Acting, Improv and Short Film Classes

Acting, Theatre and Improv:
The TCK acting and theatre program provides students a structured and creative environment with the opportunity to learn and develop essential skills as an actor and to thrive in life. Classes are designed to promote creative expressions and teamwork that increase focus and confidence. The goal being for students to appreciate and use skills learned to successfully communicate in any setting.
The teaching artists facilitate a supportive, positive and fun environment for the students to participate in activities while gaining experience. TCK acting classes are process focused to help students to advance their skills through on-going practices. Class content is kept fresh and challenging to maintain interest. Students will wrap up with a performance at the end each session.

Short Film:
In this class students will work as one group to produce a short drama, comedy or a music video. The instructor will guide students through the process of script and dialog writing, staging and all other elements needed to produce a short video. All final short films will posted on TCK YouTube Channel.

Acting Class Schedule: School Year 2017-2018 Schedule
Acting Class Size: Minimum 6 students, Maximum 12 students
Group Voice Class Size: Minimum 4 students, Maximum 7 students
classes will run August 29th to June 9th

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Acting Fundamentals
grades 1-4
4-5pm
Studio 4
-- Improv
grades 3-8
4-5pm
Acting Fundamentals
grades 5-8
4-5pm
Studio 4
--
Film
grades 4-8
5-6pm
Studio 4
-- Improv Troupe
Tweens/Teens
5-6pm
Studio 4
Scene Work
Tweens/Teens
5-6pm
Studio 4
--

School Year 2017-2018 Fees
Each class meets once a week for 1 hour.

Class One Class Fall Session
(9/5 - 1/12)
Spring Session
(1/15 - 6/9)
Acting/Musical
/Improv
1 Hour Class
$40 $90/Month
4 months
$90/Month
5 months
Film
1 Hour Class
N/A $140/Month
4 months
$140/Month
5 months

Important Information
* Supplies are provided unless specified by the instructor
* Sibling Discount 10% for 2nd+ child
* There are no refund, credit or make-up for missed classes

Fall Session Parents Demonstration Night:
Parents are invited to observe a rehearsal of their children’s activities as the session draws to close.

Spring Session: Spring Show Case Performances:
Students will showcase their talent during a Spring Showcase with performances that are tentatively scheduled for end of May 2018.

Holidays:
TCK follows Loudoun County Public School calendar and observes the following holidays for the after-school enrichment program:
September 4: Holiday (Labor Day); October 9: Holiday (Columbus Day); October 23: Student Holiday; November 6-7: Student Holiday; November 22-24: Holiday (Thanksgiving Break); December 18-January 1: Winter Break (Classes Resume January 2); January 15: Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); January 29: Student Holiday (Movable Teacher workday); February 19: Holiday (Presidents’ Day); March 26-30: Holiday (Spring Break); April 2: Student Holiday; April 9: Student Holiday; May 28: Holiday (Memorial Day); June 13: end of School year.

Acting Fundamentals & Improvisation - Creative Drama: (see School Year 2017-2018 schedule)
Students in this course will be taught fundamentals of acting using actor’s tool box (voice, body, mind, personality and imagination), practice teamwork with group activities. Exercises are chosen to develop confidence, poise and creativity of the student. Students learn to be aware of the world around them, to express themselves in movement, to strengthen their voice as a mode of communication, and begin to develop small scenes in an improvisational way. Understanding the ʻwhoʼ, ʻwhatʼ and ʻwhereʼ of scene improvisation will be taught. Areas covered in each class will be: Relaxation, Sensory Awareness, Movement, Voice and Improvisation.

Fundamentals & Improvisation: (see School Year 2017-2018 schedule)
Students in this class will use their actor’s tool box and work on a more detailed improvisational level (improvisational games and character creation), leading into actual stage work, stagecraft, and development of characters from a script, and acting the script. Students will learn to share their work with an audience. Students will advance their improvisation skills.

Script Study & Scene work: (see School Year 2017-2018 schedule)
Students in this class will be taught skills to use in presentation and on stage performance. Students strengthen and expand their skills as actors with in-depth scripts analysis and exercises with emphasis on creating a character, interpreting a script, working with a directorʼs vision, and how to present the role effectively on a stage.

Musical Theatre: (see School Year 2017-2018 Schedule) If your child is quite the little singer, dancer, or actor then this is the class for them! We will be learning how sing and to act through song with creative movement. They will be developing their own audition solo repertoire while they learn their vocal range and acting strengths. While developing their solo work they will also learn to share the stage in harmony with others in group numbers. Musical Theatre classes consist of 3 levels based on experience: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Improv Troupe: (see School Year 2017-2018 Schedule)
This class is perfect for Tweens and Teens. Join this class to participate in comedy, meet new faces, make new friends and practice improvisational skills while having fun. Bring your friends along – this would be the best activity. Show your silly side and develop skills to promote cooperation through group activities.

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