Do you know a youngster who is gifted in the arts, then here is your chance to give them the gift of imagination. Talespinner Children’s Theatre (whose recent production of “The Floating Dolls” was a critically acclaimed success) is accepting registrations for their Fall Youth Theatre Arts Classes.
CTC is the company that develops and produces highly imaginative, original, collaborative and interactive profession works that are geared for children. They also provide a full range of theatre-arts based in-house and outreach programs for children.
This fall, TCT will be offering eight classes designed for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5), kids (6-10) and early teens (11-14). Fall session starts September 6th and runs through November 1st.* Pre-school classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; programming for kids and early teens will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. All classes will be held at Talespinner Children’s Theatre at the Reinberger Auditorium, 5209 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio.
(*Please note that there is no class on Saturday, October 18th.)
The cost of an eight-week session for pre-schoolers is $75. Kids and early teens will be enrolled in three classes at a total cost of $200. Ask about our “sibling discount!” Interested parents or students may register online at www.talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org or via phone at 216.264.9680216.264.9680
Pre-school Classes (Ages 3-5)
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Young Tale Spinners
In this session, students will learn a classic children’s story. Through team exercises, creative play, story exploration, and song, students will create their own version of the story and build it into a special presentation for family and friends. Along the way, they learn confidence, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, cooperation, self-awareness, and just plain have fun! Each student receives a copy of the original story book to keep and share with their parents, siblings, and friends!
Kids (Ages 6-10)
10:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m.
Ensemble Play Creation
In this class, students create a story of their own making and explore different ways in which to present it. Over the eight-week period, student collaboration and cooperation will refine and bring to life a presentation wholly created and built by them, limited only by their imaginations.
Body and Voice in Character
Students use their bodies and voices to develop and define themselves and bring acting and story-telling alive for an audience. They learn how verbal and non-verbal communication work can bring a story and a character alive in different, colorful, and compatible ways.
Acting through Mask and Puppet
Students learn to take different characters and develop and find the magic in them, learning puppetry, mask-work as alternative ways to bring story-telling and play-making to their most imaginative height.
Early Teens (Ages 11-14)
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
See descriptions above
In this eight-week session, kids and early teens will attend three separate, but inter-related classes for young artists each day. Working in support of each other, the classes teach varying aspects of how to use the tools of a theatre artist, and to celebrate the art of creation and sharing through theatrical production. From developing their own story, to finding their own script, to filling it with imaginative and individual characters and creatures of their own creation, all students will be involved in a theatrical story-telling experience that culminates in a very special presentation for family and friends. Along the way, they will develop confidence, a strong sense of self, communication skills, a willingness to “think outside the box,” and experience the fullness of working as an artistic team.
(Please note: the Early Teen classes are separate from the Kids classes.)
About Talespinner Children’s Theatre
TCT is a Cleveland-based company that develops and produces highly imaginative, original, collaborative and interactive professional works for children that also stimulate creative growth in its artists. At any time, these pieces may involve acting, dance, music, puppetry, tumbling, drumming, and numerous other artistic disciplines as imagined by the artistic teams working with and for TCT, and are open to all creative possibility. TCT presents its third season with Aesop’s Pirate Adventure, April 5ththrough April 27th, The Floating Dolls, June 14ththrough July 6th, Loki & Lucy, September 20th through October 12th, and Clara& the Nutcracker November 29th through December 21st. TCT’s aim is to bring theatre to the community in its fullest form providing excitement, growth and joy for all who are involved in and/or touched by its work.
TCT strives to reach across socio-economic, cultural and traditional boundaries to help awaken and bring better understanding by opening eyes, ears, hearts and imaginations in the young people (and artists) of Cleveland and its surrounds.
TCT creates work that remembers that children are smaller people, not lesser people.
For more information email email@example.com call 216.264.9680.