Classes and Workshops

All of our classes are centered around the needs of the kids enrolled. Therefore, each class will begin with a sensory "warm-up" and include sensory breaks as needed, for each individual.

All classes take place at:
29 Main Street, Madison, (the rear of the building accessed through the Waverly Green Alley)
There is street parking, as well as a lot behind the studio.

Improv for Social Skills Level 1

Ages 9-11

Students will learn the basics of theater and improv through simple games and scene work while gaining social skills and becoming  better social thinkers. Exercises will be centered around expanding expressive and receptive language, reading emotions, reading social situations, looking out for social cues, handling conflict, being part of a team, and working towards common goals. Each class will incorporate sensory activities throughout to keep kids focused and on task.  Each class will have 2 instructors trained in our improv program, along with 1 assistant. Class size will not exceed 8 children.

Improv for Social Skills

Level 2 - (teacher recommendation required)

Ages 9-12

Students will build upon their improv skills and focus more on scene work and playing characters. As a team they will learn to express complex ideas and feelings. Exercises and games will be more complicated and will help students expand their conceptual thinking. We will "get out of our heads,” team build, and create dynamic and funny improvised stories as a group.  Each class will have 1 instructor and 1 assistant. Class size will not exceed 8 children.

Improv for Social Skills - Ages 12 -14

Students will learn the basics of theater and improv through simple games and scene work while gaining social skills and becoming  better social thinkers. Exercises will be centered around expanding expressive and receptive language, reading emotions, reading social situations, looking out for social cues, handling conflict, being part of a team, and working towards common goals. Each class will incorporate sensory activities throughout to keep kids focused and on task.  Each class will have 2 instructors trained in our improv program, along with 1 assistant. Class size will not exceed 8 children.

Teen Improv

In this class, kids ages 15-18 will discover a love of improv through social skills building games, as well as working through real-life scenarios they come across every day. Through sharing and role playing, kids get to use their own experiences to inspire where their improvs go!  All we ask is that the kids come in willing to take chances and try new things!

Teen Improv runs for 10 weeks, 1 hour per class.

Musical Theater

A multidisciplinary class for ages 9-12 focusing on singing, dancing, and acting! This is a highly collaborative class, that will focus on team-building through improvisation, vocal performance, and dance technique. Kids will work together to find their voices and explore musical theatre alongside theatre professionals in a safe and fun environment! Each class will have one teacher and one assistant. Class will not exceed 10 children.
Musical Theater will run for 10 weeks, 1 hour per class.

Yoga

Kids ages 7 & above will have fun and find their calm with Miss Patrice.  Students will learn different techniques to help with concentration and focus while building body awareness and encourage self regulation and self esteem.  This class will include a combination of breathing and mindfulness exercises, stretching, yoga poses, sequences, games,and a final relaxation. Yoga will run for 10 weeks 45 minutes per class.  

 
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Workshops:

Illustration and Cartooning Workshop

Students will learn the basics of drawing. How to create (or breakdown existing) characters to create simple line drawings. The workshop will focus on using visual story telling through illustration and cartooning as a means of personal expression. 1 instructor & 1 assistant. Maximum 6 students.

Stand up Comedy

Young comedians, ages 9 & above can try their hand at writing and performing their own comedy routines. Seasoned comedy veterans will be on hand on this one time workshop to help teach the art of joke writing, and improvisation resulting in getting the act up on its feet. 1 instructor & 1 assistant. 6-8 students.

VOICEovers

Kids, ages 9-17,  can Find their Voice in this workshop that allows a child to be heard, not necessarily seen. Working with professional voiceover teachers as well as actors, each child can find their own voice to help them express themself. Cartoon characters, puppets, whatever their muse, we can help find the voice to match. Each class will have 1 instructor and 1 assistant. Maximum 6 students. 

 


SUMMER PROGRAMS

Our summer programs are designed for you to customize your child’s experience by choosing which classes and sessions are the best fit. We offer Improv, Creative Expression, Musical Theatre & Life Skills programs over the summer. Register for one class, or more!

Summer Improv:

Playing tried and true Improv classic games, kids ages 9+ will Find Their Voice in our summer improv classes!

Creative Expression:

Kids ages 9+ will create their own voice through character development and scene study in this summer creative expressions class!

Musical Theatre:

Kids ages 9+ will sing, dance and act their way to learning music, choreography, and all about making friends!

Life Skills:

Building and confidence and trying new things! In our Life Skills Summer program, kids ages 9+ we will visit businesses in town and work on our social skills, as well as our “how to” skills. From cooking to understanding etiquette to asking for help, we cover all areas to help kids gain independence in the real world.

Teen Improv:

Kids ages 13+ will LOVE our Teen Improv class all about creating, sharing and honing their ideas, all while working on age appropriate social skills!

And coming in August:

Theatre 101:

Our Step Right Up kids ages 9 + will play theatre games and work on scene study and character development.

Audition Prep:

For kids ages 10+ with more advanced skills looking to nail that next audition. Will work on song choice, finding the beats in a piece and acting while belting out their best songs!