UNCSA Community Schools Program announces spring Acting Out! classes

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts has announced the schedule for the spring semester for Acting Out!. Some classes require placement auditions, and the deadline to sign up for an audition slot is Monday, Dec. 12.  

A community program presented by UNCSA’s School of Drama, Acting Out! offers a diverse selection of classes for children in grades 1-12 in acting, movement, and voice. The spring semester for Acting Out! will begin on Jan. 9, 2017 with classes that include acting, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre, and private voice lessons.

An Acting Out! student

A new level of classes called PLUS is being offered to provide new challenges in acting and musical theatre for students who already have experience. Classes in the PLUS program include Acting I, II and III and Musical Theater. Students will be accepted to PLUS classes based on a placement audition. Depending on experience and skill level, PLUS students will work at a more accelerated pace than the fundamental Acting Out! classes.

Several additional classes, including Intermediate Tap, Advanced Tap and Musical Theatre/Jazz dance, require a placement audition before registering. The auditions for the dance and PLUS classes will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17. Student interested in auditioning should sign up online by Monday, Dec. 12.

Acting Out! students

All Acting Out! classes focus on learning and honing the skills of theatre, and will include a final showcase for families. Instructors include UNCSA faculty members and alumni, who provide high-caliber instruction in keeping with the reputation of UNCSA’s high school and undergraduate programs. View the Acting Out! webpage for more information on the classes, including dates, times, fees, and how to register please visit the UNCSA. The deadline to register for the spring semester is Dec. 22, 2016.

For information, please contact Janine Hawley, director of Acting Out!.

by Lauren Whitaker

December 8, 2016