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Spring Classes

BEAT offers weekly classes during the spring.

Teeny BEAT

Teacher: Julee Vadnais
Ages: 4 - 6
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
10 - 10:45am
BEAT Studio
$90.00

Do you have a young one at home who just can't wait to get on stageThe benefits of participating in theatre can be felt in children of all ages...as can their inspiration and their passion. BEAT is SO VERY excited to introduce our first program just for students ages 4-6, providing fun and lively learning for your budding performer! Our workshop specializes in teaching self-confidence through a variety of drama games and exercises that will stimulate imagination and creativity as well as develop concentration and introduce the basics of storytelling, role-playing, self-expression, and theatrical skills.

Meet Ms. Julee! - Julee has specialized in children’s performance for 15 years. She was a performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and is a clown college graduate under the sudo name of Sparkles Sassypants and owner and operator of Whimsy Entertainment for 11 years. She is also the Preschool Director of Oregon Olympic Athletics. With a degree in dramatic arts from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles, her face may also be recognizable from several local productions. Julee has been teaching classes for several years with us...including putting on a production of Pint Sized Pirates with our "Is Acting For You" classes, several sessions of Teeny BEAT and as makeup artist/trainer for The Lion King Jr.

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Teeny BEAT

Teacher: Julee Vadnais
Ages: 4 - 6
Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25
10:30 - 11:15am
BEAT Studio
$90.00

Do you have a young one at home who just can't wait to get on stageThe benefits of participating in theatre can be felt in children of all ages...as can their inspiration and their passion. BEAT is SO VERY excited to introduce our first program just for students ages 4-6, providing fun and lively learning for your budding performer! Our workshop specializes in teaching self-confidence through a variety of drama games and exercises that will stimulate imagination and creativity as well as develop concentration and introduce the basics of storytelling, role-playing, self-expression, and theatrical skills.

Meet Ms. Julee! - Julee has specialized in children’s performance for 15 years. She was a performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and is a clown college graduate under the sudo name of Sparkles Sassypants and owner and operator of Whimsy Entertainment for 11 years. She is also the Preschool Director of Oregon Olympic Athletics. With a degree in dramatic arts from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles, her face may also be recognizable from several local productions. Julee has been teaching classes for several years with us...including putting on a production of Pint Sized Pirates with our "Is Acting For You" classes, several sessions of Teeny BEAT and as makeup artist/trainer for The Lion King Jr.

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Introduction to Musical Theatre

Teacher: Angelina Anello-Dennee
Ages: 10 - 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays | May 21st - June 6th
5:30 - 7:30pm
BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
$135.00

The Intro to Musical Theatre class is an exploration of the performer in Musical Theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Students will prepare material for class presentation and critique. There will also be a focus on the audition process as well as musical theatre history and repertoire. This is the perfect class in which to prepare for participation in a large production!


Course Objectives
• to strengthen vocal ability, music reading skills, dance techniques, and acting
• to enlarge the performer’s musical theatre repertory
• to reinforce the connection between text/musical analysis and performance
• to develop techniques for auditioning and performing
• to provide the performer with techniques to aid in their own learning
• to assess strengths and weaknesses in performance and propose solutions for improvement
• to further the performer’s understanding of musical theatre history and tradition
• to provide a foundation for further study and development

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