Youth Programs

Fall 2019

TREASURE TRUNK THEATER (AGES 4-6)

Treasure Trunk Theater at Live ArtsDoes your child beg to wear dress-up clothes to kindergarten? Would your child rather play imaginative games than eat? Then Treasure Trunk Theater is the perfect class for them.  Each day we’ll open up the treasure trunk to reveal new possibilities. Through guided use of simple costumes, props, and sets, children will use their imaginations to explore body awareness and vocal expressivity to create new characters and stories. Along the way, they’ll develop key skills of cooperation and social interaction. This class will culminate in a short guided demonstration of the games and exercises the children play.

  • Instructor: Edwina Herring
  • Time: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00pm
  • Dates: September 17th – November 12th; 9 classes total (November 19th weather make-up date)
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $99

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have: 

  1. paid for the class in our ticketing system: Click to register for Fall 2019 TREASURE TRUNK THEATER (AGES 4-6).
  2.  and filled out the online Google registration form.

KIDS ON STAGE (AGES 7-10)

Kids on Stage at Live Arts EducationIn this introduction to acting, children will learn the fundamentals of an actor’s craft through fun games, improvisations, and acting exercises, which will build their confidence, self-esteem, and stage presence. The class will end with a short demonstration for family and friends based on familiar poems or stories.

  • Instructor: Claire Chandler
  • Time: Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dates: September 19th – November 21st; 9 classes total (No class on October 31st, weather make-up date is December 5th)
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $110

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. paid for the class in our ticketing system: Click to register for Fall 2019 KIDS ON STAGE (AGES 7-10).
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

ACTING I: SCENE STUDY (AGES 11-14)

Acting 1: Scene Study at Live Arts EducationIn this fun and intensive acting class, young actors will learn the basics of character development through ensemble building games, vocal and physical exercises & scene work from published plays. As they develop their technique for performing on stage, students will learn to ask (and answer) fundamental questions of character study — Who? What? Where? Why? and How? The class will culminate with a demonstration of exercises and performances of scenes studied in class.

  • Instructor: Jennifer Tidwell
  • Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Dates: September 18th – November 13; 9 classes total (Weather make-up date: Wednesday, November 20.)
  • Location: Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest Street)
  • Tuition: $145

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. paid for the class in our ticketing system: Click to register for Fall 2019 ACTING I: CHARACTER STUDY (AGES 11-13).
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form.

ACTING I: NON-WESTERN APPROACHES TO SCENE STUDY (AGES 15-18)

Unlike acting techniques made popular by Western practitioners like Stanislavsky, Africana-based theater techniques are based on emphasizing community building rather than just an individual actor’s actions, objectives, and obstacles. In this fun and intensive acting class, young actors will engage with call and response, music, and rhythm to inform how to work within an ensemble. They will then apply these techniques to both monologues and scene work. The class content will largely be based on actors’ interest and discussed on the first day of class—from Shakespeare to August Wilson, no play is off limits! The class will culminate with performances of scenes and monologues. Any and all are welcome! 

  • Instructor: Ti Ames
  • Time: Sundays 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Dates: September 15th – November 13; 9 classes total (Class make-up date for weather: Sunday, November 17.)
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $145

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. paid for the class in our ticketing system: Click here to register for Fall 2019 ACTING I: NON-WESTERN APPROACHES TO SCENE STUDY.
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form.

BEGINNING TAP (AGES 14+)

Beginning Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationTime to get on your feet and make some noise! This beginner-level class will introduce basic tap skills (shuffles, flaps, shuffle ball change, cramp rolls, etc.) as well as musicality and rhythm style. Fun combinations using these tap fundamentals will have you dancing like Gene Kelly! Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Dates: September 18th – November 20th; 9 classes total (NO CLASS on Wednesday, October 2nd)
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $90

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. paid for the class in our ticketing system: Click here to register for Fall 2019 BEGINNING TAP (AGES 14+).
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form.

INTERMEDIATE TAP (AGES 14+)

Intermediate Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationLooking for a way to get back to tap class? Want to hone your tap skills? This class is for you! For those with at least one year of tap, this class will review all the basic tap skills but at a much faster pace. Musicality, rhythm, and syncopation will be explored as well as learning pull-backs, pick-ups and Maxie Fords. Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Dates: September 17th – November 19th, 9 classes total (NO CLASS on Tuesday, October 1st)
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $90

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. paid for the class in our ticketing system: https://livearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Ff300000XMxqcEAD
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form.