Fall Classes

 

 

 

Musical Theatre & Acting Classes

Actor Studio (Grades 3-5)

This class will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills and tools required for developing the acting process while also helping to build the students’ self-awareness and confidence. Students will work on character development as they explore making big choices and taking risks! Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Morgan Haney

Class Days & Times: Thursdays 4:30-5:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

Actor Studio (Grades 6-9)

This acting class will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills and tools required for developing the acting process. Students will build self-awareness and learn the actor’s vocabulary as they work towards demonstrating the ability to be an honest actor. This class is great for any young performer looking to strengthen their acting skills. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: James Chandler

Class Days & Times: Wednesdays 4:30-5:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

Advanced Actor Studio (Grades 6-12)

This acting class will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills and tools required for developing the acting process. Students will build self-awareness and learn the actor’s vocabulary as they work towards demonstrating the ability to be an honest actor. This class is great for any young performer looking to strengthen their acting skills. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: James Chandler

Class Days & Times: Mondays 4:30-5:25 p.m. or Wednesdays 5:30-6:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

Broadway Studio - Inside Out (Pre-K)

Pre-K students will love this fun and friendly class that focuses on exploring music and with both voice and body! Students will learn to sing along with simple songs and explore character development and emotions through the story of Inside Out. Each week they will play fun theatre games, develop important motor skills through dance and movement, learn stage directions and basic theatre terms, and learn to express themselves creatively. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to attend a final sharing of what has been learned and created. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Jacque Campbell Disher, Meghan Webb

Class Days & Times: Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 p.m. OR Saturdays 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Semester long

Cost: $250

Broadway Studio - The Magic School Bus (Grades K-1)

Join us for this beginning musical theatre class for young performers! Broadway Studio is a great sampler of everything Casa Mañana Studios has to offer. Over the course of a semester, students will sing songs, act out scenes, and learn simple dance steps and combinations based on the story of The Magic School Bus. Students will work toward a final showcase and on the last day of class, family and friends are invited to attend a final sharing of what has been learned and created Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Jacque Campbell Disher, Meghan Webb

Class Days & Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, OR Wednesdays 4:30-5:25 p.m. OR Saturdays 11:00-11:55 a.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

 

Broadway Studio - Beauty & the Beast (Grades 2-3)

Students will work on songs, scenes and choreography from the musical Beauty and The Beast while working to improve their singing, acting and dancing abilities. Students will work toward a final showcase and parents are invited to attend on the last day of class. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Jacque Campbell Disher, Rachel Poole

Class Days & Times: Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:25 p.m., Wednesdays 5:30- 6:25 p.m. OR Saturdays 10:00-10:55 a.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

Broadway Studio - Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Grades 4-5)

Join us for this colorfully fun musical theatre class. Students will work on songs, scenes and choreography based on Sideways Stories from Wayside School while working to improve their singing, dancing and acting abilities. Students will work toward a final showcase and parents are invited to attend on the last day of class. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Rachel Poole

Class Days & Times: Tuesdays 5:30-6:25 p.m.; OR Saturdays 11:00-11:55 a.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

 

Improv (Grades 6+)

This improv class will encourage students to think on their feet. Through various exercises, students will work to create new characters within seconds, while learning to be bold and to take risks! Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Morgan Haney

Class Days & Times: Thursdays 6:30-7:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

Broadway Studio Sr. (Grades 6-12)

Work with a musical theatre professional to strengthen your dance and vocal technique, emotional range and character portrayal. Students will work on solo and ensemble repertoire from popular Broadway musicals. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

We encourage students in this class to also enroll in Broadway Dance 1 offered Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:25 p.m. OR Thursdays from 6:30-7:25 p.m. This class will continue to build and improve each performer’s dance skills and abilities, helpful while taking Broadway Studio Sr.

Teacher: James Chandler or Morgan Haney

Class Days & Times: Tuesdays 6:30-7:25 p.m. OR Thursdays 5:30-6:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350

Live on Stage! Frozen Jr. (Grades 2-4, 4-6)

Live on Stage! is an exciting and challenging yearlong class that focuses on preparing students for a final performance at the end of the year on the Casa Mañana main stage with full costumes, lights and sound. This year we will produce Frozen JR. Students audition for parts and rehearse the show throughout the year to be performed in May. Performances are tentatively set for Saturday, May 14. More details to come.

Pre-requisite: Broadway Studio, Camp Casa or similar experience. We encourage students in this class to also enroll in Musical Theatre Dance offered Tuesdays from 4:30-5:25 p.m. Musical Theatre Dance will continue to build and improve their dance skills and abilities and will be helpful while taking Live on Stage!

Teacher: Sarah Powell and Torris Curry

Class Days & Times: Wednesdays (Grades 2-4) OR Mondays (Grades 4-6) 4:30-5:55 p.m.

Yearlong

Cost: $925


Dance Classes

Musical Theatre Dance (Grades 3-6)

This class is perfect for elementary performers looking to build and improve their dance skills! Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this beginner musical theatre/jazz style class. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Class Days & Times: Tuesday 4:30-5:25pm

Semester long

Cost: $250

Broadway Dance 1 (Beg/Int)

Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this beginning level musical theatre/jazz style class. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Annie Cahill

Class Days & Times: Tuesdays 5:30-6:25 p.m. OR Thursdays 6:30-7:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $300

Broadway Dance 2 (Int/Adv)

Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this intermediate musical theater/jazz style class. Instructor approval is required. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition.

Teacher: Annie Cahill

Class Days & Times: Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:25 p.m.

Semester long

Cost: $300

Broadway Dance 3 (Adv)

For students with previous dance training. Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this advanced musical theatre/jazz style class. Instructor approval is required. Register for Fall and Spring now to secure your spot and save on Spring 2022 tuition!

Teacher: Merrill West

Class Days/ Times: Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Semester long

Cost: $350


Apprentice Program Training

Triple Threat (Grades 6-12)

TripleThreat: Level 1 has two distinct companies determined by age and experience levels, which work together and separately throughout the year. Every week, students will receive 2 hours of training to focus on all three specialized skills. Classes will be held on Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. A final showcase of work will be presented during TheatreFest on May 14, 2022. Triple Threat students have the option and are encouraged to register for a Broadway Dance class as well as an Advanced Acting class, for discounted tuition. Triple Threat: Level 2 has three distinct companies determined by age and experience levels, which work together and separately throughout the year. Every week, students will receive 3 hours of training including an hour each of specialized acting, vocal, and dance training. Classes will be held on Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A final showcase of work will be presented during TheatreFest, May 14, 2022. Triple Threat students have the option and are encouraged to register for a Broadway Dance class as well as an Advanced Acting class, for discounted tuition.

Level 2: Diana Sheehan, James McQuillen, Merrill West

Yearlong

Cost: Level 1: $800, Level 2: $1200

Auditions

Date & Time: Saturday, August 14 from 10-2 p.m.

Dance Call:

  • Wear appropriate movements clothes and shoes.

Vocal and Monologue Audition:

  • 16-32 bars of a song from a musical that best shows your voice and personality
  • One age-appropriate monologue from a published play, no more than 1 minute in length
  • A recent picture and resume listing relevant experience and training.

If you are unable to attend the in-person auditions, please complete an audition form and submit an online video (YouTube or Dropbox links preferred) by August 20th which includes the following:

  • 16-32 bars of a song from a musical
  • One age-appropriate monologue from a published play, no more than 1 minute in length
  • Grades 8-12 only: A dance combination that shows your dance ability (dance videos should be 1-2 minutes in length) Please be sure the video captures you from head to toe

Please email links to online audition videos and audition forms to education@casamanana.org with the subject line “Triple Threat Audition – [YOUR NAME]”


Musical Theatre Production for All Abilities

Musical Theatre Production for All Abilities

This is a yearlong, performance-based class for older students with special care needs. Students will rehearse a musical production which they will perform on the Casa stage as part of the end of year Casa Manana Studios’ TheatreFest, May 14, 2021. Students who have an interest in the creative arts will have the opportunity to benefit from an environment created for them in which they can learn, grow and explore their talents. Please contact education@casamanana.org for more information.

Teacher: Tina Farquhar

Class Days & Times: Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Yearlong

Age: 13+

Cost: $825


Important Dates

Fall 2021

Semester: September 13, 2021 – December 11

First Week of Classes: September 13 -17

NO CLASSES: October 18-23, November 8-12, November 22-26

Final Week of Classes: December 6 – 11


Policies

Payment Options

  • Prices listed on Active.com Registration Portal include a $25 registration fee ($50 for camps), in addition to the cost listed on the website, unless otherwise noted.
  • Multi-person and multi-session discounts (10%) are automatically applied to your order when you check out. Multi-person and multi-session discounts cannot be applied to future registrations.
  • Please be sure to keep your payment information updated if anything changes, such as a new credit card or billing address, by logging into your online account or contacting the Education Office. Email reminders will be sent out prior to each payment date, but it is the family’s responsibility to keep current on their billing information.
  • We accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Check, or Cash. There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

Class Payment Options

  • Pay in full at the time of registration.
  • Pay a 15% deposit on the total order and enroll in automatic billing. The balance will be debited in one lump sum, automatically, on the 20th of the first month of class.
  • Pay a 15% deposit on the course and enroll in an automatic billing payment plan. If you select a payment plan, you will pay your remaining balance in 3 equal payments over 3 months (semester classes) or 6 equal payments over the next 7 months (yearlong classes). Fall semester payments should be made on the day of registration and again on September 20, October 20 and November 20.
  • Yearlong payments should be made on the day of registration and again September 20, October 20, November 20, December 20, February 20, March 20 and April 20. Please note that if you register in the same month in which a class begins, you will then be making two payments for the first month. For example, if you register on September 1st, your next payment will be due on September 20.
  • To secure enrollment for both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 at the time of Fall registration, a registration fee will be paid for both semesters, locking in a discounted rate for Spring classes. Payments for the Fall semester tuition will be made as listed above. Spring semester tuition payments will start in February 2022.

Class Cancellations and Refunds

  • Class registrations canceled two weeks or more before the start date will be issued a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee.
  • Class registrations canceled less than two weeks from the start date and before the second day of class will only receive a refund (minus a $25 administrative fee) if the spot can be filled by a student on the waitlist.
  • Absolutely no refunds after the second day of class. First-time families (families who have never before registered for CMS classes or camps) are eligible to receive a refund, minus the cancellation fee, up until the second week of classes.
  • If you enroll in a payment plan and choose to cancel, your remaining balance is still due according to your payment plan and the refund policy.
  • A full refund will be issued for classes canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Registering for both Fall and Spring semesters during Fall registration includes the non-refundable registration fee of $25 per semester ($50 total). Cancellations that occur at any time during the year will be handled in compliance with the semester-long class cancellation policy above.
  • No refunds will be given for classes that have to switch to online meetings for any reason.

By registering for a class, you agree to all of the above policies and procedures.


Class Expectations and Safety Guidelines

Class Expectations

  • The student will treat the instructors and other students with respect at all times.
  • The student will not use any cell phones, iPods, CD players, electronic games, or any other electronic distractions during class.
  • Students will have access to a phone in special circumstances and emergencies.
  • The student will participate in a positive manner during class.
  • The student will refrain from using inappropriate language and gestures during class.
  • The student will not eat or chew gum during class.
  • The student will be responsible for any and all personal items that they bring with them to class. Items must be stowed in a book bag or purse.
  • The only drink that you may carry with you to class is water. It must be in a bottle or a cup with a lid. No open containers are allowed in the classroom.

Dress Policy

  • Hair must be pulled back and off of the student’s face; a ponytail or half-up ‘do is fine, a bun is not required.
  • Dance shoes – jazz or ballet – are appropriate.
  • No loose-fitting clothing or jeans. Attire should be semi-fitted or fitted.
  • No jewelry.

ACTING CLASSES:

  • Students should be comfortable “dressed to move.”
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • No Jewelry.

BROADWAY AND MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE CLASSES:

  • Students need to have form-fitting clothes that are comfortable to move in, while not prohibiting them from stretching or dancing. ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS OR SKIRTS.
  • Hair must be pulled back away from your face.
  • No jewelry.
  • Jazz shoes are required for every class. There are no specific requirements as far as brands of Tap or Jazz shoes.