Is your musical theatre performer eager to learn more? The Kids Company Academy is the perfect way for students ages 7 to 18 to hone their musical theatre performance skills all in one place. With weekly classes in acting, vocal performance, dance, and musical theatre performance, your young performer will gain all the skills they need in order to succeed in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Each semester will culminate in an informal studio showcase for family, friends, and the Goodspeed community.
With a specific focus on musical theatre repertoire, Vocal Performance students will learn healthy and effective singing techniques, solo and ensemble performance skills, and build a body of work they can confidently perform in any setting.
Musical Theatre Dance
The Musical Theatre Dance class will give students foundational dance technique that can be applied to any performance. Exploring jazz, ballet, tap, and contemporary styles, dance students will gain a well-rounded understanding of dance and movement for musical theatre.
Characters are the heart of any musical theatre performance. Acting students will learn how to analyze a script and make conscientious character choices, embody a character physically, and communicate clearly with scene partners and to the audience.
Musical Theatre Workshop*
As a multidisciplinary art form, musical theatre performers must be able to connect each piece of the puzzle into one dazzling performance. In this 2-hour class, students will learn techniques to sing, dance, and act simultaneously, honing skills learned in other classes and building a production number from the ground up.*Students must take at least one of the following in order to enroll in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and/or Acting
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
All Kids Company Academy classes will take place at the Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio (20b Norwich Road) on the Goodspeed Campus in East Haddam, Connecticut.
- Fall Semester:
- September 9 – December 20, 2019
- No Classes: November 25 – November 29 (Thanksgiving Week)
- Studio Showcase: Friday, December 20
- Spring Semester:
- February 3 – May 15, 2020
- No Classes: April 13 – April 17 (Spring Break)
- Studio Showcase: Friday, May 15
- 6:30pm: Vocal Performance A, ages 7-12
- 7:30pm: Vocal Performance B, ages 13-18
- 6:30pm: Acting A, ages 7-12
- 7:30pm: Acting B, ages 13-18
- 6:30pm: Musical Theatre Dance, ages 7-12
- 7:30pm: Musical Theatre Dance, ages 13-18
- 6:30pm-8:30pm: Musical Theatre Workshop, ages 7-18
To register, call Education Assistant Elizabeth Guilbert at 860.615.0352
Limited spaces. Financial assistance may be available.
Vocal Performance | Musical Theatre Dance | Acting
- $250/Student per Semester
- $500/Student Full Year
Musical Theatre Workshop*
- $350/Student per Semester
- $700/Student Full Year
*Students must take at least one of the following in order to enroll in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and/or Acting