• Emerald Coast Theatre Company Opens Registration for 2022 Fall Educational Theatre Programs

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    July 27, 2022
    There’s no tap dancing around it, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 2022 Fall Educational Theatre programs offer something for everyone including both children and adults.
     
    “There couldn’t be a time where self-expression through the performing arts is more essential for our children,” said ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “Many of the schools in our community cannot offer the theater arts and so we are thrilled to be able to supplement with our professional education programs, and this year we have even more for adults, too.”
     
    ECTC continues its popular Educational Theatre Program with creative and engaging offerings designed especially for young thespians from pre-school to high school. The full schedule of class dates and times along with and registration rate information can be found at www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org
     
    All programs are offered at Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach unless noted otherwise. Some programs are held at Florida Chautauqua Theatre (FCT) located at 848 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs.  
     
    A $30 non-refundable registration fee is required for all programs. Payment plans and Scholarships are available. Most classes begin the week of August 13. 
     
    Mini Players- K-1st
     
    Beauty and The Beast Minis
    Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m. 
    Wednesday 3:45-4:35 p.m. (skip Sept. 28)
    Friday 3:30-4:20 p.m. (skip Sept. 16) 
    Tuition: $225
    This Beauty and the Beast themed class is perfect for your emerging thespian. Students will act, sing, dance, and do crafts each week. There will be a showcase performance at the end of the semester class on the Beauty and the Beast set.
     
    Ballet/Tap Minis 
    Tuesday 4:30-5:20 p.m.
    Tuition: $205
    This is a perfect introduction to both ballet and tap for young dancers. Ballet teaches coordination, balance, and posture while tap develops rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Both genres focus on technique with lots of fun in between. Leotard, tights, tap and ballet shoes required.
     
    Little Players- 2nd-3rd
     
    Beauty and The Beast Littles 
    Thursday 3:30-5 p.m.
    Performance Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. 
    Tuition: $415
    Students steal the show in this children’s production with all of your favorite characters like Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Belle, and the Beast. Students get to act, dance, and sing on a professionally designed set with lights, sound, and fun costumes.
     
    Ballet/Tap Littles
    Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m.
    Tuition: $205
    This is a perfect introduction to both Ballet and Tap for young dancers. Ballet teaches coordination, balance, and posture while tap develops rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Both genres focus on technique with lots of fun in between. Leotard, tights, tap and ballet shoes required.
     
    Acting for Littles: Harry Potter
    Wednesday 4:00-4:50 p.m.
    Tuition: $225
    Based on the popular spellbinding series Harry Potter, students will get the opportunity to learn all about acting, props and costumes, and script writing as they develop their own Harry Potter themed performance piece. From getting sorted into their houses to quidditch matches and more, this is the perfect class for students at all levels and culminates in a showcase for friends and family.
     
    Big Players (4th-5th graders)
     
    Beauty and The Beast Bigs
    Tuesday 4:30-6:30 p.m.–Performance–Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.
    Wednesday 4:45-6:45 p.m.–Performance–Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. 
    Tuition: $415
    Students steal the show in this educational children’s production with all of your favorite characters like Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Belle, and the Beast. Students get to act, dance, and sing on a professionally designed set with lights, sound, and fun costumes.
     
    Beauty and The Beast Minis/Littles/Bigs K-12
    The Florida Chautauqua Theatre-Defuniak Springs
    Monday 4-6 p.m.- Performances Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.
    Tuition: $415
    Students steal the show in this children’s production with all of your favorite characters like Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Belle, and the Beast. Students get to act, dance, and sing on a professionally designed set with lights, sound, and fun costumes.
     
    Ballet/Tap Bigs 
    Wednesday 3:45-4:35 p.m. (skip Sept. 28)
    Tuition: $205
    This is a perfect introduction to both ballet and tap for young dancers. Ballet teaches coordination, balance, and posture while tap develops rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Both genres focus on technique with lots of fun in between! Leotard, tights, tap and ballet shoes required.
     
    Acting For Bigs: Harry Potter
    Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m.
    Tuition: $225
    Based on the popular spellbinding series Harry Potter, students will get the opportunity to learn all about acting, props and costumes, and script writing as they develop their own Harry Potter themed performance piece. From getting sorted into their houses to quidditch matches and more, this is the perfect class for students at all levels and culminates in a showcase for friends and family.
     
    Acting for Littles and Bigs: Harry Potter (Homeschool) Ages 7-12
    Wednesday 10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Tuition: $225
    Based on the popular spellbinding series Harry Potter, students will get the opportunity to learn all about acting, props and costumes, and script writing as they develop their own Harry Potter themed performance piece. From getting sorted into their houses to quidditch matches and more, this is the perfect class for students at all levels and culminates in a showcase for friends and family.
     
    Musical Theatre Workshop Bigs: Beetlejuice, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen 
    Thursday 5:00-5:50 p.m. 
    Tuition: $225
    This class is a group voice, dance, and acting class all in one. It is designed for anyone interested in developing their vocal, acting, and dance techniques for musical theatre. Students will work on individual pieces and group numbers as they learn how to develop their own skills and succeed as a group. The last class includes a showcase for parents and friends.
     
    Teens
     
    Beauty and The Beast (6th-8th graders)
    Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.–Performances–Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Students steal the show in this edu teen production with all of your favorite characters like Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Belle, and the Beast. Students get to act, dance, and sing on a professionally designed set with lights, sound, and fun costumes.
     
    Beauty and The Beast (9th-12th graders)
    Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m–Performances–Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 12 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Students steal the show in this edu teen production with all of your favorite characters like Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Belle, and the Beast. Students get to act, dance, and sing on a professionally designed set with lights, sound, and fun costumes.
     
    Shakespeare for Teens
    Tuesday 4:30-5:20 p.m.
    Tuition: $225
    “To be or not to be” in this class is not the question. Shakespeare becomes approachable in this technique based class that teaches students how to successfully perform the rhythm and cadence of Shakespearean dialogue. 
     
    Acting for Teens: Harry Potter
    Thursday 4-4:50 p.m. 
    Tuition: $225
    Based on the popular spellbinding series Harry Potter, students will get the opportunity to learn all about acting, props and costumes, and script writing as they develop their own performance piece. From getting sorted into their houses to quidditch matches and more, this is the perfect class for students at all levels and culminates in a showcase for friends and family.
     
    Musical Theatre Workshop Teens: Beetlejuice, Anastasia, and Dear Evan Hansen-
    Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m.
    Tuition: $250
    This class is a group voice, dance, and acting class all in one.  It is designed for anyone interested in developing their vocal, acting, and dance techniques for musical theatre. Students will work on individual pieces and group numbers as they learn how to develop their own skills and how to succeed as a group. The last class includes a showcase for parents and friends.
     
    Ballet for Teens/Adults
    Wednesday 5-5:50 p.m.
    Tuition: $205
    Ballet is the core of all dance genres. Classes will focus on technique, terminology and sequencing of movement whilst improving posture, strength, flexibility and balance. Dancers will learn how to leap, turn, and take a bow with grace and confidence. Dance attire strongly suggested, ballet shoes required.
     
    Tap for Teens/Adults
    Wednesday 6-6:50 p.m.
    Tuition: $205
    Learn to tap while focusing on rhythm, technique and timing. This beginner class will have you “shuffle ball changing” in no time. Dance attire strongly suggested, tap shoes required.
     
    ECTC Thespian Troupe (6th-8th graders)
    Saturdays 1-4 p.m.
    Tuition: $1,230
     
    In partnership with Seaside Neighborhood School, this ensemble of thespians is a chartered member of the Educational Theatre Association's Junior Thespians and will be competing at regional and state competition. Any student in grades 6th through 8th (regardless of the school they attend) who is interested in developing personally in the craft of acting while creating a unique performance piece with fellow players is invited. This troupe will focus on specialized training, acting techniques and implementing those techniques into performance.
     
    This is a year-long commitment. Production opportunities includes: Storytellers One Act, Individual Competition Pieces, Group Musical Theatre Pieces, The Creation of a 30-minute, self-written, directed, and performed film.
     
    ECTC Jr. Company (9th-12th graders)
    Saturdays 1-4 p.m.
    Tuition: $1,230
     
    The ECTC Jr. Company is an opportunity for high school students in 9th-12th grade to continue their theatrical education. Members of the company have the opportunity to audition for several performance opportunities at ECTC as well as time to work on their individual pieces to be featured in a showcase. Students have exclusive masterclasses with the professional actors who come to work at ECTC. There are also opportunities for practical experience in technical theatre for all interested students. Florida Theatre Conference audition package workshops will be included as well. Our goal is to provide students with the advanced opportunities and educational training they need to succeed in whatever they do.
     
    This is a year-long commitment. Production audition opportunities include: 
    A LIVE Radio Play, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical, You and Me Under the Sea (an original production written and performed by Jr. Company members), Clue On Stage, The Sound of Music. 
    (ECTC staff will cast Jr. Company members in the shows, every Jr. Company member will not be in every production)
     
    Adult Classes
     
    Adult Dance –Wednesday 
    10-11 a.m.
    $205*
     
    The purpose of this class is good clean fun. Build strength, learn basic steps, and get your workout in while learning a fun dance routine. Beginners are welcome and encouraged.
     
    Ballet for Teens/Adults
    Wednesday 5-5:50 p.m.
    $205
    Ballet is the core of all dance genres. Classes will focus on technique, terminology and sequencing of movement whilst improving posture, strength, flexibility and balance. Dancers will learn how to leap, turn, and take a bow with grace and confidence! Dance attire strongly suggested, ballet shoes required.
     
    Tap for Teens/Adults
    Wednesday 6-6:50 p.m.
    $205
     
    Learn to tap while focusing on rhythm, technique and timing. This beginner class will have you “shuffle ball changing” in no time. Dance attire strongly suggested, tap shoes required.
     
    FUNdamentals of Improv 
    Mondays 6-7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 12-Nov. 13 
    $205
    A great class for all experience levels to explore, collaborate, and create in the moment!
    In this 10-week, fast-paced class, students will learn specific concepts designed to cumulatively build a foundation for  successful impromptu scenarios. 
    *Tuition price includes a $30 non-refundable registration fee.
     
    Audition Techniques 
    Mondays 7:30-8:45 p.m.
    Sept. 12-Nov. 13 
    $205
     
    Auditions! The mere mention of the word can produce a case of the nerves in even the most experienced actors. In this 10-week informative class, students will focus on individual growth within a supportive group atmosphere and explore various types of audition processes including cold-reads, monologues, and impromptu scenarios.  
     
    ECTC’s 2022-2023 season is made possible with support from Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group, and the South Walton Tourist Development Council. 
     
    To register for ECTC 2022 Fall Theatre Education classes, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
     
    To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, follow the ECTC YouTube channel, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
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