Play, Move, Create (ages K-1st Grade) April 5th - June 7th, $150/10 week session Saturdays, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Play with stories, ideas, and characters, Move around, learn different stage directions, and use your body to help tell your story! Create a character and build a story with your classmates and act it out together using skills we learn through music and games.
Youth Acting April 5th - June 7th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Sundays 1pm - 1:45pm | Teens: 2pm - 2:45pm Students will develop their understanding and application of fundamental acting techniques. We'll learn how to use use objectives, tactics, obstacles, and context to breathe life into our characters and performances. Whether you are new to acting or a veteran of the stage, you'll leave this term having developed valuable performance skills and confidence.
Musical Theatre Dance (Tweens, ages 8-12) April 5th - June 7th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Saturdays, 2:00pm - 2:45pm | Teens:Saturdays, 3:00pm - 3:45pm Study dance techniques, learn choreography, and create your own to fun and popular musical numbers! We will build on existing dance knowledge and develop new dance skills that are practical and beneficial to enhance your theatre abilities. Get ready to MOVE, this is an active class that centers dance!
Youth Shakespeare (Tweens, ages 8-12) April 5th - June 7th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Sundays, 3:00pm - 3:45pm Spend this spring diving into the works of Shakespeare! Students will learn how to read and understand the original Shakespearean text, explore the themes of the plays, and develop performance techniques specific to Shakespeare. We'll work on scenes from multiple show, exploring some characters that play to our strengths, and some that challenge us as performers.
Meet The Instructors
Jacob Alexander, Youth Acting, Youth Shakespeare Jacob is an actor and educator in the Portland area. He currently works as a Teaching Artist at Northwest Children's Theater and School (NWCT), where he also assists in many other departments, including box office, front of house and outreach. Before perusing theatre full-time, Jacob worked in environmental education as an Environmental Education Director at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. He has performed with a variety of theatre companies in the Portland area, including NWCT, Joy and Wonder Theatre, PDX Playwrights, Original Practice Shakespeare Festival (OPS Fest), and with Beaverton Civic Theatre in The Diary of Anne Frank (as Peter Van Daan) and Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition (as Bookseller/Ensemble). Beyond studying for his Associate of Arts degree at Portland Community College, Jacob is a graduate of NWCT's Interns NW advanced training program and is current apprentice with OPS Fest for their Summer 2019 season of shows.
Jenny Cyphers, Play, Move, Create! & Musical Theatre Dance Jenny Cyphers is the technical director for Beaverton Civic Theatre. Jenny earned a BA in dance, studied technical theatre, and taught dance classes for years. Theater combines many things she loves, art, making things, costumes, historical trivia, and social commentary. She gets to do all of these things while working with talented volunteers that make up the BCT "family".
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