Alban Arts Academy

Educating the Artists of tomorrow with the artists of today!

 

Fall 18 Classes Start August 21st!

 

All classes are $225 for the full 12 Week Semester.

Register before August 20th and

get the $25 Early Bird Discount!

Receive a 10% Discount for registering for 2 or more classes within the same household.

Scholarships are available.  Forms can be downloaded HERE.  Scholarship forms must be returned to the Alban by 5:00pm on August 17th.

Online Registration costs only $25, and reserves your students spot in class.  The remaining balance will be due in person on the first day of class, or a payment agreement may be arranged as well. 

All Performance Classes will have a final presentation and must be present for Tech Week Rehearsals.  Students in these classes will meet daily the week of November 4th-10th to rehearse their showcase presentations.   Showcase performances will be held on November 8th, 9th, & 10th.

Class Title                           Teacher Day Start Time End Time
Grade Level/Prerequisite                          
 
1. Improv                                
Jeff Bukovinsky Tues 5:30 6:30 9th-Adult                   Register 
Students play a variety of games that improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also, a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.
2. Improv                     
Jeff Bukovinsky          Tues 6:45 7:45 6th-8th          Register 
Students play a variety of games that improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also, a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.
3. Directing                                              
Adam Bryan            Tues. 8:00 9:00 5th-Adult                                 Register 
This class will introduce students to the leadership role of directing live theatre. Directors will learn scene analysis, blocking, and rehearsal techniques; as well as gain effective skills for communicating with actors and designers that contribute to creative and fun directing. Students will complete a directors book, complete with directorial goals and objective, designs, budgets, and supply needs, for a scene/one act of their choosing
4. Acting                               
Adam Bryan        Tues. 5:30 6:30 1st—5th        Register
This class gets students comfortable on stage. We explore theater basics: character, voice, memorization and confidence. Students will take part in a variety of acting exercises to find students’ strengths and weaknesses. Then work on honing those skills by working on a short play that will be presented at the end of semeseter showcase. **Students must be able to read.
5. Acting                                
Adam Bryan      Tues. 6:45 7:45 1st-5th      Register
This class gets students comfortable on stage. We explore theater basics: character, voice, memorization and confidence. Students will take part in a variety of acting exercises to find students’ strengths and weaknesses. Then work on honing those skills by working on a short play that will be presented at the end of semeseter showcase. **Students must be able to read.
6. Movement for Theatre                     
Amanda Bridgette Tues. 8:00 9:00 7th-Adult       Register
In this class, students will learn the foundations of musical theatre dance, including body awareness, coordination, and musicality, which draw heavily from ballet and jazz technique. Students will have the opportunity to learn various styles of musical theatre dance through learning original choreography from a variety of musical theatre shows. In addition, students learn how to prepare for an audition.
7. Collegiate Acting                       
Amanda Bridgette        Tues. 5:30 6:30 Invite Only. 15 yrs and up   Register 
Students who have auditioned or intend to audition for Governor’s School for the Arts, professional or collegiate auditions will research, rehearse and prepare 3 audition monologues, and create a professional resume.
8. Advanced Acting                             
Amanda Bridgette  Tues. 6:45 7:45 Invite Only          Register 
 Students will explore different acting methods and techniques per semester. The monologues, scenes and performance pieces that are included in the Showcase Performance will be directed from the perspective of one method/technique per semester.
9. Pre-Acting                                  
Jan Johnson Tues. 5:30 6:15 PreK-K                 Register 
This class encourages use of the imagination. We introduce students to storytelling, acting and improvisation. They will create stories through creative play. Students learn to memorize simple lines and use their Big Voice on stage as well. Early participation in drama develops confidence, speaking skills, social skills and serves as a great introduction to acting that begins a life-long enjoyment of creative arts.
10. Stage Craft                  
Emily Wolfe Tues. 6:45 7:45 6th-Adult    Register 
In this course, students will be taught general theater knowledge and history. They will take this information and use it to aid them in creating prop and set lists, creating a basic set design, and crafting props and set pieces for the other Academy classes. Students will be instructed in the safe use of some hand tools, safe climbing techniques, and proper painting. Prepare to get messy in this class.
11. Improv
Jeff Bukovinsky Wed. 5:30 6:30 1st-5th    Register 
Students play a variety of games that improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also, a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.
12. Stage Makeup
Marlette Carter Wed. 6:45 7:45 5th-Adult    Register 
 Students will learn how to safely and effectively apply makeup to themselves and others. The class will begin with the basics of application, shadow, highlight, color etc. and then will progress into more advanced techniques like old age, fantasy, cuts and bruises, beard creation and more. **There is a $65 supply fee for students’ personal makeup kit, which they will keep.**
13. Classical Acting                       
Marlette Carter Wed. 8:00 9:00 5th-Adult    Register 
 “To be, or not to be“ – This class will focus on the performance and understanding of Classical Theatre (Pre-1800). The works of Shakespeare, Sophocles, Molière, and Marlowe; we will be bringing to life great monologues and comedic scenes. A great class for High School students in learning to understand Shakespeare. “All the world’s a stage,” isn’t just a saying in this class.
14. Singing for Musical Theatre                                  
Kenneth Morrison   5:30 6:30 7th-Adult                  Register 
This class serves as an introduction to musical theatre and basic production elements. A short musical will be rehearsed and performed with emphasis on singing technique.
15. Singing for Musical Theatre                 
Kenneth Morrison          Wed. 6:45 7:45 1st-6th       Register
This class serves as an introduction to musical theatre and basic production elements. A short musical will be rehearsed and performed with emphasis on singing technique.
 16. Advanced Singing for Musical Theatre               
Kenneth Morrison   Wed. 8:00 9:00  Must Audition int class.    Register
This class is designed for the advancing actor/singer. Topics covered include: *classical/broadway exercises, style, and repertoire *sight reading and music reading skills *international phonetic alphabet (IPA) *character/scene study Audition should consist of: *a broadway song and a classical art song selection Or *two contrasting broadway selections. Both pieces combined are not to exceed 7 minutes. Bring sheet music clearly marked for accompanist. *NO A CAPELLA
17. Acting                
John Barton         Wed. 5:30 6:30 6th-8th  Register 
Designed with both new and experienced young actors in mind, this class will focus on building essential acting skills while becoming more comfortable on stage. Observation, movement, character development and improvisation skills will be taught through theatre games. Relaxation and visualization exercises will be taught to help reduce anxiety. Students will gain confidence and learn to become more comfortable performing. Students will perform a short play at the end of the semester.
18. Spotlight on Theatre             
John Barton      Wed. 6:45 7:45 Must apply with special needs.  Limited space                 Register 
Does your child struggle with larger class sizes? Does s/he need more one-on-one attention? This is the class for them. The Spotlight on Theatre class is designed for kids who need a little more support and a little less chaos in their classroom experience. Content varies by semester and by the interest of the students. Class size is smaller than our other classes. Parent participation is strongly encouraged. Let’s play in the Spotlight together!
19. Intro to Playwriting          
John Barton      Wed. 8:00 9:00 6th-Adult    Register 
This course will focus on teaching skills necessary to write a play: creating a character, writing believable dialogue, creating conflict, and building a scene. Students will do some script study and complete several writing exercises before writing their own original 10-minute play.
20. Acting     
Marlette Carter     Wed. 5:30 6:30 9th-Adult                Register 
Designed with both new and experienced actors in mind, this class will focus on giving students of all ages essential tools to succeed on stage in theatre. Tools such as character development, script analysis, goals and objectives, the actor brain, and much more. Students will learn the majority of these skills through theatre exercises and games, as well as discussion and debate. Students will also apply there newfound skills to performing a final scene/one act in the end of semester showcase.
21. Pre-Acting           
Jan Johnson      Wed. 6:45 7:45 PreK-K             Register 
This class encourages use of the imagination. We introduce students to storytelling, acting and improvisation. They will create stories through creative play. Students learn to memorize simple lines and use their Big Voice on stage as well. Early participation in drama develops confidence, speaking skills, social skills and serves as a great introduction to acting that begins a life-long enjoyment of creative arts.
22. Reader’s/Story Theatre          
Adam Bryan      Wed. 5:30 6:30 7th-Adult        Register 
In this class students will spend a lot of time working with the written word. They will discover that plays are not the only pieces of literature that can be performed. We will work with poetry, song lyrics, prose, plays and pretty much anything else written. Students will learn how to break these pieces of literature up into pieces and combine them into new works of performance art. Students will create their own original production out of pieces of poems, songs, stories, scripts etc. Their final creation will then be performed at showcase. Great class for those performers looking for something different and unique, as well as anyone who enjoys some good wordsmithing.
23. Period Hair & Wig Styling          
Tasha Harris     Tues. 8:00 9:00 6th-Adult           Register 
This class covers essential skills in styling techniques on yourself and others, as well as wigs and wig care and other assorted hair pieces.  The focus is to develop an eye for period detail and to create a collection of commonly used period looks.  You will learn methods of styling to create styles for different eras, how to apply wigs, wave hair, set hair, twist styles, pin-curls, and how to use a variety of styling tools and products to achieve each desired look.