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.

For more information please email Education@dallastheatercenter.org.

Please note, classes and schedule subject to change.

Podcast Production (ages 8-18)
with Imani Thomas,
Social Media Manager
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Learn the necessary skills to produce a podcast! These skills include: research, interviewing, script writing, recording, editing, and distributing. By the end of this program, students will be able to conceptualize, produce, and distribute their own podcasts!

 

Wednesdays, March 17-April 7, 6-7pm (four weeks)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Podcasting classes at once or two weeks at a time!

Purchase all four weeks in one payment.

Request a payment plan.

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

Intro to Media Arts (ages 8-18)
with Imani Thomas,
Social Media Manager
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Always wanted to make videos but don’t know where to start? Well here’s a crash course in video-making! Learn all the skills you need to make videos including script-writing, storyboarding, filming, and editing. Students will conclude the class with a Video Festival showcasing their hard work and final projects from the class!

 

Saturdays, March 20-April 24, 11:30a-1:00p (six weeks)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Media Arts classes at once, three weeks at a time or two weeks at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Request a payment plan.

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

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.

Tues and Thurs, 6-7p, February 16-April 1 (no classes the March 16 or 18, over DISD Spring Break)
6 weeks (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.

Request a payment plan.

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.

 

Tues and Thurs, 7-8p, February 16-April 1 (no classes the March 16 or 18, over DISD Spring Break)
6 weeks (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.

Request a payment plan.

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

Adult Playwriting
with Jonathan Norton,
Playwright-in-Residence
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This six-week course will allow writers to take a deep dive into the challenges and rewards of crafting a compelling monologue. Topics covered – what are monologues, how do they function, when are they justified and how to craft them. We will also examine the use of monologues as a catalyst for longer solo work. Spend six weeks with Jonathan Norton, examining the trickiest of playwrights’ foes: The Monologue.

Mondays, May 10-June 14, Time TBD (6 weeks)

Medium: Zoom Conferencing and Email
Cost: $100

Purchase all Adult Playwriting  classes at once, three weeks at a time or two weeks at a time!

Purchase all six weeks in one payment.

Request a payment plan.

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.

One two-hour session, March 4, 11 or 18

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 a Branding Workshop.

Request a payment plan.

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

On-Camera Workshop (for 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.

Tuesdays, March 9-30 (four weeks)

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.

Request a payment plan.

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.

MARCH 2021
6 weeks, dates TBD

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.

Request a payment plan.

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

Movement for Young Actors (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.

MARCH 2021
6 weeks, dates TBD

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.

Request a payment plan.

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