Class Offerings & Descriptions
2019/2020 Class Schedule
ALL YAS CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO BE REPEATED
1st Semester : September 9th - November 21st
Performance Week: November 18th & 21st
NO CLASSES: October 14th & 17th
2nd Semester: January 6th - March 19th
Performance Week: March 16th & 19th
NO CLASSES: February 17th & 20th
Petite Players ( Grades k-2)
This introduction to theatre class is based on popular children’s stories that are adapted for the stage. Students in grades K - 2 will learn basic theatre terminology and direction as they work collaboratively to perform a play that includes multiple elements of production. The class will culminate with a final performance that showcases their hard work. This is a fun filled class where no reading skills or previous acting experience is required. The students learn through interactive social games and high energy activities.
Rising Stars (Grades 3-5)
Improvisation is the core of the YAS curriculum. Students in grades 3-5 study character and scene development as well as situational and prop improvisation in this fun filled class!
Scenes & Monologues
This class is designed as an age appropriate introduction to theatre. Students in grades 3 -5 will be immersed in the creative body language and skills that actors use to portray various characters. This class will focus on voice projection, body personality, facial expression and more to convey character emotion to an audience. Each student will prepare and rehearse a monologue they can use as an audition piece. The students will use these skills to perform a play showcasing their new abilities in a fun and social way.
Studio Players (Grades 6-12)
Improvisation is the core of the YAS curriculum. Students in grades 6-12 study character and scene development as well as situational and prop improvisation in this fun filled class.
Be The Producer/director - Studio Players
Students in grades 6-12 in this elevated class will learn what goes into Producing and Directing a short scene. Students will learn how to select a scene, cast, costume, light, set design, props and direct a scene featuring fellow classmates. The class culminates with each student performing in scenes as well a producing and directing a short scene of their own.