Acting Out Class Details

Acting Out Class Details

Acting Out is the community program of the award-winning UNCSA School of Drama, offering classes in acting, musical theatre, theatrical dance, as well as private voice 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. For more information about the curriculum, contact Program Director Fayth Caruso at  brownf@uncsa.edu 

Class Descriptions

Primary Acting, Grades 1-2

Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45 p.m., Rm 716 Workplace
$353/14-week semester
Jordan Brown, Instructor

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:

  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7, 14 

Spring:

  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April 12, 19

Acting I, Grades 3-5

Wednesdays 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., Rm 716 Workplace
$398/14-week semester
Jordan Brown, Instructor

Students will develop acting skills through improvisation, theater games and dramatic exercises, with emphasis on storytelling.

Fall:

  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7, 14 

Spring:

  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April 12, 19

Acting II, Grades 6-8

Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Rm 716 Workplace
Nick Zayas, Instructor
$504/14-week semester

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:

  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10, 17

Spring:

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 15

Acting III, Grades 9-12

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Rm 716 Workplace
Nick Zayas, Instructor
$504/14-week semester

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:

  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10, 17

Spring:

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 15

Musical Theatre I, Grades 3-5

TBA
Instructor TBA
fee TBA /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!

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Musical Theatre II, Grades 6 -9

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., DeMille 1, Workplace
Charlie Kluttz, Instructor
$530/14-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 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:

  • September 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December 6, 13 

Spring:

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 11. 18

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

Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., DeMille 1, Workplace
Charlie Kluttz, Instructor
$530/14-week semester

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.

Fall:

  • September 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • December 5, 12

Spring:

  • January 9, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April 10, 17, 24

NEW! Dance Movement for All

Tuesdays or Saturdays Room 396 (Mollie Murray Studio)
Rebekah Downing or Claire Ketner, Instructors
$398/14-week semester

Dance Movement for All is an inclusive immersive dance course welcoming all levels. In this class we will explore different forms of dance technique as well as study the creative process of dance making to prepare students for the ever-evolving styles of dance used in the theatre. Students will learn to relate to their peers and environment with dance improvisation exercises. Students will gain a foundation of dance technique forms and explore their creativity through their bodies in motion. 

Section 1, Tuesdays, starting September 13, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. is for grades 3 - 5

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons, Rm 636 Workplace
Alicia Reid, Instructor
$588/14 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 brownf@uncsa.edu if you have questions.