2014 - 2015 ARTS EDUCATION AT PCA
& ADVANCED PCA Young Singers
PCA Young Singers
Saturdays 11-Noon. Stage Too*
1st Session: September 6 - December 13 Saturdays,
2nd Session: Jan. 10 - May 16
Instructor: Sharnell Shaffer
A Choral group (now combined) for 3rd - 8th graders (and alumni of PCAYS if they are not in those grades, as well as others who have similar skills at the discretion of the instructor). Particpants will continue to learn musical concepts as was done previously, but on a more advanced level. The class will concentrate on stage presence, vocal techniques, how to sing while acting on stage, how to prepare for an audition, more advanced music theory, musical theatre history, learning how to sing in a chorus v. being a soloist. Includes ‘performance gigs’ as arranged. Number of class meetings is subject to arrangement of area performances.
Class Fee: $90 (returning); $120 (new)#; Subsequent Siblings $90
# If any past PCAYS students brings a friend who enrolls in the class, the friend will pay the returning $90 fee.
Students will be given selected scenes from wide variety of plays - two person scenes. They will be directed by the instructor. Students will memorize dialogue and rehearse scenes during five weeks of class, with the goal of presenting the scenes at a showcase on week six. Scenes will be videotaped and then viewed the following week in class.
Scene Study class will begin meeting on the PCA Mainstage.
Saturdays • 9 am – 10:15 am • Ages: 8 and up, including adults •Gateway Mall • Instructor: Ashley Fine
Fall Session: January 10 – February 28 • Class Fee: $125
Students will participate in exercises that aim to help performers develop greater physical awareness and an understanding of body alignment. Basic dance terms, positions, footwork and traveling steps will be introduced. The last class will conclude with a brief performance
designed to be an informal showing of dance movements and choreography the students havebeen working on throughout the workshop. Materials Needed: Participants should wear dance
or workout clothes (form fitting clothes are best for working on placement of the body), ballet shoes, jazz shoes, foot thongs, or non-slip socks should be worn on the feet.
SHAKESPEARE FOR TEENS
Saturdays • 10 am - Noon • Ages: 12 – 18 or by permission of the instructor • PCA Mainstage • Instructor: Frank Malle
Fall Session: February 7 – March 14 • Class Fee: $125
By de-mystifying the language of Shakespeare and having students apply their own imagination and experiences to the text, they learn to perform sonnets, scenes and soliloquies from the Shakespeare canon.
^ THE PCA space at Gateway Mall is between Spencers Gifts
and It's Just Sports
*Map for Stage Too
Registration form is now open!
The deadline to register for any class is one week before the class is scheduled to begin. (The Character Building Class, has a two-week-out deadline). These deadlines are imposed because it’s not feasible and too difficult to wait ‘until the last minute’ to determine whether a class will go or be cancelled. We understand that many potential enrollees like waiting to register, but it’s necessary to impose the registration deadline.
Registration for classes is done online only (above). Please note that when you register for a class your credit card is NOT run at that time. It will be run at or shortly after the deadline occurs for the class. This way, if the class is cancelled, your credit card won’t have been charged or have to be charged back. If you wish to pay with a check or by cash, we will hold those funds and deposit them at the same time we run the credit cards. Your credit card information is sent to us over a very secure netowrk.
If you have any further questions about any of the classes, call Jon (928-541-0209). He will answer your questions. If need be, the instructor will be contacted to answer questions Jon is unable to answer.
Refunds will not be issued after the second class meeting for any ongoing class unless there is a legitimate emergency or health issues. In that event, the refund will be prorated on a per class basis.
Financial aid is available for anyone with financial difficulties. It is PCA’s philosophy to include everyone who wants to learn and that no one should be ‘punished’ due to financial circumstances beyond their control. To apply for financial aid, contact Executive Director Jon Meyer at 928.541.0209
The Winter/Spring Session Classes
Shakespeare for Teens: Feb 7 - March 14
Youth Stage Combat: March 21
Adult Stage Combat: March 28
Scene Study: Jan 10 - Feb 14
Dance Basics: Jan 10 - Feb 28
Introduction to Voice-Over April 7 - 28
Character Builiding Workshop: April 11
Specific information regarding W/S Session Classes will be added above late in the Fall. Specific information for all classes is available through the Education Brochure which can be found at PCA, libraries and on the Home page of this website as a clickable link.
For questions/information call Jon at (928)-541-0209