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Vancouver Classes

Winter - 2024

Vancouver Classes

Winter 2024

Registration for Winter session is closed.  Stay tuned for information and registration for our Spring 2024 session!

Journey Theater classes are a great way to introduce young people to different aspects of the theater arts, and help students gain confidence and develop performance skills.


A few things to be aware of

  1. “Foundations of…” classes are our CORE CLASSES that serve as prerequisites for continuing on to other classes.
  2. Classes fill quickly, and may fill before this page is updated. Remember to list your second choice class!
  3. If the class you want to take is full, register for your second choice, and email office@journeytheater.org to be placed on the waiting list.
  4. Classes and teachers are subject to change, depending on enrollment and availability.
  5. On the last day of each 8-week session, there is a showcase performance.  Please let your teacher know as soon as possible if your student will not be able to participate in Showcase. In most cases, if a student misses the showcase, the class will not be added to their transcript and will need to be repeated if needed as a prerequisite for another class.

 

Fees and Payment Information

  • Financial Assistance is available! If you would like to apply, please fill out this form.
  • Early Registration: $290.00** when you register by Tuesday, December 19th
  • Standard Registration: $305.00**
  • **Additional fees: Some classes require additional fees or purchase of supplies (e.g. make-up kits or shoes).  See class description for details.
  • New Family Discount: Families enrolling a student for the first time are eligible for a discount for $25 off the total cost of registration. Enter the code FIRSTJOURNEY when registering online. This discount is given once per family.
  • All registrations must be paid in full, or payment arrangements confirmed, before a student will be enrolled in a class.  To ensure prompt enrollment, pay online when registering.
  • Students, ages 8-18, enrolled in a class are eligible to audition for a show. There is a $175 Production Fee for those who are cast in the show.  Crew members do not pay a fee. For general information about auditions, click here.

 

Refund Policy

  • There is a $25.00 service charge for cancellations, and a prorated amount charged for each class day that has passed.
  • No refunds will be given after the second week of class.
  • Students who audition for a production are NOT eligible for a refund.

 

Registration Requirements and Restrictions

  • Students must be enrolled in classes in order to audition for the session’s production(s).
  • Students must meet age requirements by the last day of the session (March 16, 2024).
  • Classes listed with a * have prerequisites.  Please read the class description for details before registering. If you have a question as to whether you meet the prerequisites for a class you’d like to take, please email the Journey Office.
  • Students are expected to attend all classes for the full scheduled class time.
  • Students can miss up to 2 classes. More than 2 absences may impact Showcase participation.
  • More than 2 absences and/or excessive tardies will also impact a student’s ability to be involved in a show the next time they take a class.

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Monday Classes List - Winter - 2024

Journey Troupers (ages 6-7) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Olivia Johnson

Let your imagination take flight into the world of theater through song, music, and dance. The fun never stops in Troupers and includes theater basics while learning the foundations of performing in a safe, encouraging environment. Let your child take the spotlight! Students enrolled in this class may audition only if they turn 8 by the last day of the session.

Foundations of Drama (ages 8-13) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Noah Benson

Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, theater games, and more! You’ll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray any character you choose!

Foundations of Dance (ages 8-14) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Lindsey Cunningham

1, 2, 3, 4 – Let’s get up and rock the floor! 5, 6, 7, 8 – Point your toes and stand up straight! Step up to the basic techniques that will prepare you to take on any form of dance. Whether you want to learn Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, or Ballroom, this class will give you the foundation you’ll need to succeed. This foundational class focuses on basic ballet and jazz dance.

Foundations of Voice (ages 8-14) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Micah McIlvain

Whether you sing in your church choir, along with Rock Band, or just in the shower, singing can be fun! Learn how to put those pipes to use with good technique and style. In this interactive class, students will learn the fundamental concepts and training of the voice, learn proper posture and breathing techniques, phrasing and how to stay on pitch. Students will develop the confidence they need to perform solos in showcase through an encouraging learning environment.

Characters: Harry Potter (ages 12-18) - 2 spaces left *

Teacher: Abbie Van Boxtel

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Drama

Get into the meat of the story through understanding common character types. Learn to investigate the design of the characters, their purpose in the story and their motivations. Learn techniques and exercises to become an authentic and believable rendition of the characters you’ve longed to play.

Duets & Harmonies (ages 10-18) * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Taylor Gonzaga

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Voice

Harmonize together! This class breaks down the process of harmonizing with another vocalist or in a group. Learn blending, balance, character relationships in duets as well as how to maintain part independence in canons and partner songs. Grow in confidence of music theory and harmonic structure to create basic chords within a duet, trio or ensemble!

Jazz (ages 9-13) * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Lauren Rogers

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Dance

Alright, dancers! It’s time to leap through Broadway’s most popular form of dance: Jazz! Kick up your knowledge of dance as you tackle the building steps while strengthening your foundation in basic techniques. This class will focus on style as we explore classic jazz. Jazz shoes are required.

STUDIO: Musical Theater * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Chelsea Pitel, Claire Barton, Melissa Bareford

Pre-Requisite: By Audition

The Journey Studio Musical Theater class is designed to challenge you in all areas of musical theater: singing, dancing, and acting. In this class, you will get more personalized instruction and material to help you develop into a triple-threat performer and prepare you for that musical theater grind. Auditions for the 2023-2024 year are over. Information about auditions for the 2024-2025 session will be published Summer 2024.


Tuesday Classes List - Winter - 2024

Foundations of Drama A (ages 8-10) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Cheri Hogan

Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, theater games, and more! You’ll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray any character you choose!

Foundations of Drama B (ages 11-18) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Jessica Dore

Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, theater games, and more! You’ll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray any character you choose!

Foundations of Voice (ages 10-18) - 3 spaces left

Teacher: Allene Goshey

Whether you sing in your church choir, along with Rock Band, or just in the shower, singing can be fun! Learn how to put those pipes to use with good technique and style. In this interactive class, students will learn the fundamental concepts and training of the voice, learn proper posture and breathing techniques, phrasing and how to stay on pitch. Students will develop the confidence they need to perform solos in showcase through an encouraging learning environment.

Foundations of Dance (ages 8-16) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Trina Volk

1, 2, 3, 4 – Let’s get up and rock the floor! 5, 6, 7, 8 – Point your toes and stand up straight! Step up to the basic techniques that will prepare you to take on any form of dance. Whether you want to learn Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, or Ballroom, this class will give you the foundation you’ll need to succeed. This foundational class focuses on basic ballet and jazz dance.

Musical Theater: Alice in Wonderland (ages 9-14) - 10 spaces left *

Teacher: Olivia Johnson

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Drama, Foundations of Dance, Foundations of Voice

It’s time to put it all together! Dancing, acting, and singing all work together to create the magical world of musical theater. Start the journey to becoming a triple threat by learning how to combine all the basic skills you learned in previous Core Classes into one show-stopping showcase!

Hollywood Swordfighting (ages 12-18) - 2 spaces left

Teacher: David Bareford

Arm yourself with the flashing blades and debonair style of the swashbuckling legends of Hollywood! Using fanciful techniques pulled from classic cinema, this class will teach you to fence with light swords in true heroic style, including dramatic, ground-covering footwork, impressive weapon flourishes, and even how to take on multiple opponents with poise, style, and devil-may-care nonchalance. Of course, the class also stresses the underlying principles of safety, illusion, and story that make any kind of stage combat effective, and emphasizes the perfect form that is the hallmark of the skilled hero.

STUDIO: Improv * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Cole Peterson and Maggie Peterson

Pre-Requisite: By Audition

The Improv Studio is a space for those who love the craft of improvisational theatre. In this course we will work towards a deep understanding of CROW (Character, Relationship, Objective, and Where), not only analyzing how it affects improv, but also how it interacts with theater and our lives at large. We will apply this knowledge to the process of developing and telling stories all on the spot. To keep it interesting, we will be filtering these stories through a wide variety of games. These will come from a slew of categories- hoop, verbal restriction, guessing, storytelling, musical, and more. You will quickly learn how to differentiate these categories, along with the games that fit within them. This course will bolster your skills as an actor, teach you an abundance about the art of storytelling, and boost the confidence you bring to all areas of life- big promises, but we can assure you, they are true! Auditions for the 2023-2024 year are over. Information about auditions for the 2024-2025 session will be published Summer 2024.