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Skills & Performance-Based Classes for Young Artists

Skills Classes vs. Performance Classes 

Skills Classes are open to all young artists ages 4-17.  Skills Classes are 6-8 week sessions run seasonally and focus on the fundamentals of acting, singing, improv, working in an ensemble, and other core skills that build confidence and an appreciation for the arts.

Performance Classes require an audition for admission and are associated with an upcoming TNP KidzAct stage performance.  We recommend that children new to acting start in our Skills Classes and work towards auditioning for a Performance Class.  Performances Classes require a commitment to a more rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.  Visit the Upcoming Auditions page to see our next KidzAct shows.

Quick Contacts:

Registration & Information

Maya Kleinsorge
Education Assistant
(239) 434-7340, ext. 136
mkleinsorge@naplesplayers.org

 

Outreach & Special Programs

Craig Price
Director of Community Education & Wellness
(239) 434-7340, ext. 103
cprice@naplesplayers.org

Upcoming Showcase Classes

Winter Session Begins January 8

Where KidzAct begins! Our youngest group of aspiring performers begin to learn the basics of acting for the stage.

GRADES 1&2, MONDAYS

This skills-focused class will teach students how to use their creativity and strengths to work as an ensemble.

GRADES 1&2, FRIDAYS

This skills-focused class will teach students how to use their creativity and strengths to work as an ensemble.

GRADES 3-5

Students work at an increased level of intensity to create, rehearse, and perform on stage.

GRADES 6-8

This 8-week long course will introduce students to  what it takes to achieve your dream role.

For kids ages 11-17. This fun and fast-paced class is for all young artists new to the world of improvisation. No experience required!

Students will learn teamwork, patience, sensory awareness, and communication through emotion-oriented, confidence-building theatre games.

January 8 and April 16

This comprehensive course will give students an overview of everything it takes to be a stage manager – from broadway to TNP and everything in between!

Gain an understanding of what it takes to audition for a musical theatre college program!

Learn the ways of improv from the best in Naples! Judith Santos and Ralph Krumins – from Stage 2 Improv are here to play!

Spring Session Begins March 28

Where KidzAct begins! Our youngest group of aspiring performers begin to learn the basics of acting for the stage.

GRADES 1&2, MONDAYS

This skills-focused class will teach students how to use their creativity and strengths to work as an ensemble.

GRADES 1&2, FRIDAYS

This skills-focused class will teach students how to use their creativity and strengths to work as an ensemble.

GRADES 3-5

Students work at an increased level of intensity to create, rehearse, and perform on stage.

GRADES 6-8

This 8-week long course will introduce students to  what it takes to achieve your dream role.

For kids ages 11-17. This fun and fast-paced class is for all young artists new to the world of improvisation. No experience required!

Students will learn teamwork, patience, sensory awareness, and communication through emotion-oriented, confidence-building theatre games.

Upcoming Production Classes

Next Auditions on December 18

PERFORMANCE CLASSES

The following are our upcoming performance classes! Performances classes and shows are open through audition only.

 

Auditions: December 18; 12:00-4:00pm
Rehearsals: January 17-April 9; 4:30pm-6:30pm
Performances: April 9 & 10

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See photos from some of our recent KidzActclasses and productions.

 

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FAQs & DETAILS

Where should my child start?
KidzAct has always been working to provide quality arts education for all ages and experience levels.  We typically break Skills and Core classes into groups by age, with Performance classes (accessible by audition) reserved for those ready to take the stage and the spotlight!

View our Placement Chart to help determine where your child should start.

How often do sessions start?
Our classes follow a seasonal schedule:

  • FALL CLASSES run September–December with registration opening in late July or August
  • WINTER CLASSES run January–March with registration opening in November
  • SPRING CLASSES run March-May with registration opening in February
  • SUMMER CLASSES / CAMP runs June–August with registration opening in April.
Are classes different every session?
Yes! In fact, many KidzAct students will take their age-appropriate classes throughout the year, taking multiple season classes to build off of skills they have already acquired and to work towards the goal of auditioning for upcoming shows and performances.
What is the difference between Skills Classes and Performance Classes?
KidzAct Skills Classes at TNP focus on building upon the core concepts of acting, singing, dictation, and other confidence-building skills that prepare students for the ultimate goal of taking a Performance Class.  Performance Classes are associated with an upcoming KidzAct stage show and can only be entered by audition.  Generally, there are four to six KidzAct shows per calendar year that provide students with the opportunity to experience a more intensive schedule of rehearsals and performances culminating in a full-scale stage show.
How can my child audition for a show?
Auditioning for an upcoming KidzAct production is considered part of our Performance Classes.  Generally, there are four to six full-scale KidzAct stage productions each year at TNP.  If a child auditions and is cast for a show, they are required to commit to the rehearsal, performance schedule, and fees associated with a particular show.

See our Upcoming Auditions page for opportunities to take the spotlight!

What do classes cost?
Fees vary based on class length, type, and whether they are online or on-site.  Generally speaking, a 6-8 week class can vary between $300-$450 per session.  Need-based scholarships are always available thanks to our generous support from donors and grant programs.

Learn about and Apply for A KidzAct Scholarship  

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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