Classes


Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts 2017-2018 Season


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MUSICAL THEATER COURSES:
Musical theater training goes well beyond the benefits of singing and dancing well on stage. Building confidence, embracing team work, persevering through difficult circumstances and embracing glimpses of history and culture through quality literature are just a few of the added benefits to performing on stage!

 

Storybook Theater for Ages 4-5
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)00-00-01-11-93-49-1119349_2087200
Mondays 4:00-4:45pm (ages 4-5) $48/month (Jan-May)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm (ages 4-5) $48/month (Jan-May)
Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm (ages 4-5) $48/month (Jan-May)
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am (ages 5-6) $52/month (Jan-May)


Students will spend the semester enjoying drama, dance and music with a focus on the music and LionKingKIDS_FULL_1Line_4Cstory of The Lion King! Children will play theater games, pantomime, make puppets, sing, dance and act their way through a fun semester! They will learn to develop physical expression, characterization, social skills, teamwork, memorization, as well as an understanding of story-telling. Drama classes help to build kids’ confidence, grow their creativity and increase their pre-reading and reading comprehension skills…all while having fun!! This class culminates in a mini-production of The Lion King!

Monday class performance: May 14th at 6:30pm
Tuesday class performance: May 15th at 6:30pm
Wednesday class performance: May 16th at 6:30pm
Saturday class performance: May 19th at 11am

 

 

Musical Theater Production Class Ages 6-8 (Grades 1-2)
Mondays 4:45-6:00pm (LionKingKIDS_FULL_1Line_4C

Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm
$62/month January-April+$35 production fee due in March
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 8th for the Monday cast and the 16th for the Tuesday cast)
Do you have a child who loves to perform? Does he or she sing and dance their way through the house? Make up their own shows in the living room, backyard, playroom and anywhere else they can get someone to watch? Let us channel that energy into a year of great learning! Students will enjoy learning about singing, dancing and acting in a fun class culminating in a special FAPA Spring Production: The Lion King! Our 1st and 2nd grade friends will perform their own special version of the show in May!

MONDAY CAST Performance Dates:
Lion King Kids: April 16th at 6:30pm & April 21st at 5:00pm

TUESDAY CAST Performance Dates:
Lion King Kids: April 17th at 6:30pm & April 21st at 7:00pm

 

Musical Theater Production Class LionKingKIDS_FULL_1Line_4C
Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm Ages 8-11 (Grades 3-5)
Saturdays 10:30-12:00pm Ages 7-11 (Grades 2-5)

$65/month January-April + $35 production fee due in March
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)
Do you have a child who loves to perform? Does he or she sing and dance their way through the house? Make up their own shows in the living room, backyard, playroom and anywhere else they can get someone to watch? Let us channel that energy into a year of great learning! Students will enjoy learning about singing, dancing and acting in a fun class culminating in a special FAPA Spring Production: The Lion King!

THURSDAY CAST Performance Dates:
April 26th at 7pm & April 28th at 7pm

SATURDAY CAST Performance Dates:
April 27th at 7pm & April 28th at 2pm

 

Mary Poppins
Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

Saturday Cast 12:30-2:30pm

4 payments of $82 + $35 production fee due in April

You aren’t going to want to miss this! Just released from Music Theater International: Mary Poppins Jr! FAPA is excited to be among the first to present this brand new adaptation of the beloved classic featuring some of the best music and choreography in musical theater.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

SATURDAY Cast Extra Rehearsal Dates: Friday, April 20th 6pm-8pm
SATURDAY Cast Performance Dates: Friday, May 4th at 6pm & Saturday, May 5th at 2pm

WEDNESDAY Cast Extra Rehearsal Dates:
Saturday, April 21st 10am-12:30pm and Wednesday, May 2nd at 5:15pm

WEDNESDAY Cast Performance Dates: May 2nd at 8pm and May 5th at 5pm

THURSDAY Cast Extra Rehearsal Dates:
Saturday, April 21st 1:00pm-3:30pm and Thursday, May 3rd at 5:15pm
THURSDAY Cast Performance Dates: May 3rd at 8pm, May 4th at 8pm and May 5th at 8pm

 

NEW!!!
Build-A-Musical!

Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)
TUESDAYS 7pm-9pm
$62/month from January-April

Bring your creativity and talent to this class where we’ll conceptualize, create and perform our very own musical FROM SCRATCH! We’ll take existing music (and maybe some of our own!) and create a hilariously entertaining story around it. Then we’ll cast it and rehearse it until our very own musical debuts on the FAPA stage on May 8th! If you’ve ever wanted to combine your love of creative writing, music and performing, this is your chance!

 

 

Musical Theater Choreography: Disney Edition
Ages 8-11 (Grades 3-5)
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
$58/month from January-May

Interested in improving your musical theater dance technique, but don’t have time to invest in multiple recitals and a complicated schedule at a dance studio? Study at FAPA! In this class, students will improve their dance technique in a fun, upbeat class with a new focus each week and music centered around Disney favorites. Students will learn a new piece of choreography each week focused around a different discipline and will perform in a showcase for parents at the end of the semester on May 17th at 6:30.

Musical Theater Choreography: Broadway through the Ages & TAP!
Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
$58/month from January-May

Interested in improving your musical theater dance technique, but don’t have time to invest in multiple recitals and a complicated schedule at a dance studio? Study at FAPA! In this class, students will improve their dance technique in a fun, upbeat class with a new focus each week and music centered around music through the history of musical theater beginning with the Golden Age and progressing through modern, contemporary favorites. Special emphasis will be given to tap in preparation for our upcoming presentation of Mary Poppins! Students will perform in a showcase for parents at the end of the semester on May 17th at 6:30.

 

MUSIC COURSES
Research shows that studying music activates learning centers in the brain and facilitates the learning of other disciplines. Increased IQ, spacial-temporal skills, improved test scores and language development are just a few of the added benefits to practicing the discipline of music!

Group Voice: Disney Classics for 3rd-5th grade
Mondays 5:30-6:30pm
$58/month
January-May
(This class will begin meeting the week of January 8th()
If your child loves to sing, this is the perfect way to begin their training. Students in this class will have fun learning good singing habits, breath support, basic music-reading skills all while enjoying singing their favorite Disney classics! With young children, it’s important to teach good technique for a lifetime of healthy singing. This is the place to start! All students will have the opportunity to sing on a voice recital on May 5th at 2pm.
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Group Voice: Broadway Classics for Middle School GIRLS
Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
$58/month January-May
(This class will begin meeting the week of January 8th)
The middle school voice presents its own challenges for both boys and girls. This class will help students navigate their changing and developing voice by teaching solid technique through breath support and tonal production along with how to make good choices in music for their voice type. Students will perform on a Voice Recital on May 5th at 2pm.

Group Voice: Broadway Classics for Middle School BOYS
Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
$58/month January-May
(This class will begin meeting the week of January 8th)
The middle school voice presents its own challenges for both boys and girls. This class will help students navigate their changing and developing voice by teaching solid technique through breath support and tonal production along with how to make good choices in music for their voice type. Students will perform on a Voice Recital on May 5th at 2pm

 

ACTING & IMPROV COURSES & PRODUCTIONS
Being a student of acting and improvisation not only makes a performance more believable on stage, but it also builds character, empathy, communication skills, public speaking ability, and trust; not to mention confidence!

 

Little Women 2: Wrath of the Undead
Grades 6-12
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm
$4 payments of $68 + $35 production fee due in April

From the author of FAPA favorites like The Brothers Grimm and Greek Olympiganza, comes this hilarious new play with a comically creepy plot.

Little Tommy would rather play Call of Duty than listen to his babysitter, Claire, read a bedtime story, especially one as sappy as Little Women. But Claire’s rendition of the beloved novel turns out to be more wild than he expected. After all, everyone knows Steven Spielberg stole the idea for Jurassic Park from Louisa May Alcott, and that lightsabers were totally a Civil War invention. Forget what you know about the mild-mannered March sisters: these little women are out for blood.

Performance Dates: May 11th at 7pm and May 12th at 7pm.

 

Beginning Acting for Grades 3-5
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm ORKids-acting-classes
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
$58/month January-May
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)
This class will focus on the fundamentals of acting. Students will learn stage terminology and basic acting principles like stage directions, blocking and memorization techniques in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. Classes will focus on exploration of the voice, body movement and development of stage presence to help students better communicate as a performer. Basic scene work will be incorporated to encourage teamwork along with pantomime, improv and monologue development. Classwork will culminate with students performing in FAPA’s Night of Scenes and Short Plays at the end of the semester on May 15th at 7:30pm

 

Intermediate Acting for Grades 6-8
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
$58/month January-May
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)
This class will continue to build on the fundamentals of acting by focusing on scene work. Students will learn how to break down a scene to understand the subtleties of what’s going on with the characters along with learning to analyze the relationships of characters in a scene. Classes will focus on exploration of the voice, body movement and development of stage presence to help students better communicate as a performer. Classwork will include monologue study as well as audition coaching. Students will perform in a showcase at the end of the semester on May 15th at 7:30pm

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Advanced Acting for Grades 9-12
Mondays 7:00-8:30pm

$68/month January-May
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 8th)
This course is designed to aid serious theater students in their acting abilities.  The class will cover movement, voice, scene and play analysis, scene work including an emphasis on objectives, obstacles, and acting techniques, improvisational skills, character analysis and performance, monologues, audition skills, dramaturgy, and career paths. This is the perfect course to aid in preparing for upcoming auditions for school, Literary Meet events, college auditions and GHP preparation. Students will perform in a showcase at the end of the semester on May 15th at 7:30pm.

 

Sketch Writing Grades 7-12
Thursdays 5:30-7:00pmWriting Tools
$62/month January-May
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)
Students will learn how to take their funny ideas, unique personalities, and enjoyable ensemble improvisations to make written sketches, which they will then perform as a full show.  This class involves on-your-feet acting along with writing exercises. There will be some homework! Students will perform during our Night of Sketch at FAPA on December 12th at 6pm!
Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least one Improv class at FAPA.”
Performance: May 10th at 7pm
Final Dress Rehearsal: May 9th 5:30-8:00pm

 

Improv
Grades 3-5: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Grades 6-10: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pmYouthImage
$58/month January-May
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)
This class teaches the basics of improv and introduces students to the fundamental aspects of performing. Unsing games and exercises to develop social skills and confidence, the focus of the class is on physical expression and verbal communication. Using the concept of “Yes, and…” this class will get kids on their feet learning new and exciting ways to work with their peers and to make new friends. There’s no better way to build great friendships than to LAUGH and be creative together! Students will perform during our Night of Improv at FAPA on May 16th at 7pm!

TECHNICAL THEATER COURSES
Nothing that happens on stage is possible without the hard-working and imaginative minds of the folks behind the scenes. Technical theater classes take creative minds and give them a place to focus: to draw, dream, design, build, construct and create worlds that transport audiences away.

Theatrical Design Workshop Ages 12-18
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$68/month January-April
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 16th)
This class is geared towards students who are interested in the artistic elements that transform a theatrical performance into a world of its own. Students will study scenic design and painting, costume design and construction and special effects makeup design and application. The students in this class will gain real life experience by designing and creating sets, costumes and make up for our FAPA Spring Production, The Lion King!

Technical Theater Grades 6-12
Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
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$58/month January-April
(please note this class is currently in session and NEW students will begin the week of January 8th)
Tech Theater is a unique class that teaches students the “behind the scenes” elements of theater. We will explore what it takes offstage to create magic onstage. In this year-long class, we will cover set design, sound design, costume design, prop-building, stage management and everything in between. Students will learn about the different roles of the “Techies”. This class is perfect for the actor who wants to learn more about their passion, or for the student who enjoys theater without the limelight. There’s a place in Tech Theater for everyone no matter what their theatrical strengths are!

Overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start? CONTACT US
and we’ll help you find the class that’s perfect for your child!

FAPA has an annual Registration Fee of $35, which is due in August.
The second student from the same family has a registration fee of  $25.
Additional family members’ registration fees are waived.

There is a 10% discount on each additional class after the first registration per family.

 

 

FAPA Billing Policies:

Tuition for classes/shows at FAPA is considered a full and total cost for the duration of the class/show. We take the total amount of tuition (whether it be for a 5 month class or a 7 month rehearsal process) and divide it into equal monthly installments. Each month has different numbers of class meetings due to 5th weeks, school breaks, holidays, etc. so we break the tuition into equal installments to keep things simple for our families and so they know what to expect each month regardless of the number of class meetings.

(Total Class Tuition divided by the number of months = Monthly payment)

We process the first month’s tuition the morning after the first class meeting of the semester/year along with any applicable registration fees. From there, tuition is processed between the 1st and 3rd business days of the month for the following months.

If you would prefer NOT to have the card we have on file for your family as your method of payment, you must have made a payment via check or cash by the final business day of the previous month.

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