Arts Center of St. Charles

Sponsored by Self-Esteem for Life Foundation: A 501 C 3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization
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ACTING and THEATER CLASSES

Build self-esteem, improve public speaking and literacy skills, learn the craft of theater, and have fun while doing it! It's all about learning and creating in a safe, supportive environment.



While a few participants may go on to become professional actors, ALL students will learn teamwork, improve reading skills, build confidence, and make friends!  We practice non-traditional casting.

All programs meet the Illinois State Board of Education Teaching Standards for Drama/Theatre Arts.

Our open enrollment policy allows anyone to enter our programs regardless of previous experience. No refunds will be issued unless class is cancelled by Arts Center.


Each student receives 2 free tickets to the showcase. Additional tickets are $10 each.


 

TOTS Musical Theatre

TUITION: $85

TEACHING ARTIST: Tracy Whiteside

DESCRIPTION: Preschool Ages 4-Kindergarten (sorry, no 3-year-olds) will practice musical theatre concepts including acting, singing and dancing from popular musicals. All roles are equal, and each student has a solo. Participants will build confidence and develops many skills including teamwork and creative thinking.


JUNE SESSION: Finding Dory, Little Mermaid

DATES: June 19-June 23, 2017

DAY: Daily Monday-Friday

TIMES: 10:00-11:00am

SHOWCASE: June 23 at 10:30am


JULY SESSION: Zootopia, Trolls

DATES: July 10-July 14, 2017

DAY: Daily Monday-Friday

TIMES: 4:00-5:00pm

SHOWCASE: July 14 at 4:30pm


AUGUST SESSION: Beauty and the Beast, Frozen

DATES: August 7-August 11, 2017

DAY: Daily Monday-Friday

TIMES: 10:00-11:00am

SHOWCASE: August 11 at 10:30am



KIDS Musical Theatre

TUITION: $165

TEACHING ARTIST: Tracy Whiteside

DESCRIPTION: Students who have completed grades 1st-4th (ages 6-9) will learn musical theatre concepts including acting, singing, and dancing from popular musicals. All roles are equal, and each student has a solo. Participants will build confidence and develop many skills including teamwork and creative thinking.


JUNE SESSION: Secret Life of Pets, Snow White

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: June 19-June 23, 2017

TIMES: 12:00-2:00pm

SHOWCASE: June 23 at 1:00pm


JULY SESSION: Frozen, Wicked

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: July 10-July 14, 2017

TIMES: 10:00am-12:00pm

SHOWCASE: July 14 at 11:00am


AUGUST SESSION: Spongebob, Annie

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: August 7-August 11, 2017

TIMES: 12:00-2:00pm

SHOWCASE: August 11 at 1:00pm



MIDDLE SCHOOL Musical Theatre

TUITION: $165

TEACHING ARTIST: Tracy Whiteside

DESCRIPTION: Students who have completed grades 5-8 (ages 10-13) will study musical theatre concepts including acting, singing and dancing from popular musicals. All roles are equal, and each student has a solo. Participants will build confidence and develop many skills including teamwork and creative thinking. Show material is G-Rated.


JUNE SESSION : Hamilton, Mulan

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: June 26-June 30, 2017

TIMES: 1:00-3:00pm

SHOWCASE: June 30 at 2:00pm


JULY SESSION: La La Land, Frozen

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: July 17-July 21, 2017

TIMES: 10:00am-12:00pm

SHOWCASE: July 21 at 11:00am


AUGUST SESSION: Wicked, Aladdin

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: August 7-August 11, 2017

TIMES: 3:00-5:00pm

SHOWCASE: August 11 at 4:00pm



JUNE YOUTH Acting and Auditions: Batman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman

DAY: Daily, Monday-Friday

DATES: June 26-June 30, 2017

TIMES: 10:00am-12:00pm

SHOWCASE: June 30 at 11:00am

TUITION: $165

TEACHING ARTIST: Tracy Whiteside

DESCRIPTION: A course designed for all students who have completed grades 3rd-8th (ages 8-13) who wish to explore acting or improve their skills. The class includes character development and expression. The art of auditioning will also be covered. Participation improves confidence, imagination, and speech/diction. No singing or dancing.


JULY YOUTH Acting for TV, FILMS and COMMERCIALS: Harry Potter and The Princess Diaries

DATES: July 17-July 21, 2017

DAY: Daily Monday-Friday

TIMES: 1:00-3:00pm

SHOWCASE: July 21 at 2:00pm

TUITION: $165

TEACHING ARTIST: Tracy Whiteside

DESCRIPTION: The class is for students who have completed grades 3rd-8th (ages 8-13). It will consist of warm-up games, cold readings, auditions, scene study, character choices, and on-camera tips. Some portions will be videotaped for playback in class and at the showcase. Class members build self-esteem, public speaking skills, and improve school presentations. No singing or dancing.