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.

Fall 2017 Session Information

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

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates:  September 11 – November 20, 2017

Showcase:  November 20 at 7:30 pm

Winter 2018 Session Information

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

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates:  January 8 – March 19, 2018 (no class on February 26)

Showcase:  March 19 at 7:30 pm

Beaverton WI17 Rehearsal

Winter 2018 registration opens November 13th!

Here are a few things to be aware of:

1.) “090 Foundations of…” classes are our CORE CLASSES that serve as prerequisites for continuing on to other classes.

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

3.)  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.

4.) Remember to list your second choice class!

5.) Check out the list of proposed classes for the year here!  Classes are subject to change based on teacher and venue availability.

Beaverton Classes - Winter 2018

DR090-A Foundations of Drama (ages 8-11)

Teacher: Bailey Jackson

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.

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

Teacher: Sia Marshall

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)

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)

Teacher: Julie Theophanes

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.

PR103 Production: Props (ages 9-18)

This hands-on class will give students a new creative outlet and appreciation for behind-the-scenes elements of theater. The presence of Stage Properties (Props) is critical to theatrical story telling. Students will learn the value of props for stage acting and for set dressing as well and be able to gain first hand experience in making props of their own.

DR202 Intermediate Drama: Monologues (ages 8-12)*

Teacher: Tiffany Rousseau

Prerequisite:  DR090

It’s time to take the spotlight in your acting.  Focus on portraying a believable and interesting character through a monologue.  Learn to select and prepare pieces that are just right for your skills, talent, and type.  You’ll get the chance to perfect and polish both dramatic and comedic monologues and will be able to get your chops up to speed for your next dramatic audition.

V205 Intermediate Voice: Voice of the Villain (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Linda Quinn

Prerequisite:  V090

Playing characters on stage is so much fun, but it’s more than just putting on a costume, and even more than changing your physicality.  You’ve got to sound like the character in order for the audience to really enter into the storytelling.  This class will explore ways to tackle characters while still keeping a healthy voice.  Through resonance, breath control, and registration, you’ll really enjoy exploring all the variety that your voice can accomplish and unlock the power to portray lots of different characters in performance!

MT206 Intermediate Musical Theater: Composers – Alan Menken (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Holly Counts

Prerequisite: 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!

DR205 Intermediate Drama: Broadway Bad Guys (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Lauren Bowen

Prerequisite:  DR090

Want to learn how to perform a specific character type? Then this is the class for you! The focus of this class will change from session to session. We will offer instruction to help master various vocal styling and physicality for character types, such as: Villiains, Ingenues, Romantic leads and various Stock Character types.

CI500 Improv Team (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Evan Aldrete

Prerequisites: CI100, Audition

An amazing opportunity for improvisors! 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.

Each team member pays regular tuition + $65 each session to cover extra hour of instruction.  For the Winter session, please register and pay for a second choice class (entering it as a first choice).  Students who are selected for a team will be moved to the appropriate class, and the extra $65 fee will be due at that time. If a student is only interested in being on a team, they may wait to register after teams have been selected.  If this is after the early registration deadline, contact the office, and the early registration discount will be honored.

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