THEATER CLASSES

 
 

 

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OUR

2024 SUMMER THEATER CAMPS AND SESSION I THEATER CLASSES!

Please click on our 'REGISTER NOW!' Page to sign up!

JUNE

DISNEY DANCE DAYS (June 10th – 14th):

Learn a magical dance number to a classic Disney musical song! From The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and more! These are drop-in style classes, so you can register for one class or the entire camp! Students will perform the dance they learned in class that day at the end for any family who’d like to see!

Ages 7 – 9 (10:00 am – 10:30 am)

Ages 10 – 12 (10:30 am – 11:00 am)

A minimum of two students per day.

A maximum of fourteen students per day.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CAMP WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH

 

 

CREATIVE PLAYWRITING (June 24th – 28th):

*Students must attend all five days in order to participate*

Students will get to write, cast classmates, and direct their own show! They will also be the actors in their fellow classmates’ shows. Students will get the opportunity to pick out costumes, construct any prop/set pieces that are needed, play fun theater games and creative writing games!

Ages 10 – 18 (2:00 – 4:00 pm)

A minimum of three students.

A maximum of six students.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CAMP WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST

 

 

JULY

BROADWAY DANCE DAYS (July 8th – 12th):

Learn a fabulous dance number to a classic Broadway musical song! From Hamilton, Six, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and more! These are drop-in style classes, so you can register for one class or the entire camp! Students will perform the dance they learned in class that day at the end for any family who’d like to see!

Ages 7 – 9 (10:00 am – 10:30 am)

Ages 10 – 12 (10:30 am – 11:00 am)

Ages 13 – 18 (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

A minimum of two students per day.

A maximum of fourteen students per day.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CAMP WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JULY 5TH

 

PROP MAKING (July 22nd – 24th):

*Students must attend all three days in order to participate*

Students will learn all about the different aspects of making props for theater. Painting, glueing, fabric cutting, designing and more! At the end of the camp, students will take home all of their props that they have made.

Ages 8 – 14 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

A minimum of two students.

A maximum of twelve students.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CAMP WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH

 

THEATER AUDITIONING TIPS (July 25th & 26th):

*Students must attend both days in order to participate*

Students will learn all about the different aspects of auditioning for theater. How to pick out a monologue, how to present yourself at auditions, how to make a resume, how to pick up choreography and more!

Ages 8 – 12 (10:00 am – 10:45 am)

Ages 13 – 18 (10:45 am – 11:30 am)

A minimum of two students.

A maximum of twelve students.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CAMP WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH

 

 

 
Session I Theater runs mid August - mid December
Session II Theater runs January - first weekend of June
 

Registration for 2024 Session I Theater Classes is now OPEN!

Classes start the week of August 12th

Scroll through to see all the theater shows!

Registration will close for Junior Musical Theater, Senior Musical Theater, Junior Acting and Senior Acting on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH! 

Registration will close for Creative Playwriting on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH!

 

Please keep in mind that we are happy to work with students' schedules if they are involved in other fall activities! Whether it’s arriving late, leaving early or missing a few classes – we’re happy to work with you and your child on them being able to do all activities, including VDT! Please just let us know! 
 

Junior Musical Theater (Ages 7-12) – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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!*

Based on the smash hit Disney animated feature, Broadway musical and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. 

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 and memorize lines, learn dances, learn songs if they would like to sing, block scenes, help create prop and set pieces, as well as play fun theater games! 

The performances will be at our studio on MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH & MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH. 

Students must be available for the two performances in order to participate!

The first two Mondays (August 12th & 19th) are getting-to-know-you style classes. Students will learn fun things from the show such as dance combos, readings and creating prop pieces! On Monday, August 26th, students will audition for roles in class and find out the roles they get the following week in class.

Minimum of 8 students

Maximum of 15 students

 

 

Senior Musical Theater (Ages 12-18) - ANASTASIA

Wednesdays 4:45-5:45 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!*

Based on the beloved animated movie, Anastasia is both a heartwarming and heart-wrenching dive into one of history’s biggest unanswered questions: what happened to Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov? Set amidst the turmoil of the Russian revolution with the Bolshevik regime on the rise, Anya, an amnesiac orphan stranded in what was once the Russian capital, St. Petersburg, is on a quest to rediscover her past which she believes lies in Paris. 

 

Performers will learn the ins and outs of putting on a show. This includes learning dance numbers and memorizing lines, learn songs if they'd like to sing, fun theater exercise games and even behind the scenes work of creating prop pieces! 

The performances will be at our studio on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

Students must be available for the two performances in order to participate!

The first two Wednesdays (August 14th & 21st) are getting-to-know-you style classes. Students will learn fun things from the show such as dance combos, readings and creating prop pieces! On Wednesday, August 28th students will audition for roles in class and find out the roles they get the following week in class.

Minimum of 6 students

Maximum of 14 students

 

 

Junior Acting (Ages 8-18) – DELIVERY 51

Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 pm

It’s an ordinary delivery night for our two pizza delivery workers until they get an order for a very peculiar address…Area 51? What started as an ordinary night of delivering pizza turned into a whirlwind of discovering government secrets, odd scientists, and perhaps coming face to face with unknown lifeforms who have a craving for pizza! This out of this world original written comedy is full of heart, unique characters and an unforgettable journey.

 

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. 

The performances will be at our studio on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Students must be available for the two performances in order to participate!

The first two Wednesdays (August 14th & 21st) are getting-to-know-you style classes. Students will learn fun things from the show such as character walks, readings and creating prop pieces! On Wednesday, August 28th students will audition for roles in class and find out the roles they get the following week in class.

Minimum of 4 students

Maximum of 10 students

 
 
 

Senior Acting (Ages 13-18) – THE OUTSIDERS 

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. 

*This is a male role heavy show – so male identifying actors are encouraged to register! If we do not get enough male identifying actors enrolled, female identifying actors will have to be okay portraying a male/or have their role gender bent to be female*

The Outsiders, based off of S.E. Hinton’s novel, is a searing story of real kids in real situations with real consequences seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy. Set in the 1960s, territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids — the Socs — and Ponyboy’s tough, underprivileged “greaser” family and friends are just a part of life. But even in the midst of urban gang warfare, somehow Ponyboy can’t forget a short poem that speaks to their fragile young lives. This heroic story of belonging, friendship, and maintaining hope in the face of struggle is a powerful reminder of what young people encounter every day. 

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. Senior Acting is for performers who are serious about their training as actors who really want to dive deep into their characters, learn acting techniques and work on the dramatic side of acting.

The performances will be at our studio on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH & THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

Students must be available for the two performances in order to participate!

The first two Thursdays (August 15th & 22nd) are getting-to-know-you style classes. Students will learn fun things from the show such as character walks, readings and creating prop pieces! On Thursday, August 29th students will audition for roles in class and find out the roles they get the following week in class.

Minimum of 8 students

Maximum of 12 students

 

Creative Playwriting (Ages 10-18) 

Thursdays 6:00-6:45 pm

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. 

Their shows will be performed the last day of class which will be THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH. 

Students must be available this day in order to participate! 

(Lines do NOT have to be memorized for this class!)

Minimum of 3 students

Maximum of 6 students

 

 

Junior Musical Theater (Ages 7-12) – PETER PAN): 

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. 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 and memorize lines, learn dances, learn songs if they would like to sing, block scenes, help create prop and set pieces, as well as play fun theater games!

The performances will be at our studio on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH Students must be available for the two performances in order to participate!

The first two Saturdays (August 17th & 24th) are getting-to-know-you style classes. Students will learn fun things from the show such as dance combos, readings and creating prop pieces! On Saturday, August 31st, students will audition for roles in class and find out the roles they get the following week in class. Minimum of 6 students Maximum of 13 students

Ages 10 – 18 (2:00 – 4:00 pm)

A minimum of three students.

A maximum of six students.

 

 

Specialty Opportunities: 

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!
 

 

 
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!
 

 

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!

 
 

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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