The Fine Arts Association Theatre Education Program

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

Jackie DiFrangia

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

Theatre Discovery Classes

FAA's Early Childhood Education program has over 20 classes to choose from in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

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: Jackie DiFrangia
ages 6-8

  • Tuesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • From January 25 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2210A

Who wouldn’t like to be silly while learning the art of theatre? Young actors will be immersed in the zany world of Shel Silverstein. Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre and public speaking by using Silverstein’s hilarious poems as monologues and short scenes to perform for family and friends on the last day of class during Share Day.

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
ages 6-8

  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • From January 25 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #:TSP2210B

Do you want to build a snowman? Or go into the unknown? So many new adventures are in store for Elsa, Ana, Olaf, Hans, and Sven in this class! You’ll re-enact all your favorite scenes from Frozen AND Frozen 2 while learning theatre fundamentals like character building, blocking, articulation, projection, and being in the moment. Your family and friends will love to watch you LET IT GO on Sharing Day during our last class!

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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Teachers: Sandy Kosovich Peck and Dawn Hill

for ages 9-11

  • Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    • From January 24 to May 16, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2220
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. The 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.
    • From January 25 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2221
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 9-11

  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From January 29 to May 21, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2222
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. 
    • From January 26 to May 18, 2022 
      • Class #: TSP2223
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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.
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.

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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Teachers: Sandy Kosovich Peck & Dawn Hill

for ages 12-18

  • Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • From January 24 to May 16, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2230
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 January 25 to May 17, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2231
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 January 29 to May 21, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2232
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 are welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Teacher: Sandy Kosovich Peck

for ages 12-18

  • Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    • From January 26 to May 18, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2233
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

  • Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    • From January 27 to May 19, 2022
      • Class #: TSP2250
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
    • 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.

*New Drama Therapy Classes!

For a variety of ages and for ALL abilities