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Youth Classes

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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 youth classes for children ages 5 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.

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2016-2017 Youth & Teen Classes

Little Theatre  |  ages 4-6

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. *Indicates recital sessions.
Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $199/session

Enroll Online Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session IV: Little Theatre 2A: Beginning Monologues* - begins Apr. 5

Enroll Online Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session IV: Little Theatre 2A: Beginning Monologues* - begins April 8


Little Theatre Dance  |  Ages 4-6

A new class offered to our youngest students—Little Theatre Dance gives children the opportunity to move their bodies and work on gross and fine motor skills, creative expression, balance, and coordination.
Saturdays, 10:30am-11:00am
Fee: $50/session

Enroll Online: Session IV begins April 8


Theatre Combo | ages 7-12

(Acting, Dance & Improvisation) Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement and dance while enhancing ensemble building skills. Improvisational games teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience. Recitals for Sessions II & IV.
Tuesdays OR Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $199/session

Enroll Online Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session IV: begins Apr. 4

Enroll Online Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session IV: begins Apr. 6

Enroll Online Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session IV: begins Apr. 8


Youth Improv  |  Ages 7-12

Learn 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 and games.
Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Fee: $199/session

Enroll Online: Session IV begins April 4


Acting for Youth | ages 7-12

From being comfortable in front of an audience to utilizing mind, voice and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage, young actors will learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique. Rehearse and perform short pieces and monologues. *Indicates recital sessions.
Fee: $199/session or buy 4 sessions for $597
Mondays OR Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Enroll Online: Mondays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session IV: Acting 2A: Intermediate Scenework* begins Apr. 3

Enroll Online Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session IV: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* - begins Apr. 4


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, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Fee: $199/session

Enroll Online: Session IV begins April 6


Kids Komedy Club | ages 10 -17

Write, rehearse and perform sketch comedy and improvisation games. KKC will perform in front of a live audience on selected Saturdays. Utilize acting, movement and singing skills in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will enhance their imaginations and physicality through improvisation. Prerequisite: Previous acting class at FST or staff invitation.


Audition Workshop  |  Ages 13-18

Need help getting the part? The Audition Workshop class is dedicated to preparing students with the materials and skills necessary for their next audition whether it be for a professional, school , community theatre, or college audition. With the guidance of FST staff, students will learn the many formats of auditions, what they need to be ready for, how to choose the right materials and to rehearse at home,  and leave the class with feelings or preparedness and confidence.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Fee: $199/session

Enroll Online: Session IV begins April 4

 


 

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. *Indicates recital sessions.
Mondays or Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $199/ session or buy 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online Mondays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Session IV: Acting 2A: Intermediate Scenework* - begins Apr. 3

Enroll OnlineTuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Session IV: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* - begins Apr. 4


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

Enroll Online Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Session IV: Improv for Performance - begins Apr. 5


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]

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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]

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


BMO Harris Bank

The Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation

Harold and Jacqueline Bladel Foundation

Eluned and Edward Russell Charitable Trust

Embracing Our Differences

Florida State Division of Cultural Affairs

The Kates Foundation

Manatee Community Foundation

Daniel R. Mandelker & Marlene N. Harris Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

MSC Foundation

Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation

The Patterson Foundation

Publix Super Market Charities

The Shubert Foundation

Target.

Theatre Communications Group

Tourist Development Council

Wells Fargo Foundation

WJ & Lela Budwine 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]