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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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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 or buy 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session II: Little Theatre 1A: Beginning Storytelling and Play* - begins Nov. 30
Session III: Little Theatre 2: Intermediate Storytelling & Creation - begins Feb. 1
Session IV: Little Theatre 2A: Beginning Monologues* - begins Apr. 5

Enroll Online Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session I: Little Theatre 1: Fundamentals of Acting - begins Sept. 24
Session II: Little Theatre 1A: Beginning Storytelling and Play* - begins Dec. 3
Session III: Little Theatre 2: Intermediate Storytelling & Creation - begins Feb. 4
Session IV: Little Theatre 2A: Beginning Monologues* - 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 or buy 4 sessions for $597

Enroll Online Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 20
Session II: begins Nov. 29
Session III: begins Jan. 31
Session IV: begins Apr. 4

Enroll Online Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 22
Session II: begins Dec. 1
Session III: begins Feb. 2
Session IV: begins Apr. 6

Enroll Online Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 24
Session II: begins Dec. 3
Session III: begins Feb. 4
Session IV: begins Apr. 8


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 I: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues - begins Sept. 19
Session II: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* - begins Nov. 28
Session III: Acting 2: Introduction to Scenes -  begins Jan. 30
Session IV: Acting 2A: Intermediate Scenework* begins Apr. 3

Enroll Online Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session III: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues - begins Jan.31
Session IV: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* - begins Apr. 4


Musical Theatre | ages 8 -13

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: Previous accting class at FST, or staff invitation.
Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll Online Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 21


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.
Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll Online Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 22


Acting III: Perform A Play | ages 9-13
 

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: Previous acting class at FST or staff invitation.
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll Online Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 20


Write & Perform | ages 11-14

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: Previous acting class at FST or staff invitation.
Mondays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $399/16-week session or buy both sessions for $597

Enroll Online Mondays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Session I: begins Sept. 19
Session III: begins Jan. 30


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 I: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues - begins Sept. 19
Session II: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* - begins Nov. 28
Session III: Acting 2: Introduction to Scenes - begins Jan. 30
Session IV: Acting 2A: Intermediate Scenework* - begins Apr. 3

Enroll OnlineTuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Session III: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues - begins Jan. 31
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 II: Intermediate Improv - begins Nov. 30
Session III: Advanced Improv - begins Feb. 1
Session IV: Improv for Performance - begins Apr. 5


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 relationship with an ensemble. Build self-image and self-esteem, enhancing mind, voice, imagination and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. Prerequisite: Previous acting class at FST or staff invitation.
Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll Online Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - begins Sept. 21


Teen Acting III: Perform A Play | ages 13-17

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: Previous acting class at FST or staff invitation.
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll Online Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM - begins Sept 20


Technical Theatre | ages 14-18

Technical Theatre will introduce interested technicians to the areas of stagecraft and theatrical production. Students will meet with scenic designers, costume designers, lighting designers and FST Production Department personnel to build, paint, and create with the opportunity to
participate in the events of tech week for FST productions. Each session will teach different focus areas.
Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $425/16-week session or buy both sessions for $750

Enroll Online Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session III: Stage management, implementing set design and dressing, props, sound effects, and bringing it all together - begins Feb. 4


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 Marylou Lynn, Development Manager at 941-366-9017 x 326 or by email at [email protected]