Vocal Performance:

(3-6 grade)

Wednesday’s from 4:30-5:30pm

13-Week Semester Fee: $260 center

($20 per class meeting)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Vocal Performance class focuses on strengthening / solidifying basic singing techniques and giving students a strong foundation in healthy vocal performance practices. Skills we focus on throughout the semester include: projection, diction, aural skills, sight-singing, and how to act while singing. Each week we will have a different mini-lesson that covered topics like: how to create space in your mouth while shaping vowels or how to breathe deep and low to maximize breath. 

Classes begin with a vocal warm-up where we focus on strengthening skills, then the second half of class is focused on learning and performing vocal repertoire (mostly group songs in the Musical Theatre genre). The repertoire portion of class is designed focuses on applying the skills we learned while warming-up to the piece we are singing. 

The Vocal Performance class will end with an “end-of-semester” concert in WPAA featuring all of the songs we learn throughout the semester. Family and friends will be invited to attend. 

Music Theatre: Showcase

(6-12 grade +)

Thursday’s from 4:30-6pm 

13-Week Semester Fee: $300

(approx. $23 per class meeting)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

The Musical Theatre: Showcase class focuses on strengthening / solidifying intermediate acting and singing techniques. Students continue to build a strong foundation in healthy vocal performance practices. Skills we focus on throughout the semester include: projection, diction, aural skills, sight-singing, acting while singing, storytelling, and basic dance skills. Each week we will have a different mini-lesson that covered topics like: how to create space in your mouth while shaping vowels or what it means to have an ‘objective’ as an actor in a scene and how to achieve that objective. 

Classes begin with a physical and vocal warm-up where we focus on strengthening skills, followed by several theatre games to get our bodies moving and imaginations pumping, then the second half of class is focused on learning and performing repertoire (mostly group and solo songs and scenes within the Musical Theatre genre). The repertoire portion of class is designed focuses on applying the skills we learned while warming-up to the piece we are performing. 

Solo performing is strongly encouraged and students will have the opportunity to sing solos and perform monologues in front of each other in a ‘master-class’ type setting. I will then workshop the piece with the student in front of the class and discuss all notes with the group. 

The Musical Theatre class will end with an “end-of-semester” showcase in WPAA featuring all of the songs, scenes, and monologues we learn throughout the semester. Family and friends will be invited to attend. 

Scenic Painting & Design

(6-12 grade +)

Friday’s from 4:30-5:30pm

Semester Fee: $260

(approx. $20 per class meeting)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Scenic Painting & Design class focuses on strengthening / solidifying basic painting and design skills. These skill areas include: color theory, mixing and blending paints, creating various textures with paint, set design, basic set construction, and crafting / coloring props. The semester will progress through a series of projects that touch on each of the areas listed above, culminating in a final portfolio showcase at WPAA.

The class will feature mini-discussions each week where we observe and critique various theatrical productions and how we would interpret the play/musical if it were up to us to design. Mini projects will include: designing and creating renderings for selected scenes from plays and musicals, as well as assisting in creating set elements for WPAA / YAC’s Spring production of CLUE the play. 

The portfolio showcase at the end of the semester will allow students an opportunity to share all of the designs, concepts, renderings, etc that they have come up with and created throughout the semester as well as any set pieces / props we have created for CLUE. 

Semester Schedule:

Jan 23 – Apr 28 (1 week off for spring break Apr 3-7): 13-week semester total

WEEK 1: Jan 23-27 / WEEK 2: Jan 30-Feb 3 / WEEK 3: Feb 6-10 / WEEK 4: Feb 13-17 / WEEK 5: Feb 20-24 / WEEK 6: Feb 27-Mar 3 / WEEK 7: Mar 6-10 / WEEK 8: Mar 13-17 / WEEK 9: Mar 20-24 / WEEK 10: Mar 27-31

*** Apr 3-7 *** (NO CLASS / SPRING BREAK)

WEEk 11: Apr 10-14 / WEEK 12: Apr 17-21 / WEEK 13: Apr 24-28

**All Class minimums: 3-4 students. Class maximums: 15 students**

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE / SCHOLARSHIPS / PAYMENT PLAN STATEMENT:

Financial assistance, scholarship opportunities, and payment plans are available upon request if needed. Please contact charlie@yadkinarts.org.

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Costume Rentals!

Our Spark Costume Shop if an offshoot of the academy and offers a wide variety of rental options for all types of performances and events.

If you are interested in signing up for a class, renting a costume, or would like more information about auditioning for a show please email info@yadkinarts.org