Winter/Spring Registration Opens for A.C.T.’s Studio One Performing Arts Programs

McGRATHPR.com – The Academy of the Company Theatre’s (A.C.T.) Studio One youth and adult small group performing arts classes are open for 2018 winter/spring registration.  Classes run from the week of January 29 through May 13, with no classes over school vacations.  All programs are held at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.

Founded in 2013 as an extension of The Academy of The Company Theatre, A.C.T.’s Studio One offers classes that will help anyone with an interest in the performing arts refine their skills, whether they’re a beginning student, a veteran of the stage, or somewhere in between.  As part of a working theatre, A.C.T.’s Studio One offers students opportunities to perform and be a part of a vibrant and active theatre scene.  The mission of A.C.T.’s Studio One to offer classes that foster self-expression and ability in the performing arts in a creative and safe environment through progressive training to children, teens and adults.

Comprehensive Center Stage courses offer instruction in all aspects of musical theatre for a variety of age groups and skill levels with a lot of individual attention.  For our younger students (ages 5 to 7), Pre-Center Stage uses pretend play, music and character work to help young children learn how to speak clearly, sing, move their bodies with confidence, and play with emotion, story and character.  For students ages 8 to 14, Center Stage 1A, 1B and 2 provide all of the skills needed to succeed in musical theatre through progressive mini-lessons that include acting, singing, music theory, movement and auditioning. For more advanced students ages 13 to 18, Broadway Musical Workshop allows young adults to prepare and perform full scenes and numbers from famous musicals, from sight-reading to singing to dancing to scene work.

A variety of dance classes are offered for students of all levels.  For students ages 7 to 14, Broadway Dance 1 and 2 offer beginner or intermediate dancers the basics of Broadway dance in technique, body position, expression and interpretation. Teen Broadway Dance offers the same introduction to the dance language of musical theatre in a fast-paced class specifically for teens.  Children’s Tap introduces kids to the steps and language of tap and develops their rhythmic skills.  Youth Yoga, geared towards children and teens ages 10 and up, teaches students the poses and language of yoga to build better body awareness, breath control, flexibility, strength, and mindfulness.

In vocal performance, Children’s and Teen Voice classes (for ages 8 to 18) instruct vocalists in proper breathing technique, projection, diction, musicianship, and more on their way to becoming a better group or solo voice musician.  Boys’ Choir (ages 11 to 18) is designed especially for the changing male voice. Private vocal instruction for children is also available.

Many acting electives are offered at A.C.T.’s Studio OneTeen Improv and Children’s Improv teach students how to create memorable characters and scenes on the spot, while Teen Acting, for ages 14 to 18, teaches fundamentals by exploring monologues, scene study, and speech through the works of diverse playwrights.  Speech and Dialect covers various dialects for the stage as well as proper vocal technique useful in auditions and the rehearsal process. Shakespeare for Teens uses scenes, monologues and the Shakespearean Insults game to explore the bawdy, funny, action-packed side of Shakespeare.

Adult Group Voice meets for the entire winter/spring semester, and offers adults a place to perfect their choral singing as well as solo work.  Studio One’s newest offering, Song and Character, is a class for the more advanced voice student who really wants to delve into a song and character study, either in preparation for an audition or a role.  Adult Improv, Adult Acting, Adult Tap, and Adult Broadway Jazz Dance classes are also available. Some of these classes meet for shorter sessions to accommodate busy schedules, drop-ins are always welcome.  These classes are leveled to serve beginners, intermediate and advanced performers who are looking to strengthen their skills and have fun!

A.C.T.’s Studio One also offers adults private instruction in voice, acting, dance, with special packages available for private ballroom lessons coming soon.

For complete A.C.T.’s Studio One program descriptions, schedules, pricing or registration information, visit www.companytheatre.com/academy/studio-one/.  Enrollment is limited, early registration is recommended.  All programs require a one-time $25 registration fee per family.  Families with multiple enrolled students receive 10% discount off each class after the first student.  For the latest information on programs, call Studio One at 339-469-1776. For information on performances and special events, visit www.companytheatre.com, call the box office at 781-871-2787, or follow The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.