THEATRE CLASSES

2023 SPRING Class Schedule

Registration is now open! KWC Performing Arts offers several different class options Mondays – Thursdays – there is something for the beginner who wants to explore musical theatre, the advanced student interested in skill-specific study, and anyone in between! All instructors are degreed or performing professionals who love to work with kids. Classes begin on January 30.  

Storybook Theatre

Mondays

4:00pm – 4:45pm
$325 Per Semester
Teacher: Lorie Grandclair-Diaz

Pre K – Kindergarten

Storybook Theatre is an adventure into storytelling where children are guided from individual imaginative play to incredible group fun! Our youngest students will explore beloved books focusing on storylines, characters and putting a story on its feet. Activities include improvisation, storytelling with friends, and character creation. Your child’s language expands, cooperation and observation skills grow, and most of all, there is plenty of laughter!

ACTING WITH CHARLIE BROWN & FRIENDS

Mondays

4:00pm – 4:55pm
$350 Per Semester
Teacher: Sydnie Roy

1st – 4th Grade

Kids will have tons of fun bringing beloved characters from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics to life, all while learning theatre terminology and the foundations of acting onstage! We will end the semester with a showcase of scenes and a song on April 25th.

Musical Theatre Vocal Performance

Mondays

5:00pm – 5:55pm
$350 Per Semester
Teacher: Amanda Flores

Beginner/Intermediate 5th – 8th Grade

In this class, young vocalists will learn songs from beloved musicals that fit their unique voice and personality. As we work on each piece, we will focus on building vocal confidence, acting the song, developing the character, and technique for auditioning. Accompaniment tracks and copies of music will be provided for each student.

Musical Theater Dance Styles
+ TECHNIQUE

TUESDAYS

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$400 Per Semester
Teacher: Audrey Beyersdorfe

5th – 8th Grade (TCL Class)

Designed for intermediate dancers, this class focuses heavily on jazz and ballet technique, ensuring that all dancers have a solid foundation to build upon. During the second half of class each week, we will learn combinations from different musicals, focusing on the way Broadway dance styles have shifted throughout history! This class will equip dancers to excel in any Musical Theatre audition or performance.

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

TUESDAYS

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$400 Per Semester
Teacher: Solice Surles-Ingram

5th – 12th Grade (TCL Class)

This class infuses multiple styles of dance, focusing on both technique and performance to create well-rounded and confident dancers. Students will learn the meaning behind the movement while simultaneously identifying who they are as an artist. Specifically, this class focuses on increasing flexibility, strengthening and conditioning, jumps and turn sequences, accurate arm placement, musicality, body placement, and adaptability. Each student will be pushed out of their comfort zone so they can walk into any room and feel prepared!

ACTING: SCENES FROM NARNIA

TUESDAYS

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$400 Per Semester
Teacher: Sydnie Roy

3rd – 8th Grade (TCL Class)

Young actors learn the foundations of acting using scenes from C.S. Lewis’s masterful Narnia series. We will learn skills like character analysis, partner work, breaking down a scene, objective-based acting and much more as we delve into this magical story together!

MINI Musical Theatre PERFORMANCE

Wednesdays

4:30pm – 5:25pm
$350 Per Semester
Teacher: Sydnie Roy

1st – 4th Grade

Students will learn the fundamentals of Musical Theatre and dance terminology while learning fun and dynamic group numbers from iconic musicals. We will showcase two fully cast, blocked, and choreographed musical numbers on April 26th. 

Acting for Stage and Film

Wednesdays

5th – 8th Grade

5:00pm – 5:55pm
$350 Per Semester
Teacher: Jule Nelson-Duac

PRINCIPLES OF ACTING

THURSDAYS

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$400 Per Semester
Teacher: Jule Nelson-Duac

8th – 12th Grade (TCL Class)

Experienced actors will take their skills to the next level through scene and monologue work. We will focus on emotional connection, and selecting audition material.

MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL PERFORMANCE

THURSDAYS

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$400 Per Semester
Teacher: Amanda Williams Ware

5th – 12th Grade (TCL Class)

Students working on classical musical theatre genres will discover how to develop a character within their piece of music. We will infuse vocal and acting confidence as performers prepare, receive feedback, and perform great audition pieces. Accompaniment tracks and copies of music will be provided for each student.

BEGINNING JAZZ TECHNIQUE

THURSDAYS

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$400 Per Semester
Teacher: Sydnie Roy

3rd-8th Grade (TCL Class)

Beginning dancers will learn foundational technique and build confidence through across-the-floor, center work, and learning combinations.

TOURING COMPANY LEVEL Classes

Introducing TCL (Touring Company Level) Classes! The Kids Who Care Touring Company trains together every Tuesday and Thursday – taking acting, singing, and dance classes specifically designed to catapult their skills and grow them as bold artists and leaders. We are thrilled to be opening up these classes on an auditioned basis to non-Touring Company members this Spring! Just as we have a wide range of ages and skill levels in the Touring Company, we also welcome students of all ages and experience levels to audition for TCL classes. Students may audition to take class one day a week or both days, and we will have a section on the audition form to select the classes you are interested in auditioning for. Each TCL Class includes a 30-minute warm-up (4:30-5pm) with the full Touring Company and a 90-minute class (5-6:30pm).

Interested in a TCL Class? Fill out the form and we’ll reach out to set up your audition!

Join the KidPower Leadership Team this Summer!

Work side by side with kids of all ages, university students, and theatre professionals. Learn how camp works by getting to serve on a department team while rehearsing a musical; sell snacks, assist at lunch, be a part of the media group, or be on the ticket or security team. By applying to be one of our KidPower Team Members you will receive our KidPower-packed training the week before Camp!