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

Classes for Grades 8-12

Teen Acting

Grades

8 – 12

Cost

$245

Offered

Offered Fall and Winter Sessions
Spring session is “Show Time!”

Saturdays, Jan 7 – March 4, 3:30-5:30 pm

WINTER SESSION: We are starting classes one week early to allow for a class cancellation in the event of a snow day.  If there is no snow day, you receive a “bonus” class!

Description

Teen Acting is setting the stage for solid professional acting habits. We start with proper warm-ups, get on our feet with theater games and improv, delve into script analysis and scene preparation, and work to get in tune with our instincts which brings out the truthfulness of acting, all while having tons of FUN in the process.

Every performer is different! We teach various acting techniques to find which one resonates with each actor.  While the primary technique is Meisner Technique, other influences include: Stella Adler, Viola Spolin, Terry Schreiber, The Barrow Group and Stanislavski. Familiar with this scene?  Performers who have taken “Teen Acting” twice will have the option of working on a Shakespeare or Chekhov 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.

West Chester Studio Singers

Grades

5 – 12

Cost

$285

Offered

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

Saturdays, Jan 7 – March 4, 1:30-3:30 pm

WINTER SESSION: We are starting classes one week early to allow for a class cancellation in the event of a snow day.  If there is no snow day, you receive a “bonus” class!

Additional Rehearsals:

Fall session:
Sat. 11/12 & 11/19 at 1:30-3:30 pm
Wed. 11/30 at 4:30-6:30 pm

Winter session:
Tues. 3/7 & 3/14 at 4:30-6:30 pm
Sat. 3/11 at 10:30-12:30 pm

Concerts:

Fall session:
Fri 12/2 at 5:00 pm at the Historical Society

Sat. 12/3 at 2:30 pm at the Solona: 1713 West Chester Pike, east of 352.

Sun. 12/4 at 3:00 pm at the Historical Society.
(Call time is 30 minutes before the concert)

Winter session:
Wed. 3/15 @ 6:00 pm at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street, West Chester Pa.  Call time is 5:30 pm.

Sun. 3/11 at 1:30 pm at the Atria Willistown: 1713 West Chester Pike, east of 352.
(Call time is 30 minutes prior to concert)

Description

It’s time to shine as soloist, and glisten as a group. West Chester Studio Singers create a concert to be performed in and around the West Chester area.  All students will perform a solo in the concert.

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 Teen Acting from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Playing Shakespeare

Grades

6 – 12

Cost

$200

Offered

Offered Fall Session

Spring session is “Show Time!”

Wednesdays,  Sept. 21 – Nov. 9, 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

Offered

Winter Session only

Spring session is “Show Time!”

Wednesday, Jan. 11 – March 8, 6:00-7:30 pm

WINTER SESSION: We are starting classes one week early to allow for a class cancellation in the event of a snow day.  If there is no snow day, you receive a “bonus” class!

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

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 are working with agents and are performing in exciting shows, commercials and films!

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.

* 10% discount code for a 2nd class will be included in your email confirmation after initial registration