Classes & Education

new3Registration is moving to online! You will still register for the Summer Camp & Audition Workshop by completing the Registration Form. All classes after that are moving to online registration to make things more convenient for you!

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CTA provides a wide range of theatre arts education, including:

  • Audition workshops, including the basics of how to audition and how to get noticed by the production team.
  • Workshops with multiple sessions in both fall and winter sessions, held weekly over 8 to 12 weeks period focusing on development of the total performer and ending with a performance for family, friends, and the general public.
  • Special masterclasses are presented periodically with highly regarded professionals in different areas of the theatre arts.
  • “Behind the Scenes” training is presented to all production participants and walks them through all the aspects of the physical theatre.

These programs give each participant the opportunity to learn the basics of theatre, expand their imagination, develop voice, dance and performance techniques, and much more. All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.


 

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KIDS CABARET                                                  Fee: $250

This week-long summer camp focuses on the three main components of musical theatre. Singing, dancing and acting! Your student will have a blast as they sing and dance to styles ranging from classic musical theatre to funky hip-hop. Students will build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes, and so much more! There will be a final performance for families and friends on CTA’s mainstage. The performance will take place on Friday during the last hour of camp. Don’t forget to send in a pre-washed t-shirt for your student to tie-dye and wear for the performance!

Ages 8-11, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Please choose only one session from the options below. Students may not register for multiple sessions.

  • Session 3- August 10-14* WAIT LIST ONLY. Call 410-757-2281 for details. *
  • Session 4- August 17-21

 

 

WEE KIDS CABARET                                                  Fee: $180

Do you have a little performer at home? We have the workshop for you! Students will meet others with similar interests and build social skills through singing, dancing and acting out our favorite stories. Students will gain insight on becoming a character and movement skills. There will be an exciting performance for friends and family during the last half hour on the final day of camp!

Ages 5-7

*Please choose only one session from the options below. Students may not register for multiple sessions.

  • Session 3- August 3-7 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. * WAIT LIST ONLY. Call 410-757-2281 for details.  *

Summer Camp 2014

 


Are you auditioning for CTA’s upcoming Fall production?  Sign up for:

CTA Audition Workshop

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Not sure what to expect at an audition? Want to really understand the process and what you can do to put your best foot forward? Come find out! You will learn how to: dress for an audition, warm-up and practice cold readings. You will also work on diction, projection, behavior and attitude. Learn basic theatre vocabulary and stage directions.

Get rid of those nerves or put them to good use, and have LOADS of fun doing it!  This is one of our most popular workshops. Don’t delay! Sign up today!

AGES: 10 – 18

WHEN: Saturday, August 15; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

TUITION: $75Tiffany Shannon

INSTRUCTOR: Tiffany Shannon

Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has performed professionally in MD & VA by the age of 10. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. She has performed on many stages and has been teaching voice, drama & dance for the past 15 years.

 


star-smiley-face-free-clipart-downloadRISING STARS WORKSHOP

Dancers will learn basic Broadway dance terms and steps in tap, jazz, and ballet that will be incorporated into fun choreographed dance excerpts from well known Broadway shows.  Performance will be on the last day during class time.  Dancers should wear dance attire and bring black tap shoes and black jazz shoes with their hair up and back.

AGES: 5 to 7

WHEN: Saturdays; 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (September 12 – October 31, 2015 … 8 sessions)

TUITION: $155.00

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Amy RinkINSTRUCTOR: Amy Rink

Amy is the director and owner of SPARK Center for Creative and Performing Arts.  She has a BFA degree in dance from Towson University. Amy has performed professionally in NYC as a principal dancer with Doris Humphrey Dance Company.  She has also performed with members of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and STEPs on Broadway.

 


DanceMUSICAL THEATRE DANCE CLASS 1 (Ages: 8 – 13)

Get ready to join in an innovative and exciting dance class that will prepare the students for their next audition/musical dance show. The class will touch on all the different terminology and techniques needed to master the many dance styles covered. Be prepared to put your best foot forward and fun in the process in the educational and enjoyable class!

 

AGES: 8 – 13

WHEN: Saturdays; 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (September 12 – October 31, 2015 … 8 sessions)

TUITION: $155.00Megan Murphy

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INSTRUCTOR: Megan Murphy

Megan has a BA in Musical Theare from James Madison University. She has trained at HB Studios, TVI Actor’s Studio and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.


DanceMUSICAL THEATRE DANCE CLASS 2 (Ages: 14 – 18)

Dancers will learn basic terms and technique in ballet, tap + jazz as well as work on their flexibility. You will be taught intermediate level dances to well known Broadway show tunes.  A performance will be on the last day during class time. Hair should be up and back off face. Proper dance attire needed. Bring a water bottle, pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes (not heel).

 

AGES: 14 – 18

WHEN: Saturdays; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (September 12 – October 31, 2015 … 8 sessions)

TUITION: $155.00

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INSTRUCTOR: Amy RinkAmy Rink

Amy is the director and owner of SPARK Center for Creative and Performing Arts.  She has a BFA degree in dance from Towson University. Amy has performed professionally in NYC as a principal dancer with Doris Humphrey Dance Company.  She has also performed with members of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and STEPs on Broadway.


SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOP

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BROADWAY ROCKS
Dancers will learn excerpts from the newest rockin’ Broadway musical. Ballet, tap, jazz combinations will be learned and performed at the end of the day to parents. Hair should be up and back, proper dance attire needed. Pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes needed. Bring a water bottle, lunch, snack.

GRADES: K – 5

WHEN: Friday, October 16; 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

TUITION: $95.00

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INSTRUCTOR: Amy RinkAmy Rink

Amy is the director and owner of SPARK Center for Creative and Performing Arts.  She has a BFA degree in dance from Towson University. Amy has performed professionally in NYC as a principal dancer with Doris Humphrey Dance Company.  She has also performed with members of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and STEPs on Broadway.


SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP

In this fun and fast-paced workshop, students will learn the basics of tackling Shakespeare. By exploring sonnets, monologues, and scenes by the world’s most famous playwright, students will begin to unlock the techniques behind classical work. From history and staging practices to vocal technique and text analysis, each young actor will walk away with a new-found appreciation for Shakespearean theatre.

AGES: 14 – 18

WHEN: Saturday, October 17; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TUITION: $120.00

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann TurianoAnnTuriano

Ann is an actor, director, and dramaturg based in Baltimore. Regionally, she has performed with Iron Crow, Single Carrot, Compass Rose, the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and Center Stage. Ann received her BA in Acting from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University and holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Central School of Speech and Drama, London.


PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

Tiffany Shannon

 

Through workshops students gain experience and knowledge in acting techniques, improvisation, characterization, movement, props, scenery, and much more. Production workshops conclude with a final performance on the Main Stage of the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. In production workshops, teamwork is a major focus and all participants are guaranteed a role. We encourage students with all levels of experience to attend.

*Please note: workshop productions are subject to change due to cast requirements and limitations.

 

NON-MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS               TUITION: $195.00

Transyl-Mania

By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus

Cue the lightning! Cue the thunder! It’s monster mayhem in this frightfully fun comedy! Transylvania Day School is where the kids of all the classic monster movie villains go to learn the tricks of the trade. There are vampires, mummies, werewolves, zombies, witches, Frankenstein’s daughter, the Invisible Man’s son, and even the Phantom of the Opera’s kid, all of them struggling to live up to their parents’ legendary examples. From science fair projects to cliques, these monsters struggle with the same stresses as typical kids. When a group of human students stumble upon the monster school thanks to a broken down bus, utter mayhem ensues. Far more silly than spooky, this comedy delivers both loads of laughs and a gentle message about befriending those who are different from us.

 

AGES: 7 – 15               Click here to register online

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, September 17, 2015 to November 19, 2015. Final performance on November 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

HOMESCHOOLERS AGES: 7 – 15               Click here to register online for the Homeschoolers group

WHEN: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, September 15, 2015 to November 17, 2015. Final performance on November 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS                   TUITION: $320.00

Space Pirates

  WINNER! 2015 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC  ✩      By Denver Casado and Betina Hershey

 

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

 

AGES: 7 – 11

Session 1: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Mondays, October 26, 2015 to February 1, 2016.  (No class November 23, November 30, and December 28.)  Final Performance at 6:30 p.m. February 2, 2016

              Click here to register online for Session 1

Session 2: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, October 21, 2015 to January 27, 2016.  (No class November 25, December 2, and December 30.)  Final performance at 5:00 p.m. February 3, 2016

              Click here to register online for Session 2

Session 3: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, October 21, 2015 to January 27, 2016.  (No class November 25, December 2, and December 30.)  Final performance at 7:00 p.m. February 3, 2016

              Click here to register online for Session 3

 

AGES: 11 – 16               Click here to register online for Ages: 11 – 16

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Mondays, October 19, 2015 to January 25, 2016.  (No class November 23, November 30, and December 28.)  Final Performance at 7:30 p.m. February 1, 2016


The Fine Print

Registration is required for all workshops and students must be a CTA member to participate. Memberships are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family. Click here to register online.

Students are required wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, flip-flops or skirts for the ladies.) Students are not allowed to bring cell phones, toys, games or other electronic devices. A telephone is available for emergency use.

All workshops are located at CTA’s theater in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email ctaeducationinfo@gmail.com or call us at 410-757-2281.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Minimum of 3 weeks prior to camp: Full refund minus the membership fee.
  • 2 weeks prior to camp: Refund minus $75 registration fee and membership fee.
  • First day of camp or later: No refund

Inclement Weather Policy: Workshops follow the Anne Arundel County School closings. If schools are closed or afternoon and evening activities are cancelled, the workshop is cancelled for the day. You can email ctaisfun@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

 

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