Next Generation School of Theatre

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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.

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LIVE 2021 Summer classes

July 5-August 20; Weekly Classes from 9 AM to 3 PM

For students entering Grades 2-10

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Hangar Theatre’s Next Generation School of Theatre will be back in- person in 2021! We will continue to offer fun and creative summer classes that provide students entering grades 2-10 with an unforgettable learning experience in the arts. We will be operating at reduced capacity, in a mostly outdoor setting, with COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep students comfortable and safe. 

Hangar 2021 Next Generation School of Theatre Programming

The Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre is an opportunity for young people to learn from theatre artist/educators as they kindle new friendships, and awaken their most creative selves.  Programs are designed to build self-awareness, confidence, and life-skills that extend far beyond the stage.

As we return to in-person arts education, we’re offering classes that encourage young people to explore various forms of theatrical expression, while focusing on movement, collaboration, and creative thinking. Every class includes theatre games, warm ups, and collaborative creation; sessions will take place primarily outdoors, in the interest of keeping our creative spaces safe and healthy. Each week develops specific skill sets, focusing on the whole student, and prioritizing the activation of mind, body, and heart.

New 2021 Safety Measures:

  • Classes will take place primarily outdoors on the Hangar Theatre property
  • Drop-off and pick up times will be staggered by age group to facilitate safe transitions
  • In-person health screenings will take place during drop off
  • Masks will be required during class time. Exceptions will be made when eating in socially distanced spaces during snack, lunch, and safe free play time
  • Hours for all summer programs are 9AM-3PM EDT, with staggered arrival/departure times.  If we are able to offer aftercare safely and conscientiously, we will provide further information in the spring

Full Class Descriptions:

 

July 5-July 9

Grade 2-5: Introduction to Musical Theatre: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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

Grade 6-10: Musical Theatre Experience

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 12-July 16

Grade 2-5: Musical Break-a-Leg: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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!

Grade 6-10: Performance Lab: Scenes & Songs: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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.

 

July 19-July 23

Grade 2-5: Break-a-Leg I: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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!

Grade 6-10: Performance Lab: Create a Play I

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 26-July 30

Grade 2-5: Break-a-Leg II: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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!

Grade 6-10: Performance Lab: Create a Play II

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 2-August 6

Grade 2-5: Dramatic Kids: Fantastical Fun: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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.

Grade 6-10: Totally Improv: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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.

 

August 9-August 13

Grade 2-5: Dramatic Kids: Superhero School: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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.

Grade 6-10: Introduction to Filmmaking

Our most popular virtual class is now in-person! 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. This program inspires discovery and collaboration as students imagine and produce short films that can be shared with friends and family at the end of the week.

 

August 16-August 20

Grade 2-5: Break-a-Leg III: this offering is full, but an additional session may be added! Please sign-up for our waitlist by e-mailing education@hangartheatre.org

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!

Grade 6-10: 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.

Tuition

$325 per week. Scholarships are available to assure that program fees are not a barrier to participation. Scholarship information below. 

Registration

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Questions? E-mail education@hangartheatre.org


Rising 11th and 12th graders:

We are  seeking high school juniors and seniors with experience in theatre, music, and dance (especially Hangar Next Generation alumni) to be present in classes as Teaching Assistants this summer. This is a fun and creative way for teens to get experience in a leadership role in a safe and supportive environment, while being mentored by professional teachers and artists. Please contact Shirley@Hangartheatre.org if you are interested; we will follow up to do a brief interview and information session with you and your emerging artist.


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