Looking for summer drama offerings? Check out our B.O.S.S. program here!
|Early Childhood Music||1.5 - 3||Tuesday||10:45 - 11:15 a.m.|
|Broadway Babies||3 - 5||Tuesday||11:30 - 12:00 p.m.|
|How to Tell a Story||5 - 7||Saturday||9:15 - 10:00 a.m.|
|Broadway Bound||11 - 18||Saturday||10:00 - 10:50 a.m.|
|Creating a Character||8 - 11||Saturday||10:10 - 11:00 p.m.|
|Acting Academy||11 - 18||Saturday||11:00 - 1:00 p.m.|
|Song Writing||12+||Saturday||1:00 - 1:50 p.m.|
Classes must have minimum of 5 students enrolled to be offered. Max 10 participants per class.
Studio cleaning will take place after each class.
Alexis Riley: is the Cultural Arts Supervisor for the Decatur Park District, joining the staff in January 2019. Alexis has been dancing since she was 8 yrs. old, most recently at ISU where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management in 2017. Following graduation, she taught preschool – 8th grade dance at Holy Family Parish School in Peoria, Illinois. She joined the Park District dance faculty in January of 2018. “I absolutely love getting to know my students and share my passion for the art of dance with them. I am very excited to continue teaching in Decatur!”
Emma Taylor: is a Millikin University graduate and a current DMA graduate student at the University of Illinois. Dancing since age 3, Emma studied ballet with Barbara Degler (Mrs. D) and has also studied with Gretchen Burghart-Bice, Angela Miller, and Sean Morrisey. Emma has performed in many mainstage shows at Little Theatre on the Square and danced competitively with Jan’s Dance Studio as well, receiving the Outstanding Tap Performer Scholarship at the JUMP Dance Competition. Emma has been teaching dance for over 10 years. And is excited to be on staff for the summer at the ARC.
Will Koski: is no stranger to theatre, teaching and performing. His favorite credits include: Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival) Miss Me, Ripper the Musical and Monsignor O’Hara in Sister Act (Millikin University. Will is the recipient of the 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii best actor in a musical award and last year endeared himself to all of us as Assistant Director and Stage Manager for BOSS’s 2019 performances of Aladdin Kids and Mary Poppins. Will Koski is a rising senior at Millikin University, where is studying to receive a BFA in Musical Theatre. He is from Bloomington-Normal, IL.
Cole Burdick: Cole has been a part of the park district family for about 10 years now. He moved to Chicago for a year where he started working in early childhood music education. He has been working with kids in the arts in one way or another for about 6 years now. Cole is excited to be back home working with the park district again!