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Classes and Workshops

Students – children and adults alike – come through our doors with their own reasons for attending an acting class. Some want to enhance their acting training and technique, some want to gain confidence in their skills, some want to meet people with similar interests, some just want to try something new.

No matter the reason, students of all ages and experience levels are welcome at QCT. Here they will find classes taught by trained theatre professionals, as well as a safe space to explore and deepen their understanding of the performing arts.

Upcoming Classes

Summer 2016

**Grades are what a student will enter Fall 2016**

Ages 4-5

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Rising Stars

August 1-5 | 5 Sessions
10-11:30 AM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Do you have future superstars at home waiting to show off their talents to the world? Give them their first taste of the performing arts with this exciting class. Together, we will learn how to create a play through stories, games, and songs.

Tuition $50 | 9 Punches

Grades 1-3

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Diggin’ Dinosaurs

June 20-24 | 5 Sessions
9 AM-12 PM
Guest Instructor: Nik Whitcomb

Become one of the most legendary creatures to ever walk the land. In this class, we will use books and movies to learn about and transform into legendary dinosaurs to tell prehistoric stories from their ferocious eyes.

Tuition $99 | 30 Punches

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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Kung Fu Panda

July 5-8 | 4 Sessions
1-4 PM
Guest Instructor: Nik Whitcomb

Expand your horizons with Po and the Furious 5 as we tell stories with the help of these fierce animal warriors. We will take influences from the characters and storylines in the popular movies to create and show our own action-packed Kung Fu adventure.

Tuition $80 | 24 Punches

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Star Wars: Padawan Training

June 27-July 1 | 5 Sessions
9 AM-12 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Nik Whitcomb

Gather, young Padawans!  Come experience an introduction to acting that combines body, voice, and imagination with the wonders of the Star Wars series. This class is a great way for your future Jedi to tell intergalactic stories through the performing arts.

Tuition $99 | 30 Punches

Grades 4-6

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Star Wars: Jedi Masters

June 27-July 1 | 5 Sessions
1-4 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Nik Whitcomb

The Force is strong with this class! Students will train with more advanced acting techniques to hone their power onstage and become Jedi Masters. Using the saga as inspiration, we will build our own characters and stories to find our place in the Star Wars universe.

Tuition $99 | 30 Punches

Grades 4-8

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Introduction to Theatre Design

Quincy Community Theatre & Quincy Art Center
Grades 4-8
July 18-21 | 4 Sessions
1-4 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Vicki Sandercock

Unleash your inner artist!  In this class, we will learn how to create the amazing scenery, costumes and props like the ones you see onstage. Students will have the opportunity to interact with working theatre designers and create some theatrical projects of their own.  Mon. & Thurs. at QCT, Tues. & Wed. at the Art Center.

Tuition $90

Grades 7-9

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Acting for Film

June 21-23 | 3 Sessions
1-4 PM
Guest Instructor: Nik Whitcomb

Have you ever dreamed of being in the next big movie or TV show? Are you curious about what it’s like to act in front of a camera instead of an audience? Learn from a professional what it’s really like to be an actor in films and discover how to transition from the stage to the silver screen.

Tuition $80 | 24 Punches

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Shake it Off

Shake It Off!: Movement for Actors

July 11-15 | 5 Sessions
1-4 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Acting onstage requires tons of big choices and physicality. Come explore movement techniques that will get you and your body ready for your next big show! This class will help improve both your acting performance and character development.

Tuition $99 | 30 Punches

Grades 10-12

Improv

Improv

July 5-8 | 4 Sessions
1-4 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Can you make people laugh? Are you good at thinking on your feet? Do you want to become great at both!? Explore the fast-paced world of improvised comedy! Together, we’ll work as an ensemble to create our own hilarious characters and scenes that will prep you for future improv work.

Tuition $80 | 24 Punches

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Musical Theatre Repertoire

July 25-29 | 5 Sessions
1-4 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Elizabeth Mannhardt

Make your next big musical audition a winning one! In this class, we will learn how to act out musical pieces, expand your repertoire, and find the perfect audition song. Perfect for any student interested in college theatre programs!

Tuition $99 | 30 Punches

Adults (Ages 18+)

Great Female Playwrights

Play of the Week Club: Great Female Playwrights

Thursdays: June 30-August 4 | 6 Sessions
5:30-6:30 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Women have played a major role in shaping society through the arts. In this class, we will read and discuss important theatrical works by female playwrights throughout history, including Fun Home, The Clean House, God of Carnage, and more!  Regardless of your theatre experience, this class is a great way to explore the power of women in the arts!

Tuition $70

Interested high school students may apply with permission from the instructor.

Unique Summer Courses & Camps

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Recommended for Students Ages 8-12 on the Autism Spectrum
July 5-8 | 4 Sessions
10 AM-12 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Nik Whitcomb

Once upon a time, there was a class about the most beloved fairy tales in all the land! Designed for students ages 8-12 on the autism spectrum*, we will engage in creative activities while learning public speaking, eye contact, and other important skills. This class is a great way for your student to make new friends and explore the arts!

Tuition $55 | 16 Punches

*Note: Students on the autism spectrum are welcome in all QCT classes!

 

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Basic Training (Grades 1-4)

August 8-12 | Showcase August 13
8:30 AM-12 PM
Registration Deadline: July 15

Camp Instructor: Kelsey Celek

This class is designed for younger students who aspire to be a part of our Triple Threat Boot Camp. Students will rotate between classes in singing, acting, and dancing in preparation for musical theatre performances. Basic Training students will perform in select scenes in the Triple Threat Boot Camp Showcase.

Tuition $99 | 40 Punches + $20 T-Shirt/Tickets Fee

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Triple Threat Boot Camp (Grades 5-12)

August 8-12 | Showcase August 13
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Registration Deadline: July 15

Camp Instructors
Showcase Director: Kelsey Celek
Acting Instructor: Brandon Thomsen
Voice Instructor: Megan Miller-Masterman
Dance Instructor: Lauren Morgan
Accompanist: Hedy Rothfuss

Attention! We are seeking students ready for an intense week of training in singing, acting, and dancing. Intended for the serious performer, the Triple Threat Boot Camp is a week-long workshop instructing students in the musical theatre disciplines. Students are divided into age-appropriate levels, working in the mornings with professionals in the arts to become top-notch performers. In the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal for a Jazz Musical revue at the end of the week. Even the most experienced performer will find this camp to be invaluable! Tuition includes a t-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the showcase.

Tuition $175 | 80 Punches + $20 T-Shirt/Tickets Fee

To Apply

Please hand-write us a letter, explaining why you would enjoy being a part of the Triple Threat Boot Camp or Basic Training. Please be as specific as you can—don’t hesitate to give examples of why you enjoy performing, and perhaps include some past experiences you’ve had with acting, singing, or dance. The registration form must be accompanied by this letter.

For students new to QCT, please include the contact info of a non-relative to serve as a reference.

Submission of the registration form and letter does not automatically guarantee a place for the student in the camp. Do not include payment with the registration form. Families will be contacted by July 22 as to whether or not the child has been accepted into the camp. Payment is due upon the student’s acceptance into the camp, no later than July 29. All students accepted into the camp are required to attend the orientation meeting with at least one parent on August 5 at 5:30pm.