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Kids & Teens Acting Program

What Makes SCR’s Acting Classes for Kids and Teens So Special?

SCR offers a safe and welcoming environment for your child to build self-confidence, communication skills and creativity. The skills developed and explored in our classes give students the ability to become creative problem-solvers, inspired communicators and innovative thinkers. These skills help them improve their school work today, excel in the job market tomorrow, including possible careers in the arts, and move through life with success.
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Tuition is $375 per 10-week session and $325 for any additional siblings. Please call (714) 708-5510 for the sibling discount. See our cancellation and refund policies.

FALL - Sept. 13 - Nov. 19, 2022
WINTER - Jan. 10 - March 18, 2023
SPRING - March 21 - June 3, 2023

Classes are taught by a faculty of theatre professionals. Meet Our Faculty!

Current and past students talk about the quality of what they learn—and how Conservatory Director Hisa Takakuwa inspires them.

CLASS OPTIONS

For students new to SCR

Students attend one day per week for 2 hours. SCR runs in a year format of Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. New Students are accepted into Fall and Winter but Spring is for returning students from the previous sessions only, to work on a final performance piece.

Kids Program 3-6 Grade

Year I students explore storytelling, movement, vocalization and character development with an emphasis on ensemble work.

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Teen Program 7-12 Grade

In their first-year, students explore movement, vocalization, character development and ensemble building. Through workshop exercises, they begin to develop acting skills needed to create truthful characters and stories.

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For students who have completed Year I

Students attend one day per week for 2 hours. SCR runs in a year format of Fall, Winter, and Spring. New Students are accepted into Fall and Winter but Spring is for returning students from the previous sessions only, to work on a final performance piece. You must have completed at least 2 sessions in Year I to be eligible for Year II.

Kids Program 4-6 Grade

Second year students refine skills and grow individual confidence, range, and understanding of character and story.

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Teen Program 7-12 Grade

Second year students deepen their skills and delve more thoroughly into character development and script analysis, with emphasis on understanding acting objectives, exploring character relationships and building range.

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For students who have completed Year II and above.

Body, voice and imagination are the actor's tools. In Year III students use these tools to further develop their technique through advanced classes. You must have completed at least 2 sessions in Year II to be eligible for Year III and Above.

6-8 Grade, 7-10 & 8-12 Grade Year III Ensembles

As serious students advance, they continue to explore characterization, emotional truth and availability, active pursuit of an objective and ensemble storytelling. This important class is for honing skills and taking greater risks.

8-12 Grade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy class

Explores working within an ensemble and “Writers Groups” to create narrative based sketches and improvised stories. The class will encourage each actor to explore truth in acting while cultivating their comedic voice. (8th grade students must have completed 3 years)

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8-12 Grade Year III Standard Musical Theatre Class

This exciting class prepares the actor for audition and performance. Students learn what it means to act a song and sing a scene, with an emphasis on music and text interpretation, healthy use of voice, selection of material and audition techniques. (7th \Grade students are eligible but must have completed 3 years and audition, 8th grade students must have completed 3 years)

9-12 Grade Advanced Musical Theatre

In this fast-paced class, Advanced Musical Theatre students deepen their skills and delve more thoroughly into the character development and script analysis of a song, with emphasis on using the music and text to create strong objectives. Each student participates in solo and ensemble material. Prerequisite: One year of musical theatre class and instructor approval.

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Players have all completed at least two years of training in our acting classes and range from fifth to twelfth grades. In order to be chosen as a Player, students must have strong recommendations from their SCR acting instructors and go through an audition and interview process. Students make a commitment to twice-weekly classes for the year and are held to the highest standards. These actors represent some of the most talented and committed of our Conservatory. These students will work toward putting on two weekends of public performances of a fully staged show, supported by professional directors, designers, stage crew and the SCR staff. An email will be sent in May to eligible students regarding audition dates.

JUNIOR PLAYERS - (for grades 5, 6, 7 & 8) The Junior Players will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. This program requires a full year commitment of 30 weeks, with extra rehearsal time before their public performances.

TEEN PLAYERS - (for grades 9, 10, 11 & 12) The Teen Players will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. This program requires a full year commitment of 30 weeks, with extra rehearsal time before their public performances in May.

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For more than five decades, the Theatre Conservatory and its staff of professional working artists, have been an integral part of South Coast Repertory, Orange County's Tony Award-winning theatre, with the goals of laying a strong training foundation and enriching the lives of all its students.

Would you like to register by phone or do you have questions? Call the Education Office at (714) 708-5510

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