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Algonquin Arts Theatre
Performing Arts | Education | Film
A New Jersey Non-Profit Organization
Box Office: 732-528-9211
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm | Saturday 12-4pm
173 Main Street | Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
Questions? E-Mail Us: boxoffice@algonquinarts.org
Performing Arts Academy
Welcome to the Fall Session of the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Academy. We are offering eight classes this Fall, including our Algonquin Youth Ensemble that requires an audition for the main stage musical, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Our Theatre is proud of the growth of our academy while continuing to offer more opportunity for focus in film, acting, singing, dance, comedy, technical theatre, auditioning and special interning project studies.
Our goal is the same for each class - to provide a safe environment for students to explore their artistic abilities through performing arts and to have an opportunity to be creative!
Classes
Monday
DANCE, MUSIC-VOCAL, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Algonquin Glee Singers
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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Classes begin September 22, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 and 12/1)
Ages 9 and up • Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)
Glee, unlike many vocal genres emphasizes a complete artistic expression on stage that involves singing, dancing, and acting. Glee performers will learn to sing and perform rhythmically. Music will be selected from popular songs of today. Final performance onstage.
Instructors: Michael Olender & Dora Santiago
ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WRITING
Sketch-Writing & Acting
Experience Level: Intermediate-Advance
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Classes begin September 22, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 and 12/1)
Ages 12 and up • Cost: $290.00 (10 weeks)
This class builds on the skills of acting and improvisation and adds writing as students will write, rehearse, revise and ultimately perform a short comedic sketch. Students will analyze sketches from the greats such as Monty Python, Christopher Guest, Saturday Night Live and Upright Citizen's Brigade, and then create original sketches with ideas developed through both writing and improvisation. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced level actors and writers, Sketch Comedy is one of the tools that can be applied to future acting and play-writing experiences. Family and friend will be invited to laugh along at a final performance at the end of the ten week session.
Instructor: Cat London
Tuesday
ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Creative Dramatics
Experience Level: Beginner
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Classes begin September 23, 2014 from 4:15-5:15pm
(9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2)
Ages 6-8 • Cost: $285.00 (10 weeks)
Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by using theatre games and improvisation techniques to enhance creativity and foster positive self-expression. Final performance onstage.
Instructor: Kristine Gianna–Sliwoski
ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WRITING
Acting For Young Actors
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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Classes begin September 23, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm
(9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2)
Ages: 9-11 • Cost: $285.00 (10 weeks)
Young actors will strengthen their skills through improvisation, movement, voice, character, and story creation. Final performance of a scripted play onstage.
Instructor: Kristine Gianna–Sliwoski
Credits: Fall 2013 TV & Film from A to Z final project.
ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WRITING, AUDITION, BEHIND THE SCENES
TV & Film from A to Z
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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Classes begin September 23, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2)
Ages 9 and up • Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)
Lights, Camera, Action! Explore the skills of being in front of and behind the camera. Aspiring actors and film makers welcome. Final performance will be a film viewing of students work on the big screen.
STUDENTS HAVE THE OPTION TO BRING THEIR OWN VIDEO CAMERAS.
Instructors: Pen
Wednesday/Saturday
Algonquin Youth Ensemble
Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Time: 4:00-7:00pm (Wednesdays) / 10:00am-1:00pm (Saturdays)
Class begins on October 1, 2014
Classroom Rehearsals:
Wed. Rehearsals: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5,11/12, 11/19 and 12/3
Sat. Rehearsals: 10/4, 10/ 11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, and 12/6
(Tech Week: 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18 – Time: 6-10:00pm)
Ages 8 and up • Cost: $365.00
ACCEPTANCE THROUGH AUDITION ONLY
Audition Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Call-Back Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
(Starting at 4:00pm – Students will be scheduled an audition time for September 17, 2014)
Must call Julie to sign up for audition: 732.528.9224.
Experience the exciting profession of musical theatre through the musical production of A Charlie Brown Christmas
All students must be available for classroom rehearsals and all tech/performance dates.
Performance Dates: Thursday, December 18th at 10:00am (Education Performance), Friday, December 19th at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 20th at 2:00pm
Director: Joseph Ficarra
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Casey Abel
Thursday
ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, DANCE, MUSIC-VOCAL
Musical Theatre I & II
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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Classes begin September 25, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 12/4)
Ages 6 and Up • Cost: $315.00 (10 weeks)
* Students will be divided into groups on the first day of class.
If you’re headed to Broadway, or just looking to have fun, this class is perfect for you! Learn vocal, dance and acting techniques. Students will learn scenes, songs and chorography by learning essentials of performance through participation in a final musical presentation. No experience necessary. Final performance onstage.
Instructors: Cat London, Beth Moore & Dora Santiago
ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AUDITION
AYE Workshop
Experience Level: Advanced
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Classes begin September 25, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm
(9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 12/4)
Ages 9 and Up • Cost: $290.00 (10 weeks)
This class is an extension of our Algonquin Youth Ensembles studies, offering students an opportunity to sharpen specific areas of training. Students will practice individualized and ensemble based development in areas including monologue, scene work, auditioning, character creation, script analysis, physical detail in acting, and more. This class is designed to give the young actor a toolbox filled with a variety of options to take their performance ability to a more mature and polished place. Throughout the semester actors will be given specific feedback from their instructors as well as special guests, to help their growth in acting.
Instructor: Ian Moore
Friday
Teen Night
Join us for a fun night of Improv
Where: Algonquin Arts Theater (Dance Studio)
When: Select Friday evenings within the Fall 2014 semester
October 3rd, 10th, 17th
November 7th, 21st
December 19th
Ages 9 and up • Time: 7:00-9:00pm • Cost: FREE!
Teaching artists will customize an improv class based on social issues that are appropriate to class. Students can explore any one of the following areas: character development, bullying, emotional violence, peer pressure, pros & cons of labels and making choices. We'll provide improv fun that creates a positive influence while enjoying good company and tasty snacks.
TEEN NIGHT is generously supported by ArtHelps.
ArtHelps
Videographer Credit: Pen
CHOOSING A CLASS
Algonquin Arts Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy offers students a chance to explore their artistic abilities in all areas of the performing arts. When choosing a class, refer to the ACTORS TOOL BOX to learn what each class has to offer. The following tools will structure the process of studying the craft of theatre. All classes offer a suggested level of experience, as well as an age range. There is a class for everyone to explore, no matter how experienced or inexperienced. The performing arts is a practice where students will build personal integrity, inspire creatively, work together, take risks, foster self-esteem and an appreciation for the craft all while having fun!
ACTORS TOOL BOX
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
MUSIC – VOCAL
BEHIND THE SCENES
ACTING
IMPROV
AUDITION
DANCE
WRITING
Registration & Payment Policy

Please contact:
Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education
Call 732.528.9224 to register
Email julie@algonquinarts.org
Box Office 732.528.9211
Register online and review the full PAA schedule at www.algonquinarts.org.

Payment is due in full at time of reservation.

All reservations are final after the first day of class. No credits or refunds after
after September 29, 2014.

Interested in a scholarship to cover tuition?
Contact the Education Department on how to apply for a scholarship before the start of the current semester.

10% off multiple classes & siblings.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.

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