Dance Classes and Private Voice Lessons
October 2, 2019 to March 14, 2020
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte recognizes consistent dance or movement training is critical to an actor’s development. Because of this, we offer group classes for both acting and musical theatre students. Our classes help build a foundation for the physicality necessary in the craft of acting as well as the basic techniques necessary for musical theatre auditions and choreography. Students are encouraged to take these classes for multiple sessions, as new materials are used to explore the same foundational techniques which may require years for mastery.
Additionally, we recognize that many young performers are not confident in their singing skills, and group singing classes can be intimidating. Private lessons offer them the chance to work on the their voice in a safe one-on-one setting, until they are ready to perform in public or in front of others. This is a great entry point for new students, or for those continuing to make progress in their personal goals.Registration Dates: Early registration for donors opens Tuesday, April 23. Early registration for families currently enrolled in our education programs and season ticket subscribers opens Thursday, April 25. General registration opens Tuesday, April 30 (links to register will be active when registration opens).
Dance and Movement | Grades 5-12 | Tuition: $250/session
Fall Session (10 weeks) | Oct. 2 - Dec. 14, 2019Winter Session (10 weeks) | Jan. 8 - Mar. 14, 2020
Beginning Broadway Warm-up | Grades 5-8 | Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
In this beginner-level dance experience, you'll have a blast as you set your foundations for musical theatre training! This curriculum focuses on elements from ballet and jazz styles as students develop movement sequencing and rhythm skills. This class is dedicated to learning technique and terminology without the added element of a final showcase.
Broadway Dancer’s Workout | Grades 9-12 | Sat 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Students continue their dance training with advanced conditioning and strength training. Drawing from various musical theatre styles, this curriculum includes across-the-floor exercises and dance combinations. Large group dance numbers are explored while adding elements of acting and storytelling in the classic Broadway style.
Movement for the Actor | Grades 5-12 | Wed. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
In this class for the non-dancer, students focus on the release of tension in the actor’s body through a combination of work in yoga and Pilates, as well as foundational training in Alexander technique to improve their freedom of movement. Students explore additional work in recreating “everyday scenarios” and a character's physicality.
Dance Technique for Musical Theatre: Ballet | Grades 5-12 | Wed. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ballet is the essential training for all other forms of dance, utilizing terms and techniques used in other styles. In this class, students train in beginner ballet technique, including barre and floorwork. They will develop proper body alignment with increased strength and flexibility. Additional musical theatre styles may be explored.
Private Voice Lessons | Grades 5-12 | Tuition: $250/session
Fall Session (5 weeks) | Oct. 5 - Nov. 2, 2019 | Nov. 9 - Dec. 14, 2019Winter Session (5 weeks) | Jan. 11 - Feb. 8, 2020 | Feb. 15 - Mar. 14, 2020
Students receive five half-hour lessons with one of our vocal performance professionals. Lessons are taught one-on-one with care for the developing voice. Students focus on resonance, breath control, intonation and development of their higher and lower registers. Additionally, tips for good vocal health are covered to prevent damage to the vocal chords. Whether they are new to singing or need coaching for an audition, private voice lessons are a great opportunity to maximize the singer’s vocal performance!