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Youth Education

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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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2015-2016 Youth & Teen Classes

Youth Beginning
Little Theatre

Ages 5 -6  |  Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM or Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song and develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite.
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE: WEDNESDAYS
Session III - Wednesdays: begins February 3
Destination Creation: Learn the fundamentals of story building and explore emotions through movement and song. Develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite.
Session IV - Wednesdays: begins April 6
Tales to Tell: Learn the fundamentals of using the imagination for story creation and explore emotions through movement and song. Develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite.
 

ENROLL ONLINE: SATURDAYS
Session III - Saturdays: begins February 6
Destination Creation: Learn the fundamentals of story building and explore emotions through movement and song. Develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite.
Session IV - Saturdays: begins April 9
Tales to Tell: Learn the fundamentals of using the imagination for story creation and explore emotions through movement and song. Develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Kindergarten prerequisite.
 


Theatre Combo (Acting, Dance & Improvisation)

Ages 7 - 12  |  Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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.
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE: TUESDAYS
Session III - Tuesdays: begins February 2
Character Creators: Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement, dance, and character creation. Students will enhance ensemble and character building skills. Improvisational games will teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience.
Session IV - Tuesdays: begins April 5
Storycrafters: Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement, dance, and story development. Students will enhance ensemble and character building skills. Improvisational games will teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience.
 

ENROLL ONLINE: THURSDAYS
Session IV - Thursdays: begins April 7
Storycrafters: Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement, dance, and story development. Students will enhance ensemble and character building skills. Improvisational games will teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience.
 

ENROLL ONLINE: SATURDAYS
Session III - Saturdays: begins February 6
Character Creators: Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement, dance, and character creation. Students will enhance ensemble and character building skills. Improvisational games will teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience.
Session IV - Saturdays: begins April 9
Storycrafters: Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement, dance, and story development. Students will enhance ensemble and character building skills. Improvisational games will teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience.
 


Acting I: Fundamentals

Ages 7-12  |  Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM
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.
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE: WEDNESDAYS
Session III - Wednesdays: begins February 3
Session IV - Wednesdays: begins April 6


Acting II: Scene Exploration

Ages 9-12  |  Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 11:00 - 12:30 PM
For the student ready to advance into Scene Work. Strengthen technique, utilizing skills in developing characters and relationships with scene partners. Rehearse and perform contemporary scenes.
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE: TUESDAYS
Session III - Tuesdays: begins February 2
Session IV - Tuesdays: begins April 5

ENROLL ONLINE: SATURDAYS
Session III - Saturdays: begins February 6
Session IV - Saturdays: begins April 9


Musical Theatre

Ages 8 - 13  |  Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM AND Saturdays 10:30 - 12:00 PM
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, imagination and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. Prerequisite: Acting I, Acting II, or staff invitation.
Fee: $699 for 48 classes


Kid's Komedy Club

Ages 9-17  |  Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30pm
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: Acting II or staff invitation.
Fee: $597 for 24 classes


Write & Perform

Ages 11 - 14  |  Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
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. Prerequisite: Acting II or staff invitation.
Fee: $399/16 week session OR get both sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE
Session III: Mondays beginning on February 1



Acting III: Perform A Play

Ages 9 - 13  |  Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Investigate the depth and challenge 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. Prerequisite: Acting II or staff invitation.
Fee: $597 for 25 classes



Teen Acting I: Fundamentals

Ages 13 - 17  |  Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
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.
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE
Session III - Mondays: begins February 1
Session IV - Mondays: begins April 4


Teen Improvisation

Ages 12 - 17  |  Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
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.
Fee: $199/session

ENROLL ONLINE: Thursdays
Session IV - Thursdays: begins April 7
 



Teen Acting II: Scene Exploration

Ages 13 - 17  |  Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Rehearse and perform contemporary scenes. Strengthen performance technique by utilizing acting skills, developing character and relationship in an ensemble. Prerequisite: Acting I, Acting II or by staff invitation.
Fee: $399/session (each session is 16 weeks) OR get both sessions for $597

ENROLL ONLINE
Session III - Tuesdays: begins February 2


Teen Musical Theatre

Ages 13 - 17  |  Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM
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, imagination and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. Prerequisite: Acting II or staff invitation.
Fee:$597 for 25 classes



Teen Acting III: Perform A Play

Ages 13 - 17  |  Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM
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. Prerequisite: Acting II or staff invitation.
Fee: $597 for 24 classes


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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AVAILABLE - Scholarships, pre-care, and after-care

Available classes are listed below! For more information to or to enroll today, please click the hyperlinks below or call Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at (941) 366-1350. To read more about our instructors, click here.


Little Theatre Full Session | Ages 5-6

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. Kindergarten prerequisite.

Enroll Online Session I: June 13 - July 1 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enroll Online Session II: July 11 - July 29 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enroll Online Session III: August 1 - August 19 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fee: $330/session (each session is 3 weeks)


Little Theatre: The Plays The Thing Introduction Week | Ages 5-6

Encourage your little one to get creative with 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.

Enroll Online Session I: June 6 - June 10 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Fee $125

Enroll Online Session II: July 5 - July 8 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Fee $100
* Please note Session II is 4 days

 


Children's Performing Arts Camp Full Session | 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 can participate in a complimentary Special Music class, focusing on learning vocal and movement pieces, at 9:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Enroll Online Session I: June 13 - July 1 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enroll Online Session II: July 11 - July 29 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enroll Online Session III: August 1 - August 18 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: $475/session (each session is 3 weeks)


Intro to Theatre: All The Worlds A Stage One Week Session | 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.

Enroll Online Session I: June 6 - June 10 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fee $150

Enroll Online Session II: July 5 - July 8 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fee $125
*Please note Session II is four days

 


Teen Performing Arts Camp Full session | Ages 12-17

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.

Enroll Online Session I: June 6 - June 23 from 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM
* Class is Monday - Friday - final performance on Thursday, June 23

Enroll Online Session II: July 25 - August 11 from 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM
*Class is Monday - Friday - final performance on Thursday, August 11

Fee: $475/session (each session is 3 weeks)


Teen Improvisation | Ages 12-17

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.  

Enroll Online Session I: August 15 - 18 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fee $150


Young Performers Company | Ages 12-17

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 mentally and physically challenged youth will participate in the final production. YPC students will meet for one week before being joined by the VIP students in the afternoons. Prerequisite: Classic Acting program or by Staff invitation.

Enroll Online Session I: July 5 - July 23 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Performances will take place on July 22 & 23

Fee: $475/session


Young Performers Company WRITES | Ages 12-17

Students will learn how to write various types of comedy sketches, develop memorable characters, collaborate with other writers, and be inspired and encouraged to produce writing that is unique and funny. Basic improvisation exercises will be utilized by the students as a creative tool to develop sketch ideas. No previous writing experience required.

Enroll Online Session I: June 27 - July 1 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fee $145


To enroll in Summer Camp - click the hyperlinks above or 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 Marylou Lynn, Development Manager at 941-366-9017 x 326 or by email at [email protected]