Theater Performance

Theater Performance  |  Grades 8-12

Put all of your acting talents and training to use in this level 3 Theater class.  This class focuses on exactly what the title says – a Theater Performance – beginning with auditions and ending with a performance!  The first week we will learn about audition tips and preparation, followed by actual auditions the second week. Everyone in the class will be cast.  The exciting rehearsal process will then begin with studying and understanding the script, developing your character, discovering the ”beats” in a scene, working the objectives in each scene, developing your subtext and intentions, playing the action, and perfecting your acting skills.  Students will also be responsible for helping design and prepare a simple set, and finding or making their own props and costumes.  Tutor will choose the script based on class size and composition, and therefore, registration must be done PRIOR to the first day of class.  This class will have a final performance on Saturday December 9th, (9am Dress Rehearsal, 11:00 Performance), and also during the last class at TCHA on Wednesday, December 13th.

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Class: Theater Performance – Level 3 Theater Class
Grades: 8-12
Tutor: Julie Nelson
Fall Semester: September 6 – December 13, 2017
Time: Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00pm
Prerequisite: Acting Techniques – Level 2 or tutor approval
Homework: Average 2 hours per week
Materials: Students should bring: a folder, writing utensils, and a highlighter.
Cost: $185
Additional Costs: a possible $5-15 expense for individual costumes, props, set pieces or supplies

This class gives you the opportunity to apply everything you learned in Acting Techniques.  You will advance your acting skills by rehearsing and performing a one act play which will be chosen based upon how many students are enrolled in the class.

Nelson200Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She is currently teaching Theater at South Heights Christian Classes (since 2011), In the Company of Kids Performing Arts Center (since 2010), and in 2013 started her own Homeschool Theater Company, “Acting With Character” which now offers classes and performance opportunities at TCHA and South Heights. Julie also teaches  classes for children and adults with special needs, along with private acting classes, and has developed and taught an intergenerational Theater program for the elders and preschoolers at Ebenezer Care Center. Julie has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday School and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with all her students and helping them explore their creativity and develop their unique talents. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.

Wednesday, September 6 – First day of class!

Wednesday, November 22 – No TCHA classes. Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, December 9 – Performance at 11:00am (arrive at 9:00am)

Wednesday, December 13 – Last day of class including a performance


TCHA has enlisted the services of Active Network for our online registration. If you have run any charitable marathons you are probably familiar with Active Network. They have expanded beyond marathon registration to camps and classes, which is the specific service we use.

When you click any type of “register” button on the TCHA website, you will be redirected to our page within the Active Network. Here will find a list of our current classes.  Use the filters in the left column to find a specific type of class, grade level, what time a class meets or a particular tutor. You can register one child or multiple children in multiple classes; either way, you will have one convenient and secure check out process with options to pay in full or make a partial payment.

If you have any questions about our registration process, please contact Mark Opseth, Executive Director…
Call or text: 952-221-3730

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Mark Opseth

Thanks for checking out TCHA! We have a growing community of families who love the various art forms and desire to glorify the Lord through music, drama and dance. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.