Journey Theater Classes: Beaverton

Class sessions begin in September, January and late March or early April. Class information will be posted four to five weeks before each session.

Spring 2017 Session Information

Location: Cedar Mill Bible Church, 12208 NW Cornell Rd, Portland

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates:  April 3 – June 12, 2017, no class on May 22

Showcase:  June 12 at 7:30 pm

Registration for Spring 2017 classes opens February 13th!

Here are a few things to be aware of:

1.) We have changed our “Beginning Dance, “Beginning Voice,” and “Beginning Drama” classes to be “Foundations of…” classes. They are still our CORE CLASSES that serve as prerequisites for continuing on to other classes. If you have taken DA100, V100, and/or DR100 in the past, your prerequisite for the appropriate series has been met. These classes are comparable to collegiate “survey” courses so we have adopted a new “090” numbering for them.

2.) Classes listed with a * have prerequisites.  Please read the class description for details before registering.

3.)  We have taken big strides towards further developing our 100-level classes so as to really lay a solid educational foundation for 200-level classes and beyond. If you have a question as to whether you meet the prerequisites for a class you’d like to take, please email the Journey Registrar, Beth Maxwell, at

4.) Remember to list your second choice of class!

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Beaverton Classes - Spring 2017

DR090 Foundations of Drama (ages 8-11) THIS CLASS IS FULL

TBecome a character from head to toe. Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, story enactment, theater games, imagination journeys and more! You’ll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray everything from a swashbuckling pirate to an Oompa Loompa.

DR090: Foundations of Drama for Teens (ages 12-18)

Teacher: Andrew Rice

Become a character from head to toe. Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, story enactment, theater games, imagination journeys and more! You’ll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray everything from a swashbuckling pirate to an Oompa Loompa.

V090: Foundations of Dance (ages 8-18) THIS CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Charlotte Lindley

1, 2, 3, 4 – Let’s get up and rock the floor! 5, 6, 7, 8 – Point your toes and stand up straight! Step up to all the basic techniques that will prepare you to take on any form of dance. Whether you want to learn Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, or Ballroom, this class will give you the foundation you’ll need to succeed.

V090: Foundations of Voice (ages 8-18) THIS CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Linda Quinn

Whether you sing in your church choir, along with Rock Band, or just in the shower, singing can be fun! Learn how to put those pipes to use with good technique and style. In this interactive class, students will learn the fundamental concepts and training of the voice, learn proper posture and breathing techniques, phrasing and how to stay on pitch. Students will develop the confidence they need to perform solos in showcase through an encouraging learning environment.

PR100 Make Up (ages 9-18)

Create a masterpiece using an actor’s face as a canvas! Grab your makeup kit and brush to produce basic stage makeup as well as specialty features like old age, facial hair and dirty face. Stretch your creative even further when you learn how to make a person look like an animal.  There is a $15 supply fee in addition to tuition for this class.

DR103 Drama: Voice of the Actor (ages 9-18)*

Prerequisite:  DR090

An actor has two instruments at their disposal—the body and the voice.  In this class, we’ll build on the Foundations class to help each actor learn the basics of projection, breathing, and articulation. Learning to use and protect their vocal instrument is critical to an actor’s success.  Students will understand the need for projection and develop the stamina they need to be successful for the duration of a rehearsal process and show run. This class is a must for anyone who takes performance seriously. Plus, learning to speak and communicate well is a great asset off stage too!

MT100 Beginning Musical Theater: "Matilda" (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Bethany Larson

Prerequisite:  DA090, DR090, and V090

It’s time to put it all together! Dance, drama and singing all work together to create the magical world of musical theater. Start the journey to becoming a triple threat by learning how to combine all the basic skills you learned in previous Core Classes into one show-stopping showcase! The class will include warm-ups, group activities, character development and performance technique. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine in the showcase!

MT201 Intermediate Musical Theater: Auditions and Callbacks (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Lauren Bowen

Prerequisite:  MT100

Let’s face it. Auditions can be scary. But if you’re prepared and know the basics of the auditioning process, auditioning can actually be fun! This class will challenge and stretch you in the realm of musical theater. Get your solos and monologues in shape for auditions, your cold reading and dance technique ready for call backs, and your technique and approach ready for your dream role. This class is for serious performers only.

MT206 Intermediate Musical Theater: Composers - Lin Manuel Miranda (ages 13-18)*

Teacher: Kristi Foster

Prerequisites: MT100

The musical theater lexicon is full of diverse composers who have shaped the sounds and inspired the sights of what we know as Broadway today.  This class brings the spotlight to the composers who have made a big impact on the beauty of the stage and created the melodies that are embedded in our hearts.  The focus of this class will change from session to session, highlighting one specific composer (or composition team) from Rodgers & Hammerstein, to Alan Menken, to Stephen Sondheim, to Comden & Green, from classics to contemporaries, and more!

CI500 Improv Team (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Sia Marshall

Prerequisites: Open to team members only

This class will serve as the rehearsal time and skill development for the Journey Theater improv teams. Focus on creating characters, group think, playing off your teammates, incorporating activities, emotions and accepting offers while learning the official games for Improv Invasion.

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