Registration has begun for the fall session of West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts at Uptown! that begins Sept. 21. Classes are planned for students just beginning to explore theatrical fun, those hoping to build upon skills or talents, and advanced students planning to pursue theatre in the professional industry.
WCStudio follows the mantra, “exploration and connection leads to authenticity.” By exploring the imagination and engaging in creative exercises, as well as connecting to the inner voice, students arrive at an authentic character that brings truth to any performance.
WCStudio maintains small groups, with a maximum student/teacher ratio of 12 to 1, to allow each student the opportunity to hone their skills and let them shine. Experienced teaching artists introduce key theatre games and exercises to support techniques, fostering skills that students will continue to use both on and off stage.
“Becoming a better actor means becoming a better communicator,” said Director Therese Walden Murphy. “It’s never too late to become a stronger human being.”
Fall classes include compelling titles like:
- Dramatic Youngsters for age 3 to kindergarten
- FUNdamentals of Theater for Grades K-2
- Broadway Kids Cabaret for Grades 2-4
- Musical Theater Dance for Grades 5-12
- Acting for the Camera for Grades 6-12
Creative Acting, Improvisation, and West Chester Singers – and even more classes – are offered for young performers in several age groups. Adult Acting and Improv was developed especially for the young at heart. New this fall, WCStudio will audition for its holiday show, The Bullies Christmas Carol, and its semi-professional musical production of James and the Giant Peach in January 2020.
WCStudio classes are led by professionals who believe in nurturing skills and talents of the next generation of theatre artists. The talented staff includes trained actors, directors, musical directors, choreographers, and vocal instructors, which gives students the opportunity to learn from the best.
Click here to register for classes in this award-winning program.