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THEATER CLASSES

SCCT offers a wide range of classes for ages 5-14 throughout the year. During Fall, Winter and Spring, students may participate in after-school classes, as well as join our ShowStoppers Musical Theater Troupe or school-break camps. Class topics range from basic acting to singing and dancing. SCCT programs provide students with creative enrichment,  while also teaching valuable life skills in collaboration, organization, and presentation.

 

 

All of the the following Theater 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 #
MAGICAL BEGINNINGS
Introduction to Acting
Ages 5-7

Tuesdays
4/18-6/6
3:30-5:00 pm
$199

San Carlos Youth Center
1001 Chestnut St. SC
Kids love the spotlight and this class brings out the shining star in every child! Beginning actors explore their creative side through fun movement and theater games that foster self-expression and teamwork. Imaginations soar in the final weeks as students develop a performance using narration and pantomime. Perfect for kids who love make believe! Friends and family are invited to a performance on the final day.Registration San Carlos
Course # 6259
Registration Belmont
Course # 1377.101
READING, WRITING, AND LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
A Pint-Sized Production
Ages 7-10

Mondays
4/17-6/12
No class 5/29
3:30-5:00 pm
$199

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Things are not always as they seem in the world of storybooks! The Big Bad Wolf gets his chance to shine in new ways in this play as he interacts with Little Red Riding Hood and discovers a new career: kindergarten teacher. Your budding star will have a blast as they rehearse and perform this wonderful silly script based on a popular fairy tale. Students build confidence as they learn to develop characters on stage and stretch their imaginations using minimal props and costumes. Final class features a performance for family and friends. Registration San Carlos
Course # 6262
Registration Redwood City
Course # 11.145
HANSEL & GRETEL'S - FRACTURED FAIRY TALES
Kids Performing for Kids
Ages 8-14

Fridays
4/21-6/9
3:30-5:30 pm
$229

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Imaginations soar as students create their own version of Hansel and Gretel by adding unexpected plot twists, settings (the beach?) and new characters. Working as a team, students write and perform a one-of-a-kind script blending in movement and music along the way. During the final two classes, students will perform their fractured fairy tale for kids in the community. They’ll never forget the thrill of performing an innovative theater piece they created! Each session features two performances during the final two classes.Registration San Carlos
Course # 6260
Registration Redwood City
Course # 11.146
MAKE ‘EM LAUGH
Improv & Slapstick
Ages 10-14

Mondays
4/17-5/22
5:30-7:30 pm
$169

SamTrans Building
1250 San Carlos Ave. SC
Create a funny scene with no script, but lots of imagination and teamwork! Using the basics of improvisation and slapstick, students quickly learn how to think creatively on their feet, play off what other characters are saying, and make the audience laugh. It’s six weeks of pure fun! Final class features an improvisational performance for friends and family.Registration San Carlos
Course # 6261
Registration Redwood City
Course # 11.142
Registration Belmont
Course # 1381.102
SPECIALTY CLASSES
FRIENDS PLAY GROUP
Students in First – Third Grade

Saturdays
April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3
Movie Premier June 10
10:00-11:00 am
$325

Barrett Community Center, Room E
1835 Belburn Drive, 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
Registration
CLASSES IN SCHOOLS
Open only to students registered in the school

Emily Mannion, Lisa Vroman


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.