Acting—Our acting classes will be an exploration of how to become a character by stepping outside of yourself through Acting exercises, games and activities. We will also learn theater etiquette, body movement, vocal technique, and the fundamentals of acting. To Be or Not To Be!!!
Acro—All new to Playhouse Merced! The Acro class will combine basic tumbling with stretching, strengthening while incorporating the artistry and beauty of dance. No experience necessary.
Ballet--This Open Level Ballet class will be tailor fit to each individual in the class. We will be focusing on the strong fundamentals
of classical Ballet Technique in a nonthreatening setting. From Pliés to Développés, and Balancés to Chaînés, there will be something for all. Our Ballet class is open to dancers 9 years old and up. We can't wait to dance with you!
Costume Construction--The goal of this class is to teach basic construction (SEWING!) in a fun and supportive environment. Taught by Professional Designer Christine Silveira (of Frozen Jr. fame), students will learn construction essentials from hand sewing to sewing machine usage. Through the class, students will sew creations they can take home, as well as a few costume items that you may see in our Spring Musical, Scruff Turbo!
Dance Workshop—The Dance Workshop Classes will offer instruction in both Tap and Jazz every week. In addition to learning strong dance technique in a fun and supportive environment, students will learn new choreography every week! Come and dance with us!
Intermediate/Advanced Teen Adult Jazz—this high-energy Jazz class is designed for older teens and Adults who have at least three years of dance experience specifically jazz and/ or ballet (or by teacher recommendation). Across the Floor and weekly Choreography will be a mix of Musical Theater Jazz, as well as “classic” Jazz.
Voice I and II--will focus on learning how to read music at an age appropriate level, how to connect with literature and bringing it to life, audition etiquette & technique, and of course- lots of singing fun and meaningful songs! We hope your young child leaves this class feeling happy, confident, empowered, and excited about their performing future!
Voice III--will focus on being the best performer and musician your child can be. We will work on more advanced versions of everything the ages 8-11 class offers, and will also do a lot of sight reading, breathing exercises, duets, trios, and group songs, and every class will be taught in a true Master Class style where students are encouraged to emote and perform in front of their fellow performers as much as possible to help everyone battle nerves and stage fright. We hope your child leaves this class feeling accomplished, happy, empowered, and like they have a closer connection to themselves and their craft
Mon - 4:00-5:00 Ballet (9-Up)
Mon - 4:15-5:00 Voice I (6-7)
Mon - 5:00-6:00 Voice II (8-11)
Mon - 6:00-7:00 Voice III (12-Up)
Tues - 4:00-5:00 Dance Workshop I (6-7)
Tues - 5:00-5:45 Acting I (6-7)
Tues - 5:00-6:15 Costume Construction (10-up)
Tues - 5:45-6:45 Teen and Adult Int/ Adv Musical Theater Jazz
Weds - 4:00-5:15 Dance Workshop II (8-10)
Weds - 5:15-6:15 Acting II (8-10)
Thurs - 4:00-5:15 Dance Workshop III (11 and up)
Thurs - 5:15-6:30 Acting III (11 and up)
Thurs - 5:15-6:30 Acting IV ( 13 and up or by instructor recommendation)
Fri - 4:00 - 4:45 Acro I (6-9)
Fri - 4:45-5:45 Acro II (10 and Up)