Performing Arts

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR ACTORS & SINGERS

13 yr olds + | Tuesdays | 2pm – 3pm | June 21 – July 26 (skip July 5) | @ Zeeland East Dance Studio, Room 301 | $25, Zeeland Resident | $37, Non-Resident | Instructor: Nancy Clyde, ZPS Dance Teacher

This class is designed for students who completed the fall or spring term Musical Theater Dance for Actors and Singers class or who have some previous dance experience. Dancers will explore musical theater movement in several styles. Each class will contain a warm-up, across the floor technique work, and a musical theater dance combination! Basic vocabulary will be reviewed and participants will be supported in expanding their vocabulary and skill to the next level. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

SUMMER DANCE TECHNIQUE FOR ACTORS & SINGERS

13 yr olds + | Wednesdays | 2pm – 3:30pm | June 20 – July 25 (skip July 4) | @ Zeeland East HS Dance Studio, Room 301 | $36, Zeeland Resident | $48, Non-Resident | Instructor: Nancy Clyde, ZPS Dance Teacher

This class will focus on developing the actor or singer as a more technical dancer. Class will begin with a traditional ballet barre including work on alignment, technique, and basic dance vocabulary. The second half of class will focus on jazz technique and will include progressive work on locomotor and nonlocomotor vocabulary including turns and leaps. Participants can expect to gain a better understanding of dance as a technical art form. This is an ideal class for actors and singers who are late to the formal study of dance technique. It will be a valuable experience for any
who hopes to be cast in theatrical productions. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

 

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP: THREE… TWO… ONE… SHOW!

10-18 yr olds | June 18-22 & June 25-29 | 1- 4pm | @ ZEHS, DeWitt Auditorium | Instructor: Jessica Fox | $175, Zeeland Resident | $187, Non-Resident

During this two-week camp, students will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a fun, play that will be entertaining for the entire family! Auditions will be held on Sat, May 12 from 9am – 12pm. Be sure register for auditions so that we know how many actors to plan for. (no cost to register for auditions). The cast list will be out by Monday, May 14 so that students can register for camp and begin working on memorizing their lines in advance. Once camp starts, we will have just 10 days to rehearse and then perform the fairy tale, A Walk in the Woods. Full of all of your favorite characters (Goldilocks, the Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and many more), this is a show that everyone is sure to love. All participants will receive a t-shirt. If you are interested in being involved in the behind the scenes aspect of a show, check out our “Summer Theater Camp: Behind the Scenes” opportunity  as well (see below). To register for the audition, click here. To register for the camp, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • Auditions: Saturday, May 12 | 9am – 12pm | Cityside MS, Lokers Auditorium (Free to Audition)
  • Performance: Friday, June 29 | 7pm | ZEHS, DeWitt Auditorium

 

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP: BEHIND THE SCENES

16-20 yr olds | June 18-22 & June 25-29 | 1- 4pm | @ ZEHS, DeWitt Auditorium | Instructor: Jessica Fox | $100, Zeeland Resident | $112, Non-Resident

If you have ever wondered what it takes to produce a show, then this extensive summer workshop is for you. You will have the opportunity to help stage a play starting with auditions all the way through the performance. Be prepared to help cast the show, plan and create a set, collect costumes and props and give direction to the cast as well as be a part of the tech and stage crew. All participant will receive a t-shirt. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • Auditions: Saturday, May 12 | 8:30am – 12:30pm | Cityside MS, Lokers Auditorium
  • Performance: Friday, June 29 | 7pm | ZEHS, DeWitt Auditorium

 

THEATER GAMES

7-18 yr olds | Saturdays | March 3 – 24 | @ Cityside Middle School, Chix Coop | Instructor: Jessica Fox

Theater is a lot of fun and there are tons of great games that can help you learn about theater and become a better actor. We will spend each Saturday playing games that support theater principles and increase improvisation skills. Our last Saturday will include a short showcase of the games we have played performed by the class. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • 7-10 yr olds: 9-10am | $28, Zeeland Resident | $40, Non-Resident
  • 11-14 yr olds: 10:30-11:45am | $35, Zeeland Resident | $47, Non-Resident
  • 15-18 yr olds: 1pm-2:30pm | $42, Zeeland Resident | $54, Non-Resident

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE

HS Students – Adults | Tuesdays | October, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ Cityside MS Choir Room | $24, Zeeland Resident | $36, Non-Resident

Improvisational Theatre is an excellent way to explore acting and to improve your acting skills. This class will teach the basic rules of improvisation and allow you to explore your silly side through theatre games designed to help you think on your feet. Designed for high school-aged students and adults. Program size is limited. Registration will open in August, 2018. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

7-18 yr olds | Saturdays | Oct 6 – 27 | @ Cityside Middle School, Chix Coop | Instructor: Jessica Fox | $30, Zeeland Resident | $42, Non-Resident

Discover what theater is all about while learning some basic skills needed to be successful on stage. This class is perfect for those who are curious about theater and want to have fun discovering more about it and also for those who want to improve their acting and understanding of theater. These classes will include lots of theater games and exercises, plus scene work and a lesson on theater history. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • 7-10 yr olds: 8:45-10:15am
  • 11-14 yr olds: 10:30am-12pm
  • 15-18 yr olds: 1:00pm-2:30pm

 

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR ACTORS & SINGERS

13-20 yr olds | Tuesdays | 6-7pm | Sept – Nov, 2018 Exact Dates TBD) | @ Zeeland East Dance Studio | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident | 

This class, led by ZPS performing arts teacher, Nancy Clyde, will introduce actors and singers to a formal study of movement. Several genres of dance will be introduced with an emphasis on preparing students for movement within musical theater productions. Special attention to styles and selections that will help performers improve their movement vocabulary for theatrical auditions. Program is designed for ages 13-20 (at least 8th grade). No experience is necessary. No special dance attire required. Participants should wear clothing comfortable for movement and should bring socks and athletic shoes. Program size is limited. Registration will open in August, 2018. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DANCE FOR ACTORS & SINGERS

14-20 yr olds | Tuesdays | 7-8pm | Sept – Nov, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ Zeeland East Dance Studio | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

This class, led by ZPS performing arts teacher, Nancy Clyde, is for dancers with a minimum level of three years of consistent dance and technical experience who have had some training in ballet, jazz, and contemporary movement. Participants should be interested in exploring intermediate to advanced musical theater combinations. Singing will be encouraged but not required.  Students will be exposed to several dance genres including ballet, tap and jazz as they apply to theatrical dance. Program is designed for ages 14-20 (at least 9th grade). Dancers should wear clothing comfortable for movement with dance apparel preferred. Ballet or jazz shoes required and character heels encouraged for ladies. Program size is limited. Registration will open in August, 2018.