Our JUNIOR CLASSES (Grades 6-8) introduces a new class for the ambitious middle/high school performer called Audition Songbook.
We also introduce our MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION class which is an audition-only class and participates in a Festival. We also introduce our PERFORMANCE TROUPE at this level.
OPEN SKILL CLASSES
The following classes are open to all skill levels regardless of experience as long as they are age 10-13:
JR TAP/JAZZ COMBO
GRADES 6-8 | 1hr weekly class | TH 4pm-6pm
Body alignment, body conditioning, stretch & strengthening, musicality, rhythm & stylization, fun & innovative choreography within tap and jazz styles! We will also introduce memorization skills needed for a tap or jazz call for an audition.
Dress code: Form fitting clothes, tap shoes, jazz shoes
JR MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
GRADES 6-8 | 1hr weekly class | TH 5pm-6pm
The essence of musical theatre dance! Learn combinations from popular musicals (classic and contemporary) incorporating every style of dance in one class. Be prepared to sing, too!
Dress code: Form-fitting clothes. Shoes: Jazz, sneakers, character shoes a plus.
JR VOCAL PERFORMANCE
GRADES 6-8 | 1hr weekly class | T 4pm-5pm
Vocal Performance class will help you take your vocal technique to the next level. Every performer will have the opportunity to fine-tune their songbook and enhance their ear training to ensure they have the confidence they need to excel in any show or audition.
GRADES 6-8 | 1hr weekly class | F 4pm-5pm
Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters, and dialogue of a story are made up in the moment. While in our improv class, students will explore their creative minds and gain the confidence to embrace the fundamentals of improv. Students will sharpen their quick minds and develop knowledge of improvisation through improv exercises used in Second City, UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade), and even games from the popular improv show “Who’s Line Is It Anyway.”
JR ACTING SKILLS
GRADES 6-8 | 1hr weekly class | W 4pm-5pm
Every performer needs the ability to tell a story. Acting Skills will give students the tools necessary to become a versatile actor and master the stage, screen, and captivate audiences. Through activities like scene work, character study, dialect coaching, and voice over training, performers will have the skills needed to make any character, song, dance, or scene, come to life!
AUDITION ONLY CLASSES
The following classes are open to students aged at least 10-13 based on an audition for placement:
GRADES 6+ | 2hr weekly class | $80/MONTH SAT 4pm-6pm
Our Performance Troupe is a group of trained young performers who have shown a commitment and love of performing, a team spirit, and willingness to learn and grow. Our Performance Troupe must participate in weekly classes and/or private lessons and have consistent attendance. This group will have numerous performance opportunities in and around the Ventura County including the Simi Valley Town Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, social media marketing campaigns with various industry-leading companies, as well as other showcases and fundraising efforts. Students must also be enrolled in a regular class or private lessons
MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION
GRADES 6+ | 2hr weekly class + $690 Registration Fee | SAT 1:30pm- 3:30pm
Musical Theatre Competition class is admitted by audition only. This class is designed to prepare selected individuals who wish to join the studio at 2020 MTCA (Musical Theatre Competition of America) in Fullerton the weekend of February 7. The weekend consists of Group Performance Workshop/Adjudication, Solo/duet workshop/adjudication, a full day of specialized classes and training, and a final day at Disneyland including an awards ceremony. Tuition and registration fee is inclusive for the training leading up to the competition and the actual weekend, lodging, and admission to Disneyland. Students must also take AUDITION SONGBOOK or PRIVATE LESSONS. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE