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Biola Youth Theatre Classes


Summer 2019 Skill Class Offerings

There are limited number of openings available for each class. To register, call the BYT office: (562) 906-4574. Registration opens May 1, 2019.


Acting for Musical Theatre

Ages 14–18

This class focuses on the fundamentals of basic acting techniques, interpreting songs and building a 3-dimensional character in context of musical theatre. Whether you are in ensemble or a lead actor or dancer, this class is for you. Bring the lyrics of an audition song with you to class, and wear rehearsal clothes that you can move in. Wear tennis shoes and bring jazz shoes if you have them.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, July 30 and Thursday, August 1, 3–5 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age
Instructors: Michele Stevens
Enrollment Cap: 40
Materials: Audition song lyrics
Deadline to Register:July 29

Dance Technique

Ages 10–13

This class is geared toward the younger dancer seeking to have a better understanding of dance technique and how to apply that technique towards musical theatre dance.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, July 24, 2:30–4 p.m.
Cost: $18
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age, presently enrolled in Young Players, jazz shoes or jazz sneakers, rehearsal clothes
Instructor: Rebekah Bortot
Enrollment Cap: 25
Deadline to Register:July 23

Dance Technique

Ages 14–18

This class is for dancers of all levels who want to improve their technique and learn how to apply storytelling and acting principles to dance while learning original choreography from some of Broadway's most influential choreographers.

Dates & Times: Monday, July 29, 2:30–4 p.m.
Cost: $18
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age, jazz shoes or jazz sneakers, rehearsal clothes
Instructor: Rebekah Bortot
Enrollment Cap: 25
Deadline to Register:July 26

Voice

Ages 11–13

Intermediate vocal skills not covered in Young Players Camp for those that wish to augment their technique. Breath control is covered extensively.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, July 23, 2:30–4 p.m.
Cost: $18
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age, must be presently enrolled in Young Players
Instructor: Eileen O’Hern
Enrollment Cap: 15
Deadline to Register:July 22

Vocal Audition Workshop

Ages 14–18

This class will focus on preparing students for a vocal audition, including discussion of song selection, presentation and brief coaching on an audition song of the student’s choosing, all in a workshop setting. Students must bring sheet music with both piano and voice parts for their selected song to the class, and prepare in advance to sing at least an excerpt of the song from memory.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, July 31, 3–5 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age
Instructor: Eileen O’Hern
Enrollment Cap: 15
Materials: Sheet music with piano and vocal parts
Deadline to Register:July 29