VIRTUAL CLASSES - Dallas Theater Center
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We’re excited to be offering virtual classes online for ages 8 and up, guided by a diverse collective of creative professionals.

Virtual classes are available by topic starting at $100.

Information on classes for all ages listed below.  For more information please email Education@dallastheatercenter.org.

Theater Management (for Adults)
with Theresa Zicolello,
General Manager
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This course covers a wide range of leadership fundamentals and responsibilities to be a successful leader and manager within an arts organization. Geared towards General Management, each class will have a specific topic ranging from Contract Management, Payroll & Benefits, Artist Health, and Employee Relations. This course explains what happens in and around the office to produce the production on the stage.

October 14-November 4
Wednesdays, 6-7:30p  (4 weeks)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Theater Management classes at once, two weeks at a time,  or one at a time!

Purchase all four in one payment.

Purchase all four in two payments
(two classes at time).

Purchase each class individually.

Fundamentals of Music and Singing (ages 13-18)
with Daniela DiBenedetto,
Music Artist
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Want to learn how to read music and find your voice? Or need a brush-up on music theory and fundamentals of singing technique? Then this class is for you! By the end of this 6-week course, students will learn the basics of reading sheet music; know the proper way to stand and sit while singing; know how to breath properly for adequate breath support and control; will discover their current vocal range and tone quality; and improve their intonation and resonance. Overall, this class will leave students with a solid foundation in music and singing, and the confidence to take the next steps.

October 27-November 10  (no classes Thanksgiving week)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7pm 
(twice per week)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email

Cost: $160

Purchase all Fundamentals of Music and Singing (ages 13-18) classes at once, three weeks at a time or two weeks at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).

Fundamentals of Music and Singing (Adults)
with Daniela DiBenedetto,
Music Artist
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Want to learn how to read music and find your voice? Or need a brush-up on music theory and fundamentals of singing technique? Then this class is for you! By the end of this 6-week course, students will learn the basics of reading sheet music; know the proper way to stand and sit while singing; know how to breath properly for adequate breath support and control; will discover their current vocal range and tone quality; and improve their intonation and resonance. Overall, this class will leave students with a solid foundation in music and singing, and the confidence to take the next steps.

 

October 27-December 10  (no classes Thanksgiving week)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8pm 
(twice per week)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email

Cost: $160

Purchase all Fundamentals of Music and Singing (for Adults) classes at once, three weeks at a time or two weeks at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).

Branding Workshop (for Adults)
with Talia Thiesfield,
Actor (In the Heights)
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The idea of branding has always been a touchy subject for actors, as figuring out “type” can feel limiting and stressful. And for those actors who are navigating the transition from stage to screen, it can be hard to know where they fit in. I have a trademarked system called The Archetype Shade Method that helps actors not only identify their most prominent branding, but also shows them how to personalize these types (I call this their “shades”) so that they can authentically bring themselves to any role. The focus is on asking “what do I bring” instead of “how do I fit in.” Actors will learn to embrace their own personal panache and apply it to their brand.

November 2 – December 14
Mondays, 5-7p  (6 weeks, no class the week of Thanksgiving)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Branding Workshop classes at once, two weeks at a time, or one at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).

On-Camera Workshop (forages 13 – Adults)
with Talia Thiesfield,
Actor (In the Heights)
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Now is an opportune time to shift focus to on-camera work for theater actors. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the process of sharing and auditioning for creative work, and many actors are feeling overwhelmed with transitioning into an unfamiliar medium. This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of self-taping and acting for the camera.

 

November 4 – December 16
Wednesdays, 5-7p  (6 weeks, no class the week of Thanksgiving)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all On-Camera Workshop classes at once, two weeks at a time, or one at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).

Lights Camera & Culture (for ages 8-12)
with ShaVonne H. Banks,
Certified Theatre Educator and Acting Coach​
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An interactive and engaging 8-week virtual class focused on teaching the fundamentals of acting and creative expression.  Participants explore improvisation, monologue/scene work, creative writing, and spoken word performance while learning to use their voice for social change and addressing community issues.  This class is perfect for participants seeking to gain stage confidence, learn acting techniques, grow leadership skills, and have a fun time with creative expression!  Students will conclude the class with a performance showcase.

November 4 – December 16
Wednesdays, 5-7:30p  (6 weeks, no class the week of Thanksgiving)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Lights Camera & Culture classes at once, two weeks at a time, or one at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).

Monologue Technique (ages 16-Adults)
with Sydney Lo,
Theater Artist (The Wolves)
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Explore, clarify, and deepen a monologue of your choosing by experimenting with different physical, vocal, and temporal exercises. Increase your sense of liberation and abandon the idea of a rigid, “correct” way to perform a monologue. Empower yourself to autonomously and creatively tell stories during this time of socially distant theatre.

November 5 – December 17
Thursdays,  7:30-9p  (6 weeks, no class the week of Thanksgiving)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Monologue Technique classes at once, two weeks at a time, or one at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).

Movement for Young Actors Technique (ages 8-12)
with Sydney Lo,
Theater Artist (The Wolves)
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Explore the infinite ways your body can help you tell stories and embody your imagination. Classes will include warm-ups, physical improvisations, and some light text-based work. Learn to make bold, transformative choices while increasing your body awareness.

November 4 – December 16
Wednesdays, 6-7p  (6 weeks, no class the week of Thanksgiving)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Movement for Young Actors classes at once, two weeks at a time, or one at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Purchase all six weeks in two payments
(three classes at a time).

Purchase all six weeks in three payments
(two classes at a time).