Dive into the world of theatre arts with Berkeley Playhouse’s award-winning program. Start your dramatic exploration with our performance classes or hone your skills in our skills based training programs. All classes end with a final showing for family and friends!
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This September - November/December join us for our 10 - 12 week classes for grades PreK-9! Once a week performance classes, twice a week performance Core or once a week skill building options are a available! Read on for themes, and find details info including dates and times further below.
Annie: The sun’ll come up tomorrow for orphan Annie and her ragtag group of friends! Join us on an adventure in 1930s NYC as these spunky kids escape the grimy halls of Miss Hannigan’s orphanage for the luxuries of Oliver Warbucks’s mansion. This performance class will incorporate movement training, voice technique, and basic improvisation and character work. Theme is available as a Core Class as well as a once-a-week class.
What is Core Class?Core, for grades 2-6, introduces experienced performers tointermediate/advanced movement, vocal technique, character development and more. Students work twice a week to put on a final showing on the professional stage. We recommend that students take at least two non-core classes prior to enrolling. For acceptance into this class students must submit an application, which can be found on the enrollment section of the page, on the title of your selected Core section.
Skill Building ClassesBroadway Dancing: Explore a variety of theater dance styles used in Broadway repertory! Students of all levels will study basic to intermediate techniques, how to use their body to convey character and emotion while dancing, as well as lots of FUN choreography that will help them audition for shows and improve their dance skills!
Broadway Singing: Designed to help hone vocal performance skills, this all-singing class is a great opportunity for beginners and seasoned performers alike to learn basic to intermediate techniques, as well as how to properly use their voice to convey character and emotion while performing a song. The final performance will include songs that feature each student in addition to group numbers.
Youth Stage Intensive - Audition Showcase: This class is application based and requires significant previous experience in musical theater. This class will focus on honing each young actor's audition skills in singing, dancing, and acting. At the end, each actor will present a mock audition and will receive feedback from the artistic leadership at Berkeley Playhouse before presenting the showcase to friends and family.
Have questions or having trouble enrolling? Contact our registrar at (510) 845-8542 x379
Please make sure you read our education terms and conditions before you enroll.