CAST Weekly Classes

School Year 2017-2018

 This school year, CAST will be structured a little differently than in years past. We will be offering classes based on the grade your child is currently in and the students will be working through a carefully curated curriculum.

Our instructors will be bringing in professionals to facilitate parts of their classes and working with your students to create showcases, productions and original works! Classes will meet for eight week sessions with four sessions throughout the school year.

Schedule of sessions is: 

Session 1 August 28 - October 20

Session 2: October 30 - December 22

Session 3: January 8 - March 2

Session 4: March 12 - May 4

You can either pay for one, 2, or all four sessions up front OR you can add vocal lessons onto your payment and purchase a session and 8 weeks of vocal lessons!

Option A: 1 session (8 weeks) for $125 or 2 sessions for $225 or all 4 sessions for $400 OR

Option B: 1 8-week CAST Course AND 8 weeks of Private Vocal Lessons for $400 

COURSES 

Pre-K through 1st Grade

Music and Movement

Mondays 4:00 - 5:00
1 session (8 weeks) for $125 or 2 sessions for $225 or all 4 at once $400
 
Session 1: August 28 - October 16
Session 2: October 30 - December 18
Session 3: January 8 - February 26 
Session 4: March 12 - April 30
Our youngest actors will enjoy this class which meets every Monday from 4:00 to 5:00! All four sessions will deal with creative thinking, storytelling, acting, singing, building confidence on stage and teamwork. The class will take a look at how props, movement and music help tell stories and how when they are put together on stage something magical happens! 

 Session 1 will conclude with a casual performance based on the story Excuse Me...Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn.  The performance will be held on Monday, October 16 at 4:30pm for family and friends.  

Session 2 will conclude with a short play based on the book Diamond in the Snow by Jonathan Emmett.  The performance will be held on Monday, December 18 at 4:30pm for family and friends.

Session 3 will conclude with a casual performance based on the book Gossip by Jan Pienkowski.  The performance will be held on Monday, February 26 at 4:30pm for family and friends.

Session 4 will conclude with a short play based on The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends by Beatrix Potter.  The performance will be held on Monday, April 30 at 4:30pm for family and friends.  
    
    *Please Note:  The second class of Session 1 scheduled for Monday, September 4 will be held on Tuesday, September 5 from 4:00 - 5:00 as CAST is closed September 4 for Labor Day.
Instructor: Brianne Tupper

2nd - 3rd Grade

Stars in Training

Tuesdays: 5:00 - 6:30
 
1 session (8 weeks) for $125 or 2 sessions for $225 or all 4 at once $400
 
Session 1: August 29 - October 17
Session 2: October 31  - December 19 
Session 3: January 9 - February 27 
Session 4: March 13 - May 1
 
All four sessions of this class are designed to introduce and build on theatre concepts through creative movement, acting, improv, dance and more! Students will learn through games, role play, independent design and group interaction.  Your child will acquire skills that can be applied to every facet of life, all the while building confidence, and having FUN!
 
Session 1 will conclude with a casual performance based on student designed storytelling.  The performance will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm for family and friends.
 
Session 2 will conclude with a performance of the play Stone in the Road.  The performance will be held on Tuesday, December 19 at 5:30pm for family and friends.
 
 
Session 3 will conclude with a casual performance based on world myths.  The performance will be held on Tuesday, February 27 at 6pm for family and friends.
 
Session 4 will conclude with a performance of the play The Three Bully Goats Griff.  The performance will be held on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30pm for family and friends.
 
Instructor: Brianne Tupper

 

4th - 5th Grade

Creative Theatre                    

Mondays: 5:00-6:30 PM

1 session (8 weeks) for $125 or 2 sessions for $225 or all 4 at once $400

Session 1 August 28- October 20

Be A Storyteller
Learn, Write, Act!
In this first session, students will be introduced to theatre basics. Students will have the opportunity to write their own scene/skit to perform with one or more students for the final presentation.  This is a great session for students who are not only interested in the stage, but TV/film acting! This is a GREAT start and foundation for the other sessions, a good way to improve upon skills and get individual coaching. 

Session 2 October 30- December 22
Happy Holi-PLAYs!
A Production
During the second session, students will go through an expedited version of what goes into an actual play production. They will learn skills like how to audition and how to develop a character. Throughout the 8 week session, students will have the opportunity to help design a holiday themed play written and
designed exclusively for them that highlights the talents of each student. They will all have a role, pick their costume and put on the production on the final day of the session.

Session 3 January 8-March 2
Twisted Tales
Write and Act!
What would happen if the step sisters were the real victims in Cinderella? What if the Wolf was framed in Little Red Riding Hood? Let's find out! In the third session students will create their own take on classic fairytales. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box and let their imagination run wild! This session will combine creative writing and performance. They will rehearse their skits, pick costumes, and on the last day perform the "new" and "improved" versions of the stories. 

Session 4 March 12- May 4
SPRING Into Action!
Create and Perform
The fourth and final session will be a culmination of everything the students have learned in the other sessions. This session will allow students to be independent and create a spring themed play. This session will involve improv, basic acting skills and movement. Students will be guided through creating a plot, script, characters and set. They will perform their original play on the last day. 

 
Instructor: Bridget Murphy


 

6th - 8th Grade

Jump On In    

Thursday: 5:00 - 6:30            

1 session (8 weeks) for $125 or 2 sessions for $225 or all 4 at once $400

Session 1: August 28 - October 20

Session 2: October 30 - December 22

Session 3: January 8 - March 2

Session 4: March 12 - May 4

Session 1 and 2: Session 1 will be focusing on audition prep, choosing the show for the class to work on, creating costume, scenic and prop designs while session 2 will focus on rehearsing the show and implementing the designs from session 1.

Session 3 and 4: Focusing on, stage makeup, improv skills, voice and diction, musical theatre and stage combat. A final Jump On In showcase will be presented in the Spring.

Instructor: Seth Sponhouse

 

9th - 12th Grade

Acting Studio

Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30

1 session (8 weeks) for $125 or 2 sessions for $225 or all 4 at once $400

Session 1: August 28 - October 20

Session 2: October 30 - December 22

Session 3: January 8 - March 2

Session 4: March 12 - May 4

Session 1 and 2: Session 1 will be focusing on audition prep, choosing the show for the class to work on, creating costume, scenic and prop designs while session 2 will focus on rehearsing the show and implementing the designs from session 1.

Session 3 and 4: Focusing on stage makeup, improv skills, voice and diction, musical theatre and stage combat. A final Acting Studio showcase will be presented in the Spring.

Instructor: Philip Vonada

 

Vocal Studios

We still have openings in both of our vocal studios. Vocal Studio payments are made by a month in advance. We have two different vocal studios, Brandy Aguirre’s ($100 a month) and Marisa Hickey’s ($140 a month). If your lesson happens to fall on the fifth day of the month, that fifth lesson would be free!


 

While reasonable considerations will be made to accommodate the needs of each student. Community Academy of Stage and Theatre reserves the right to reconsider enrollment or send a student home should issues require support beyond the capabilities of the CAST staff.

Additional courses are being developed. Please check back soon and don't forget to sign up for updates on the latest information.