Biola Youth Theatre Classes


Summer 2017 classes are being offered!

The Biola Youth Theatre team strives to provide all participants with the opportunity to expand their learning and develop their skills. Please see the list of courses below for details on Summer 2017 class offerings. There are limited number of openings available for each class.

To register, call the BYT office: (562) 906-4574.


Acting for Musical Theatre

Ages 14-18

If you have ever wanted to learn more about how to act in a musical, this class is for you. Focusing on fundamentals of basic acting techniques, interpreting songs, and building a character, this class will help you to better understand what it takes to perform in a musical whether you are in ensemble or a lead actor. Bring the lyrics of an audition song with you to class.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 3, 3–5 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age
Instructors: Lori Shanebeck, Daniel Nakawatase
Enrollment Cap: 40
Materials: Audition song lyrics

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: Tuesday, July 25, 2:15–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $18
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age, Presently enrolled in Young Players, Jazz Shoes or Jazz Sneakers, Rehearsal Clothes
Instructor: Michele Stevens
Enrollment Cap: 25

Dance Technique

Ages 14-18

Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing, to executing skills properly in a routine. Strong technique extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style. This class will give you a workout in basic to intermediate technique for musical theater.

Dates & Times: Wednesday July 26, 3–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age, Jazz Shoes or Jazz Sneakers, Rehearsal Clothes
Instructor: Michele Stevens
Enrollment Cap: 25

Dance Technique

Ages 14-18

Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing, to executing skills properly in a routine. Strong technique extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style. This class will give you a workout in basic to intermediate technique for musical theater.

Dates & Times: Wednesday August 2, 3–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Rancho
Requirements: Age, Jazz Shoes or Jazz Sneakers, Rehearsal Clothes
Instructor: Michele Stevens
Enrollment Cap: 25

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: Wednesday, July 26, 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

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: Thursday, July 27, 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

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 for their selected song to the class, and prepare in advance to sing at least an excerpt of the song from memory.

Dates & Times: Monday, 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

Fall 2017 classes

The Biola Youth Theatre team strives to provide all participants with the opportunity to expand their learning and develop their skills. Please see the list of courses below for details on Fall 2017 class offerings. There are limited number of openings available for each class.

Have questions? Please call the BYT office: (562) 906-4574.


Get back in shape and ready for auditions!

4-week dance technique series

Dates: Wednesdays, August 16, 23, 30, September 6
Age/Levels/Times:
Ages 14–18, Beginner & Intermediate, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Ages 14–18, Intermediate & Advanced, 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: BYT Dance Studio
Cost: $60
Requirements: Jazz shoes

Dance Technique for Musical Theatre

8-week series

Dates: Tuesdays, October 17 – December 5
Age/Levels/Times: Ages 8–10, All Levels, 3–4 p.m.

Ages 11–13, Beginner & Intermediate, 4–5 p.m.
Ages 11–13, Intermediate & Advanced, 5–6 p.m.
Location: BYT Dance Studio
Cost: $96
Requirements: Jazz shoes

Tap for Musical Theatre

8-week series

Dates: Tuesdays, October 17 – December 5
Age/Levels/Times:
14–18 years, Beginner & Intermediate, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location:
BYT Dance Studio
Cost: $120
Requirements: Tap shoes

*All Fall classes listed must have a minimum of 8 students and maximum of 20 students.