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Classes




Enrollment Now Open. Don't delay! Classes fill up quickly. Questions? Contact our Education Director, Debra Leopard at leopardcub61@yahoo.com

Get Dramatic in 2014!


LCAA classes will provide the theatre students of the community with many opportunities to learn in a real Theatre setting. Classes are taught by professionals with many years of experience, in a nurturing, non-threatening, encouraging environment. Theatre classes improve self-confidence, creativity, teamwork, and communications skills. Discipline, quality and individuality will be stressed. Each student will be given a chance to shine and will learn how to stand out in the crowd while developing a passion for the performing arts. Enrollment is limited. Enroll on-line. Tuition includes registration and showcase fees.


Advanced Children's Theatre (ACT I) 11 Weeks $245 Tuesdays (Ages 8-10) 5:30-6:45 Starting Sept. 9


**Audition or permission from instructor required to get into class**
This is a workshop-style class designed for the more experienced and serious acting student, either new or continuing from last semester. Class will work on developing several monologues and songs, learn basic choreography and vocal performance techniques in addition to acting skills. Exercises will include: improvisation, movement for the stage, choral singing, audition techniques, developing characters, memorization, script analysis, and imagination building. Professional director (Debra Leopard), professional choreographer (Candice Pipkin) and professional voice instructor, (Debi Young) will work with the class. Performance given at the end of the semester.


Advanced Musical Theatre II (ACT II-Musical)
SCENE 1- (Ages 10-12) SCENE 2- (Ages 13 +) 11 Weeks $250 Thursdays 5:30- 7:00 Starting Sept. 11
Permission from the instructor required to get into class
This is a workshop-style class designed for the more experienced and serious acting student. Being a "triple threat" (Acting/Dancing/Singing) is a must for all serious Theatre students, either new or continuing from last semester. Class will work on developing several musical numbers from Broadway-style shows, learn basic choreography and vocal performance techniques in addition to acting skills. Exercises will include: improvisation, movement for the stage, choral singing, dance combinations, picking a good audition song, developing characters, "selling" a song onstage, memorization, script analysis, and imagination building. Professional director (Leslie Dellinger), professional choreographer (Candice Pipkin) and professional voice instructor, (Debi Young.) will teach the class. Performance given at the end of the semester.


Acting (ACT UP) (Ages 8 and up) 11 Weeks $230 Fridays 5:30-6:30 Starting Sept. 12
This is a class appropriate for the beginning to intermediate level student with the desire to learn more about acting, either new or continuing from last semester. Students will learn all the basics of acting while having fun and stretching their creativity. Class is hands-on and will include creative dramatics, improvisation, basic character development, script analysis, audition techniques, acting for the camera, memorization, and theatre terminology. They will gain self-confidence and learn how to grow as performers. Students will develop at least a commercial and a monologue in addition to acting exercises. Performance given at the end of the semester. Taught by Debra Leopard and Robert Harrelson.


Acting (KIDS ACT) (Ages 4-7) 11 Weeks $205 Mondays 5:00-5:50 Starting Sept. 8


This is a class designed for the very young theatre student. It emphasizes creativity, imagination and having fun while learning the basics of acting. Students will explore the world of theatre through improvisation and creative dramatics. They will learn how to perform for the camera and on the stage, and will get the chance to create different types of characters. Each student will develop at least one commercial and one monologue. 100% laughter and fun guarantee! Performance given at the end of the semester. Taught by Leslie Dellinger.


ACT III (Character Development Workshop) (ages 16 and up) Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 6 Weeks $125 Starting Sept. 10
This is a workshop-style class designed for adults with various levels of theatre experience, focusing on developing three dimensional, believable characters. Students will learn basic Method Acting, improvisation skills, audition techniques, character development, and other general acting techniques for both the camera and the stage. Each student will develop several characters from plays. Guaranteed to improve self-confidence and stretch the imagination. Perfect class for anyone who's always wanted to try acting. Taught by Debra Leopard and Glenn Farr.


Acting- Intermediate Level (ACT UP II) ) (Ages 8 and up) 11 Weeks $230 Mondays 6:00-7:00 Starting Sept. 8


This is a class appropriate for the beginning to intermediate level student with the desire to learn more about acting, either new or continuing from last semester. Students will learn all the basics of acting while having fun and stretching their creativity. Class is hands-on and will include creative dramatics, improvisation, basic character development, script analysis, audition techniques, acting for the camera, memorization, and theatre terminology. They will gain self-confidence and learn how to grow as performers. Students will develop at least a commercial and a monologue in addition to acting exercises. Performance given at the end of the semester. Taught by Debra Leopard.


ACT UP- AUTISM STARS Saturdays 11:00-12:00 6 weeks (Ages 6-12) Beginning Oct. 4 $20
This is an introduction to creative dramatics and acting for students with Autism/Autism Spectrum. Kids will get to be up on the stage and exercise their imaginations while learning the basics of acting including: simple theatre terminology, confidence building/self-esteem, communication, focus, following directions, role playing, using fun props and costume pieces, theatre games, and creative play. A mini performance will be given at the end of the six weeks, complete with curtain call. A light snack will be provided. Taught by Debra Leopard, MA who has years of experience working with special needs actors. Line/Lead Therapists welcome to accompany the students. Each child will also be paired with a young acting student from Village Square.


SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 11 weeks. Beginning Sept. 9.
This hands-on class is ideal for beginners or for those who are looking for ways to take their current theatrical makeup skills to the next level. Some of the covered topics include: the history of makeup, character design, and makeup application basics. Each student will develop a unique character concept and throughout the course, learn the makeup application techniques necessary to bring their character to life! Students will learn to create effects including scars and old-age makeups. They will also create a set of dentures for their characters; learn hair application, and the importance of costuming to complete the effect. Most supplies included. Taught by Matt Marks.

BEGINNING GUITAR Thursdays 5:30-6:30 11 weeks. Beginning Sept. 11 $230.
Beginning level small group guitar. Students will learn parts of guitar, chords and beginning level strumming. This class will include music from many genres that students will sing as they play. Students will be able to follow chord changes and play several simple songs. 11 weeks. Performance given at the end of the semester. Students must have their own guitar. Taught by Becky Croft.

ADULT BEGINNING TAP Fridays 5:30-6:30 11 weeks. Beginning Sept. 12. Ages 17 and up. Cost is $230. This is an adult dance class designed to help students learn basic tap steps and fundamentals of tap. For the beginner, or for those with a few years of experience. Great as a refresher! Students will learn two numbers to be performed in the end of semester showcase. Plans are for a lot of one-on-one teaching. Class is limited to 12 students. Tap shoes required. Taught by T.J. Daley