Youth Workshops (Ages 4-12)

 


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 4 to 12 year-round, including Summer Camp.

Meet The Instructors 


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]

 


2018-2019 Youth Workshop Schedule

Session I: Sept. 10 - Nov. 3
Session II: Nov. 5 - Jan. 19 (No Classes Nov. 19 - 24 and Dec. 24 - Jan. 5)
Session III: Jan. 21 -  March 16 (No Classes March 18 - 23)
Session IV: March 25 - May 18

Meet the Instructors


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

SESSION II
Wednesdays, Beginning November 7 | ENROLL 
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Wednesdays, Beginning January 23  |  ENROLL 
Saturdays, Beginning January 26  |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Wednesdays, Beginning March 25  |  ENROLL 
Saturdays, Beginning March 30  | ENROLL


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

SESSION II
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Saturdays, Beginning January 26  |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Saturdays, Beginning March 30  |  ENROLL


Theatre Combo  |  Ages 7-12
Acting, Dancing & 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.

Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, OR Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $199/session or Buy 4 sessions for $597


SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22 |  ENROLL
Thursdays, Beginning January 24 |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning January 26 |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning March 30  |  ENROLL
 


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

SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 5  |  ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL 
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22  | ENROLL

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 25  | ENROLL
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL


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

SESSION II
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Tuesdays, Beginning January 22  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Tuesdays, Beginning March 26  |  ENROLL


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

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 II
Mondays, Beginning November 5  |  ENROLL

SESSION III
Mondays, Beginning January 21  |  ENROLL

SESSION IV
Mondays, Beginning March 25  |  ENROLL


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

SESSION II
Thursdays, Beginning November 8  |  ENROLL 

SESSION III
Thursdays, Beginning January 24  |  ENROLL 

SESSION IV
Thursdays, Beginning March 28  |  ENROLL 
 


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

SESSION I
Mondays and Wednesdays, Beginning September 10  |  ENROLL 


Advanced Youth Acting | Ages 7-12
Perform a Play

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. This class culminates in a final performance. 

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

SESSION I
Tuesdays, Beginning September 11  |  ENROLL 


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. 

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $597 for 24 classes

SESSION I
Thursdays, Beginning September 13  |  ENROLL 


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].

 


2018-2019 Youth Workshop Schedule

Session I: Sept. 10 - Nov. 3
Session II: Nov. 5 - Jan. 19 (No Classes Nov. 19 - 24 and Dec. 24 - Jan. 5)
Session III: Jan. 21 -  March 16 (No Classes March 18 - 23)
Session IV: March 25 - May 18


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. 

Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
Fee: $199/session 

SESSION II
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL
 

Theatre Combo  |  Ages 7-12
Acting, Dancing & 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.

Mondays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, OR Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $199/session 


SESSION II
Mondays, Beginning November 5  |  ENROLL
Saturdays, Beginning November 10  |  ENROLL
 

Kids Komedy Club Lakewood Ranch | Ages 10-17

Write, rehearse and perform a sketch comedy and improv show! KKC Lakewood Ranch will perform in front of  live audience at the completion of the 8-week session. They will meet weekly on Tuesdays to rehearse, build the show, and learn new performance techniques. Utilize acting, movement and singing skills in developing characters and relationships in an ensemble. Students will enhance their imaginations and physicality through improvisation.

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Fee: $199/session 

SESSION II
Tuesdays, Beginning November 6  |  ENROLL


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].

 

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]