Intro to Acting & Musical Theater Dance
Ages 14 to adult
Meets from 5:30-7, Tuesdays/Thursdays, July 24 – August 10 (6 classes total)
Taught by Liz Palmer (see her bio here)Register HERE
Join us for this Introductory class that meets two nights a week, (Tuesday and Thursday from 7/24-8/10) and offers adults and teens 14+ the opportunity to expand their imagination and explore the basic concepts of Acting and Musical Theatre Style Dance in a supportive, playful and safe environment, geared toward creativity and fun! This introductory course is suitable for students with or without prior experience and will be open to a limited number of participants, to ensure each actor receives an optimum level of instruction. Students attend Acting and Dance classes on separate nights during the week and asked to dress in comfortable stretch clothing and closed toe shoes to ensure comfort, safety and ease of movement.
The Musical Theatre Dance Class begins with gentle stretches and simple warm ups to bring awareness into the body, increase range of motion, and decrease chances for injury. Once muscles are warm, students are instructed in a variety of Basic Musical Theatre Dance Steps, which will then be incorporated into short Choreographic Routines set to popular Broadway show tunes.
The ‘Intro to Acting’ Class provides a safe, non judgmental environment for the beginning students with a desire to expand their knowledge of the Basic Concepts of Acting. Actors gather at the beginning of class for vocal exercises and warm up activities that help students get out of their head and into their body, calm any stray butterflies, and foster a sense of camaraderie and connection. Students are then led in acting exercises, theatre games and improvisations that provide lots of fun and more than a few giggles. These exercises also boost confidence, enhance awareness and sharpen focus. Once students are actively looking at and listening to each other, Basics of Scene Study and Character Development are introduced and actors are provided with short scenes to work on together in class. No memorization is required.