The Studio @ MCA - High School Classes

All Classes will begin virtually in January and will move to a live setting with virtual options when it is both safe and appropriate. Live classes will be limited in size and placement in those classes will prioritize those students who began with the virtual classes.

  

The Studio@Mainstage Center for the Arts 
  

Dance,Acting,Film,
& Musical Theatre Classes

for High School Age Students

DANCE  

THEATRE/MUSIC 

BALLET  TECHNIQUE  OPEN   
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up  
Wednesdays   6:00-7:00 
Ballet is the foundation of  many
dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance,
self-discipline, and self-confidence.

 

SELF TAPE AUDITION TECHNIQUES  
Teacher: Deckonti Tiah
Ages: 11 – High School         
Mondays 5:15 – 6:15

Whether it is for live stage, commercialsfilm or a performing arts college, Self Tape auditions are used in EVERY field.  Students in this class will learn how to prepare and produce the best product.  
Students will also be given the exciting opportunity to work on scenes and audition sides from the latest television shows, movies, and commercials as well as original content.  Get in step with the times and be prepared for a new style of auditioning. 

JAZZ /CONTEMPORARY OPEN 
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up  
Wednesdays. 7:15 – 8:15 

Jazz dance is an exploration of style, music and presentation. Contemporary adds a further musical and emotional expression with a strong focus on modern techniques. Musicality, body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography are included in this combination class.

  

MUSICAL THEATRE  
PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOPS
Ages: 12 – 18 

VOCAL FOCUS –
Thursdays  6:00 – 7:00     
Teacher: Megan Ruggles

DANCE FOCUS –
Thursdays   7:15 – 8:15     
Teacher: Lindsay Deal

From preparing an audition to adding repertoire, or just learning new tools, this class focuses students on sharpening and developing musical performance skills. It is designed to allow the student to learn from weekly one-on-one work as well as from watching other students. Each month,  students will be assigned a new song to work on for class which will be coached in a masterclass setting (aka zoom). On select months, we will have them themed toward  a specific musical theatre genre.

TAP TECHNIQUE OPEN LEVEL  
Teacher: Roberta Curless
Ages: 8 and up  
Mondays     7:00 – 8:00
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound.  Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.  The class will  focus on the style of Rhythm Tap. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL ACTING
Teacher:  Ian Kimble
Ages: High School  
Tuesdays    6:15 – 7:15

Actors will meet weekly to expand upon the skills they’ve learned and study new forms of performance methods. Scene study will be an early focus, leading to character work and world-building techniques. We will have a focus on new media forms of performance as well as the individual performance with the desired result being a stronger ability to make interesting choices quickly. All of these skills will benefit the actors in auditions as well as on stage or on the set.  

PRIVATE LESSONS   

We also offer private lessons in Voice, Acting, Guitar, and Piano.    
Click here for more information.
     
https://mainstage.org/performing-arts-academy/voice/      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Click this link to register for the class(es) of your choice.

https://mainsage.wufoo.com/forms/z1kgb6pw09l59z2/

 

Studio email address:  Thestudio@mainstage.org

 

 

AT A GLANCE