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San Diego Junior Theatre
Winter Classes 2020

Balboa Park

January 13, 2020 - March 22, 2020

All Balboa Park Campus classes are held in the Casa del Prado Building. Class specifics are subject to change without notice.
Cancellations/Refunds: Cash refunds (less $25.00 service charge per child, per class or camp) are available up until seven days prior to the start of classes, after which time no refund is given. If Junior Theatre must cancel a class or camp due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Note: Once a child has auditioned for a play in Balboa Park, there are no refunds or tuition credit granted. Any discounts must be taken at the time of the order; no retroactive discounts or refunds/credits will be granted.
We offer multi-class and sibling discounts. Call (619) 239-1311 for more information. Please note, no discounts can be taken online.
Please register early; classes fill quickly.
*A $2.00 online registration fee will be applied at checkout.

Registration Form    Tuition Assistance Form

Singing : Open & Shut: Singing Broadway’s Shortest Running Musicals

For Ages 4th - 6th

January 13, 2020-March 16, 2020 (Mondays @ 4:30pm - 6pm) Casa del Prado Building

This class will study the music of some of the shortest-runs on Broadway, as well some musicals that never made it out of preview performances! You may have heard of "Carrie: The Musical" or "Oh, Kay!" But have you heard of "The Story of Us" or the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" musical? And there's even more to explore! Singers will also practice diction skills, breath management, register changes and vibrato.

Singing : Acting the Song

For Ages 7th - 12th

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Back by popular demand, Mr. BJ will lead students through the exercise of performing musical theatre with both strong vocal and acting technique. This workshop focuses on activities which accomplish both and result in a strong polished song which not only sounds good but also communicates emotion and messaging through the body, face and vocal nuances.

Singing : Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda

For Ages 4th - 6th

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays@ 10:30am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the foundations of vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch and expression while singing songs from the most celebrated Broadway star of our time, Lin-Manuel Miranda, known for acting in, writing, and composing smash hit musicals including Hamilton, In the Heights, Bring it On, Moana and more.

Singing : Seaside Singing

For Ages 1st - 3rd

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays@ 11:30am - 12:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the foundations of vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch and expression while singing songs from exotic island musicals and underwater adventures, including The Little Mermaid, Once on this Island, Moana, Sponge Bob Squarepants, Dames and Sea, and more!

Dance : Dancing in Character

For Ages 1st - 4th

January 14, 2020-March 3, 2020 (Tuesdays @ 10am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

This class is designed for home school families. Classes are held during the school day. Learn to tell a story with your body, facial expression and movements. Dance technique basics and vocabulary will be covered with a main focus on creating character. Short dance scenes will be selected from various musicals, so that students can try on different characters for size.

Dance : Dancing for Theatre

For Ages 5th - 8th

January 14, 2020-March 3, 2020 (Tuesdays @ 10am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

This class is designed for home school families. Classes are held during the school day. Dance technique for theatre can pull from many styles and genres, so this class will dabble in all of them! Try contemporary, hip hop, tap, and jazz, with songs from popular Broadway musicals.

Dance : Dance Theatre – Disney Mashup

For Ages 4th - 6th

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays@ 9:00am - 10;30am) Casa del Prado Building

Students will explore a variety of dance genres and techniques through songs and scenes from Disney favorites. Each class meeting promises a new adventure exploring the tales of Simba, Belle, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and other leading characters from Disney hits. Students will learn new choreography and create character development through physicality.

Dance : Happy Feet

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays @ 10:30am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Are your child’s feet always on the go? This physically active class will explore movement through rhythm and dance. Simple choreography incorporating specific props will be utilized. All of this fun and activity will culminate in a presentation on the last day of class.

Dance : You’re the Star

For Ages 1st - 3rd

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays @ 11:30am - 12:30am) Casa del Prado Building

A great class for kinesthetic learners! Children will experience story dramatization, told through dance! Very improvisational, and designed to increase imagination, this class allows students to create short story lines that will then be “choreographed” by the young dancers. A great opportunity to explore how movement relates to action and feeling.

Dance : Dance Theatre – Hairspray

For Ages 4th - 6th

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays @ 9:00am - 10:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Shake and shimmy! Students will explore a variety of dance genres and techniques through choreography and scenes from Hairspray, a Tony-winning show is chalk full of high energy ensemble numbers and 60's style choreography. Shake and shimmy your way through this fun class while learning how to dance in character!

Dance : High School Musicals

For Ages 7th - 12th

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays@ 10:30am - 12:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Have fun dancing at the hop, the prom, or the winter formal! Designed for our more experienced dance students, this class develops dance technique while creating new choreography based on dance numbers from some of Broadway’s most popular shows with plots set in High Schools, including  Heathers, Grease, Mean Girls and other hit musicals.

Dance : Story Dance – The Little Mermaid

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays@ 12:30am - 1:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Come dance with us under the sea! In this class, students will explore creative dance movements through scenes and music from The Little Mermaid. Portray characters including Ariel, Sebastian, Eric, Skuttle and others while learning basic dance steps, coordination and flexibility.

For Very Young Students : Toddler & Me Imagination Theatre

For Ages 18 months - 3 years old

January 15, 2020-March 18, 2020 (Thursdays @ 10:00am - 11:00am) Casa del Prado Building

Brand New Class! Enjoy some bonding time with your toddler, ages 18 months up to 3 years, as a Junior Theatre Teaching Artist guides you through a journey of imaginative play, pretend, and storytelling, as the foundations of theatre. You and your child will engage in visuals, sounds and tactile exercises that develop language, dexterity, and social development.

Acting : Stage Basics & Mainstage Prep

For Ages 4th - 6th

January 14, 2020-March 17, 2020 (Tuesdays @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

This class is a great opportunity to focus on the nuts and bolts of acting. Students will learn theatre terminology, stage directions, how to take down blocking, techniques for entrances and exits and other skills that combine the creative with the technical. Students will work on all these skills while putting together short scenes. This class is a wonderful preparation for being on Junior Theatre’s mainstage.

Acting : Be Your Own Hero: Writing, Acting & Self Discovery

For Ages 7th - 12th

January 14, 2020-March 17, 2020 (Tuesdays @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Inspired by our upcoming main stage production of “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed,” this class will focus on exploring individualism, anti-bullying and celebrating the real life heroes in the world who are making a difference. Students in the class will write monologues and scenes based on their own life experiences as well as explore other written works that celebrate what it means to just be you. We will then cast and develop the students work and present it on the last day of class.

Acting : Mini Play: The Big Friendly Giant

For Ages 1st - 3rd

January 15, 2020-March 18, 2020 (Wednesdays@ 4:30pm - 6:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Using the adventures of The Big Friendly Giant as a basis for theatrical creation, this class will get wild and wacky with character, storytelling, costumes and props. The development of short theatre pieces will challenge creative students who love to act. Students in this class will participate as producer, actor, director and designer.

Acting/Movement : Stories on Stage: The Snowy Day

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

January 16, 2020-March 19, 2020 (Thursdays @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Just in time for winter, this class for our youngest dancers will create movement and exploration around the idea of snow and the cold outdoors. Since there’s no real snow in San Diego, this class will rely on imagination and sound effects to encourage storytelling!

Acting : Pirates & Princesses

For Ages 1st - 3rd

January 16, 2020-March 19, 2020 (Thursdays @ 4:30pm - 5:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Pirate adventures on the high seas, princesses in peril and those who save the day! What better way to learn acting techniques than through portraying dynamic characters from exciting stories? Children will build skills in speech and language, movement and teamwork while having the time of their lives!

Acting : Stories on Stage – Winnie the Pooh

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays@ 9:00am - 10:00am) Casa del Prado Building

Young actors, join us as we create scenes, speaking and movement based on Winnie the Pooh, a children’s literature favorite. This class provides the basis for acting study while covering themes from the book including friendship, happiness and sharing.

Acting : Mini Play – Annie

For Ages 1st - 3rd

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 11:00am) Casa del Prado Building

Using the adventures of Annie as a basis for theatrical creation, this class will get wild and wacky with character, storytelling, costumes and props. The development of short theatre pieces will challenge creative students who love to act. Students in this class will participate as producer, actor, director and designer.

Acting : Mini Play – The Secret Garden

For Ages 4th - 6th

January 18, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays @ 11:00am - 12:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Using The Secret Garden as a basis for theatrical creation, this class will explore historical England through the story of a young girl getting to know her new family and herself. The development of short theatre pieces will challenge creative students who love to act. Students in this class will participate as producer, actor, director and designer.

Acting : Comedy & Classics

For Ages 7th - 12th

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays@ 9:00am - 10:30am) Casa del Prado Building

this class for teens is the best of both worlds! Take your acting skills to the next level by learning to master serious drama along with hilarious comedy skills all in one class. Scene studies will include Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Tenessee Williams, August Wilson, Tracy Letts, Del Shores and more. Select scenes will be presented on the final day.

Acting : Character Creations

For Ages 1st - 3rd

January 19, 2020-March 22, 2020 (Sundays@ 10:30am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Try on a new character each day! Learn the foundations of acting and how to use a script to find clues when creating a character. This class is great for students who love to experiment and play pretend, with an opportunity to be someone new each class!

Workshop : Advanced Scene Study, One Acts

For Ages 7th - 12th

February 22, 2020-March 7, 2020 (Saurdays @ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

This workshop is for serious acting students who want to explore some of scene study through one acts from recent playwrights. Students will devote time to a deeper connection and the rich use of language, layered characters, mature content and themes, resonance and imagery, and so much more!    

Technical : Set Design 101

For Ages 7th - 12th

March 14, 2020-March 21, 2020 (Saturdays @ 10:0am - 12:00am) Casa del Prado Building

Learn how to bring a story to life through creating the environment on stage. Students will learn design concepts and work together to brainstorm, research, sketch ideas, and create a scenic model for a play and present their final project. This workshop will will be very hands on.  Bring your designing mindset!  This is for all levels of designers; art skills are not required.

Acting/Movement : Singing While Dancing!

For Ages 5th - 12th

January 26, 2020-February 2, 2020 (Sundays @ 9:00am - 11:00am) Casa del Prado Building

Most musical theatre repertoire is rich in large ensemble numbers in which actors must sing and dance at the same time in order to convey the story line. This workshop is dedicated to diving into this unique skill set that only musical theatre performers use! Discuss breath control, marking, body mapping, energy conservation, and how facial expressions and diction play into mastering this skill.

Training : Aide in Training

For Ages 9th - 12th

January 18, 2020-February 15, 2020 (Saturdays@ 9:00am - 11:00am) Casa del Prado Building

This class is the first step in a training series for potential hire at Junior Theatre as a teaching aide. This class is mandatory for students under 18 who wish to apply to be an aide. This class will cover policies, procedures, inclusion training and how to work with children. Attendance is mandatory and no conflicts will be accepted. Test on final day is a requirement. Part two will be an internship in the Spring, first session for potential hire is Summer 2019. Students must be 15 years or older to participate.   This class meets January 18,25 & February 1,8,15, 2020


San Diego Junior Theatre
Winter Camps 2020

Balboa Park

December 23, 2019 - January 10, 2020

All Balboa Park Campus camps are held in the Casa del Prado Building. Camp specifics are subject to change without notice.

**Camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Campers will have four classes each day: acting, voice, dance, and a theatre specialty topic. Campers will be split into teams based on the grade they are entering in the fall. It is not possible for campers to be placed on a team that is above their grade level. There are presentations for families on the last day of every camp session.

***Aftercare is available daily for $15 per day from 3-5pm. There is no pre-registration required.

Cancellations/Refunds: Cash refunds (less $25.00 service charge per child, per class or camp) are available up until seven days prior to the start of class or camp, after which time no refund is given. If Junior Theatre must cancel a class or camp due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Note: Once a child has auditioned for a play in Balboa Park, there are no refunds or tuition credit granted. Any discounts must be taken at the time of the order; no retroactive discounts or refunds/credits will be granted.

We offer multi-class and sibling discounts. Call (619) 239-1311 for more information. Please note, no discounts can be taken online.

Please register early; camps fill quickly.

*A $2.00 online registration fee will be applied at checkout.

Registration Form    Tuition Assistance Form

Camps : Winter Break Camp – Session 1

For Ages Kindergarten - 6th

December 23, 2019-December 27, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

There will be no camp on Dec 24th & 25th, 2019

Camps : Winter Break Camp – Session 2

For Ages Kindergarten - 6th

December 30, 2019-January 3, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

There will be no camp on December 31st & January 1, 2020

Camps : Winter Break Camp – Session 3

For Ages Kindergarten - 6th

January 6, 2020-January 10, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building


San Diego Junior Theatre
Fall Camps 2019

Balboa Park

November 25, 2019 - November 27, 2019

All Balboa Park Campus camps are held in the Casa del Prado Building. Camp specifics are subject to change without notice.

**Camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Campers will have four classes each day: acting, voice, dance, and a theatre specialty topic. Campers will be split into teams based on the grade they are entering in the fall. It is not possible for campers to be placed on a team that is above their grade level. There are presentations for families on the last day of every camp session.

***Aftercare is available daily for $15 per day from 3-5pm. There is no pre-registration required.

Cancellations/Refunds: Cash refunds (less $25.00 service charge per child, per class or camp) are available up until seven days prior to the start of class or camp, after which time no refund is given. If Junior Theatre must cancel a class or camp due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Note: Once a child has auditioned for a play in Balboa Park, there are no refunds or tuition credit granted. Any discounts must be taken at the time of the order; no retroactive discounts or refunds/credits will be granted.

We offer multi-class and sibling discounts. Call (619) 239-1311 for more information. Please note, no discounts can be taken online.

Please register early; camps fill quickly.

*A $2.00 online registration fee will be applied at checkout.

Registration Form    Tuition Assistance Form

Workshop : Deep Dive into Dialects Workshop

For Ages 7th - 12th

October 5, 2019-October 12, 2019 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the fundamentals of pronunciation in RP (standard British), Brooklyn and American Southern dialects. Practice reading scenes and monologues in a variety of accents, while maintaining the character-infused inflections and projection appropriate when speaking for the stage

Workshop : Rock Vocals for Musicals Workshop

For Ages 5th - 12th

November 16, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn how to sing in a rock-and-roll style that will help students prepare for Naked Mole Rat auditions coming up this winter. Also, review songs from a few other popular Broadway productions that include rock vocals, such as Hair, Rent, Spring Awakening, Grease and more.

Break Camps : Thanksgiving Break Camp

For Ages Kindergarten - 6th

November 25, 2019-November 27, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

 
San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.

San Diego Junior Theatre educational programs and productions are made possible in part by show ticket sales, class and camp registrations, and public contributions. Major funding is provided by the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the San Diego Junior Theatre Auxiliary.

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