Winter 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.

THE AUDITION PROCESS:

AGES 8-12

Auditioning is one of the most essential and challenging parts of being an actor. This class will help actors take control of their audition situations and prepare their material while fighting their nerves. Students will learn how to develop a personal audition repertoire, choose appropriate materials, analyze lyrics and music, nail the cold reading and succeed in the audition room.

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM| Jan 8 – Feb 19 |Cost: $150                                       
7 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class 

THE AUDITION PROCESS:

AGES 13 - 18

Auditioning is one of the most essential and challenging parts of being an actor. This class will help actors take control of their audition situations and prepare their material while fighting their nerves. Students will learn how to develop a personal audition repertoire, choose appropriate materials, analyze lyrics and music, nail the cold reading and succeed in the audition room.

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM| Jan 8- Feb 19| *Cost: $210
7 Week Class | Showcase Will Take Place During Final Class

SPRING BREAK:

BE A CHARACTER

AGES 8-12

Yahoo!  You got the role in a musical theatre show.  Now what?  Through mime, role-play and other performing arts activities, students ages 6-12 will learn how to develop a three-dimensional character, with a rich backstory.  Students will select several contrasting musical theatre characters and will learn the process that each actor should undertake to bring the dialogue and vocal score to life.  You’ll acquire analytical skills, develop acting techniques and learn how to make the most of the actor/director relationship to powerfully portray a character.

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM| March 16 - 20| *Cost: $295
One Week Full-Day Class | Showcase Will Take Place at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 20th

SPRING BREAK:

Intentional Characterization

AGES 13-18

From the ensemble to the lead roles, every cast member plays a defined character (even if they don’t have a named role).  In many cases, an actor plays a character that evolves over time or takes on multiple characterizations in various ensemble scenes. How do you embody each role in a way that is specific, connected and compelling? Learn how to raise-the-bar of your performance through character development.  Delve deep to learn the difference between action, objective and INTENTION to “intensify” your performances.

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM| March 16 - 20| *Cost: $275
One Week Full-Day Class | Showcase Will Take Place at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 20th