Workshops & Classes for Youth

SPRING 2018 CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Registration is open for all of these classes! Call 252-338-6455 or stop by 516 E. Main St, Elizabeth City

The Art of Play
Students stretch their imaginations and discover the art of play as they explore the fundamentals of acting—movement, voice, and story—through theatre based games and activities. The class culminates with a showcase for friends and family on May 4th.
Instructor:      Jennifer Giddens
Age Range:    6-8
Dates/Times: Mondays, March 5th—April 30th   4:00-5:30pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

The Actor’s Toolkit
Students develop and hone their acting craft through character and scene study. Using movement and vocal based exercises students advance their understand­ing the theatre as they delve into poetry, improvisation, and scene work. The class culminates with a showcase for friends and family on May 4th.
Instructor:      Jo Ellen Aspinwall
Age Range:    9-12
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, March 7th–May 2nd,  4:00-5:30pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

Acting I (Teen)
Students explore age appropriate scenes and develop the skills to bring the playwrights’ characters to life. They will learn to read carefully, look for clues that determine the character’s objective, and experiment with tactics to overcome the obstacles. Through this exploration, students will gain understanding of rehears­al technique and vocabulary of the stage. This class culminates in a showcase of scene performances for family and friends on May 4th.
Instructor:      Jo Ellen Aspinwall
Age Range:    13-18
Dates/Times: Mondays, March 5th–April 30th,  5:00-6:30pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

Beginning Contemporary Dance
Students will explore basic movements and techniques of Contemporary dance, learning basic ballet along with an understanding of the body’s mechanics. This class culminates in a showcase performance for family and friends on May 4th.
Instructor:      Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    8-18
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, March 7th-May 2nd,  5:30-7:00 pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance
Students will advance foundation technique and skills through work on dance routines and combos. This class culminates in a showcase performance for family and friends on May 4th.
Instructor:      Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    8-18
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, March 7th-May 2nd , 4:00-5:30pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

Hip Hop
Students will explore a blend of beginning and advanced Hip Hop dance   technique, learning dance combos and self-confidence while dancing   
Instructor:      Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    8-18
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, March 7th-May 2nd , 7:00-8:30pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

Fundamentals of Stage Design
Students explore the essential elements of designing for the stage, including script   analysis, collaborating with a director, and using a designer’s tools to support a story. This class will culminate with an exhibition of original student designs.
Instructor:      Jo Ellen Aspinwall
Age Range:    8-18
Dates/Times: Fridays, March 4th-May 4th,   5:30-7:00pm
Tuition:         $150 Gen Public; $100 Center Players

River City Dance Workshop w/ Zoey Cruz
Join a team of the area’s most exciting dance instructors and choreographers for classes in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Afro Jazz, and Jazz Funk styles.  Instructors and guest artists present a special Dance Concert in the evening.
Instructors:   Zoey Cruz, Autumn Laufer, Galeel Cheek, Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    all ages
Dates/Times: April 14th, 9:30am-4:00pm
Tuition:         $50

River City Dance Concert
Instructors and guest artists from the Dance Workshop present a special exhibition Dance Concert following the day of classes.
Venue: The Maguire Theatre, 516 E. Main St., Elizabeth City
Dates/Times: April 14th, 7:30pm
All Tickets:     $15 (general admission)

Mother’s Day Centerpiece
Learn the techniques and design principals of a floral centerpiece while making yourself or your mom a gorgeous piece with all locally grown, seasonal Fuggles Flowers. Participants will learn a series of nontoxic stabilizing techniques ensuring that the piece is overly abundant and spectacular
Instructor:   Dr. Emily Nekl, Fuggle’s Flowers
Age Range: 12+
Date/Time: Saturday, May 12th, 10:00am-12:30pm
Tuition:        $65/centerpiece (participants encouraged to work in adult/child teams, but single  participants are also allowed)

 

DROP-IN CLASSES

Happening every week through the end of June! No advance registration is necessary, but we are happy to have you sign-in at AoA’s front desk if you’d like to purchase classes in bulk. 

Improv Fridays

Great for actors and non-actors alike interested in exploring the concepts of improv in a fun and welcoming environment. This games-based class is designed to build self-confidence, develop creativity, and explore the student’s innate ability to be playful. Learn to face fears   while developing your instinctive, authentic artist within.

Instructor:      Jo Ellen Aspinwall
Age Range:    10-18
Dates/Times: Fridays, Jan 21st-Jun 28th, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuition:         $5/session; no advance registration necessary

 

Dance Fit

Dance your way to better fitness! Improve fitness and burn calories while experiencing the fun of multiple music styles

 

Instructor:      Quinn Wolff
Age Range:    12+
Dates/Times: Saturdays, Jan 22nd—Jun 28th, 10:00-11:00 am
Tuition:         $5/session, no registration necessary

 

Yoga for Actors (AND OTHERS!)

Find freedom, strength, and flexibility in the body and mind in order to be fully engaged and flexible in the audition room and on stage. All experience levels and backgrounds welcome—you don’t have to be an actor to love this class!

Instructor:      Jennifer Marro
Age Range:    8-adult
Dates/Times: Fridays, February 2nd-Jun 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
Tuition:         $5/session; no advance registration necessary

 

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