Fall 2022 Classes

We do still have a few more offerings for tweens and teens (middle and high school students) to be added later this week (August 24), but most of our Fall 2022 Classes have been posted and registration for those classes is now available. Class offerings are listed below our calendar according to age range:

  • Grades K to 2

  • Grades 3 to 5

  • Middle School Students

  • High School Students

  • Adults

(Class descriptions and registration links are also available in our calendar .)

 

  • EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: 10% OFF ALL REGISTRATIONS MADE BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2022!

  • ADDED DISCOUNTS FOR SIBLINGS AND SPOUSES SIGNING UP TOGETHER.

  • SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASS AND SAVE $50 OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CLASS!

  • PLUS…payment plan options and scholarships available for those who qualify. (See our sidebar if you are on your computer or scroll down if you are on your phone or other device for more information.)

 

Updated COVID-19 Guidance (as of August 19, 2022):

Proof of vaccination is NO LONGER REQUIRED for students.

As of March 7, 2022 masks have no longer been required for students of all ages. However, students do have the option of still wearing a mask if they so choose. *PLEASE NOTE: that should CDC recommend guidance for masks indoors, this policy may be subject to change.

 

For a full list of our Fall 2022 COVID-19 and Saftey Guidelines, click here.

 

Parents, guardians and sitters may drop off students at the lobby of the theatre buildings but will not be permitted inside any theatre spaces or studio classrooms. (For young students who may be shy, apprehensive or nervous about attending class for the first time, we recommend a thorough conversation take place about the class ahead of time. Please contact our Education Director with any questions or to discuss class expectations with students in further detail if needed.)

Details regarding drop-off and pick-up will be sent to all parents in advance.

Parents, guardians and sitters must be on time for dismissal. If there are any emergencies that arise preventing you from reaching the theatre on time for dismissal, or if you do need to arrange for an early drop-off or later pick-up, please contact our Education Director directly at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 (dial 2 when prompted).

All students should bring their own water bottles to class. Water bottles should be clearly labeled with the student’s name.

NO EATING will be allowed in the theatres, rehearsal studios, backstage or in the dressing rooms at any time. Food may only be eaten outdoors or in designated indoor areas.

Students should dress comfortably and appropriately for all activities, and must wear the appropriate footwear: NO sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes, bare of stocking feet, Crocs or Heelys permitted.

For more information or with questions, please email brian@curtaincallinc.com, or call 203-329-8207 (x700, or dial 2 when prompted).

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Fall Classes for Grades K to 2:

 

Music Box Theatre: An Introduction to Musical Theatre, Grades K to 2

Instructor: Ruth Lettera

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22

(*No class 9/27 for Rosh Hashanah, and 11/8 for Election Day.)

Using song, character expression and choreographed movements and gestures as storytelling tools, students will assemble a mini-musical based upon a story or fable that they will perform for families on the final class.  (A new mini-musical is explored each session for recurring students.) Students will be cast in various roles and provided with a script and recorded music tracks. The class will also include special craft projects which will be incorporated into their performance. All students must be available for their performance on the final date (November 22). Class materials will be provided through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022)

 Click here to register for Music Box Theatre, Grades K to 2.

 

 

Budding Actor’s Workshop: a Variety-Pack of Acting Skills, Grades K to 2

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

(*No class 10/5 in observance of Yom Kippur.)

This low-pressure class environment allows students to explore a variety pack of acting tools and techniques for budding young talents including improv, character creation, scripted scenes/sketches, monologues, and commercials, without the pressure of rehearsing and preparation associated with putting on a show. Build confidence, presentation, social and public speaking skills. Highlights of the students’ work have often been presented in a showcase for an invited audience at the end of the session if the class is comfortable.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Budding Actor’s Workshop, Grades K to 2.

 

 

Let’s Put On a Show, Grades K to 2

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:00am

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

(*No class 10/8 in observance of Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day Weekend and 11/12 for Veteran’s Day Weekend.)

In this eight-week workshop, students will develop their own performance piece to be presented for an audience of family and friends. Following a carefully-planned outline, the class will work on developing characters and providing creative contributions to their script. They will learn about the rehearsal process, line memorization, stage-movement (or blocking), general stage direction (upstage, downstage, stage right and left), and learn how a cast should work together as an ensemble. All students must be available for this showcase, which will take place during our final class on November 19.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru September 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Let’s Put On a Show, Grades K to 2.

 

 

Fall Classes for Grades 3 to 5:

 

Broadway Melodies: Musical Performance for Kids, Grades 3 to 5

Instructor: Ruth Lettera

Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

(*No class 10/5 in observance of Yom Kippur.)

Musical theatre singing is not just about vocal quality, but character and storytelling as well. In this class, students will examine a few Broadway numbers, exploring character choices and story line as well building vocal technique and blending as an ensemble. Over the eight-week session, students will rehearse and stage a few different musical numbers from a variety of Broadway favorites! (Different musical selections are made each session for recurring students.)

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Broadway Melodies, Grades 3 to 5.

 

 

Musical Theatre Dance: An Introduction to Tap and Theatre Jazz, Grades 3 to 5

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 5:25pm

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

Designed for young actors looking to develop more comfort and confidence with dance and movement, particularly musical theatre styles such as theatre jazz and tap. Build basic skills that will help you in both audition and performance situations and give you more assurance while also having fun!

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Musical Theatre Dance, Grades 3 to 5.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Musical Theatre Dance, Grades 3 to 5. 

 

 

On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids, Grades 3 to 5

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 11:15am to 12:30pm

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

(*No class 10/8 in observance of Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day Weekend and 11/12 for Veteran’s Day Weekend.)

If you’ve got a talent and a love for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Humor speaks to all personalities and is an effective way of channeling creativity to make poignant and relevant commentary. In this class, 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 as they learn to trust in themselves and their fellow actors, and recognize the difference between appropriate and inappropriate humor. (Games and exercises are often varied from session to session for recurring students.)

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022)

Click here to register for On the Spot, Grades 3 to 5.

 

Fall Classes for Middle School Students

(We still have another class for middle school students to be added by August 24.)

 

Broadway Tap for Tweens and Teens: Beginners and Intermediate, Grades 6 to 10

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Mondays, 5:00pm to 5:55pm

9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

 (*No classes 9/24 in observance of Rosh Hashanah, 10/10 for Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day and 10/31 for Halloween.)

Designed for actors with less than a year to two years tap experience looking to get a “leg up,” our Broadway Tap classes explore a trademark style featured in popular musicals like Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Shuffle Along, Book of Mormon, Newsies, Something Rotten and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Tweens and Teens, Grades 6 to 10.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Tweens and Teens, Grades 6 to 10.

 

 

LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens, Grades 6 to 8

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 5:20pm to 6:50pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

(*No class 10/5 in observance of Yom Kippur.)

If you’ve got a talent and a love for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Humor speaks to all personalities and is an effective way of channeling creativity to make poignant and relevant commentary. Explore a variety of comedic styles including improv, sketch, physical comedy, parody and stand-up. Sharpen your timing, heighten your creative instincts, develop your own comedic characters and ideas, while you also build trust in your scene partners, learn to listen and “pass the ball,” commit to the given circumstances in a scene, and bring freshness and spontaneity to your acting performance.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022)

Click here to register for LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens, Grades 6 to 8. 

 

Theatre Jazz for Tweens and Teens: Beginner to Intermediate Levels, Grades 6 to 10

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler

Thursdays, 5:30pm to 6:25pm

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

Designed for actors who may not necessarily be trained dancers but are looking to improve their dance skills for musical theatre performance and auditions, this class will lay a foundation of technique while providing a fun and exciting classroom environment that will help you develop comfort and confidence.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Theatre Jazz for Tweens and Teens, Grades 6 to 10.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Theatre Jazz for Tweens and Teens, Grades 6 to 10.

 

Fall Classes for High School Students:

(More options for high school students are to be added by August 24.)

 

TV and Film Acting for Teens, Grades 9 to 12

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Mondays, 4:50pm to 6:20pm

9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

(*No classes 9/24 in observance of Rosh Hashanah and 10/10 for Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day.)

Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage, and requires its own unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary to act and audition for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts, and working under a former NYC casting director and acting coach. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022.)

Click here to register for TV and Film Acting for Teens, Grades 9 to 12.

 

Fall Classes for Adults:

 

Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners (ages 16+ welcome)

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Mondays, 6:00pm to 6:55pm

9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

 (*No classes 9/24 in observance of Rosh Hashanah, 10/10 for Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day and 10/31 for Halloween.)

Designed for actors with less than a year or no tap experience looking to get a “leg up,” our Broadway Tap classes explore a trademark style featured in popular musicals like Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Shuffle Along, Book of Mormon, Newsies, Something Rotten and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners.

 

 

Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing (ages 16+ welcome)

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Mondays, 7:00pm to 7:55pm

9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

(*No classes 9/24 in observance of Rosh Hashanah, 10/10 for Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day and 10/31 for Halloween.)

Designed for actors with a year and a half or more tap experience looking to get a “leg up,” our Broadway Tap classes explore a trademark style featured in popular musicals like Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Shuffle Along, Book of Mormon, Newsies, Something Rotten and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing.

 

 

TV and Film Acting for Adults (ages 18 and up welcome)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Mondays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

(*No classes 9/24 in observance of Rosh Hashanah and 10/10 for Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day.)

Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage, and requires its own unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary to act and audition for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts, and working under a former NYC casting director and acting coach. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022.)

Click here to register for TV and Film Acting for Adults.

 

 

Theatre Jazz for Adults: Beginner to Intermediate Levels

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler

Thursdays, 6:30pm to 7:25pm

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

Designed for actors who may not necessarily be trained dancers but are looking to improve their dance skills for musical theatre performance and auditions, this class will lay a foundation of technique while providing a fun and exciting classroom environment that will help you develop comfort and confidence.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by September 1, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Theatre Jazz for Adults.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Theatre Jazz for Adults.

 

Off the Cuff: Adult Improv

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

(*No class 10/5 in observance of Yom Kippur.)

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed their inhibitions, build confidence and ease onstage, and develop trust among fellow performers. It also allows them to build trust among their fellow performers, commit to the given circumstance of a scene or situation and build upon those ideas, and also brings freshness, adaptability and spontaneity to an actor’s performance. These skills also apply to social, presentational, interview, and business situations. In this eight-week class, 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 by September 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Off the Cuff: Adult Improv.