July 6 – July 30
The 4 week session is a great way to sample classes and to keep working on your technique! To register call 429-3472.
30/45 minute class
$35 ($30 with resident discount)
60 minute class
$40 ($35 with resident discount)
75/90 minute class
$45 ($40 with resident discount)
|Young Thespian||3 - 6||Thursday||9:30 - 10:15 a.m.|
|Comedy & Improv||6 - 11||Tuesday||1:30 - 2:30 p.m.|
|Comedy & Improv||11 - 18||Tuesday||2:45 - 3:45 p.m.|
|The Working Actor:|
History of Musical Theatre
|13+||Tuesday||4 - 5 p.m.|
|The Working Actor:|
|13+||Tuesday||5:30 - 6:30 p.m.|
|Adult Improv||16+||Tuesday||6:45 - 7:45 p.m.|
|Acting 101||10 - 18||Wednesday||3:30 - 4:30 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.
Young Thespian Class (3-6): Develop improv skills, developing characters, bringing favorite stories and characters to life.
Acting 101 (10 – 18).: Develop acting technique as well as explore concepts of theatre, tactics, acting tools.
Comedy and Improv (6-10) and (11-18): Learn and explore the tools of an improv actor using improv games, scripts and YouTube to develop solid comedy skills.
The Working Actor: The Audition (13+): Want to be a professional actor or are you headed to college? Classes will focus on how to put together material, develop a resume, and audition.
The Working Actor: History of Musical Theatre (13+): Class will introduce Musical Theatre buffs to a study of Musical Theatre, the genres, how to understand and discuss theatre.
Adult Improv: (16+) Learn and explore the tools of an improv actor using improv games, scripts and YouTube to develop solid comedy skills.
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.