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ELEMENTARY

(Pre-K – Grade 5)

DRAMATIC PLAY: FAIRY TALES & SUPERHEROS

Grades Pre-K and K
Tuesdays 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM | $200

Class dates:  9/11 - 11/20
Skip date: 9/18

Your child’s favorite fairytale character or superhero comes to life through creative play in this fun and exciting class.  Kids imagine, explore and create as they act out their own stories and adventures based on a different book each week focusing on a fairy tale or superhero. Kids learn about story structure while increasing their vocabulary, self-esteem, creativity and problem-solving skills. Students learn to use their body, voice and imagination to save the world and create a happily ever after!

Teaching artist: Erin Dahlgren

LET’S DANCE: STEPS & STORIES

Grades: Pre-K and K
Saturdays 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM | $200

Class dates: 9/8 – 11/10

Kids dance out their favorite stories in this fun and energizing class that brings storybook characters to life using creative movement. Kids jump, spin, move and step to the beat as they focus on skills such as listening, sharing, coordination and rhythm. As they develop their imagination and creativity in class, they develop a sense of independence and gain self- confidence.

Teaching artist: Alexandra Grant

INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATER

Grades: 1–2
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | $310

Class dates: 9/8 – 11/10

Grades: 3–5
Saturdays 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | $310

Class dates: 9/8 – 11/10

The dynamic world of musical theater is explored in this introductory skills-building class. Students develop the basics of singing, dancing and acting while learning songs and choreography from a wide range of popular Broadway musicals in a supportive environment. Students are trained in stage direction, dance steps and terminology, and healthy vocal production including breathing techniques, matching pitch and singing in an ensemble. Family and friends are invited to an open class during the semester.

Teaching artists: Jessica Borbone & Tara Lima

SING! DANCE! ACT!

Grades: 1–2
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM | $310

Class dates: 9/8 – 11/10

In this intermediate class, the primary focus is to teach students how to use all three skills within the context of a Broadway scene and song and perform each with technical skill, confidence, and strong stage presence appropriate to their age and grade level. Team-taught by a professional music director and a professional choreographer, students build upon the skills learned in Introduction to Musical Theater and continue to develop healthy singing through exercises and warm ups, vocal support and placement, choreography style for musical theater, characterization and expressive performance, stage principals, and maintain focus during acting games or scenes. This class may be taken more than once to develop existing talents and discover new abilities through skills-building activities and theater games in singing, dancing, and acting. This class culminates with a showcase for family and friends.

Teaching artists: Arianna Rose & Amanda Cohen

Prerequisite: Intro to Musical Theater or Sing! Dance! Act! required or as assessed by instructor.

SING! DANCE! ACT!

Grades: 3–5
Saturdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | $310

Class dates: 9/8 – 11/10

In this intermediate class, the primary focus is to teach students how to use all three skills within the context of a Broadway scene and song and perform each with technical skill, confidence, and strong stage presence appropriate to their age and grade level. Team-taught by a professional music director and a professional choreographer, students build upon the skills learned in Introduction to Musical Theater, while refining and expanding upon healthy singing exercises, breath control, simple harmonies, choreography style and sequences, stage presence, character creation and ensemble building. This class may be taken more than once to develop existing talents and discover new abilities. This class culminates with a showcase for family and friends.

Teaching artists: Arianna Rose & Amanda Cohen

Prerequisite: Intro to Musical Theater or Sing! Dance! Act! required or as assessed by instructor.

YOUTH FALL MUSICAL:
INTO THE WOODS JR.

Grades: 4–8
Mondays 6:00 PM–9:00 PM | $385

Class dates: 9/17 – 11/26
Skip date: 11/12
Tech rehearsal: 12/2
Show date:  12/4

In an all-encompassing theatrical experience, students learn acting, singing and dancing as well as production disciplines such as costumes, props, make-up and staging and use these skills to put on a final show. Into the Woods JR. features favorite storybook characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch— in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm tales. This class is offered in partnership with The Performance Project School of the Arts. Fee includes script and basic costume.

Teaching artists from The Performance Project, Inc.

HIP HOP

Grades: 3–5
Tuesdays 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | $310

Class dates: 9/11 – 11/20
Skip date: 9/18

Students jam out in this fun, high-energy dance class that showcases the foundations of hip hop through funk-filled moves, grooves and choreography.  Students develop rhythmic connection, body awareness, stamina and self-confidence as they explore their own personal style and expression through hip hop movement and music. All levels welcome.

Teaching artist: Amanda Cohen

KIDPROV

Grades: 3–5
Wednesdays 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | $310

Class dates: 9/12– 11/28
Skip date: 9/19, 11/21

Students explore the fundamentals of acting using interactive games and fun warm-ups in a supportive environment. Theater games teach valuable skills as students learn basic improv techniques, build confidence and stretch their imagination. Through improvisation work, students gain spontaneity, strengthen social interactions and learn effective listening and communication skills. All levels welcome.

Teaching artist: Jill Lustig

LET'S PUT ON A SHOW!
DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS

Grades: 1–3
Thursdays 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM | $375

Class dates: 9/13 – 11/15
Show: 11/15

See your child perform in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS at the Broward Center! Specially adapted from the classic animated Disney film, this junior version features a host of colorful characters and favorite songs from the film. Team-taught by an experienced vocal instructor/acting teacher and a professional choreographer, this class allows young students to explore the basics of acting, singing and dancing while experiencing the process of auditions, rehearsals and putting on a show.  Kids create wonderful memories on stage in the JM Studio Theater while having fun! Fee includes script and basic costume.

Teaching artists: Amanda Cohen & Tammy Holder

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP:
MATILDA JR. - Pilot Production

Grades: 4–8 | By audition only

Be part of this unique and exciting opportunity!

Fall Session—Prepping for the show

Saturdays 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | $360

Class dates: 9/8 – 11/10

Spring Session—MATILDA JR. - Pilot Production
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | $450

Class dates: 2/9-5/4
Skip dates: 3/23, 3/30, 4/20
Additional Rehearsals: 5/7 - 5/15
Show dates: 5/16 and 5/17

The Broward Center has been selected by Music Theater International (MTI) to produce a pilot production of Matilda Jr.  As one of the first theaters in the country to produce the show (prior to the show’s official release), we are offering students a unique opportunity to be part of the pilot process. This process allows MTI to fine-tune the script, music, and materials before the rights become available to schools and theatres. In the fall, students strengthen techniques in singing, dancing and acting and prepare for an audition. In the spring, students rehearse for and put on the pilot performance of Matilda JR., the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. For more details, click here.

Teaching Artists:  Tammy Holder, Stephen Kaiser and Safiyyah Joseph-Francois