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Youth Workshops

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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.

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]

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2017-2018 Youth Workshops

Session I: September 10 - November 3
Session II: November 5 - January 19 (No classes November 19- 24 and December 24- January 5) 
Session III: January 21 - March 16 (No Classes March 18-23)

Session IV: March 25 - May 18 
 

Workshops

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. 

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $199/session or Buy 4 sessions for $597
Wednesday Session I, Beginning September 12 | Saturday Session I, Beginning September 15

Enroll in Little Theatre Session I: Wednesdays

Enroll in Little Theatre Session I: Saturdays

Wednesday Session II, Beginning November 7 | Saturday Session II, Beginning November 10

Enroll in Little Theatre Session II: Wednesdays

Enroll in Little Theatre Session II: Saturdays

Wednesday Session III, Beginning January 23 | Saturday Session III, Beginning January 26

Enroll in Little Theatre Session III: Wednesdays

Enroll in Little Theatre Session III: Saturdays

Wednesday Session IV, Beginning March 25 | Saturday Session IV, Beginning March 30

Enroll in Little Theatre Session IV: Wednesdays

Enroll in Little Theatre Session IV: Saturdays

 

Little Theatre Dance  |  Ages 4-6

Little Theatre Dance gives children the opportunity to move their bodies and work on motor skills, creative expression, balance, and coordination.

Saturdays, 10:30am-11:15am
Fee: $75/session

Enroll in Little Theatre Session I: Beginning Saturday September 15

Enroll in Little Theatre Session II: Beginning Saturday November 10

Enroll in Little Theatre Session III: Beginning Saturday January 26

Enroll in Little Theatre Session IV: Beginning Saturday March 30

Theatre Combo (Acting, Dancing, & Improvisaation)| Ages 7-12

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.

Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OR Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Fee: $199/session or Buy 4 sessions for $597
Tuesday Session I, Beginning September 11 | Thursday Session I, Beginning September 15

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session I: Tuesdays

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session I: Thursdays

Tuesday Session II, Beginning November 6 | Thursday Session II, Beginning November 8

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session II: Tuesdays

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session II: Thursdays

Tuesday Session III, Beginning January 22 | Thursday Session III, Beginning January 24

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session III: Tuesdays

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session III: Thursdays

Tuesday Session IV, Beginning March 24 | Thursday Session IV, Beginning March 28

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session IV: Tuesdays

Enroll in Theatre Combo Session IV: Thursdays

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.

Mondays Or Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597
*Indicates recital sessions.

Mondays Session I, Beginning September 11 | Tuesdays Session I, Beginning September 15

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session I: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session I: Tuesdays

Mondays Session II, Beginning November 6 | Tuesdays Session II, Beginning November 8

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session II: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session II: Tuesdays

Monday Session III, Beginning January 21 | Tuesday Session III, Beginning January 22

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session III: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session III: Tuesdays

Monday Session IV, Beginning March 25 | Tuesday Session IV, Beginning March 26

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session IV: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Youth Session IV: Tuesdays

Youth Acting Through Physicality |  Ages 7-12

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. 

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

Enroll in Youth Acting Through Physicality: Session I

Enroll in Youth Acting Through Physicality: Session II

Enroll in Youth Acting Through Physicality: Session III

Enroll in Youth Acting Through Physicality: Session IV

Write It Down!: An Exploration in Playwriting | Ages 7-12

For students with a love of storytelling, explore characters and relationships while strengthening writing and literacy skills. Students will create and write original scenes and short plays. This class culminates with staged readings of pieces developed in class. 

Mondays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
Fee: $199/session or get all 4 sessions for $597
Session IV, Beginning March 5 

Enroll in Write It Down: Session I

Enroll in Write It Down: Session II

Enroll in Write It Down: Session III

Enroll in Write It Down: Session IV

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 or get all 4 sessions for $597

Enroll in Musical Theatre Bootcamp: Session I

Enroll in Musical Theatre Bootcamp: Session II

Enroll in Musical Theatre Bootcamp: Session III

Enroll in Musical Theatre Bootcamp: Session IV

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

Enroll in Musical Theatre

Advanced Youth Acting: Perform A Play | Ages 7-12

Investigate the 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. 

Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll in Advanced Youth Acting

Kid's 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. 

Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Enroll in Kid's Komedy Club

 


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, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $399/session or get both sessions for $597

Enroll in Write and Perform: Session I

Enroll in Write and Perform: Session II

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

 

Mondays Session I, Beginning September 11 | Tuesdays Session I, Beginning September 15

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session I: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session I: Tuesdays

Mondays Session II, Beginning November 6 | Tuesdays Session II, Beginning November 8

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session II: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session II: Tuesdays

Monday Session III, Beginning January 21 | Tuesday Session III, Beginning January 22

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session III: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session III: Tuesdays

Monday Session IV, Beginning March 25 | Tuesday Session IV, Beginning March 26

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session IV: Mondays

Enroll in Acting For Teens Session IV: Tuesdays

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 wprlds of yesterday and today! 

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

Enroll in Steam Punk Improv Workshop: Session I

Enroll in Steam Punk Improv Workshop: Session II

Enroll in Steam Punk Improv Workshop: Session III

Enroll in Steam Punk Improv Workshop : Session IV

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 in Teen Improvisation: Session I

Enroll in Teen Improvisation: Session II

Enroll in Teen Improvisation: Session III

Enroll in Teen Improvisation: Session IV

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

Enroll in Teen Acting Through Physicality: Session I

Enroll in Teen Acting Through Physicality: Session II

Enroll in Teen Acting Through Physicality: Session III

Enroll in Teen Acting Through Physicality: Session IV

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

Enroll in Teen Musical Theatre

Advanced Teen Acting: Perform A Play | ages 13-18

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

Enroll in Advanced Teen Acting: Perform A Play

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

Enroll in Teen Ambassador Program

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]

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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2018 Summer Camps


Little Theatre: Full Session | 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 4 – June 22 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Little Theatre: Session I 

Session II: July 2 - July 20 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Little Theatre: Session II  

Session III: July 23 - August 9 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Little Theatre: Session III 

Little Theatre: The Plays the Thing Introduction Week  |  Ages 4-6

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.*Pre-K prerequisite. 

Fee: $125/session

Session I: May 29 – June 1 from 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM. *Session I is 4 days
Enroll Online: Little Theatre: The Plays The Thing: Session I 

Session II: June 25 - June 29 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Little Theatre: The Plays The Thing: Session II                                                         

Children's Performing Arts Camp |  Ages 7-12

FST's original and most popular camp experience for over 30 years! Through FST's signatutre 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, and III can participate in a complimentary Special Music class, focusing on learning vocal and movement pieces, at 9:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Fee: $475/session

Session I: June 4 – June 22 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Children's Performing Arts Camp:Session I 

Session II: July 2 - July 20 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Children's Performing Arts Camp:Session II  

Session III: July 23 - August 9 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Children's Performing Arts Camp:Session III

Intro to Theatre: All The World's A Stage |  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.

Fee: $150/session

Session I: May 29 – June 1 from 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM. 

Enroll Online: Intro to Theatre: Session I 

Session II: June 25 - June 29 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Intro to Theatre: Session II  

Session III: July 23 - July 27 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Intro to Theatre: Session III

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. 

Fee: $150/session

Session I: June 25 – June 29 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Young Performers Company WRITES

Young Performers Company | Ages 12-17

A special program that works in conjunction with our VIP Camp. Students will devise and perform a sketch comedy show, and 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: $475/session

Session I: July 2– July 20 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 
Enroll Online: Young Performers Company

Teen Performing Arts Camp| 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. 

Fee: $475/session 

Session I: May 29 – June 14 from 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM. 
Enroll Online: Teen Performing Arts Camp:Session I 

Session II: July 23 - August 9 from 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM. 
Enroll Online: Teen Performing Arts Camp:Session II  

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.  

Fee: $150/session
 

Session I: June 18 – June 21 from 10:00 AM - 2:15 PM. 

Enroll Online: Teen Improvisation  

*Aftercare provided free of charge from 2:15pm-2:30pm for Teens registered in both Teen Improvisation and Teen Broadway Camp.

Teen Broadway Camp: From Hamilton to Shakespeare!

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 that will demonstrate exercises and skills learned throughout the camp. 

Fee $150/session

 Session I: June 18– June 21 from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM. 
Enroll Online: Teen Broadway Camp

* Session I is 4 days- Monday – Thursday
*Aftercare provided free of charge from 2:15pm-2:30pm for Teens registered in both Teen Improvisation and Teen Broadway Camp.

 

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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Out-of-Door Academy

All Out-of-Door Academy camps will take place in the Black Box Theatre located on the Upper and Middle School Lakewood Ranch campus of Out-Of -Door Academy at 5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL.

All The World's A Stage | Ages 7-12

This one-week camp offers an introduction to FST’s signature acting method through acting, voice, improvisation, and dance skills in a spirited and supportive environment. The session includes ensemble building, individual expression, and confidence-building activities and culminates with a final open class for families and friends. Culminates with an open class for families and friends that will demonstrate exercises and games learned throughout the camp.
July 16-20 or July 23-27  3pm-6pm

Teen Improvisation| Ages 13-12

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 for their families and friends.

July 9-13  3pm- 6pm

Please contact Tammy Strot directly at [email protected] or 941-444-6965 with any questions or to register.

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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]