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CLASSES
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Acting For Ages 1st - 4th Grade

Come learn what to do to make a believable character, using yourself and your experience as a young person. This class will take a physical approach to creating character and comedy. No experience necessary.

Instructor: George Keating
Cost: $200
When: Mondays, 5 - 6 pm, Sep 15 - Nov 17

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Acting For Ages 5th - 9th Grade

Come learn what to do to make a believable character, using yourself and your experience as a young person. This class will take a physical approach to creating character and comedy. No experience necessary.
From a student: "Life changing. One of the best classes EVER---maybe the BEST."

Instructor: George Keating
Cost: $200
When: Mondays, 6 - 7 pm, Sep 15 - Nov 17

7 Shows in 7 Days! For Ages 5th - 12th grade

Build your show repertoire!
Each class focuses on one show. Discuss the history & roots of the show, characters & their context within the show, learn choreography and work scenes from the show. A great way to get to know new shows and understand how much research is needed to prepare to audition for a show!

Instructor: George Keating & Zachary Gray
Cost: $275
When: Fridays, 4 - 6 pm, Oct 17 - Dec 12 (no class 10/31 & 11/28)

Make a difference!Movie Making: From Concept to Creation - "Don't Be A Bully" For Ages 5th - 12th grade

In this five week class, students will write, act, shoot, produce and screen a collaboratively-created original short film that centers around the theme of anti-bullying. This class is for students interested in acting, writing, and filmmaking. Learn everything that it takes to make a professional short film; from in front of the camera to behind the scenes. This class ends with a special invited film screening. (Younger students with permission of instructor.)

Instructor: Adria Dawn
Cost: $450
When: Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm, Sep 6 - Oct 11 (no class 10/4)

PAY-AS-YOU-GO CLASSES
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10-Class Card: $180
20-Class Card: $320 10- and 20-class card available

Now it's easier than ever to take a class when it fits your schedule! The 10- and 20-Class Card lets you drop in when you can to take Tap, Musical Theatre Dance, Circus Arts & Tumbling. That means you can take 4 classes in one week, if that's what works best for you, skip a week and then do it again. A great option for students and parents with busy schedules!

Good only for tumbling, circus arts & dance classes. Not transferable. Expires 3 months from date of purchase.

Circus Arts For Ages 9 - 17

Students will be introduced to partner acrobatics, extreme flexibility and stretching (contortionism) and tumbling. Skills will be practiced with a focus on safe and consistently sensational presentation. And if you like tumbling, think about adding the tumbling class at 10 to your Saturday morning!

Instructor: Jeremiah O'Connor
Cost: Pay with the class card
When: Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm, Ongoing

Intermediate Tap For Ages 9 - 17

Class will focus on solidifying the basic steps of tap to help build a strong foundation, proper technique, and to help learn combinations for auditions. Tap is great for rhythm and gaining the ability to pick up combinations. Musicals almost always require strong tap ability! Follow this up with the musical theatre dance class for a well-rounded dance experience.

Instructor: Laura Savage
Cost: Pay with the class card
When: Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:00 pm, Sep 9 - Nov 25

Musical Theatre Dance For Ages 9 - 17

Learn dances from popular musicals. Have fun in this high energy class! It's ideal to take both dance classes on Tuesday: tap and then this musical theatre dance class for a well-rounded dance experience. A great way to get better at learning how to memorize sequences quickly! Strong technique not required.

Instructor: Laura Savage
Cost: Pay with the class card
When: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Sep 9 - Nov 25

Advanced Tap For Ages 9 - 17

Students who want to register for this class must be able to do pullbacks; singe/double/triple time steps; buffalo/maxi fords. Instructor permission required. Musicals almost always require strong tap ability, so this is the class to take to stand out from the rest! Combine this with the musical theatre dance class for a well-rounded dance experience.

Instructor: Laura Savage
Cost: Pay with the class card
When: Tuesdays, 8:15 -9:00 pm, Sep 9 - Nov 25

Tumbling For Ages 9 - 17

Class starts with a warm-up followed by mobilization and stretching, then moving into basic gymnastics skills such as rolls, handstands, cartwheels, walkovers and handsprings. All skills will be practiced individually as well as incorporated into tumbling sequences.

Instructor: Jeremiah O'Connor
Cost: Pay with the class card
When: Saturdays, 10 - 11 am, Ongoing

GUEST ARTIST SERIES FOR AGES 5TH - 12TH GRADE
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Monologue Workshop with Bill Osetek

Instructor: Bill Osetek, Drury Lane Artistic Director
The mic is a valuable tool Cost: $135
When: Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, October 18

Shakespeare Workshop with Adrianne Cury

Instructor: Adrianne Cury
Cost: $135
When: Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, November 15

Song Work with Beckie Menzie

Instructor: Beckie Menzie
Cost: $135
When: Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, January 17, 2015

The mic makes is happen!

Voiceover Workshop with Deb Doetzer

Instructor: Deb Doetzer
Cost: $150
When: Saturday, 1 - 4 pm, February 7, 2015

Song Work with Doug Peck

Instructor: Doug Peck
Cost: $140
When: Saturday, 1 - 3:30 pm, March 7, 2015

PRINCE/PRINCESS CAMPS ESPECIALLY FOR AGES 3 - 6
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Great fun for kids 3 - 6 years old"Royal Costume Ball"

Dancing, Singing, Acting, Tumbling and a Royal Portrait To Take Home!

Cost: $75
When: Saturday, 12 - 3 pm, October 25

SUMMER CAMPS 2015 FOR AGES 10 - 17
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Each day is different but you'll always be learning from professionals in the field and getting the individual attention you need. Multiple guest artists, pro choreographers and directors, agents and casting directors. Tumbling, film & TV, improv, stage combat, voiceover, acting, dance, commercial copy, voice work! You can't find this anywhere else, only at The Performer's School!

TWO-WEEK CAMP

Cost: $1350 - Save 10% if you register by November 1.
When: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm, June 15 - 26, 2015

ONE-WEEK CAMP

Cost: $675 - Save 10% if you register by November 1.
When: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm, August 3 - 7, 2015

COLLEGE PREP WITH LIZ & STACEY

When applying for Musical Theatre programs at universities, most colleges require two contrasting monologues and two 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting songs. Some even require short video clips of choreography and dance technique. This task can seem daunting and overwhelming. We can help! Stacey and Liz will help guide you to choose material for your child's college audition, and coach your child so he or she can get into that dream school! Contact us directly to set up appointments.

Workshop with Liz & Stacey

THE PERFORMER’S SCHOOL POLICIES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

PAYMENT & REGISTRATION
  • Registration requires that either payment in full or a non-refundable deposit ($250 for summer camps; $50 for all other classes) accompany the enrollment form.

  • Registration options for classes that meet over several weeks (summer camps excluded) include (1) signing up for the full session, or (2) signing up individual sessions at $30 per session (1-hour classes) or $50 per session (2-hour classes). There is no prorating nor is it possible to convert a class registration to a per-session registration once the class has started.

  • Payment in full is due two (2) weeks before the class begins. Registrations after that date must include payment in full and are not eligible for any refund.

  • Please make checks payable to The Performer's School, Inc. and mail to Stacey Flaster, 593 Warbler Court, Highland Park, IL 60035.
REFUNDS
  • TPS will refund 50% of the paid class fee only if notification of the cancellation has been received at least 15 days before the class begins. You may choose to have the refund amount issued to you by check or have the refund amount credited towards a future class.
  • TPS will not refund any monies received if notification of the cancellation is received 14 days or less before the class begins regardless of the reason for the cancellation.
ATTENDANCE
  • Please arrive on time and stay until the class ends.
  • If your student will miss a class due to illness or an unexpected reason, please email Stacey ASAP at stacey@theperformersschool.com
CLASS CANCELLATION
  • The Performer's School, Inc. reserves the right to cancel classes/workshops if minimum enrollment is not reached 7 days prior to the first session of the class/workshop, or for any other reason. All monies paid will be refunded in full. You may choose to have the refund amount issued to you by check or have the refund amount credited towards a future class.

Workshop with Liz & Stacey