Gain Focus Classes for ages 9-11

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Comic Universe

Between The Avengers, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Thor, and more there are almost too many superheroes and epic warriors to count! Using the characters from Marvel and DC as inspiration, students will put together their own stories of epic proportions while gaining acting skills as they go.

Date: Week #1 - July9-13
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Ensemble Building
Class Fee: $85


Start with Story

The art of storytelling is a craft that many people hone their entire lives - in this class, students will get a jump on their storytelling skills using the plays that will be produced in the 2018-2019 Civic Youth Theatre season. This is a great way to learn more about the shows and to gain confidence in storytelling!

Date: Week #1 - July 9-13
Time: 11:45 AM -1:45 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Scene Work/Voice
Class Fee: $85


Theatre Dance

In this musical theatre dance class, students will work with age-appropriate music and choreography to learn the fundamentals of dance technique for the stage and movement to the big tunes of Broadway!

Date: Week #1 - July 9-13
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Movement
Class Fee: $85


Wonderfully Strong

Acting is living truthfully in given circumstances and actors have to put it all out there on stage not afraid to fall or look silly - grow confidence to truly go for it on stage in this acting power class.

Date: Week #2 - July 16-20
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Play Creation
Class Fee: $85


Advanced Sewing

Continuing skills built in Sew There!*, students will look more in depth at the information on a pattern then cut and sew the project which will involve a zipper, setting in sleeves, putting in a pocket, application of ribbing, and working with a challenging slightly stretchy fabric! (*Must have successfully completed Sew There! prior to Summer 2018 OR obtain consent of Director of Education.)

Date: Week #2 - July 16-20
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Requirements: Ages 9-18
Class Type: Getting Technical
Class Fee: $95


Tap Dance

Students will explore rhythm as they learn the fundamentals of tap dancing. Tap shoes are not required but are encouraged - for suggestions on where to purchase shoes, please contact the Director of Education & Outreach.

Date: Week #2 - July 16-20
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Movement
Class Fee: $85


Take ACTion

Acting is doing and that is exactly what will happen in this class - students will learn to listen and react on their feet with their scene partner to put their acting skills into action!

Date: Week #2 - July 16-20
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Scene Work/Voice
Class Fee: $85


Starting Stage Combat

Safety and technique first! Students will learn the basics of the art of stage combat - from simple moves to choreographing an unarmed fight. No prior experience necessary.

Date: Week #3 - July 23-27
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Movement
Class Fee: $85


Winning Words

Who will reign supreme in this epic exploration of words and writing? Learn how to create dialogue and ways to get your thoughts out into words on the page!

Date: Week #3 - July 23-27
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:45 AM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Play Creation
Class Fee: $85


Putting It All Together

Once you know who your character is...then what? In this character development class, students will learn how to take a character and get ready for performance from start to finish!

Date: Week #3 - July 23-27
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-11
Class Type: Scene Work/Voice
Class Fee: $85


Sew There!

Learn to sew in our own professional costume shop! Students will work directly with the Civic staff to create a project, learning the basics of sewing as they go.

SECTION 1
Date: Week #3 - July 23-27
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-18
Class Type: Getting Technical
Class Fee: $95

SECTION 2
Date: Week #3 - July 23-27
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Requirements: Ages 9-18
Class Type: Getting Technical
Class Fee: $95

Gain Focus Academy photos 2012-2013


Gain Focus Academy photos 2012-2013


Gain Focus Academy photos 2012-2013


Gain Focus Academy photos 2012-2013



Gain Focus Academy photos 2012-2013


Gain Focus Academy photos 2012-2013