The Cultural Park Theater Educational Department offers a full range of classes for students interested in pursuits in acting, musical theater, theatrical design, and technical theater. Our production program is supported by our remodeled 184 seat Theater. Additionally, our faculty provide a disciplined, practical, and supportive environment for the cultivation of theatrical skills. At our theater, students of all ages may pursue training tailored to their level of interest and expertise.
Cultural Park has provided some of the best theater classes the region for over 30 years. We know a class experience should be much more than just filling time and having fun. We stress education in the performing arts for each class and each level of each of our classes whether you are here for the first time or returning to continue to develop your skills.
We hope that you take a moment to browse the courses that we offer. Please feel free to call if you have any questions. Registration started August 1 and is open now and classes begin in early September. If you register for both fall and winter session classes today and save $10.00 on your winter class!
Make this fall an exciting time of creative exploration, spending time with best friends, or making new friends.
BROADWAY BABIES – Ages 4 to 7
This class introduces young children to the joys of musical theatre, using drama games and role playing children will be taught how to perform in front of an audience and create believable characters. The class culminates in a production at the end of the class.
Starting September 14 – Saturdays for 8 weeks – $85
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS – Ages 7 to 16
This fun filled class introduces beginning and furthers advanced students in musical theatre. Students will focus on voice inflection, facial interpretation as they work together to create a character. This class is taught multi-level. It is not necessary to be an experienced singer, dancer or actor to participate in this fun and exciting class, so sign up have fun and dream of the big lights.
Starting September 11 – Wednesdays for 11 weeks – $105
ADULT ACTING CLASSES
You’ve been asking for a great acting class; here it is! These interactive classes are designed to challenge your current acting abilities helping to further develop and enhance your skills through training, practice, and learning to take direction effectively. Exercises will include warm-ups, drama games, vocalization, monologues, and improvisation! Together we will explore:
- Theatrical Terminology (In the theater, it’s actually good to cheat!)
- Stage Movement & Using Your Body to Communicate
- Sensory Awareness – Making the Invisible Visible
- Emotional Memory – Allowing the audience an intimate glimpse of your soul
- Various Acting Techniques – What works best for you?
Come and explore your talent, build your confidence, and develop your acting ability!
Class meets on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 for eight weeks starting Sept. 9, $75.00 per student.
Advanced Adult Acting
This class is designed for student actors with some prior class or stage experience who wish to further explore the craft of acting through the use of monologues and scenes from contemporary and classic writers. Building on the principles introduced in our Adult Acting Class, emphasis is on character development and preparing for production. The goal of the class is that everyone achieves a deeper insight into their own unique knowledge of the acting experience.
Classes Start September 12, from 5:30 till 7:30 and continue for 10 weeks. Tuition $85.
BROADWAY SONG AND DANCE CLASSES
This class will consist of beginner basic dance steps and terminology. The class will begin with a 20 minute warm up, 20 minutes of jazz movements, ballet positions, across the floor moves and 20 minutes of basic tap steps. This is to enhance the students’ dance ability during stage performances. The class will conclude with a dance routine taught throughout the 10 weeks.
This class is intended for individuals age 10 through young adult. Dress required is jazz shoes of any kind and comfortable clothes.
Pricing: $75.00 for 1-hour class beginning September 10 and running for 10 weeks.