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Spring Classes

Spring 2019 Class Schedule: March 4 – June 1

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays

Chicago Children’s Theatre is committed to training the next generation of actors and performers. Our Education opportunities strive to reflect the integrity and quality of our main stage work, so children receive the same skills in our training that is needed by the fabulous performers in our productions.

Our mission is both artistic and civic; whether a child grows up to be an actor, performer, doctor, lawyer, or scientist, the skills necessary to become a great community member are the same for everyone. You’ve told us, and we are committed to hosting classes and camps that, through teaching theatre, uniquely inspire the community, teach problem-solving and collaboration, develop open minds and confident voices, and ignite powerful authorship of ideas.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Education department via email or by calling 312.374.8834. Information on Tuition Assistance can be found here.

MONDAYS
Open Play
10:00 am-12:00 pm | Ages 0-5, Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | $72 for a 12-week term | No class April 15
Drop-Ins • $10 per class | Save $48 when you enroll for a 12-week term for $72
ABOUT THE CLASS: BYOT! (Bring Your Own Toys!) And learn to share. Your young one is invited to play and socialize in an open-play environment out of the cold and out of the rain. All while you enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with other neighborhood adults.

Story Time for Tots with ABIGAIL LAFONT
10:00a – 10:45a Ages 0-4, Parent Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 15 | $276 for a 12-week term
Drop-Ins • $25 per class
ABOUT THE CLASS: Epic tales for tiny tots. Dive into fairy tales, myths, legends and so much more as master storytellers bring stories to life for your little ones.

TUESDAYS
Open Play
10:00 am-12:00 pm | Ages 0-5, Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | $72 for a 12-week term | No class April 15
Drop-Ins • $10 per class |
ABOUT THE CLASS: BYOT! (Bring Your Own Toys!) And learn to share. Your young one is invited to play and socialize in an open-play environment out of the cold and out of the rain. All while you enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with other neighborhood adults.

BeatBox for Tots with YURI LANE
10:00a – 10:45a | Ages 1-3, Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 16 | $276 for a 12-week term
Drop-Ins • $25 per class |
ABOUT THE CLASS: 
Using vocal percussion, students learn new ways to communicate with their voices through the art of beatboxing. Students gain knowledge of phonetics and discover ejectives, fricatives, and coarticulation in this specialized class taught by renowned Beatboxer, Yuri Lane! Fun fact, neuroscientist believes that beatboxing can help develop the cognitive ability.

Intermediate Musical Theatre with NICOLE LAURENZI
5:45p – 6:45p | Grades 3-5 | 12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 16
No drop-ins for this specialty class | $276 for a 12-week term
ABOUT THE CLASS: In this class, students will start to explore the creation of character through song and short scenes. Your children will also learn basic audition techniques for musical theatre – how to choose, cut, and audition with a song.

WEDNESDAYS
Open Play
10:00 am-12:00 pm | Ages 0-5, Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | $72 for a 12-week term | No class April 15
Drop-Ins • $10 per class | Save $48 when you enroll for a 12-week term for $72
ABOUT THE CLASS:BYOT! (Bring Your Own Toys!) And learn to share. Tiny people are invited to play and socialize in an open-play environment out of the cold and out of the rain. All while you enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with other neighborhood adults.

Bubble Jams with KATE LESLIE
10a – 10:45a | Ages 0-3, Parent Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 15 | $276 for a 12-week term
Drop-Ins • $25 per class
ABOUT THE CLASS:
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, fun stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Beginning Acting Section 1 with TERRY GUEST
4:15p – 5:00p | Grades K-2 | 12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 17
No drop-ins for this specialty class | $276 for a 12-week term
ABOUT THE CLASS: In this introduction to the theatre, students will learn the basic principles of theatre through instruction and active theatre games. This game-based class prepares your young performer to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play. The final product is a theatre skill and open game workshop with parents on the last day.

Beginning Acting Section 2 with TERRY GUEST
5:15p – 6:00p | Grades 1-3 | 12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 17
No drop-ins for this specialty class | $276 for a 12-week term
ABOUT THE CLASS: In this introduction to the theatre, students will learn the basic principles of theatre through instruction and active theatre games. This game-based class prepares your young performer to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play. The final product is a theatre skill and open game workshop with parents on the last day.

NEW CLASS: ZUMBA at The Station with ZIN member, JAMES ANTHONY
5:30p – 6:30p | ALL Ages and ALL are welcome – parents, caregivers, children, artists | 12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | Show Up and Pay What You Can – No sign up needed! OR reserve your spot for $60! That’s 12 classes for $5 each. | Family ZUMBA is for everybody and every body! All shapes, sizes, genders, and colors are welcome in this total dance workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, with boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Learning Lab: Animation Delicious with SHARON KRONE
4:30p – 5:30p | Grades 4-6 | 12 Classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 17
ABOUT THE CLASS:Move over Ratatouille, there’s a new culinary animation in town! Whether you’re taking delectable inspiration from iconic movies like Spirited Away or completely new to filmmaking, this class will develop a stop-motion animation that tells a short but delicious story. Using a mixture of candy & playdoh, we’ll create animations that look good enough to eat. Each student will experience hands-on video production, storytelling, and voiceover acting

THURSDAYS
Open Play
10:00 am-12:00 pm | Ages 0-5, Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Participation Required
12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | $72 for a 12-week term | No class April 15
Drop-Ins • $10 per class | Save $48 when you enroll for a 12-week term for $72
ABOUT THE CLASS: BYOT! (Bring Your Own Toys!) And learn to share. Your young one is invited to play and socialize in an open-play environment out of the cold and out of the rain. All while you enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with other neighborhood adults.

Intermediate Acting with Michael Driscoll
4:30p – 5:30p | Grades 2-4 12 classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 18
No drop-ins for this specialty class | $276 for a 12-week term
ABOUT THE CLASS: In this class, students will start to explore the creation of character through monologues and short scenes. Your children will also learn basic audition techniques for film and stages throughout Chicago and beyond.

Advanced Acting with LYDIA MILMAN SCHMIDT
5:30p – 6:30p | Grades 4-6 | 12 Classes, March 4 – June 1 | No class April 18
No drop-ins for this specialty class | $276 for a 12-week term
ABOUT THE CLASS: This acting course explores methods of acting on a professional stage. Students will also learn script analysis skills that are fundamental to any emerging actor in the industry. The class culminates in 3-5 minute scenes that challenge your children to be part of a small ensemble.

SATURDAYS
INDIAN VOCAL MARCH 23 – MAY 11 | SATURDAYS | REGISTER
$184 | AGES 5 – 7 | 11:30A – 12:15P | Drop-ins are $25 PER CLASS!
ABOUT THE CLASS: This class is an introduction to singing Indian music notes – Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, and Pa. Indian vocalist and harmonium player Seeta Khanna teaches children the basics of singing in Hindi through popular Bollywood children’s songs. Please note: this class will run 8 weeks, March 23- May 11.