Kids’ Classes

Kid's Classes - Theatre

Theatre

Kid's Classes - Dance

Dance

Kid's Classes - Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre

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Summer classes begin on July 5th

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]

Masterclass With The Pros

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COMMERCIAL AUDITION MASTERCLASS (KIDS & PARENTS)

Grades 4-8 (parents can attend as well)
Saturday, June 11 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee $75
Instructor: Kyra Selman

Starting with an overview of the commercial world, this class will demystify the audition process for parents and kids alike. This class will include the dos and don’ts of what you need to prepare for all different commercial auditions – in person, via Zoom and self-tapes. Students will learn from each other as they practice slates and navigate various audition pitfalls — Scripts! Props! Actions! Personality Questions! — all while watching each other work and most importantly, having fun. (2.5 hours)

AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV (TEENS & ADULTS)

Grades 9-Adult
Saturday, June 25 10:00 AM -12:30 PM
Fee $75
Instructor: Kyra Selman

Feeling boxed in by self-tapes and Zoom auditions? Overwhelmed by having to be your own director, cinematographer, and editor all the while trying to deliver a great audition? Using scenes from today’s television and film scripts, this class will focus on making bold and informed choices while using the technical aspects of today’s audition landscapes to your advantage to create an audition that stands out from the crowd. (2.5 hours).

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ACTING THROUGH SONG

Grades 8-12
Fridays July 15, 22 & 29
12:00-2:00PM
Fee: $180
Instructor: Michael Ryan

Acting Through Song is a multi-week class that focuses on teaching the young performer to dissect a song and perform it with honesty and confidence. Together we will break down what makes a great performance of a solo song through storytelling and vocal technique. Students will be given new songs to build their songbook, learn how to break a song down, and tackle songs like a professional actor. This is a perfect class to prep for college auditions, or a class that will make an audition that stands out in the professional world.

New Introductory Workshop

Creative Drama on the Spectrum

Grades K-3
Wednesdays May 4, 11 & 18
4:00-5:00 PM
Fee: $60

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 class takes place at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd in Harwich Center. This is a weekly, one hour class (with a short break for a snack) running for 3 weeks.
Instructor: Anthony Teixeira

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New Half Day Drama Camp

NEW HALF DAY DRAMA CAMP

Grades 1-4
Monday -Friday 9:30 AM -1:00 PM

This class takes place at The Art’s Center and the Theatre.
M,W & F at the Theatre, 105 Division Street in West Harwich
Tuesday & Thursday at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd in Harwich Center

All new half day theatre 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 as you perform in your own Imagination Stage. We will also explore elements of technical theatre such as creating props and painting. Arts and crafts will accompany stories. Bring a snack and your lunch for break time and socializing in the picnic area. Each 2-week camp is unique!

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NEW HALF DAY DRAMA CAMP

Grades 5-7
Monday-Friday 9:30 AM -1:00 PM
This class takes place at the Theatre.

All new half day creative drama immersion. In this 2-week class you will engage in a full theatrical process culminating with a showcase at the Theatre. 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. Technical Theatre and Acting & Improv round this immersive 360-degree theatrical experience! Bring a snack and your lunch for break time and socializing in the picnic area. Each 2-week camp is unique!

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THEATRE

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Ages 4-6 / Grades Pre-K and K
Spring/Summer
This class meets at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Road.

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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CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Grades 1-4
Spring/Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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.

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FAIRIES & DRAGONS

Grades 1-4
Summer
This class meets at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Road.

Come play in a world of fairies, wizards and magical creatures. In this class, students have the opportunity to play their favorite characters. Each day we explore and enact different stories. There will be crafts to enhance the experience. Imaginations are welcome!

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IMAGINATION STAGE

Grades 1-4
Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Grades 5-6
Spring/Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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.

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BROADWAY KIDS

Grades 5-8
Spring/Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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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ENCAMPO WEEK!

Grades 1-4 9:00-11:00 AM
Grades 5-8 12:00-2:00 PM
Instructors: Chelsey Ristaino and Tammy Harper

August 15-19

In case you missed our April Vacation Week Camp… we are bringing back ENCAMPO! Celebrate your own unique magic in this fun, exciting musical theatre camp! Students will recreate scenes and learn songs and dances from Disney’s newest 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 Columbian art and culture too! Join us on Friday for a final demonstration of the magic we created all week!

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ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 5-8
Spring/Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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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SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE

Grades 7-12
Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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 rehearsed and the performed. The more you put in the greater the reward!

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JUNIOR PLAYERS TROUPE

Grades 7-12
Summer

This is a 7-week Performance Class! This ensemble of actors performs plays for young and family audiences on Wednesday and Friday 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 TBD at the Theatre, 105 Division Street in West Harwich. This will be a group audition held as a class. Auditions are for new students only. Returning Junior Players please register on-line.

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TEEN ACTING

Grades 8-12
Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

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. Class will be held at the Theatre, outside in the garden or under the awning in the deck. Instructor: Jenn Pina

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TECHNICAL THEATRE

TECHNICAL THEATRE & PRODUCTION

Grades 7-12
Spring

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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TECHNICAL THEATRE

Grades 4-6
Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

Create the magic of stagecraft in this hands-on workshop. Explore model and set building, props and painting. Students will be working with tools and possibly power tools (we will ask for a signed release form if we use power tools). Dress in clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

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ADVANCED TECH

Grades 7-12
Summer
This class meets at the Theatre, 105 Division Street.

Explore the elements of set, sound and lighting design, stage craft and set construction. All materials and tools are provided. Students will also be working with power tools.

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DANCE

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

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.

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ELEMENTARY MODERN / JAZZ

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Suzette Hutchinson
Thursday 4:30-5:30
This class meets at The Arts Center

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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