K-12 Beginner and Intermediate Classes
The Spring Semester begins the week of February 11 and ends with a Showcase & Certificate Ceremony the week of May 13. There are NO classes during Valparaiso School District's Spring Break, March 25-29.
A MANDATORY SPRING ORIENTATION for NEW Students will be held TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, from 6:30-7:00 pm (at least one parent/guardian needs to attend with the registered student).
Tuition is $175 each semester or a discounted $325 for the full-year. Full-year discount is only offered in the fall. Intermediate sections are for continuing students including those who have attended one of our summer camps. Advanced classes are for students who have attended at least one semester, have the recommendation of their Instructor and, final approval from the Director of Education.
Grades: K, 1 and 2
This class is an energy-packed exploration of imagination. The emphasis is on creative expression through structured play. Young students learn to "act out" a story while important skills such as listening, concentration, and collaboration are introduced. New and returning students will benefit from this class.
Seeds 1 - Beginners & K - TUESDAYS, 4:30-5:30 pm with Gina Zieniewicz
Seeds 2 - Mixed - THURSDAYS, 4:30-5:30 pm with Jenna Johnson
Grades: 3 and 4
This class is an exciting initiation where students are guided through the foundational elements of drama (who, what, and where). While acting out favorite stories and playing theatre games, students explore imagination and creative expression with a purpose. The emphasis is on extending concentration and focus while illuminating discipline, self-esteem, empathy, understanding, and basic problem solving. New and returning students will benefit from this class.
Sprouts 1 - Beginners - THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30 pm with Jenna Johnson
Sprouts 1 - Mixed - TUESDAYS, 5:30-6:30 pm with Gina Zieniewicz
Grades: 5 - 7
In this stimulating class, students learn to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while transitioning into scripted material. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is introduced, as they are taught to understand the importance of “listening.” The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment. New and returning students will benefit from this class.
Buds 1 - Mixed - TUESDAYS, 6:30-7:30 pm with Gina Zieniewics
Buds 1 - Intermediate - THURSDAYS, 6:30-7:30 pm with Jenna Johnson
Buds 2 - Advanced - MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano
Grades: 8 - 12
In this exploratory class, students continue to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while creating and developing character. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is applied through the creation of scenes. The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment. New and returning students will benefit from this class.
Blooms 1 - Mixed - MONDAYS, 6:30-7:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano