Classes

 

THEATER CLASSES

San Carlos Children’s Theater classes provide students 5-14 with creative enrichment, while teaching valuable life skills in collaboration, organization and presentation. Class topics range from basic acting to improvisation to musical theater.

All of the following SCCT classes are offered in cooperation with the San Carlos Parks & Recreation Department.  Several classes are also offered in cooperation with Belmont and Redwood City Parks & Recreation Department.
Registration opens in San Carlos on Nov. 28 for residents and a week later for non-residents.

ClassDescriptionRegistration
Course #
BROADWAY'S RISING STARS


Annie Revue Ages 5.5-7
11:30am-1:00 pm

Willy Wonka Revue Ages 8-10
1:30-3:00 pm

2/4-5/20. No class 2/18, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8.
Sundays
$399

Central Middle School
828 Chestnut Street, San
Annie Revue: The perfect class for young children who love singing, dancing and the hit Broadway musical ANNIE! Budding performers explore the foundations of music and movement on stage while preparing a lively Annie-themed musical revue. Students will showcase their work and represent San Carlos Children’s Theater at a variety of local venues, including San Carlos Hometown Days.

Willy Wonka Revue: Featuring songs from the Broadway musical WILLY WONKA, this exciting performance-based class encourages new and experienced San Carlos Children’s Theater performers to take risks and get creative through movement and music. Students work as a team to prepare a group of Willy Wonka-themed song-and-dance numbers which they’ll perform at venues throughout the community, including San Carlos Hometown Days.

Performances for both Broadway’s Rising Stars classes: 4/29 The Elms, 5/6 performance for family and friends of performers, 5/20 Hometown Days. Performance call time is usually 11:00am for 12:30pm performance, concluding at 1:00pm.
Registration San Carlos
Course # 7154 (Annie) and 7155 (Willy Wonka)
Registration Redwood City
Course #11.161 and 11.162
Registration Belmont
Course #1380.101 and #1380.102
DRAMATIC IMAGINATION
Introduction to Acting
Ages 5-7

Tuesdays
1/30-3/27
No class 2/
3:30-5:00 pm
$205

San Carlos Youth Center
1001 Chestnut St. SC
Kids love the spotlight and San Carlos Children’s Theater brings out the shining star in every child! Beginning actors explore their creative side through physical movement and theater games that foster self-expression. Young imaginations soar in the final weeks as students develop a fun show using narration and pantomime. Performance on the final day for family and friends.Registration San Carlos
Course # 7149
Registration Belmont
Course # 1377.107
ONCE UPON A HUNDRED-YEARS’ NAP
A Pint-Sized Production
Ages 7-10

Mondays
1/29-3/26
No class 2/19
3:30-5:00 pm
$205

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Kids love rehearsing and performing this hilarious, mixed up fairy tale! The craziness begins in a kingdom far away when the prince’s mother moves in and discovers that Sleeping Beauty and the prince aren’t exactly living the rich and royal lifestyle of typical fairytale couples. Budding actors build confidence and laugh together as they learn to develop colorful characters on stage using minimal props and costumes. Final class features a performance for San Carlos Children’s Theater family and friends.Registration San Carlos
Course # 7152
Registration Redwood City
Course # 11.157
GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS
Kids Performing for Kids
Ages 8-13

Fridays
2/2-3/30
No class 2/23
3:30-5:30 pm
$235

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
What happens when creative kids take the classic fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, add in their own crazy, unique plot twists, (Goldilocks brought her pet dragon?) and throw on silly costumes? Answer: A hilarious, one-of-a-kind show full of giggles and fun! You never know what they’ll come up with! Imaginations and laughs abound each week as students work together to create and rehearse a unique San Carlos Children’s Theater fractured fairytale that they’ll perform for local kids during the final two classes.Registration San Carlos
Course # 7153
Registration Belmont
Course # 1378.101
MAKE ‘EM LAUGH
Improv & Slapstick
Ages 10-14

Mondays
1/29-3/12
No class 2/19
5:30-7:30 pm
$169

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Are you ready for six weeks of fast-paced fun with San Carlos Children’s Theater? Actors of all levels learn how to create funny scenes with no script, but lots of imagination and teamwork! Using improvisation and slapstick basics, students discover how to think on their feet, play off what other characters are saying, and get the audience laughing. Final class features a comical improv performance for friends and family. Registration San Carlos
Course # 7150
Registration Redwood City
Course # 11.158
Registration Belmont
Course # 1381.101
SPECIALTY CLASSES
FRIENDS PLAY GROUP
Students in First – Third Grade

Saturdays
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
Movie Premier February 24
9:30-10:30 am
$325

Congregational Church
751 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont
Friends Play Group is a social skills workshop designed for small groups of socially delayed children, ages 6-9 years old. Using drama, pretend play and role playing, children actively participate in modeling new skills that help them become better social thinkers. The students are videotaped as they demonstrate their newly learned skills.
For visual learners, having a take-home DVD, featuring themselves, helps children to practice their new skills long after the play group ends. Some of the skills taught are:
Friendly greetings and goodbyes
Self-calming strategies
Sharing
Losing the game and fair play
Dealing with a bully
Flexible thinking
Team work and collaborative play
Asking a friend to play
Exploring feelings of shyness
What is compassion
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CLASSES IN SCHOOLS


If you have a Homeschool group that would like to arrange for a class, please contact Executive Operations Director Donna Avanzino.

Here is a sample of a Homeschool class offering:

Homeschool  Class – Take the Stage!

This class will focus on the art of improvisation. Create a scene with no script, but lots of imagination. Learn how to listen to one another, deepen team building skills, think creatively on your feet, while building confidence in a safe and positive environment. This class is for the character and storyteller in all of us. The final hour of the final class will be an improvisational theater performance piece for friends and family.  8 weeks.This class will focus on the art of improvisation. Create a scene with no script, but lots of imagination. Learn how to listen to one another, deepen team building skills, think creatively on your feet, while building confidence in a safe and positive environment. This class is for the character and storyteller in all of us. The final hour of the final class will be an improvisational theater performance piece for friends and family.

Who: Ages 8-13
When: One day a week for an hour and half a day. 8 weeks.

All information subject to change.