Monthly Tuition is $35 or less *
+ $18 one-time registration fee for Theater Classes
* Monthly tuition is $25 to $35 based on household income. See jacksonarts.org/affordable for more info about our sliding fee scale & scholarships.
Ages 6 to 11
Students will grow in imagination and creativity as they work on improv games and team building fun! Students will also begin to deepen their relational and emotional skills as we learn about what emotions look like in our face and our bodies, and understand that everyone is needed to make a project the best that it can be.
Class will end with a holiday recital for kids to showcase for family all they learned and the fun they’ve had! Come ready to giggle and laugh with your kiddos.
Classes: Starts September 9
Performance: December 2 during regular class time.
Ages 6 to 11
Learn to wield a light saber while finding your dramatic voice. Through our theatric adventures, you will learn how to adapt and create some of our most beloved characters from Star Wars. Will you find inner peace and fight for Rebellion or fall to the Dark Side and join the Sith?
Classes: Starts September 9th
Performance: December 2nd
Ages 12 to 18
Watch your student grow in confidence and their ability to communicate as they explore the craft of theater! This class will focus on developing the foundational elements of acting without sacrificing the fun or creativity. Do you already have acting experience? Great! Come hone your skill and have a blast! Never acted but have always wanted to? Amazing! Come have fun and discover the magic of acting in a safe and welcoming environment!
We’ll walk through an audition process and how you can prepare, talk about how we speak not only with words but our face and our bodies, explore creativity with improv games and so much more. There is something for everyone in this class. We can’t wait to see you!
Class Starts September 10 from 6:45-7:45
Final Class is December 3 (*No theater performance for this class)
Ages 12 to 18
Acting is all about telling a story, so let’s try it! In this class we will be practicing all the things learned in Acting 101 by performing two scenes from different plays. In this class we will also explore a few of the more technical aspects of theater involving stage directions, what it means to analyse a script, how to use effective hand props, and work as a team. In this class your child will continue learning that stories matter, and how we share them is important.
Class starts September 10 from 5:30-6:30
*Theater Performance scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:15 PM.
Our theater program is a fun way for our young students to not only explore the basics of working on the stage, but think about how their faces, hands and bodies can help communicate effectively and creatively.
In our Holiday Theater Players class last year, the students helped write the script for their recent Merry & Bright performance in addition to thinking about the staging and flow of the performance. Our instructor, Miss Erin has a diverse set of activities to give the students variety and work different skill sets through each weekly session. The warmup exercises get them thinking about facial expressions and how their bodies can change their communication. The kids especially love the improvisation exercises such as “Bus Stop” where they act our unscripted scenarios around a certain theme. These exercises give the students opportunities to be especially creative and think of different ways for them to tell a story.
Of course, there are also a handful of rehearsals of the Merry & Bright performance along the way and Miss Erin was always supportive, but also constructive on how to keep improving their skills, performance and attention to details. In their final class session ahead of the Merry & Bright Performance, the students got the treat of checking out the theater room in advance to make sure they felt comfortable and could visualize the performance ahead of time.
Jackson School of the Arts outstanding theatre program is led by gifted artists with advanced degrees and extensive acting experience. We also focus on the needs and skills of each student to help them along their artistic journey.
We offer private lessons in acting, voice (vocal music) and stage choreography for all ages and skill levels. Rates are $18 for 30 minutes and $27 for 45 minutes. Teachers are talented, experienced individuals with related degrees and/or experience. Call 784-2389 to schedule your private lessons.