Winter Programs

  

Winter Programs

Winter Productions

Due to the Coronavirus, we will not be putting on any in-person productions during our Winter 2020 season.

Please check out our current Winter Radio Plays we have scheduled for this January.

Please stay tuned for Spring program updates as we all hope for a better tomorrow.

Winter Classes

MONDAYS:

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. NOTE: This class will be taught virtually, via Zoom.

Grades: 6th and Up | Tuition : $173.00 | Class Time: Mondays 7:00 – 7:45pm | Location: Virtually on Zoom

 

TUESDAYS:

Podcasts

Do you enjoy podcasts? How about making your own podcast! In this program, students will learn how to do a streaming program and to voice record a podcast. It is a new way to perform and act. A podcast is a pre-recorded voiceover talking about any topic you choose.

Grades: 7 – 9 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays at 4:45pm – 5:30pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

Storymaking

Do you like making and writing stories out of anything? In this class, we’ll explore all different ways to create your very own stories — from drawing, to acting and improv, to making our very own play! This class is perfect for your little ones who want to act and create their own stories and have their ideas come to life!

Grades: 3 – 5 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays at 4:30pm – 5:30pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

College Audition Class

Are you looking for a way to prep for college auditions? We got you covered! In this program we will teach you how to prep for college auditions (even the ones on ZOOM!). We will help you construct a reel as well as you get ready for upcoming auditions in college. Hope you sign up! NO AUDITION REQUIRED/REGISTER ONLY

Grades: 10 -12 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 – 6:15pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

Kidz Konnection: Radio Plays for all ages

RADIO PLAY for Elementary Level: Jack and the Beanstalk

For the 2nd through 4th graders we have Jack and the Beanstalk. This whimsical and exciting play is perfect for the little ones who love fairy tales. Jack and the Beanstalk is about a boy named Jack who plants his magic beans in his garden. The next day there is a giant beanstalk and he climbs up it. He is greeted by a not so friendly giant and has to find a way to get down. Students will learn how to use there amazing acting voices and perform a radio drama.

Grades: 2 – 4 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class time: Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm  | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

WEDNESDAYS:

RADIO PLAY for Middle Schoolers: Treasure Island

For the 5th through 7th graders we have Treasure Island. If you are into pirates and hidden treasure this play is perfect for you. Treasure Island is about a boy named Jim Hawkins who finds a map of treasure island in the mid 1700s. Him and his friends find the island, overcome a crew of scary pirates, and return to England with the treasure. Students will learn how to use your acting voices and perform a radio drama.

Grades: 5 – 7 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class time: Wednesdays 4:00 – 4:45pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

RADIO PLAY for High Schoolers: The 39 Steps

For the high school student who is dying to perform due to corona restrictions, this play is perfect for you. We will go back in the day when radio was the only source of hearing a performance. The 39 steps is a mystery thriller play about the murder of Annebella Smith who is on the run from foreign agents. She runs into Richard Hannay. Once she is murdered, Richard Hannay has to prove his innocence. Students will learn how to use your amazing acting voices and perform a radio drama. A skill serious performers should have under their belts.

Grades: 9 – 12 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class time: Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:30pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

Imagination Time

Perfect for the budding writer who wants a head start in writing fun characters, descriptions, and even PLAYS! Each week, students who join us will get a a fun writing activity that helps get kids excited about how important writing is to the theater. Come join us and see just how FUN writing can be! NOTE: This class will be taught virtually, via Zoom.

Grades: 3 – 5 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:00pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

Creative Writing

Perfect for the budding 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 that helps get kids excited about how important writing is to the theater. Come join us and see just how FUN writing can be! NOTE: This class will be taught virtually, via Zoom.

Grades: 5 & up | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00pm | Location: Virtually on Zoom

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! NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition : $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45pm | Location: Virtually 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. NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Ages: New students must be pre-screened to determine appropriate placement in this class. Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for placement screening. | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 7:00 – 7:45pm | Location: Virtually on Zoom

THURSDAYS:

Animation Nation

Have you always wanted to see your own stories and characters come to life as animated cartoons? Then sign up for this class! We’ll work together to draw and create characters, make up our own story, and create a movie!

Grades: 6 – 8 | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Thursdays at 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

Fight Choreography/Slapstick Comedy

**This class is currently not available on ZOOM

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. NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Grades: 4th and Up | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

FRIDAYS:

Beginner Acting/Drama Fun

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. NOTE: This class will be taught fully in-person outside on the front lawn of the Academy building.

Grades: K-3rd | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Fridays, 4:30pm – 5:15pm | Location: Virtually 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. NOTE: This class will be taught fully in-person outside on the front lawn of the Academy building.

Grades: 4th-5th | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:15 – 6:15pm | Location: Virtually 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. NOTE: This class will be taught fully in-person outside on the front lawn of the Academy building.

Grades: 6th and Up | Tuition : $173.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:30 – 6:30pm | Location: Virtually on ZOOM

 

Winter Classes