FST School: Teen (Ages 13-18)

 


The Florida Studio Theatre School is dedicated to nurturing the individual creativity of youth. We see children not just as individuals, but as creative individuals. From the beginning student to the serious performer, the FST School is a program designed to advance the young actor in classes of acting, music, dance and improvisation.

Upon completion of the 4-year program, actors will possess a professional understanding of the theatre which includes a solid acting method, stage technique and professional performance opportunities. In addition, the students will involve themselves in the entire creative process, from writing to playmaking.  Whether your interest is to explore personal creativity and confidence, or serious training in the theatre, you will find your child's artistic home in Florida Studio Theatre's School.

FST School offers teen classes for children ages 13 to 17 year-round, including Summer Camp. To read about our instructors, click here.


Scholarships

One third of the children attending workshops, Summer camps and children's performances are doing so on full or partial scholarship.  This provides for a diverse mix of participants in all of the education activities at FST.  Anyone can give a scholarship to a child in need by sponsoring one particular child in a particular class or by contributing to the Children's Scholarship Fund including the Dana Helfrich Memorial Scholarship.

For information on contributing to the Children's Scholarship Fund contact Pamela Smith at (941) 366-1350.

Supporters

Florida Studio Theatre's Education and WRITE A PLAY Programs are supported in part by the following businesses, foundations and government entities:

Blue Star Families
BMO Harris Bank
The Chautauqua Institution
The Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation
Elno Family Foundation
Eluned and Edward Russell Charitable Trust
Embracing Our Differences
Manatee Community Foundation
The Patterson Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Sarasota Sister Cities Association
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County
The Shubert Foundation
Theatre Communications Group
Wells Fargo Foundation

Thank you for your continued support

Interested in becoming a supporter of our WRITE A PLAY, Education, or Intern program? Contact Melody Mora-Shihadeh, Director of Individual Giving at 941-366-9017 x 326 or by email at [email protected]

 

2018-2019 FST School: Teen Schedule

Session I: September 9, 2019 - November 2, 2019
Session II: November 4, 2019 - January 18, 2020 (No Classes November 25 - 30 and December 23 - January 4)
Session III: January 20, 2020-  March 14, 2020 (No Classes March 18 - 23)
Session IV: March 23, 2020 - May 16, 2020


Teen Improvisation  |  Ages 13-17

Write, rehearse and perform sketch comedy and improvisation games. KKC will perform in front of a live audience. Utilize acting and movement in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will enhance their imaginations and physicality through improvisation. An intensive program for students with previous training.

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session OR get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning September 11  |  Enroll

SESSION II
Wednesdays, Beginning November 6  |  Enroll

SESSION III
Wednesdays, Beginning January 22  |  Enroll

SESSION IV
Wednesdays, Beginning March 25  |  Enroll


Write and Perform  |  Ages 13-17

For students with a love of storytelling, explore characters and relationships while strengthening acting technique and improving writing skills. Students will develop, write, and perform scenes and short plays. 

Mondays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $399/16 week session OR get both sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 9  |  Enroll

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 20  |  Enroll


Teen Musical Theatre  |  Ages 13-17

Rehearse and perform an original one-act musical. Strengthen performance technique, utilizing acting, dancing and singing. Develop character and relationships with an ensemble. Build self-image and self-esteem, enhancing mind, voice, imagination and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. An intensive program for students with previous training. Culminates in a final performance.

Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes 

Wednesdays, Beginning September 11  |  Enroll


Advanced Teen Acting: Perform a Play  |  Ages 13-18

Investigate the depth and challenge of a complete play. Collaborate with FST teaching artists to develop, rehearse and perform an original one-act piece. Strengthen performance technique and acting skills by developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. An intensive program for students with previous training. Culminates in a final performance.


Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Fee: $597 for 24 classes 

Tuesdays, Beginning September 10  |  Enroll


Acting for Teens  |  Ages 13-17

Learn and reinforce improvisation skills in a lively and creative environment. Learn how to be present in the moment. This class encourages expression of individual creativity and authenticity through a variety of improvisation exercises.

Mondays OR Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session OR get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 9  |  Enroll
Tuesdays, Beginning September 10  |  Enroll

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 4  |  Enroll
Tuesdays, Beginning November 5  |  Enroll

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 20  |  Enroll
Tuesdays, Beginning January 21  |  Enroll

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 23  |  Enroll
Tuesdays, Beginning March 24  |  Enroll


Kids Komedy Club  |  Ages 10-17

Write, rehearse and perform sketch comedy and improvisation games. KKC will perform in front of a live audience. Utilize acting and movement in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will enhance their imaginations and physicality through improvisation. An intensive program for students with previous training.

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Thursdays, Beginning September 12  |  Enroll 


Teen Ambassador Program  |  Ages 12-17

The Teen Ambassador Program serves as a volunteer program dedicated to young people who are looking to be involved in the operation and events revolving around a nationally recognized arts organization. These teens will be ambassadors/representatives of FST and receive volunteer hours. Teen Ambassadors will be invited to dress rehearsals of shows at Florida Studio Theatre, receive a minimum of 3 volunteer hours each month, and engage in master classes, backstage tours, conversations with guest speakers, and meet and greets with professionals in career tracks connected to the arts.  

Dates and Times Vary
Fee: $250 Membership Fee

Enroll



Young Performers Company  |  Ages 13-18

Through Master Classes and Intensives with Broadway veterans and professional artists, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a life in theatre. This group will have every opportunity to learn all the professional theatre world has to offer including Acting the Song, Script Analysis, Song Interpretation, Classical Acting, Speech and Text, Resumes, Headshots, Agents, and the Business of Theatre. Beginning July 2019.

Audition Required. Sign up for an audition slot by emailing Christine Hopkins at [email protected].


Private Coaching
Schedule an intensive workshop with an FST Professional and focus on a specific skill including Acting, Improv, Audition Prep, New Play Development, Vocal Coaching, Monologue Coaching, and more!

Call Pamela Smith for more details at (941) 366-1350 or via email at  [email protected].

 

2018-2019 FST School: Teen Schedule

Session I: September 10, 2018 - November 3, 2018
Session II: November 5, 2018 - January 9, 2019 (No Classes November 19 - 24 and December 24 - January 5)
Session III: January 21, 2019 -  March 16, 2019 (No Classes March 18 - 23)
Session IV: March 25, 2019 - May 18, 2019


Kids Komedy Club, Lakewood Ranch | Ages 10-17

Write, rehearse and perform a sketch comedy and improv show! KKC Lakewood Ranch will perform in front of  live audience at the completion of the 8-week session. They will meet weekly on Tuesdays to rehearse, build the show, and learn new performance techniques. Utilize acting, movement and singing skills in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will enhance their imaginations and physicality through improvisation.

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Fee: $199/session
 

SESSION IV
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL
 

Medieval Fantasy Improv | Ages 10-17

Celebrating some of the most popular literary genres of our time, experience Medieval Fantasy worlds inspired by Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft and more! Take a journey through the Middle Ages and explore Medieval history beginning with its characters—Kings, Queens, Elves, Dragons, Warriors—and travel through settings—dungeons, castles, forests, and villages. Students will learn improv techniques such as using a strong voice, collaborating with others, confidence to further build out their characters, and ways to physicalize a story. Taught by Director of Improvisation, Will Luera, participants will go on a journey through the real and fantasy worlds of the Middle Ages! 

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Fee: $199/session 

SESSION IV
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL
 

Private Coaching | All Ages

Schedule an intensive workshop with an FST Professional and focus on a specific skill including Acting, Improv, Audition Prep, New Play Development, Vocal Coaching, Monologue Coaching, and more!

Dates and Times Vary  |  Fee: $70/one-hour session  |  ENROLL
 

To read about our instructors, click here. To enroll today contact Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at 941-366-1350 or by email at [email protected].

 

 

Teen Summer Camps | Ages 13-17
Teen Performing Arts Camp (3 Weeks) | Ages 13-17
Theatre for the young adult with a concentration in acting, improvisation, voice, and movement. The class focuses on exploration of characters, developing truth onstage, and building the individual expression of every participant. Culminates in a final performance on the last day of class for families and friends.


Fee: $475/session 

SESSION I
May 28 - June 13: 10:15AM-3:15PM |  ENROLL  
*Class is Monday – Friday, with the exception of no camp on Monday, May 27th - Final performance on Thursday, June 13

SESSION II
July 22 - August 8: 10:15AM-3:15PM |  ENROLL 
*Class is Monday - Friday - Final performance on Thursday, August 8
 

Young Performers Company (3 Weeks) | Ages 13-17
Theatre for the young adult with a concentration in acting, improvisation, voice, and movement. The class focuses on exploration of characters, developing truth onstage, and building the individual expression of every participant. Culminates in a final performance on the last day of class for families and friends.


Fee: $475/session 

SESSION I
July 1 - July 19: 10AM-4PM |  ENROLL 
*Performances take place on July 19 & 20 
 

Young Performers Company WRITES (1 Week) | Ages 13-17
A special program that works in conjunction with our VIP Camp. Over the course of this three week session, students will devise and perform a sketch comedy show. They will be encouraged to develop memorable characters and collaborate with their fellow actors. Students from FST’s VIP Camp for individuals with mental and physical disabilities will participate in the final production. YPC students will meet for one week before being joined by the VIP students in the afternoons.


Fee: $150/session 

SESSION I
June 24 - 28: 10AM-2PM |  ENROLL 

Teen Improvisation (1 Week) | Ages 13-17
Have your teen join the fun and spontaneous world of improv! The Teen Improvisation workshop builds and challenges improvisational skills in a supportive and spirited environment. Students will perform an open class revue of original improvised scenes on FST’s Cabaret stage.


Fee: $150/session 

SESSION I
June 17 - 20: 10AM-2:15PM |  ENROLL *Session I is 4 days: Monday - Thursday

Teen Broadway Camp: From "Hamilton" to Shakespeare (4 Days) | Ages 13-17
Open to Broadway lovers of all levels, students will learn the fundamentals of performance and discover skills necessary to be a “Triple Threat.” Teaching Artists with professional performance backgrounds will lead teens through Master Classes. Culminates with an open class for families and friends.


Fee: $150/session 

SESSION I
June 17 - 20: 2:30PM-5:30PM |  ENROLL  *Session I is 4 days: Monday - Thursday
 

Youth Summer Camps | Ages 4-12
Summer camps are also available for students ages 4-12.
Little Theatre: Full Session (3 Weeks) | Ages 4-6
Encourage your little one to get creative this summer! A camp experience dedicated to the exploration of storytelling, songs, and creative play for our youngest artists. This class emphasizes acting and includes music and dance. Culminates in a final performance for families and friends. Pre-K prerequisite.
 
Fee: $330/session 
 

SESSION I
June 3 - 21: 9AM- 1PM |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
July 1 - 19: 9AM- 1PM |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
July 22 - August 9: 9AM- 1PM |  ENROLL 
 

Little Theatre: The Plays The Thing Introduction Week (1 Week) | Ages 4-6
A taste of Little Theatre for families seeking a shorter commitment. A camp experience dedicated to the exploration of ensemble games, creative play, and confidence-building activities for our youngest artists. This class emphasizes acting and includes music and dance. Culminates in an open class for families and friends. Pre-K prerequisite.


Fee: $125/session 

SESSION I
May 28 - 31: 9AM- 1:15PM |  ENROLL  *Session I is 4 days

SESSION II
June 24 - 28: 9AM- 1PM |  ENROLL

Children's Performing Arts Camp (3 Weeks) | Ages 7-12
FST’s original and most popular camp experience for over 30 years! Through FST’s signature acting method, students will build acting, voice, improvisation, and dance skills in a spirited and supportive environment. The experience focuses on the individual expression of each child while developing truth on stage and skills to utilize in their everyday lives. This class culminates in a final performance. Students enrolled in Sessions I, II, or III can participate in a complimentary Special Music class, focusing on learning vocal pieces, at 9AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Fee: $475/session 

SESSION I
June 3 - 21: 10AM- 3PM |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
July 1 - 19: 10AM- 3PM |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
July 22 - August 8: 10AM- 3PM |  ENROLL 
 

Intro To Theatre: All The World's A Stage (1 Week) | Ages 7-12
A taste of FST’s summer program for families seeking a shorter commitment! This one-week camp offers an introduction to FST programming through ensemble and improvisation games, playful exercises, and movement activities. The session includes acting, improvisation, and dance with a final open class for families and friends.


Fee: $150/session 

SESSION I
May 21 - 31: 9AM- 2:15PM |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
June 24 - 28: 9AM- 2PM |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
July 22 - 26: 9AM- 2PM |  ENROLL 

Payment Policy

A $75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required in order to register.  The balance will be due 1 month prior to the start of the session.  If your balance in not received by the due date, your registration will default.  At that time, we will notify you and open the spot to other interested students.

If you have to withdraw after classes have begun, NO REFUND will be given.

You may enroll online by paying in full (the first $75 is NON-REFUNDABLE). To register with your $75 deposit, send an email to Pamela Smith. You will be contacted directly.

Please Note: If you are registering for multiple sessions online, please complete a separate transaction for each session. During the ticketing session, your class may be referred to as a performance. This is normal - please continue. If you do not receive a confirmation email or phone call within 48 hours, contact us directly at (941) 366-1350 to verify your enrollment.

If you have any problems registering, don't hesitate to contact our Education Administrator Pamela Smith directly at (941) 366-1350.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

The programs at Florida Studio Theatre are available to everyone. Scholarships and financial aid are available based upon financial need. For a scholarship application please contact:

Pamela Smith   |   Education Administrator
(941) 366-1350 - Education Office
www.floridastudiotheatre.org
E-mail: [email protected]