C L A S S E S

CLASSES:

 

Registration for courses will be open:
February 22 - March 31, 2021
 
Beth has been with OCCT since it’s opening in 2005 initially as a child performer prior to taking on the role of our choreographer and later the Artistic Director and, on occasion, a production director. Beth has been in over 100 theatre productions, on and off the stage, in her twenty-one years of performing. She received her AAOT in 2016 right out of high school before diving into the local acting scene working with companies such as The Dinner Detective Co., Clackamas Repertory Theatre and the Oregon Thespian Competition as an adjudicator. Beth is also a represented actress in the film community here in Portland with Arthouse Talent. Many of her leading
and supporting roles have been with independent companies around town. She particularly enjoys acting in horror films despite her own fear of watching them!
Quarterly Showcase:
June 26 @ 12:30pm
Each class will present a piece from their course to perform at the Quarterly Showcase for friend's and family. 
While the pandemic is still in swing this showcase will also be held virtually via Zoom.
Families will be sent a link the week of to gain access to the showcase. The "doors" Zoom waiting room will open 15 minutes prior to the performance. Students will be called 30 minutes prior to check in prior to family and friend's "arrival."
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Instructor: Beth Dodge


Acting 1                            | 5-8yr | old courses:

April 05 - June 21, 2021
Mondays, 5:00-5:45pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course designed for our youngest performers students will dive into the world of theatre through an exploration of emotions, physicality and games. A fun first acting class for foundation building. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue development as young performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $145 ($48/month)     Ages: 5-8yrs
 

Dance & Movement

April 06 - June 22, 2021
Tuesdays, 5:00-5:45pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students will explore movement through music and dance. A class designed to move the body and introduce the building blocks of character building through physicality. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue development as young performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $75 ($25/month)     Ages: 5-8yrs

Acting 2                        | 9-12yr | old courses:

April 05 - June 21, 2021
Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students, both novice and intermediate, will continue to learn and enhance their performance/ auditioning skills and character building technique as they start working on monologues & scene work. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue development as young performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $145 ($48/month)    Ages: 9-12yrs
 

Improvisation

April 06 - June 22, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students will be introduced to the art of improvisation though practice forms, games and techniques to "stay in the moment." A fun class with fundamental skills for every performer. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue

development as young performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $145 ($48/month)     Ages: 9-12yrs

Musical Theatre

April 07 - June 23, 2021
Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students, both novice and intermediate, will learn 6 musical numbers (1 every two weeks) focused on choreography and both classical musical theatre and modern routines for their age group. Students are encouraged to sing (on mute) to their hearts content, but our focus in this course is on dance. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue development as young performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $75 ($25/month)     Ages: 9-12yrs

Acting 3                       | 13-18yr | old courses:

April 05 - June 21, 2021
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students, both novice and intermediate, will continue to build on the performance tools they accomplished in Acting 2 (not a pre-requisite for this class.) We will dive deeper into scene work, audition skill, explore new techniques and select contrasting monologues to develop over the course. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue their development as performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $145 ($48/month)     Ages: 13-18yrs

Improvisation

April 06 - June 22, 2021
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students will review bullets and techniques taught in the earlier improvisation class before we jump into "short-form" improv games and learn how to build and transition into "long-form" improv overtime and multiple courses. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue their development as performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $145 ($48/month)     Ages: 13-18yrs

One Acts

April 07 - June 23, 2021
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students, both novice and intermediate, will audition, rehearse and polish a one act play through their work in character development exercises, research and techniques. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue their development as performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $165 ($55/month)    Ages: 13-18yrs

Musical Theatre 

April 07 - June 23, 2021
Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45pm  | Zoom

In this 12 week course students, both novice and intermediate, will learn 6 musical numbers (1 every two weeks) focused on choreography and both classical musical theatre and modern routines for their age group. Students are encouraged to sing (on mute) to their hearts content, but our focus in this course is on dance. This class is designed with an evolving curriculum, so students in this age group may take it multiple times and continue their development as performers. Registration is per individual student. 

Price: $75 ($25/month)     Ages: 13-18yrs

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