Winter Classes

 

Winter Classes

All Classes

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

 

WINTER 2023 Classes

Mondays:

Dynamic Dancers

This 45 min long class is an amazing class for any beginner dance student. In this class students will focus on the fundamentals of tap, jazz and ballet in fun non competitive settings. Classes run for 6 weeks at the Academy.

Grades: 1st -4th grade| Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Mondays 4:45-5:30 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Advanced Dramatic Theater (Grades 8 & up)

Each season, a group of performers serious about honing their acting skills may participate in a dramatic play.  Play is determined seasonally, and may include thought-provoking discussion and analysis of the material, era, and socially conscious debate.

The Winter & Spring plays will be Arsenic and Old Lace and Grimms Spectaculathon. Pre-screening/audition required.  Parental discretion advised prior to registration as mature content may be performed.  Please email kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for an audition/interview.

Grades: 8 & up | Tuition: $225.00 | Class Time: Mondays 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

TUESDAYS:

Musical Theater Mainstage Rehearsals for all age levels.

For Tuesday group times based on grade level. See below for your age range.

Young Thespians *Tuesday only (Grades 1-3)

A weekly class that gives young gives children who are new to performing an opportunity to perform in our Winter Mainstage Production,  in a more intimate setting. Students will be given at least two scenes and/or dances with the larger cast within the show that they work on during class time. They perform their scenes during the performance of the Winter Show on Saturday, March 11 at 2pm. Students in this program also enjoy participating in all full cast activities including tech week. No audition necessary for this group.

Grades: K/1 | Tuition: $224.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Junior Thespians on Tuesdays. (Grades 2/3)

*Choose Tuesday or Thursday

8 weeks of instruction for young emerging performers. Students will receive ensemble roles in the larger cast, learning at least 2 dance numbers and working on 1 scene to participate in with the larger cast, culminating in a full mainstage performance at the  Clinton Town Hall the third weekend of November. No audition necessary for this level.

Grades: 2/3 | Tuition: $254.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Beginner/Intermediate Thespians 1 or 2 days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays

8 weeks of instruction for young emerging performers culminating in a full mainstage performance at the  Clinton Town Hall the third weekend in November. Audition Required. Everyone will receive a role regardless of experience with acting.  Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 4/5 | Tuition: one day $267.00 or two days $275.00| Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Intermediate/Advanced Thespians

8 weeks of instruction in dance, acting and voice for youth interested in performance  culminating in the fall mainstage musical, Mary Poppins, on the Town Hall Stage the third weekend in November. Audition Required.  Everyone receives a role regardless of skill level. Please contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 6 & up | Tuition: $287.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

WEDNESDAYS:

Tutu’s and Top Hats Ballet/Tap for the Beginner Mover

This 45 min long class is a wonderful  class for any youth dance student. In this class students will focus on the fundamentals of tap, and ballet in fun non competitive settings. Classes run for 6 weeks at the Academy.

Grades: 1st -4th grade| Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: We’d 4:00-4:45| Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Flight Choreography

A fun and energetic 6-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.

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Tap/Jazz Combo for the Tween & Teen Beginner

A traditional 6-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!

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition : $154.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

New class: Ballet Contemporary Fusion Intensive 

This Ballet focused class will explore ballet technique and form while  diving into different ways of combining modern, contemporary and ballet vocabularies into a challenging but fun combination. It shows each dancer how to keep the integrity of their technique while utilizing it in the most effective way possible. The class also explores ways to increase one’s artistic capacity through inspiration by movement, music, and philosophy.

The class is recommended for any beginning/intermediate or advanced dancer

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition : $154.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 6:15- 7pm | 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 Teresa 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: $132.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 7:00-7:45 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

THURSDAYS:

For Thursday group times based on grade level. See below for your age range.

Tiny Thespians

A weekly class that gives young gives children who are new to performing an opportunity to perform in our Fall mainstage Production, in a more intimate setting. Students will be given at least two scenes and/or dances with the larger cast  within the show that they work on during class time. They perform their scenes during the performance of the Fall Show and participate in all full cast activities including tech week. No audition necessary for this group.

Grades: K/1 | Tuition: $224.00 | Class Time: Thursdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Junior Thespians

8 weeks of instruction for young emerging performers. Students will receive ensemble roles in the larger cast, learning at least 2 dance numbers and working on 1 scene  to participate in with the larger cast, culminating in a full mainstage performance at the  Clinton Town Hall the third weekend of November. No audition necessary for this level.

Grades: 2/3 | Tuition: $254.00 | Class Time: Thursdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Beginner/Intermediate Thespians 1 or 2 days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays

8 weeks of instruction for young emerging performers culminating in a full mainstage performance at the  Clinton Town Hall the third weekend in November. Audition Required. Everyone will receive a role regardless of experience with acting.  Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 4/5 | Tuition: one day $267.00 or two days $275.00| Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Intermediate/Advanced Thespians

8 weeks of instruction in dance, acting and voice for youth interested in performance  culminating in the fall mainstage musical on the Town Hall Stage the third weekend in November. Audition Required.  Everyone receives a role regardless of skill level. Please contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 6 & up | Tuition: $287.00 | Class Time: Tuesday and Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

FRIDAYS:

Every Friday drama classes/acting classes and Improvisation classes for all ages/grade levels:

Little Play Makers

A fun drama class designed specifically for children who are in grades 1/2 to learn to create their own stories through fun improvisation games and activities. Children learn to use their imaginations in a fun and cooperative environment to encourage kindness and positive social skills while discovering a love for the performing arts.

Grades: 1/2 | Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Fridays, 4:15pm – 5:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Junior Madcappers

This once-a-week drama class helps students write their own comic material, create stories for performance and incorporates improvisation games and drama activities into a fun and cooperative experience. A perfect class for any child interested in exploring the performing arts in a free, imaginative setting.

Grades: 3-5 | Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:00-5:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Comedy Center

A traditional improvisation and comic theater 8-week class for older students looking for a class to explore comedy and improvisation. Students work separately (grades 6 – 8 & grades 9 – 12) and together to develop comic skits and routines appropriate for each age level.

Grades: 6th and Up | Tuition : $154.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:45- 6:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Saturday

Fairytale Theater

Join us Saturday mornings for our Fairytale Theater acting group. Each season we will perform a 30-45 minute production of a beloved fairytale. This winter we will be presenting Rapunzel. Students will all receive a speaking role and perform in our black box theater upstairs in the Academy for family and friends. Guaranteed to bring a smile to any young performers face.

Grades: K-3 | Tuition :   | Class Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

 


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