Opportunities for Adults
NOTE: All in-person theater classes will not be held until further notice. To learn about virtual theater classes for all ages and all upcoming theater opportunities, please check out our Summer Zoo-M-agic Curriculum. The following classes will resume when it is safe to do so. This list is subject to change.
Not Your High School’s Musical
This advanced level performance class allows students to explore music and dance numbers from popular musicals geared towards a young adult and adult audience such as Rent, Heathers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and many more. Each week students will learn pieces from these musicals. Please be aware that the content learned in this class is designed for a mature student and audience.
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 3:00-4:00pm or Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Musicals have evolved through the years from just Waltz to a fast paced, modern dance and stunning the world. In this 8-week class Ms. Maria will teach dance combos inspired by some our more modern musicals and incorporate basic acro tumbling skills that will the students will build on. Ms. Maria is a USA Gymnastics certified gymnastics coach, who is very experienced in coaching tumbling. Classes will begin with a warm up, new skill(s) of the week and end with a dance combo. The performers that see you in musicals like Bring it On, Lion King, and Billy Elliot had to start somewhere. Why don’t you start with us?
Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 4:00-5:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Students will learn the latest hip-hop dance moves and techniques while enjoying a fast-paced and fun class! There is no previous dance experience required to participate in this class. We welcome performers of all skill levels!
Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
All students who wish to participate in this class must be evaluated by our head dance teacher/ choreographer, Maria Lonetti. This class is for advanced level performers who have prior experience with dance and/ or theater.
Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
This class is perfect for the performer that is looking to hone their movement skills and learn how to express themselves through dance.
Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Want to be part of the theater arts but performing isn’t your thing? Try learning about the behind the scenes of putting on a show. In this 4 week class, students will learn the basics of all things backstage. Each week students will spend time on a different aspect of backstage work including, sound and lighting training, stage manager, prop master and stage crew to help you discover what may most interest you when working behind the scenes. Students in this class are expected to be present during tech week and the final performance.
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Tap/Jazz Combo for the Teen/Adult Beginner
A traditional 8-week class for students looking to improve their dance skills. Many young people discover theater over time and once bit by the bug realize they are missing essential dance skills to get top roles in high school theater or professionally. This class is designed to teach the older actor the critical basics to tap dancing in an age-friendly environment. This high energy, full of fun moves class will have you tapping with confidence at auditions in no time!
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Fight Choreography/Slapstick Comedy
A fun and energetic 8-week class for students looking to learn or improve their ability to perform choreographed fights on stage. In this class, students will learn the basics of physical stage-fighting using fake weapons and their bodies. Students will explore everything from slap-stick humor to fully choreographed sword-fights.
Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Advanced Acting Trio Class Series – SPECIAL DEAL!
The following three classes work well when taken at the Take ALL 3 of the following Advanced Acting classes and receive 25% off the entire bundle! Three classes valued at a total of $507.00 NOW for only a $375.00. *NOTE: This deal only applies for students taking all 3 classes in the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series.
Advanced Acting Intensive
A traditional 8-week class for students hoping to gain skills in more serious acting techniques. The perfect class for the young performer looking for a deeper experience. Exposure to the most commonly-taught acting techniques helps develop more believable characters. This class is highly recommended for students hoping to go into theater professionally someday. This is also a friendly environment to prepare for auditions. This class is a part of the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series.
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
A traditional 8-week class for any student hoping to gain larger roles in their community or school theater. A perfect compliment to the Advanced Acting Techniques class! This class allows students to dive deeper into the world of character development and explore various types of characters throughout all of theater’s history. Students will explore monologues and scenes to work on embodying characters from a range of plays including classic works, historical literature, and even including more contemporary playwrights. This class is a part of the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series.
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 4:45-5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Friday Night Live Teens
A traditional 8-week class for older students looking for an opportunity to study more serious improvisational techniques without sacrificing the more fun and creative aspects of improv and comedy. This Saturday Night Live-esque class is perfect for every class clown or budding actor looking to gain more confidence. Students work separately and together to develop comic skits and routines appropriate for each age level. Great for any performer interested in stand-up comedy or improvisational acting. This class is a part of the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series.
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Adult Tap/ Jazz
We are now offering an adult tap/ jazz class due to popular demand! This class is designed for both experienced dancers and older performers who may be new to dance. This adult class is structured for those who are young at heart and love to move.
Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 6:00-7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT
Winter Main Stage Production
Join us for this year’s Winter Main Stage Production! This magical story provides the perfect opportunity for students ages 5-19 to participate in a family-friendly musical this winter! All students 2nd grade and up who are looking to participate as a member of the general cast must reserve a 1/2 hour audition on one of the two audition dates. All students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade will be automatically placed in the Tiny Thespians program to experience a main stage production with less responsibility and commitment than our older cast members. All payments made at the Academy are due on the first rehearsal and first week of the second month. We only accept cash or check at the Academy reception. Thank you. All students are guaranteed a role in this production.
Tuition (Tiny Thespians): $99.00/mo for 2 months or $198.00 total (Junior Thespians): $117.00/mo for 2 months or $234.00 total (Kidz Konnect Intermediate/ Advanced Level): $133.50/mo for 2 months or $267.00 total | Auditions: Auditions have passed for this production | Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT |Performance Date: March 2020 | Performance Location: Clinton Andrews Memorial Town Hall | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale
Spring Advanced Musical Theater Production: Rock of Ages
This is a specialized class that culminates in a performance for ONLY those actors who have demonstrated the skill and commitment necessary to pursue this mature level production. It is strictly limited to a small number of actors. It is our only program that casts according to enhancing each performer’s weakest areas as demonstrated at the time of the audition. A $100.00 non-refundable security deposit is due on or before the audition to secure your child’s placement in this class. This is not a production for those looking to be in leading roles only but an advanced level class designed to provide your child the most challenging role that will enhance current skill weaknesses in the individual actor. It is specifically geared to the serious performer that is seeking personalized instruction for developing stronger performance skills. All rehearsals are on Saturdays 2:00pm-5:00pm. All payments made at the Academy are due on the first rehearsal and first week of the second month. We only accept cash or check at the Academy reception. Thank you. All students are guaranteed a role in this production.
Tuition: $99.00/mo for 3 months or $297.00 total | Auditions: TBA | Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Performance Date: TBA | Performance Location: 61 E. Main Street, Clinton CT – The Academy Building | Tickets: $20.00 per person
Fall Advanced Musical: TBD
This is an advanced level production class. You MUST commit to this program at the time of the audition, regardless of the role received. A $99.00 non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of the audition to secure your spot in this highly intensive, extremely popular program. Limited Cast size. Cuts may be made. Additional rehearsals may be added as needed at the discretion of the director.
Tuition: $99.00/mo | Auditions: Tuesday, September 10th & Thursday, September 12th 2019 | Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Every Saturday from 2:30 – 5:00pm | Performance Date: December 13 – 15, 2019 | Performance Location: TBD | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale
Annual Fall Graveyard Walk
Every year, the professional actors in our Shoreline Actors Collective branch of Kidz Konnection perform a number of eerie historical scenes at the Clinton Graveyard. This is a free program for the interested performer. Please contact us to be involved in this program. This program provides opportunities for script-writing to anyone interested in writing a new scene for our annual graveyard walk.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be determined based on the schedules of the performers | Performance: Late October | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT