• Adventures in Acting
  • Learn the exciting world of acting by participating in theatre games & activities designed to develop their confidence and creativity. They will learn to express themselves by using their mind, voice, and body. They will engage in activities such as stage movement, improvisation, & character development. The class will culminate in a presentation at the TACT Academy Showcase.

  • 6–10
  • Thursday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Reilly Callaghan
  • Broadway Bound
  • This class will introduce students to the world of musical theatre. Learn singing, dancing, and acting techniques with a spotlight on musical comedy and comedic timing. Perfect for young performers who like to make people laugh and make believe!

  • 6-9
  • Tuesday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Kathy Enlow
  • Broadway Song & Tap
  • Do you have a young star who loves to sing but wants to learn tap? This is a class for beginner “Singers Who Tap” interested in combining Broadway-style tap combinations & choreography with their voices. Each class will include a warm-up, floor progressions & combinations focusing on technique & musicality, giving students an opportunity to strengthen the quality of their tap sounds & performance level. Students should wear comfortable active attire & tap shoes. Tap shoes can be any color and style.

     

  • 8–12
  • Wednesday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sydney Smith Martin
  • Creative Drama
  • Creative Drama classes provide acting training for our young artists with focus on storytelling, character development, movement, and confidence in a low-stress, high-fun environment! Students learn the basics of acting while creating characters and bringing them to life. These classes promote self-confidence, active listening, and teamwork.

  • 8–12
  • Thursday
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Reilly Callaghan
  • Disney Mash-Up
  • A fun introduction to performing onstage; singing, dancing, acting, and stage presence. Students will work with their favorite Disney songs and characters to learn the fundamentals of performance technique with a final showcase for friends and family.

  • 6–10
  • Tuesday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Lilly Goddard
  • Fundamentals of Acting Stage and Screen
  • Get ready for your close-up kids!! This class will be introduced to concepts and activities that support confidence with stage acting and being on camera! Through situational improvisations, the monologue audition process, and being comfortable on front of the camera as well as being on stage, the class will learn to approach each acting situation with certainty and creativity. This class will work as a group as well as individually and will prepare a presentation for the showcase at the end of the session.

  • 10 & Up
  • Wednesday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Denise Bass Williford
  • Gotta’ Sing Gotta’ Dance
  • Do you have a budding Broadway star wo just loves to sing and dance around the house?  This is an amazing skills building class that focuses on song and dance for musical theatre. Learn the foundation of musical theatre with Broadway songs and Broadway dance routines. Register early – this class will fill up fast!

  • 8–12
  • Monday
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Sarah Cruickshank
  • Improv Mania
  • This class will focus on the FUNdamentals of improvisation. You will learn to think quickly, be more creative and improve teamwork as you develop the skills and spontaneity needed to be “bust-a-gut” funny. Even if you are already a skilled performer, you will benefit from taking a fresh look at the essentials of good scenic improvisation. Fun, fast paced and focused, this class will be a blast.

  • 9 & Up
  • Wednesday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Reilly Callaghan
  • Musical Comedy & Characters!
  • Learn musically & physically the fundamentals of musical comedy, comedic timing, emotional responses of people & character behaviors.  Perfect for those who like to make people laugh & pretend to be different characters with over-the-top style.  Most movies & musicals have very few leading roles, however comedic character actors have endless opportunities!

    An additional class will be offered for 6 – 7 year old young stars, Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00 pm!

  • 8–12
  • Tuesday
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Kathy Enlow
  • Sing Out!
  • Practice the basics of vocal production, strengthen your voice, and discover how to express character through song. For singers who want to act and actors who want to sing, this class develops strong actor/singer skills through group work and solos from Broadway, movies, TV, and Top 40 hits.

  • 8–12
  • Monday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Linda Carlisle Markas
  • Spotlight on Theatrics!
  • This class will allow students to take the next step in building acting and dance techniques. We will focus on how to better approach material, sharpen audition & performance skills, understand direction and adjustments, make strong choices, relax, and have confidence. This class is designed to help unlock imagination and overcome inhibitions.

  • 10 & Up
  • Monday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Courtney Harding
  • Star Power!
  • You know the ones – always singing, dancing, and making people laugh! This is a fabulous performance, dancing, and singing experience that allows children to expand their creative ambitions, be confident, and learn new skills. Always an Academy favorite!

  • 6–10
  • Thursday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Lilly Goddard
  • TACT Tots
  • Where imagination & creativity take center stage! This program is a great introductory music & expression experience that allows children to explore and develop music skills. New activities in each class allow children to gain confidence whole having loads of fun!

  • 3–6
  • Monday
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm
  • Susie Lukens

 

Spring 2023 TACT Academy

Jan. 30 – April 28, 2023

Tuition: $165/ session plus $10 registration fee (scholarships and discounts available) For More Information Call 910-251-1788

$25 Early Bird Discount through Jan. 16, 2023

Classes will be held at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

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Youth Academy Instructors

Courtney Harding
Youth Academy Instructor

Denise Bass Williford
Youth Academy Instructor

Kathy Enlow
Youth Academy Instructor

Lilly Goddard
Youth Academy Instructor

Linda Carlisle Markas
Youth Academy Instructor

Reilly Callaghan
Youth Academy Instructor

Sarah Cruickshank
Youth Academy Instructor

Susie Lukens
Youth Academy Instructor

Sydney Smith Martin
Youth Academy Instructor