Acting Out! Classes & Dates

Acting Out! Classes & Dates

Acting Out is the community program of the award-winning UNCSA School of Drama, offering classes in Acting, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre/Jazz Dance, as well as private voice and tap instruction.  Instructors include UNCSA faculty members and alumni, offering the same caliber of instruction as our high school and undergraduate programs.  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.

Class Descriptions

Primary Acting, Grades 1-2

Mondays 5:45 - 6:30 p.m., Room 626
$250/14-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 2018 dates

  • August 27
  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 26
  • December 3, 10

Spring 2019 dates 

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8, 22
  • March 4 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting I, Grades 3-5

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

Fall 2018 dates

  • August 27
  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 26
  • December 3, 10

Spring 2019 dates 

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8, 22
  • March 4 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting II, Grades 6-8

Mondays 4:30–6:00 p.m., Studio 716
Heidi McIver, Instructor
(combined with PLUS students)
$475/14-week semester

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

Fall 2018 dates

  • August 27
  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 26
  • December 3, 10

Spring 2019 dates 

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8, 22
  • March 4 – Optional snow make-up day

Acting III, Grades 9-12

Tuesdays 6:30–8 p.m., Studio 714 (Fall only)
Nick Zayas, Instructor
(combined with PLUS students)
$475/14-week semester

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 2018 dates

  • September 4, 11, 16, 23
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11

Musical Theatre I, Grades 3-5

Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m. in Studio One
Charlie Kluttz, instructor
$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 2018 dates

  • September 4, 11, 16, 23
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 23
  • March 5 – Optional snow make-up day

Musical Theatre II, Grades 6-12

Thursdays 5:45–7:15 p.m., Studio One
Janine Hawley, Charlie Kluttz, instructors, with accompanist
(combined with PLUS students)
$500/14-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 2018 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 26
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December 6, 13

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24. 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Beginning Tap

Tuesdays 5–5:45 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 2018 dates

  • September 4, 11, 16, 23
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 23
  • March 5 – Optional snow make-up day

Intermediate Tap (audition required)

Thursdays 4:45-5:45 p.m., Room 396
Julianne Harper, Instructor
$300/14-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 2018 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 26
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December 6, 13

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24. 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Advanced Tap (audition required)

Wednesdays 4:15–5:30 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 2018 dates

  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21
  • December 5, 12

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27,
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10, 24
  • March 6 – Optional snow make-up day

Movement 101 for Actors, Section A

Tuesdays 6-7 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. This class is designed to build knowledge of terminology used at dance auditions and help you gain confidence in how to use your physical instrument. Beginners of all ages welcome!

 

Fall 2018 dates

  • September 4, 11, 16, 23
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 23
  • March 5 – Optional snow make-up day

Movement 101 for Actors, Section B

Wednesdays 7 - 8 pm, 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. This class is designed to build knowledge of terminology used at dance auditions and help you gain confidence in how to use your physical instrument. Beginners of all ages welcome!

 

Fall 2018 dates

  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21
  • December 5, 12

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10, 24
  • March 6 – Optional snow make-up day

Advanced Musical Theatre/Jazz Dance (audition required)

Wednesdays 5:30–6:45 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 2018 dates

  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21
  • December 5, 12

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27,
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10, 24
  • March 6 – 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 2018 dates

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 26
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December 6, 13

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 10, 17, 24. 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Private Tap Lessons (Package of 8)

 Private Tap Lessons
As scheduled in room 396
Julianne Harper, Instructor
$520/8-lesson block

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

Acting III PLUS, Grades 9-12 (audition required)

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 p.m., Studio 714 (Fall only)
Saturdays 10–11:30 a.m., Studio 714
Nick Zayas, 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 2018 dates

Tuesdays

  • September 4, 11, 16, 23
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11

Saturdays

  • September 8. 14, 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17, 24
  • December 8, 15

 

 

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

Mondays 4:30–6 p.m., Studio One
Thursdays 5:45–7:15 p.m., Studio One
Janine Hawley, Charlie Kluttz, Instructors
plus accompanist
$750/14-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 2018 dates

Mondays

  • August 27
  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 26
  • December 3, 10

Thursdays

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 26
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December 6, 13

 

Spring 2019 dates 

Mondays

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8, 22
  • March 4 – Optional snow make-up day

Thursdays

January 10, 17, 24. 31

  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • March 7 – Optional snow make-up day

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons
As scheduled in room 636
Kristin Schwecke or Alicia Reid, Instructors
$504/14 week semester of one 30-minute private lesson per week

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

Audition Preparation Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm, Room 716
Nick Zayas, Instructor
$225

This specialized class will be offered in January, 2019 with individual coaching/tutorial times assigned.

Spring 2019 dates

  • January 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31