Conservatory Classes

Classes

Conservatory

Upcoming Classes

After school Acting Classes for Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. We have formed a partnership with the White Plains Recreation and Parks department to bring after school acting classes to White Plains residents.

Winter 2018

Creative Drama: Acting Through Stories!

A creative, fun introduction to theatre using familiar stories as source material. Students go beyond the story and create new adventures using drama to tie together acting and early literacy skills. Different stories will be used in each session so repeat students will get a different experience.

Age Group: K – 2nd graders

Day/Time: Fridays  4pm – 5pm

Winter begins: Jan. 12 – 6 sessions

Location: WP Performing Arts Center

Fee: $90


The Actor’s Toolbox Part 2

The perfect class for budding actors who have a little bit of training. Building on skills learned in sessions of The Actor’s Toolbox, students continue to work on acting skills and characters through games, improvisation and scenes. Best for those who have already had at least one acting class, though newcomers are welcome.

Age Group: 3rd -5th  graders

Day/Time: Fridays  5pm – 6pm

Winter begins: Jan. 12 – 6 sessions

Location: WP Performing Arts Center

Fee: $90


Improv Acting

We use improv games and formats to create scenes without scripts. Our class is light-hearted and often funny while teaching quick-thinking acting skills. If you enjoy making things up on the spot, you’ll probably like this class. Appropriate for those who have taken the class before and for newcomers.

Age Group:  6th – 8th graders

Day/Time: Thursdays 5pm – 6pm

Winter begins: Jan. 11 – 6 sessions

Location: WP Performing Arts Center

Fee: $90

Want a weekly class for you and your friends? Come to WPPAC! Classes need a minimum of 6 students to run and can be scheduled most days of the week. Email education@wppac.com for more information.

Class Examples

Acting for the Very Young: Creative Story Drama

Explore drama with your favorite stories! Thoughtfully chosen children’s stories become the inspiration for acting games and improvised scenes. In this class, participants will go beyond the scope of the story to create new adventures. Children build creative and literacy skills.

Grades K-2 | 6-12 Weeks | $120 – $240/student | 6 Student Minimum

The Actor’s Toolbox

Theatre and acting skills are explored using games and exercises. Through observation and movement, students are taught how to physically and mentally embody a character. These skills are ones that all actors use as they continue their growth as artists.

Grades 3-5 / 6-8 | 6-12 Weeks | $120 – $240/student | 6 Student Minimum

Scene Study/Advanced Scene Study

Using already established acting skills, students will deepen their craft through intense study. Students will explore elements of story, and character work, using tactics to achieve objectives and overcome obstacles.

Grades 6-8 / 9-12 | 6-12 Weeks | $120-$240/student | 6 Student Minimum

Improv

In Improv Acting we use improv games and formats to create scenes without scripts. Our class is light-hearted and often funny while teaching quick-thinking acting skills. If you enjoy making things up on the spot, you’ll probably like this class.

Grades 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 | 6-12 Weeks | $120-$240/student | 6 Student Minimum