Join us for the 19th Summer Springer Theatre Academy!

June 1 - July 31, 2015

To register: Call the Academy Office at 706-324-1100, 
or email 
education@springeroperahouse.org 
or visit our office located on 2nd Avenue!

Junior Program - K5-2nd grade 
Middle Program - 3rd-4th Grade
Main Program - 5th-12th Grade

All Grade Levels are
2014-2015 School Year 


JUNIOR PROGRAM
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. Our 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. 

Click Here for Junior Program Registration Form

Kindergarten Ages 5-6: 2 1/2 hours daily, 1 week All Sessions 9 AM-Noon

      Tuition: $125

      Sessions:   June 1-5     June 8-12     July 6-10    July 13-17

Grades 1-2: 2 1/2 hours daily, 2 weeks  

      Tuition: $225

      Sessions:   June 1-12 1-3:30 PM  June 15-26 9:30 AM-Noon or 1-3:30 PM  

                          July 6-17  1-3:30 PM  July 20-31  9:30 AM-Noon or 1-3:30 PM


MIDDLE PROGRAM
2-Week, Half-Day Classes for Grades 3-4  

Morning Class: 9 AM-Noon          Afternoon Class: 1-4 PM

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. Culminates in an exuberant presentation of class work for family and friends on final class day.

Click Here for Middle Program Registration Form

      Tuition: $265

      Sessions:   June 1-12   June 15-26   July 6-17   July 20-31    


MAIN PROGRAM 
All Main Program classes meet Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM
 

2-Week, Full-Day Classes for Grades 5-12
Grade Groupings: 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-12th

Click Here for Main Program Registration Form

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.

      Tuition: $375

      Sessions:   June 1-12   June 15-26   July 6-17     July 20-31   


3-week, Full-Day Classes for Grades 6-7 
Grade Groupings: 6-7 (B1, B2) 

Click Here for Main Program Registration Form

For 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 required for new "B" session students. If you were in a B group last year, you do not need to attend the workshop.

WORKSHOP – March 14 or 15,  2-4 PM Foley Hall (Call or email to sign up for a workshop slot)
Workshop consists of improv games and scene readings (provided).

• Must be current 6th or 7th grade student
• Academy student for at least 1 year
• Completed at least one 2-week summer class.

      

Tuition: $475

      Sessions: B1 June 1-19

                        B2 July 6-24


4-week, Full-Day Classes for Grades 8-12
Grade Groupings: 8-9 (A1 or A3), 10-12 (A2 or A4) 

Click Here for Main Program Registration Form

For 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 for all "A" session students. 

AUDITIONS – Feb. 28 & March 1, 3-6 PM or March 2, 6-9 PM Foley Hall 
(Pick one date and call or email to sign up for an audition slot)
Audition consists of improv games, one memorized monologue (1 min or less) and teacher redirects on the monologue.

• Must be current 8th grade (and up) student
• Academy student for at least 2 years
• Completed at least one 2-week summer class.

      Tuition: $575

      Sessions: A1 June 1-26 (8-9th Grade) 

                        A2 June 1-26 (10-12th Grade)

                        A3 July 6-July 31 (8-9th Grade)

                        A4 July 6-July 31 (10-12th Grade)


MAIN PROGRAM: CORE CURRICULUM: All students take these six classes daily. Substance and intensity vary with age and experience. Click Here for Main Program Registration Form

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 and dance.

Voice & Speech: 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: 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.

Theatre Production: A very hands-on class that allows students to apply all their skills in theatre practice, from script analysis to rehearsal and staging to stagecraft to performance. Students will work in all theatre styles from proscenium to thrust to arena.



OTHER INFORMATION
• Tuition Deposits: Minimum for each application:
        
$75 MAIN Program and MIDDLE Program,
        $50 for JUNIOR program.

• Discounts: 
        $25 OFF for each
additional registered child in a family.
        10% OFF for Active-Duty military families 
with proof of ID.
Referral Discounts: 
        
$10 OFF your tuition balance for each new student who lists your student/family as a referral.
Financial Aid:
        
Need-based financial aid available - Call Academy Office 706-324-1100.
        Click here for Financial Aid Form. 
        
Application is due with completed registration form by March 31.
Auditions & Workshops:
        
Information for 3 & 4 week groups available through the Academy Office. 
• Work Study/Intern Program (Returning students 8th-12th grade only): 
        Click Here for Work Study/Intern Application Form
        
Applications are due by March 31.

• An admissions orientation is required of all new students in the MAIN Program. Students will be notified to schedule an orientation appointment. 


The Springer Theatre Academy acknowledges generous support from the McClure Family Foundation, Pezold Management Companies, J.W. & Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation, Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Altrusa, Community Spouses Club of Fort Benning, Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance and Georgia Council for the Arts.