CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Youth Theatre Arts

Acting classes emphasize basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study.

All classes except beginning level require audition or approval by instructor.

Please contact Director of Education, Amy Dennison, with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement Theatre Arts classes and programs.

CCM Action!

For ages 7-9
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Saturday
Tuition: $150 for 10-week terms

Fall Term: Sept 14 - Nov 23
Spring Term: Feb 1 - April 18

Young artists, take to the stage! In this class, students will use their imaginations to explore the basic principles and skills of Acting. They will think on their feet using Improvisation skills. Students will learn how to perform individually in front of an audience of their peers as well as work with an ensemble to perform. For the final Showcase, students will present a devised show of their own creation to demonstrate skills they have acquired throughout the semester. Students will progress and learn with others at their level. By the time students are 10 years old they are ready to make an informed decision about their theatre track.  

Acting Classes

Acting classes emphasize basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study. All classes require audition or approval by instructor.

Acting: Beginning

Recommended for ages 10-15

10:30 a.m. - noon, Saturday
Tuition: $600

Beginning students emphasize improvisation that leads to group scenes and monologue work with a focus on body awareness and vocal technique.  

Acting: Intermediate

Recommended for ages 10-15

10:30 a.m. - noon, Saturday
Tuition: $600

Intermediate  students deepen their skills while focusing on monologues, audition techniques, stage movement and beginning script analysis.

Acting: Advanced

Recommended for ages 10-15, audition required

10:30 a.m. - noon, Saturday
Tuition: $600

A continuation at a deeper level of information learned in the first class and is brought together into a cohesive understanding of the craft of acting.

Audition Information for Acting: Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday, August 24 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
CCM Village, Corbett 4735 & 4755

For the audition, prepare a monologue from a play around one-minute in length. Preferably, the monologue should be memorized. No Shakespearean monologues, please.

All students who wish to register for Beginning Level (or who already have placement from their instructor) can register without auditioning if they wish, but we recommend they attend the first class on August 24th to experience the audition process.  

Note: there's no sign-ups for this first class/audition class. Students should plan to arrive at 10:30am and attend the full class session.