Grade 9 to 12 : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Education For Grades 9 to 12

Unless otherwise noted, classes are in person. Most classes are designed to change to online instruction in as few as three hours if needed based on Civic procedures or by recommendation of the Kalamazoo Department of Health and Human Services If a class cannot be effectively shifted to online we will work with students to reschedule or refund the class.


Master Class

The Basics of Unarmed Stage Combat
Saturday 12:30-2:00; March 6 - SOLD OUT

Saturday 2:30-4:00; March 6
Cost: $35
Steven Schwall, Owner of Oakenhearth Amory and a Certified Teacher of stage combat, Steven Schwall will be joining the Academy of Theatre Arts for this special Master Class! With a focus on acting - and learning to react during combat - this master class will cover the basics of falling and fighting on stage while learning how to advocate for your safety in the rehearsal room. Techniques such as correct spacing, stance and balance, and cuing signals between partners will be covered.

  • Note: We will be following the same COVID-19 protocols as is recommend for other contact sports such as karate. If the recommendations from the Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Human Services changes, we will postpone the class until we are able t conduct this workshop safely.

Quarterstaff - The Long and the Short of it
Saturday 12:30-2:00; March 27
Cost: $35
Steven Schwall, Owner of Oakenhearth Amory and a Certified Teacher of stage combat, will be leading this Master Class. Students will be introduced to the use of quarterstaff in stage combat. Topics will include holding the staff, ready stance and lines of attack. The importance of knowing your combat map and thorough practice will be covered as well as how to advocate for your personal safety in the rehearsal room.

  • Note: We will be following the same COVID-19 protocols as is recommend for other contact sports such as karate. If the recommendations from the Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Human Services changes, we will postpone the class until we are able t conduct this workshop safely.
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Adult Classes 2013