CLASS OFFERINGS SPRING 2022 | March 16 – April 23, 2022
It’s time to tell your own tale! Practice story construction, character development, and performance skills through ensemble exercises that activate your actor’s tools: body, voice, and imagination. Ends in a sharing of students work on the final class.
WED 3:30 - 4:20 pm
Use Disney music to learn the fundamentals of theatre dance. Dance to songs from Disney favorites like 'Aladdin', 'Moana', and 'Frozen' to strengthen posture and alignment while developing confidence, coordination, and creative physical expression.
SAT 9:00 - 10:25 am
Sing Disney (Grades 2-3)
Learn vocal fundamentals by performing songs from Disney and other musical theatre traditions. Practice vocal expression skills and build the connection between body and voice, all while strengthening diction, projection, and pitch.
SAT 10:30 - 11:50
Work collaboratively with your peers to develop the story, setting, characters, dialogue, and staging. Throughout the creative class process, engage in games and activities to hone your fundamental theatre skills. Perform your play for family & friends on the final day of class.
Theatre Learning Looks Like:
Expressing individual ideas that contribute to a larger group concept
Learning theatre foundations like vocabulary, actor tools, and how to structure a story
Making physical & vocal choices to develop & practice performance technique
LULU THOMPSON (Fundamentals of Acting)
Lulu Thompson is a director, actor & musician who has taught theatre classes in the north bay for over five years - to all ages, from kindergarteners to college students. In addition to after-school classes & summer camps, she is also a recurring guest teacher in Santa Rosa High School's ArtQuest theatre program.Informed by music & contemporary dance, Lulu focuses on helping students develop physicality, group movement & an ensemble-based creative process. As a devised-theatre artist, she facilitates classes in the creation of new plays - allowing each student to share their unique creative voice, while developing listening skills & group awareness.
GRACE KENT (Dance Disney)
Grace Kent is a dance and movement teacher for the youth and adults. She has taught workshops in aerial silks, dance and stage presence at different studios around Sonoma County and in Ashland OR where she received her Bachelors in Theater Arts at Southern Oregon University. She is thrilled to be joining the teaching program her credits include working on Elf the Musical with the Young Actors Studio.
ANTHONY MARTINEZ (Sing Disney)
Anthony Martinez is a Sonoma County-based professional actor, singer, and musician. Anthony has been with YAS since 2017 and during that time has served as Music Director and/or Director on 17 Young Actors Studio productions. Anthony trained as an actor and singer with some of the finest teachers and studios in the country, and has appeared on film, onstage, and in commercials for over 25 years. In addition to his work with the Young Actors Studio program, Anthony also maintains a private voice and acting studio, providing individual attention to young performers in a supportive, one-on-one environment.