Acting Out Class Details

Acting Out Class Details

Classes focus on learning and honing the skills of theatre as a process and will culminate in a skills demonstration at the end of the term. Drama skills not only build confidence as an actor, but improve communication, promote physical awareness, relieve stress, develop friendships and encourage empathy.

For more information about the curriculum, contact Program Director Fayth Caruso at brownf@uncsa.edu 

Class Descriptions

Story Theatre! Grades 3-5

Mondays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 
$512/14-week semester
Jordan Brown, Instructor

Classes held at:
Arts Based School
7th St. Building
107 7th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Students will be presented with a wonderful theater technique first introduced by Paul Sills and demonstrated at Yale Repertory Theater in 1969. Taking classic, children’s narrative stories and fairy tales, Story Theater eliminates the use of sets or costumes or props and instead emphasizes gestures, pantomime, music and the actors’ own imaginations to produce a fresh and unique theater experience that’s easy to replicate at home or anywhere!

Fall Semester
September 11 - December 11

Spring Semester
January 15 - April22
No class April 1 - 5

Scene Study, Grades 6-8

Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
$346/14-week semester
Jordan Brown, Instructor

Classes held at:
Arts Based School
7th St. Building
107 7th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of scene study and analysis which include given circumstances - who, what, where, when, why, how - blank scenes, and character exploration. Students will be assigned scenes in small groups to begin applying these techniques. The semester will culminate in a presentation of those scenes for an invited audience! 

 

Fall Semester
September 11 - December 1

Spring Semester
January 15 - April 22
No class April 1 - 5

An Intro to Monologues. Grades 3 - 5

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
$512/14-week semester
Jordan Brown, Instructor

Classes held at:
Arts Based School
7th St. Building
107 7th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

In this class, students will be introduced to an age-old actor tool: the monologue. Students will learn what a monologue is, how it is used in the context of a play or musical, how it is used in the business of the performance world, and more. Students will be assigned monologues - in some cases even the words of a song, a “songalogue” - for use in class to better understand and adopt good acting techniques in order to maximize the use of this particular tool for young actors.

Fall Semester
September 13 - December 13

Spring Semester
January 17 - April 24
No class April 1 - 5

Acting for the Camera/Self-Taping, Grades 6 - 8

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
$346/14-week semester
Jordan Brown, Instructor

In this class, students will be introduced to acting for the camera and will have fun with a green screen! Students will learn about basic camera angles and embrace the challenge of learning to tape themselves for an audition!

Classes held at:
Arts Based School
7th St. Building
107 7th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Fall Semester
September 13 - December 13

Spring Semester
January 17 - April 24
No class April 1 - 5

Acting II, Grades 6 - 8

Saturdays, 9:00  - 10:30 a.m., Room 716, School of Drama
$370/10-week semester
Nick Zayas, Instructor

Discover your love and appreciation for a wide range of theatrical forms! Actors will explore improvisation as well as short classical and contemporary pieces with an emphasis on play, emphasizing vocal and physical freedom of expression

Fall Semester
September 16, 23, 30
October7, 28
November4, 18
December 2, 9, 16

Spring Semester
January 6,13,20,27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 2, 9

Acting III, Grades 9 - 12

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 716, School of Drama
$370/10-week semester
Nick Zayas, Instructor

Develop your love of the art of acting while honing real world skills and techniques. Using fresh materials from contemporary film, tv, and theatre, we will explore what it means to be an actor in the modern era while taking a deep dive into the theory and practice of acting craft.

Fall Semester
September 16, 23, 30
October7, 28
November4, 18
December 2, 9, 16

Spring Semester
January 6,13,20,27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 2, 9

Musical Theatre II, Grades 5 - 12

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., DeMille 1, Workplace
$546/14-week semester
Charlie Kluttz, Instructor

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 or group 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 Semester
September 12 - December 12

Spring Semester
January 16 - April 23
No class April 1 - 5

Musical Theatre PLUS, Grades 6-12 (audition required)

Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., de Mille 1, Workplace
$546/14-week semester
Charlie Kluttz, Instructor

The Musical Theatre PLUS class will focus on skills training in sight reading, rhythm, vocal technique, audition preparation, and acting the song. Solo and small group numbers will be explored as well as research. Audition required.

Fall Semester
September 11 - December 11

Spring Semester
January 15 - April 22
No class April 1 - 5

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons, Rm 636 Workplace
Alicia Reid, Instructor
$602/14 week semester of one 30-minute private lesson per week

Private instruction based on the student's level and experience.

Please email Fayth Caruso at fayth623@gmail.com  if you have questions.

NEW! Junior Jazz/Tap (Offered through Preparatory Dance)

Session 1
Saturdays September 23 - November 11
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Studio 298, School of Dance
$150/8-week session
Instructor M. Johnson

Session 2
Saturdays March 2 - April 27
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Studio 298, School of Dance
$150/8-week session
Instructor M. Johnson

For ages 9 - 11.  This class is open to all studentswithout audition. Students will learn both tap and jazz techniques to add versatility to their movement training. A wonderful opportunity to work with students from varying backgrounds, 

Note - This class is listed under Preparatory Dance in the registration system

NEW! Senior Jazz/Tap (offered through Preparatory Dance)

Session 1
Saturdays September 23 - November 11
1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Studio 298, School of Dance
$150/8-week session
Instructor M. Johnson

Session 2
Saturdays March 2 - April 27
1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Studio 298, School of Dance
$150/8-week session
Instructor M. Johnson

For ages 12 - 14.  This class is open to all studentswithout audition. Students will learn both tap and jazz techniques to add versatility to their movement training. A wonderful opportunity to work with students from varying backgrounds, 

Note - This class is listed under Preparatory Dance in the registration system