Spark Connection

Virtual Classes

Join us for online classes led by professional teaching artists, empowering students to create!

 

Weekly classes include both pre-recorded video lessons as well as live, zoom-style activities with a teaching artist.

Students complete fun activities during the class but also projects to work on outside of class time that encourage creativity AWAY from computer screens.

A limited number of iPads are available to sign out and use for classes for students without access to an appropriate device, but they will need access to an internet connection. 

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WINTER SESSION:

 Weeks of JAN. 24th-feb. 28th 2021

Musical Mayhem! (Ages 5-7)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Children explore the world of music! Through songs and games, students get an introduction to pitch, rhythm, instruments and using their voice while having fun and creating music via Zoom. Instructor: Erin Dolan

Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm

1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

Intro to Musical Theatre (Ages 8-12)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Students learn the basics of becoming a triple threat in this new musical theatre class! Learn to sing, dance and act to be ready for your school’s next musical! Instructor: Jailyn Harris 

Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm

1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1

So You Want to be an Actor? (Ages 8-12)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Using games and exercises, students learn the tools of an actor and what it takes to make a character come to life in this class taught by professional actor, Andrea Belser! Instructor: Andrea Belser McCormick

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:30am

1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

Acting for the Camera (Ages 13-18)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Ever wonder what it's like to be on camera? Constantly making your own videos or live posts? Improve your skills and learn the ins and out of performing on film with the 6 week class! Instructor: Gideon-Patrick Lorete

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Acting & Improvisation (Ages 13-18)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Think on your feet and learn the secrets to the best comedy improv with this exciting class. Using improv games and exercises, young actors learn techniques to carry with them for any performance!

Instructor: Stephanie Wilbert

Saturdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

SPRING SESSION 1:

WEEKS OF MARCH 7th- APRIL 11th, 2021

Creative Movement (Ages 5-7)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Young performers move and groove in this class while learning valuable skills like spacial awareness and body language as an introduction to performing. Instructor: Jailyn Harris

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

'Try it All' Dance (Ages 8-12)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Students learn the basics of a variety of dance styles, techniques and terms to succeed in your next dance class or musical while building general poise and confidence! Try out ballet, jazz, musical theatre styles and more to see what you like best! 

Instructor: Andrea Belser McCormick 

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

Comedy Improv (Ages 8-12)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Think on your feet and learn the secrets to the best comedy improv with this exciting class. Using improv games and exercises, young actors learn techniques to carry with them for any performance! Instructor: Stephanie Wilbert

Saturdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

Playwriting (Ages 13-18)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Learn the ins and outs of turning YOUR story into a play! Taught by professional playwright, Erin Dolan, students have fun and connect with other budding writers. Instructor: Erin Dolan

Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm

3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

Audition Techniques (Ages 13-18)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Whether you’re looking to ace that audition for the school play or working towards auditions for college programs, students will take their audition skills to the next level. This class works on the students individual audition goals including monologues, cold reading and more. 

Instructor: Gideon-Patrick Lorete

Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14

SPRING SESSION 2:

WEEKS OF APRIL 18th- MAY 23rd, 2021

Intro to Acting (Ages 5-7)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Using games and exercises, students learn the tools of an actor and what it takes to make a character come to life in this class taught by professional actor, Jailyn Harris! Instructor: Jailyn Harris

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Acting for the Camera (Ages 8-12)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Ever wonder what it's like to be on camera? Constantly making your own videos or live posts? Improve your skills and learn the ins and out of performing on film with the 6 week class! Instructor: Gideon-Patrick Lorete

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Techniques of Acting (Ages 13-18)

6 week virtual class, FREE for Elyria Residents

Explore a variety of acting styles and techniques in the class for teens. Take your characters and choices to the next level and learn to make each performance stellar! Instructor: Stephanie Wilbert

Saturdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

What Students Do

Vocal Warm-Ups

Physical Warm-Ups

Drama Games

Improvisation

Story-Telling

Learn New Vocabulary

Create Scenes

Visual Storytelling

Rehearse Scenes

Work Together

Perform!

What Students Gain

Communication Skills

Self Awareness

Spatial Awareness

Collaborative Techniques

Creative Ownership

Confidence

Poise

Voice & Speech Practice

Empathy

Problem-Solving Skills

Expanded World View

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