Best of the Main Line 2015 - West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts

Classes for Grades 5-7

Creative Acting II

Grades: 5 – 7

Cost: $200

Class Offered: Fall & Winter Sessions
                         Spring session is “Show Time!”

Winter: Saturdays,  Jan. 13 –  Mar. 3, 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Description

Time to take improvisation and acting to the next level.  Using improv games and scripted scene work, students will discover their potential as an actor through the innovative techniques of Meisner, Adler and Stanislavski.  Students learn to find their objective in a scene, how to build a character, as well as how to analyze a script.  Concludes with a showcased scene.

Invest in more learning and receive a 10% discount* on second class. On Saturdays, consider also joining West Chester Studio Singers from 1:30-3:30 pm.  Bring a lunch and enjoy it with friends in between classes.

West Chester Studio Singers

Grades: 5 – 12

Cost: $285

Class Offered: Fall & Winter Sessions
                         Spring session is “Show Time!”

Winter: Saturdays,  Jan. 13 –  Mar. 3, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Performers will perform at the 1st WCStudio @ Uptown! Children’s Gala on March 17 from 1:00-4:00 pm.  SAVE The DATE!

Additional Rehearsals:
Winter:
Sat. 3/10 1:30-3:30 pm
Sun. 3/11 1:30-3:30 pm
Tues. 3/13 6:00-8:00 pm (tentative)
Fri. 3/16 4:30-6:30 pm

Concerts:
Winter:
Mar. 17 1:00 pm (call time is 12:30 pm)

Description

It’s time to shine as a soloist, and glisten as a group. In the West Chester Studio Singers performers develop healthy singing habits and discover how to interpret a song.  All students will perform a solo in the December concerts.

Every performer receives individual vocal and acting instruction with our Musical Director, as well as with Therese Walden-Murphy.  All classes and concerts will be accompanied by our Musical Director.

Invest in more learning and receive a 10% discount* on second class. On Saturdays, consider also joining Creative Acting II from 11:30-1:00 pm.  Bring a lunch and enjoy it with friends in between classes.

Playing Shakespeare

Grades: 6 – 12

Cost: $200

Class Offered: Fall & Winter Sessions

Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 17 –  Mar. 7, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Description

Discover the fun side of Shakespeare, also known as The Bard.  Discover how Shakespeare made audiences laugh. We will take Shakespeare scenes, break them down so you understand them and put the scene “on its  feet”.  Students learn to find their objectives in a scene, how to build a Shakespeare character, as well as analyze the scene.  Concludes with a Scene Showcase.

Page to the Stage

Grades: 6 – 12

Cost: $200

Class Offered: Fall & Winter Sessions

Winter: Wednesdays,  Jan. 17 – Mar. 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Description

We will take the art of storytelling by breaking down the playwrights’ writing process in a fun, educational and collaborative way.  Students will work collectively and independently to develop their own original characters.  The class will culminate in the staging of their work.  All students will have the opportunity to perform a monologue and in a scene.

Professional Youth Program

Grades: 6 – 12

Winter: Mondays,  Jan. 8 – Mar. 12, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Auditions: Dec. tbd, 6:00-8:00 pm. Performers should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue which they can connect to.

To arrange an audition: email Therese at: therese@westchesterstudio.com and request an audition time. If you prefer a specific day and approximate time please let us know what will work best for your schedule.  We will try to accommodate your request.

Description

Is your performer thinking of becoming a professional performer?  If so, our Professional Youth Program is the perfect place for them.  Discover what the industry is like, how to get an agent, meet casting directors, and how to get a hired with or without an agent.  Work with Professional Actors to develop Acting for the Camera Techniques, Improvisation Skills, and Monologues to audition with.

Many of our Professional Youth Program alumni have signed with casting agents and are performing in exciting shows and commercials!

Uptown Singers

Grades: 6 – 12

Cost: $295

Class Offered: Fall and Winter

Winter: Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 13, 6:00-8:00 pm

Extra Rehearsals:
Sunday Mar. 11, time: TBA
Friday Mar 16, time: TBA

Concerts:
Feb. 19, 12:30 pm (Call time: 12:00 pm)
March 17, 1:00 pm (Call time: 12:30 pm)
Additional Concerts: TBA

Auditions: Dec. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm. Performers should prepare one song which highlights their vocal strength and ability to interpret a song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in your desired key.

To arrange an audition: email Therese at: therese@westchesterstudio.com for an audition time. Please let us know the day and approximate time that works best for your schedule.  We will try our best to accommodate requests.

Description

Tired of just taking class?  In this class performers will create a cabaret style show and performed it at various locations in and around West Chester.  The Uptown Singers is designed to continue strengthening those performers who have been working on their voice and song interpretation.  All performers in the group will sing solo’s, duets, and group numbers as well as have a part in creating the show.

Spring Shows

Grades: 3 – 12

Description

Put all your training to the test in the Spring session and audition for our Spring Shows.  We rehearse two shows, one for Elementary/Middle School students and one for Middle/High School students.  We choose shows that give every performer an opportunity to shine on stage, build confidence, and try out new acting and singing skills on stage in a production directed by Professionals.

* Discount Code for a 2nd class will be included in your email confirmation after initial registration