Classes

Saturday  Classes 

Saturday classes are held in the Fall and Winter.  

For additional opportunities for young thespians, please visit our Youth Productions page and our Summer Camps page.

Registration Deadline for all Winter Classes:  Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019

Creative Drama (ages 5-7) – 10am – 11:30am – Tuition $180*  

Saturday Classes: January 12 – February 23 – Black Box Theatre (318 E. Hickory)

Showcase: March 2 – 1pm – Campus Theatre (214 W. Hickory)
Showcase Morning Rehearsal – Campus Theatre – Creative Drama – 9am

This semester –   Dance! Dance! Dance!  – Students will learn all about physical expression to music in this high-energy course that introduces beginner level musical theatre steps to our youngest performers. Students will be introduced to the concept of expressing emotion with the body along with music to tell a story. These skills will be applied in choreography to songs from popular Broadway musicals and performed in the showcase at the end of the semester.

Creative Drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children. Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization, and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving skills, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre. Rather than an attempt to train child actors, the goal of Creative Drama is to guide the child to self-fulfillment through the use of theatre techniques. Reading ability is not required. Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Acting 1 (ages 8-11) – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Tuition $180*

Saturday Classes: January 12 – February 23 – Black Box Theatre (318 E. Hickory)

Showcase: March 2 – 1:00pm – Campus Theatre (214 W. Hickory)
Showcase Morning Rehearsal – Campus- Acting 1 – 10:00am

This semester – Reader’s Theatre  –  Students will learn and practice the skills of reading a script aloud for a live audience without any movement, set, props, or costume to help tell the story! Young actors will learn the value of their own voice as an artistic tool and the skill of reading fluidly with clear articulation and projection, which are skills necessary for effective auditioning and performing as an actor. A short play will be selected to be performed in the style of Reader’s Theatre in showcase at the end of the semester.

Acting 1 is an introduction to the basics of theatre: acting; auditioning; body and voice; imagination; character history and characterization; improvisations; performing; and related skills. Individual/small group coaching will be included during class time as assessed by the instructor. Enrollment limited to 16 students.

Acting 2 (ages 12-17)* – 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Tuition $180*

Saturday Classes: January 12 – February 23 – Black Box Theatre (318 E. Hickory)

Showcase: March 2 – 1pm – Campus Theatre (214 W. Hickory)
Showcase Morning Rehearsal – Campus- Acting 2  – 11:00am.

This Semester –  Puppeteering  – Students will reimagine their childhood ideals of puppets in this course. The technical skills of handling and operating various types of puppets used in the entertainment industry will be exposed, explored, and applied to performance. Students will build their own professional style puppet and prepare short scenes in which they will operate their puppet vocally and physically in the showcase at the end of the semester.

Acting 2 is a flexible acting class for teenagers and advanced students. Its structure is flexible depending on the abilities and experiences of the students. Study will focus on basic stage direction; audition techniques and the development of an acting resume; scene study; monologues; characterization; improvisation; and performance. Individual/small group coaching will be included during class time as assessed by the instructor. Enrollment limited to 16 students. *(younger students with acting experience may be admitted with permission of the instructor)

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*For families with more than one child, discount of 20% on the 2nd (& 3rd, 4th if applicable) child’s tuition.

All classes at POINTBank Black Box Theatre – 318 E. Hickory, Denton

For more information contact Daniel Bryant-Gawne at 940-383-1356 or email
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See Scholarship page for more information on scholarships.
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