New courses beginning September 2018...
MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
A ten week Musical Theatre technique program and performance opportunity, for ages 6 ~ 13
SCS offers Home School students a professional curriculum of performing arts technique. Each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. students dive into a well-rounded course of study that includes three forty minute classes in dance, theater and music. Students should dress comfortably for movement and stretching. Jazz shoes or ballet flats preferred but not required. Please bring a snack for our brief break. Tuition per ten week session is $200.
Learn how to be positive, take risks, and focus on the people you’re working with by delving into the world of Improv. Students will use imaginative games to learn about timing, stage craft, storytelling, character, and teamwork. With a focus on developing creative skills and mindful performers this class is a great place to discover your confidence through improvisational comedy.
With an emphasis on developing healthy singing habits students learn the fundamentals of singing in a group setting. This class will focus on breathing technique, vocal placement and diction. Students will learn musical theater songs from classic composers to today as they develop their repertoire.
An exploratory acting class with a focus on developing students’ unique talents and confidence. Students will learn how to analyze character and script while rehearsing and performing scenes from classic and contemporary plays. This class investigates character development by exploring the actor’s craft.
Musical Theatre Movement
A beginning level course. No previous dance training is required. Instruction will include basic warm-up, stretches and simple Broadway-style choreography. Students will learn about the different styles of dance used in musical theatre and the great choreographers who introduced them.
For ages 7 and up
Act, sing and dance! This class is a well rounded exposure to the skills needed in today's world of musical theatre. Vocal technique will focus on proper breathing, placement, diction and telling the story through song. Students will learn musical theatre songs and scenes from the classics to today’s favorites as they develop their repertoire.
This one hour class meets once a week for four weeks. Tuition: $80 .
With an emphasis on developing healthy singing/speech habits students will learn the fundamentals of singing and acting in a private setting. Private instruction will focus on breathing technique, vocal stamina and tonal quality. Students will gain the confidence and skills needed to sing and act with their innately unique voice while assembling a varied repertoire. Contact us for scheduling.
Tuition: $30 per half hour, $45 per 45 minutes and $60 per hour.
For ages 7 and up
An exploratory acting class. Through a variety of imaginative improv games, and scene work students will learn about character, cooperative storytelling, timing and teamwork. With a focus on creating thoughtful performers this class is a great place to discover the fun and excitement of improv and scripted performance.
This one hour class meets once a week for four weeks. Tuition: $80
This class provides a great technical foundation and a strong fitness routine in a supportive environment. No experience necessary. $20 per class!
TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
In this class you will learn proper dance technique and terminology in order to improve your audition and performance skills. Ballet barre is followed by musical theatre technique in a supportive environment for older beginner dancers.
Each one hour class meets once a week for four weeks. Tuition: $80
Thursdays 8-9pm - Ages 13+
BALLET TO BROADWAY
This fun introductory class fosters creativity and confidence while teaching young students to dance, sing and act. Kids will be exposed to many genres of dance, acting games and musicality. This one hour class meets once a week.
Tuesdays 10-11am ages 3-5 Pre-School Special Tuition $60 for four weeks
Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 Ages 5-8 Tuition: $80 for four weeks
Dress code for all dance classes:
Ladies - Leotard and tights with ballet flats preferred but work-out clothing is OK with jazz shoes. Long hair must be securely tied back off face and neck.
Men - Tee shirt with shorts or dance pants, ballet flats or jazz shoes.
For ages 7 and up
Exploring and expanding your vocal variety in a comfortable group setting.
Group instruction will focus on breathing, tonal quality and vocal technique to help students gain confidence and build their repertoire. Each one hour class meets once a week for four weeks. Tuition: $80
~Maggie Graham, Voice/Acting/Owner
As a proud member of Actors’ Equity and active professional performer, Maggie has the opportunity to share not only her years of training but current industry knowledge with her students. As a vocal coach and acting teacher for 20 years, she has also had the good fortune of directing, choreographing and producing multiple shows. Sharing her varied experience has helped our students further understand all aspects of theatre and achieve their performance goals.
~Karen Zikas, Ballet/Musical Theatre
Karen studied ballet for 8 years with Michelle White a principal ballerina with ABT. She went on to study dance intensively with the Alvin Ailey Company and danced with the Hartford Dance Company. She taught ballet at American Dance Studios in Edison and at SCS for 3 years where she also choreographs many of our mainstage productions. Her gift for teaching a solid dance foundation and knowledgeable approach to individualistic training affords our students the coaching they need to excel in musical theatre dance.
~Gina Frio, Voice/Acting
As a professional singer and actress Gina's wide range of experience gives her students the opportunity to explore an eclectic array of material, while learning a solid foundation and technique. Gina has been guiding young artists for 17 years by sharing her varied professional experience and vast training.
~Julie Wischusen, Producer/Owner
Julie is co owner of Stage Craft Studio and event producer. Julie's love of theater began on UC's stage many moons ago where she met her dear husband Bob doing My Fair Lady. Julie went on to become a registered nurse and the mother of 5 dear children. Julie's creative energy promotes the Studio's core vision for enabling young artists to achieve their artistic dreams.
~Steve Graham, Managing Director
Steve is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and has handled many levels of production under contract as an actor, director and stage manager, from the Kennedy Center to Alice Tully Hall. Steve's expertise ensures our student productions maintain a level of professionalism and artistic excellence.
For ages 7 and up
An excting performance and learning experience for young artists. Stage Craft Studio presentations are run under the Actors’ Equity Association guidelines. Throughout six weeks of rehearsal, this unique opportunity will provide a preparatory experience giving young performers the skill to act like professionals in all their future theatrical endeavors.
Rehearsals will take place on weekdays in the evening from 6-8pm. Not all will be called to every rehearsal. Some conflicts are acceptable though tech week and performance attendance are mandatory. Participation fee $350. For more information or to register for an audition please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSICAL THEATRE AND IMPROVISATION/SCENE STUDY
For ages 7 and up
In this super fun class students will learn acting, singing and dancing through improv games, vocal technique, choreography and scene work.
This one hour class meets once a week. Tuition: $80 for four weeks or pay for the entire session at once and receive a free class!