Classes

New classes begin January 14th!

To register, fill out the Registration Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEX_u_ThXrlkU4bPHlQwAKMvnuxTbIVb7tMjgTiHjucDCgWg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Spring 2019 Weekly Class Schedule

Day of Week Time Class/Lesson Instructor
Monday 4:30pm Acting and Improv (Grades 1-5)
Monday 5:30pm Acting and Improv (Grades 6 & Up)
Monday 6:30pm Tap I
Tuesday 4:30pm Kids Combo (Age 8-11)
Tuesday 5:30pm Contemporary (6th grade and up)
Tuesday 6:30pm Adult Ballet (6th grade and up)
Wednesday 4:30pm Creative Movement (Age 3-4)
Thursday 4:30pm Broadway Jazz (6th grade and up)
Thursday 5:30pm Tap II/III
Thursday 6:30pm Musical Theater
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Voice
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Acting and/or Improv
Multiple By Appointment Private Lessons: Dance
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Guitar

Class Descriptions

Acting and Improv (Grades 1-5)

Use this hour long class to discover the budding actor in your elementary age student. Working with students at the same level, we will work on fun ways to build larger than life characters, working with other actors on stage, and learning the basics of how to move on stage. We will work on volume, getting over stage fright, and having fun as a character. This class will consist of short monologues, group scenes, and learning the basics of improv and coming up with things on the spot! Great for any level of actor as they will learn lessons that go beyond the stage!

Acting and Improv (Grades 6 & Up)

Whether a beginner, devout thespian, or just interested in seeing what life onstage is like, join your peers in an hour long group acting class. Focusing on developing authentic characters, working through relationships on stage, and touching on the basics of improv, this class will help any actor grow in their craft. Specifically, this class will tackle confidence on stage, volume and diction, and memorizing content. We will work on individual monologues, group scenes, and take the time and attention it needs to build honest work you can take to the next show you’re a part of.

Tap I

This class will focus on learning and developing a basic foundation of tap skills and moves. We will be developing rhythm, style and sound while perfecting and combining the basic tap moves into combinations. No experience necessary for this class! You will need to provide your own tap shoes, dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in and come prepared to have fun!

Kids Combo (Age 8-11)

Combo class will contain elements of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. Students will get the chance to learn about each style throughout the semester, priming them for more specific technical classes in the future or for learning vocabulary regularly used in choreography.

Contemporary (6th grade and up)

This semester, students who take contemporary get the chance to experience two different teachers in the same class! The first portion of class will consist of technique, taught by Rebecca, where you can learn how to move with strength and fluidity. The second half of the class will be the chance to learn a fun dance combination, taught by Heather. Class difficulty will be adjusted according to enrollment.

Adult Ballet (6th grade and up)

Come learn the vocabulary and poise that is the root of many American styles including Broadway Jazz and Lyrical dance. Classes will consist of a warm-up, fundamentals at the barre, center work for balance and strength, and across the floor for grace and power. You can expect to learn ballet vocabulary, build strength and technique, and enjoy the satisfying flow of dancing ballet. Class difficulty will be adjusted according to enrollment.

Creative Movement (Age 3-4)

> This class will be based on the curriculum of Brain Compatible Dance Education by Anne Gilbert. Students will get the chance to engage with movement through narrative play and games with friends while learning fundamental motor patterns and motor skills.

Broadway Jazz (6th grade and up)

Have you ever watched a musical and thought to yourself “How do they do that?” In Broadway Jazz, you can find out! Class will consist of a center warm-up and fundamental exercises, like isolations and pliés. The rest of class will be spent moving across the room learning movements like the jazz walk, jazz pirouettes, and stylized leaps. Class difficulty will be adjusted according to enrollment.

Tap II/III

Tap II/III In this class we will be learning and developing a broader, more advanced set of tap skills and moves. We will be working on advanced combinations and full tap pieces all while having a blast! You will need to provide your own tap shoes, dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in and come prepared to have fun!

Musical Theater

This class will focus on the basics of musical theatre. There will be workshops including choreography, auditioning, and stage combat where the students will get a in depth look at the different aspects of musical theatre as well as fun theatre games. The students will be assigned musical theatre pieces that they will work on throughout the semester. You will need to wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes (jazz or ballet shoes would be great), and come ready to have fun!

Private Lessons: Voice

Brightstone offers voice lessons to all ages and genres by helping students find their own unique voice and the right venues to best showcase their talents.

All ages and skill levels.

Private Lessons: Acting and/or Improv

Take your cold reading, audition monologues, and character development to the next level with one-on-one coaching. We'll focus on finding your voice as an actor matched with the confidence to share it!

All ages and skill levels.

Private Lessons: Dance

In a private lesson with one of our instructors, you can get the one-on-one attention you need to really take your skills to the next level. The lesson will consist of whatever you would like to work on, whether you want to ask a lot of questions, want to work on a specific skill, want the teacher to assess you and give specific advice, or just want to take your own private technique class, private lessons are tailored to fit exactly what you’re needing.

Private Lessons: Guitar

For beginners of all ages. Need to provide your own guitar.

Learn beginner music theory, basic ear training, guitar scales, chord and scale technique, finger-picking and strumming styles, and how to analyze a guitar tab or chord chart.

Registration & Resources

We require two forms for registration. Please download, fill out, and turn in at the studio with payment. We do allow some students to enter a class late, so if you or your child are interested in a class, please contact us at directors@brightstoneathens.com.