Teen Workshops (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 Teen Workshop Schedule

Session I: Sept. 10 - Nov. 3
Session II: Nov. 5 - Jan. 19 (No Classes Nov. 19 - 24 and Dec. 24 - Jan. 5)
Session III: Jan. -  March 16 (No Classes March 18 - 23)
Session IV: March 25 - May 18


Musical Theatre Boot Camp  |  Ages 7-14

Open to Musical Theatre lovers of all levels, students will learn the fundamentals of performing a musical theatre piece and discover the basics of being a “triple threat”—an actor, singer, and dancer. Each student will work with professional Teaching Artists on a solo piece while exploring staged movement and how to act a song. This class culminates with an open class musical revue.

Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginnning September 13  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL 


Musical Theatre  |  Ages 7-14

Rehearse and perform an original one-act musical. Strengthen performance technique, utilizing acting, dancing, and singing. Develop character and relationship with an ensemble. Build self-image and self-esteem, enhancing mind, voice, imagaination, and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. This class culminates in a final performance.

Mondays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM & Wednesdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $698 for 48 classes

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL 


Kids Komedy Club  |  Ages 10-18

Write, rehearse, and perform sketch comedy and improvisation games. KKC will perform in front of a live audience for selected performances. Utilize acting, movement, and singing skills in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will  depth and challenege of developing a complete play. Collaborate with FST teaching artists to create, rehearse, and perform an original one-act piece. An intensive training program for students with previous training from the FST School. This class culminates in a final performance. 

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

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 


Write and Perform  |  Ages 13-18

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/session or get both sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL 


Acting for Teens  |  Ages 13-17

Learn the building blocks of a solid acting technique, utilizing mind, voice and body to communicate emotion. Become comfortable in front of an audience and enhance imagination through improvisation.

Mondays or Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Mondays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL 
Wednesdays, Beginning September 12  | ENROLL *

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 5  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL 

*Takes place at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas (10715 Rodeo Drive #8, Sarasota, FL 34202)


 

Steam Punk Improv Workshop  |  Ages 13-18

Originating in the 19th century Victorian Age, Steam Punk has become a movement in today's culture. Take a journey through time and explore the history of Steam Punk beginning with its characters- Aviators, Scientists, and Adventurers- and moving through the settings- the Old West, aboard ships and hot air balloons, and in early cities such as post-Revolutionary War New York. 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 adventures through Steam Punk worlds of yesterday and today! 


Thursdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning  March 28  |  ENROLL 


Teen Improvisation  |  Ages 12-17

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.

Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/session or buy 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning September 12  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Wednesdays, Beginning November 14  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Wednesdays, Beginning January 23  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Wednesdays, Beginning March 27  |  ENROLL 


Teen Acting Through Physicality  |  Ages 13-18

Dive into the exercises that bring characters to life! Students will explore ways to use their bodies to tell a story and learn to embody characters through the art of physical transformation. Through this empowering class, students will make discoveries about self-awareness, positive body image, and physical confidence. 

Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III 
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL 


Teen Musical Theatre | Ages 13-18

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

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

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 


Advanced Teen Acting  |  Ages 13-18
Perform a Play

Investigate the depths 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 training program for students with previous training from the FST School. Culminates in a final performance.

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

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL 


Teen Talent Troupe  |  Ages 13-18

Are you destined to be on the stage? With the FST campus full of Broadway veterans and professional artists, the Teen Talent Troupe introduces students to the world of professional theatre at FST. Through Master Classes and Intensives in a year-long program students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a life in the theatre. This group will have every opportunity to learn everything 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.

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

Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes


Teen Ambassador Program  |  Ages 13-18

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

SESSION I  |  ENROLL 


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 Youth Workshop Schedule

Session I: Sept. 10 - Nov. 3
Session II: Nov. 5 - Jan. 19 (No Classes Nov. 19 - 24 and Dec. 24 - Jan. 5)
Session III: Jan. 21 -  March 16 (No Classes March 18 - 23)
Session IV: March 25 - May 18


Acting For Teens | Ages 13-17

Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song and develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite, but children ages four years or older that have attended pre-k are welcome to register upon Education Staff approval. 

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
Fee: $199/session 

SESSION I
Wednesdays, Beginning September 12  |  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].

 

 

 

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]