Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Valley Youth Theatre's Winter Classes begin January 7

Valley Youth Theatre’s Winter Session of classes begins January 7, 2017. Sessions run eight weeks. Classes are for ages ranging from 3 to 17 and all experience levels are welcome.

VYT classes and workshops are the perfect gift for the young actor, singer, dancer or comedian in your family. Actors will have the opportunity to showcase newly acquired skills on stage for friends and family in a performance at the conclusion of the Winter Session.

Winter classes are on sale now. Days and times vary according to class. Please see the class list below or for more information or call the box office Monday – Friday 10 am to 3 pm at 602.252.8188 or visit www.vyt.com. Most classes take place at Valley Youth Theatre 525 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004.


Improvisation
Ages: 12 - 17
This is a weekly class that focuses on the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self-confidence, story building, quick thinking, good communication skills and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

First Class:  Monday, January 9, 2017
Class Day & Time: Mondays, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Class $165 + Registration Fee


Musical Theatre
Ages: 5 - 8 & 9 - 12
This is a weekly class that will teach students the EXCITING elements of musical theatre including: acting, dance, diction, pitch, rhythm, tempo and ensemble work. Students will perform ensemble numbers from Broadway shows for their showcase.

First Class:  Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Class Selections:
Ages 5-8 Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Ages 9-12 Tuesdays, 6:40pm - 8:00pm
Class $165 + Registration Fee

Acting Technique
Ages: 7 - 11
This class is designed to help unlock imagination and build an arts foundation by studying the fundamentals of acting including: voice, movement, characterization and stage direction. A professional performing arts instructor will show unique ways to better approach the stage by teaching methods to sharpen audition & performance skills, understand direction, make adjustments and make strong choices...all the elements that will give a young actor confidence. This class is 8 weeks plus a fun showcase at the end to show-off for parents and friends. ALL experience levels welcome!

First Class: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Class Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Class: $165 + Registration Fee

Acting OUT
Ages: 12 -17
In this dynamic class, students are given the tools to tackle any classical, contemporary or original script. This class will focus on building and deepening fundamental skills; relationship, conflict, action and personalization through the use of challenging and fun exercises.

First Class: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Class Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 6:40pm - 8:00pm
Class: $165 + Registration Fee

Triple Threat
Ages: 12 -17
Triple Threat is a weekly class for the serious performer who wants to focus on the big three performing arts disciplines: acting, dance and voice. Each session focuses more in depth on a different discipline.

Winter: Singing for the stage- Solo/Ensemble Performance
Spring: Acting and Scene work
Fall: Dance, Movement, Ensemble performance

First Class: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Class Day & Time: Thursdays, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Winter Class $165 + Registration Fee

Treasure Trunk Theatre
Ages 5 – 8
Explore the world of drama and dance using the themes and music from our favorite stories! Each day will be filled with dramatic games to warm up our bodies and voices and get our imaginations ready for theatrical exploration. Students will learn theatre skills and terms, engage in dramatic play, explore dance and movement.

First Class: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Class Day & Time:  Saturdays, 9:00am - 9:45am
Class $115 + Registration Fee

Play Pretend!
Ages: 3 - 4
Play Pretend introduces young children to theatre through role playing and movement.  Each week your little actor will embark on a new adventure in play and creativity.  Feed your child's fertile imagination with theater games, crazy costumes, storytelling, funny dances, magic, music and more. Move to the beat of fun music and new twists on favorite stories or new ones they create.

First Class: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Class Day & Time:  Saturdays, 10:00am - 10:45am
Class $115 + Registration Fee

Musical Theatre
Ages: 5 - 8 & 9 - 12
This is a weekly class that will teach students the EXCITING elements of musical theatre including: acting, dance, diction, pitch, rhythm, tempo and ensemble work.
Students will perform ensemble numbers from Broadway shows for their showcase.

First Class:  Saturday, January 7, 2017
Class Selections:
Ages 5-8 Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:20pm
Ages 9-12 Saturdays, 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Class $165 + Registration Fee

For more information, visit VYT.com or call (602) 253-8188.

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