2017 Semester Classes

2017 Semester Classes

MPAA is proud to offer the following classes during our 2017 Winter/Spring Semester. Semester dates are February 6th-June 15th 2017. Registration is still open for some classes!

If you are enrolled in our Musical Theatre Program, your tuition includes three core (3) classes and a role in our academy main stage production of “The Hobbit”. Placement in core classes will be determined by Executive Director. Students may waive their vocal class when taking private vocal lessons.  Option to enroll in additional additional classes at a low monthly fee. Registration is now closed.  Learn more >

If you are enrolled in our Broadway Jr Program, your tuition includes three core (2) classes and a role in our secondary stage production of “The Phantom Tollbooth Jr”. Placement in core classes will be determined by Executive Director. Students may waive their vocal class when taking vocal private lessons.  Option to enroll in additional a


SPECIALTY

Stage Combat (Ages 10-18)

Students will learn professional techniques for stage combat including falls, punches, hand-to-hand-to-hand combat and choreography. Emphasis on accuracy, safety and the fundamental techniques are necessary to protect the actor and their instrument when engaged in dramatic physical encounters.  Students will participate in the end of semester showcase. Students cast in “The Hobbit” are highly encouraged to enroll in this class. Taught by Kristen Mun. Registration is now closed. Saturdays 11:00am-11:55am

Musical Theatre Performance Workshop “The Wizard of Oz” & “Matilda” (Ages 8-18)

Musical Theatre Workshop gives students the opportunity to work on the three essential disciplines that make up musical theatre performance- singing, dancing and acting- in a supervised class setting.  The students will go through the entire process of what it takes to be a working Musical Theatre Performer.  They will audition for, rehearse and perform a 30-minute version of a musical that will include dance numbers, scenes, and musical numbers.  After auditions in class, students will be split in two casts, having the opportunity to be in “The Wizard of Oz” or “Matlida.” The last day of class, students will showcase their 30-minute show. Taught by Hayley Green and Randy Davis. Registration is now closed. Mondays 5:30pm-7:00pm


MUSIC

Musical Theatre Audition (Building Your Book)

Focusing on the preparation of audition pieces for musical theatre.  Students will learn how to pick songs appropriate for their age, range and the production. Students will perform in class, learning the techniques involved in song interpretation. A mock audition will take place the last week of the semester. Students will walk away with an audition repertoire of 3-5 contrasting songs. Taught by Kristin Heller. Registration is still open!
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:25pm

Vocal Technique – Rhythm & Pitch (Ages 6-18)

Focusing on the techniques needed to sing on pitch and in time. Students will learn the fundamentals of the voice, along with basic music theory and how to read sheet music. Students will put these techniques to practice both in group and solo singing. Students will sing in the vocal showcase at the end of the semester. Taught by Kristin Heller. Registration is still open! Thursdays 6:30pm-7:25pm

Private Vocal Lessons- Additional costs may be required for practice materials (All Ages)

Weekly one-on-one half hour or hour lessons working on the fundamentals of good singing. Students will work on proper breath, support, posture, correct tone, placement of sound, vocal range, vocal breaks, projection, endurance and vocal control. Private lessons help students gain skill and confidence as a solo singer. There will be an end of the semester recital. Registration is still open!

Mondays 3:00pm-5:30pm, 7:00pm-8:30pm with Hayley Green, $25 per half hour
Tuesdays 1:00pm-4:00pm with Nathan Robe, $25 per half hour
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm with Nathan Robe, $25 per half hour
Thursdays 3:00pm-5:30pm with Kristin Heller, $25 per half hour
Thursdays 4:30pm-8:30pm with Amy Cole, $30 per half hour

Private Piano Lessons- Additional costs may be required for practice materials (All Ages)

Weekly one-on-one half hour or hour lessons working on proper piano technique. Music counting, theory, good hand and finger position, interpretation and ways to practice effectively are all covered. Private lessons help students gain skill and confidence in a musical instrument. There will be an end of semester recital. Registration is still open!

Thursdays 3:00pm-5:30pm with Kristen Heller, $25 per half hour


ACTING

Actors Tools: Stock Characters (Ages 6-12)

Students will become their own Commedia dell’arte troupe while being introduced to the technicalities of acting. Through the use of theatre games, improvisation and rotating through stock characters, students will be given the tools on how to express their whole body to create a believable character. Students will perform in the end of semester showcase. Taught by Paul Cosca. Registration is still open!
Thursdays 7:30-8:25pm

Actors Tools: Scene Study (Ages 13-18)

This class if for the actor who takes their craft seriously. Students will dive into strong character development with the aid of scenes, Improv and class exercises. This class will end with a scene performance the last week of the semester. Taught by Will Johnson. Registration is now closed. Tuesdays 7:30pm-8:25pm

The Audition: Monologues (Ages 10-18)

Performing a monologue is an essential tool needed for all actors. This class focuses on the preparation and execution of being confident in an audition.  Students will learn how to pick, cut, memorize and perform two contrasting pieces.  This class will end with a mock audition the last week of the semester.  Taught by Will Johnson. Registration is still open!
Tuesdays 6:30-7:25pm

Actors Tools: Accent & Dialect (Ages 8-18)

Accent and dialect are defining qualities, infusing a character with an indication of geography, time period, socio-economic background, culture and individual personality. This class will use the foundations of phonetics, vowel placement and proper pronunciation to create and maintain a believable accent or dialect.  Students will walk away knowing British Standard, Cockney, Irish and an accent of their choice. Students will also participate in the end of semester showcase. Taught by Kylie Rose. Registration is still open! Saturdays 10:00am-10:55am.


TECH & DESIGN

Set Design (Ages 8-18)

A practical class on design theories as it pertains to the stage set and scenery. Students will learn how to design for a show and will end the semester by creating a scale model of their designs.  Taught by Mark Martin. Registration is now closed. Tuesdays 5:30pm-5:55pm.


ALL DANCE CLASSES WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR PROPER CLASS ATTIRE & SHOES

Jazz (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)

Students will learn the fundamentals of Jazz technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Classes include proper warm ups, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. There will be a class showcase the last week of the semester. Registration is still open!

Intermediate-
Thursdays 6:30pm-7:25pm w/ Kemba Shannon
Saturdays 9:00am-9:55am w/ Kemba Shannon

Advanced
Thursdays 7:30pm-8:25pm w/ Kemba Shannon

Tap (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique and producing clear tap sounds. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. There will be a class showcase the last week of the semester.

Beginning & Intermediate
Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:25pm w/ Morgan Mollahan

Ballet & Strength Conditioning (Beginning & Intermediate)

Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet technique- a necessity for any musical theatre performer who takes their craft seriously. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

-If interested, contact 360-975-1585

Tap Troupe- Advanced

This class if for the experienced tapper.  Through complex and intricate choreography and combinations, students will be pushed to their highest potential. The Tap Company will have performance opportunities throughout the semester. Prerequisite- Intermediate Tap. Students must be approved by Executive Director to join the Tap Company. Taught by Randy Davis.  Mondays 7:00pm-8:25pm.

BEGINNING ADULT DANCE CLASSES

Adult Beginning Tap (Ages 16+)

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique and producing clear tap sounds. No previous experience necessary. Registration is still open!
Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:25pm w/ Morgan Mollahan (call office if interested)

Adult “Let’s Go” (Ages 16+)

Are you an actor who wants to learn how to move? Are you a dancer out of practice? Using aerobic movements, stretching and choreography, this class is for anyone who wants to know their body and get into shape. Ballet technique layered with jazz movement…and more! No previous experience necessary. For the beginner to advanced. Registration is still open!
Thursdays 5:30pm-6:25pm w/ Kemba Shannon

Adult Beginning Ballet & Strength Conditioning (Ages 16+)

Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet technique- a necessity for any musical theatre performer who takes their craft seriously. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. No previous experience necessary. Registration is still open!
Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am w/ Kemba Shannon


TUITION COSTS

Classes Only:

  • 1 Weekly Class = $50/month
  • 2 Weekly Classes = $100/month
  • 3 Weekly Classes = $145/month
  • 4 Weekly Classes = $190/month
  • 5 Weekly Classes= $230/month
  • 6 Weekly Classes= $270/month
  • 7 Weekly Classes= $305/month
  • Unlimited Weekly Classes= $345/month

Sibling Discount- 10% off per additional kid
Mulitsession Discout- $25 off every class after three


Please be advised that classes are based on availability on a first come, first served basis. Classes are subject to change upon enrollment. 12 students per class with the exception of certain upper division classes.