Classes

Hattiloo’s Youth Theatre classes are age specific and progression-based designed to hone and build upon each groups developmental, social, and performative skills.  We begin our creative and educational experiences for 3 year old’s, using theatre arts to explore and strengthen their crucial life-skills in critical thinking, social/emotional development, and physical awareness.  Students’ progress each year, building upon their knowledge base while modeling learned performative and life skills for younger students.  We believe our system creates a space for youth to grow their theatrical skill-sets while enhancing self-esteem and developing a strong sense of community and belonging.  Season subscribers receive a 10% discount on all classes.

Rhythms and Movement

The earlier we start children in theater, the more confident they are as they develop. In this class, preschoolers learn to listen to their own inner artist. This class combines imaginative play, singing, and movement to introduce and establish the building blocks of the performing arts, foster creativity, and nurture self-esteem.  Recommended for participants 3 – 5 years old.

Spring – March 28 – May 2

Saturdays – 9a-9:45a

Cost $125

Puppet Class

Let your child exercise their imagination with the magic of puppet theatre!  In this class students create shadow puppets and hand puppets while also developing original stories for their puppets to come to life.  At the end, we will put on a show for our friends to enjoy. Recommended for participants 5 – 7 years old.

Spring – March 28 – May 2

Saturdays – 9a-9:45a

Cost $125

Telling Tales

In this class, students work together to discover new ways of using their voices, bodies, and imaginations to tell and create a story. Students learn various acting skills through theatrical games and exercises as they work to create unique characters. A special focus is placed on warming up the mind, body, and voice. At the end of the program students will present their work at Hattiloo.  Recommended for participants 8 – 11 years old.

Spring – March 28 – May 2

Saturdays – 10a-10:45a

Cost $125

Artistic Collaborations: Small group ensemble training

Students explore the impact that actors and directors make on a theatrical production. Students learn through basic acting and directing exercises. Students are then divided into groups and each takes a turn being a director as they each direct a short scene.  Recommended for participants 12 years and up.

Fall – October 26 – November 30

Saturdays – 10a-10:50a

Spring – March 28 – May 2

Saturdays – 10a-10:50a

Cost $135

Broadway Bound: Monologues, Cold Readings, and Musical Auditions

In this fast-paced acting class, students learn the fundamentals of auditioning and stage acting through energetic theatre games and exercises. We’ll tackle all of the important components for creating dynamic characters, such as how to create objectives and how to choose appropriate tactics.  Recommended for participants 13 years and up.

Fall – October 26 – November 30

Saturdays – 11a-12:15p

Spring – March 28 – May 2

Saturdays – 11a-12:15p

Cost $135

Hattiloo’s Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory

Hattiloo’s Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory is a six-month program developed to broaden students’ scope of singing, dancing, and performance, while further developing a community of trained musical theatre artists who can support and sustain the program’s achievements for years to come. The program culminates with a musical showcase at the Buckman Performing Arts Center.  Recommended for students 8-15.

September 14 – March 7

Saturdays – 11:30a-1:00p

Cost $750.  Payment plans and need-based scholarships available.