Winter Programs

  

Winter Productions

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. 

Ages: 5-19 | 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

Winter Classes

Classes begin the week of TBA and run through the week of TBA

This list is subject to change based on enrollment.

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.

Ages: Grades 7+ (12+ years old) | 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

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?

Ages: TBA | 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!

Ages: Grades 5+ (10+ Years Old) | 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.

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

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 7:00-8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

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

Junior Thespians

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 principle 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

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!

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

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

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

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.

Ages: Grades K+ (5+ Years Old) | Tuition: $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Friday Night Live Kidz

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

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.

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

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.

Ages: Grades 6+ (11+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Character Development

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

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.

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

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.

Ages: Grades 10+ (15+ years old) | Tuition : $169.00 | Class Time: Fridays 6:00-7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT