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On Camera Technique Class for Teens

This four week, online class will be foundational for actors who want to explore television acting in commercials. Each week the students will be given material to work on and then will be asked to present it in class using the zoom lens as their camera.

H.S. Students Grades 9 – 12

Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dates:  April 13 – May 4

WHERE: Zoom-enabled online class – Details will be shared upon registration.

TUITION: $110

 

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session then the class may be cancelled. Notification of a cancelled class will be sent out the weekend prior to the start of class, and all money will be refunded.

Instructor: Cindy Bolds

Cindy Bolds has previously taught acting skills in Wheaton Drama’s summer workshops and afterschool programs. She has a BA in theater and is a professional actress for TV, film, voice over. Cindy has acted in commercials, film and audio for dramatized books. She also teaches acting classes and directs shows that teaches these skills to intellectually disabled special needs adults. Cindy is a lifelong member of Wheaton Drama and has acted onstage over the years.

Contact Education Governor Amy Brockman for more information at wdieducation@gmail.com or call 630-260-1820 and leave a message about registration.

RETURNING SOON…

STUDENTS “ACTING IT UP” AT WHEATON DRAMA

A six week workshop designed to strengthen the acting “muscle.” Through acting games and exercises, each week students will work on a different aspect of acting technique such as movement, voice, characterization, pantomime, plus others. Teamwork, focus and listening are added benefits in this acting workshop. Students will also work on a short 15 min skit to apply the skills learned and will perform at the end of the last class. Sessions will be posted throughout the year as they become open for registration (roughly a month before the class starts).

All sessions will be on Monday afternoons at these times:

  • Grades 1 – 4:  TBD
  • Grades 5 – 8:  TBD

Dates: TBD

WHERE: 111 N. Hale Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

TUITION: TBD

REGISTRATION: Link will be provided here when registration opens.

Note: Classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Registration for each class will be open one month before the class begins. If there are not enough students enrolled in any given session then the class may be cancelled. Notification of a cancelled class will be sent out the weekend prior to the start of class and all money will be refunded. Depending upon student registration, classes also may be combined. All decisions will be made the Sunday before classes start and communicated to families ASAP. Registration for classes close the Sunday before class begins.

Staff: Rachelle Kates has been our teacher of our after school program for the last four years. She is also one of our teachers for our summer workshop. Rachelle has spent the last 5 years teaching music to students age 18 months – 8 years. She also has a 5th grade son. For over 20 years Rachelle has been a part of theatre in one way or another. She has acted, sung and now is a a teacher / director. “I love theatre, I love kids. It’s my honor and pleasure to be able to help these kids find there love and passion for the stage.”

Contact Elyse Willis for more information at wdieducation@gmail.com  or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.