Theater education and production in Northfield, VT

SPRING 2020 CLASS SESSION

Intro to Theater: Ages 4-5 | April 11th- May 9th
Intro to Theater: Ages 6-8 | April 11th- May 9th
Exploring Theater: Ages 8-10 | April 6th- May 18th
Intermediate Acting: Ages 10-12 | April 6th- May 18th
Advanced Acting: Ages 12-15 | April 2nd – May 7th
Improv for Grown-ups: Ages 16 and up | April 2nd – May 7th


TO ENROLL

Please fill out the registration form and email it dirtroadtheater@gmail.com or mail it to: Dirt Road Theater, 1662 W. Hill Rd. Northfield, VT 05663. If you have questions about which class is right for your child, please get in touch!

You may submit payment by clicking the PAYPAL link beside each class, or mail a check made payable to Dirt Road Theater to 1662 W. Hill Rd. Northfield, VT 05663. Please note that sliding scales and/or payment plans are available upon request.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Intro to Theater, Ages 4-5

Cost: $45 for 5 1-hour classes
Saturdays 1:30-2:30
April 11th- May 9th @ Brown Public Library Community Room, Northfield
REGISTRATION FORM | PAY WITH PAYPAL

This playful class will gently introduce young actors to the world of theater through games, stories, songs, and puppets. We will explore using our bodies and voices, creating simple characters, working together, and the adventure of telling stories! 

Intro to Theater, Ages 6-8

Cost: $45 for 5 1-hour classes
Saturdays 2:45-3:45
April 11th- May 9th @ Brown Public Library Community Room, Northfield
REGISTRATION FORM | PAY WITH PAYPAL

Through a variety of games, songs, and stories, this class will explore the basic skills needed for being onstage. We will learn how to use our bodies and voices to create characters, as well as why working together is an important part of theater. This class is appropriate for beginning actors, as well as those with some experience.

Exploring Theater, Ages 8-10

Cost: $60 for 7 1-hour classes
Mondays 3:00-4:00
April 6th- May 18th @ United Church of Northfield, Howe’s Hall
REGISTRATION FORM | PAY WITH PAYPAL

Meant for both the beginning actor and those with some experience, this class will introduce and develop basic acting skills, such as creating a character, working together to form a strong ensemble, and exploring how to use our bodies and voices to tell stories. Through a wide variety of games and activities, we will emphasize communication and cooperation, as well as learn basic onstage skills and terminology.

Intermediate Acting, Ages 10-12

Cost: $75 for 7 1.5-hour classes
Mondays 4:00-5:30
April 6th- May 18th @ United Church of Northfield, Howe’s Hall
REGISTRATION FORM | PAY WITH PAYPAL

This class will explore more complicated acting techniques, such as detailed character development, preparing and utilizing body and voice for performance, and improvisation. We will play many types of games, explore the workings of presenting stories and characters in theater, and develop the onstage skills needed for performance. Beginners are absolutely welcome!

Advanced Acting, Ages 12-15

Cost: $85 for 6 2-hour classes
Thursdays, 3:30-5:30
April 2nd and April 9th @ United Church of Northfield, Howe’s Hall
April 16th-May 7th @ Brown Public Library Community Room
REGISTRATION FORM | PAY WITH PAYPAL

Ideal for those with some acting experience, this class will use a variety of improvisation games and activities to develop strong acting and ensemble skills. Through scene study and monologue work, we will delve into advanced character development and acting techniques, as well as the ways in which we can prepare and utilize our bodies and voices for performance.

Improv for Grown-ups, Ages 16 and up

Cost: $85 for 6 2-hour classes
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30
April 2nd and April 9th @ United Church of Northfield, Howe’s Hall
April 16th-May 7th @ Brown Public Library Community Room
REGISTRATION FORM | PAY WITH PAYPAL

Big people deserve to play, too! In this low-pressure class, we will enjoy dozens of games and activities designed to introduce and develop improvisational skills and concepts. Though this is not a performance-focused class, we will discuss what goes into improv performance, and how improv skills can help us as actors onstage. This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate improvisers. (If you are on the fence about whether you are enough of an “actor” to take this class, jump over the fence and join us- you are!)