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BCT Academy of Performing Arts

Summer 2014 Academy

The Academy of Performing Arts at the Birmingham Children's Theatre, one of the nation's oldest and largest professional theaters for children, draws on a six decade legacy of educating and entertaining over twelve million children. Our curriculum instills fundamental childhood growth skills: teamwork, interpersonal communication, reading, comprehension, self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership; while fostering creativity, imagination and a playful curiosity. Academy instructors are highly qualified, working theatre professionals. Class enrollments are limited to ensure that your child will have access to one-on-one instruction. BCT Academy sessions culminate with a performance piece involving every child.

Registration Information

The BCT Summer Academy of Performing Arts is now accepting advance registrations for the 2014 Term. Classes are grouped by age, and any child ages 4K-10th Grade is eligible to attend. Previous acting experience is not necessary! Classes are guided by the Acting Techniques established by Richard Boleslavsky in the Stanislavski tradition. In addition to the specific Goals and Focus (noted below), each class will utilize singing, dancing, storytelling, reading, staging, designing and socializing as its core theatre curriculum. The BCT Academy limits class enrollment, ensuring your child will have access to one-on-one instruction. Advance registration is encouraged, as many class levels will fill up early. Maximum 16 students per class. No Audition Required. Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2014. Download registration information here.

*If registering online, please add your child's name to the "note" section.

 

Class Level
Age (Grade)
Meeting Time
Tuition
ACT ONE: Little Ones  Upcoming 4K-5K One Week Session:                                 
$225
Meets Monday-Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm,

June 16-20, 2014   SOLD OUT!

or June 23-27, 2014 SOLD OUT!

Goals & Focus: Acting and Dancing! This class will instill the acting basics of Concentration and the Development of the Five Senses necessary for actors.
 
ACT TWO: Primary Upcoming 1st & 2nd Graders One Week Session:                                 
$225
Meets Monday-Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm,

June 16-20, 2014     SOLD OUT!

or June 23-27, 2014 SOLD OUT!

Goals & Focus: Building on Concentration and the Five Senses, students will discover how to draw on their Memory of Emotions when working on stage.
 
ACT THREE: Ensemble Upcoming 3rd & 4th Graders Two Week Session:
Meets Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm, 
July 7-11 & July 14-18, 2014
Goals & Focus: Maintaining work on Concentration, the Five Senses and Memory of Emotion, students will learn to identify and utilize Dramatic Action in rehearsal and performance.
 
ACT FOUR: Supporting  Upcoming 5th, 6th & 7th Graders Two Week Session:
Meets Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm, 
July 7-11 & July 14-18, 2014
Goals & Focus: Continuing with Concentration, the Five Senses, Memory of Emotion and Dramatic Action, students will explore various Characterization techniques in their stage work.
 
ACT FIVE: Principals Upcoming 8th, 9th & 10th Graders Two Week Session:
Meets Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm, 
July 7-11 & July 14-18, 2014
Goals & Focus: This course will introduce Observation and Rhythm to the acting process as students work to prepare materials for school and community auditions.

 

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2014.

To Register: Download the application HERE and return it by mail or fax. You may also call Stephen Pierce at 205-458-8185 or e-mail Jen Lane for detailed information.