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 SUMMER CAMPS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS WILL RUN JULY 6 - AUGUST 15

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MULTI-COURSE DISCOUNT: $20 off for each additional week-long camp that you register for!
SIBLING DISCOUNT: $20 off for registering a sibling for a week-long camp!
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT: 10% Discount for Count Basie Theatre membership holders!
 


BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER
In this fast paced, high energy camp, students will dive into the music and moves of Broadway's most iconic shows. Session includes acting, dancing and singing, and culminates with an informal classroom demonstration for parents and friends. This is the perfect camp for fans of musical theater. Students should bring a daily snack and a blank audio CD. Classes fill quickly so register early and receive a special discount rate!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM • AGES: 9-12 • FEE: $275 • INSTRUCTORS: LORI OLSON & AMY FREDERICKS


THEATRE KIDS
Designed for our youngest theater lovers, this camp offers the option of attending one, two or three hours daily. Taught by two seasoned performers/educators, this camp includes acting, movement, singing, crafts and multiple creative experiences. It's a challenging and engaging session, perfect for children ages 4-8.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM • AGES: 4-8 • FEE: $275 $225 (Special 'Welcome Summer' rate applies to this class!) • INSTRUCTORS: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI & JESSICA BERGER

 
DICTION AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
A great experience not only for actors, but for those of us wishing to enhance their abilities to communicate. Whether you are delivering a monologue in the school play or presenting your book report to the entire class, the ability to confidently speak in public is a valuable life asset. Don’t envy a great speaking voice -- have one!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11:30AM-1PM • AGES: 9-12 • FEE: $165 • INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO

 
FEMALE POP VOCALISTS WORKSHOP
Calling all female pop vocalists: sing lead or backup in a girl group! Learn how to front a group and how to sing background harmonies. Students will be taught how to work the mic and stage -- and how to hit those high notes! This week-long camp will make its mark by covering classic Motown to contemporary pop -- from Adele’s “Rollin in the Deep” to the Supremes' "Stop, In the Name of Love."
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM • AGES: 12-18 • FEE: $275 • INSTRUCTOR: DEB LYONS

 
ACTING FOR TV AND FILM
Young actors will learn the practical skills necessary to compete in the field of commercial acting. Using scripts from film, students will work on developing a strong, honest and nuanced line delivery. While the camp focus is on commercial acting, the techniques learned will apply to all acting challenges. Students will also work with monologues, scene study, improvisation, cold readings, and how preparing themselves for interviews and auditions. (Also offered August 3-7)
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM • AGES: 9-12 • FEE: $275 • INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO

 

  
ROCKIN’ MUSICALS AT THE BASIE
Groove to the music from Grease, The Wiz, Pippin, and Godspell in this camp that’s sure to get you moving!  This is a great opportunity to hone your musical theatre skills, while meeting new friends and preparing for an informal, in-class performance for guests at the end of the week. Students should bring a daily snack and a blank audio CD
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTORS: LORI OLSON & AMY FREDERICKS

 
PERCUSSION WITH MICHAEL SARIN
Rhythm is central to life. The heartbeat of all cultural traditions is the drum, among the oldest of all known musical instruments. Come experience the joy and power of rhythm and the sounds of percussion. with traditional group pieces, plus current pop music rhythms adapted for our ensemble. Drumming techniques as well as basic rhythmic notation will be taught. Bring your creativity, energy and passion for expression in this unique group setting. Percussion instruments will be provided.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11:00AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 12-18 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL SARIN
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-2:30PM ● AGES: 8-11 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL SARIN

 
ROCKIT AT THE BASIE SUMMER BAND CAMP
Join Rockit this summer as we present an education musical program for young musicians.
 
    Learn the dynamics of  playing in a band 
    Experience first-hand how Rockit has become the premier music program in Monmouth County
    Learn how to audition and play in a band with confidence and discipline
    Form your own band and choose songs
    Learn improvisation and music theory
    Participants will perform an intimate concert in the CBT rehearsal room

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-1PM ● AGES: 8-12 ● FEE: $325
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4:30PM ● AGES: 13-18 ● FEE: $325
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI (FOUNDER & DIRECTOR), ANDY GREATOREX, COREY MARKOWITZ, DAN RICKER, ZAC SILVA



  
ROCK CHOIR FOR KIDS CAMP
Raise the roof in this engaging summer experience for those who love to sing. The focus of this week-long camp will be recreating contemporary pop and rock hits, while learning healthy vocal techniques and musicianship. Rhythmic and percussive musical activities and games will also be incorporated, and an informal performance will be held at the end of the week. Students should bring a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 8-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: EMILY KASTER

 
BODY LANGUAGE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR
One aspect of an actor's training that is often overlooked is the critical aspect of learning to be aware of your physical habits, postures, gestures, and body language and how they determine the depth and quality of your performance. Gain a deeper understanding and begin to develop the skills needed to create dynamic and believable characters, who spring to life on the stage.  This week-long camp is a must for those who are serious about the art of acting!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-2PM ● AGES: 11-17 ● FEE: $300 ● INSTRUCTOR: ELLEN GUNN
**CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AT MONMOUTH ACADEMY OF BALLET, 16 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ**
 
ROCK OUT SONGWRITING
In this is a kid-fueled program, participants will form a musical ensemble, collectively write a song, and rehearse and transform their work into a killer rock anthem! Our young rockers will learn about rhythm, steady beat, dynamics, tempo, melody and form. Campers will also explore a variety of rock instruments, including keyboards, guitars, bass, and an assortment of percussion instruments. Camp culminates with an opportunity to perform for friends and family.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-2:30PM ● AGES: 8-11 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SHERRI EHRLICH

 
RHYTHM ROCKERS
Be amazed at the energy, enthusiasm and confidence we promote in your children as we equip them to become rockers! Children will find their own true voice and learn to use it in a healthy, nurturing environment, exploring rock music and the history of rock dances, and learning the importance of a steady beat, melody, pitch, breathing technique and creative expression. Award-winning singer / songwriter Sherri Ehrlich will make sure your child have a blast exploring microphone techniques and skipping, swirling and twirling to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and more.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 2:30-4PM ● AGES: 4-7 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SHERRI EHRLICH


ROCKIT! AT THE BASIE STUDIO RECORDING CAMP
This camp is appropriate for musicians or those interested in the engineering process. This innovative, week-long camp covers:

    Laying down and recording tracks
    Recording and completing your own song with a band
    Use of microphones, placement and patterns when recording instruments
    How each instrument is processed, tracked and overdubbed
    The basics of starting a session in pro tools and mixing the audio with emphasis on EQ, and mastering 
    Musicians will have the opportunity to have their instruments recorded for a CD created during the week long camp.

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-1PM ● AGES: 8-12 ● FEE: $325
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1PM-4:30PM ● AGES: 13-18 ● FEE: $325
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI (FOUNDER & DIRECTOR), ANDY GREATOREX, COREY MARKOWITZ, DAN RICKER, ZAC SILVA

 
LET'S JAM - GUITAR MASTER WORKSHOP WITH MARC MULLER
Learn the nuts and bolts of improv guitar with educator and touring / recording veteran Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson).  This three-day player's workshop introduces the go-to scales an basic music theory to take your playing to the next level. Broaden your musicianship and improvisational skills in this highly informative session.
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: JULY 21, 22, 2311AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 12-19 ● FEE: $85 ● INSTRUCTOR: MARC MULLER

 
HANDS ON HISTORY OF ROCK
In this three-day workshop, educator and touring/recording veteran Marc Muller will take you and your instrument on a historical journey through the ever-changing landscape of rock n' roll. Learn about the artists who contributed to rock's musical and cultural revolution while learning to play some of the key songs that have defined its eras.
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: JULY 21, 22, 231-2:30PM ● AGES: 12-19 ● FEE: $85 ● INSTRUCTOR: MARC MULLER
 

  
JAZZ ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER SESSION
Learn from an all-star, all-pro faculty. Receive comprehensive training in improvisation, music theory, jazz history, and on your instrument. The program features group lessons, individual coaching, and listening sessions throughout the week, as well as master classes with visiting artists and free access to Summer JazzFest concerts. Have fun learning to improvise, improving on your instrument, and meeting other young musicians. Showcase performance at the Two River Theater: FRIDAY, JULY 31 & SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
MONDAY - FRIDAY: JULY 27-JULY 31 ● 10AM-4PM AGES: 13-19 ●  FEE: $350* ● All Instruments
*Tuition includes course materials, study guides and sheet music. Needs based tuition assistance and scholarship programs available.

 

  
MUSIC AND RHYTHMS
This class promises to wake up our youngest singers with some hand-clappin', toe-stompin’ rhythmic activity!  Singing, instruments and dance will all be incorporated to round out the experience and add to the fun.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM ● AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165 ●  INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER

 
PROP AND SET MAKING
Students will create props and costume accessories for another class' Cinderella performance (see below). This is a great and creative way to learn about productions as a whole, from set design to performance.  The perfect class for the budding artists and builders!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI

 
STORY-TIME THEATRE WITH CRAFTS
Students will bring their favorite stories to life by using their imaginations to create characters -- one of the first steps in becoming actors themselves. This camp builds self-confidence and helps develop an understanding of team work.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK

 
MUSICAL THEATRE KIDS
Dance, sing and act under the direction of multitalented actress / singer / director Jessica Berger, who will focus students on the magic and melodies of Broadway musicals. The week will culminate with an informal in-class presentation for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER

 
CINDERELLA WEEK
For princes and princesses in the making, this week-long camp focuses on this classic tale from the Brothers Grimm. The songs and script from the Disney film and the music from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical will be used to inspire student creativity. The week will culminate with an informal in-class presentation for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 12:30-2PM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI


ACTING FOR TV AND FILM
Young actors will learn practical skills necessary to compete in the commercial acting field. Using scripts from film, students work on developing a strong, honest and nuanced line delivery. While this week-long camp focuses on commercial acting, the techniques learned will apply to all acting challenges. The week will also include monologue work, scene study, improvisation, cold readings, and how-to's on interview / audition preps.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO

 
TEEN COMEDY IMPROV
Dive into the world of improv comedy through a series of exercises and theater games taught by Michael O’Keeffe, director of  Count Basie Theatre’s Teen Improv troupe. Designed for both serious actors as well as those interested in dabbling with the art, this class will help students to think on their feet and develop creative problem solving skills. These techniques are also valuable tools for actors looking to dig deeper and create more believable characters.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: MIKE O’KEEFFE

 
TV AND FILM ACTING FOR TEENS
Young actors will learn practical skills necessary to compete in the commercial acting field. Using scripts from film, students work on developing a strong, honest and nuanced line delivery. While the camp focuses on commercial acting, the techniques learned apply to all acting challenges. Week will also include work monologue and diction work, scene study, improvisation, cold readings, and how to prepare yourself for an interview or an audition.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 13-18 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO

 
IMPROVING THE VOICE & VOICEOVER TECHNIQUES
This is the perfect experience for those looking add to their actor’s toolbox! Speaking clearly and crisply is an enviable asset for anyone to acquire -- particularly young actors. The ability to speak in numerous dialects with clarity and accuracy is another skill worth honing. Instructor Bradley Mott’s approach is challenging and engaging, as he taps into each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT

 
DRAMA DANCE SINGING
This week-long, performance-based camp will hone students’ stage and musical theater skills by concentrating on performing with energy and confidence. Script work, singing, lyric interpretation, stage movement and blocking will be incorporated. An in-class demonstration will be held on the last day of the camp for parents and friends. Students should bring a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK

 

  
BECOMING AN ACTOR…A WEEK-LONG ACTOR’S INTENSIVE FOR TEENS
Learn from professionals in this week-long immersion into the intricacies of performance. As educators, directors and performers, each instructor brings a unique perspective in creating this intensive workshop.  Each day will offer innovative and challenging opportunities for students to explore and grow as artists. Topics covered include monologue and scene work, improvisation, stage and camera techniques, movement, theories of acting, auditioning, savvy speech and diction. Students should wear comfortable clothing (no flip-flops) and bring notebooks, lunch and a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM- 4:30PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $420 ● INSTRUCTORS: BRADLEY MOTT, MICHAEL O’KEEFFE, JOSEPH RUSSO, CHRIS TOMAINO

 
MALE POP VOCALISTS WORKSHOP
Like the vocals of Jersey Boys or artists like Bruno Mars? Learn how to take the lead as a pop vocalist and how to support other vocalists with your harmonies under the tutelage of Deb Lyons, who has sang with Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer. This week-long workshop includes performance styles, mic techniques and hitting the high notes.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM–2PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: DEB LYONS

 
FROZEN WEEK AGES 4-5
Disney’s animated blockbuster provides the backdrop for this week-long theater adventure. Singing, theater games and a variety of crafts and musical activities will round out the experience. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM ● AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI

 
FROZEN WEEK AGES 6-8
Disney’s animated blockbuster provides the theme for this week-long theater adventure. Singing, theater games and a variety of crafts and musical activities will round out the experience. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI

 
ANNIE & OLIVER WEEK
These Broadway and silver screen blockbusters are the inspiration behind this week of musical theater. The beloved songs and endearing characters of both works will come to life through singing, dancing and acting. It's great fun and a fabulous way to introduce youngsters to musical theatre. An informal in-class performance will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER

 
BROADWAY BOUND
Created for our youngest theater buffs, this camp focuses on singing, dancing and acting. Using the music from Disney-inspired Broadway productions will bring out the best in each young participant. Simple craft and theater games will also be incorporated.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER 

 


BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATER

This is a fast paced, performance-based session, incorporating singing, dance and acting techniques. Musical theater is the basis for the workshop, with an emphasis on singing, blocking and script work. It's the perfect session to build confidence while honing your performance skills. The week culminates with an in-class demonstration for parents and friends. Students should bring a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK

 
VOCAL INTENSIVE
Discover how to be an engaging, dynamic performer. Vocal Intensive Week will focus on both choral and solo vocal techniques, providing students with techniques to strengthen their vocal skills and increase their vocal range and stamina, while learning to breathe correctly and reduce physical tension in their performance. Students will have one-on-one coaching time as well as ensemble work.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $300 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER & DONATA CUCINOTTA

 


STAGED READING WORKSHOP
Working side by side with professional actors students will rehearse for a performance for parents and friends held on the last day of the week-long camp. In a staged reading, the actors actually hold the scripts, there is minimal blocking, few set pieces and props. New works are often introduced and tested through publicly performed staged readings. The readings are followed by a talk-back, critique and a Q & A. The unique format of this week-long camp will concentrate on developing a strong understanding of characterization through the exploration of intellectual, emotional, and vocal dynamics that are often overlooked because the actors are concerned with blocking and memorization.  Since the adult professionals will actually be performing with the students which adds yet another layer to this very exciting innovative camp.
AGES: 9-12 ● MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTORS: BRADLEY MOTT & ROBIN ODDO
AGES: 12-18 ● MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTORS: BRADLEY MOTT & ROBIN ODDO 

 

  
MONDAYS: JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH CHAMPIAN FULTON (5-WEEK SESSION)
Find your jazz voice! Champian Fulton, one of today’s most in-demand jazz vocalists, leads this intensive vocal workshop with a focus on vital performance tips and techniques in jazz vernacular. This session includes vocal training, practice tips, jazz theory, repertoire and improvisation.  All ability levels are welcome -- regardless of previous experience singing jazz.
MONDAYS: JUNE 29, JULY 6, 13, 20, 27 2-4PM ● AGES: 14-ADULT ● FEE: $225 ● INSTRUCTOR: CHAMPIAN FULTON

 
MONDAYS: JAZZ PIANO WORKSHOP WITH CHAMPIAN FULTON (5-WEEK SESSION)
Study with one of the most dynamic pianist/vocalist on the jazz scene today!
This course will introduces students to a variety of chords and their functions, provides opportunities to perform repertoire in jazz blues, jazz standard, and bossa nova styles, reviews historic figures and moments in jazz, and teaches students to improvise solos, such as pentatonic and blues scales, modes and chord tone and approach notes. Students should have studied piano for at least three to four years, be able to read notes in bass and treble clef, understand basic rhythmic notation, and have a basic knowledge of music theory, including major scales, triads, and basic seventh chords and arpeggios.
MONDAYS: JUNE 29, JULY 6, 13, 20, 27 4-6PM ● AGES: 14-ADULT ● FEE: $225 ● INSTRUCTOR: CHAMPIAN FULTON

 
MONDAYS: JAZZ GUITAR WORKSHOP WITH CHRIS SCHWARTZ
Learn about:
• The role of the guitar in jazz
• Repertoire: Classic Jazz Standards
• Jazz chord structures, proper notation and nomenclature
• Scales, Modes, Intervals and Patterns used in jazz improvisation
• Introduction to ear training
• Playing in ensembles
• Listening sessions

Requirements: Guitarists should have at least two years of playing experience, the ability to play various scales and chords on the guitar, and a basic understanding of standardized traditional notation. Students who know only TAB may join the course but will be given instruction in standard notation. Bring guitar and guitar cables to class. Amps and course materials provided.
MONDAYS: JULY 6, 13, 20, 27 AUGUST 3, 104:30-6PM • AGES: 13-ADULT • FEE: $225 • INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS SCHWARTZ

 
MONDAYS: BEGINNER ACTING
Using the body, vice and mind to create dynamic and believable characters, students will develop and strengthen their theatrical skills. Script work, improvisation and monologue work will all be incorporated into the course.
MONDAYS: JULY 13, 20, 27 ● AUGUST 3, 10, 176-7PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $125 ● INSTRUCTOR:BRADLEY MOTT

 
MONDAYS: TEEN ACTING I/II FOR THE STAGE
Challenge your creative energy in this exciting and informative summer session! Students will learn the importance of projection, articulation, and rhythm in speaking the actor’s dialogue. The process of layering role interpretations with energy and flexibility and commitment to actions will also be addressed. This class includes, script work and improvisation.
MONDAYS: JULY 13, 20, 27 ● AUGUST 3, 10, 177-8:30PM ● AGES: 13-18 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT

 
TUESDAYS: 3-WEEK IMPROVE AND ENHANCE YOUR VOICE
Learn how to preserve, develop and strengthen your voice. Participants will learn how to speak clearly and distinctly, develop dynamic and persuasive speaking techniques and gain and understanding of vocal preservation…all valuable skills for actors or public speakers.
SESSION 1: JULY 14, 21, 28 ● 6-7:30PM ● FEE: $90
SESSION 2: AUGUST 4, 11, 18 ● 6-7:30PM ● FEE: $90
AGES: TEEN/ADULT ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT

 
TUESDAYS: ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR FILM
In this class students will learn to tap into the skills necessary to find honest, nuanced characters while exploring their creativity. Class focus is on TV and film acting as it  compares to stage acting. The needs of each individual will be assessed and appropriate exercises utilized to strengthen their acting skills. Class includes script work, improvisation, acting games, diction, focus and visualizing techniques. On camera work will be used to self-critique and help students develop the natural acting style needed for film and commercial work. 
TUESDAYS: JULY 14, 21, 28 ● AUGUST 4, 11, 186-7:30PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO

 
WEDNESDAYS: SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP
In this is a kid fueled program exploding with creative energy, kids will form a musical ensemble, write a song collectively, rehearse together and transform it into a killer rock song! Our young Rockers will learn about rhythm, steady beat, dynamics, tempo, melody and form. Campers will also explore a variety of rock instruments, including: Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, and an assortment of percussion instruments. Class culminates with an opportunity to perform for friends and family.
WEDNESDAYS: JULY 15, 22, 29 ● AUGUST 5, 12, 19 (6-WEEKS)4:30-6PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: SHERRI EHRLICH

 
WEDNESDAYS: THREE-WEEK VOICEOVER CRASH COURSE
Learn the skills required to succeed in the voice over business. This course covers audition skills, copy interpretation, finding your character, using a microphone, breath control and voice placement. A popular class with a knowledgeable and upbeat working actor and educator.
SESSION 2: VOICEOVER I/II: JULY 29 AUGUST 5, 12 ● 6-7:30 ● FEE: $90
                  VOICEOVER III/IV:  JULY 29 AUGUST 5, 12 ● 7:30-9PM ● FEE: $90
AGES: TEEN/ADULT ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
 
 
THURSDAYS: VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH DIANE FOX
You love to sing – so why not learn to sing like a pro? This class incorporate the major elements required in becoming a confident and professional vocal performer, from vocal exercises to practice techniques. Focus will be on musical theatre songs and developing dynamic performance skills.
THURSDAYS: JULY 16, 23, 30 ● AUGUST 6, 13, 20 (6-WEEKS) ● 4-5:30PM ● AGES: 11-17 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX
 
THURSDAYS: ACTING INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED FOR TEENS 
Mr. Russo has designed a course that fits the needs of the serious young thespian interested in excelling in this art of acting. Sessions will include working on audition pieces and monologues, technique work with an introduction to the methods of Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Adler, Meisner, Strasberg and Lewis. Classes will also include yoga and/or voice and movement. This class is highly recommended for those wishing to take their craft to the next level. 
THURSDAYS: JULY 16, 23, 30  AUGUST 6, 13, 20 ● 6-8PM AGES: 12-18 FEE: $230 INSTRUCTOR: JOSEPH RUSSO
 
 
SATURDAYS: ACTING FOR THE STAGE CONTINUES
It’s time to put all of your acting skills to the test!  In previous classes, students have learned to articulate, project, build a character, demonstrate proper body positioning and staging, etc. In this class, students will be assigned roles in a comedy which will be performed during the final day of class on August 29The informal performance will be open to family and friends. Come join us for some summer fun! 
SATURDAYS:  JULY 11, 18, 25  AUGUST 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (8-WEEKS 9:30 – 11:30AM  AGES: 9–13 FEE: $295  INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON 
 
 

  
YOUNG DRUMMERS WORKSHOP - HAND PERCUSSION
Kids Jam Time! This basic drumming workshop while teaching basic rhythmic skills will build self-confidence and self-esteem, all while expanding the musical imagination and creativity in its participants.
JULY 175-6PM ● AGES: 8-12 ● FEE: $10 ● FACILITATOR: MICHAEL SARIN


FAMILY DRUM CIRCLE
Celebrate family and community and discover your own beat!  The values necessary in a strong community are those nurtured in a facilitated drum circle: like listening skills, respect, patience and cooperation. Discover the unifying power of rhythm and playing together to achieve higher levels of musical expression. The Family Drum Circle is recommended for anyone who can follow a rhythm – but  no prior experience is necessary. Some instruments will be available or you may bring your own, found instruments like plastic buckets, tubes and water bottles are also welcome!
JULY 176:30-8PM ● AGES: ALL ● FEE: FREE! ● FACILITATOR: MICHAEL SARIN

 

 
FAMILY OPEN MIC NIGHT
Everyone’s invited to our first family open mic night to share their talents: songs, stories, poetry, dance skills or monologues. There will be a six-minute time limit per performance.
JULY 246:30-8:30PM ● AGES: ALL ● FEE: FREE!


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