Southeast Summer Theatre and Dance Academy Open to K-12 Students

musical theatre class-peter panCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 27, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will offer its annual summer Theatre and Dance Academy June 1-5 and June 8-12 at Southeast’s River Campus.

The Theatre and Dance Academy is an intensive theatre and dance educational experience for students in kindergarten through high school. The classes cover a variety of interests from dancing to acting and are taught in a fun, professional environment.

All classes will be taught by a highly experienced and qualified faculty member of the University, a graduate of the program or a senior-level theatre and dance student. Each instructor will also have a student assistant.

All classes will meet Monday through Friday. Classes for the entire week range from $125-$475. Partial tuition assistance is available for qualified applicants. For more information, contact Janice Bittle at (573) 651-2149.

Students will need to provide their own dance shoes and dance attire. Students participating in ballet classes will need ballet slippers, a leotard and tights. Jazz dance participants will need a soft jazz shoe, leotard and tights or jazz pants.

Registration for the Theatre and Dance Academy is now open. Deadline for registration is May 30 or until all classes are filled. For more information about the Academy, call Janice Bittle at (573) 651-2149 or email jbittle@semo.edu.

June 1-5

Morning Musical Theatre Acting
“Snow White” (Kindergarten–Grade 5)

Hi-ho! Hi-ho! Your child will have a glorious time singing, acting and playing theatre games among the backdrop of one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Snacks will be provided, and a final performance will take place on the final day at 11:30 a.m. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the River Campus Seminary Building Room 403. Tuition is $150 per student.

Afternoon Dance

Musical Theatre Jazz Dance

“Newsies!” (2nd-7th Grades)

Inspired by the energetic and athletic dance found in the Broadway musical “Newsies,” this class will use music and songs from musicals to teach participants jazz dance steps and choreography.  Snacks will be provided, and a final performance will take place on the final day at 2:30 p.m. Sessions will run from 1-3 p.m. at the River Campus Cultural Arts Center Room 157. Tuition is $125 per student.

June 8-12

Morning Musical Theatre Acting
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (2nd-7th Grades)

Good grief! Based on the smash Broadway hit, students will explore acting and musical theatre exercises, games, scenes and songs through the lens of Charles Schulz’s beloved characters. Snacks will be provided, and a final performance will take place on the final day at 11:30 a.m. The session will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the River Campus Seminary Building Room 403. Tuition is $150 per student.

Afternoon Dance
“Frozen” Ballet (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)

Young dancers will visit and explore Arendelle as the music and songs from the movie “Frozen” are used to learn ballet steps and choreography. Escape the summer heat and dance with your favorite characters in winter-inspired activities. Snacks will be provided, and a final performance will take place on the final day at 2:30 p.m. Sessions will run from 1-3 p.m. in the River Campus Cultural Arts Center Room 157. Tuition is $125 per student.

 

June 15-20

Theatre Camp: Summer Acting Laboratory (7th-12th Grades)

Spend a fun week improving your acting skills through auditions, workshops, rehearsals and performance. Participants will work on improv, auditioning, acting, voice, movement, stage combat and scene study at the River Campus, focusing on basic acting techniques and performance practice protocols, including a master class input from professional artists involved in the River Campus production of “Seussical.” The sessions will take place at the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center Room 114. Tuition is $475 for residential participants (housing in the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center) and $325 for commuters.
June 19

All-Day Intensive Dance (ages 12 and up)

Dancers will experience a unique day that will excite and energize their passion for dance. This full-day dance intensive will include ballet, jazz and contemporary techniques as well as other classes in additional dance techniques, repertoire, partnering, improvisation, production and choreography. Lunch will be provided. The sessions will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center Room 119. Tuition is $125 per student.

 

For more information on the Summer Theatre and Dance Academy, contact Janice Bittle at (573) 651-2149 or jbittle@semo.edu.