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Registration for our 2018 Winter Classes is now available. Most classes start the week of January 6th 2017 and continue for 8 weeks. We will not meet on any scheduled vacations for the Clinton and Madison public school districts. We will not meet during the tech week of any main stage productions including Disney’s Little Mermaid. In case of snow or other inclement weather on the day of your class, check your email to find out if we have cancelled.

**NOTE: NEW THIS YEAR – Class Series’. We are now offering various Class Series, which are multiple classes recommended to be taken together. These classes all follow a specific theme and will build off one another. Classes within series may be taken on their own, but work best when taken as a series. Check out our new Class Series’ listed below including the Television Trio Class Series, the Physical Theater Duo Class Series, and the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series! Contact us to learn more!

Special Workshops

Acting Career Jumpstart: A workshop for students of all ages and their parents!

This workshop with Brad Samodel will teach families looking to pursue professional performance opportunities what to expect and how to prepare for a professional audition. Please contact us at (860) 227-2363 or kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve a spot!

Monday, February 5th 7:00-9:00pm

For the Eager Learner

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Tiny Thespians (Grades K-1)

This immersive experience will allow your young actor/ actress to experience a large main stage production with Kidz Konnection without sacrificing a personal relationship with the director. Your child will receive a named part in this year’s main stage production and be in a few scenes during the show.

Tuition: $169.00

Junior Thespians (Grades 2-3)

This is for children in 2nd and 3rd grade looking to participate in the Winter Main Stage Musical. One step up from Tiny Thespians and allows children to be in the general cast of the Main Stage Production.

**Auditions for the 2018 Winter Musical: The Little Mermaid have already passed. To join the production laterally as an ensemble member, please contact us at (860) 227-2363 or kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com**

Friday Night Live Kidz (Grades K-3)

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.

Fridays 4:30-5:15pm Tuition: $169.00

For the Motivated Actor

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Musical Theater, Dance & Acro (Grades 3-6)

A traditional 8-week class for 3rd-6th graders looking to improve their dance and physical movement abilities. Musicals have evolved through the years from just Waltz to a fast paced, modern dance and stunting world. In this 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 has 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?

Thursdays 4:45 – 5:30pm.  Tuition:$169.00

Friday Night Live Tweens Edition (Grades 4-5) 

A traditional 8-week class for students in the 4th and 5th grade who want an outlet where they can improve their creativity and ability to think and perform on the spot! 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.

Fridays 5:15 – 6:15pm. Tuition: $169.00

Television Trio Class Series:

NOTE: The following three classes may be taken individually, but work best when taken one after another as a set of three. 

Intro to Acting for Film/ Television (Grades 4+)

A four-week intensive for students wanting to learn the basics of acting for television. Do you want to be on the big screen? Acting for a camera requires different skills and techniques than acting on stage in live theater. If you or your child wants to start learning how to act for film and television this is the class for you! This first session starts on February 3rd and runs 4 weeks until February 24th. This class serves as a prerequisite for the next class in this series: How to Deliver a Scene on TV. This class is a part of the Teleivion Trio Class Series.

Saturdays 9:00-10:00AM. Tuition: $79.00

How to Deliver a Scene on TV (Grades 4+)

A four-week intensive for students looking to dive further into scene work for television. This class provides in-depth direction on specific scenes chosen to challenge students with certain techniques. This class works best when taken after the prerequisite above: Intro to Acting for Film/ Television. This second session starts March 17th and runs 4 weeks until April 7th. This class is a part of the Television Trio Class Series.

Saturdays 9:00-10:00AM. Tuition: $79.00

Creating a Reel (Grades 4+)

A four-week intensive for students aspiring to create a professional reel for a potential career in film/ TV performance. This class provides students with the skills necessary to understand how to put together a reel, continue to build their strengths, and work through their weaknesses within the context of acting for television. This class works best when taken after the prerequisites above: Intro to Acting for Film/ Television and How to Deliver a Scene on TV. This third session starts April 8th and runs 4 weeks until May 6th. This class is a part of the Television Trio Class Series.

Saturdays 9:00am-10:00AM. Tuition: $79.00

Physical Theater Duo Class Series:

The following two classes are a part of the Physical Theater Duo Class Series. This series will provide students with opportunities to explore various aspects of physical theater through different lenses. This two classes work best when taken one after another, but may be taken as stand-alone intensive workshops.

Fight Choreo (Grades 4+)

A four-week intensive 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. This class runs Monday, February 5th and runs four weeks until Monday, February 26th. This class is a part of the Physical Theater Duo Class Series.

Mondays 6:30-8:00pm. Tuition: $125.00

Intro to Shakespeare and Commedia Dell’arte (Grades 4+)

A four-week intensive for students looking learn about physical theater within the context of Shakespeare and other classic literature. Students will explore mask work, learn about the physical traits of traditional caricatures in various plays, and understand how these plays are portrayed to modern audiences. This class is a perfect follow-up to the Fight Choreo class listed above, but may be taken as a stand-alone workshop. This class starts Monday, March 19th and runs four weeks until Monday, April 9th. This class is a part of the Physical Theater Duo Class Series.

Mondays 6:30-8:00pm. Tuition: $125.00

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For the Advanced Thespian

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Tap/Jazz Combo for the Teen Beginner (Grades 5+)

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!

Tuesdays 7:00 – 7:45pm.  Tuition: $169.00

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 40% off the entire bundle! Three classes valued at a total of $507.00 NOW for only a total of $304.20. *NOTE: This deal only applies for students taking all 3 classes in the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series.

Advanced Acting Techniques (Grades 6+) 

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.

Fridays 3:30 – 4:30pm. Tuition: $169.00

Character Development (Grades 6+)

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.

Fridays 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition: $169.00

Friday Night Live Teens (Grades 6+)

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.

Fridays 5:30 – 6:30pm. Tuition: $169.00  

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Winter Classes — 2 Comments

  1. Hi I’m thinking of getting my son involved in you Friday Night Live Teens class- but was wondering if he could sit in on a class.
    He has never acted before and would like him to take this class to build his confidence and learn how to project his voice better-

    • Hi Kate,
      Thanks for your interest in Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy. We always allow a free first trial class for newcomers. We have just begun our winter session of classes. Please let me know which age your son is as we have 3 different levels depending on age. We are a family centered, non-competitive theater company that prides itself on building confidence, instilling the core values of kindness and community and forging life-long friendships with other like-minded young people. Please feel free to call me directly with questions and email me at kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to get more details regarding classes and where we are located. Warmly, Miss Laura

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