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1/23/2014 - The Bijou Theatre Announces its new Performing Arts Center

The Bijou Theatre is proud to announce its new Performing Arts Center, featuring a variety of classes and workshops that are sure to get your creativity flowing and energy going – beginning February 8th, 2014! Check out what we have to offer below, and don’t forget to come to our Open House – January 26th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for more information!

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR MOM AND ME (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am
Instructor: Maureen Lucier
10 Weeks / $200
Grow through group play. Inspire natural curiosity. Encourage childhood creativity. This is what your child will experience in this beginner level arts and crafts class. In this safe environment your child will explore and use their imagination to create those one of a kind art masterpieces.  At the end of each project we will have a storybook that will correspond with our art project that day.

AUDITION WORKSHOP (Ages 12+)  
Saturdays,  1:00pm – 2:30pm
Instructor: Christy McIntosh Newsom
10 Weeks  / $250
In this 10 week workshop we will learn about the audition process from your first “hello” to your last “tank you”. We will work on choosing the right song, how to do a cold reading, how to make the perfect first impression, how to choose the right headshot, how to write your resume, what to wear, and what NOT to do. Ever. If you’re regularly auditioning and just want to hone your skills, or you’re just starting out and need a crash course, you will benefit from this class.

CREATIVE DRAMATICS FOR KIDS I (Ages 4 – 7)
Saturdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Instructor: Christy McIntosh Newsom
10 Weeks / $200
Introduces children with limited reading skills to basic commercial and camera technique using creative dramatics, music and movement. Through positive reinforcement the children learn to respect others’ work, the responsibilities of commercial work on a set and working with an ensemble.

INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV I (Ages 12 – 18)
Saturdays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Ron Hill
10 Weeks / $250
Explore the Elements of Improv in our introductory course. You will learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good.

INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV II (Ages 18+)
Saturdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Instructor: Ron Hill
10 Weeks / $250
Explore the Elements of Improv in our introductory course. You will learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good.

PERFORMING ARTS I  (Ages 7-11)
Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Instructor: Maureen Hamill
10 Weeks / $250
This combination song performance class will include sessions in voice training, acting and improvisational skills. The student will be guided in choosing material that will showcase their strengths and abilities in singing and acting.

PERFORMING ARTS II  (Ages 12-18)
Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Instructor: Maureen Hamill
10 Weeks / $250
This advanced combination song performance class will include sessions in voice training, acting and improvisational skills. The student will be guided in choosing material that will showcase their strengths and abilities in singing and acting.

YOUTH CHOIR (Ages 10 – 18)
Fridays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm 
Instructor: Whitney Cane
10 Weeks / $250
Singers focus on vocal development and music reading. Ensemble skills are stressed. Repertoire expands as skills develop including multiple part singing, with more sophisticated musical forms and techniques.

 

The New England Ballet Company will also be offering the following dance classes at the Bijou Performing Arts Center:

COMBINATION DANCE CLASS (Ages 5 – 7)
Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:00am
16 Weeks / $320

COMBINATION DANCE CLASS (Ages 8 – 12)
Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:30am
16 Weeks / $400

CONTEMPORARY DANCE (Ages 12+)
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
16 Weeks / $400

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE (Ages 10 – 18)
Saturdays, 11:30am – 1:00pm
16 Weeks / $400

All teachers should do their best to be present.  Discounts will be offered for multiple class enrollment, as well as for multiple children from one family.  Classes will commence on Saturday, February 8, 2014.