CLASSES & CAMPS

Northglenn Arts is excited to offer opportunities for all members of our community to engage in learning & arts!

FALL 2022 CLASSES

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  • Age 13
  • Age 14
  • Age 15
  • Age 16
  • Age 17
  • Age 18
  • Age 6
  • Age 7
  • Age 8
  • Age 9
  • Camp
  • NYTA

WINTER/SPRING 2023 CLASSES

Click below for a specific discipline you are interested in.

THEATRE

The Northglenn Youth Theatre Academy encourages young performers of all abilities to explore the art of live theatrical performance through classes, workshops, and personalized training to complement our acclaimed productions.

DANCE

In addition, Northglenn Arts offers dance classes of many varieties starting at age 3 and going to adult.

ART

From plushies and stuffies to acrylic painting, check out the variety of art classes that Northglenn has to offer!

Helping you develop your Actor’s Toolbox!

Whether you are just beginning, continuing to learn the basics, building your skills or about to take your tools above and beyond – NYT Academy has a class for you!

The descriptions below are organized by level and focus. Choose a variety of areas to help fill your toolbox and expand your skills!

BEGINNING

These classes are for students age 5-9 who are just getting started exploring the world of theatre.

Introduction to Acting

Intro to Acting is a great class for the want-to-be actor! We will introduce the world of acting through warm-up exercises, drama games, and short skits. For the final class, we will show what we have learned in an informal presentation for family.

 

Page to Stage 1 & 2

NEW! This acting class is all about bringing a written story to life.  Each week we’ll read a story-book and then bring it to life with bits and pieces of costumes and props.

 

Introduction to Monologues

What even IS a monologue? This class will introduce the basics of monologues – memorization, character development, projection, poise, and other tips to begin an audition piece.

 

Dance for the Actor – Broadway Bound

This class includes basic dance moves and terminology that are most commonly used in musical theater. Each session is centered around fun children’s musical.  Students will also explore acting games and activities, as well as learn about the history of dance on Broadway and in the theatre.

BASICS

Are you just starting to develop your Actor’s Toolbox? Then these classes are right for you!

Introduction to Acting

Intro to Acting is a great class for the want-to-be actor! We will introduce the world of acting through warm-up exercises, drama games, and short skits. For the final class, we will show what we have learned in an informal presentation for family.

 

Introduction to Technical Theatre

Intro to Tech is a look into the world of technical theatre.  We will explore backstage roles in Lights, Sound, Set, Costume, Props, Stage Management and Run Crew. A great way to get confident working backstage.

 

Perfecting Monologues

Designed to help young actors work on taking a monologue to the next level – focusing on character development, projection, poise, purpose and other techniques to prepare an audition piece.

 

Just Off Center – Comedy/Improv

Improvisation is a key tool for any actor and this class makes learning this skill lots of fun!  Centered around improv games, exercises and dramatic play, students will be encouraged to push their creativity and imagination.

 

Dance for the Actor – Beginning Combos

This class will focus primarily on choreography combinations and moves typically used in musical theatre, and add in combinations appropriate for each actor’s skill level.  Jazz shoes recommended. An absolute must-take class for any aspiring musical performer.

 

Group Voice

Working in a small group setting, this voice class will focus on a variety of techniques, exercises and skills for the young vocalist.  Each student will work on a selection of pieces for variety and vocal development.

 

Auditioning 101 Workshop

This workshop walks through all the bits and pieces that are involved with an audition – for NYT and beyond – covering resumes, headshots, poise, projection, memorization, and prepping music.

BUILDING

Are you ready to take your tools to the next level? These classes are for students who have taken a few beginner and basic classes and are ready to hone their skills.

Beyond the Basics – Character Development

This intermediate level acting class is for the young actor ready to tune specific acting skills. The class will cover intentional physical movement/positioning, voice,  delivery of a character and tips on memorization. The final class will be an informal presentation for family. Previous acting classes or stage performance required.

 

Just Off Center – Comedy/Improv 2

This class will hone in on anticipation, creativity, teamwork and timing. Participants will need to have had at least two sessions of previous comedy classes.

 

Monologues 2

Designed to help young actors work on taking a monologue to the next level – character development, projection, poise, purpose and other techniques to maximize an audition piece.

 

Musical Theatre Intensive

In this intermediate level class, we will work on a big musical number from a Broadway musical. The course will feature work with the music director and the choreographer to fine tune each aspect of the performance. The class culminates in a short review show featuring the numbers from each age group. New musical each session.

 

Acting 2 – Scene Study

Acting 2 builds on the skills learned in “Intro to Acting” and continues to focus on translating a script to the stage through movement, memorization and beginning character development.

 

BEYOND

These classes are for the dedicated performer who wishes to push their skills, explore more advanced techniques and prepare for their future on stage. Previous classes and productions are required to participate.

Acting with an Accent – British

This advanced level class will focus on British accents by breaking down selections from scripts/monologues to learn and refine the speaking language as you establish a character.  Bring your acting to a whole new level!  Previous acting classes and/or staged production experience is required.

 

Creating Boundaries – From Contact to Combat

This advanced acting class will work with the participants to understand the importance of how to use tools of communicatioin and establish boundaries when developing scenes – through stage combat and acting exercises.

 

Dance for the Actor – Jazz/Fosse

The movements and combinations that are often core to many Broadway musicals have been inspired by jazz dance and most notably by the works of the great Bob Fosse.  Working on the elements that define these pieces and what makes them a cornerstone discipline for all musical theatre actors.  Wear comfortable clothing and jazz shoes are strongly encouraged.