FALL CLASSES BEGIN ON OCTOBER 10 for our 9 week sessions.


REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 7


Theatre Classes will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons and early evening. Current class offerings:


Musical Theatre 101 : ages 9-12  Instructor Jessica Savitz,  Mondays 6:30-8:00pm

Musical Theatre is the most popular form of theatre in America today. It's exciting, magical, and contagious! Experience musical theatre through ensemble singing, movement, acting exercises and solo work. Students typically learn 2-3 numbers to be performed at the final showcase on the last day of class for family and friends.Classes will take place every Monday evening from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, beginning October 9 through December 4, 2017.


Creative Dramatics: ages 3-5  Instructor Alisa Mehlo Tuesdays 4:00- 4:45pm

Allow children ages 3-5 to enjoy the feeling of trying something new and making new friends! Students will be introduced to theatrical concepts by exploring various theatre games, art projects and songs in this fun and exciting class. The class will end with a showcase in one of our classrooms, so family and friends can see all of the fun and hard work that was put in throughout the semester.Classes will take place every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 4:45pm beginning October 10 through December 5, 2017.


The World's My Stage: ages 6-8 Instructor Alisa Mehlo Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm

This exciting class is for younger actors ages 6-8 who are ready to start their training. Students learn to create characters, build ensemble, and use their voice to project and articulate while having a lot of fun. The class will end with a showcase in one of our classrooms, so family and friends can see all of the fun and hard work that was put in throughout the semester.Classes will run every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 5:45pm beginning October 10 through December 5, 2017.


Beginning Acting : ages 9-12 Instructor Jessica Savitz, Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

This fun course teaches the basics of acting to ages 9-12, utilizing vocal/physical training, theatre games and improvisation. Students acquire improved communication skills and self-confidence for performance. The class will end with a showcase in one of our classrooms, so family and friends can see all of the fun and hard work that was put in throughout the semester.Classes take place every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm starting October 10 through December 5, 2017


Punches and Slaps and Falls OH MY!!!: ages 9-13 Instructor Jonathan Beckas  Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm Punches and Slaps and Falls OH MY! is a series of classes teaching children from ages 9-13 the basics of stage combat punches, slaps, and falls.  Your children will be taught the proper and safe way to fall to the ground and give and receive a punch or slaps in a theatre setting.  This is not a martial arts class and the objective of the class is to teach proper technique in a fight scene. The art of Stage Combat is a portrayal of fights within a play or musical.  This will be a fun and educational class that will teach your kids a part of theatre that is often time over looked.



 



Classes, Workshops, and Camps

WELCOME PITTSBURGH HEAT DANCE COMPANY!!


We are so excited to have PHDC holding classes here at Mariposa Studios.  The first class being held is the PARENT AND TOT HIPPITY HOP!  See the information below and Please check out their website for more information and to sign up for classes or private instruction.


THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Taking theatre classes, children are learning a huge host of skills.


Many other important skills that they’re learning that can be used in their everyday lives, no matter what profession they decide to pursue in the future, such as…..


  • Reading and reciting from scripts, which increases their verbal and literacy skills.
  • Working with a director/musical director/choreographer, which increases their listening skills.
  • Many theatre companies offer volunteer opportunities, such as being a stage manager, technical operator, or usher, which gives actual job skills training that can be used towards careers behind the scenes or in the business side of theatre.
  • When they’re practicing for an audition, they’re learning research and preparation skills, and learning how to take steps into achieving a goal.
  • When they perform in front of their peers or an audience, they’re learning self-confidence and bravery.
  • When they get cast in a plum role, they’re learning how to accept their achievements with grace.
  • When they don’t get the part they want (or get cast in the show at all), they’re learning to deal with disappointment.
  • When they’re practicing their lines and rehearsing their choreography at home, they’re learning about the importance of giving your best effort and not letting down your teammates.
  • When they’re learning dances and stage combat, they’re practicing hand/eye coordination.
  • When they’re cast in a show with kids they don’t know or don’t like, they’re learning how to deal with others.
  • When they realize that they have a project due in class the day before off-book day, they’re learning about time management.
  • When something goes wrong onstage (which it inevitably does in the theatre!), they’re learning how to deal with the unexpected, how to stay cool in an emergency, how to roll with the punches and keep the show going on!