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MUSICAL THEATRE ADULT WORKSHOP - SUNDAYS IN MARCH
 

Taught by Barbara F Cullen

"THE ROAR of the GREASEPAINT the SMELL of the CROWD" and once you
experience that feeling, you'll never want to leave the stage!
Musical Theatre has always provided a powerful draw to multi-talented
performers. If you have the Drive, Talent and Ambition and DREAM of doing
Musical Theatre......This adult workshop (18+) is for YOU!

You are going to learn everything you need to know and improve your audition
skills with 45-year veteran of the stage Barbara F Cullen!

Barb has choreographed all over the USA and the Louisville area. Credits include:
KY SHAKESPEARE, DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE, ACTORS THEATRE and KY OPERA

Teaching credits: U of L and IUS THEATRE DEPARTMENTS, STUDIO B,
VAULT1031 and FLEUR -DE-LIS THEATRICALS

SHE HAS CHOREOGRAPHED and or DIRECTED and PERFORMED IN OVER
200 MUSICALS, including: CATS, 42nd STREET, MUSIC MAN, EVITA, OKLAHOMA, FOREVER PLAID, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SPELLING B, ANYTHING GOES, A CHORUS LINE, SHOW BOAT, PIPPIN, ANNIE, GYPSY AND THE LIST GOES ON.
The workshop is every Sunday from 5:15 to 7:15pm the month of March!
What will you learn at this workshop?

1. What you need to know and what to expect when you audition.
2. Learn to warm up mentally, physically and vocally.
3. Prepare monologues and songs.
4. Musical Theatre-style dance combinations improve dance memory.
5. Learn tricks of the trade from a 45 year VET of the Musical Theatre world.
Get ready, get confident, get trained to be the best that you can be and LIVE THE DREAM!

Fee: $160. Pre-register before Feb. 26th and receive $20 off!
Classes are: March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 5:15pm to 7:15


MUSICAL THEATRE classes

Emphasis is placed on body integration, loco-motor skills, rhythm, and timing, creating dance memory to increase audition skills and performance skills. We will also incorporate tap. Dance is a discipline that requires time and patience for students. Returning students  will continue to improve and learn new terms, combinations and dance styles.

Our goal for a student is to increase body awareness, flexibility, stamina, and acquire a language of the dance to help increase dance memory, improving dance memory thru different styles and dance combinations associated with Musical Theatre. Additionally, students will perfect their goals to improve and conquer the DANCE AUDITION and prepare for many different styles of Musical Theatre performance.

Objectives:

1. Explore the use of gravity, rhythm, and energy. Explore ear training for tap steps.

2. Provide floorwork, pilates, and varied dance combinations, including multiple musical theatre styles (ballet terms, jazz, tap).

3. Improve the student's physical abilities and give guidance on how to prevent injuries thru warm up and dance techniques.

4. Promote confidence in the student thru technique and guidance.

5. Improve the student's ability to do a DANCE AUDITION for Musical Theatre Productions -including tap auditions.


You are also welcome to make the schedule and classes offered work best for you! Maybe you decide you need 2 private classes a month and fill your other time slots with group classes that you are interested in. We are here to give you what you need to make you the BEST you can be!

Times on Tuesdays are available for make up classes. If you miss a class, contact Barb Cullen (barb@fdlacademy.com) to schedule a make up.

Discounts available for those taking multiple classes or family members taking classes. Applies to those taking Ballet, Visual Arts and Dramatic Theatre also. Contact us for more information.

About Barb


PRIVATE 1 hour CLASSES in -

Classes: Voice; Tap; Musical Theatre Style Dance; Coaching for Auditions or Performances; Video Submissions for Musical Theatre Auditions; Voice/Tap combo class.                                                   Tuition: $40 per 1 hour session                                                                                                           Schedule: Class times available around your schedule! Contact Barb Cullen for availability.


GROUP CLASSES -

Class: Beginning Tap (Ages 12-18)                                                                                                     Tuition: $65/month. Drop-in rate: $20/class                                                                             Schedule: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm


Class: Adult Beginner Tap (Age 18+)                                                                                                  Tuition: $65/month. Drop-in rate: $20/class                                                                                       Schedule: Saturdays 10-11am                                    


Class: Musical Theatre Teen Beginner                                                                                                 Tuition: $65/month. Drop-in rate: $20/class                                                                                       Schedule: Sundays 3 to 4pm


Class: Musical Theatre Intermediate/Advanced Professional (Ages 15+)                                              Tuition: $65/month. Drop-in rate: $20/class                                                                                      Schedule: Sundays 4 to 5pm


Class: Dessert Theatre Performance (Ages 9-18) (audition required)                                                   Tuition: $80/month                                                                                                                            Schedule: Saturdays 3:30 to 5pm 

We are headed in a new direction!  Since the summer of 2015, Dessert Theatre has been an opportunity for kids to learn and excel in performance.  I was in a similar group in Cincinnati as a kid and learned the aspects of performance that can't be taught in a classroom by performing in front of an audience. By the time I was 16, I was working professionally. I don't think I would have been ready for that first professional audition and that first professional job had it not been for those early opportunities to get out on stage in front of an audience.

Dessert Theatre will now become an even bigger training ground by offering more performances outside of nursing homes and assisted living facilities - PLUS - our older Dessert Theatre members will get a chance to Write, Direct and Choreograph student productions performed for the Fleur-De-Lis school and family members when we are not working on an upcoming show!

Kids ages 9 to 18 are eligible to become members. We will meet once a week in a class specifically designed to learn and be trained in  every aspect of PERFORMANCE: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Stage Presence, Technical aspects of a touring show and Collaboration. ( I am adapting this class from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music directing classes and student directed productions.)

Our goal in becoming a member of the FLEUR-DE-LIS family at the MELLWOOD ART CENTER is to have an Ampitheater and a Blackbox Theater where we can stage our own productions and continue the work in our community; until that dream is realized, we will have DESSERT THEATRE for our younger talent to fill all of those performance needs. Students will be offered service hours for performances as this is a giving back to their community as they perform and then serve dessert to their audiences!


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