Fall 2015 Workshops
This fall, we will be taking a one-session break from offering a traditional musical theatre show. Instead, we will be offering two workshops for participants to strengthen their vocal and dance skills! We will have limited enrollment for all workshops.
Our Fall Workshops will begin on Saturday, September 12th, and will run on Saturdays through the end of November, culminating in a recital on Friday, December 4th after the Culver City Tree Lighting ceremony.
Musical Theatre requires an amazing combination of skills in vocal performance, dance, stylized movement and acting. Our classes this fall will help you sharpen your tools for all three. You will discover how to more effectively tell YOUR part of the story through focusing on individual songs from various shows that dee-Lightful has done in the past, by playing a variety of characters from each. For example, you might be a showgirl in Bugsy Malone, as well as one of the sisters in Fiddler on the Roof, and a barnyard animal from HONK!
You will have the opportunity to focus on songs that you might wish to have as part of your repertoire, your individual collection of songs to perform at the drop of a hat! There will be group songs that will be developed in both the Vocal Performance and the Dance classes separately, and then worked together for our performance. The selection of songs to be performed for our recital will be decided a few weeks into the class. Everyone will be cast in multiple songs from various shows. There will be many solos plus ensemble production numbers. It's gonna be a blast!
Dolores Aguanno, dee-Lightful's Artistic Director, will oversee the classes and help to carve out our show for the recital in December.
Vocal Performance for Musical Theatre
Taught by Giana Bommarito (BA in Theatre from USC, wonderful performer and beloved dee-Lightful summer camp counselor)
The focus of this class will be on projection/learning to support your voice in a healthy way, as well as learning to confidently stand in the shoes of your character and sing your songs from the awareness of who you are as that character, using your voice, your personality, and your way of moving! Group songs and solos!
Class size limited to 20
All levels meet from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM on Saturdays, beginning September 12th
If there is enough interest, we will open another section from 10:00-11:15 AM
Musical Theatre Dance
Taught by Allegra Williams (BA in Musical Theatre from Chico State, wonderful performer and beloved dee-Lightful choreographer, assistant director, and veteran summer camp counselor)
The focus of this class will be on developing confidence and stage presence in your movement. Various dance styles will be explored, as well as other forms of stylized movement. Dances from various shows will be taught and performed.
Class size limited to 20
Level 1 (ages 7-10) meets from 2:30-3:45 PM on Saturdays, beginning September 12th
Level 2 (ages 10-17) meets from 1:00-2:15 PM on Saturdays, beginning September 12th
Placement for 10 year olds will be determined by the instructor
WORKSHOP & MATERIALS FEES
For Culver City residents, the registration fee per workshop is $225
For non-Culver City residents, the registration fee per workshop is $236
There is an additional $50 flat materials fee, due on the first day, which is the same whether you sign up for both workshops or just one. The materials fee will cover a t-shirt and a DVD of the recital performance.
For Culver City residents, registration opens on August 29, 2015.
For non-Culver City residents, registration opens on September 5, 2015.
In order to be a confirmed member of the workshop, you must register in person at the Culver City Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Service, located at:
4117 Overland Avenue (behind Veterans' Memorial Building)
Culver City, CA 90230
Current hours are 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays. Hours subject to change, please call ahead to confirm they are open!
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