The show must go on – and it will!
While Austin’s beloved ZACH Theatre doesn’t offer any in-person performing arts classes and camps at the moment, kids and adults alike still have the opportunity to explore the world of acting, singing, dancing, role-playing, and story-telling.
Starting the week of October 19th, ZACH Theatre offers interactive virtual classes for kids K-12. Classes take place once a week, in the morning or in the afternoon. Students can choose from a variety of disciplines. Free sample classes available.
This class is for children in grades 4-5 and 6-12 respectively to acquire basic acting skills.
This class is for the serious actor who has already received their basic level of training and are ready to move to the next level. Taught by the Director of Education at ZACH Theatre, Nat Miller, this class will focus on acting skills, script analysis, and story-telling with an emphasis on character building and listening and responding.
Acting for the Camera
Use Zoom as your camera, students will focus on objectives and tactics and how to subtly play them to the lens of a camera, as well as, the physical and vocal techniques required for this style of acting.
This very practical class will cover finding appropriate audition material, preparing your monologue, what to wear, how to enter the room, and what to do after the audition is over.
This class is for children in grades 4-5 and 6-12 respectively to acquire basic improv skills.
Production Class Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Travel to the chocolate factory in this production based class where students put on their own zoom production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Students design their own costumes, props, make-up, and zoom background from their own home! Students will also hone their acting technique by playing multiple characters engaging all the actor tools: the mind, body, and the imagination.
Dive into the world of Harry Potter, get sorted into houses, visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop, tour the school grounds, and prepare for the Triwizard Tournament in this live action role-playing acting camp.
Group Voice Lessons
Basic group voice lessons for children in grades 2-5.
Act the Story: Experience well-loved stories, such as Dragons, Wizards, Fairies, Act, Dr. Seuss, and Adventures in Wonderland, from the inside! Using acting exercises, art projects, and imagination, students read a story and create their own version as an ensemble.
Broadway Kids: This class is an active and fun introduction to the world of Broadway musicals, incl. Moana and Frozen II. Students will act, sing, and dance while developing flexibility, coordination, rhythm, and balance.
Students get ahead of the competition as they add song and dance to their acting skills to become a triple threat. Working with both a voice and dance teacher, students are challenged to act-the-song, project their voices and enunciate while executing a collection of choreographed musical numbers from well-loved musicals. Classes include Disney Broadway Kids: Moana, Song Writing with Quinton Johnson from Hamilton on Broadway, and others.
Song writing class for children in grades 6-12, with J. Quinton Johnson from Broadway's Hamilton.
Dates and times
Classes start the week of October 19 and take place once a week for a total of 8 weeks.
Classes are available in the morning and afternoon at various times.
ZACH Theatre’s Multi-Week-Class-Series start at $200. Check class details for more information.
For more info and to register for ZACH Theatre’s fall classes, visit ZACH Theatre. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Sample Classes
Free virtual sample classes are available October 12 and 13, 2020.
Monday, October 12:
Act The Story Sample Class, Grades K-2, 4 - 5 p.m.
Broadway Kids Sample Class, Grades K-2, 5 - 6 p.m.
Improv Sample Class, Grades 4-8, 6 - 7 p.m.
How to Train Your Dragon Sample Class, 5 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13:
Broadway Kids Sample Class, 5 - 6 p.m.
Improv Sample Class|, 7 - 8 p.m.
Acting for the Camera Sample Class, 5 - 6 p.m.
Fundamentals of Acting Sample Class, 6 -7 p.m.
Register for a free sample class here
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