MTC students may also enroll in Hip Hop, Modern, Pointe (with teacher permission) and Improv at no additional cost.
Acting 1: Fundamentals (FALL)
This class covers the fundamentals of acting through exercises and scene work. Students will explore the physical, vocal, emotional and technical aspects of acting.
Acting II: Character Study and Analysis (SPRING)
In this class students will learn about character motivation and developing a character. Through the study of written material, research and critical thinking, students will also learn to develop a comprehensive character analysis.
Each semester this class will rehearse and perform a full-length musical. Students will be instructed in every aspect of the production process. Auditions will be held during the second week of class. All enrolled students will be cast in the production.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance technique. Solid training in this genre will allow a performer to easily adjust to the various dance styles seen in dance and musical theatre industries. Our classes place equal emphasis on technique, alignment, terminology and execution as well as musicality and a love of the art form. All students will take two ballet classes per week. Placement will be determined by Cheryl Morris, Director of Dance.
Jazz classes study a variety of styles within the genre of jazz - classical technique, contemporary dance, and lyrical jazz. These classes build on the foundation a student gains through ballet and teaches them to use their technique as they explore different steps and styles. Students will work on strength and flexibility, as well as the execution of various kicks, leaps, and turns. Combinations will be used to develop performance skills. Placement will be determined by Cheryl Morris, Director of Dance.
Tap focuses on developing rhythm and speed through intricate footwork. Tap is an integral part of many Broadway musical and a student with a solid training in this area will have more options available to them. Students will learn proper execution and rhythm for steps, as well as the ability to execute steps at various speeds. Placement will be determined by Cheryl Morris, Director of Dance.
Students will study the basic elements of tonal music; scales, key signatures and chord patterns. Practical applications of the use of music theory in musical theatre will also be made.
Students will receive instruction on vocal production and placement, breathing techniques, diction, tone and ear training. Students will study vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing. Instruction will also be given in music theory and performance skills.
Lessons are 1/2 hour per week.