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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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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) 
 


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 I, Beginning September 6 | Saturday Session I, Beginning September 9  
Wednesday Session II, Beginning November 1 | Saturday Session II, Beginning November 4*
Wednesday Session III, Beginning January 10 | Saturday Session III, Beginning January 13
Wednesday Session IV, Beginning March 7 | Saturday Session IV, Beginning March 10*

*Indicates recital sessions.

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session I: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 1: Fundamentals of Acting Beginning September 6 

Session II: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 1A: Beginning Storytelling and Play* Beginning November 1 
Session III: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 2: Intermediate Storytelling and Creation Beginning January 10 
Session IV: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 2A: Beginning Monologues* Beginning March 7  

Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session I: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 1: Fundamentals of Acting Beginning September 9 
Session II: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 1A: Beginning Storytelling and Play* Beginning November 4 
Session III: Enroll Online: Little Theatre 2: Intermediate Storytelling and Creation Beginning January 13  
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 I, Enroll Online: Beginning September 9
Session II, Enroll Online: Beginning November 4
Session III, Enroll Online: Beginning January 13
Session IV, Enroll Online: Beginning March 10


All The World’s A Stage, Ages 6-12

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 the camp. Students must provide their own packed lunch and a snack.

Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 5, 2018
9am-2pm
Fee: 
$125.00
Scholarships Available

Enroll Online: Beginning January 2 


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 I
Enroll Online: Tuesday, September 5
Enroll Online: Thursday, September 7
Enroll Online: Saturday, September 9

Session II
Enroll Online: Tuesday, October 31
Enroll Online: Thursday, November 2
Enroll Online: Saturday, November 4 

Session III
Enroll Online: Tuesday, January 9
Enroll Online: Thursday, January 11
Enroll Online: Saturday, Januray 13

*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 I
Enroll Online: Tuesday, September 5

Session II
Enroll Online: Tuesday, October 31


Session III
Enroll Online: Tuesday, January 9

Session IV
Enroll Online: Tuesday, March 6


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: Acting I, Acting II, or staff invitation.

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

Session I

Enroll Online: Wednesday, September 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 I No Classes on Monday, September 4. Class begins on Monday, September 11
Session II October 30
Session III January 8 OR 9
Session IV March 5 OR 6

Mondays  4:30 - 6:00 PM
Enroll Online: Session I: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues 
Enroll Online: *Session II: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues 
Enroll Online: Session III: Acting 2: Introduction to Scenes 
Enroll Online: *Session IV: Acting 2A: Intermediate Scenework

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

 



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 I: 
Enroll Online: Thursday, September 7

Session II
Enroll Online: Thursday, November 2

Session III
Enroll Online: Thursday, January 11

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 I, No Classes on Monday, September 4. Class begins on Monday, September 11
Enroll Online: Monday September 11


Session III
Enroll Online: Monday January 8
 


Youth Acting 3: 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: Acting II or staff invitation.

Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $597 for 25 classes


Session I
Enroll Online: Tuesday, September 5


Teen Broadway Camp, Ages 13-17

Open to Broadway lovers of all levels, students will learn the fundamentals of performing a musical theatre piece and discover skills necessary to be a “Triple Threat.” Teaching Artists with professional performance backgrounds, whom are currently performing and working at Florida Studio Theatre, will lead teens through voice, movement, and acting Master Classes. Culminates with an open class for families and friends that will demonstrate exercises and skills learned throughout the camp. Students must provide their own packed lunch and a snack.

Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 5, 2018
9am-2pm
Fee: $175.00
Scholarships Available

Enroll Online: Tuesday, January 2
 

Teen Acting 3: 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: Acting II or staff invitation.

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes


Session I
Enroll Online: Tuesday, September 5
 


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: Acting II or staff invitation.

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

Session I
Enroll Online: Thursday, September 7

 


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 I, No Classes on Monday, September 4. Class begins on Monday, September 11
Enroll Online: Monday, September 11

Session II
Enroll Online: Monday, October 30


Session III January 8
Enroll Online: Monday, January 8

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 I, No Classes on Monday, September 4. Class begins on Monday, September 11
*Session II, Beginning October 30
Session III, Beginning January 8th OR 9
*Session IV, Beginning March 5th OR 6

Session I
Enroll Online: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues 


Session II
Enroll Online: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues*

Session III
Enroll Online: Acting 2: Introduction to Scenes 

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

Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Session III
Enroll Online: Acting 1: Beginning Monologues 


Session IV: 

Enroll Online: Acting 1A: Intermediate Monologues* 


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: Acting II or staff invitation.

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Fee:$597 for 25 classes


Session I
Enroll Online: Wednesday, September 6


Medieval Fantasy Improv Workshop | ages 12-17

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 I
Enroll Online: Thursday September 7

Session II
Enroll Online: Thursday November 2


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 I
Enroll Online: Wednesday, September 6 


Session II
Enroll Online: Wednesday, November 1

Session III
Enroll Online: Wednesday, January 10

Session IV
Enroll Online: Wednesday, March 7

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:


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]