2019 SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER CLASS SCHEDULE

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Acting

This Acting class covers basic principles of acting, important acting vocabulary, as well as stage movement and blocking, so that students are prepared to enter a community or professional theatre space and efficiently take direction. Through a variety of exercises designed to develop listening, emotional response and imagination skills, students will become more confident, relaxed, and creative using the Actor’s Instrument - their own voices and bodies. This class will also utilize monologues and contentless scenes to further challenge students to consider point-of-view, given circumstances, and character biography as part of their preparation for a role. Whether you’ve taken this or another acting class in the past, there will be challenging material for all.

Offering one class for students:

  • Ages 7-18 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Instructor: Lynn Kenny Richards

Comedy Improv

Improvisation is one of the most powerful tools an actor can learn to deepen self-confidence, public speaking skills, and the ability to “roll with the punches” in any sphere of performance. Learn story structure, comedy, listening, assertiveness, and the ability to give-and-take — all skills applicable to any other performance art, as well as to real life. For those who may say theatre isn’t practical, improv training begs to differ!

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in (no flip-flops or skirts/dresses)…because you never know WHAT’S going to happen! Class will culminate in students performing a 20-30 minute improv show for their family and peers.

  • Once a week: Wednesdays for 8 weeks

  • September 11th - October 30th

  • 3-10 student class size

  • Tuition: $320

  • Class location: Beth Messiah Synagogue (7130 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505)

Offering one class for students:

  • Ages 7-18 | 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Instructor: Rebecca Rickards

Camera Acting

Camera Acting is a fun, educational workshop environment in which young people learn and refine techniques for film, television, and commercial acting. Learning the basics of cinema production to help contextualize what they learn, each session features on-camera exercises, providing students an opportunity to grow through their own and others’ experience while cultivating an attitude of appreciation and teachability. The workshop setting allows students to get personalized instruction at any experience level, from beginner to advanced. Each 8-week cycle culminates with recorded group and individual scenes for students to take home.

Offering one class for students:

  • Ages 7-18 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Instructor: Jason Richards


Musical Theatre Dance

Here students will learn a solid foundation of technique and execution to better prepare them for choreography within musical theatre. Body awareness, musicality, and expressiveness are essential components of dance that serve as building blocks to successful auditions and unyielding confidence while performing. 

Students will engage in a fun, judgement free space where they can challenge themselves with new ideas within training. All skill levels welcome. 

  • Once a week Fridays for 7 weeks

  • September 13th - October 25th*

  • 3-10 student class size

  • Tuition: $320

  • Class location: The Barry Robinson Theatre at Catholic High School (4552 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462)

    *Final class on Friday, October 25th will be from 6:00pm - 8:00pm with a Showcase for Family & Friends at 7:00pm.

Offering one class for students:

  • Ages 7-18 | 6:30pm - 7:45pm

*Students will need to provide their own jazz shoes. 

Instructor: Rebecca Rickards