Fall 2019 Classes

Registration for our Fall 2019 session is closed, EXCEPT for our Broadway Tap classes for kids and adults, for which drop-in registration still available.

Class details appear both in our calendar below when you click on each workshop title, and under our calendar as you scroll down (listed from youngest ages to adult).

Our Winter 2020 class calendar is still under construction. Further information and registration will be available by November 23, 2019.

Please call 203-329-8207 x16 or email brian@curtaincallinc.com if you have any questions.

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July 1, 2019

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Classes in Dance:

Broadway Tap for Kids: Beginners Ages 6-10 (Final Date of Fall 2019 – November 23):

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Broadway Tap for Tweens: Advanced Beginners Ages 11-14 (Final Date of Fall 2019 – November 23):

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Broadway Tap for Adults: Intermediate (Remaining Fall 2019 Dates – November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and January 6):

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Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing (Remaining Fall 2019 Dates – November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and January 6):

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Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 5-7:

 

Music Box Theatre: an Introduction to Musical Theatre (ages 5-7)

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10

*No class 2/18 because of winter break for many Lower Fairfield County schools.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/17, 3/24

Using song and movement as storytelling tools, students learn the basics of musical theatre performance as they prepare and perform a mini-musical for an invited audience on the final class! As an ensemble, they will learn stage direction, vocalization exercises and most importantly, how music can help to move or drive a story. All students must be available for this showcase, which – barring any weather or emergency cancellations – is March 10, 2020. Any weather or emergency cancellations will result in the scheduling of our make-up dates as needed (March 17 and 24) Students must be available for make-up dates should they be needed.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

   

Enchanted Entertainers: an Introduction to Play-Acting (ages 5-7)

Instructor: Donnie Moody

Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

*No class 2/13 because of winter break for many Lower Fairfield County schools.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/11, 3/18

In this drama class, students will be introduced to a genre of children’s literature such as; fractured fairy tales, Aesop’s fables, fiction and non-fiction stories that will be use to teach educational lessons. Together with their instructor, they will develop their own stage adaptation of these tales that will include acting, movement and music! At the end of this course the students will present this performance for an invited audience. This acting class promises to be fun, exciting and memorable. Students will leave this class with a better understanding of basic performance skills. All students must be available for this showcase, which – barring any weather or emergency cancellations – is March 4, 2020. Any weather or emergency cancellations will result in the scheduling of our make-up dates as needed (March 11 and 18) Students must be available for make-up dates should they be needed.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

Budding Actor’s Workshop (ages 5-7)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 1:00pm to 2:15pm

1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/28, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

*No class 1/18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend and 2/15 for President’s Day weekend.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/21, 3/28

This no-pressure class environment allows students to explore a variety pack of acting tools and techniques for budding young talents including improv, scripted scenes and sketches, on-camera scenes and commercials, without the pressure of putting on a performance! Build confidence, presentation, social and public speaking skills. A performance showcase on our final date, March 14 is optional. As this is primarily a skill-building class, students should not feel pressure to perform, but can if the class so decides.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 8-10:

Broadway Melodies (ages 8-10)

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Ruth Lettera

Mondays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No classes 1/20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and 2/17 (President’s Day).

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/23, 3/30

Musical theatre requires performers to not only sing but to act a song as well. Movement and motivation work together in any musical number to help tell the story. Harness these elements and build strong vocal and performance skills as we examine the best of Broadway! Students will learn how to not only sing a musical number, but explore musical staging, stage directions, how to act a song and most importantly how to blend and work together creatively as an ensemble. Acting games and exercises will also be incorporated into the curriculum. The session will culminate in an informal showcase on the final date.  All students must be available for this showcase, which – barring any weather or emergency cancellations – is March 16, 2020. Any weather or emergency cancellations will result in the scheduling of our make-up dates as needed (March 23 and 30) Students must be available for make-up dates should they be needed.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids (ages 8-10)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/11, 3/18

Laughter is something we can all share and enjoy! In this eight-week, no-pressure, workshop, young actors will tap into their own creative ideas and instincts as they explore improv, sketches, physical comedy, parody and joke-telling! They’ll build confidence and teamwork skills as they learn to trust in themselves and their fellow actors, and recognize the difference between appropriate and inappropriate humor. A performance showcase on our final date, March 4, 2020 is optional. As this is primarily a skill-building class, students should not feel pressure to perform, but can if the class so decides.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

   

Let’s Put On a Show (ages 8-10)

Instructors: Madison Coppola and Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 11:30am to 1:00pm

1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/28, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

*No class 1/18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend and 2/15 for President’s Day weekend.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/21, 3/28

Challenge your creativity by putting on your own show! In this eight-week workshop, students will learn the process of creative collaboration as they develop their own performance piece to be presented to an audience of family and friends on the final class. Students will work (following a carefully-planned outline) on developing characters and providing creative contributions to their script. All students must be available for this showcase, which – barring any weather or emergency cancellations – is March 14, 2020. Any weather or emergency cancellations will result in the scheduling of our make-up dates as needed (March 21 and 28) Students must be available for make-up dates should they be needed.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 11-13:

LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens (ages 11-13)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Mondays, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No classes 1/20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and 2/17 (President’s Day).

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/23, 3/30

If you’ve got a talent (and a love) for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Sharpen your timing, heighten your instincts, develop your own comedic characters and ideas as you explore improv, sketch, physical comedy, parody and stand-up. A performance showcase on our final date, March 16, 2020 is optional. As this is primarily a skill-building class, students should not feel pressure to perform, but can if the class so decides.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

Broadway Bound (ages 11-13)

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Brian Bianco

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

*No class 2/13 due to winter break for many lower Fairfield County Schools.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/19, 3/26

This intensive study in musical performance offers students opportunities for solo work, duets, trios and other small-group features. They’ll explore selections from some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s best to find two new audition songs (an up-tempo and ballad) to add to their audition repertoire. The class will culminate in a very informal showcase on the final date. All students must be available for this showcase, which – barring any weather or emergency cancellations – is March 12, 2020. Any weather or emergency cancellations will result in the scheduling of our make-up dates as needed (March 19 and 26) Students must be available for make-up dates should they be needed.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

Tweens On Screen (ages 11-13)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am

1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/28, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

*No class 1/18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend and 2/15 for President’s Day weekend.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/21, 3/28

Different than on-stage acting, acting on screen is very intimate, and the camera picks up every detail. Learn how to best present yourself on-camera and explore auditions, commercials, scenes for TV and film using actual, network and professional scripts. You’ll also pick up useful tips on how to book professional work and industry tricks of the trade! Highlights from the class will be loaded onto a private YouTube Channel for parents to view and for students to download their work.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 14-17:

An Actor’s Breakdown: Scene Study for Teens (ages 14-17)

Instructor: Joey Sanzaro

Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/11, 3/18

In this eight-week intensive course, teen actors will build skills and develop a “toolbox” of techniques in how to analyze a scene to find character objectives and obstacles that inform them in making more truthful and specific acting choices. They’ll also learn to become “listening actors” by taking cue off the intensity and inflection of their scene partner(s). Students are welcome to bring in a piece they wish to work on (be it scene or monologue), otherwise, appropriate material will be provided.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

Audition Noticed: Getting Yourself Noticed at Professional and College Auditions (ages 14-17)

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Thursdays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

*No class 2/13 due to winter break for many lower Fairfield County Schools.

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/19, 3/26

This class is a focused study in not only how to prepare for professional or college auditions, but how to market, promote and manage yourself as an actor. On top of building and preparing a repertoire of audition pieces (be it monologues, musicals or TV and film), students will explore the kinds of details that will help get their headshots, resumes and submissions noticed and get them through the door. They’ll also be informed in how to work with agents, managers and casting directors.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

Theatre Arts Classes for Adults:

Off the Cuff: Beginners Adult Comedy and Improv

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Mondays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No classes 1/20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and 2/17 (President’s Day).

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/23, 3/30

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed inhibitions, build personal ease and confidence onstage, and develop trust among fellow performers. These skills also apply to social, business, interview/audition and presentation situations. In this eight-week class for beginner students, you’ll develop creative reflexes through a series of theatre games, impromptu scenarios, and character and team-building exercises.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

 

Impulsive Behavior: Continuing Adult Comedy and Improv

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

**Make-up dates in case of weather/emergency cancellation: 3/11, 3/18

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed inhibitions, build personal ease and confidence onstage, and develop trust among fellow performers. These skills also apply to social, business, interview/audition and presentation situations. In this eight-week class for continuing students, you’ll strengthen your creative reflexes through advanced theatre games, impromptu scenarios, and character and team-building exercises.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 30, 2019)

For more information, call 203-329-8207 x16 or email brian@ curtaincallinc.com.