Ballet, theater, art, music, yoga classes in Crozet, western Albemarle, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Child/Teen Theater

2017 – 2018 Child/Teen Theater Classes 

*** Sep 5th:  Class descriptions added! ***

Click here for information on NEW Children’s Ballet discount
for Art/Theater classes, for students and siblings enrolled
in Exploring & Creative Movement, and Pre-Ballet through Intermediate III.

 

Monday Theater Classes

with Boomie Pedersen

Names, Games & Plays 
4:00 – 4:45 pm
6 weeks:  September 25 – November 13, 2017 (no class Oct. 9 & Nov. 6)

for grades 2 – 5

Tuition:  $90 + $5 registration = $95

Using theater games and exercises this class will work toward the “production” of an original  short play.  Students will learn the various elements of stage craft and put them to work.


Creative Movement & Storytelling for pre-schoolers
4:55 – 5:25 pm
6 weeks:  September 25 – November 13, 2017 (no class Oct. 9 & Nov 6)

for ages 3 – 5

Tuition:  $69 + $5 registration = $74

Telling stories through gesture, sound and movement, students will discover a world of expression in their bodies and bring the stories they want to tell to life on a physical plane.  Classes will include exercises to develop gross motor skills, coordination and rhythm.

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Tuesday Theater Classes

with Tracy Diamond Allen 

5 weeks:  Oct. 17, 24; Nov. 14, 21, 28 (no class Oct. 31 & Nov. 7)

3:45 – 4:30 pm:  Grades K/1
Tuition:  $69 + $5 registration = $74

4:35 – 5:20 pm:  Grades 4/5
Tuition:  $90 + $5 registration = $95

Theater classes will be fun, improvisational and creative with theatre sports, pantomime, movement and verse.  In order to emphasize building various skills, this class will be non-performance oriented for this session.  These classes aim to increase self-confidence, creativity and imagination, as well as enhance social skills.

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Thursday Theater Classes

with Boomie Pedersen

Stories on Stage

3:45 – 4:30 pm:  Grades 3 – 5
4:35 – 5:20 pm:  Grades K – 2

5 weeks:  September 28 – November 2, 2017
(Update 10/1:  Class WILL meet on class Oct. 5)

Tuition:  $75 + $4 registration = $79

Students will begin to learn about what makes an interesting character onstage and how to use the creative impulse to bring stories to life, while building self-confidence and working together.

Teen Prov

5:30 – 6:30 pm
for Grades 6 – 12
5 weeks:  September 28 – November 2, 2017 (no class Oct. 5)

Tuition:  $82 + $4 registration = $86

Improv games and exercises help build self-confidence and ensemble spirit, as well as encouraging imaginative thinking and on-the-spot problem solving!  This 5-week class will culminate in a performance for friends and family.

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Tracy Diamond Allen was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa.  She recently relocated from South Africa and has been living in western Albemarle for two years with her husband, Mark Allen (squash director for UVA and Boars Head), and her two young sons, Daniel and Jayden.  Tracy studied at The Cape Academy Of Dramatic Art (CADA) and received her ATCL (Associate) and LTCL (Licentiate Practical) Diplomas in Dramatic Arts from Trinity College London.  She has over 15 years of prior experience teaching theatre in private and public schools in South Africa and Albemarle County.  Tracy was co – owner of the Cape Town Theatre School, Dynamics Drama, where her students participated in Oral Communication examinations as well as Drama festivals.  Tracy’s aim is to support children through challenges, stimulate imagination and creativity, and develop self-confidence. Tracy also has experience teaching Creative Movement, having studied tap, jazz and modern dance as a child, and was Training Manager for a reputable Call Centre in South Africa, where she developed and taught workshops in Professional Communication Skills, Leadership, and Sales & Customer Care.

Boomie Pedersen was born and raised in NYC. She has lived, taught, performed and studied in NY; Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles, CA and now in Virginia.  She was a scholarship dance student with the Joffrey Ballet but gave up ballet to go to college.  Boomie holds a BA in English and Theater/Dance from Princeton University, and recently completed her MFA in Pedagogy and Performance at VCU.   She is Artistic Director of the Hamner Theater, which she co-founded in 2005; she runs the Hamner Improv Troupe and has taught Improv extensively to all ages as well as to businesses, caregivers and in other areas where Applied Improv is applicable.  She does Playback Theater, has acted, directed and produced in theaters in Charlottesville as well as Richmond.  She also founded the Central Virginia Theater Alliance and is active in the GCCA (Greater Crozet Arts Alliance).  Boomie is the Theater Advisor for Crozet Arts where she also teaches theater classes for children and adults and looks forward to introducing the Crozet Theater Workshop at Crozet Arts to the community.