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Winter Classes

Winter 2019 Class Schedule: January 7 – March 2

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Saturdays

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 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.

***Please note, this session of classes is 8 weeks.***

MONDAYS
Open Play 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Ages 0-5, Parent Participation Required
$48 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 7 – Feb. 25
Drop-Ins Welcome! – $10/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 10:00 am-10:45 am
Ages 0-4, Parent Participation Required
$168 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 7 – Feb. 25
Drop-Ins Welcome! – $25/session
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.

Bubble Jams* 3:30 pm-4:15 pm
Ages 0-3, Parent Participation Required
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 7 – Feb. 25
Drop-Ins Welcome! – $25/session
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

TUESDAYS
Learning Lab: KID Talk 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Grades 2-4
$160 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26

Riffing on the well-known TED Talks, students are introduced to the skills required to use green screen technology to make their wild and courageous versions of TED Talk videos. Your student will learn to become confident speakers as they articulate and voice their opinions on camera, stage, and as citizens.

Intro to Musical Theatre 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Grades 3-5
$160 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
This class is designed to take students through the basics of Musical Theatre – learning to combine song, dance, and story. This training will teach these introductory skills through a short scenes and songs from our mainstage productions.

Intermediate Musical Theatre 5:45 pm-6:45 pm
Grades 4-6
$160 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
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 Participation Required
$48 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
Drop-Ins Welcome! – $10/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.

Bubble Jams* 10:00 am-10:45 am
Ages 0-3, Parent Participation Required
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
Drop-Ins Welcome! – $25/session
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Beginning Acting Section 1 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Grades K-2
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
In this introduction to theatre, students will learn the basic principles of theatre though 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 skills and game playing open workshop with parents on the last day.

Learning Lab: Stop Motion Shakespeare 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Grades 4-6
$160 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
Using paper art and illustrations, students will explore stop motion animation to recreate pivotal scenes from a Shakespeare classic, The Tempest. Whether using the paper doll-esque cutouts of characters and sea imagery provided, original illustrations created within the workshop, or reciting their best Shakespeare-worthy acting, each student will experience hands-on video production.

Beginning Acting Section 2 5:15 pm-6:00 pm
Grades 1-3
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
In this introduction to theatre, students will learn the basic principles of theatre though 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 skills and game playing open workshop with parents on the last day.

THURSDAYS
Intermediate Acting 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Grades 2-4
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
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 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Grades 4-6
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
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.

Circus and Aerial Arts Section 1 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Grades 3-5
$232 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
Instructors will work with students on training that will help them reach new heights in this exciting class with Actors Gymnasium! Warm-ups, conditioning, and games that will help build the foundational skills necessary for any student will open every session, and students will get to experience a variety of apparatuses- in the air and on the ground- so that everyone can find something they enjoy. Juggling, Spanish Web, Tumbling, Rolling Globe, Static Trapeze, Silk Knot and Aerial Fabrics are just a few of the skills that will be offered.

Circus and Aerial Arts Section 2 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Grades 6-8
$232 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
Instructors will work with students on training that will help them reach new heights in this exciting class with Actors Gymnasium! Warm-ups, conditioning, and games that will help build the foundational skills necessary for any student will open every session, and students will get to experience a variety of apparatuses- in the air and on the ground- so that everyone can find something they enjoy. Juggling, Spanish Web, Tumbling, Rolling Globe, Static Trapeze, Silk Knot and Aerial Fabrics are just a few of the skills that will be offered.

SATURDAYS
Bubble Jams* 10:00 am-11:00 am
Ages 0-3, Parent Participation Required
$184 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 12 – Mar. 2
Drop-Ins Welcome! – $25/session
It’s time to start jamming with the band! This evolution of Bubble Jams has bubbles, music, and instruments for kids. Your child will become part of the live music, enjoyable stories, and dancing – all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Saturday Morning Comics 10:30 am-11:30 am
Grades 3-8
$160 Enroll Your Child – 8 Classes, Jan. 12 – Mar. 2
BAM! BOOM! KAPOW! This intro course will explore various types of comics and narrative visual art. Each week, students will play experimental drawing games and learn about a different type of comic. Children will leave with a small library of their very own comics. The session ends with a mini comic expo for family and friends.

 

* Please note: Bubble Jams and Bubble Band classes are not affiliated with our friends at Bubbles Academy.