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SPRINGER THEATRE ACADEMY
Junior Program - K5-2nd grade
Middle Program - 3rd-4th Grade
Main Program - 5th-12th Grade
All Grade Levels are 2013-2014 School Year
1 week & 2 week, Part-Day classes for Grades K-2
The perfect program to introduce young children to the excitement and discipline of theatre. Whether their personality is outgoing or reserved, they can find success in this class. Out friendly teachers use games, storytelling, improvisation, puppetry, singing and movement in a creative and safe environment. Focus is on confidence, concentration, cooperation and FUN. Concludes with a joyous presentation of class work for family and friends.
Kindergarten Ages 5-6: 1 1/2 hours daily, 1 week 9-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sessions: June 2-6 June 9-13 July 7-11 July 14-18
Grades 1-2: 2-hours daily, 2 weeks 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Sessions: June 2-13 June 16-27 July 7-18 July 21-Aug. 1
Junior Program Welcome Letter: Provides more in-depth information on camp structure.
2-Week, Half-Day Classes for Grades 3-4
Morning Class: 9 a.m.-12 noon Afternoon Class: 1-4 p.m.
A fantastic program specifically for 3rd & 4th grade students eager to learn about acting. Include core acting classes of voice & movement, improvisation, scene study and musical theatre. New students are introduced to the excitement and craft of theatre. Returning students are challenged at a higher level. Students moving up from the Junior Program will build on concepts introduced there. Class culminates in an exuberant presentation of class work for family and friends on final class day.
2-Week, Half-Day Classes
Sessions: June 2-13 June 16-27 July 7-18 July 21-Aug. 1
Middle Program Welcome Letter: Provides more in-depth information on camp structure.
Main Program Welcome Letter: Provides more in-depth information on camp structure.
2-Week, Full-Day Classes for Grades 5-12 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
New or Returning Students: Acting foundations in movement, voice and improvisation, plus specific techniques for theatre scenes and musical numbers. Previous theatre experience helpful but not required. Returning students are challenged at a higher level. Culminates in a high-energy presentation of class work for family and friends on final class day.
Sessions: June 2-13 June 16-27 July 7-18 July 21 - Aug. 1
Grade Groupings: 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-12th
3-week, Full-Day Classes for Grades 6-7 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (B1, B2, B3 or B4)
Returning Students Only. For students desiring a longer Academy experience and the increased challenge of an extra week, exploring each core subject in greater detail. Culminates in a special presentation of scenes and other class work. Admission requires director's approval and an admission workshop.
Sessions: B1 & B2 - June 2-20
B3 & B4 - July 7-25
4-week, Full-Day Classes for Grades 8-12. Grade Groupings: 8-9 (A1 or A2), 10-12 (A3 or A4)
Returning Students only. For older students wishing an accelerated challenge offering in-depth exploration of each subject area, advanced skills and career guidance. An intensive but joyous theatre experience. Culminates in an evening showcase. Admission requires an audition.
Sessions: A1 June 2-27 (8-9th Grade)
A2 June 2-27 (10-12th Grade)
A3 July 7 - Aug. 1 (8-9th Grade)
A4 July 7 - Aug. 1 (10-12th Grade)
4-week Company Class. (A-5) June 23 - July 25
Returning Veteran Students. For our most advanced students who want to apply all their skills to a theatre production. Company Class will take one week of regular class rotation, then move into full-day, intensive rehearsals with a director for two weeks. Culminates in full production of a published play to open the Springer Children's Theatre season. Admission by invited audition.
MAIN PROGRAM: CORE CURRICULUM: All students take these seven classes daily. Substance and intensity vary with age and experience.
NEW! Stage Movement: Characters start to take shape once you learn how they move. Discover the stage fundamentals of character presence and power. Develop strength, control, agility and physical expression. Movement skills also include mime, mask work, clowning, stage combat, tumbling, dance.
NEW! Voice: Characters really come to life when they’re given a voice. Learn how to give them a voice and make sure that voice is heard and understood. Dive head first into vocal & communication techniques, reading skills, dialects, monologues. Develop resonance, articulation, projection and effective communication.
Improvisation: Learn how to be in the moment and create theatre out of thin air! Improv will sharpen even the quickest wit and keep you on your toes. A skill that is useful in theatre and in life, improv develops confidence, spontaneity, expression, fearlessness and teamwork. Crazy Fun!
Musical Theatre: The sheer joy of being on stage! It's still acting - you just happen to be singing and dancing. Develop characters, relationships, scenes and stage presence, while performing musical numbers from the great Broadway shows of today and yesterday.
Scene Study - Contemporary Plays: This class provides a performance context for the fundamental training in body, voice, imagination and partnering. Study, rehearse and perform scenes from recently written comedies and dramas, exploring text, character, relationships, blocking, and style.
Scene Study - Classical Plays: An additional scene study class which allows students the chance to explore the rich dynamics and beautiful language of plays from the classics, including Shakespeare.
NEW! Foundations of Theatre: Theatre is more than just stage work – much more – and any serious student wants to know it all. This class provides hands-on application of theatre technique, including set construction, stage lighting, costuming, props, sound, stage crew, theatre management, marketing, box office – everything. A different-subject-every-day, different-teacher-every-day class that is fun and – foundational.
• Tuition Deposits: Minimum for each application: $75 MAIN Program and MIDDLE Program, $35 for JUNIOR program
• Discounts: $25 OFF for each additional registered child in a family. 10% OFF for each student of a Springer Society Membership family. 10% OFF for Active Military Families with proof of ID.
• Financial Aid: Need-based financial aid available - Call Academy Office 706-324-1100
• An admissions orientation is required of all new students in the MAIN Program. Students will be notified to schedule an orientation appointment.
• Audition Information for 3 & 4 week groups available through the Academy Office.
• Lunch: Tuition does not include lunch. Lunch may be purchased on site or brought from home.
The Springer Theatre Academy acknowledges generous support from the McClure Family Foundation, Pezold Management Companies, J.W. & Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation, Mildred Miller Fort Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Altrusa, Community Spouses Club of Fort Benning, Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance and Georgia Council for the Arts.