Classes

  

Seasonal Classes

All Classes

The list below is subject to change by season based on popularity and enrollment.

ALL SPRING CLASSES START MONDAY 3/30/20 ON ZOOM!

MONDAYS at the ACADEMY:

Creative Writing

Perfect for the beginning writer who wants a head start in writing fun characters, descriptions and even PLAYS! We will give our students who join us a fun writing activity geared for the 2/3rd graders that helps get kids excited about how important writing is to the theater. Come join us and see just how FUN writing can be!

4-4:30: 2nd & 3rd Graders

4:30-5:00: 4th & 5th Graders

5:00-6:00: 6th-8th Graders

Ages: Grades 2-3 and 4-5 | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 4:00-4:30 pm for 2nd & 3rd Graders, 4:30-5:00 for 4th & 5th Graders, 5:00-6:00 for 6-8 Graders | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

 

 

Contemporary Dance

This class is perfect for the performer that is looking to hone their movement skills and learn how to express themselves through dance.

Ages: Grades 6+ (12+ years old) | Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

Advanced Tap

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.

Ages: New students must be pre-screened to determine appropriate placement in this class. Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for placement screening. | Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

Backstage Basics

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.

Ages: Grades 6+ (11+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

TUESDAYS at the ACADEMY:

Winter Main-Stage Junior Thespians FULL

Please contact us to be added to the wait-list.

This is for children in 2nd and 3rd grade looking to participate in the Main Stage Production. One step up from Tiny Thespians, it allows children to be in the general cast of the Main Stage Production. This option is for students who are ready to commit to the full responsibilities and schedule of a Main Stage Production. Children must audition for the production. This age group will not be considered for principal roles, are not guaranteed speaking roles, and will primarily be a part of the general ensemble of the show. For more information about our Mainstage Production, please check out our Upcoming Productions page.

Ages: Grades 2-3 (7-9 years old) | Tuition: $234.00 or $78.00/month for 3 months | Class Time: Tuesdays or Thursdays 4:45-6:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

This production has been postponed until further notice.

Tap/Jazz Combo for the Tween & Teen 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!

Ages: Grades 5+ (10+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

 

WEDNESDAYS at the ACADEMY:

 

Shakespeare Workshop

Excited about Summer Shakespeare? Want to try Shakespeare but afraid it might be too hard? We’ll get you ready and excited at this workshop!! This summer’s show is HAMLET!! We’ll spend this class looking at who Shakespeare was, working on monologues and performing scenes! Join us today!

Ages: Grades 7+ (12+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: 4:00-5:00 PM | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

THURSDAYS at the ACADEMY:

Winter Main Stage Musical Tiny Thespians

This once-a-week class gives young actors who may be new to the stage an opportunity to perform in our Mainstage Production in a more intimate setting. Students will be given two full scenes within the show that they work on during class time. They perform their scenes during the performance of the show and participate in all full cast activities including tech week.

Ages: Grades K-4 (5-10 years old) | Tuition: $204.00 or $68.00/month for 3 months | Class Date/ Time: Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

This production has been postponed until further notice.

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.

Ages: Grades 4+ (9+ years old) | Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

FRIDAYS at the ACADEMY:

Friday Night Live Kidz Improvisation Class

This once-a-week improvisation class is perfect for the ham of your house who loves to create original material and imagine freely. In this 8 week class, kids play plenty of fun drama games and activities to explore creativity while developing an original skit to perform for family and friends.

Ages: Grades K-3 (5-9 years old) | Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays, 4:30pm – 5:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

Friday Night Live Tweens Edition Improvisation Class

This Saturday Night Live-esque 8-week 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. Note: There are no exceptions to grade level placement for this program.

Ages: Grades 4-5 (9-11 years old) | Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:15-6:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

 

Character Development/Scene Study

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.

Ages: Grades 6+ (11+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 4:45-5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM

Friday Night Live Teens Improvisation Class

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.

Ages: Grades 6+ (11+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT ALL SPRING CLASSES NOW ON ZOOM