Sharing a good story is one of the oldest of human traditions. From tear-inducing dramas, to the release and levity of a gut-busting comedy, nothing seems to bring people together like a story performed. If your child seems destined for the spotlight, let ACAC help them build the skills, discipline and confidence necessary to succeed.
Our Performing Arts Program is all about student empowerment; our students collaborate with instructors each step of the process, so that every cycle's showcase reflects the individual styles and stories of the students who produced it.
This program introduces children to exploring themselves as creators. They will learn the basics of creative play, self-observation, character creation, and improvisation. Students will be encouraged to express themselves through characters and scenarios of their creation and choosing. They will learn to use their life experiences as fuel in developing their artistic vision. The class also learn the importance of supporting one another in a positive space.
Children will learn about the fundamentals of various acting methods in a fun and supportive environment. Meisner, Stanislavski, Strasberg, Alexander, and others will be explored. Students will learn the philosophy behind realism and develop a series of practices to use throughout their creative life. Students will also be introduced to concepts of scene study, character creation, reacting, and supporting.
Building upon the principles in Acting 1, the Acting 2 experience focuses on developing the basic acting techniques of characterization, role analysis, stage movement, voice, and body control. The discovery and use of power from the center (in breathing, speaking, and moving) will also be implemented. Students will have a chance to work on scenes in partners and in groups. They will experience being seen and heard in a judgement-free environment.
For the serious performer. The advanced acting class will dive into scene study and character development on a deeper level. The students will choose material that speaks to them and experiment with various method options to reach a comfortable level of performance. Students will engage in guided discussions of performances, rehearsals, workshops, small group and large group activities, written and creative assignments, and final performances.
Laughter and spontaneity are encouraged as students learn the basics of effective comedy. Children of various age groups interact and challenge one another to think “outside the box”. Each class explores a different modality to open minds and hearts. Saying “yes”, risk-taking, sharing responsibility and taking control are all parts of the learning process. A fun and exciting class for all levels!
This class provides students with the opportunity to write, rehearse, and recite original poetry and verse. Established poets’ works will also be dissected and performed. This is a great chance for children to expand their vocabulary and experience literary expression. Students will workshop their chosen pieces and perform them in a safe and supportive environment.
Teachers are available for one-on-one acting sessions. Whether rehearsing a part for a play or simply exploring the art of performing, students will be afforded all the benefits of group class work in an individual lesson. Contact us for scheduling information.
Perfect for those who are new to the stage. Kids engage in light scene work and play performance in a fun and supportive environment.
Sing and dance along to your favorite Broadway tunes while gaining stage confidence. A fun and joyful experience for all kids!
Kids will learn simple dance and movement to express themselves and tell stories. Imagination is encouraged to grow through light choreography, sound, and free-form dance. A beautiful way to open the minds and hearts of your little ones.
Students will enjoy learning about the breath, as they freely use their voices to express themselves. They will also learn basics of solfège, music theory, and song interpretation. A fun and positive experience for children to discover the joy of singing!
Students will study basic breath support, vowel placement, and vocal freedom. They will also be introduced to harmonizing and explore solo and group singing. Songs from various genres will be used to give students a well-rounded repertoire for vocal studies.
This course offers a more challenging approach to vocal pedagogy and performance. Students will be introduced to different ways of using their voices and interpreting material. Good technique will be established, as singers learn more about breathing, vowel placement, mask resonance, vocal freedom, sight singing, and vocal performance.
This class is mandatory for those participating in the All-Star Singers Program. It offers advanced theory, harmonizing, vocal and song interpretation, as well as advanced performing technique. Students will learn the art of soloing while singing with a group. They will also practice balancing group and backup singing. This is a fun and challenging experience for vocalists who want to take their craft to the next level while having fun and taking risks.
Whether a seasoned performer or beginning student, this course is perfect for anyone wanting to perform well and enjoy themselves! The focus of the class is on interpreting lyrics, movement, and melody in a fun and dynamic way. Students will learn to captivate an audience and hold their attention while delivering powerful and moving material. A fun and joyful class for all ages.
*This group requires participation in the Advanced Vocal Performance Class* The All-Star Vocal Group is an amazing experience for teens who want to perform their favorite songs of yesterday and today. Students must audition with the Music Director before joining. The group meets bi-monthly and puts on a 40-minute Show at the end of each semester.
This is an advanced performance workshop where students will learn the tips andtricks of celebrities and professionals. An awesome experience for kids who want to sing and perform like their musical influences.
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This class gives students the chance to perform some of today’s popular Broadway showtunes! A fun and exciting class for kids who want to perform like the stars they see in their favorite shows. The class is simple enough for younger students to follow, while older students can use a more advanced performance approach.
This class is inspired by pop artists and music videos. It provides students a chance to have some fun learning moves and singing tunes that are on their video playlists! Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Khalid and more are performed in a fun and encouraging environment. A great class for kids who want to have fun and enjoy their creative side.