Winter 2018

Classes for Youth

Creative Movement

Pre-Ballet

Beginning Ballet I

Beginning Ballet II

Beginning Ballet III

NEW! 1 World Chorus

NEW! The Big Up Show

Kids Create - The Magic Sled

Grimm To Glee TV

On-Camera Acting

 

Classes for Adults

Sing, Sing, Sing

How To Tell Your Story

Professional Actors Class

TV/Film Acting: Charisma On Camera

Acting for Non-Actors

Workshops for Adults

Finding Your Ancestral Gold - One Saturday Only!

Shakespeare Audition Workshop

Classes for Youth

Creative Movement

Wednesdays, Nov. 29 - Feb. 28 12 weeks
3:30 - 4:15 PM Ages 3-4
Instructor: Kasha Watts $144

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 their favorite preschool songs! Dress code: any style leotard (pink, black, or white), tutus & skirts (optional), tights (optional), & ballet technique slippers (required). No classes Dec. 18 – Jan. 2.

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Pre-Ballet

Thursdays, Nov. 30 - Mar. 1 12 weeks
3:30 - 4:15 PM Ages 4-5
Instructor: Kasha Watts $144

This class is an extension of Creative Movement with a focus on basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm and coordination. Skills will be practiced and developed through creative movement, music and use of props in a supportive and encouraging environment. During Winter Term, students will be performing “Excerpts From the Nutcracker.” No classes Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. Performance Date TBD. Dress code: any style leotard (pink, black, or white), tutus & skirts (optional), tights (optional), & ballet technique slippers (required).

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Beginning Ballet I

Thursdays, Nov. 30 - Mar. 1 12 weeks
4:15 - 5:15 PM Ages 5-7
Instructor: Kasha Watts $198

This class is a transition from the creative movement aspect of Pre-Ballet to a more formal ballet class in which the fundamentals of ballet and barre work are introduced. Focus is on posture, muscle strength, technique and musicality in a supportive and encouraging environment. During Winter Term, students will be performing “Excerpts From the Nutcracker.” During Winter Term, students will be performing “Excerpts From the Nutcracker.” No classes Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. Performance Date TBD. No classes Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. Performance Date TBD. One year of Pre-Ballet experience recommended. Dress code:  order leotard at motionwear.com – style #2176 in raspberry /silkskyn (pinch front with V back leotard); ballet tights, & ballet technique slippers (can be ordered or bought anywhere).

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Beginning Ballet II

Wednesdays & Thursdays, Nov. 29 - Mar. 1 12 weeks
Wed. 4:15 - 5:15 PM | Thur. 5:30 - 6:30 PM (with Level III class) Ages 7-9
Instructor: Kasha Watts $198 1x week | $342 2x week

This is a formal ballet class where students participate in stretching, barre work and center floor work. Students will further develop posture, muscle strength, technique, musicality and self-discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. During Winter Term, students will be performing “Excerpts From the Nutcracker.” No classes Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. Performance Date TBD. One to two years ballet experience recommended. Dress code: order leotard at motionwear.com – style #2176 in perfect plum /silkskyn (pinch front with V back leotard); ballet tights, & ballet technique slippers (can be ordered or bought anywhere).

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Beginning Ballet III

Wednesdays - Fridays, Nov. 29 - Mar. 2 12 weeks
Wed. & Thur. 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Fri. 4:15 - 5:15 PM Ages 8-12
Instructor: Kasha Watts $342 2x week | $510 3x week

Ballet Level lll students further develop their ballet technique through stretching, barre work and center floor work. Continued emphasis on posture, muscle strength, technique, musicality, and self-discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will be introduced to turns and more challenging allegro (jumps) work. During Winter Term, students will be performing “Excerpts From the Nutcracker.” Dress code required – see lakewood-center.org for details. No classes Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. Performance Date TBD. Two plus years experience or permission by instructor required. Dress code: order leotard at motionwear.com – style #2176 in teal /silkskyn (pinch front with V back leotard); ballet tights, & ballet technique slippers (can be ordered or bought anywhere).

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NEW! 1 World Chorus

Wednesdays, Jan. 3 - Mar. 7 10 weeks
4:30 - 6 PM Ages 8-12
Instructor: Aaron Nigel Smith $195

1 World Chorus is for students who love to sing. During this class we introduce young singers to a variety of musical genres including classical, jazz, folk and popular music. We explore the voice as a musical instrument, encouraging students to sing with an understanding of basic vocal technique. Each session ends with a culminating performance for family, friends and the local community. 1 World Chorus has released two award-winning albums: Welcome to the Village and Celebrating Bob Marley. The chorus had been featured at The Grammy Museum, Legoland, Symphony Space, The Portland Art Museum and The Roxy in Hollywood, among other special performance venues. 1 World Chorus also provides opportunity for cultural exchange and collaboration with partner organizations in New York, Los Angeles, Jamaica and Kenya. To learn more about this group, visit www.oneworldchorus.org.

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NEW! The Big Up Show, Session 1

Saturdays, Jan. 13 - Mar 3 8 weeks
4:30 - 6 PM Ages 13-17
Instructor: Aaron Nigel Smith $220

What if you could create your own TV show for kids? Using elements of music, stage and TV performance, a core group of students will write, produce and perform a new episode of The Big Up Show. The class will prepare you for a live taping, in front of a studio audience on Lakewood Theatre’s Headlee Mainstage at the end of the session. Learn the joys of creating from scratch as we write segments that reflect your ideas of how to achieve peace through music. Understand the logistical and technical components of putting on a live TV show by working with state-of-the-art live production equipment, designing our own sets, costumes, makeup, puppetry — whatever you dream we can do. Whether you want to be on stage, behind the camera, or both, enjoy the opportunity to find and use your authentic, creative voice on The Big Up Show! Watch The Big Up Show here. Session 2 will be held during Spring term.

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Kids Create - The Magic Sled

Saturdays, Jan. 13 - Mar. 8 8 weeks
2 - 5 PM Ages 4 - 7
Instructor: Liz Hayden $150

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 the last day of camp. Materials cost included in fee.

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Grimm To Glee TV

Tuesdays, Jan. 16 - Mar. 6 8 weeks
4:30 - 6 PM Ages 7 - 11
Instructor: Sandra Peabody $185

Have fun practicing on-camera acting skills! Become a star and create an episode for kids from the NBC television series, Grimm, based on the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. Led by Emmy award-winning instructor Sandra Peabody, this class will have lots of villains, heroines, and monsters. Throw in some comedy and have a blast while learning television production! Parents are invited to observe the last class in action. Class limited to 10 students.

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Acting On-Camera

Tuesdays, Jan. 16 - Mar. 6 8 weeks
6 - 7:30 PM Ages 12 - 17
Instructor: Sandra Peabody $185

Act in front of the camera, create and perform scenes, practice improvisation, presentation, and auditioning skills using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Instant video feedback helps students improve their talent, and develop confidence and poise. Parents are invited to attend the last class in action! Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy-award winning writer/producer/director and manages young talent for voice over, film and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. Limited enrollment. All levels of experience and returning students invited to join. 

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Rising Artist Workshop

Sundays, Jan. 14 - Mar. 4 8 weeks
4 - 7 PM Ages 12 - 17
Instructor: Andrew Paul Woodworth $400

One of our most popular workshops returns! A select group of students will work with Sony recording artist, Andrew Paul Woodworth, on vocal skills and performance techniques. The workshop will culminate in a well-produced show where students will sing and perform with a live band on stage. Shows like The Voice, American Idol and Glee have replaced standard, musical theater fare as the inspiration for many young singers and performers. Woodworth will focus on proper breathing techniques, increased vocal range, vocal power, and connecting emotionally to the music they perform. Most importantly, they will have FUN. The workshop culminates with a concert on the Headlee Mainstage on Monday, March 5 with professional guest musicians from the greater Portland area. Note: Classes will take place in the instructor’s home, with a tech rehearsal and final performance at Lakewood Center for the Arts on March 4–5.

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Classes for Adults

Sing, Sing, Sing

Tuesdays, Jan. 9 - Mar. 27 10 weeks
6:30 - 8:30 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Leona Mitchell $195

Ever wish you could sell a song like the pros do? Leona Mitchell, who comes to us via a long career as a Broadway and National Touring Company singer and actress, teaches singers of all experience levels how to control the performance, take the stage, and make the song shine. This is a class for everyone who wants to ace the audition or wow the crowd with emphasis on salesmanship and solo performance. Mitchell, who has shared the stage with such luminaries as Ethel Merman and Tony Roberts, works with each student on an individual basis to bring out the very best you have to offer. Whether it’s a ballad or an up tune, this class will teach you breath control, how to vocalize for the strongest voice and how to come across the footlights as the professional you were meant to be. Ages 18 and older. Class limited to 10 students. No classes Feb. 20 and 27.

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How To Tell Your Story

Thursdays, Jan. 25 - Mar. 15 8 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $150

We are the stories of our lives, but how we tell that story requires our own unique recipe. Start with story circle, add improv, a pinch of standup, a smidge of story theatre and a bit of drama and you have a true and rewarding concoction. Whether it’s storytelling, presentation, theatre, comedy or public speaking, learn to tell your story using the art of the actor in a non-threatening, creative environment.

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Professional Actors Class

Wednesdays, Jan. 24 - Mar. 14 8 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $150

An ongoing, in-depth class for actors who are serious about advancing their acting skills while preparing themselves for auditions and work. Students work on scenes, monologues, auditions and storytelling, with a teacher who brings decades of experience in the professional world of New York and Hollywood. Phone conversation with the instructor required for new students. Returning students encouraged.

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TV/Film Acting: Charisma On Camera

Session 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 16 - Feb. 6

Session 2: Tuesdays, Feb. 13 - Mar. 6

4 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Sandra Peabody $120/session

Perfect your on camera presentations and performances! Practice improvisation, cold readings, interviews, auditions, and on-camera techniques using commercial, industrial, corporate, film, and television scripts. Instant video feedback helps students improve their performance, develop confidence, and reduce fear. Enjoy exercises that motivate you to take risks and gain personal power.  Sandra Peabody has worked over 25 years coaching students in acting and various professions, to become effective and more powerful communicators. All levels of experience are invited to join. 

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Acting for Non-Actors

Mondays, Jan. 22 - Mar. 12 8 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $150

There’s nothing better on a cold dark winter night than gathering together to explore the world of acting! Come and have fun while you learn theatre skills and techniques that will enhance your ability to think on your feet and feel comfortable and relaxed in front of others. A great place to plunge in and give it a try. Returning students welcome. 

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Workshops

Finding Your Ancestral Gold - One Saturday Only!

Saturday, Feb. 10 1 day only
10 AM - 12 PM Ages 16 - adult
Instructor: Laurence Overmire $40

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 four family histories, Laurence Overmire, inspires you to embark on a quest for your ancestral heritage and guides you through the steps to get you started.

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Shakespeare Audition Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 3 1 day only
10 AM - 12 PM Ages 16 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $30

Come and work out your Shakespeare audition material with the support, feedback and expertise of an instructor who founded the Shakespeare Stage Company in New York and has decades of experience acting, directing, and coaching local actors in their auditions for area theatres. Get ready for the upcoming Unified Shakespeare Auditions and get a head start on auditions for the summer Shakespeare performances happening all around town.

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