Rising Stars Workshops

SEMS Rising Stars is pleased to offer several theatre workshops throughout the year  that will allow students to grow as actors, dancers, singers, and stage technicians.  With the exception of the Audition Workshop, each workshop will run 4-6 weeks as an after school program.

These workshops are for everyone - the  beginner or more experienced.  Students do not have to audition of be involved in the Rising Stars musical production to take part.  For those students who are cast in the musical, these workshop programs will coincide with and run on opposite days from rehearsals.

Registration for each workshop will take place on Sign Up Genius.  Please email semsrisingstars@gmail.com for sign up links.  Once you have signed up, you will receive an email with the registration paperwork.  Payment is due at the first class.  A minimum of 6 students must be signed up or the class may be cancelled. 

Workshops Offered:

Audition Workshop (1.5 hours, 1 day class)                                      
September 9, 2019     $20

- Learn “how to audition”
- Slating
- Choosing a song
- What to wear & how to present yourself
- Calming your nerves
Each student will receive a selection of appropriate audition music.

Tapping in Tennies (T/Th 2:45-3:45pm)                                 
September 10th - October 3, 2019     $125/4 wks

- Fundamentals of tap dance - no tap shoes required
- Learn the basics of creating rhythms and dancing with your feet
- Learn terminology that you could encounter at an audition
- Learn to put the steps together in a full dance

Acting & Improvisation (Thursdays 2:45-4pm)          
October 17 – November 21, 2019   $100/6 wks

- Fun theatre games & acting exercises
- Enunciation through tongue twisters
- Acting through mime
- Solo / partner / group improvising
- Cold readings – playing a scene

Stage Craft (Tues/Thurs 2:45-4:15pm)                                
TBD     $125/4wks

- Building scenery & painting canvases
- Mask making
- Special effects make-up
  (curriculum subject to change)

Dancing for Theatre - Basics for the “non-dancer” (Tues/Thurs 2:45-4:00pm)             
April 9 - May 2, 2020   $125/4 wks

- Learn how to warm up properly - will be based on basic ballet & modern jazz techniques
- Learn basic dance steps & terminology you might encounter at an audition.
- Work to learn something quickly for an audition
- “Performing” even if you’re not perfect!