Acting Techniques – Level 2  |  Grades 7-12

Description: Now that you’ve learned the basics of theater and acting, it’s time to take it a step further by studying a variety of acting techniques and methods to bring your acting skills to the next level.  In Acting Techniques you will learn about The Stanislavsky Method, Method Acting, and other techniques used to create a believable performance, such as the Who Am I Chart, Objectives, Intentions, Subtext, Substitution, Raising the Stakes, Packing an Emotional Suitcase, The Moment Before, and more.  These techniques will be used and developed as we work on a variety of theater activities, monologues, and scene work.  Reading, writing, and discussions will also be a part of this class as we study the book “Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide”.  Cost for the book is included in the supply fee, and you will receive your book on the first day of class.  Consistent attendance and full participation is important for success in this class.  Acting Techniques (level 2) is a prerequisite for the  Theater Performance level 3 class, and it is also needed before a student may audition for the full length performance which will be in the spring of 2017!!!  YOU MUST TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOU WANT TO  AUDITION FOR THE SPRING SHOW!

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Class: Acting Techniques – Level 2
Grades: 7-12
Tutor: Julie Nelson
Prerequisite: Theater-Level 1
Fall Semester: February 1 – May 10, 2017 (one week longer than our normal TCHA schedule)
Time: Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30am (90 minute class)
Homework: 1-2 hours per week
Materials: Students should bring: a notebook or paper, a folder, writing utensils, and a highlighter.
Cost: $180

Note: This course is worth a half a credit toward high school graduation.

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, January 25 – Registration deadline

Wednesday, February 1 – First day of class!

Wednesday, April 12 – No TCHA classes. He is Risen!

Wednesday, May 10 – Last day of class (one week longer than other TCHA classes)

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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