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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 5 - October 28
Session II: October 30 - December 23 (No classes November 20- 25) 
No Classes December 24 - January 6
Session III: January 8 - March 3
Session IV: March 5 - May 5 (No classes March 26 - 31) 
 

Spring Break Camps
Little Theatre: The Play's The Thing | Ages 4-6

Encourage your little one to get creative! 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.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.  

Students must provide their own packed lunch and a snack.
Monday, March 26- Friday, March 30
9am-1pm
Fee: $150

 Enroll Online: Little Theatre: The Play's The Thing

All The World's A Stage| Ages 7-12

Join the fun of FST’s most popular camp experience for over 30 years! Through FST’s signature acting method students 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. Culminates with an open class for families and friends that will demonstrate exercises and skills learned throughout camp.

Students must provide their own packed lunch and a snack.
Monday, March 26- Friday, March 30
9am- 2pm
Fee: $150

 Enroll Online: All The World's A Stage

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. *Indicates recital sessions.

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OR Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $199/session
Wednesday Session IV, Beginning March 7 | Saturday Session IV, Beginning March 10*

*Indicates recital sessions.

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Session IV: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 2A: Beginning Monologues* Beginning March 7  

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


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


Session IV, Enroll Online: Beginning March 10


Theatre Combo (Acting, Dance & Improvisation) |  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 Or Thursdays from 4:30pm-6:00pm or Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm
Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) OR get all 4 sessions for $597

*Indicates recital sessions.


*Session IV
Enroll Online: Tuesday, March 6
Enroll Online: Thursday, March 8
Enroll Online: Saturday, March 10


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

Session IV
Enroll Online: Tuesday, March 6

 
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.

Session III January 8 OR 9
Session IV March 5 OR 6

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

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

 

Write It Down!: Intro to 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
Session IV, Beginning March 5 

Enroll Online: Write It Down!: Intro to Playwriting Beginning March 5  



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

Session IV
Enroll Online: Thursday, March 8


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: Acting II or staff invitation.

Mondays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $399/16 week session OR get both sessions for $597


Session III
Enroll Online: Monday January 8


 
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.

Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Fee: $199/session


Session IV March 5 
Enroll Online: Monday, March 5

 


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
*Indicates recital sessions.


Session III, Beginning January 8th OR 9
*Session IV, Beginning March 5th OR 6


Session IV
Enroll Online: 
Acting 2A: Intermediate Scenework*

Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM


Session IV: 

Enroll Online: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* 

Medieval Fantasy Improv Workshop | Ages 13-18

Tying the trends of Game of Thrones , Dungeons and Dragons, and improvisational theatre together, students will be led by their teacher (and GameMaster) to create unique characters and eventually lead them through a medieval fantasy world full of elves, dwarves, dragons and magic. Every class will require students to learn new improv techniques such as vocalization, physicality, specificity and confidence to further build out their characters. Every class will then end with a continuation of where the adventure left off the week before. As their characters get flushed out, Professional Improv actors will join them to continue their adventures and prepare them to perform in front of an audience.

Thursdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Fee: $199/session
Session IV, Beginning March 8 

Enroll Online: Medieval Fantasy Improv Workshop   

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 IV
Enroll Online: Wednesday, March 7

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 366-1350. 

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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Workshops

Theatre Combo (Acting, Dance, Improvisational) | 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.
Wednesdays, February 28, March 7, 14, and 21
9am-10:30am
Fee: $99

Enroll Online: Theatre Combo 

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 and individual creativity and authenticity through a variety of improvisation exercises and games.

Wednesdays, February 28, March 7, 14, and 21. 
11:00am- 12:30pm
Fee: $99

Enroll Online: Youth Improv

Write It Down!: Intro to 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.

Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12, and 19. 
11:00am- 12:30pm
Fee: $99

Steam Punk Workshop | Ages 12-18

Originating all the way back 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 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! 

Tuesdays, February 27, March 6, 13, and 20
11:00am-12:30pm
Fee: $99

Medieval Fantasy Workshop| Ages 12-18

Celebrating some of the most popular literary genres of our time, experience Medieval Fantasy worlds inspired by Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft and more! Take a journey through the Middle Ages and explore Medieval history beginning with its characters—Kings, Queens, Elves, Dragons, Warriors—and travel through settings—dungeons, castles, forests, and villages. 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 a journey through the real and fantasy worlds of the Middle Ages! 

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22. 
11:00am- 12:30pm
Fee: $99

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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]