Acting Out! Classes & Dates

Acting Out! Classes & Dates

Acting Out! offers classes for children in grades 1–12. Whether you're interested in acting, movement or even voice, the Acting Out! program offers a diverse selection of classes to help build your skills and develop who you are on stage. Some classes offer the next level of challenge, and require an audition.

Class Descriptions

Primary Acting, Grades 1-2

Mondays 6–6:30 p.m., Room 626
Alex Bodine, Instructor
$200/14-week semester

This class will work toward channeling the great imagination of these students into focused tasks through the use of improvisation exercises and theatre games. Seriously focused fun!

Fall 2017 dates

  • August 28
  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 27
  • December 4, 11
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance

Spring 2018 dates 

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 12, 19, 26
  • April 9, 16, 23
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 5 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting I, Grades 3-5

Mondays 6:45–7:45 p.m., Room 626
Alex Bodine, Instructor
$375/14-week semester

Acting I begins with the “actor’s tools”: the body, the voice and the imagination. By beginning with body stretches and maneuvering, then adding voice warm ups and tips for healthy usage, students will unknowingly make transformations and thereby exercise the imagination through the specificity of body and voice so that a character can come to life.

Fall 2017 dates

  • August 28
  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 27
  • December 4, 11
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance

Spring 2018 dates 

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 12, 19, 26
  • April 9, 16, 23
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 5 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting II, Grades 6-8

Tuesdays 4:30–5:30 p.m., Studio 716
Heidi McIver, Instructor
(combined with PLUS students)
$375/14-week semester

Depthful work on the basics of acting with focus on body awareness and vocal technique; group scenes/monologues.

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12
  • December 16 - Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 10, 17, 24
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 6 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting III, Grades 9-12

Tuesdays 6:30–8 p.m., Studio 714
Jose Aranda, Instructor
(combined with PLUS students)
$475

Acting III will empower students to create a role deeply based in the exploration of the text by asking questions and making informed choices. They will develop tools for confident auditions, whole-body communication and the active pursuit of objectives.

Fall 2017 dates

  • Tuesdays August 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays September 23 and October 21 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • November 18 - Saturday demonstration performance for families at 4 p.m.

Spring 2018 dates

  • Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 13, 20, 27; April 10, 17, 24
  • April 28 - Demonstration performance for families (call time 2 p.m., demonstration at 4 p.m.)
  • March 6 - optional make-up day for snow days

Musical Theatre, Grades 3-5

Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m. in Studio One
Charlie Kluttz, instructor
Kelly Hammond, accompanist
$375/14-week semester

This course begins with the fundamentals of singing technique, encouraging young singers to project their voices healthily. Each student will receive one-on-one tutorials on vocal and acting technique within a solo song. We will promote music reading so the students begin to rely on their eyes as well as their ears when learning music. We will introduce an ensemble piece from a standard musical theatre work and will incorporate simple dance moves appropriate to the style. This skills class is designed to build confidence in both the novice and experienced singer and challenge the students where they are in their training — and have fun while doing it!

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12
  • December 16 - Saturday demonstration performance

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 10, 17, 24
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 6 – Optional snow make-up day

Musical Theatre, Grades 6-12

Thursdays 5:45–7:15 p.m., Studio One
Janine Hawley, Charlie Kluttz, instructors
Kelly Hammond, accompanist
(combined with PLUS students)
$495/14-week semester

This course begins with the fundamentals of singing technique; then each student will receive one-on-one tutorials on vocal and acting technique within a solo song. We will promote music reading study​ on a musical theater choral work, which will then incorporate simple dance moves that are appropriate to the style. This skills class is designed to build confidence in both the novice and experienced singer and challenge the students where they are in their training — and have fun while doing it!

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 15, 22, 29
  • April 12, 19, 26
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 8 – Optional snow make-up day

Beginning Tap

Thursdays 6:45–7:30 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, Instructor
$250/14-week semester

Want to increase leg strength, agility and rhythm? Gain the basics of these skills plus have fun in this beginning level class of tappers! No experience necessary. Please provide your own tap shoes.

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance. 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 15, 22, 29
  • April 12, 19, 26
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 8 – Optional snow make-up day

Intermediate Tap

Thursdays 5-5:45 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, Instructor
$250/14-week semester

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination and speed of movement for leg strength and agility. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds and having fun! As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Please provide your own tap shoes.

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28,
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 11, 18, 25
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Advanced Tap

Wednesdays 4–5:15 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, Instructor
$350/14-week semester

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement for leg strength and agility. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun! As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Please provide your own tap shoes.

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28,
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 11, 18, 25
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Dramatic Movement

Wednesdays 6:45–7:45 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, instructor
$300/14-week semester

Join us for this class covering multiple movement and dance styles to get comfortable in your body. Beginners of all ages welcome!

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28,
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 11, 18, 25
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Advanced Musical Theatre/Jazz Dance

Wednesdays 5:15–6:30 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, instructor
$350/14-week semester

Musical Theatre/Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique, layered with Broadway-style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations.

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28,
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 11, 18, 25
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Hip Hop

Thursdays 5:45–6:45 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, instructor
$300/14-week semester 

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance.

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 15, 22, 29
  • April 12, 19, 26
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 8 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting II PLUS, Grades 6-8

Tuesdays 4:30–6:30 p.m., Studio 716
Heidi McIver, Instructor
$550/14-week semester

The Acting PLUS classes will meet twice a week; once as a skills class in acting with all students, and again in a rehearsal class with PLUS students only — working toward an end-of-term presentation of self-generated work by the instructor/students!

Fall 2017 dates

  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12
  • December 16 - Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 10, 17, 24
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 6 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting III PLUS, Grades 9-12

Tuesdays 6:30–8 p.m., Studio 714
Saturdays 10–11:30 a.m., Studio 714
Jose Aranda, instructor
$750

The Acting PLUS classes will meet twice a week; once as a skills class in acting with all students, and again in a rehearsal class with PLUS students only—working toward an end-of-term presentation of self-generated work by the instructor/students!

Fall 2017 dates

  • Tuesdays August 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays September 23 and October 21 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • November 18 - Saturday demonstration performance for families at 4 p.m.
  • PLUS only classes: September 9, 16, 23^, 30; October 7, 10*, 14, 21^, 28 and November 4, 11 from 10-11:30 a.m.

^Extended classes from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
*Tuesday 10/10 class begins at 5 p.m. and the Core class joins at 6:30 p.m.

Spring 2018 dates

  • TBA

Musical Theatre PLUS, Grades 6-12

Mondays 4:30–6 p.m., Studio One
Thursdays 5:45–7:15 p.m., Studio One
Janine Hawley, Instructor
Kelly Hammond, accompanist
$725/14-week semester

The Musical Theatre PLUS program will include classes with two instructors and a pianist for 1.5 hours/week, plus an additional 1.5 hour class/week for PLUS students only — working with a director/choreographer to put together an end-of-term musical presentation. We are hoping to add an Acting Out staged musical (title TBA) in June 2018 with priority auditions for Acting Out members in March.

Fall 2017 dates

  • August 28
  • September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • November 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 27, 30
  • December 4, 7, 11, 14
  • December 16 – Saturday demonstration performance 

Spring 2018 dates 

  • January 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
  • February 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
  • March 1, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
  • April 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 , 26
  • April 28 – Saturday demonstration performance
  • March 5 – Optional snow make-up day

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons
As scheduled in room 636
Kristin Schwecke, Instructor
$450/14 week semester of one 30-minute private lesson per week

Please email Janine Hawley at hawleyj@uncsa.edu if you have questions.

Adult Acting Mini-Session

Adult Acting Mini-Session
Tuesday 6:45-8:15 p.m., Studio 714
Heidi McIver, Instructor
$150/4 session series

The class covers the “nuts and bolts” of the acting craft and seeks to solidify knowledge of terminology and how to apply it to a script.