The Fine Arts Association Theatre Education Program

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Theatre students of all ages explore and develop their acting skills through a variety of immersive, hands-on theatre classes designed for learning and fun in The Fine Arts Association’s Theatre Program

For each age level, we offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced level classes depending on the student’s needs and ability. Basic techniques include, but are not limited to: vocal projection, diction, memorization, and blocking (stage placement). 

In advanced classes students will hone their craft, while becoming more comfortable with character choices and development, script analysis, stage presence, and line delivery. Students with prior training from outside organizations will meet with faculty to determine placement in various programs.

Meet the Instructors

Dawn Hill

David Malinowski

Doriann D'Apice

Sandy K. Peck

Theatre Arts Camp Jr.
for grades K-3

Using scenes and songs from Newsies, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and more, your performer will be acting, singing, and dancing their way across the stage. They will also create marquee posters, props, and costume pieces during their art class

Theatre Arts Camp
for grades 3-12

This fun, interactive camp engages campers in the theatrical aspects of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Classes and rehearsals are designed as lessons in acting methods, dance techniques/ composition, and voice/music skills.

THEATRE CLASSES

To see a list of remaining Summer Semester classes available, please visit the Summer at FAA page

THEATRE DISCOVERY CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!

Communication skills

Learn language and communication skills
that help students communicate effectively
with others with confidence.

ABOUT THEATRE DISCOVERY CLASSES

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  • All theatre classes are in-person only
Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 3-5 
  • Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
    • From August 28 to December 18, 2021
      • Class #: TF2101A
Instructor: David Malinowski
  • for ages 3-5
  • Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • From August 26 to December 16, 2021
      • Class #TSP2101B
Instructor: David Malinowski
  • for ages 3-5 
  • Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021

Oh, the places your beginning theatre student will go in this class! Using the zany, colorful, and wild stories of Dr. Seuss, your young storyteller will learn all about theatre and stage presence. The focus of this class is on the basic theatre techniques of volume, diction, emotions, character development, and building relationships. This class culminates in a Sharing Day for family friends on the last day of class.

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 3-5
  • Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021

Ignite your child’s imagination and introduce your young actor or actress to the world of theatre through silly stories and songs. Children will act out each book and sing songs from “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” A perfect introduction to the art of theatre! Class culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.

THEATRE ARTS EXPERIENCE CLASSES

Students learn to adapt to changing situations.
This allows them to be more apt to accept change, both on stage and in life!

Relationships

Experience working together in order to create a great show.
See how an acting troupe must work together in order to make the show a success.

ABOUT THEATRE ARTS EXPERIENCE CLASSES

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Instructor: David Malinowski
 
  • for ages 6-8
  • Fridays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • From August 27 – December 17, 2021 
      • Class #: TF2110A

Is your young “performer” ready to take the stage? This class teaches young actors the basic techniques and responsibilities of being in a play. Class culminates in a Sharing Day production for family and friends.

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
 
 
 
  • for ages 6-8
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • From August 28 – December 18, 2021
      • Class #:TF2110B
Hey ponies and bronies! In this 20% cooler class, we will learn the basics of blocking, character development, and vocal projection as we become our favorite brightly colored ponies! Join Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity as they go on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. You’ll learn that friendship really is magic and you will amaze your family and friends with our Sharing Day performance during our last class! Welcome to the herd. The fun has been doubled.
Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
 
 
 
  • for ages 5-7
  • Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Class #: TS2110

 

We’re off to see the Wizard! Join Dorothy and all your friends from over the rainbow in this fantastic class. You’ll learn the basics of vocal projection, character building, stage direction, and blocking as you go on adventures with your friends to follow the yellow brick road! Your family and friends will be amazed by your brains, heart, and courage when we perform for Sharing Day during the final class!

 

 
Instructor: David Malinowski
 
 
 
  • for ages 6-8
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
(title and description reflect spring of 2021 session) Is your young “performer” ready to take the stage?  Have them follow the White Rabbit and take a tumble with Alice into Wonderland. This class teaches young actors the basic techniques and responsibilities of being in a play, while discovering the colorful characters such as the Caterpillar, The Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and many others.  Class culminates in a Sharing Day production for family and friends on the last day of class.
 
Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 6-8
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021

Are you a Princess Poppy or a Tiny Diamond? A Delta Dawn or a King Trollex? Do you love to pretend to be characters from movies? Do you love to sing and dance and hug every hour?? Then this is the class for you! Using songs and short scenes from the popular films Trolls and Trolls World Tour, students learn the basics of performing on stage. Family and friends are invited to Sharing Day during the last class on the gallery stage. You can’t stop the feeling on Sharing Day!! Just sing!

THEATRE FOR YOUNG ACTORS CLASSES

Taking the next steps through scene and script work,
students learn to support one another.
Another’s success is seen as a success for all.

Equip

Master several key communication skills that will equip students for life.

ABOUT THEATRE FOR YOUNG ACTORS CLASSES

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Instructors: Sandy Kosovich Peck and Dawn Hill
  • for ages 9-11
  • From August 23 – December 13, 2021
    • Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
      • Class #: TF2120
Interested in acting, but don’t know where to start? This class is for you! Students learn to build skills through fun theatre games and working on a scene or monologue. Class culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.
Teacher – Sandy K. Peck
  • for ages 9-11
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • From August 24 to December 14, 2021
      • Class #: TF2121
This class is for the student who has a little bit of acting experience already and is looking to expand their performing skills. We’ll dig a little deeper into theatre games and scenes to learn how to be more confident, focused and truthful on stage
Instructor: Sandy K. Peck
  • for ages 9-11
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From August 28 to December 18, 2021 
      • Class #: TF2122
This class is perfect for the experienced acting student who is looking for a challenging and supportive theatre experience. Expand your theatre knowledge and skills through scene work, vocal and movement exercises, and improvisation. Consistent attendance is expected and all students are required to participate in the Sharing Day performance for family and friends on the last day of class in the Corning Auditorium. New students welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Instructor: Sandy K. Peck
  • For ages 9-11
  • Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
    • From August 25 to December 15, 2021 
      • Class #: TF2123

Discover the exciting world of theatre improvisation, where we make up the scenes as we go along and anything goes! Students learn how to create instant scenes and stories that stretch the imagination and boost confidence on stage. This class is a great introduction to the art of theatre. The final class is an “improv show” Sharing Day for family and friends.

Instructors: Sandy Kosovich Peck and Dawn Hill
  • for ages 9-11
  • Mondays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
Interested in acting, but don’t know where to start? This class is for you! Students learn to build skills through fun theatre games and working on a scene or monologue. Class culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • for ages 9-11
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
This class is for the student who has a little bit of acting experience already and is looking to expand their performing skills. We’ll dig a little deeper into theatre games and scenes to learn how to be more confident, focused and truthful on stage
Instructor: Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • for ages 9-11
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
This class is perfect for the experienced acting student who is looking for a challenging and supportive theatre experience. Expand your theatre knowledge and skills through scene work, vocal and movement exercises, and improvisation. Consistent attendance is expected and all students are required to participate in the Sharing Day performance for family and friends on the last day of class in the Corning Auditorium. New students welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Instructor: Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • For ages 9-11
  • Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
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  • Discover the exciting world of theatre improvisation, where we make up the scenes as we go along and anything goes! Students learn how to create instant scenes and stories that stretch the imagination and boost confidence on stage. This class is a great introduction to the art of theatre. The final class is an “improv show” Sharing Day for family and friends.

THEATRE FOR TEENS CLASSES

Teens recreate and reenact situations in class
using different perspectives to reach conclusions.

Community Culture

Students are able to work with others who are different from them,
and can enjoy the many benefits of the strong communities they have built.

ABOUT THEATRE FOR TEENS CLASSES

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Teacher – Jackie DiFrangia
  • for ages 12-18
  • Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • From August 26 to December 16, 2021
      • Class #: TF2150

For musical theatre actors, your “audition book” is one of the most important things you will use. So, how do you make one and where do you start? Students will learn how to choose songs, organize the material, and assemble a “book” of audition pieces for their next musical theatre audition. Open to beginning and experienced student actors. Students should come to class with a 3-ring binder (not provided).

Teacher – Jackie DiFrangia
  • for ages 12-18
    • Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • From August 27 to December 17, 2021
      • Class #: TF2151

An actor’s top priority is to tell a story. What happens when the story is told through singing? Learn how to break down your song, focus on the text, and connect to the story. Students will perform a song of their choosing to the class, and the instructor will also provide song suggestions for each student to develop their storytelling techniques. Open to beginning and experienced student actors.

Teachers – Sandy Kosovich Peck & Dawn Hill
  • for ages 12-18
  • Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • From August 23 to December 13, 2021
      • Class #: TF2130
If you want to take the stage and don’t know where to start, this class is for YOU! Learn the basics of acting and auditioning. You’ll learn techniques (and a monologue or two) that prepare you to take the stage for that next audition or role.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • for ages 12-18
  • Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • From August 24 to December 14, 2021
      • Class #: TF2131
This class is for the student who has a little bit of acting experience already and is looking to expand their performing skills. We’ll dig a little deeper into theatre games and scenes to learn how to be more confident, focused, and truthful on stage.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • for ages 12-18
  • Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
    • From August 28 to December 18, 2021
      • Class #: TF2132
Especially designed for advanced theatre students, this in-depth study of acting techniques will challenge you. Students learn about the craft of theatre through vocal and movement exercises, character development and scene study. Professionalism and collaboration are stressed in this class designed for the serious actor. Consistent attendance is expected and all students are required to participate in the final Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class in Corning Auditorium. New students welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Instructor: Sandy Kosovich Peck 
  • for ages 12-18
  • Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • From August 25 to December 15, 2021
      • Class #: TF2133
Come discover the exciting world of theatre improvisation, where we make up the scenes as we go along and anything goes! A great introduction to the art of theatre. Students learn how to create instant scenes and stories that stretch the imagination and boost confidence on stage The final class is an “improv show” Sharing Day for family and friends.
Teacher – Jackie DiFrangia
  • for ages 12-18
    • Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • From June 15 to July 20, 201
      • Class #: TS2150
Teacher – Jackie DiFrangia
  • for ages 12-18
    • Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • From June 17 to July 22, 201
      • Class #: TS2151
Teachers – Sandy Kosovich Peck & Dawn Hill
  • for ages 12-18
  • Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
If you want to take the stage and don’t know where to start, this class is for YOU! Learn the basics of acting and auditioning. You’ll learn techniques (and a monologue or two) that prepare you to take the stage for that next audition or role.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • for ages 12-18
  • Tuesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
This class is for the student who has a little bit of acting experience already and is looking to expand their performing skills. We’ll dig a little deeper into theatre games and scenes to learn how to be more confident, focused, and truthful on stage.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
  • for ages 12-18
  • Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
Specially designed for advanced theatre students, this in-depth study of acting techniques will challenge you. Students learn about the craft of theatre through vocal and movement exercises, character development and scene study. Professionalism and collaboration are stressed in this class designed for the serious actor. Consistent attendance is expected and all students are required to participate in the final Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class in Corning Auditorium. New students welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Instructor: Sandy Kosovich Peck 
  • for ages 12-18
  • Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Will be available in Fall of 2021
Come discover the exciting world of theatre improvisation, where we make up the scenes as we go along and anything goes! A great introduction to the art of theatre. Students learn how to create instant scenes and stories that stretch the imagination and boost confidence on stage The final class is an “improv show” Sharing Day for family and friends.