2020-2021

Weekday Educational Courses

 

Weekday educational courses offer students the ability to dive deep into a specific area of the performing arts.  These courses are open to all individuals.  Taught by Central Illinois professionals, your child will gain top quality skills that will prepare them for the life of a theatre performer!

 

These courses are available to any student and students can enroll any time during the year depending upon class availability.  For questions, email mvala@hcfta.org.

 

 

A note on the 2020-2021 Hoogland Ed. year:

The Hoogland Education Program is committed to the safety of our students, teachers, and families.  While our academic year will not be the same as past years, we will be providing a year of performing arts education that will keep students safe until we can return to the stage.  All classes will begin in a virtual format (zoom meetings, asynchronous videos, and video submissions).  As the year progresses, we will make decisions on when it is safe to return to in-person instruction and performances.

 

While we cannot guarantee what the future holds, we can promise the Hoogland Education program will empower imagination through these difficult times, provide meaningful collaboration between students and the artistic community, and build a positive environment for personal and creative growth.

 

*****Grades 1-3 courses anticipated for February 2021

 

 

 

Fall/Winter Weekday Courses

(October 5-Decermber 3)

 

GRADES 8-12:  Fundamentals of Dance- Teen Edition

Course Type: Asynchronous Video Delivery

Course Description: This course is designed to build and solidify a knowledge in dance performance.  Students will be provided video instruction in jazz, ballet, and tap, dance combinations provided through visual and oral instruction, and a breadth of knowledge that will be used throughout the Hoogland Ed. Academic year.  

 

GRADES 9-12: Advanced Acting for Teens

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing

Course Time: Thursdays from 5:00-7:00PM

Course Description: An in-depth study of scripts and monologues, this is the class for aspiring actor to fine tune their craft. With monologue work and partner scenes, this will make any teen feel comfortable being expressive onstage!

 

GRADES 4-8: Audition Success- Singing

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing

Course Time: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM 

Course Description: Whether you have an audition for The Sound of Music or rockin’ out to your favorite pop musical, this class will help your child prepare for the excitement of auditions and help them put their best foot forward.  Understanding audition cuts, testing vocal ranges, and a fundamental understanding of the human voice will be covered in this comprehensive course.

 

GRADES 4-8: Audition Success- Acting

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing

Course Time: Thursdays 4:00-5:00PM

Course Description: Cold readings, character voices, and monologue selection- OH MY!  Leave all your nerves at the door with this course designed to build the confidence of each and every student in the audition room.  Students will participate in engaging in methods to help calm their nerves, trust their newly attained acting skills, and provide a lasting impression to casting directors.

 

 

 

New Year Weekday Courses

(February 1-March 26)

 

GRADES 4-12: Yoga for Performers

Course Type: Asynchronous Video Delivery

Course Description: A performer must be prepared body, mind, and soul before walking into the spotlight.  This course will help all students to focus their mind, prepare their body, and experience the power of performance through a guided yoga course for performers.

 

GRADES 8-12: The Singing Actor

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing

Course Time: Thursdays from 5:30-7:30PM

Course Description: Storytelling is the heart of musical theatre repertoire.  This course is designed to help teen performers dive deep into the understanding of lyrical writing and how to express those ideas in performance.  The course, taught in a workshop format, will give individualized attention to each student and build strong musical theatre material for auditions and shows.

 

GRADES 4-8: Musical Theatre Design

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing with possible in-person instruction

Course Time: Wednesdays 5:00-7:00

Course Description: Explore the word of design through costumes, scenery, lights, and props!  This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of theatrical design, color theory, and creating imaginary worlds to enhance storytelling. 

 

GRADES 4-8: Fundamentals of Dance

Course Type: Asynchronous Video Delivery

Course Description: This course is designed to build and solidify a knowledge in dance performance.  Students will be provided video instruction in jazz, ballet, and tap, dance combinations provided through visual and oral instruction, and a breadth of knowledge that will be used throughout the Hoogland Ed. Academic year.

 

 

 

Spring Weekday Courses
(April 5-May 28)

 

GRADES 8-12: Musical Theatre History

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing with possible in-person instruction

Course Time: Wednesdays from 6-7PM

Course Description: A new course designed to educate, inspire, and lead students in understanding the creation of musical theatre, how to pick audition music appropriate for various genres of shows, and win at all the trivia contests!

 

GRADES 9-12: Improv

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing with possible in-person instruction

Course Time: Thursdays from 5-7PM

Course Description: Learn how to think on your feet and enjoy creating live characters in the moment. A class designed to make you think quick and have fun doing it!

 

GRADES 9-12: Theatrical Design Course (Makeup or Puppetry)

Course Type: TBD

Course Time: Tuesdays from 5-7PM

Course Description: Annie Germann, Master of makeup and puppetry, will be teaching a course exploring the art of imagination through different mediums.  This is a class not to miss!!

 

GRADES 4-8: Sign Language and Theatre

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing with possible in-person instruction

Course Time: Wednesdays from 5-6PM

Course Description: Communication is the foundation of live theatre.  Enjoy an introductory course to sign language interpretation for plays and musicals.  Your student will be working with performing arts material and discovering the American Sign Language.

 

GRADES 4-8: Creative Writing

Course Type: Zoom Video Conferencing with possible in-person instruction

Course Time: Thursdays 5-6PM

Course Description: Have you ever dreamed about writing your own show?  Enjoy learning to creatively write for the stage!  Taught by two instructors, you will create works that will be developed throughout the course and will be able to put your words to life in a workshop setting!