2011 Spring Classes

Spring Term 2011

Skills Classes

From intro level to advanced, the following classes are
designed to help students hone specific theater skills.

Please call 503-222-2190 to schedule parent/teacher conferences.
= Beginning • = Intermediate • = Advanced

Introduction to Acting Ages 6-14
Learn basic acting techniques, tips and terms. This fun format introduces students to voice projection, stage direction, theater etiquette, scene work and more. Students will be invited to attend a free performance of Snow White. Suggested prerequisite to playlab classes.
I-(A) Sat. 9:30-11:30 Ages 6-9 4/2-6/4
I-(B) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 6-9 4/5-5/31
II-(A) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 10-14 4/2-6/4
II-(B) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-14 4/6-6/1
I-Burns, II-Strauhal - Demonstration last class $165

Intermediate Acting Ages 11-16
Review basic acting techniques then move on to in-depth character analysis, monologues, scene work and more. Intermediate students will be invited to attend a free performance of Snow White. Previous class or performance work required.
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 11-16 4/2-6/4
Strauhal - Demonstration last class $165

Comedy Club! Ages 9-12
Free your inner comedian and work out it’s comedy kinks with theater games, skits, spit takes, rubber chickens, on and on… Classy comedic tips and techniques are waiting for your inner comedian.
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-12 4/2-6/4
Burns - Demonstration last class $165

Private Coaching All Ages
One-on-one intensive coaching for musical and non-musical theater will help you choose and polish music, monologues or scenes and give you audition tips and techniques. One session or multiple sessions available. NWCT does not consider coaching a substitute for class work. By appointment only, 503-222-2190.
Elliott, Gibbs, Strauhal, Welsh, Westphalen $35/hour

Download a Class Registration Form Back to top

Film and Video
Basic TV/Film Acting Ages 8-16
Act on camera and get a taste of the exciting world of film acting. Sandra will introduce you to improvisation, presentation, audition skills and scene acting using real commercial, TV and film scripts! Class limit 10.
I-Sat. 1:30-3:00 Ages 8-11 4/2-6/4
II-Sat. 3:00-4:30 Ages 12-16 4/2-6/4
Peabody - Parents welcome last hour, last class $180

Download a Class Registration Form Back to top

Musical Theater

Classes held in our new Anna G. Bennett Dance Studio!
Some dance shoes are available at a reasonable price.

Voice & Dance Combo Ages 8-12
Students will be introduced to basic techniques of voice and dance—half and half as they work with Margot and Rosalind. The emphasis is on beginning musical theater performance skills.
I-Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-10 4/4-6/6
II-Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-12 4/4-6/6
Hanson (voice), Fell (dance) - Demo last class $165

Voice Continued Ages 10-14
For students who want to further explore voice development, Margot’s teaching encompasses strong, healthy vocal technique developing stamina and range applicable to all singing styles. Class limit 6.
I-Thur. 4:00-5:00 Ages 10-12 4/7-6/2
II-Thur. 5:00-6:00 Ages 12-14 4/7-6/2
Hanson - Demo last class $150

All That Jazz! Ages 8-14
Veteran performer/teacher Rosalind brings a variety of jazzy music—contemporary and musical theater standards—to get you started on jazz basics. You’ll have so much fun you’ll hardly realize you are learning essential musical theater fundamentals and body awareness.
I-Tues. 4:00-5:00 Ages 8-10 4/5-5/31
II-Tues. 5:00-6:00 Ages 11-14 4/5-5/31
Fell - Demo last class $165

Strictly Ballroom! Ages 11 & up
Ballroom dancing is back on the charts with a bang. In this lively class Becca will teach several popular partner dances including waltz, tango, and swing, just in time for the Teen Masquerade on Broadway Ball on June 3! Sign up with a friend/partner for tuition discount.
Wed. 4:00-5:30 Ages 11 & up 4/6-6/1
Stillwell $150 or $100 each, with friend/partner

Download a Class Registration Form Back to top

First Stage

NWCT now offers these exciting theater classes
for our youngest performers.

Bo-Peep and Those Sheep! Ages 3½-5
Little Bo-Peep has a hard time dealing with her saucy and snootie sheep! Kids will have fun while learning performance basics such as face forward and be loud! This funny class builds self-esteem through imaginative play and self expression. Class limit 8.
Sat. 10:00-11:30 Ages 3½-5 4/2-6/4
Westphalen - Very short performance last class $150

Acting ABCs Ages 4½-6
“A” is for acting and “B” is for backstage and “C” is for costumes that we love! This term beginners will focus on “S” to explore theater as they act out stories, learn stage directions and so much more!
(A) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 4½-6 4/2-6/4
(B) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 4½-6 4/4-6/6
(A) Gilham, Lazenby (B) Burns - Short demo last class $165

Unicorn’s Surprise Ages 5½-7
Frost lives in a fanciful world of forest creatures where all are friends. Suddenly everyone is too busy to play with the sad little unicorn. Beginning actors will enjoy this sweet play with magical characters.
(A) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 5½-7 4/2-6/4
(B) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Ages 5½-7 4/6-6/1
(A) Gilham, (B) Burns - Short performance last class $165

Download a Class Registration Form Back to top


The following classes will put on a play. Students will audition,
rehearse, and perform. Everyone gets a part!

Size or nature of roles is at the professional discretion of our instructors. All roles provide a valuable learning experience. No refunds granted due to dissatisfaction with assigned roles. Most performances will be videotaped and made available for purchase.
= Beginning • = Intermediate • = Advanced

Musical Theater
Never-Neverland! Ages 10-16
This new adventure inspired by the classic Peter Pan stories is filled with music, dance and clever characters, both old and new, to challenge your musical theater skills!
(A) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Performance 6/5 4/2-6/4
(B) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/6 4/4-6/6
(A) Sheppard, Stewart (B) Newsom, Stewart $180

Fantasy, Folk and Fairytales
Gnome Forest—Sounds in the Night! Ages 7-9
How is a gnome to get any sleep? Strange sounds in the night are both fretful and frightening to all! Help solve the delightful mystery!
(A) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 6/4 4/2-6/4
(B) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/6 4/4-6/6
(A) Burns (B) Welsh $180

Finding Spring! Ages 7-10
Mr. Toad and Mr. Frog are best friends. So when Mr. Toad begins to look for Spring, Mr. Frog feels obliged to help. Soon all the animal friends are drawn into the very funny musical search.
(A) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 6/5 4/2-6/4
(B) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/31 4/5-5/31
(A) Sheppard, Stewart (B) Newsom, Stewart $180

Classical Theater
The Importance of Being Ernest Ages 12-16
Much absurd confusion results in Oscar Wilde’s hilarious classic comedy. This shortened version retains the wit and charm of the original, with unforgettable male and female parts. Class limit 9.
(A) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 6/5 4/2-6/4
(B) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/1 4/6-6/1
Elliott $180

Download a Class Registration Form Back to top

Workshops & Seminars

Audition Workshop (NWCT season auditions 6/8-6/11) Ages 8-18
This intensive audition workshop will prepare students for various types of auditions. Students will compile resumes, learn cold-reading, improv techniques, and audition etiquette. Guests will provide information on varied audition topics. Each student will receive individual coaching to prepare a monologue and a song for audition. Tuition includes information booklet and Star Struck Seminar. Last class is your NWCT season audition.
I-Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 8-11 4/2-6/4
II-Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 12-18 4/2-6/4
III-Sat. Adv. 12:00-2:00 Ages 11-16 4/2-6/4
IV-Thur. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-16 4/7-6/2
I-Karp, Sheppard, Stewart, Westphalen II & III-Elliott, Karp, Sheppard, Westphalen IV-Elliott, Karp $195

Star Struck Seminar All Ages
Does your child have stars in their eyes? Attend this seminar! Agents, directors and young actors will present information on kids in “The Business.” Topics include training, costs, portfolios, agents, odds of success and much more. Afterwards, mingle with the panel for one on one dialogue. Information booklet and light refreshments included. KidsPro members free.
Thur. 7:00-9:00 All Ages 5/19
Peabody and professional panel $20/family

Scouts & Brownie Badge Workshop Ages 6 & Up
Attend a theater class, see Go, Dog Go! or Snow White, and complete your theater badge, all on the same evening! (Boys welcome too, but please note activities may not qualify for the Boy Scout badge.) Room for a short dinner break is provided. Scout leader is free. Other parents/chaperones pay $12.
(A) Fri. Go, Dog. Go! 4:30-6:30 4/1
(B) Fri. Snow White 4:30-6:30 5/13
(C) Fri. Snow White 4:30-6:30 5/20
Workshop & play $25/student $12/chaperone

Home School Theater

Finding Spring! Ages 6-10
Mr. Toad and Mr. Frog are best friends. So when Mr. Toad begins to look for Spring, Mr. Frog feels obliged to help. Soon all the animal friends are drawn into the very funny musical search.
(C) Fri. 10:30-12:30 Performance 6/3 4/1-6/3
Newsom, Stewart $180

Write Your Own Melodrama Ages 9 & up
Come and write, rehearse and perform your own melodrama. Let’s see, we’ll need a heroine, a hero, a villain, plenty of sentiment and over-acting and your creativity!
Fri. 10:30-12:30 Performance 6/3 4/1-6/3
Kitchens $180

Download a Class Registration Form Back to top

Copyright © 2018 Northwest Children’s Theater & School (NWCT). All Rights Reserved.