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Vintage Theatre Youth Program

Vintage Youth Spotlight

The Vintage Youth Spotlight program has been developed as a means for children to experience the excitement of theatre and performance while instilling a love of the arts and an appreciation of the theatrical collaborative process.  Theatre builds confidence, encourages teamwork, and rewards responsibility.  Our program is staffed with Denver’s most experienced professional directors, instructors, choreographers, puppeteers, and technicians.  Check out the many ways your child can get involved and engaged with the arts through our classes, workshops, and summer camps!

CLASSES

Students will enjoy movement and acting games, and every class will culminate in a performance for friends and family members.  Explore the familiar worlds of Pokemon, Star Wars, well-known fairy tales and more! 

Fractured Fairy Tales: Have some fun as your favorite fairy tales get flipped onto their heads for a new, and totally unique version of every fairy tale you know and love. This short script is a great way for younger children to get their feet wet as they learn about what it takes to work in theater while building skills like teamwork, cooperation, imagination and more.

Dates: Mondays March 3 – April 3
Times: 4:30-5:30
Ages: 4-6
Tuition: $95

Wild Kratts: Harness your creature power and get to the creature rescue! This second session of classes for our younger students will allow them to explore the world of creature transformations as we combine the fun of acting with the thrills of science. So whether your kiddo is a cheetah at heart or a super scientist, they’re sure to love this rambunctious and engaging class!

Dates: Mondays April 10 – May 8
Times: 4:30-5:30
Ages: 4-6
Tuition: $95

Pokemon: Gotta catch ‘em all! Or in this case, gotta play them all! This one-act script takes several of your favorite pocket-sized monsters and transports them into the real world for a totally new and unique adventure for young performers. This is the perfect class for kids that have had a little bit of on-stage experience, or if they’ve never performed a day in their life, but would like to learn more about it.

Dates: Tuesdays March 7 – May 9
Times: 4:30-6:00
Ages: 7-9
Tuition: $180

Star Wars (Ages 9 – 11): A long, long, long time ago in a galaxy not that far away, one of the biggest films ever was released. Now, get to know the characters and a totally new story as your favorite big-screen, intergalactic heroes take to the stage. Plus, it’s a great chance to work on lots of important skills including character building, relationship building, collaboration, teamwork and more.

Dates: Thursdays March 9 – May 11
Ages: 7-9
Times: 4:30 – 6:00
Tuition: $180

Zombies: BBRRRAAAAIIINNNSSSSSS!!! Does your kiddo love zombies, the undead and things gory icky? Then this is the class for them. Enjoy a totally original new script filled with survival skills and the stories of the undead wandering the earth with just a little bit of stage blood and special effects. It’s a great chance to learn how to incorporate effects, stage blood and zombie makeup into a production while young teens and preteens get to tell the story of the zombie apocalypse.

Puppetry: If you loved our puppet workshop or just want to dive into the world of puppet creation and performance, this class is for you! Taught by international puppeteer Sushma Bagga, this class will turn a student selected story into a full puppet performance. We will create puppets with Styrofoam balls and papier-mache and learn puppeteering techniques to show off at our final performance.

Dates:
Session 1: March 11 – April 8 (Saturdays 1:30-3:30)
Session 2: April 15 – May 13 (Saturdays 1:30 – 3:30)
Ages: 10-13
Tuition: $100 per session (materials fee included)

High School Classes:

Dates: Saturdays March 11 – May 13
Ages: 12-18
Times: 10:00 – 11:30am
Tuition: $180

Special Needs Kids Classes:

Our special needs classes are custom designed to fit the needs and abilities of our enrolled students.  These classes will explore the theatrical world using theatre games, movement, and music. Each class will develop a theatre piece to share with family and friends at the conclusion of our session. 

Dates:
Session One – Saturdays, March 11 – April 8
Session Two – Saturdays, April 15 – May 13
Times:  10:00 – 11:00
Ages: Open
Tuition: $125 per session

Special Needs Teens/Adults Classes:

All of our special needs classes are structured around the abilities and needs of our enrolled students.  These classes will explore existing theatrical works, scene study, interpretation, and music.  There will be a sharing of our scene work at the conclusion of our sessions.

Dates:
Session One – Mondays, March 13 – April 10
Session Two – Mondays, April 17 – May 15
Times: 3:30-4:30
Ages: Open
Tuition: $125 per session 

To register for classes, please click the link below and fill out the enrollment form. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or for more information on our classes.  Contact our Education Director, Liz Nye at: 303-629-9115 or education@vintagetheatre.com.

WORKSHOPS

Do you want to test out what Vintage has to offer without the commitment of a full class session? Want to explore some of the topics we don’t offer in our regular classes? Check out our workshop series! Taught by professional working artists from the Denver area, these short form workshops are a great way to introduce your kids to the performing arts!

Puppets!: Explore the world of puppetry as we create our own puppets and learn the basics of puppet movement and expression with international puppeteer, Sushma Bagga. Class will culminate in a short performance where each student will have the chance to show off their new skills to friends and family!

Dates: February 4 and 5 Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Ages: 8-10 Tuition: $65 (materials included)

Audition Intensive: Take control of your audition with this two-day intensive workshop designed to give you the edge over other actors and help you make it to the callback and beyond. Taught by professional director Liz Nye, this class will focus on monologue selection and performance, cold reading skills, and all the tips and tricks to make your audition stand out. Feedback on your vocal auditions available on the second day of the workshop by request.

Dates: Feb 11-12 ONLY (No second session available)
Times: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ages: 12 and up (adults welcome!)
Tuition: $85

Stage Combat: Learn the techniques we use to create fight scenes for theater and film! This class will teach the moves, the acting, and the safety tricks that make your unarmed fights awesome. This one-day workshop with professional fight choreographer Seth Maisel will run only one session, so register early!

Dates: Feb 25
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Ages:12-18
Tuition: $40

Stage Make-Up: This intro to stage makeup will teach your budding super star how to do many important skills that he or she will need throughout a career in the arts. Concepts include what items you’ll need in a basic beginner’s makeup kit, how to do old-age makeup, traditional stage makeup and even some blood, gore, bruises and scars or scabs.

Dates: February 18, 19
Times:  11- 12:30
Ages: 10 and up
Tuition: $65

To register for classes, please click the link below and fill out the enrollment form. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or for more information on our classes.  Contact our Education Director, Liz Nye at: 303-629-9115 or education@vintagetheatre.com.

CAMPS

Disney Jr. Summer Performance Academy: For the first time ever, Vintage will be offering TWO summer performance opportunities to our students!  We could not be more excited to announce that we will be producing both Disney Jr. Beauty and the Beast AND Disney Jr. Peter Pan in our summer sessions.  So if you want to tell a tale as old as time or fly to Neverland, we’ve got a production or you!

Our summer academy provides the opportunity for performers to engage in a full scale production at Vintage.  Tuition includes the complete performance experience with costumes, lights, sets, and professional direction by local director, Liz Nye.  Roles are available for ages 8-17, and no audition is necessary.  No matter your experience level, there is a part for you!

Rehearsals run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, with performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the final week of class.  Our 8 to 11-year-old students will be released at noon (or are welcome to stay for lunch with the older kids and be released at 12:30).  Older students will stay until 4 p.m. for more advanced classes on specific skill sets, such as auditioning, scene study, character study, movement, and more.

These productions are popular, and camps will fill up quickly, so register today!

Beauty and the Beast

Dates: June 12-16, 19-23, 26- July 2
Performances: June 30, July 1,2
Tuition: 8-11 ($425) 12-17 ($850)

Peter Pan

Dates: July 10-14, 17-21, 24-30
Performances: July 28, 29, 20
Tuition: 8-11 ($425) 12-17 ($850)

To register for classes, please click the link below and fill out the enrollment form. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or for more information on our classes.  Contact our Education Director, Liz Nye at: 303-629-9115 or education@vintagetheatre.com.

PRIVATE COACHING

Enjoy private acting lessons designed for actors of all ages!

Vintage is pleased to offer individual coaching sessions with professional artists currently working the Denver area.  We customize our sessions just for you to ensure you get exactly what you need, whether you’re working up your college auditions, trying to build your monologue portfolio, or in need of feedback on a work in progress.

One hour sessions in acting, auditioning, and voice are available by appointment only at a fee of $45 per session.  Discounted rates on session packages are available upon request.

Time slots for private coaching are limited, so register early to ensure you get the time you need when you need it!

Contact our Education Director, Liz Nye at education@vintagetheatre.com or by phone at 303-629-9115 for more information or to schedule your sessions.

Full and partial scholarships available.