Arts Education is a vital part of the mission of Park Playhouse. We firmly believe that developing a more culturally-engaged student body provides significant on-going benefit to our entire region. We offer a variety of programs, ranging from dance classes to workshops with Broadway professionals to summer-based camp programs. While we revel in working with students to build new skills for the theatre, and take pride in seeing our graduates go on to great success in the Broadway and film communities, we are equally concerned with providing young people with the confidence and comfort that they will need to succeed in any public speaking or professional environment. The performing arts build self-confidence and an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others: all skills that are absolutely essential in life, school and business. We offer classes for students as young as 8 years old and for ranging skill levels - from beginners to advanced students hoping to pursue a college degree and career in the performing arts!
FALL SESSION Classes begin IN SEPTEMBER!
A new offering for our youngest students, we will combine singing, dancing and acting into one fun filled class. Focused on creative drama, students will use their imaginations to create characters and tell stories using their voices and movement!
Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm, September 11-December 4
Same great class with a new name! Formerly Performing Artist’s Workshop, students will sing, dance and act using material from their favorite musicals and TV shows! We will teach the foundations of musical theatre - expanding vocabulary and building skills - all while keeping it fun. Use your imagination, be creative and build confidence!
Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm, September 12-December 5
This class series is dedicated to advancing students’ skills in the art of acting. While many local students have private voice teachers or participate in dance studios, it is our experience that very few students have gained formal instruction in acting technique. We firmly believe that this is essential for success in theatre, including success as a dancer or vocalist. Learn improvisation techniques, character development, scene deconstruction, and more!
Acting I: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, September 12-December 5
Acting II: Tuesdays, 7-8pm, September 11-December 4
We offer a full series of dance classes in a variety of styles to students at a range of skill levels! Tuesday night classes are intended for students grades 6-8 and Wednesday night classes are for students grades 9-12. Classes run an hour in length on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks along the following schedule:
Beginner/Intermediate Tap - Tuesday @ 7pm
Musical Theatre Dance - Tuesday @ 8pm
Intermediate/Advanced Tap - Wednesday @ 6pm
Ballet - Wednesday @ 7pm
Jazz - Wednesday @ 8pm
Whether you are an intermediate or an advanced student, our classes in tap, ballet, musical theatre dance and jazz will help develop your skills for application in the theatre.
This 10 week studio class is intended for advanced students. Focusing on presenting strong, emotionally driven performances through song, students will work on song interpretation in a master class setting. Text analysis, acting exercises and emotional work will take your audition to the next level.
Tuesdays, 6-7pm, September 11-December 4