Journey Theater Classes: Vancouver

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 – Monday

Location: Cascade Park Baptist Church

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: September 11 – November 20

(No class on October 16)

Showcase:  November 20 at 7:30 pm

Winter 2018 Session Information – Monday

Location: Cascade Park Baptist Church

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: January 8 – March 19

(No class on February 26)

Showcase:  March 19 at 7:30 pm

Fall 2017 Session Information – Tuesday

Location: First Presbyterian Church

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: September 5 – November 14

(No class on October 17)

Showcase:  November 14 at 7:30 pm

Winter 2018 Session Information – Tuesday

Location: First Presbyterian Church

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: January 2 – March 13

(No class on February 27)

Showcase:  March 13 at 7:30 pm

Fall 2017 Session Information – Thursday

Location: First Presbyterian Church

Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dates: September 7 – November 16

 

Showcase: November 16 at 7:30pm

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.

Vancouver Monday Classes - Winter 2018

JT100 Journey Troupers (ages 6-7)

Let your imagination take flight into the world of theater through song, music and dance. The fun never stops in Troupers and includes theater basics while learning the foundations of performing in a safe, encouraging environment. We also take time for fun with games and crafts. Let your child take the spotlight! This age group is not eligible to audition for the session production.

DR090 Foundations of Drama (ages 8-11)

Teacher: Cheri Hogan

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 Drama for Teens (ages 12-18)

Teacher: Sam Schultz

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)

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.

DA090 Foundations of Voice (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Shanae Tullis

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.

PR105 Production: Intro to Set Design (ages 11-18)

Teacher: Alan Lehman

Before the actors come onto the stage the mood is introduced to the audience by The Set. Bright and cheery or dark and dismal the actors are helped and understood in the context of the scenery, its colors, shape and scale. Students will learn the basics of what a set can communicate, how each takes into consideration the particulars of a facility and how to best utilize the strengths of a venue. They will learn the ways to communicate ideas concerning scenery by word, sketching and diagramming and modeling. Excursions to the Sets Warehouse and possibly a show will illustrate the use of all elements of staging, scenery and lighting. In the end each student will create a scale model of a set which they will design and build.

DR103 Drama: Voice of the Actor (ages 8-12)*

Teacher:  Cole Peterson

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!

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

Teacher: Micah McIlvain

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!

DA105 Dance: Hip Hop (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Maggie Larson

Prerequisite: DA090

Hip Hop is more than just dance steps.  It’s a cultural force from fashion to music, to art and language. The hard-hitting beats and the hard-hitting steps flow from a social heritage.  From 80’s techno-funk pop & lock to “street battles”, this class will help students develop a dance vocabulary so they too can be part of the social commentary.  This class will spend time on the floor.  Full coverage athletic clothing and jazz or gym shoes are required.

CI500 Improv Team (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Jemme Rinard

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.

Vancouver Tuesday Classes - Winter 2018

DR090 Foundations of Drama (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Cheri Hogan

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.

DA090 Foundations of Voice (ages 8-18)

Teacher:  Larissa Cohoe

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.

DR202 Intermediate Drama: Monologues (ages 9-14)*

Teacher: Melissa Bareford

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.

DR203 B Intermediate Drama: British Isles Accents and Dialects (ages 10-18)*

Teacher: Shanae Tullis

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.

DR205 Intermediate Drama: Characters – Star Wars (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Paul Warner

Prerequisites: 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.

DA202 Intermediate Tap (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Jeanna Reed

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.

CI500 Improv Team (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Jon Jacquet

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.

CI500 Improv Team (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Brenna Larson

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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