Body! Voice! Imagination!
What is your story and how will you tell it?
Our Rec Track students may be new to the vocabulary of the stage but their hearts have always been ignited by creativity. If your young performer has a story to tell, there is a spot on our stage for them. We welcome all levels of experience in our Rec Track productions. All RPA classes participate in fully staged productions in January and June. Wake up the body, warm up the vocal chords and Free the imagination!
Acting I (Recreational Track):
Acting I: 7-9 years old
Acting I: 10+ years old
Young performers, excited to take the spotlight, will shine in our foundational Acting I classes. Actor warmups, Theatre games and vocal technique bring our ensemble together as we make our way to the stage. Acting I students are the stars of their own productions in January and June. Students will learn stage directions, rehearsal etiquette, and what it means to create a character for the stage.
Homeschool Acting (Recreational Track):
HS Acting: 10+ years old:
Are you a budding performer with a more flexible school schedule? We welcome performers of all levels of experience to take a place in our Rec productions in January and June. Homeschool actors are assigned characters and work on the basic tenets of performance including stage presence, vocal work and character development. We find that this is an excellent class for homeschool students who are looking to develop a skill set in the Fine Arts world.
Musical Theatre (Recreational Track):
Musical Theatre I: 7-9 years old
Musical Theatre I: 10+ years old
One of the most exciting performing arts around, Musical Theatre is unique in the way that it tells a story through the combination of dance, music, and theatre. Students in this program are always developing in multiple art forms and, in doing so, create new avenues for growth and artistic exploration.
Musical Theatre is the pursuit of becoming a “triple-threat-performer” – that is, a performer that is well versed in music, dance, and acting. Students learn skills in performance, dance, music theory, vocal technique and application through control. Awareness of body, voice, and mind is a key component to the work. It is the perfect program for students who enjoy all aspects of theatre and strive to become versatile performing artists. Rec level Musical Theatre students will be part of the Recreational performances in January and June at The Washington State School for the Blind.
Musical Theatre classes are currently offered in a recreational and focus track. Both recreational and focus tracks are offered for ages 7-9 and for 10+. The focus track takes the skills learned in Recreational Musical Theater and develops them to a deeper understanding. More advanced choreography, vocal lines, and character development is explored in the focus track. Students must have taken Recreational Musical Theater and must have the approval of the teacher through an audition process or in class observations.
IMPROVISATION (Recreational Track):
Improvisation 7-9 Years Old
Improvisation 10+ Years Old
An Introduction to Improvisation gives a performing student the chance to develop the time honored tradition of saying “Yes! And…” Building an Ensemble is key as students work together to create characters and new worlds. By supporting one another, they unlock the power of their imaginations. These young performers are trained to be quick on their feet and empower their voices in new ways.
While they are not part of the Mainstage show, Improv students combine with the Acting III class for a final performance/showcase for friends and family at the end of each session.