Summer 2022

Classes for Youth

Kids Create - Summer Camps

Sleepy Hollow Children's Theatre Workshops

PPMT: A Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Training Showcase

TV/FILM Acting: Starstruck

Pre-Ballet I

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet Level I / Beginner

Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Ballet Level III / Intermediate

Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe / Advanced Intermediate

Classes for Adults

Get an agent Book a job - Zoom
CANCELLED

Professional Actors Zoom Class

Playing With Shakespeare

Finding Your Ancestral Gold

Pocket Sketching Workshop

Classes for Youth

Kids Create – Summer Camps  [At the Lakewood Center]

Monday - Friday

 See below for dates

2 - 5 PM

Ages 4 - 9

Instructor: Liz Hayden

$200

 

Seven weeks of one-week sessions for this popular program! Children will step into the world of creating, designing and making their own show from pure imagination. Through games, play, art, music and dance, students will create an exciting show.  Remember to bring a snack and get ready to have a wonderful time. Performance on he last day of camp. Materials cost included in the fee. for this popular program. Through games, play, art, music, and dance, students will discover their inner creativity.

Kid's Create will be acting in accordance with all state mandates and safety regulations. All camps will have a 12 child limit. Sign-ups will be done online only.

Camp 1: June 27 – July 1; Sailing Away
Camp 2: July 5 – 8 (4 days at $175): Camping Adventures
Camp 3: July 11 – 15: Treasure Island
Camp 4: July 18 – 22: Under the Sea
Camp 5: July 25 – 29: Fantasy Island
Camp 6: August 1- 5: Tale of the Great Marshmallow!
Camp 7: August 8 – 12: The Great Adventure

Please contact with any questions. Thank you!

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Sleepy Hollow Children's Theatre Workshops [At the Lakewood Center]

Monday - Friday

2 Weeks: July 11-22

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ages 7 - 16

Instructor: Steve Christensen

$350 / session

DVD of the first performance and 2 Complimentary tickets good for either performance are included with purchase for in-person performance.

Mr. Christensen is joined by two very experienced public school educators, Sam Fisher and Rendell Frunk, with 90 years of combined teaching experience. The Sleepy Hollow staff are dedicated individuals who are here because they care about children’s ability to develop a sense of self and community through the exploration of music and theatre.

July 11-22     "National Bandstand"
With performances on July 21 & 22 at 1:00 PM

Sleepy Hollow returns with the original production of National Bandstand, which provides students opportunities to learn all areas of Musical Theatre. The final product of the workshop will be public performances on the last two days of the workshop. The Sleepy Hollow experience has often been a young actors first experience participating in live theatre. Many return year after year for the training and performance opportunity Sleepy Hollow offers. Areas of study include Auditioning, Staging, Character Development, Vocal Techniques, Creative Dramatics, Direction, Improvisation & Evaluation. These workshops challenge young actors from beginners to experienced thespians. Check the LTC website for further information about the workshops and the experienced faculty who head up the Sleepy Hollow faculty.
 

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PPMT: A Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Training Showcase

Monday - Friday, July 25 - August 5

2 Weeks

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ages 14 - 20

Instructor: Michael Snider, Jim Fisher, Camille Trinka

$495

 

*$425 early bird special until June 15. This program offers high school and college students with professional musical theatre aspirations the opportunity for advanced training and development for musical theatre performance. The intensive 2-week summer program is directed by theatre personnel with years of professional and educational musical theatre experience.

The program offers an opportunity to:

  • Develop critical techniques for stage, voice, and dance skills in a professional atmosphere.
  • Broaden each actor’s repertoire of songs and monologues for future auditions and competitions. Learn material from well-known shows such as HamiltonFrozenLes MisérablesCinderella to less familiar works that are seldom used for auditioning.
  • Perform in a showcase that will have as a finale performance for family, friends, and community either in-person, streamed or videotaped depending on current Covid guidelines.
  • Each student can use his or her video for future online auditions.

 

The workshop is designed for students ages 14—20 who have prior experience in one or more performance skills, including singing, dancing, or acting.

Auditions for NEW students will be held by prearranged appointments. Email to arrange an audition. 

PPMT will follow the most current COVID safety guidelines and be limited to 10 students. Students and instructors will be required to wear safety masks or shields. Register online 

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TV/FILM Acting: Starstruck

Monday - Friday

 

Session 1 - Aug 1-5:  1:00-2:30 PM
Session 1 - Aug 1-5:  3:00 -4:30 PM

ages 7-11

ages 12-17

Session 2 - Aug 8-12:  1:00 - 2:30 PM

Session 2 - Aug 8-12:  3:00 - 4:30 PM

ages 7-11

ages 12-17

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$125/ea. session

Get a taste of stardom and have fun, while developing your acting skills! Create and perform shows, practice improvisations, presentations, and auditions using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Gain confidence and improve with video feedback. Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy-award-winning writer/producer/director and manages talent for voice-over, film, and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. All levels and returning students are invited. Classwork is different in each session. Limited to 8 students. Register online

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Ballet With Kasha Watts  [At the Lakewood Center]

 **Ballet classes are cumulative, new students wishing to perform, are required to enroll during Fall and Winter terms. This allows dancers the opportunity to learn and practice ballet technique so that they are confident to perform by Spring term. Classes are pro-rated if you begin after the first week of the session.

**A minimum of 3 students(levels 1-4) and 5 students (PreBallet 1 & 2) per class must be enrolled in order for a class to run.

Please refer to kwattsballet.com for additional information on ballet classes including dress code, studio rules, & regulations.


Pre-Ballet I

Mondays

July 11 - August 8  |  $62

10:00 - 10:45 AM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 4.5 - 5.5

This is a fun, creative introduction to basic ballet movement. Emphasis is on coordination, rhythm, music, and mime using props, rhymes, stories, and imagination. Your child will be galloping on a pony, leaping over puddles, and learning movements to accompany their favorite preschool songs! Students will learn basic ballet skills and terminology in a supportive and encouraging environment. No experience necessary. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Register online

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Pre-Ballet II

Tuesdays

July 12 - August 9  |  $62

10:00 - 10:45 AM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 5.5 - 7

This class transitions from the creative movement aspect of Pre-Ballet l to an emphasis on the fundamentals of ballet. Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through music and the use of props in a supportive and encouraging environment. Prerequisite Skill: Students must be able to Skip Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Register online

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Ballet Level I / Beginner

Tuesdays

July 12 - August 9  |  $83 

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 7 and up

This class is for the novice as well as a transition from PreBallet to a more formal ballet class.  The fundamentals of ballet and barre work are introduced as well as an emphasis on ballet class etiquette.   Focus is on posture, stretching for flexibility, muscle strength, technique, and musicality in a disciplined yet encouraging environment. Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings.  Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
One year of Pre-Ballet experience required.

Register online

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Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Tuesdays

July 12 - August 9  |  $83

12:15 - 1:15


Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 7 and up

This is a formal ballet class for young students with ballet experience. Students participate in stretching, barre work, and center floor work. They will further develop posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, and musicality in a disciplined yet encouraging environment. Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
One to two years of ballet experience required or approval by the instructor.

Register online

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Ballet Level III / Intermediate Technique & Beginning Pointe

Mondays & Wednesdays

July 11 - August 10  |  $289



Mondays: Technique  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM and Pointe 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Wednesdays: Technique 10:00 - 11:30 AM


Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 8 and up

Ballet Level lll is an Intermediate class for dedicated students with previous ballet training. In this class, students further develop their ballet technique through stretching, barre work, and center floor work. Continued emphasis on posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, musicality, and self-discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will begin to work on turns, adagio, as well as petite & grand allegro (jumps) work. Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
Three to four years of ballet experience required or approval by the instructor.

Register online

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Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe / Advanced Intermediate

Mondays & Wednesdays

July 11 - August 10  |  $330

Mondays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Technique)

Mondays 12:30 - 1:00 PM (Pointe)

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM (Technique)

 

Wednesdays 11:30 - 12:15 (Pointe Variations)

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 10 and up

Ballet Level IV is an Advanced Intermediate class for dedicated and committed students. In this class, students further develop their ballet technique through stretching, barre work, and center floor work. Continued emphasis on posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, musicality, and self-discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will continue to work on turns, adagio, petite, and grand allegro work, where batterie ( beaten jumps) will be introduced. Level lV students will also be introduced to Pointe work. Due to the necessary strength involved with pointe work, it is required that level lV students take a minimum of two technique classes per week.  Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
Three to four years of ballet experience and class audition required.

Register online

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Classes for Adults

Get an Agent - Book a Job  -  ZOOM class

Tuesdays - meet once a week for 4 weeks

Ages 17 and up, $100/ea. session

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

 

Session 1: July 5 - 26

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Session 2: August 2 - 23

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Practice improvisation, cold readings, interviews, auditions, self-tapes, and on-camera techniques using commercial, film, and television scripts.  Improve your presentations, and develop more confidence and charisma.  Learn tips to help with success, whether you want to get an agent, or just book more jobs!  Sandra Peabody has worked over 30 years as an agent/manager representing, coaching, and teaching students. Class limited to 8 students. (All levels invited).

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Professional Actors  - Zoom Class

Wednesdays, meet once a week for 8 weeks

July 6 - Aug. 24  |  $160

6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

Ages 18 and up

Zoom into the Summer term, where we will focus on skills for film and theatre. With the atmosphere of a “company of players,” you’ll work on scenes and monologues, following the instructor’s coaching and direction, and there will be the benefit of having the recording of the scene to learn from each week. Requirement: Students will need a strong wi-fi connection and be sure to download the Zoom app. Contact Nancy with any questions. Bring ideas for scenes and monologues! Maximum 10 students. Register online

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Playing with Shakespeare  [Hopefully In Person]

Thursdays, meet once a week for 8 weeks

July 7 - Aug. 25  |  $160

6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

Ages 18 and up

Back by popular demand! This acting class brings together a love of language, magic, mood, intrigue, and, of course, some of the most beautiful theatre ever written! All in a frothy concoction that aims to be as you like it. No previous experience is required. Taught by the founder of New York City’s Shakespeare Stage Company.  Returning students are always more than welcome! Bring your ideas for Shakespeare scenes, soliloquies and sonnets you might like to spend time on. Maximum 12 studentsRegister online

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Finding Your Ancestral Gold [In Person]

Saturday

One Saturday only - July 16  |  $60

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Instructor: Laurence Overmire

Ages 16 and up

Everyone has an amazing family history – but most have no clue how truly remarkable it is because they have never investigated the generations going far back in time. This workshop, led by a genealogist and author of 4 family histories, inspires you to embark on a quest for your ancestral heritage and guides you through the steps to get you started. This workshop will be held in person in the lower level of the Lakewood Center For the Arts. Register online


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Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay As Seen On PBS!

Friday - Sunday at Lakewood

July 15, 16, & 17  |  $400
(Includes cost of supplies)

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Instructor: Kath Macaulay

Ages 18 and up

Become totally immersed as you sketch anywhere.  Enjoy a new way to see and totally experience as you sketch wherever you are:  in travel, at a cafe, at a jazz festival, or a boring meeting.  Totally portable, no clean-up and simple to learn.  Join us for fun while you learn enough to play for a lifetime!" The instructor brings supplies that are included in the fee. Minimum of 6 students / Maximum of 15 students.
Register online