE

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Matt Kohler
Tuesday/Thursday 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Explore the elements of set, sound and lighting design, stage craft and set construction. All materials are provided including a personal tool kit for each student. Safety protocols must be adhered to, including wearing a face covering at all times.

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WEST AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN INSPIRED
CREATIVE DRAMATICS WORKSHOP

Grades 5- 8
Instructor: Sara-Ann Semedo
Thursday, July 29 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Bring your creativity and imagination! Experience energizing and positive vibes! In this interactive worship we will learn a song and make craft items using colorful and vibrant textures. Hear a folktale or two, act them out and maybe create our own tale! No script required just your imagination and creativity. As a community, let’s listen to familiar rhythms and top it all off with a celebratory dance!

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SPONGEBOB WORKSHOP

Grades 1-5
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

We are going to have the “Best Day Ever” with SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick and the whole Bikini Bottom gang! Actually, we are going to have the best WEEKS ever this July at CCTC/ HJT. Will pirates spoil the fun? NO! Will a super sea star save the day? Find out, when you join us for a “Bikini Bottom Boogie” workshop.

There is a break at 10:45 for snack or an early lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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SHREK WORKSHOP

Grades 1-5
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

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 time in the “Big, Bright, Beautiful World” of the Theatre. “Make a Move” and sign up today!

There is a break at 10:45 for snack or an early lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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“WICKED” AWESOME WORKSHOP

Grades 1-5
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

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 6-9 will enjoy a fun exploration of the good and the “Wicked”.

There is a break at 10:45 for snack or an early lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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