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
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.
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.
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.
Teacher: Grace Thompson
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.
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.
Teacher: Kendrick Martin
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.
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!