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Youth Education

Weathervane's Core Classes

Weathervane's core class curriculum provides every student with exceptional, consistent, dramatic training.
All classes have been developed to meet the State academic benchmarks within the applied Fine Art.

Core class content includes:

  • The study of theatre
  • The roles and responsibilities of actors, directors, designers and technicians.
  • Stage movement skills including: facing the audience, “cheating out,” using the upstage hand and using body language to communicate thoughts and feelings of a character.
  • Vocal projection and diction techniques for speaking loudly and clearly.
  • Stage directions and theatre vocabulary.
  • Methods for working in an ensemble and working as a group to present a performance at the end of each session.
  • Memorization techniques.
  • Dramatic exploration and creative expression through improvisation games and/or script work.
  • Theater history and/or historical, cultural and social contexts of a specific time period.
  • Character study through comparisons of story situations and their relationships to real life experiences.
  • Spring classes begin on March 5th and are enrolling now!

Audition Workshop

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Ages 7 - 14
9:00 a.m. - noon 
Cost $50
This workshop is designed to coach students on a previously selected audition piece and familiarize students with the audition process.  Students entering this class should choose a poem, monologue, vocal music number or dance audition piece in advance.  Students will learn about the audition process and receive coaching on an audition piece.  The class will build skills in slating, audition process, relaxation techniques, character development and emotional expression.  Students will receive constructive feedback on their work.
This is a great workshop for those preparing for an upcoming audition in school! 
Please prepare a song selection, monologue, or dance piece.  
Please feel free to contact Sarah Bailey or Dane Leasure for some helpful suggestions for audition materials. 
Please pack a lunch!



Spy Academy

March 28, 2016 - April 01, 2016
Ages 5 - 12
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost $200
We are pleased to offer our second installment of Spring Break Spy Camp.  Join our agents, disguised as teachers, at their secret headquarters at Weathervane  Playhouse. 
Your camp will include:
  • Mission training: Last season our spies were put to the test! This class will take it to the extreme.  Join us for an obstacle course, self-defense training and intelligence coding skills. 
  • Spy Science Lab: Our undercover agents will learn how to use science to crack the most difficult mysteries.  You will be experimenting, inventing and creating!
  • Secret Identity Workshop: Our agent is a master of disguise.  Learn how to create an alias and go undercover.  
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Broadway Connection Master Class with Matilda!

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Ages 8 - 10
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Broadway Connections T-shirt included
Cost $50
Broadway Connection brings Broadway to performing arts students at Weathervane Playhouse! Without the cost of travel and lodging, students now have the opportunity to have the current stars of Broadway teach in their home space. During Broadway Connection Master Classes & Workshops, students learn to stand out in front of directors, choreographers and professors when auditioning for top universities or the Broadway role of their dreams. Each class ends with a Broadway Connection Q & A where students and parents ask questions and receive detailed advice on education, auditions, Broadway shows and more. Whether polishing dance technique or perfecting triple threat skills, students leave their Broadway Connection class completely inspired, energized and focused to continue training hard and reach new heights!
Class finishes with a Broadway Connection Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about education, auditions, moving to New York, traveling with work, and the excitement of performing every night!
Space is LIMITED. 



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