Weekly Tier Classes

STEBENS CHILDREN’S THEATRE TIER CLASS
2017-2018
Register now and reserve your spot!!! Tier class is the
most exciting way to get involved with all aspects of theatre
including performing, technical theatre and classroom fun.
Classes start September 5, 2017 and meet weekly; a minimum of 32 (and more typically 36) times per year. To register for 1st Tier a student must be at least seven years old and attending second grade. The fee for Tier 1 students is $80/ month and all other students (Tiers 2-7) is $95/month, paid at the first of each month. The registration deposit is the tuition for September and May-$160 for a Tier 1 student & $190 for all others. (In the past SCT has had a waiting list due to classes being full.) Tier Class Scholarships are available!!

1st TIER-CREATIVE DRAMA

Monday – 6-7 pm – Age 7-9
This class introduces theatre through story-telling and creative
drama, an informal process focusing on making theatre
fun for the student rather than the audience. Puppetry and
pantomime are explored. An introduction-to-the-stage production
workshop is “shared” with parents at the end of the
year. 1st & 2nd tier students are included in the main stage as
ushers.

2nd TIER-BEGINNING ACTING

Tuesday – 6-7:30 pm – Age 8-10
The students continue their work in creative drama, but also
study beginning performance techniques: acting, scene
study, movement and singing. They continue to usher for the
main stage, present in-class “performances” and a musical
theatre performance for the Variety Show. Students, age
nine, are encouraged to audition for main-stage productions.

3rd TIER–MUSICAL THEATRE

Monday – 4:30-6:00 p.m. Age 9-11
Students continue scene study and acting techniques, but
the year focuses on the realm of musical theatre; music videos,
singing and dancing, again ending in a Variety Show performance.
3rd tier students can still usher.

4TH TIER-THEATRE ARTS

TUESDAY – 4:30-6 P.M. Age 10-12
The focus of the first half of fourth tier is on the actor’s voice
with the fall term committed to a reader’s theatre production.
Sections of scene study and improvisation are also practiced.
In the spring the class produces mime pieces for the Variety
Show.
5th TIER–THEATRE ARTS
Wednesday – 4:30-6 pm – Age 11-13
The fifth tier offers much variety for the student, including
stage combat, scene study, improvisation and skit writing. In
the fall they participate in a scene adjudication night. In the
spring they create & perform skits for the Variety Show.

6th TIER–SKILL BUILDING

Thursday – 4:30-6 pm -Age 12-14
This class focuses on building performance skills. The focus
of the fall is on the SCENE ADJUDICATION NIGHT. The
spring is focused on creating acts for STEPPING OUT AT
STEBENS. Middle school students are trained through the
extensive use of theatre games and improvisation.

SKILL BUILDING–(HIGH SCHOOL)

Thursday – 6-7:30 pm – Age 14-18
This tier focuses on stretching performance skills through
creating acts for SCENE ADJUDICATION NIGHT and STEPPING
OUT AT STEBENS. Learning objectives are also explored
through improvisation, theatre games, comedy, voice,
mime, dialects/accents, dancing and singing. Technical design
and speech acts are encouraged as individual projects.

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