About the Grades 4 to 6 Programs

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Developing artists will build foundational actor’s tools and explore storytelling through different genres: ensemble acting, musical theatre, and more! With a rich variety of course offerings students can deepen their skills while stretching themselves to try new artistic approaches, developing their own unique voice and style.

This fall all classes are organized by age to align with our criteria for in-person and virtual programs. Grades 4 to 6 classes are categorized as ages 9 to 13 and will consist of virtual offerings. Students 12+ can find in-person programming on the Grades 6 to 8 & Grades 8+ pages.

Click here to learn about our Covid-19 Safety Protocols.

If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at jerih@bu.edu

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Saturday Classes

Makeup Design (Virtual)

A dynamic immersion into the world of makeup design. Makeup is an essential final step for any actor, whether they are on stage or in film and television, to complete a character’s look. From old age and fantasy to cuts and bruises, students will learn some of the fundamental techniques of creating characters through makeup design. Families will need to purchase their own supplies for the class.
CLICK HERE to view the suggested supplies for the course.

Grades: 12th Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Theatre Design, Virtual |
Tuition: $180
Saturdays, October 23 - December 4 (No class 11/27) 11:00am - 12:30pm
Taught by: Nora Dahlberg

Multi-Week Performance Classes

Our multi-week virtual performance-based programs are perfect for the young theatre artist looking to create characters and bring to life imagined worlds with a final show as the end result. Building on our processed oriented programs, these classes challenge students to continue to sharpen their actors’ tools while  working as an ensemble to create a virtual production for friends and families. All programs are first-come first serve and while previous performance experience is not required it is highly encouraged

Makeup Design (Virtual)

A dynamic immersion into the world of makeup design. Makeup is an essential final step for any actor, whether they are on stage or in film and television, to complete a character’s look. From old age and fantasy to cuts and bruises, students will learn some of the fundamental techniques of creating characters through makeup design. Families will need to purchase their own supplies for the class.
CLICK HERE to view the suggested supplies for the course.

Grades: 12th Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Theatre Design, Virtual |
Tuition: $180
Saturdays, October 23 - December 4 (No class 11/27) 11:00am - 12:30pm
Taught by: Nora Dahlberg

Virtual Semi-Private Coaching

Are you looking to take your acting to the next level? In our semi-private coaching, students will work in small groups of 2 to 3 students with professional acting coaches to develop their skills and learn to maximize their instruments of body and voice. Spots are limited and are first-come first-serve. 

  • Tuition: $320
  • Fall 8-week session, starting the week of October 11 and ending by the week of December 11, 2021 depending on the day of the week.
  • Students will be paired with a teacher and in small groups based on their age and previous experience.
  • All lessons last an hour and will take place on Zoom.
  • Lessons are scheduled based on the teacher and students availability.

Virtual Summer Programs

Grades 4 to 5

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE


This collection of one week half-day course offerings, with options ranging from board games that come to life to mythology, singing and dancing to multimedia arts, playwriting to songwriting, has something for everyone. Book your ticket to an adventure just right for you! Please note, grades refer to placement in fall 2021.

Grades 6 to 8

EXTENDED EXCURSIONS


These two-week offerings for provide an opportunity for middle school students to take a deep dive into a theatre arts area and stay awhile.  Specifically designed for virtual learning, these collaborative ensemble based classes invite students to bring themselves, their identities & experiences, to participate in a one of a kind creative experience. Pack a bag, you’re sure to go on the journey of a lifetime! Please note, grades refer to placement in fall 2021.

Masterclasses

February Vacation Programs

A week of creative role playing, where students use their imaginations and actor’s tools to solve a mystery before the week is up. A mix of both asynchronous and synchronous learning, students will spend the morning on their own in creative exploration – using that day’s clue and pre-recorded video messages to guide them through their adventure. In the afternoon students login and work collaboratively as an ensemble to further develop their theories on “Who Dunnit?” through creative play and acting techniques. 

To further inspire the week’s adventure, each student will receive their personal Mystery Box in the mail, containing detailed instructions, key clues, and other important items necessary to a fun and creative week of sleuthing. 

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