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)

Teacher: Brandi Siem

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 8-10) THIS CLASS IS FULL

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 11-18)

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)

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: Sam Schultz

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)* THIS CLASS IS FULL

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 9-11)*

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)*

Teacher: Michael Williams

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: The Fabulous Fifties (ages 12-18)*

Teacher: Larissa Cohoe

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!

Vancouver Tuesday 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)

Teacher:  Rhonda Ward

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)*

Teacher: Cole Peterson

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.

SP104 Stage Combat: Hollywood Swordfighting (ages 11-18)* THIS CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: David Bareford

Prerequisite: DR090

Arm yourself with the flashing blades and debonair style of the swashbuckling legends of Hollywood! Using fanciful techniques pulled from classic cinema, this class will teach you to fence with light swords in true heroic style, including dramatic, ground-covering footwork, impressive weapon flourishes, and even how to take on multiple opponents with poise, style, and devil-may-care nonchalance. Of course, the class also stresses the underlying principles of safety, illusion, and story that make any kind of stage combat effective, and emphasizes the perfect form that is the hallmark of the skilled hero.

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)

Teacher: Moraina Deishl

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.

SP103 Puppets (ages 8-14)

Teacher: Cole Peterson

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)*

Teacher: James Hurst

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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