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.

ClassDescriptionRegistration
Course #
BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS I & II
Grades K-5

Grades K-2
Sunday
11:30am-1:00 pm
9/10-12/3
No class 11/26
$397

Grades 3-5
Sunday
1:30-3:00 pm
9/10-12/3
No class 11/26
$397

Central Middle School
828 Chestnut Street, San
If your child loves show tunes, this is the perfect class! Featuring songs from popular Broadway musicals, this exciting performance-based class encourages students to take risks and get creative as they explore the foundations of music and movement on stage. Students work as an ensemble to prepare an electrifying song-and-dance revue that they’ll perform at a variety of community venues. Performances: Oct. 1 at Save the Music, Nov. 5 at The Elms, Nov. 12 & 19 at SCCT’s The Princess Who Had No Name, Dec. 3 performance for family and friends of performers. Performance call time is usually 11:00 for 12:30 performance, concluding at 1:00 PM. Registration San Carlos
Course # 6938 and 6939
Registration Redwood City
Course #
Registration Belmont
Course # 1377.303
DRAMATIC IMAGINATION
Introduction to Acting
Ages 5-7

Tuesdays
9/19-11/14
No class 10/31
3:30-5:00 pm
$199

San Carlos Youth Center
1001 Chestnut St. SC
Bring out the shining star in your child with this fun introduction to theater. Kids share laughs and make new friends as they explore their creative side through movement and theater games that foster self-expression. Imaginations and talent soar in the final weeks as students develop a performance using narration and pantomime. It’s the perfect class for any child who loves playing make believe or telling stories! Final class features a performance for friends and family. Registration San Carlos
Course # 6936

Registration Redwood City
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ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE & FOLKLORE
A Pint-Sized Production
Ages 7-10

Mondays
9/18-11/13
No class 10/9
3:30-5:00 pm
$199

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
It’s a crazy, mixed-up fairy tale world in this mini comedy featuring fairy godmothers, hungry lions, and lots of royalty. Students build self-confidence and learn how to create vibrant characters as they work together to present this wonderfully silly script about three brothers competing for a princess’s hand in marriage. Family and friends are invited to a performance using minimal props and costumes on the final day of class.
Fee: $199 (includes $7 rec fee)
Registration San Carlos
Course # 6941
Registration Belmont
Course # 1377.301
THE UGLY DUCKLING’S TWISTED TALE
Kids Performing for Kids
Ages 8-14

Fridays
9/22-11/17
No class 11/10
3:30-5:30 pm
$229

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Creativity and ingenuity go wild as young performers create their own version of The Ugly Duckling by adding unexpected settings (jungle?), strange plot twists (raining candy?) and even new characters! Working as a team, students develop and produce an original show they will perform for young children in the community during the final two classes. They’ll never forget the thrill of performing a unique production they created! Students perform their fractured fairy tale for young children in the community during the final two days of classRegistration San Carlos
Course # 6940
Registration Redwood City
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MAKE ‘EM LAUGH
Improv & Slapstick
Ages 10-14

Mondays
9/25-11/6
No class 10/9
5:30-7:30 pm
$169

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Good improvisation is essential in life - on and off stage. In this crazy, high-energy class, students explore key elements of improv and how to create a funny scene with no script, but lots of imagination. Performers learn how to think fast and create hilarious characters using voice, face, and body to communicate. No two classes are alike! Each day brings a new surprise, which makes this a fun and challenging class for first-timers and repeat students. Final class features a student performance for family and friends. Registration San Carlos
Course # 6937
Registration Redwood City
Course #
Registration Belmont
Course # 1381.302
SPECIALTY CLASSES
FRIENDS PLAY GROUP
Students in First – Third Grade

Saturdays
Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4,
Movie Premier November 11
10:00-11:00 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
CHARACTERS WELCOME
Grades 1-4
Fridays
September 8- November 17
No class October 6, October 20, November 10

3:05-4:20 pm
$199

Charter Learning Center
750 Dartmouth Ave. SC
Open to students from Charter Learning Center only.

Welcome to the entertaining world of theater arts! Students will be introduced to the basics of theater: acting, theater vocabulary, and how to work together as a fantastic ensemble. This class takes place in a positive atmosphere--characters and unique personalities are welcome! Students will have the opportunity to volunteer in fun, and sometimes even outright silly and ridiculous, theater games to learn about voice techniques, physical actions, characterization, stage presence, using their imagination, audition techniques, and much more! The last class will include a performance for family.

Improve life skills such as confidence, public speaking, presentation skills and memory.
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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.