Fall Classes begin in August.  Look for class information this summer.

EVCT’s Acting Classes for Kids Teach the Following:

  • Students learn proper breathing and vocal techniques for articulation, projection, and voice variation.
  • Children explore movement and space and learn how to use them effectively when telling a story.
  • Students will explore the principles of blocking and understand how to stage a scene to effectively reach an audience.
  • Kids enrolled in musical theatre will learn how to act while singing and dancing.
  • Children’s acting classes help students learn and practice audition techniques.

Acting Classes Teach Kids Life Lessons

  • Kids learn how to work together and build trust.
  • Children learn empathy and character development. They learn to think critically and understand the “why” behind each character’s action.
  • Students learn effective listening and reacting and their importance on and off the stage.
  • Kids learn to express feelings and emotions and react to those acting with them.

EVCT has been offering acting classes in the Phoenix-area for 24 years. Sign your child up for classes at EVCT today!

Fall Classes, Session I
August 16 – September 30, 2021

For kids age 5-14

Register online for acting classes using button below or by calling the EVCT Office  480-756-3828

One-hour classes that meet once a week for seven weeks
Cost $115

Monday

Cost: $115

7 Weeks One Hour Each

August 16th through September 27th

Class 1 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Musical Theatre for the Young Actor – kids 5-8

An introduction to musical theatre with basics in singing, acting and movement.  Participants will share what they have studied on the final day of class.  Instructor Kylie Burge 

Class 2 – 6:30-7:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox – Musical Theatre Techniques – kids 8-14  

Participants will learn musical theatre techniques in acting, movement and singing, with emphasis on acting while singing, utilizing songs from Broadway shows.  Participants will share their new techniques on the final day of class.  Instructor Rio Chavez

Tuesday

Cost: $115

7 Weeks One Hour Each

August 17th through September 28th

Class 3 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox – Acting Basics – kids 8-12

An introductory class in acting for kids who have had little or no previous experience in theatre.  Participants work on basic skills for acting on stage and performing in general. Instructor Becca Lynn

Class 4 – 4:45-5:45 pm –Performing on Stage for the Young Actor – kids 5-8

A beginning class for young performers with emphasis on basic acting skills. Participants will learn stage presence, self-confidence and using their voice and body to communicate. A sharing of what the participants learned will be held on the final day of class.  Instructor Kylie Burge

Class 5 – 5:30-6:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox – Acting & Reacting – kids 8-14

Acting is not just a one-person skill, it is reacting to those in your scene or reacting to your environment.  Learn how to make your character real and believable and create a stellar performance. Instructor Becca Lynn

Wednesday

Cost: $115

7 Weeks of one hour Classes

August 18th through September 29th

Class 6 – 4:15-5:15 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Solo Acting – kids 8-14

Participants will gain knowledge in how to select, prepare, rehearse and perform monologues for performance and auditions. Monologues will be showcased during the final class period.  Instructor Becca Lynn

Class 7 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Creating Characters Through Movement – kids 8-14

A must-have class for all actors.  Learn how to use your body, gestures, facial expression with movement to create characters of every kind. Instructor Rio Chavez

Class 8 – 5:15 – 6:15 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Acting in Film and Commercials – kids 8-14 

An introduction to acting on camera, including tips on how to get into the industry. Instructor Becca Lynn

Class 9 – 5:30-6:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Creating Believable Emotions– kids 8-14 

Learn skills in creating real, believable emotions on stage.  How to bring feelings from within you to create emotions your character is dealing with and making the audience have empathy for you as that character.  Instructor Rio Chavez 

One-hour classes that meet once a week for seven weeks
Cost $120

Thursday

Cost: $120

7 Weeks of one hour classes

August 19th through September 30th

Class 10 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Production Class – Little Red Riding Hood – kids 5-8 

Participants go through the process of putting on a play from auditions to rehearsal to performance.  Class culminates in a performance on the final day, complete with costumes and props. A great introduction to being in a play. Instructor Kylie Burge

1 1/2 hour classes that meet once a week for seven weeks
Cost $185

Thursday

Cost: $185

7 Weeks of 1.5 hour classes

August 19th through September 30th

Class 11 – 5:30-7:00 pm – Musical Production Class – Aladdin – kids 8-14 

Participants go through the process of putting on a mini-musical from audition to rehearsal to performance.  Class culminates in a performance on the final day, complete with costumes and props. A great introduction to being in musical.  Instructor Kylie Burge

One-hour classes that meet once a week for fifteen weeks
Cost $250

Monday

Cost: $250

15 Weeks of 1 hour classes

August 16th through November 29th

Class 12 – 5:30-6:30 pm – Junior Musical Theatre Troupe – kids age 7-11

An introductory class to musical theatre performance.  Participants learn skills in acting, dance and singing, while performing songs from Broadway shows.  Class culminates in a performance as a part of the EVCT Fall Troupe Showcase on Tuesday December 7th at 6:30 pm at the Mesa Arts Center.  Instructor Rio Chavez

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE EVCT REHEARSAL STUDIO, 4501 E MAIN ST IN MESA
(located on the southeast corner of Main and Greenfield Rd)

FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE OR NON-TRANSFERABLE

Contact EVCT at info@evct.org or 480-756-3828 for additional information

Fall Classes, Session I
Virtual Classes

Thursday

Cost: $200

7 Weeks of 1/2 hour classes

(Virtual Classes)

August 19th through September 30th

 

Class 101 – Private Voice Lessons – Varying times available (see below) – age 9-18

Instructor Breona Conrad.  All coaching sessions are 30 minutes in length. Breona will take you from where you are vocally and work individually with you on improving your singing skills. Make up lessons are available in case of illness. Times available for lessons are 4:00 pm, 4:35 pm, 5:10 pm, 5:45 pm.  Call the office to set up your time prior to registering at 480-756-3828. Cost of the seven weeks of voice lessons is $200.

Fall Classes, Session II
October 11 – December 2, 2021

For kids age 5-14

One-hour classes that meet once a week for seven weeks
Cost $115

Monday

Cost: $115

7 Weeks of one hour Classes

October 11th through November 22nd

Class 13 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Look Mom I’m On Stage – kids 5-8

A beginning musical performance class for the young actor.  Participants will work on stage presence, volume and projection and performing for an audience. Sharing of skills learn will be held on the final day of class.  Instructor Kylie Burge

Class 14 – 6:30-7:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Musical Theatre Techniques II – kids 8-14 

For kids who have taken Music Theatre Techniques I or those who have some experience in musical theatre performance.  The class will continue working on skills and music styles that are use when performing in a musical. Class culminates with a sharing on the final day of class. Instructor Rio Chavez

Tuesday

Cost: $115

7 Weeks of one hour Classes

October 12th through November 23rd

Class 15 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Acting Basics II – kids 8-12

Class will review concepts from Acting Basics I and then delve into more advanced skills and techniques for all participants.  Instructor Becca Lynn

Class 16 – 4:45-5:45 pm – Treasure Trunk Stories – kids 5-8

Each week the class participants take an object, costume piece or prop from the treasure trunk and then together they create a story utilizing those items.  This creative approach is a great way for younger performers to learn basic theatre skills and explore their creativity.  A sharing will occur during the last class.  Instructor Kylie Burge

Class 17 – 5:30-6:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Voice over Acting – kids 8-14

Ever wanted to be that voice of a cartoon character or the voice behind the commercial?  Then this class is for you.  Learn how your voice can show emotions and feelings without the help of your body or your face.  Instructor Becca Lynn

Wednesday

Cost: $115

7 Weeks of one hour Classes

October 13th through November 24th

Class 18 – 4:15-5:15 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Duo Acting – kids 8-14

A class in which acting skills are taught through two person scenes.  A variety of styles of theatre and types of scenes will be used throughout the class.  A sharing of the skills learned will occur on the last day of class.  Instructor Becca Lynn

Class 19 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Voice and Diction for the Stage – kids 8-14 

A must have for any actor.  Learn techniques for being heard and understood on stage while performing. Participants will gain knowledge in exercises and warmups that will enhance their performances. Instructor Rio Chavez

Class 20 – 5:15 – 6:15 pm -Actor’s Toolbox, Dramatic Scenes – kids 8-14

Participants will learn how to make believable and real drama on stage through scenes and monologues.  Sharing of the skills learned will occur on the final day of class.  Instructor Becca Lynn

Class 21 – 5:30-6:30 pm – Actor’s Toolbox, Make ‘em Laugh, a comedy class – kids 8-14

There is nothing more fun than comedy.  Learn the different styles of comedy and how to create good comedy and comic timing, while gaining techniques in comic acting. Instructor Rio Chavez.

One hour classes that meet once a week for seven weeks
Cost $120

Thursday

Cost: $120

7 Weeks of 1.5 hour Classes

October 14th through December 2nd
(no class on Thanksgiving)

Class 22 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Production Class – Three Billy Goats Gruff – kids 5-8

Participants go through the process of putting on a play from audition to rehearsal to performance.  Class culminates in a performance on the final day, complete with costumes and props. A great introduction to being in a play. Instructor Kylie Burge

1 1/2 hour classes that meet once a week for seven weeks
Cost $185

Thursday

Cost: $185

7 Weeks of 1.5 hour Classes

October 14th through December 2nd
(no class on Thanksgiving)

Class 23 – 5:30-7:00 pm – Production Class – Rapunzel – kids 8-14

Participants go through the process of putting on a mini-musical from audition to rehearsal to performance.  Class culminates in a performance on the final day, complete with costumes and props. A great introduction to being in production.  Instructor Kylie Burge

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE EVCT REHEARSAL STUDIO, 4501 E MAIN ST IN MESA
(located on the southeast corner of Main and Greenfield Rd)

FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE OR NON-TRANSFERABLE

Contact EVCT at info@evct.org or 480-756-3828 for additional information

Fall Classes, Session II
Virtual Classes

Thursday

Cost: $200

7 Weeks of 1/2 hour classes

Thursdays October 14th – December 2nd
(No class on Thanksgiving)
(VIRTUAL CLASSES)

 

Class 102 – Private Voice Lessons – Varying times available (see below) – age 9-18

Instructor Breona Conrad.  All coaching sessions are 30 minutes in length. Breona will take you from where you are vocally and work individually with you on improving your singing skills. Make up lessons are available in case of illness. Times available for lessons are 4:00 pm, 4:35 pm, 5:10 pm, 5:45 pm.  Call the office to set up your time prior to registering at 480-756-3828. Cost of the seven weeks of voice lessons is $200.