THEATER CLASSES

 
 

 

 
Session I Theater runs mid August - mid December
Session II Theater runs January - first weekend of June 
 
Registration will close for our Specialty opportunities and Creative Playwriting class on 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD 2024

 

Please keep in mind that we are more than happy to work with your child’s schedule if they are involved in other activities! Whether it's leaving early, arriving late, missing a few classes - we just please ask that you communicate with us beforehand.

Thank you! 

 

Specialty Opportunities/Creative Playwriting: 

Competitive Monologue and Scene opportunities: 

Students have the option to compete a monologue or a scene with another student. BravO! Dance and Talent Competition offers the wonderful chance for theater performers to compete at Regional and National competitions. Each student must have an audition/meeting with teacher Hannah to be evaluated before determining if the performer is ready to compete.

Students who compete need to keep actively working on the craft of learning and growing as an actor and performer. To this end, students are required to participate in either session of a VDT theater class or perform in a play or musical throughout the studio season at school, a community theater, or a professional theater.

If you are interested, please email VDT and we can set up a day for your child to audition!
Deadline to audition is February 3rd, 2024

 

 
Recreational Musical Theater Solo/Duet/Trio opportunities: 
 
Students will have the option to perform either a musical theater solo/duet/trio at our theater recital at the end of the season. This would be a recreational specialty number to help students gain confidence, work on showmanship and musical theater technique! Students who register to perform a solo or duet at the recital are also required to participate in a Session II VDT theater class, perform in a play or musical in the winter / spring at school, a community theater, or a professional theater.
 
If you are interested, please email VDT and we can set up days/times to have rehearsals that work with your schedule!
Deadline to start a solo/duet/trio is February 3rd, 2024

 

Recreational Monologue/Scene opportunities: 

Students will have the option to perform a monologue or scene (3 students max in group) at our theater recital at the end of the season. This would be a recreational specialty number to help students gain confidence, work on showmanship and memorization! Students who register to perform a monologue or scene at the recital are also required to participate in a Session II VDT theater class, perform in a play or musical in the winter / spring at school, a community theater, or a professional theater.

If you are interested, please email VDT and we can set up days/times to have rehearsals that work with your schedule!

Deadline to start a recreational monologue/scene is February 3rd, 2024
 
 

Creative Playwriting (Ages 10-18)

Thursdays 6:00-6:45 pm (perhaps ending at 7:00 pm – depends on if more students enroll)

Creative Playwriting is a great opportunity for students to let their creativity shine! Each student gets to write a short play and codirect with teacher Hannah. Students will cast fellow classmates in their play, help pick out costumes and props, and help shape the script! Each student will also be cast in classmates' plays. Students will participate in creative writing activities, improv games and scene work. 

The students shows will be performed at our Theater Recital on SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST at Central Middle School in Eden Prairie.Time TBD - most likely sometime between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Students must be available for this performance in order to participate!

 

(Lines do NOT have to be memorized for this class!)
Registration will close for this class on February 3rd, 2024
 
 
 
 
Registration for the following classes will open in April 2024 for Session I:
(Session I Theater classes run mid August - mid December)
 

Junior Musical Theater (Ages 7-12) 

Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm *please keep in mind that if a student has to arrive 5 minutes late due to schools getting out later, that's okay! Please just let us know beforehand - thank you!*

Performers will learn the ins and outs of putting on a show. Students will audition and get cast in the show. Throughout the session, performers will learn, memorize lines, learn dances, block scenes, help create prop and set pieces, as well as play fun theater games! If a student would like to sing a few songs in the production, they are welcome to do so. If a student is not comfortable singing, that is alright too!

 

Senior Musical Theater (Ages 12-18)

Wednesdays 4:40-5:40 pm *please keep in mind that if a student has to arrive 5 minutes late due to schools getting out later, that's okay! Please just let us know beforehand - thank you!*

Performers will learn the ins and outs of putting on a show. Students will audition and get cast in the show. Throughout the session, performers will learn dance numbers and memorize lines, block scenes, play fun theater exercise games and even help with behind the scenes work of creating prop pieces! If a student would like to sing a few songs in the production, they are welcome to do so. If a student is not comfortable singing, that is alright too!

 
 

Junior Acting (Ages 8-18) 

Wednesdays 5:40-6:40 pm

Performers in Junior Acting will learn the ins and outs of putting on a show. Students will learn and memorize lines from the script, learn blocking, work on character analysis, and play fun theater games along the way! Our Acting classes help students get in touch with themselves as actors and how to elevate their performance quality. 

 

Senior Acting (Ages 13-18) 

Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm

Required: *Our Senior Acting class is for performers who have had at least one year of theater experience either at VDT, a professional theater company or a school theater department. 

Performers in Senior Acting will learn the ins and outs of putting on a show. Students will learn and memorize lines from the script, learn blocking, work on character analysis, and play fun theater games along the way! Our Acting classes help students get in touch with themselves as actors and how to elevate their performance quality. Our Senior Acting class is for advanced acting performers who really want to develop their performance skills, technique in physicality and in depth backstory. 

 

 

Additional Opportunities...

Audition Technique Privates:

Have you ever wanted a little more help preparing for a theater audition? Our Audition Technique Privates are the perfect fit! These privates are wonderful if a student needs help picking out a monologue, to work on their dance technique or gain helpful tips that every auditioner should know! 

If you are interested, please email VDT and we can set up days/times to have rehearsals that work with your schedule!

 
 
 
Theater Alumni Piece:
Our 8th season was our first season we were able to have a stand alone Theater Recital! To honor this, we created a Theater Alumni Piece to the song 'Louder Than Words' from the acclaimed musical Tick, Tick...Boom! We invited back all past and current theater students to participate in an unforgettable, moving piece to kick off the Theater Recital. This is now a tradition we would love to continue this season!
*All past and present students are eligible to participate*

 

 

 
Here at VELOCITY Dance and Theater, we are all about the performer's individual growth and passion for theater. We intermingle popular shows with creative ideas in each class for students to make it new, challenging and fun!  Hope to see you soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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