After receiving standing ovations for its June “Bring Down the House” virtual performing arts classes, the Kravis Center will continue the successful Zoom series beginning Monday, July 6. Designed for young artists, the virtual classes offer week-long immersions into the art forms they are most passionate about, like acting, singing, dancing, and production. The engaging sessions are hosted by esteemed professionals in each medium. Registration costs $100 for one discipline or $400 for the summer.
For students ages nine to 12 seeking to enhance their script building and performance technique, the “Choose Your Own Adventure” session led by professional actor, director, and Fulbright Research Scholar Stefanie Anarumo is the perfect choice. Beginning Monday, July 6, the week’s lessons will focus on collaboration and creating their own theater performance based on adventures in space, the jungle, or underwater. They will write, design, and perform their original scripts at the end of the session. Students can register here.
If character development is your desired speciality, the “What a Character” session beginning on Monday, July 13, with South Florida-based actress Niki Fridh will be the perfect fit. Students ages nine to 12 years old will spend time in and out of class observing animals and people to develop their believable characters. Register here.
The maestros among us will make music in Chris Denny’s “Bring Down the House Music Production” class beginning on Monday, July 20. Under Denny’s guidance, young music producers ages 12 and above will learn how to write songs and produce their tunes. Register here.
The “Bring Down the House” sessions will culminate with the “Dance it Out” musical theater exploration with dancer and choreographer Lindsay Bell beginning Monday, July 27. Students ages 13 to 18 will hone their dance technique, explore dance styles, and learn how to connect to the audience and tell stories through their movements. Register here.