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2015 WINTER DINING GUIDE

It's time for our annual roundup of the best in Connecticut dining,featuring both our readers' choices and our experts' picks in more than 30 cuisine categories, from American to vegetarian.

BEST PIZZA IN CONNECTICUT

READERS' CHOICE 

EXPERTS' PICKS

3 NEW DINING DESTINATIONS

 

 

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Connecticut Today

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Health & Wellness

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History

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Children's Acting Classes Registration Open

Event Date/Time

Jan 30, 2014 to Mar 2, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

Children's Acting Classes Registration Open

Theatrical Education Classes Offered for Children and Adults

Registration for Spring 2014 is Now Open

Children/Teen Classes

Slant of Light Children/Teen Classes are offered in two different locations; Norwalk, CT and Milford, CT. Class schedule for spring 2014 semester is as follows:

March 2, 2014-May 2, 2014

 

REGISTRATION FORM

(if link does not work visit www.soflproductions.org)

 

 

MILFORD, CT LOCATION

1000 New Haven Avenue

Milford, CT 06460

 

Monologue and Scene Study

Learn basic techniques in breaking down scenes and monologues. Work with other students in establishing beats, moments, and creating a back-story for your characters. Brush up cold reading skills and practice your memorization. All students will come out of this class with at least one monologue for audition purposes, and the class will culminate in a showcase of the students’ work. 

 

Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm, Ages 8-10 

Thursdays, 5:30pm-7pm, Ages 11-15

 

Theater Games and Improvisation Ages 5-7 

 An exploratory class of theater games and introductory improvisation for children. Students will discover their creativity and physical bodies in a series of games designed to spark imagination and develop awareness of the five senses. 

 

Thursdays, 3pm-4pm

 

Acting 101, Ages 10-13

Basic introductory acting skills for students. Throughout the semester students will work their way through sample scenes, relaxation techniques, trust-building exercises, improvisations, games, and more as they proceed through the rehearsal process to the finished staging of a showcase.

 

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

 

Musical Madness, all ages, entrance by audition only

Throughout the semester students will work together to create an original musical sprinkled with music from their favorite musicals. Students will write and choreograph the show themselves under the guidance of our trained staff. The class will culminate in a production of the students’ piece. Entrance by audition only.

 

Saturdays, 12pm-2pm

 

*Private coaching available upon request*

 

Tuition for all classes is as follows:

All classes are $20 per week + $20 registration fee and $25 final performance fee.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the first class. Refunds may be given up until three days prior to the start of classes minus the registration fee. No tuition reimbursement is granted after the start of classes. 

Total tuition per class for the spring semester: $245

 

NORWALK, CT LOCATION

112 Main Street

Norwalk, CT 06851

 

Monologue and Scene Study

Learn basic techniques in breaking down scenes and monologues. Work with other students in establishing beats, moments, and creating a back-story for your characters. Brush up cold reading skills and practice your memorization. All students will come out of this class with at least one monologue for audition purposes, and the class will culminate in a showcase of the students’ work. 

 

Tuesdays, 4pm-5:30pm, Ages 8-10 

Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7pm, Ages 11-15

 

Theater Games and Improvisation Ages 5-7 

 An exploratory class of theater games and introductory improvisation for children. Students will discover their creativity and physical bodies in a series of games designed to spark imagination and develop awareness of the five senses. 

 

Sundays, 9am-10am

 

Acting 101, Ages 10-13

Basic introductory acting skills for students. Throughout the semester students will work their way through sample scenes, relaxation techniques, trust-building exercises, improvisations, games, and more as they proceed through the rehearsal process to the finished staging of a showcase.

 

Fridays, 4pm-6pm

 

*Private coaching available upon request*

 

 

Tuition for all classes is as follows:

All classes are $20 per week + $20 registration fee and $25 final performance fee.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the first class. Refunds may be given up until three days prior to the start of classes minus the registration fee. No tuition reimbursement is granted after the start of classes. 

Total tuition per class for the spring semester: $245

 

Cost $245 per session
Location

Slant of Light Productions
112 Main St/1000 New Haven Avenue
Norwalk/Milford, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorSlant of Light Productions
Phone203-605-5367
Contact nameStacy Ruttenberg
Contact emailsruttenber@soflproductions.org
Websitehttp://www.soflproductions.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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