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

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

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

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.

Vancouver Monday Classes - Fall 2017

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-A Foundations of Drama (ages 8-11)

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 (ages 12-18)

Teacher: Jodi Smith

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)

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.

DR205 Intermediate Drama: Broadway Bad Guys (ages 8-14)*

Teacher: Shanae Tullis

Prerequisite: DR090

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

MT100 Musical Theater: Disney on Stage (ages 9-14)*

Teacher: Annalisa Quarto

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!

CI100 Beginning Improv (ages 11-18)*

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.

DA407 Advanced Dance: Dancers and Choreographers (ages 8-18)*

Teacher: Kristi Foster

Prerequisite: Audition or permission

This performance-based class will introduce students to the choreography and stylings of dancers and choreographers who have shaped the musical theater world into what we know today.  Innovative choreographers like Jerome Robbins (West Side Story), Bob Fosse (Sweet Charity), Michael Kidd (A Chorus Line), Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), and the dancers who performed their work will be the topic of study.  Come learn some of the iconic dances from the musical theater anthology!

Vancouver Tuesday Classes - Fall 2017

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.

DA090 Foundations of Dance (ages 8-18)

Teacher:  Hayley Stonehouse

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.

DR200 Drama: Acting Boot Camp (ages 9-14)*

Teacher: Melissa Bareford

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!

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

Teacher:  Micah McIlvain

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)*

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.

SP102 Stage Combat: Intro to Longswords (ages 11-18)*

Teacher: David Bareford

Prerequisite: DR090

Enter the world of sword fighting! The longsword reigned for centuries as the primary weapon of the European knight, the Chinese soldier, and other warriors throughout history. Whether performing in Camelot, Mulan, or Robin Hood, longsword training will prepare you for your character’s duel. This class will also introduce the basics of medieval dagger fighting as we learn concepts that will later apply to the longsword. Of course, the session culminates in a showcase presentation, where the students perform a dramatic scene of violence including a full-speed, full-intensity fight in front of a live audience.

DA102 Dance: Tap (ages 12-18)*

Teacher:  Jeanna Reed

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.

Vancouver Thursday Classes - Fall 2017

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)

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)

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.

SP103 Puppets (ages 8-14)

Through the use of puppets, you can become someone or something else! Let your imagination carry you away. While learning music and choreography for a puppet program, you will discover the ultimate role-playing experience that cultivates your imagination in a new way. This class will illuminate the great medium puppets can be for entertainment and ministry.

DA111: Dancing With Props (ages 9-18)*

Teacher: Lindsey Doak

Prerequisite: DA090

Are you in a show that requires the use of props?  How do you make those props enhance your story-telling and musicianship while dancing?  This class addresses those such issues and helps the dancer handle them with confidence and flair.  Whether it’s umbrellas in Singin’ In the Rain or basketballs in High School Musical, musical theater actors will be called upon to dance with confidence using expressive tools other than their body.  Learn to do that with tricks of the trade that build on the basic rules of dance.

CI100 Beginning Improv (ages 11-18)*

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)*

Teacher: Shanae Tullis

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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