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Chelsea Youth Theatre

Fall Classes 2015

October 11-December 13

Click here to Register on-line

Classes run 10 weeks. There will be an informal showcase on
Dec. 13 at 12:30 and 1:30.
Classes are $40 for the 10 week session (1 hour classes),
$60 for the Musical Theatre Workshop.

Acting Exploration (ages 4-6), Sun. 10-11
Acting (ages 7-10), Sun. 11-12
Musical Theatre Workshop (ages 10-16), Sun. 12-2

Let's Dance (ages 3-4), Sun. 10-10:45
Tap Jazz Ballet (ages 5-6), Sun. 11-12
Tap & Jazz (ages 7-10), Sun. 12-1

Admissions: Class size is strictly limited.
Early registration is suggested to guarantee your place.
Preference is given to Chelsea residents.

A one-time non-refundable fee is required for each 10 week class.
Register on-line, by phone 617-887-2336, or in person at the Chelsea Theatre Works:
Saturday September 26 from 2:00-4:00
Wednesday October 7 from 5:00-6:30
Saturday October 10 from 2:00-4:00

Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet (Chelsea Sq.- a couple doors down from the corner of Broadway & Everett Ave., above Hair Fashion and across from 222 Broadway: Click here for Directions

The Chelsea Youth Theatre is supported in part by a grant from the Paul & Edith Babson Foundation and Benson Riseman.

For more information call: 617/887-2336 or email us at cyt@apollinairetheatre.com

Class Descriptions:

Musical Theatre Workshop with Trip Venturella and David Reiffel:
In this workshop the group will create an original piece of musical theatre from their own stories, and practice the musical, movement, acting, and writing skills needed to make a compelling original performance.

Let's Dance with Susan Paino:
Early learners discover the joy of music and movement in a nurturing and playful environment. Basic elements of dance, whole-group and turn-taking exercises encourage the development of basic motor skills, listening skills, self-control, and socialization. Musical instruments, songs and stories with props are incorporated into the activities to foster children's musicality and imagination.

Tap Jazz Ballet with Susan Paino:
Children learn the basics of tap, jazz, and ballet, and explore fundamental movements such as hop, skip, slide, leap, etc. as they develop strength, flexibility, rhythm, and coordination. Students also gain practice following directions, working together, articulating body parts, and exploring shapes and actions in a creative and playful manner. At the end of the session, students perform two dance pieces in the showcase.

Tap and Jazz with Susan Paino:
Children learn and refine the basics of tap dance and modern jazz as they develop a sense of rhythm, balance, and footwork precision. Students also gain practice working together, expressing themselves, and expanding their range of movement vocabulary in a creative and playful manner. This class also enhances the children's cognitive abilities as they learn tap and jazz combinations. At the end of the session, students perform two dance pieces in the showcase.

Chelsea Youth Theatre is a project of Apollinaire Theatre Company, a Chelsea based professional theater company presenting innovative productions and making participation in the arts accessible to the community both as audience and participant through affordable prices, training opportunities for youth and adults, opportunities for artists to experiment and create new work, and the creation of a home for the arts in Chelsea, MA, the Chelsea Theatre Works.

Chelsea Youth Theatre

The Chelsea Youth Theatre had its inception in 1997 as an intensive summer program. The program included classes in acting, voice, movement, and improvisation, a production workshop which focused on designing and building the sets, props, and costumes for their own production, and rehearsals. The program culminated in performances of an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. We also partnered with Shakespeare & Co. and the Chelsea Public Schools to bring educational programming into Chelsea's schools, beginning with a production of MacBeth.

With our move to the Chelsea Theatre Works we have expanded opportunities for youth to apprentice and intern with Apollinaire Theatre Company, working with professional directors, stage managers, and designers, or participating in productions as actors. The components are designed to give young people the opportunity to relate to the program on various levels: participants can be involved on a short term basis, and for those who choose to be involved on an on-going basis there are increasing opportunities as they progress.

It has long been our goal to create a dedicated youth arts space with a black-box theater within the Chelsea Theatre Works, so that we can expand the CTY to a year-round program. Construction has begun on a storefront space in our building, and that goal is now nearing fruition, with a planned completion date of early 2016.


Apollinaire Theatre Company • Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA 02150 • 617-887-2336 • atc@apollinairetheatre.com