CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Theatre Arts classes

students in class

Acting classes are available for all ages. Classes cover basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study.

All classes except beginning level require approval by instructor or auditions. Auditions for advanced classes and programs will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24; please see The Audition Page to sign up for a time and for more information.

Group classes (except early childhood programs) are designed to be 30 weeks in length and students are expected to enroll for the entire year. Please contact Elaine Eckstein if you wish to join a class at midyear. Beginning classes do not require an audition. Auditions for advanced classes and programs will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24. Please visit our website at ccm.uc.edu/prep/AuditionPage.html for complete audition information.

Dance and singing are vital parts of a well-rounded musical theatre skill set, and CCM Prep encourages theater students to take appropriate Musical Theatre Dance, Tap and Ballet classes offered by the CCM Prep Dance Division and (in addition to the Musical Theatre Voice classes below) voice classes offered through the Music Division. Students who take both a Musical Theatre Dance class and a Ballet class receive a $150 credit.

Acting classes are available for all ages. Classes cover basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study.

All classes except beginning level require approval by instructor or auditions. Auditions for advanced classes and programs will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24; please see The Audition Page to sign up for a time and for more information.

Group classes (except early childhood programs) are designed to be 30 weeks in length and students are expected to enroll for the entire year. Please contact Elaine Eckstein if you wish to join a class at midyear. Beginning classes do not require an audition. Auditions for advanced classes and programs will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24. Please visit our website at ccm.uc.edu/prep/AuditionPage.html for complete audition information.

Dance and singing are vital parts of a well-rounded musical theatre skill set, and CCM Prep encourages theater students to take appropriate Musical Theatre Dance, Tap and Ballet classes offered by the CCM Prep Dance Division and (in addition to the Musical Theatre Voice classes below) voice classes offered through the Music Division. Students who take both a Musical Theatre Dance class and a Ballet class receive a $150 credit.

Acting classes

Acting classes are available for all ages and cover basic acting skills, including improvisation, characterization, movement, voice, script analysis and scene study.

The Young Actors Toolbox

For ages 4-6
10 a.m., Saturdays
The young actor explores acting through story-telling, theatre games, fairy tales and improvisation; the class will also include basic voice and movement exercises. This is a wonderful class to build a young actor’s self esteem. Cost: $190 per semester

All About Acting

For ages 7-9
10 a.m., Saturdays
A beginning acting class designed to allow young students to continue to explore their imaginations through voice, movement, and the elements of drama. Cost: $380 per year

Acting I

Recommended for ages 10-13
9 a.m., Saturdays
Acting I students begin with improvisation that leads to group scenes and monologue work with a focus on body awareness and vocal technique. Cost: $380 per year

Acting II

Recommended for ages 10-13 (audition required)
9 a.m., Saturdays
Acting II students deepen their skills while focusing on monologues, audition techniques, stage movement and beginning script analysis. Cost: $380 per year

Acting III

Recommended for ages 10-13 (audition required)
11 a.m., Saturdays
In this advanced acting class, Acting I and II information is brought together into a cohesive understanding of the craft of acting. Cost: $380 per year

Acting IV (Scene Study)

For ages 14 and up (Acting III prerequisite)
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays
In this advanced acting class, students develop acting skills by working in scenes  from contemporary and classical theatre. The  focus is on learning to be a better actor by fulfilling the actor’s responsibility to other actors, the playwright and the audience. Cost: $550 per year

Improv for Adults

6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays
Instructor: Missy Whitis
This class teaches the “rules”of improvisation and the ins and outs of creating spontaneous theater while developing creativity and spontaneity in adult actors of all skill levels.  Improv teaches nonverbal techniques, eye contact and presentation skills. Learn games, scenes and explore how improv can improve your acting as well as develop interpersonal communication. Session runs Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30. Future sessions TBA. Cost: $60

Private lessons

Individual tutoring in theatre arts skills is available from experienced CCM Preparatory at rates comperable to those of individual music lessons. Contact Elaine Eckstein if you want to arrange for private lessons.

Voice classes

Classes emphasize healthy vocal production while singing classic and contemporary songs from American musical theatre.

Sing, Sing, Sing

For ages 7-9
9 a.m., Saturdays
Do you love to sing? This class focuses on musical theatre songs that are just right for this age group, while promoting a basic knowledge of proper and healthy vocal techniques. Cost: $380 per year

Can’t Stop Singing

Recommended for ages 10-13
11 a.m., Saturdays
Learn great classic songs from the American musical theatre while improving and expanding vocal production in a healthy manner. Cost: $380 per year

Can’t Stop Singing for Boys

Recommended for boys ages 9-14
11 a.m., Saturdays. For boys only! This class will pay particular attention to the changing male voice while students sing songs especially for male choruses. Cost: $380 per year

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