Classes, Workshops, and Educational Programs for Kids and Adults Offered Throughout the Year

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Classes for Kids
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Fall Theatre Escapes

Grades 1-8

During hour-long workshops on Saturday mornings, students learn confidence building theatre games, create characters, and build upon skills to tell stories on the stage.

Class meets 4 times: October 21, 28, November 4, 11

Click for 1st-4th Grade (9:30am)
Click for 5th-8th Grade (10:30am)

 

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Actors Academy

For Rising High School Sophomores to Seniors. (Acceptance is by audition only.)

Study, train, and hone performance skills with professionals from the DC and New York theatre communities. Through this 10-month training program, students will gain invaluable skills, knowledge, resources and insight into what it really takes to live and succeed as a professional actor today.

Click for Fall 2017 Audition Info

Theatre Fundays

Grades 1 to 8

School closed for the day? NextStop has you covered. From 9am to 4pm, kids of all experience levels and ages can participate in this fun day of theatre games, fun characters, and imagination.

Class Dates:

2017: September 22, November 6, November 7

2018: January 26, January 29,  April 2, April 16

Register now!

Winter Theatre Escapes

Grades 1-8

During hour-long workshops on Saturday mornings, students learn confidence building theatre games, create characters, and build upon skills to tell stories on the stage.

Class meets 4 times: January 13, 20, 27, February 3

Click for 1st-4th Grade (9:30am)
Click for 5th-8th Grade (10:30am)

Summer Theatre Adventures are week long sessions 9am-4pm for rising 1st-4th and 5th-9th graders during the summer in July and August.

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Spring Break Theatre Adventures

Grades: 1-8

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm April 10-15, 2017

It’s a Theatre Adventure during school Spring Break, and you’re invited! Students will explore the world of theatre with creative play, character creation, crafts, songs, movement, and theatre games. Learn the ins and outs of theatre while learning fun games and exercises to build confidence and foster creativity. Class meets five times with a small “sharing presentation” for friends and family on Friday afternoon. Registration: $275.00 for five 7-hour sessions.

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Classes for Adults

Improvisation

Ages: 17+; Students of all experience levels welcome. No prerequisite classes.

 
Whether you are looking to break free of acting with a script, gain basic skills on how to think on your feet, or just want to have some laughs, this class is for you. Learn about the rules and strategies that professional improvisations actors use to build fresh, creative, and hilarious scenes.

Instructor:

David Johnson is an actor, improviser, improv teacher, improv director/coach, and a mainstay of D.C.’s improv community. He has a B.A. in Drama, an M.F.A. in Acting, and has been a member of many improv troupes, including: onesixtyone (Washington Improv Theater’s original troupe), Dr. Fantastic, Werewolf Mcbutterbone (Winner of WIT’s Tournament of the FIST), Anant Nag, Dial M for Nasty, and NimprovYC (among others).

Course Schedule:

Class Meets 7 Times: Monday evenings 7pm-9pm : October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November: 6, 13
 
Location note: this class meets in Downtown Herndon in the Historic Train Depot Building
 
 

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Introduction to Acting

Learn and develop the fundamental skills essential to the art of acting. Explore the exciting process of building a character, collaborating with a scene partner, and performing in front of a live audience.

Adults and Students Age 16 and Older. Registration has ended for 2016. Introduction to Acting is held each fall.

 


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Audition Bootcamp

Gain valuable insights and learn helpful strategies on how to prepare, what to do (and not do), and what directors are looking for during the casting process. Attendees will participate in two sessions focused on in depth discussion and exercises to develop audition skills. The final session will include a mock audition for and comprehensive feedback from local professional directors.

Age 17+ 

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Classes are offered throughout the year. Join our e-mail list to hear when new dates are announced.

Questions? E-mail Education@NextStopTheatre.org or call (703)481-5930×0