Registration Now Open for Talespinner Children’s Theatre Spring Youth Theatre Arts Classes!!!
Executive Artistic Director Alison Garrigan of Talespinner Children’s Theatre has announced that registration for the spring educational programming is now open. TCT recently presented a production of “The Magic Flute” that was kid and adult approved. Talespinner Children’s Theatre is a Cleveland based theater company whose mission is to develop and produce imaginative, original, collaborative and interactive professional works geared for companies made up of children.
There will be eight classes geared for three age groups of children: Pre-schoolers (ages 3-5), Kids (ages 6-10) and Early Teen (ages 11-14). The Spring sessions will begin on March 16 and run through May 11.
The times will be as follows:
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Kids and Early Teens
Saturdays 10:00 a.n. to 1:00 p.m.
All classes will be held at Talespinner Children’s Theatre at the Reinberger Auditorium, 5209 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio.
Classes will be taught by qualified theatre professionals and cover topics ranging from storytelling around the world to comedic improvisation, puppetry, character development and movement.
The cost of an eight-week session for pre-schoolers is $75. Kids and early teens will be enrolled in three classes for eight weeks at a total cost of $200.
Ask about our “sibling discount!” Interested parents or students may register online at www.talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org or via phone at 216.264.9680.
Pre-school Classes (Ages 3-5)
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Once Upon a Time There Was…
Children are allowed to explore their imaginations and to create through puppetry, voice, storytelling, games and movement how to tell a story. This expands each child’s creativity while at the same time teach such life skills as focused listening, working with others, self awareness and positive play.
Kids (Ages 6-10)
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Improv: A Sense of Play
By using such tools as improvisation, games and practice, children learn how to develop their personal characters, getting along with others on stage and allowing others space to grow.
The Art of Moving
Children are taught the use of non-verbal communication in order to act out exciting stories while learning the importance of stage movement.
Using a series of theater games and exercises, children are taught how to use puppets and character focus to tell a story as a group. The exercises are designed to heighten learning and group interaction while fostering confidence in the individual child.
Early Teens (Ages 11-14)
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Move Your Body
Using the natural energy that children are blessed with, they are taught to use the entire body to loosen up and fun acting on the stage.
Different People, Different Show
By using the same story but with different puppets, children learn through theater games and exercises how the use of different characters can change the style and presentation of a production.
Improvisation: And you are…?
This involves building a “troupe” that through games, scene-building and creative work the students learn the basics of improvisation and how to tell a story as a group through this freshly taught technique of improv.
About Talespinner Children Theatre
TCT is a Cleveland-based company that develops and produces highly imaginative, original, collaborative and interactive professional works for children that also stimulate creative growth in its artists. At any time, these pieces may involve acting, dance, music, puppetry, tumbling, drumming, and numerous other artistic disciplines as imagined by the artistic teams working with and for TCT, and are open to all creative possibility. TCT presents its second season with The Tinderbox, April 6th through April 23rd, The Emperor’s Ears, June 15th through July 6th, and Adventures in Slumberland, November 30th through December 22nd. TCT’s aim is to bring theatre to the community in its fullest form providing excitement, growth and joy for all who are involved in and/or touched by its work.
TCT strives to reach across socio-economic, cultural and traditional boundaries to help awaken and bring better understanding by opening eyes, ears, hearts and imaginations in the young people (and artists) of Cleveland and its surrounds.
TCT creates work that remembers that children are smaller people, not lesser people.
For more information email email@example.com or call 216.264.9680.