Next Generation School of Theatre

Next Generation School Of Theatre: Experience a wide range of fun-filled summer classes that provide students entering grades 2-10 with an unforgettable learning experience in the arts.

*Please call the Box Office (607-273-ARTS) or email education@hangartheatre.org for availability*

Next Generation Classes Offered By Week

Next Generation classes run from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
July 5-July 8 

 

Dramatic Kids: Magical Musicals

Grade 1-3

A first exploration of musical theatre: which is sure to include some of the most magical moments and songs from your favorite Disney musicals. Using games, exercises, movement, and storytelling, young artists will have the chance to recreate their favorite dramatic moments in story and song.

 

Introduction to Musical Theatre

Grade 4-6

In a fun and supportive group setting, students will experience the joy of expressing themselves through song, dance, and movement. Young people will develop dance and musical skills in an encouraging, playful, and joyous environment, and will work together to create a piece to share with friends and family at the end of the week.

 

Musical Theatre Experience

Grade 7-10

Working with skilled musical theatre artists, students will explore storytelling through song, musical scene study, and character work through a variety of dance styles. Students will work with instructors to create a musical theatre revue to share with friends and family at the end of the week.

 

July 11-July 15

 

Dramatic Kids: Superhero School

Grade 1-3

Using improvisation, theatre games, movement, and voice—students will create vivid and amazing characters from the greatest stretches of their imaginations. What does it mean to be a superhero? What kinds of stories would they tell? Students will demonstrate their new skill sets in a showcase of scenes and skits at the close of the session.

 

Break-a-Leg I

Grade 4-6

In this popular Hangar offering, students explore the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and craft projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building, and ends with the sharing of a totally original play!

 

Acting Workshop: Creating a Character

Discover the tools an actor uses to help tell a story and to create exciting, memorable characters. Explore ways to express each role in a unique and specific way using movement, voice, vocal adjustment, and intention. Students will share work at the end of the class.

Grade 7-10

 

July 18-July 22

 

Musical Break-a-Leg

Grade 1-3

A new version of our popular “Break-a-Leg” offering! Students explore the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and craft projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building, and ends with the sharing of a totally original play–this time, with group songs!

 

Totally Improv

Grade 4-6

Explore improvisation (the art of performing without a script) and ensemble building in a week-long class that develops essential theatre skills such as active listening, clarity of choices, confidence, timing, and teamwork. Students will share techniques they’ve learned at the end of the week in a culminating performance.

 

Performance Lab: Create a Play I

Grade 7-10

Students have the opportunity to create, write, and rehearse a completely original performance. Through improv exercises, theatre and writing explorations, and the rehearsal process, young artists can work together to explore a theme that is important to them and share the performance with friends and family at the end of the week.

 

July 25-July 29

 

Dramatic Kids: Fantastical Fun

Grade 1-3

In a mix of theatre and creative play, students will have a chance to create a world filled with wonder and fantasy. Combining games, storytelling, crafts, and puppets—this class is perfect for your most creative young people! Students will share what they’ve created at the end of the week.

 

Break-a-Leg II

Grade 4-6

In this popular Hangar offering, students explore the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and craft projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building, and ends with the sharing of a totally original play!

 

Performance Lab: Scenes & Songs

Grade 7-10

A chance for emerging artists to develop skills in acting, song performance, and movement. All levels of experience are welcome! Instructors will help students develop confidence in each of these areas in a supportive environment. The class will work together to create a performance piece to share with friends and family at the end of the week.

August 1-August 5

 

Dramatic Kids: Space Adventures

Grade 1-3

Whether your young person imagines themselves an astronaut or aspires to become a true Jedi, this class will give them the chance to live out their space-age dreams. Working together to create stories and scenarios in a futuristic, out-of-this-world setting, students will have fun and activate their imaginations as they explore theatre games, improv, and inter-galactic characters.

 

Musical Break-a-Leg

Grade 4-6

A new version of our popular “Break-a-Leg” offering! Students explore the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and craft projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building, and ends with the sharing of a totally original play–this time, with group songs!

 

Performance Lab: Create a Play II

Grade 7-10

Students have the opportunity to create, write, and rehearse a completely original performance. Through improv exercises, theatre and writing explorations, and the rehearsal process, young artists can work together to explore a theme that is important to them and share the performance with friends and family at the end of the week.

August 8-August 12

 

Movement, Masks, and Make Believe

Grade 1-3

In this exciting dive into creative physical expression, students will develop characters to bring to life through mask-making and movement. They will explore individual and group movement in a fun and supportive environment as a means of visual narrative story-telling. The class will culminate in a dynamic collaborative performance. 

 

Break-a-Leg III

Grade 4-6

In this popular Hangar offering, students explore the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and craft projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building, and ends with the sharing of a totally original play!

 

Filmmaking 101

Grade 7-10

One of our most popular virtual classes explored in-person! During the week, young people will learn the basics of filmmaking via Smartphone technology (other devices can also be used) while working together to write scripts, create scenes, and learn about storytelling through imagery, framing, and dialogue. Students will create short films together in class that can be shared with friends and family at the end of the week.

 

August 15-August 19

 

Dramatic Kids: By Sea or By Land

Grade 1-3

Young artists can travel the world and the seven seas in this session: which will explore different places (real and imagined) with exciting characters (explorers! Pirates! mermaids!) in stories, theatre games, and the creation of an original play to share with family and friends. 

 

Introduction to Filmmaking

Grade 4-6

Aspiring filmmakers will be introduced to the building blocks of filmmaking via Smartphone technology (other devices can also be used) while working together to write scripts, create scenes, and learn about storytelling through imagery, framing, and dialogue. Students will create short films together in class that can be shared with friends and family at the end of the week.

 

Acting Up: Theatre for Social Change

Grade 7-10

A space for teen artists to explore and express questions surrounding identity, community, and social change through original theatre and storytelling. Students will create scenes and monologues to share that speak to relevant issues in their lives today,while building community, fun, and an ensemble together.

 

Location

Sessions will be held in Ithaca, at an ICSD school location. Specific locations will be announced in April 2022.

 

Tuition

$330 per week. Scholarships are available to assure that program fees are not a barrier to participation. [Include scholarship link]

 

Registration

Our registration link will be open March 3, and spots are limited!

Questions? E-mail education@hangartheatre.org

 

 


FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Limited financial aid available for all Hangar Education programs.

Scholarship Request Form

We also offer the chance to purchase a class for a student as a pay-it-forward initiative. For additional questions or to contribute to our Pay-it-Forward fund, please email education@hangartheatre.org