fundamentals

PYTv! Fundamentals

Act I: Inspiring the Growing Performer (Grades Pre-K-4)

Don’t let staying home keep your young actor from performing. We are now bringing our signature DRAMA DIVISION classes straight into your living room! Seizing the challenges of the moment, we’ll embrace the camera as a unique creative tool and use this opportunity to fully explore on-screen acting. We’ll introduce the idea of site-specific theatre, turning our own homes into cool, alternative performance spaces. “All the world’s a stage…” and distance won’t keep us from making one together.

Engaging the imagination is at the heart of every PYT experience, and our Fundamentals classes allow students to unlock their unique, theatrical creativity. PYT’s Fundamentals classes help the youngest performers discover how their bodies and voices bring comedic or dramatic situations to life.

BENEFITS:

  • Self-confidence
  • Self-expression
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Friendships

SKILLS EXPLORED:

  • Improvisation
  • Ensemble Building
  • Voice / Breath control
  • Projection
  • Coordination & Balance
  • Stage Presence

Playmakers/ Kinderplay (Ages 3-5) combined classes for this season

Friday:  4:30 – 5:15 PM

or

   Friday:  5:15 – 6:00 PM

The young artist in your family will find inspiration as they explore storybooks through creative drama, movement and art. Creativity and self-expression will spark your young explorer’s imagination as they enter the storybook worlds of fantasy and adventure.  These adventurers will create characters and the world of the story using a multitude of props, costumes and crafts.

Enrich your Experience:  A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness – add PRE-BALLET, INTRO TO JAZZ/TAP, or BEGINNING BALLET.

First Stage and Second Stage (Grades 1 and 2) combined classes for this season

ONE HOUR CLASS

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM

or

Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Jump into the joys of storytelling through dramatic play in a creative environment.  The spotlight shines on the body, the voice, and the imagination in this combined class.  Working with their classmates, young performers explore imaginary worlds, while developing basic skills in character development, movement, and voice. Using theatrical techniques, students will explore stage presence, basic dance techniques, and body coordination.

Drama and Movement classes will switch each week.

 Enrich your Experience:  A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness – add INTRO TO JAZZ/TAP, JAZZ/TAP I, BEGINNING BALLET and/or BALLET I.

Third Stage and Fourth Stage (Grades 3 and 4) combined classes for this season

ONE HOUR CLASS

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM

or

Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Tapping into the excitement of theatre games, creative drama, and music, this class takes students on a high-octane tour through the world of performing arts.  Students will be introduced to scripts using familiar stories, plays, and musicals.  Their journey continues with vocal training, movement techniques, and improvisation.

Drama and Movement classes will switch each week.

Enrich your Experience:  A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness – add JAZZ/TAP I, JAZZ/TAP II, HIP HOP I and/or BALLET I.  The voice is a vital tool for a performer and proper training in singing is important- add PRIVATE or PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS WITH PIANO COMPONENT.

Saturday Drama Sessions

Musical Theatre Jam!  

Grades 1-3:  Saturdays Only: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Grades 4-6:  Saturdays Only: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Fall Session (Shrek):  September 19th– November 7th

Winter Session (Annie):  January 9th – February 27th

Spring Session (Willy Wonka):  March 6th – May 1st

(8 weeks each)

Delve into the world of musical theatre in these intensive sessions!  Your favorite songs, scenes and characters come to life in Musical Theatre Jam!  Over the course 8 weeks, students will experience classes in acting, singing and dancing, plus master classes on a variety of subjects, helping to bring the modern American musical to life.  Our emphasis will be on the wonderful world of body, mind, voice and imagination.  Children will perform in an end-of-the-session “sharing.”  Students may pair these sessions with any of the applicable Stages classes.

Enrich your Experience (Grades 1-3):  A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness – add INTRO TO JAZZ/TAP, JAZZ/TAP I, BEGINNING BALLET and/or BALLET I.

 Enrich you Experience (Grades 4-6):  A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness – add JAZZ/TAP II, BALLET I, HIP HOP I and/or JAZZ/TAP I. The voice is a vital tool for a performer and proper training in singing is important – add PRIVATE or PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS WITH PIANO COMPONENT.