Programs for 5th Graders

  

Programs for 5th Graders (Ages 10-11)

Acro Dance

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

Hip Hop

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

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.

Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Homeschool Production: Children of Eden

Come perform with us in the musical, Children of Eden. NOTE: All students are guaranteed a role in this production.

Tuition (for Theater Class Only): $258.00 (for Theater AND Art Class): 286.40 | Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-12:30pm | Performance Date: December 21, 2019 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Tickets: $15

Home-School Art Class

Let’s have fun with the Elements and Principles of Art!!  Melissa Imossi, a classically trained artist, will guide our students through engaging projects that are beautiful as well as educational.   Students will create their own masterpieces inspired by well-known artists, art history and the world around them. Towards the end of the program, students will be able to apply what they learn in class by painting sets that will be used in the homeschool play!  Different mediums will be used, such as drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and collage.

Tuition (for Art Class Only): $100.00/mo (for Theater AND Art Class): 286.40 | Class Time (Grades 4+):Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am (Grades K-3): 11:30am-12:30pm |Gallery Showing Date: December 20 – 23, 2019 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Tickets: The gallery showing is free to the public

Tap/Jazz Combo for the 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!

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

Beginner Ballet Class

This class is a fantastic option for the performer that is new to dance! They will learn basic dance and ballet terminology, positions, and techniques which will provide a necessary foundation for their ability to learn choreography of all styles for more advanced classes or musicals.

Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Friday Night Live Tweens Edition

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.

Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:15-6:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Fall Main Stage Production: Disney’s Frozen, Jr.

Join us for this year’s Fall Main Stage Production, Disney’s Frozen Jr! This magical story about two sister princesses who save their kingdom and their relationship is the perfect opportunity for students ages 5-15 to participate in a family-friendly musical this fall! 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 students are guaranteed a role in this production. 

Tuition (Tiny Thespians): $68.00/mo for 3 months or $204.00 total (Kidz Konnect Juniors): $78.00/mo for 3 months or $234.00 total (Kidz Konnect Intermediate/ Advanced Level): $89.00/mo for 3 months or $267.00 total |Auditions: Tuesday, September 10th & Thursday, September 12th 2019 Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT |Performance Date: November 22 – 24, 2019 | Performance Location: Clinton Andrews Memorial Town Hall | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale

 

Winter Main Stage Production: Matilda

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 (Kidz Konnect Juniors): $114.00/mo for 2 months or $228.00 total (Kidz Konnect Intermediate/ Advanced Level): $129.00/mo for 2 months or $258.00 total |Auditions: Tuesday, December 3rd & Thursday, December 5th 2019 4:00pm-7:00pm 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 Junior Musical: Aladdin Jr.

The Spring Junior Musical is a great opportunity for actors who are new to musicals to learn how to perform a musical on a big stage in a highly structured environment. You can choose to participate in either Tuesday or Thursday rehearsals based on your schedule. Rehearsals are Tuesdays or Thursdays 5:00pm-6:30pm. 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: $114.00/mo for 2 months or $228.00 total | Auditions: TBA Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT |Performance Date: TBA | Performance Location: Clinton Andrews Memorial Town Hall | Tickets: $10.00 per person