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

Winter 2018 Session Information

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

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: January 8 – March 19, 2018; no class February 12

Showcase: March 19 at 7:30 pm

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.

Portland Classes - Winter 2018

DR090 Foundations of Drama (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Amanda Steele

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.

DA090 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)

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.

MT100 Musical Theater (ages 9-14)*

Prerequisites: DR090, DA090, 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!

DA202 Intermediate Tap (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Grace Thompson

Prerequisite: DA102

You’ve got rhythm and you’ve got music, so now let’s really raise the bar and put them all together in new & creative ways.  With the building blocks of Tap under your belt, this class will help you to use them in intermediate tap steps and combination steps.  Challenge your muscle memory and increase precision with this course.  Tap your way to the Great White Way!  Tap shoes are required.

DR203 B Intermediate Drama: British Isles Accents and Dialects (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Chris Bartell

Prerequisite: DR090

Like Eliza Doolittle, it is important for all actors to “learn to speak proper.”  Building on the basic skills of diction and projection learned in DR090 Foundations of Drama, actors will now learn the ins and outs of building a character through an accent or dialect.  This course will teach the foundations of language, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and help students find vowel placement and appropriate pronunciation of a variety of accents that are most often used on the stage.  This session, the class will focus on Standard British, Cockney, Irish and Scottish accents.

CI500 Improv Team (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Larissa Cohoe

Prerequisite: 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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