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

Beaverton WI17 Rehearsal

Fall 2017 registration opens July 17th!

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 - Fall 2017

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

Teacher: Tiffany Rousseau

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: Alec Martinez

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: Bailey Jackson

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.

DR200 Acting Boot Camp (ages 8-14)*

Teacher: Larissa Cohoe

Prerequisite: DR090

Take your acting skills to the next level in this challenging drama class. This class will build on skills introduced in DR090 to teach students to create authentic emotion, interesting relationships between characters, engage in environment and build dramatic tension in scenes. Learn how to get into a character’s head and make it your own or build a character from scratch in a variety of dramatic styles such as comedy, dramatic or musical theater scenes. This class is a great opportunity to stop pretending and start acting!

V105 Voice: Leading Roles (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Linda Quinn

Prerequisite:  V090

Step out of the ensemble and into the spotlight as the class explores what it’s like to walk in the shoes of Broadway’s Leading Roles! 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!  Focused topics for this class may include:  Animals, Cartoon, Superheroes, etc.

MT100 Beginning Musical Theater: "La La Land" (ages 9-18)* THIS CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Holly Counts

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!

CI100 Beginning Improv (ages 11-18)* THIS CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Sia Marshall

Prerequisite: DR090

Create drama, humor and stories on the spot. This class will give you the basic principles of improvisation and give you the confidence to embrace everything that is thrown at you when you don’t have a script in your hands. Learn team building skills that will strengthen your ability to play with your partners on stage. In this class, which focuses on short-form improv, you will learn how to live “in the moment” and confidently say “Yes!” to anything.

DR103 Drama: Voice of the Actor (ages 12-18)* THIS CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Evan Aldrete

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!

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