Fall Classes


Using a collaborative and interactive conservatory-style environment, Arts Express faculty teach practical skills to elevate performance levels in acting, voice and dance disciplines.  Students develop confidence and technique, acquire insight and expertise, and learn to meet intellectual and artistic challenges.

Classes can be taken independently or in conjunction with an Arts Express production.  Class registration provides for FREE production participation within each school-year (if cast in the show).  Alternatively, while we encourage student actors to further their education via performing arts classes, those who do not wish to take a class can choose to pay $250 in tuition to be in the cast.  If a student is not enrolled in a class, tuition will be reimbursed if the student is not cast in a show.  PLEASE NOTE: If the student is cast in the show, tuition is non-refundable.

MUSICAL THEATRE :

AGES 6-9

An excellent introduction to musical theatre. Students will build self-confidence, discover natural talents and hone skills in acting, song and dance in this fun foundation class. Our teaching artists will sequence each class to help young people work together as an ensemble to perform a culminating showcase for family and friends. All experience levels are welcome.  All students will receive a copy of Chris Will's book "How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying: A Practical Handbook for the Singing Actor."

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Sep. 17 - Nov. 19|Cost: $230                                          
10 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

MUSICAL THEATRE:

AGES 10-13

Polish your skills in acting, singing and dance while learning how to rehearse a musical! Students will explore harmonized ensemble and solo singing, choreography, staging a scene and character creation over the course of ten weeks. They will learn how to analyze their characters and how to connect with each other more on stage.   Class will culminate in a musical performance for family and friends.  All students will receive a copy of Chris Will's book "How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying: A Practical Handbook for the Singing Actor."

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM| Sep. 17 - Nov. 19 |Cost: $220                                         
10 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

MUSICAL THEATRE:

AGES 14 - 18

These classes will explore the integration of singing, acting and dance.  Through the rehearsal and performance of musical theater scenes, students will study the process of creating a musical theater character and presenting an integrated, convincing character on stage.  Objectives, tactics, movement, obstacles and subtext will be investigated through exercises, games and scene work.  Students will participate in a performance showcase on the final class. All students will receive a copy of Chris Will's book "How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying: A Practical Handbook for the Singing Actor."

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM| Sep. 17 - Nov. 19| *Cost: $210
10 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

FALL BREAK:

MY ARTISTIC THUMBPRINT

AGES 6-12

Focus and fun – that’s what this fall break program is all about!  Through storytelling and other  performing arts activities, students ages 6-12 will learn focusing techniques to cultivate the skill of mindfulness to improve attention, self-discipline, and social-emotional learning, providing the building blocks for inter-personal, artistic and academic achievement!  This performing arts program offers a great platform for your child to develop their artistic thumbprint, thus learning the skills to be a more confident, creative and motivated friend, actor and student.

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM| Oct. 7 - 11| *Cost: $295
One Week Full-Day Class | Students Will Bring Home Their Own Artistic Thumbprint as a Resource for Future Growth

FALL BREAK:

MY ARTISTIC BLUEPRINT

AGES 13-18

Arts Express’ Blueprint program is a one-week fall break intensive designed to provide exceptional performing arts training to teens in order to help them create a blueprint for the kind of artist they want to become. At Blueprint, teens learn how to assess and hone their skills from dedicated professionals in the three major performance disciplines: acting, dancing, and singing — plus the art of the audition.  Working within this environment of unconditional support, students will learn how to embrace their fears and overcome obstacles as they develop goals, objectives and an action plan for future growth.

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM| Oct. 7 - 11| *Cost: $275
One Week Full-Day Class | Students Will Bring Home Their Own Artistic Blueprint as a Resource for Future Growth