ALL YOUTH CLASSES COVER AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
* Foundations of Theatre
Stage Movement * Projecting Voice * Speaking Clearly and Effectivly
* Theatre Games and Improvisation
Developing Characters * Props & Costumes * Comedy and Drama * Partnering & Group Dynamics
* Life Skills
Compromise and Working Cooperatively * Listening * Public Speaking * Confidence Builders
* Technical Theatre
Set Decoration and Design * Lighting and Sound * Directing * Costuming * Prop Building * Makeup
Special Effects * Stage Combat
* Musical Theatre
Focus is on The Young Actor's Approach to musical theatre (no one is forced to sing!) Choreography/Movement * Vocal Class options * Exploring different musical styles and genres
*On Stage EVERY week
Scenes from Scripts * Monologues * Classics & Fairy Tales * Ten-Minute Theatre and One-Acts Original Playwriting * Video * Commercials * Interviews
* Performance Opportunities
In-House One Act Nights * Staged Readings * Coffee-House Nights * Karaoke/Improv. Family Nights Annual HATT’S OFF Presentation * Jukebox Cabaret * Opportunity to audition for The HATTBox Players
* One-On-One Attention
Individual Interests, Personalities & Special Needs are taken into account by all instructors. We have a very high success rate of integrating all students' learning styles into our classes and performances. Instead of pointing out that anyone is "different", in classes we emphasize the idea that everyone is different in someway, and that is how it is supposed to be and that is just fine.
Not everyone learns the same way, so our instructors have the autonomy to present material in the manner that best suits not only each class, but each student as well.
Our theatre is not a franchise with canned lesson plans. Nor do we populate each class with 30 to 40 kids. We know that each student comes to us for various reasons. Some may wish to audition and perform at school, church, or in theatres. Some need to develop social skills in a creative and nurturing environment. For others, the idea of getting up in front of people is terrifying, so building the skills to be an effective speaker is vitally important.
Our goal has always been to provide a professional, but VERY fun environment in which all can gain various performance and every day skills that they can take with them out into the world, facing any challenges, whatever they may be, with confidence and poise.