YOUTHWORKS ACADEMY

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YouthWorks Academy offers a wide range of arts education classes where students ages 3 to 18 with varying degrees of skill and experience are instructed by local and national professional teaching artists in various disciplines of performing arts including voice, acting, improvisation, dance, puppetry, creative drama, and more through year-round plays, musicals, workshops, camps and special productions.  Theater Works youth programs are especially geared towards fostering young performers in developing and honing their acting and stage presence skills.  The Academy program teaches life-skills, enriches self-esteem, and broadens horizons with a focus on building confidence through individual and group achievements.

LOCATION

Theater Works-8355 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ

 

YouthWorks Spring 2017 Academy Schedule:

Intro to Musical Theater Voice
This class is designed to help students improve and enrich their musical theater vocal skills for auditions and performances. Special focus is placed on teaching students how to connect to the material of their songs through solo, duet and trio work in order to provide the most convincing performances possible.

February 4 – April 22 (No class on March 18 & April 1)
7-12 years of age
Saturday 10am-11am
$175
Enroll HERE

Teen Musical Theater Voice
In this teen only class students will continue to explore the relationship between voice and breath with character and singing. Emphasis will be placed on auditioning for musical theater productions as well as on solo and duet vocal work.

February 4 – April 22 (No class on March 18 & April 1)
13-17 years of age
Saturday 11:15am-12:15pm
$175
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Home School Playmakers Presents, Fractured Fairytales
Join us for a special day time class! Students enrolled will be cast in a zany and wacky retelling of some of the most familiar fairytales but with a definite twist. This class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

February 9 – April 13
7-17 years of age
Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm
$195
Enroll HERE

Acting 101
What’s a monologue? Where is downstage? How do I create a character? All of these questions and more will be explored in this beginning acting class. Students will be given an overview of acting and its many parts and pieces. This class is perfect for the young performer still navigating the world of the theater and for those with no experience.

February 2- April 6
7-12 years of age
Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm
$175
Enroll HERE

More Acting for the Stage
Our continued teen acting class will focus on scene work and audition prep. This class will be a great continuation for some performers and those new to the stage. Prerequisite: Acting for the Stage or previous Theater Works summer camp or Academy acting class. Contact Chris Hamby at chamby@theaterworks.org if instructor approval is needed or requested.

February 1- April 5
13-17 years of age
Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm
$175
Enroll HERE

*PLEASE NOTE: Academy classes require a minimum of 8 students for a class to take place.  If registered for a class that is cancelled all monies will be fully refunded. mAcademy classes culminate with a classroom sharing or performance of understanding for friends and family to attend.

 

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