EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE 2016-2017
SIX-WEEK SESSION CLASSES
SESSION I: September 12-October 21
SESSION II: October 24-December 9
Classes will not meet Monday, October 31; Wednesday, November 23; or Thursday, November 24.
SESSION III: January 9-February 17
SESSION IV: February 20-April 7
Classes will not meet Monday, March 13; Tuesday, March 14; Wednesday, March 15; or Thursday, March 16.
SESSION V: April 10-May 19
$60 for one Open 6-Week session of classes
$110 for two complete courses in one Open 6-Week session of classes
$150 for three complete courses in one Open 6-week session of classes
$180 for unlimited courses for one student in one Open 6-week session of classes
(Pre-Professional Track, Pre-Professional Prep, and Troupe Tuition rates differ.)
SIX-WEEK SESSION OPEN CLASSES
Acting Class for Ages 6-8
Mondays 4:00-4:40 p.m./Wilder Elementary, Room 140 (2526 South Hillsboro, Springfield, MO 65804)
A creative introduction to theatre. Through the use of classic stories and improvisation, your child will learn the basic skills needed to better express his or herself on stage and off.
A second level acting class for Ages 6-8
Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 p.m./SLT 4th Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
An acting class designed for the confident youngster who has completed introductory classes and/or workshops.
Acting for Ages 9-11
Mondays 4:45-5:25 p.m./Wilder Elementary, Room 140 (2526 South Hillsboro, Springfield, MO 65804)
Always wanted to be an actor, but didn’t know where to start? Come “play” with us in Acting Basics. This class focuses on fun and creativity through theatre games and dramatic story-building. Group interaction and cooperation in playing a scene will be emphasized.
A second level acting class for Ages 9-11
Wednesdays 5:30-6:20 p.m./SLT 4th Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
Designed for the student who has mastered basic acting skills through classes and/or stage experience. This class will challenge its students to create and sustain a believable character while working with a text. Take the next step in your study of acting!
Acting for Teens
Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 p.m./SLT 4th Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
This class is designed to serve both the teenaged beginner and those committed young adults who are interested in advancing their acting skills. ACT/TEEN is a supportive, engaging class where students at any level are met where they are, and challenged with monologues, scene work, and improvisation.
Acting for Mature Teens/Adults
Mondays 5:30-6:50 p.m./SLT 3rd Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
Learn the basics of voice, movement, and character, in a no-stress, supportive environment, or brush up your chops after some time away from the stage. Nothing to prepare – practice with “cold readings” and monologues provided by the instructor. This is your chance to leave “the real world” behind!
SIX-WEEK SESSION OPEN DANCE CLASSES
Musical Theatre Dance for Ages 6-8
Mondays 5:30-6:10 p.m./Wilder Elementary, Room 140 (2526 South Hillsboro, Springfield, MO 65804)
In addition to learning fundamental dance steps, students will have the opportunity to perform repertory from popular children’s musicals. What a wonderful way to prepare for that next dance audition!
Musical Theatre Dance for Ages 9-11
Mondays 4:00-4:40 p.m./Wilder Elementary, Room 136 (2526 South Hillsboro, Springfield, MO 65804)
Learn to dance while enjoying both classic and contemporary show-tunes. Expand your dance vocabulary; improve your technique; and develop your performance skills!
BEGINNING ELEMENTARY TAP DANCING
Beginning Tap Dancing for Ages 7 and Up
Thursdays 5:00-5:50 p.m./SLT Third Floor Small Studio
(311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
ELEMENTARY TAP II
For Elementary Aged Students with Prior Tap Training
Thursdays 5:00-5:50 p.m./SLT Third Floor Large Studio
(311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
Musical Theatre Dance for Teens
Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 p.m./SLT Third Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
Back by popular demand, this class is high energy, fun-spirited and a terrific workout! GOTTA DANCE features a warm-up followed by a new musical theatre combination each week.
Wednesdays 6:15-7:00 p.m./SLT Third Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
SIX-WEEK SESSION OPEN VOICE CLASSES
Musical Theatre Voice for Ages 6-8
Mondays 4:45-5:25 p.m./Wilder Elementary, Room 136 (2526 South Hillsboro, Springfield, MO 65804)
Learn the basics of proper singing technique, how to sell a song, and how to give an impressive audition.
Musical Theatre Voice for Ages 9-11
Mondays 5:30-6:10 p.m./Wilder Elementary, Room 136 (2526 South Hillsboro, Springfield, MO 65804)
Develop your vocal skills in the comfort of a group setting and gain confidence for that next audition.
Musical Theatre Voice for Teens
Tuesdays 6:00-6:50 p.m./The Downtown Church, Room 2 (Corner of Jefferson and Walnut Street within walking distance of SLT)
Improve your vocal skills while performing music written for the theatrical stage. Learn how to use your voice correctly while singing as a character and present your best in an audition.
OTHER SIX-WEEK SESSION OPEN CLASSES
Musical Theatre for Ages 4-5
Thursdays, 4:00-4:50 p.m./SLT Third Floor Large Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
An exciting exploration of “play acting” for the very young child. This class encourages your child to have confidence in his or her ideas and abilities, develop concentration skills, and learn to work with others. Combines acting, singing, and movement.
IMPROV FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 p.m./SLT 4th Floor Small Studio (311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806)
Whose line is it anyway?
DANCE YOUR BOOTY OFF
Thursdays 6:00-6:50 p.m./The Downtown Church, Room 1 (On the corner of Jefferson and Walnut Street within walking distance of SLT)
Aerobic “dancercise” for students of all ages and levels of experience. Simply designed to be fun and get the heart rate up!
The last half of the last day of a 6-week open session SLT Education Class is set aside as an opportunity for students to informally share some of what they’ve learned during the six-week session. Family and friends are invited to attend the demonstrations to enjoy the process that is theatre education. On the final day of the session, students are asked to arrive at the regular start time and parents are invited in to watch the last twenty minutes.
SLT Classes will not meet when Springfield Public Schools are cancelled by the district for inclement weather. Please check springfieldlittletheatre.org or the Springfield Little Theatre Facebook Page for updates.
Springfield Little Theatre ACTOR IN TRAINING T-shirts may be purchased for $20.00 at the time of registration. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts go to the SLT scholarship fund. Shirts will be delivered to students by the fourth week of the session.
CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND POLICIES
Registration Procedure: Pre-registration is required. You may register by phone or mail. To register by phone call 417-869-3869 x15. To register by mail, complete the Registration Form on the back page and mail to: Springfield Little Theatre, 311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806, Attention: Education Department or FAX to 417-869-4047.
Enrollment Deadline: One week prior to the start of the class session.
Payment: Class fees must accompany registration form. Full payment by check or credit card is required in order to secure your space in the class.
Class Confirmation: Within one week after registration, you will receive an e-mail (or a postcard if preferable) confirming your place in class.
Cancellation Policy: We want all students enrolled in the SLT Education Program to be satisfied with their experience. If, after attending the first day of class, you decide you no longer wish to participate, we will refund your tuition (minus a $15 registration fee). After the second day of class, no tuition or enrollment adjustments will be made.
Cancellation by SLT: We reserve the right to cancel class if enrollment is insufficient. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full.
Wow! There’s a lot to take in on the SLT 6-Week Open Session Education Class Schedule! For an easy reference, see below! Please note that several of our classes are scheduled so that you can conveniently pair them with other offerings on the same evenings. Remember—Great Musical Theatre performers are triple threats!
Broadway Babies Thursdays at 4:00
Acting Mondays at 4:00; Voice Mondays at 4:45; Musical Theatre Dance Mondays at 5:30
Acting II Tuesdays at 4:00
Musical Theatre Dance Mondays at 4:00; Acting Mondays at 4:45; Voice Mondays at 5:30
Acting II Wednesdays at 5:30
Acting Wednesdays at 4:00; Improv Wednesdays at 4:45; Musical Theatre Dance Wednesdays at 5:30
Voice Tuesdays at 6:00
Acting Mondays at 5:30
Improv Wednesdays at 4:45; Musical Theatre Dance Wednesdays at 5:30; Tap at 6:15
Dance Your Booty Off Thursdays at 6:00
If you’re interested in becoming more involved, please consult with one of our Education Directors on the best “next step” for you! Call 869-3869 x15, x11, or x21.