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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4.) Remember to list your second choice of class!
Beaverton Classes - Spring 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Teacher: Lauren Bowen
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.
Teacher: Kristi Foster
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!
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.