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Fall Classes 2017

The Fall Semester begins the week of September 11 and ends with a Showcase & Certificate Ceremony the week of December 11.  There are NO classes the week of November 20-24 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Winter Camps will be held the month of January on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. 

  •  A MANDATORY ORIENTATION for NEW Students will be held THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, from 8:00-8:30 pm (at least one parent/guardian needs to attend with the registered student).

PRE-SEEDS (Grades K)

This fun-filled 45-minute class develops imagination through storytelling, puppets, music, and cooperative games. The emphasis is on creative expression through structured play. Young students are introduced to important skills such as listening, concentration, and collaboration.

  • New - THURSDAYS, 4:00-4:45 pm with Arlene Henry

SEEDS (Grades 1 & 2)

This class is an energy-packed exploration of imagination.  The emphasis is on creative expression through structured play.  Young students learn to "act out" a story while important skills such as listening, concentration, and collaboration are introduced.  New and returning students will benefit from this class.

  • New & Continuing - THURSDAYS, 5:00-6:00 pm with Arlene Henry

SPROUTS (Grades 3 & 4)

This class is an exciting initiation where students are guided through the foundational elements of drama (who, what, and where).  While acting out favorite stories and playing theatre games, students explore imagination and creative expression with a purpose.  The emphasis is on extending concentration and focus while illuminating discipline, self-esteem, empathy, understanding, and basic problem solving.  New and returning students will benefit from this class.

  • Advanced Session - MONDAYS, 4:30-5:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano
  • New & Continuing - THURSDAYS, 6:00-7:00 pm with Jenna Johnson

SPROUTS 2 (Grades 5-6)

In this stimulating class, students learn to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while transitioning into scripted material. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is introduced, as they are taught to understand the importance of “listening.” The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment. New and returning students will benefit from this class.

  • Advanced Session - MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano - CLOSED!
  • New & Continuing - THURSDAYS, 7:00-8:00 pm with Jenna Johnson

BUDS (Grades 7-8)

In this exploratory class, students continue to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while creating and developing original scripted material. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is applied through the creation of scenes. The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment. New and returning students will benefit from this class.

  • New & Continuing - MONDAYS, 6:30-7:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

BLOOMS (Grades 9-12)

This challenging course focuses on bringing a character to life through an advanced exploration of text. Students learn to identify and play objectives( wants/needs), how to break a scene into beats, and continue to explore “listening and responding.” Students will also develop skills to analyze and critique dramatic work and suggest alternative artistic choices.


THE TEEN ENSEMBLE - CLOSED! AT MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT

  • Advanced BUDS (Grades 7-8) - WEDNESDAYS, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Advanced BLOOMS (Grades 9-12) - WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • All Teen Ensemble Members participate in a professional workshop environment taught by Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano, Director of Education.

Advanced BUDS & BLOOMS students are invited to become a Member of the Teen Ensemble, after exceptional work and several semesters of study. The year culminates in the 3rd Annual CTW Teen Festival in May. During the Fall semester, we work on character development, script analysis and ensemble, while exploring the performance pieces. They are chosen by the third week of the Fall semester. We have a staged reading of a holiday play during the first week of December, but not a full Showcase Performance. During the Spring semester, we apply the skills learned in the Fall, and rehearse the plays for performance in the Festival.

Signing up for these advanced classes requires an invitation from the Director of Education, a commitment to both Semesters, and availability for the following dates:

FALL SEMESTER

  • Classes from September 13 to December 6, 2017
  • Showcase Staged Reading on December 6, 2017

 SPRING SEMESTER

  • Classes from January 22 to April 25, 2018 (we begin two weeks PRIOR to the regular semester)
  • Tech Rehearsals: Saturday, April 28 (12-4 pm) April 30, May 1 & 2 (7:30-9:30 pm)
  • Performances: Friday, May 4 & 11 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 5 & 12 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm (for parents only during our Showcase Week).

WINTER CAMP - IMPROV 1 (AGES 11+) REGISTRATION WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1

Log off the screens and see how much fun you can have working together with your peers to create hilarious moments! Explore the concepts of improvisations through games and scenes in an incredibly supportive atmosphere. The only side effects include developing strong listening and communication skills, living in the moment, and respect and appreciation of each other’s creative abilities. Laughing and fun are guaranteed! Certificates handed out at the final camp.

  • TUESDAYS, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30-7:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

WINTER CAMP - IMPROV 2 - REGISTRATION WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1

Building upon the foundational techniques learned in Camp Improv, students will explore advanced work. Laughing and fun are guaranteed! Certificates handed out at the final camp.  In order to enroll, students must have had Camp Improv during the Summer.

  • Advanced Session - THURSDAYS, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 6:30-8:00 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano