Journey Theater Classes: Portland

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: Eastridge Covenant Church, 14100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas OR

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: September 12 – November 21, 2017; no class November 7

Showcase: November 21 at 7:30 pm

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.

Portland Classes - Fall 2017

DR090 Foundations of Drama (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Jael Shepherd

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 Foundations of Dance (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Lindsey Doak

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: LeRoy Lee

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.

DA102 Dance: Tap (ages 8-12)*

Teacher: Grace Thompson

Prerequisite: DA090

From Broadway classics like 42nd Street to modern works like Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, tap dancing has electrified the musical theater scene for decades.  From the stage to the street, tap brings rhythm alive and infuses music into the heart of the performer and the audience!  This class will focus on building the strength and muscle memory for the foundational tap steps learned in DA090 and putting them into fun combination steps so students can start living in rhythm right away!  Tap shoes are required.

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

Prerequisite: V090

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 for character types, such as: Villiains, Ingenues, Romantic leads and various Stock Character types.

CI100 Beginning Improv (ages 11-18)*

Teacher: Kendrick Martin

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.

MT100 Musical Theater: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Sara Alexander

Prerequisite: DA090, DR090, 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!

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