Youth Acting: Next Level
Ages 8-13. Our intermediate course for students with experience.
- Started Sep 15Started Sep 15
- 205 US dollars$205
- Purcellville Baptist Church: 601 Yaxley Dr, Purcellville, VA 20132
Ages 8-13*. Prerequisites: Youth Acting: Intro to Theater or equivalent experience. Students are encouraged to take this course more than once, as the curriculum will rotate. If you are not sure which class is best for your student, please contact us to determine the best student placement. Youth Acting: Next Level is designed to build on the work of Youth Acting: Intro to Theater, further developing students’ understanding of movement, voice, staging, and teamwork. The Topic Focus for this course for youth will also rotate semester to semester, so returning students may take it more than once and be challenged with new material, while students taking the course for the first time will fit right in as well. The Topic Focus for Fall 2022 is Characterization. Students will practice crafting unique and memorable characters with fleshed-out motivations, clearly-communicated stakes, plausible backstories, and strong choices. Students will be strongly encouraged to develop these skills through coached monologues. Students will also explore line delivery, eye contact, tablework, and improv, through games, drills, and scenes. Students should expect some take-home work and will participate in an end-of-semester showcase, open to friends and family, to be held the last day of class. *13-year-olds are welcome in either our Youth Acting courses or our more advanced Taking the Stage course for teens, depending on the maturity and experience of the individual student. We encourage 13-year-olds brand new to theater to take our Youth Acting: Intro to Theater course, and students with more exposure to classic texts and on stage experience to level up into our Taking the Stage course, but we are flexible based on the needs of the student. Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM Sept 15 - Nov 17, 2022
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Tuition is due in full upon the first day of class. We are unable to refund missed class time. Registrations may be cancelled with a full refund up until the start of the first class meeting. Registrations cancelled after the first class, but prior to the third class may receive a 50% refund. After the third class meeting, tuition is non-refundable. If a student is dismissed due to violating JTC’s behavior policy, tuition will not be refunded.