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Vancouver Classes

Fall - 2023

Vancouver Classes

Registration for Fall 2023 classes is closed.  Stay tuned for more information about Winter classes.

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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 listed with a * have prerequisites.  Please read the class description for details before registering.
  3. 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.
  4. Classes fill quickly, and may fill before this page is updated. Remember to list your second choice class!
  5. 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.
  6. Classes and teachers are subject to change, depending on enrollment and availability.
  7. At the end of each 8-week session, there is a showcase performance.  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

  • Early Registration: $280.00** when you register by Tuesday, August 22nd
  • Standard Registration: $295.00**
  • **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.
  • Registration information and restrictions, including our Refund Policy can be found here.
  • Students, ages 8-18, enrolled in a class are eligible to audition for a show. There is a $165 Production Fee for those who are cast in the show.  Crew members do not pay a fee. For general information about auditions, click here.

 

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Monday Classes List - Fall - 2023

Journey Troupers (ages 6-7) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Noelle Thuillier

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! This age group is not eligible to audition for the session production.

Foundations of Drama (ages 8-12) 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 Voice (ages 8-12 ) 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.

Foundations of Dance (ages 8-12 ) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Jessie Pick

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: Mary Poppins (ages 9-14) *

Teacher: Lauren Rogers

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

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!

Makeup for the Stage (ages 12-18) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Abbie Van Boxtel

Create a masterpiece using an actor’s face as a canvas! Grab your makeup kit and brush to produce basic stage makeup as well as specialty features like old age, facial hair and dirty face. Stretch your creativity even further when you learn how to make a person look like an animal. This class has an additional $20 materials fee, so total registration cost will be $315 ($300 with early registration).

Leading Roles (ages 11-18) * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Briana Mahoney

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Voice

Want to learn how to perform a specific character type? Then this is the class for you! The focus of this class will change from session to session. We will offer instruction to help master various vocal styling for character types, such as: Villains, Ingénues, Romantic leads as well as specialty characters like animals. This class will particularly focus on leading roles.

STUDIO: Musical Theater (ages 13-18) * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Chelsea Pitel

Pre-Requisite: By Audition Only

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.  If you participated in the Musical Theater Studio program in a previous season, you are still eligible to audition!  Returning students will receive new and more challenging material in order to continue your growth as a performer. Learn More and sign up for an audition. Auditions are 8/21/2023. This class will meet from 6:00-9:00pm.


Tuesday Classes List - Fall - 2023

Foundations of Drama (ages 8-12 ) 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 (ages 11-18) CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Carrie Stuart

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 12-18)

Teacher: Colleen Schoonover

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: Michael McCormic

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.

Beginning Tap (ages 11-18) * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Jeanna Reed

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Dance

From Broadway classics like 42nd Street to modern works like Bring in da Noise, Bring in a Funk, tap dancing has electrified the musical theater scene for decades. From the stage to the street, tap brings rhythm alive and infuses music into the heart of the performer and the audience. This class will focus on building the strength and muscle memory for the foundational steps and putting them into fun combination steps! Tap shoes are required.

Intermediate Acting: Villains (ages 8-12) *

Teacher: Jeremy Landes

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.

Beginning Improv (ages 11-18) *

Teacher: Myronie McKee

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Drama

Create drama, humor and stories on the spot. This class will give you the basic principles of improvisation and give you the confidence to embrace everything that is thrown at you when you don’t have a script in your hands. Learn team building skills that will strengthen your ability to play with your partners on stage. In this class, which focuses on short-form improv, you will learn how to live “in the moment” and confidently say “Yes!” to anything.

STUDIO: Improv (ages 13-18) * CLASS IS FULL

Teacher: Cole Peterson

Pre-Requisite: By Audition Only

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! Learn More and Sign up for an Audition. Auditions are 8/22/2023. This class will meet from 6:00-9:00pm.