Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Classes

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  • Town Hall Theatre 27 North Main Street 
  • Centerville, Ohio 45459 
  • Phone: (937) 433-8957 

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BUILDING CHARACTER ONSTAGE!

Town Hall Theatre is a place where children build self-esteem, confidence and character! We offer a place to learn about the performing arts in a positive, student-centric environment.

Children may be introduced to theatre in our beginning class, Intro to Acting, or grow as an actor in our tiered acting series. Others may have fun performing in a group-written play or singing their heart out in a voice class! We also offer private acting and voice lessons for a more concentrated, one-on-one experience.

No matter what age or experience level you are, there's sure to be a class for you!

Below are samples of our various classes. To find out what we are currently offering and to register, click here.

Intro to Acting

Ages 4-7

Make new friends, become comfortable speaking in front of a group, and feel successful about putting on your own mini-play! Each class will begin by reading a story or picking out a costume. Students then use the story and their imaginations to create a mini-play. Family and friends are invited to be our audience the last five minutes of each class!


Creative Movement

Ages 2-6

A great way to get involved in the imaginative world of dance and musical theatre, this class invites our younger stars to really shine! Students will have a wonderful time bringing songs to life using different styles of dance, costumes and props! Culminating in a final class performance! Bring your imaginations, and LET'S GO!


Make Believe Class

Ages 4-7

In this class, students will explore the story behind whichever Mainstage show is currently playing at the theatre! Actors will explore the story through games, they will learn choreography from the show, as well as make crafts, and costumes, and receive a ticket to see the show!

 

Acting-Level 1

Grades 2-8

This course is a prerequisite for being cast in a Showcase Series production at Town Hall Theatre. The curriculum concentrates on monologues and short scenes. Each student will understand theatre terminology and the process of going through technical rehearsal to a performance. Completion of this class is dependent on accruing no more than two absences and receiving a passing grade on the theatre terms quiz.


Acting-Level 2

Grades 2-8

This course is a prerequisite for being cast in a Mainstage Series production at Town Hall Theatre. Students will learn how to create characters that can "live" through an entire show, as well as learn how to tackle callbacks. Students will also polish their musical auditioning skills by developing a song/monologue combination! Actors will understand how to research a role and why it is important. Students in 2nd-6th grade must have already completed Acting Level 1 to enroll in this course. Completion of this course is dependent on accruing no more than two absences, a final scene, and a character presentation.


 

Stage Combat

Ages 11-17

Have you ever wondered how to perform a realistic and safe fight scene on stage? In this action packed class, students will learn combat safety, as well as sharpen their acting skills to make a fight scene come to life. Students will get to choose a character, and learn how to choreograph their own fight scenes, which they will perform for friends and family on stage!


Broadway Bootcamp Jr.

Grades 2-6

Get ready for bootcamp. Combining music and choreo, Broadway Bootcamp Jr. is a guaranteed good time! Using songs from popular musicals and Disney Movies, Broadway Bootcamp Jr. focuses on polishing skills specifically for musical theatre. Students will develop their musical skills as they build their book of audition pieces, sing together as a group, and develop their confidence singing in front of a group. Culminating in a final showcase that is sure to dazzle, Broadway Bootcamp is the perfect place for your rising star!


Broadway Bootcamp

Grades 7-12

Get ready for bootcamp. Combining music and choreo, Broadway Bootcamp is for you! Using songs from popular musicals like Hamilton, Broadway Bootcamp focuses on polishing skills specifically for musical theatre. Students will develop their musical skills as they build their book of audition pieces, sing together as a group, and develop their confidence singing in front of a group. Culminating in a final showcase that is sure to dazzle, Broadway Bootcamp is the perfect place for your teen.


Put on a Play

Grades 1-5

Explore the far reaches of your imagination by creating your own play. Each session will focus on creating a show, designing not only sets but also costumes. Each session will focus on a different story and students will memorize lines and blocking as well. This class will help students understand characters, story and setting; culminating in a performance for family and friends!


Comedy Improv 4 Kids

Grades 2-8

Think fast or you'll be left in the dust! Actors and comedians are always on their toes and you can be too. Students will develop their skills to create unique characters, tell exciting stories, and make people laugh. This high energy class is perfect for anyone who wants to build their skills as an actor, storyteller, or comedian!


Class Voice

Grades 1-6

This class is designed to introduce the non-singing actor to successful musical vocal production, and to give the experienced vocalist the opportunity to advance the skills required for excellent singing. Basic vocal production, including proper breathing, pitch, tone and much more will be covered all while getting to sing popular songs from theatre and the radio! There will even be a performance!


Special FX Make-Up

Grades 2-8

Using make-up to create fantasy characters from stage and screen is the goal of this specialty class. Our instructor will take students through the process of creating characters that are older, characters that are wilder, and characters that exist only in imagination using makeup and artistic technique! Are you a fairy, an old man, a zombie?


Private Acting Lessons

Grades 2-12

Focus on timing, rhythm and control, analyze scenes for tactics and objectives, prepare for auditions and callbacks and expand your acting range with character and dialect work. Private lessons are a great way for beginning and seasoned actors who want to explore the craft at a more advanced level and are available by appointment only. Contact the theatre to register. Single lessons to prepare for an upcoming audition or performance are also available. Email or call our Education Director at 433-8957 x2831 to schedule your next lesson!

Individual Lesson

30 Minutes Email to Schedule Fee: $30/Lesson
8-Week Lesson Pass 30 Minutes Email to Schedule Fee: $233/Pass
10-Week Lesson Pass 30 Minutes Email to Schedule Fee: $290/Pass

Theatre for Special Needs

This private class is an opportunity for kids with some of the biggest imaginations around to strut their stuff! Coursework is designed for the special needs student and will focus on basic acting skills such as projection, characterization, voice and diction. Of course, there will be lots of theatre games, too! Contact the Education Director for scheduling availability prior to each session's registration.

Group Workshops

For information on how we can provide your group or organization with a specialty acting or voice workshop tailored to meet your needs, please contact the Education Director.

We Offer Dance and Arts Classes, Too!

For a complete listing of classes offered by the Washington Township Recreation Center, visit our Rec Center page or call 433-0130.