Education

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Enroll your young actor at Civic Theatre School and unlock the transformative power of the arts!

Grow! Civic Theatre School kids don’t just learn how “to act” but gain important life skills that help them grow.  Students involved in the arts watch less TV and display more tolerant behavior towards others! Classes like those at Civic Theatre help foster positive achievement, collaborative-working and critical-thinking skills. Studies have shown that theatre classes can not only enhance creativity, but help develop skills that assist in learning languages and even mathematics.
 
Learn! Since theatre education is an interdisciplinary art form it satisfies our human need to express thoughts and feelings through written text, dramatic interpretation and multimedia production. The Civic Theatre School, the oldest continually operating theatre education program in the Lehigh Valley, is based in solid educational principles and incorporates many of the elements of the Pennsylvania Education Standards for the Arts and Humanities.

 

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Class Schedules, Descriptions, and Tuition Information

Grades 1-2 (Saturdays 9am-11am): $285/session, $475 both sessions

Grades 3-4 (Saturdays 9am-11am): $285/session, $475 both sessions

Grades 5-8 (Saturdays 12:15pm-2:15pm): $285/session, $475 both sessions

Grades 9-12 (Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm): $285/session, $475 both sessions

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Civic Theatre School Scholarships 2016

 

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Click Here to download the application

The Betty T. and Bob Muir Theatre Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Elizabeth T. Muir, a professional actress and devoted Lehigh Valley theatregoer who appeared on the Civic stage in 1947 in The First Mrs. Frasier, and her husband Bob.  The scholarship, based on financial need and student essay, provides an opportunity for students to attend Civic Theatre School.

 

The Application

Application for a theatre school scholarship consists of the application form, documentation of financial need, and an essay from the potential student.

Deadline: Three weeks prior to the opening of each session (Monday)

Notification: Application will be notified of receipt two weeks prior to the opening of each session.

 

Eligibility

Students grades Pre-K through 12th grade

 

Application Essays

Please send a response to the following questions.  All responses should be typed or printed clearly.  These responses must be the work of the student him or herself.  Parents may assist younger students (grades one through four) in formulating written responses.

  1. Why do you want to attend Civic Theatre School?
  2. What do you think you’ll get from the program?

Financial Information

Parents/Guardians: Please attach a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 tax return form.  If you wish, you may attach a written explanation of your current financial situation.

Scholarship Student Responsibilities

Scholarship students will be expected to attend all classes, expect in case of illness, emergency, or other unexpected circumstances.  A scholarship may be withdrawn if the recipient does not attend regularly.

Additional Information

Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religion, creed, color, or orientation.

Civic Theatre of Allentown is the final arbiter of all scholarship decisions and determinations.  All decisions of the panel are final.  Civic Theatre reserves the right to determine eligibility requirements, with respect to financial need and other criteria.  Civic Theatre further reserves the right to determine attendance and other requirements for scholarship recipients.

Recipients may re-apply for a scholarship to subsequent Theatre School term.

 

Questions about the Application Process

Email Civic Theatre’s Managing Director John Hedges

john@civictheatre.com

SASImagine … Create … Explore …

Enroll your young actor at Civic Theatre School and unlock the transformative power of the arts!

Grow! Civic Theatre School kids don’t just learn how “to act” but gain important life skills that help them grow.  Students involved in the arts watch less TV and display more tolerant behavior towards others! Classes like those at Civic Theatre help foster positive achievement, collaborative-working and critical-thinking skills. Studies have shown that theatre classes can not only enhance creativity, but help develop skills that assist in learning languages and even mathematics.

Learn! Since theatre education is an interdisciplinary art form it satisfies our human need to express thoughts and feelings through written text, dramatic interpretation and multimedia production. The Civic Theatre School, the oldest continually operating theatre education program in the Lehigh Valley, is based in solid educational principles and incorporates many of the elements of the Pennsylvania Education Standards for the Arts and Humanities.

Optional Specialty Classes for Grades 3-8

In addition to our engaging Drama and Movement program, students in grades 3-8 will have the option to participate in an additional specialty package of classes. If this package is purchased (full day option), students will bring a lunch each day and have a supervised lunch break from 12-12:30. From 12:30-3, students will enjoy and experience a variety of exciting topics taught by talented and qualified instructors. Classes from 2015 session included: STOMP (percussions), Vocal class, Voice and Diction, Storytelling with Music, Comic Improv, Character Creation, Tap, Stage Combat, Let’s Make a Commercial!, Set Design, Writing for the Stage, Monologues for Auditions, and Acting for the Camera.

 

Class Schedules, Descriptions, and Tuition Information

 

Session I:
July 11 – July 22, Monday through Friday

Session II:
July 25 – August 5, Monday through Friday

 

PreK/K (9am-11am): $225/session, $450 both sessions
During Sessions One and Two students will:
Participate in creative expression, learn to take stage directions, learn basic theatre terminology, play simple acting games, work on projecting their voice, work on cooperating in small group settings and explore imaginary characters such as super heroes and fairy tale characters.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families and friends to attend.

Grades 1-2 (9am-12pm): $255/session, $500 both sessions
During Session One students will:
Explore story dramatization, work on speaking and listening skills, engage in creative performance games, work on stage directions and theatre terminology and participate in lively movement and dance opportunities.
During Session Two students will:
Work on character exploration, focus on vocal development, participate in basic pantomime activities, work on stage directions and theatre terminology, participate in lively movement and dance opportunities and play clever theatre games.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

Grades 3-8 (9am-12pm): $255/session, $500 both sessions
Grades 3-8 Full Day (9am-3pm): $510/session, $900 both sessions
During Session One students will:
Work on improvisation skills, explore character work, refine vocal projection, play theatre games, engage in scene work, develop movement and dance skills and explore staging and directing.
During Session Two students will:
Focus on scene work, practice memorization, explore character development, play theatre games, refine vocal projection, participate in scene blocking, develop movement and dance skills and be exposed to audition skills.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

Grades 9-12 (6pm-9pm): $255/session, $500 both sessions
Grades 9-12 w/ Voice (6pm-9:45pm): $345/session, $680 both sessions
During Sessions One and Two students will:
Enjoy two unique sessions that focus on character development and scene work with an introduction to
the Stanislavsky method for actors. Students will be actively engaged in the process of character and scene analysis and will play an important role in creating their showcase piece.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

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