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Pre-School • First Stages

Tue • Jan 13-Mar 3 • 9:30-11:30am • 8 weeks Tam Dalrymple Frye •  $165

Spark your child’s imagination and introduce your budding actor to the world of theatre. We’ll create characters, tell stories, sing songs and dance. On the last day, you’re invited to see our creations. All actors must be potty trained.

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Pre-School • First Stages

Fri • Jan 16-Mar 6 • 9:30-11:30am 8 weeks • Erica Fox and Emily Norman • $165

Spark your child’s imagination and introduce your budding actor to the world of theatre. We’ll create characters, tell stories, sing songs and dance. On the last day, you’re invited to see our creations. All actors must be potty trained.

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Grades K-1 • Story Explorers: Eric Carle

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • Emily Norman • $110

Explore the animal kingdom of children’s author Eric Carle. Young actors will have fun hamming it up while learning the basics of acting and telling the stories of these beloved children’s books. On the last day of class, we will share the magic with friends and family.

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Pre-School • First Stages

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 9:15-10:15am (no class Feb 21) • 8 weeks • Devon James and Kyle Steffen • $110

Spark your child’s imagination and introduce your budding actor to the world of theatre. We’ll create characters, tell stories, sing songs and dance. On the last day, you’re invited to see our creations. All actors must be potty trained.

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Grades K-1 • Story Explorers: Eric Carle

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 10:30-11:30am • 8 weeks • Emily Norman • $110

Explore the animal kingdom of children’s author Eric Carle. Young actors will have fun hamming it up while learning the basics of acting and telling the stories of these beloved children’s books. On the last day of class, we will share the magic with friends and family.

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Grades 2-3 • Aesop’s Fabulous Fables

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • Justin Walvoord • $110

Explore the animal kingdom of children’s author Eric Carle. Young actors will have fun hamming it up while learning the basics of acting and telling the stories of these beloved children’s books. On the last day of class, we will share the magic with friends and family.

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Grades 2-3 • Aesop’s Fabulous Fables

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 10:30-11:30am • 8 weeks • Justin Walvoord • $110

Explore the animal kingdom of children’s author Eric Carle. Young actors will have fun hamming it up while learning the basics of acting and telling the stories of these beloved children’s books. On the last day of class, we will share the magic with friends and family.

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Grades 3-5 • Musical Madness

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 10:30am-12pm • 8 weeks • Mackenzie Paulsen, Kyle Steffen and Robyn Yamada • $165

Transform your ideas into your very own original musical. You create the story, lyrics and dance moves to produce an original musical. We’ll perform for family and friends on March 7 at 11:30am.

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Grades 4-5 • Wacky, Wonderful World of Roald Dahl

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • David Saphier • $110

Explore the creative characters, silly situations and wild worlds of Dahl’s most popular stories, including James and the Giant Peach and The BFG. Students will share their creative creations for family and friends on the last day of class.

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Theatre Daze Winter 2014

Mon 22 and Tue Dec 23 • Grades K-5 9:30am-3:30pm $55 per day

Be creative and imaginative during winter break! Explore the four performing arts disciplines in our all-day drama program: Acting, Movement/Dance, Voice/Singing and Design. Each day will have a different theme. Bring a cold lunch, two snacks and a water bottle. Class placement is determined by grade.

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Middle School Acting Factor

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 9:30-11am • 8 weeks Heather Hughes •  $165

Learn the craft of acting when you explore scene analysis, improvisation, working with an objective and key vocabulary that’s used in all acting theory. This class is a pre-requisite for all Teen Acting classes.

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Middle School Improv: Short Form

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 11:30am-1pm • 8 weeks Kevin Lowry •  $165

This class will explore the fun and spontaneous world of improv! Using group activities, short form games and improvised scene work, students will create a rich, supportive environment for creativity, spontaneity, making strong choices and increasing confidence both on stage and off.

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Middle School Performance Program: Mask Meets Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 1:30-4:30pm • 8 weeks • Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski and Rachel Kae Taylor •  $275

First it inspired the long-running musical, Cats, now T.S. Eliot’s ‘cat’alogue of poems about the adventures of felines inspires a performance in mask! Each member will be assigned a character, create a mask for that character, and perform an original stage adaptation from the poems. Working within mask is challenging and exciting. Mask incorporates the physicality of sport with the intellect of story, relying on non-verbal and verbal storytelling.

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Middle School: Teen Hip Hop

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 10:30-11:30am • 8 weeks • Laurence Curry •  $110

This class will introduce students to basic elements of Hip Hop dance. Learn how to break, pop, top rock, float, tut and much more. All participants will increase flexibility and total body awareness while learning new techniques to retain choreography.

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Scene Study

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 9:30-11am • 8 weeks • Jeff Roark •  $165

This class is designed for students who have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of acting and want to further develop their skills. Discover the key elements of text analysis and characterization while working on theatre’s best scenes for young actors. Outside rehearsal time is required.

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High School Master Class

Sat • Jan 10-Feb 14 • 9:30-11:30am • 6 weeks • Allison Watrous •  $165

This class is an opportunity for advanced acting students to strengthen their skills with scene and monologue work. Students will work to hone their acting choices, explore new playwrights, make connections to the text and work on script analysis. Outside rehearsal is required.

Admission to this class is by audition only.  Please call 303.446.4892 to set up an audition appointment.

 

High School Improv: Advanced Forms

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 11:30am-1pm • 8 weeks Jessica Austgen •  $165

Join the Improv Team! This class is for actors looking to expand on their current performance foundation. Participants will fine-tune their talents by focusing on character work, acting technique, and structured short- and long-form improvisations. Find out what it takes to work in an ensemble, stay in character and generate original scenes.

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High School Teen Company: Songs of Legally Blonde the Musical

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21)  • 1:30-4:30pm • 8 weeks  Jessica Austgen and Robyn Yamada •  $275

Back by popular demand, Teen Company gives teens a fun-filled class and the opportunity to perform. This class will focus on music, dance and scene work from the hit Broadway musical Legally Blonde. There will be final performances at 3:30pm and 5pm on Sat, Mar 7. 

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High School: Teen Hip Hop

Sat • Jan 10-Mar 7 (no class Feb 21) • 10:30-11:30am • 8 weeks • Laurence Curry •  $110

This class will introduce students to basic elements of Hip Hop dance. Learn how to break, pop, top rock, float, tut and much more. All participants will increase flexibility and total body awareness while learning new techniques to retain choreography.

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Sponsored by Robert & Judie Newman and Lewis Meyers Fund

Academy Summer Classes: 

Robert & Judi Newman Summer Series for Children 
Lewis E. Myers, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Arts in Education, Student Matinees, Study Guides: 
The Anschutz Foundation 
Boeing 
CoBiz Financial 
Colorado Creative Industries 
Corley Legacy Foundation 
DaVita 
Faegre Baker Daniels 
Fidelity Investments 
Keith & Kathie Finger 
Alan & Katie Fox 
Margot & Allan Frank 
IMA Foundation 
Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation Fund 
Kinder Morgan Foundation 
Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust 
SCFD 
Target 
US Bank 
Xcel Energy Foundation


One-Day Workshop: The Art of Auditioning Currrent 4th and 5th Graders

Sat • Dec 13 • 10am-12pm • Jessica Austgen, Allison Watrous •  $25

This workshop is designed for students eager to learn the art of auditioning. This workshop will help actors take control of their audition and prepare material. Whether auditioning for productions at school, local theatres, college or art schools this workshop is for you! This workshop will be very hands-on; please prepare and memorize a monologue.

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One-Day Workshop: The Art of Auditioning Currrent 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

Sat • Dec 13 • 12:30-2:30pm • Jessica Austgen, Allison Watrous •  $25

This workshop is designed for students eager to learn the art of auditioning. This workshop will help actors take control of their audition and prepare material. Whether auditioning for productions at school, local theatres, college or art schools this workshop is for you! This workshop will be very hands-on; please prepare and memorize a monologue.

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One-Day Workshop: The Art of Auditioning

Currrent 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders

Sat • Dec 13 • 3-5pm • Jessica Austgen, Allison Watrous •  $25

This class is designed for students who have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of acting and want to further develop their skills. Discover the key elements of text analysis and characterization while working on theatre’s best scenes for young actors. Outside rehearsal time is required.

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“DCPA has some fantastic educational programs for children and teens. My daughter Katie has enjoyed being a part of the DCPA for several years. The teachers do a great job of making the students feel like they are a part of something special, and I am pleased to give back to a program that gives so much.” — Michael Roche