After School

All classes are held at DCP, 141-B Sams Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Please note that we follow the school calendar for the City Schools of Decatur, so do not have rehearsals on days they are closed, (unless otherwise noted).


Classes Fall 2020

FOUNDATIONS

Foundations classes are for younger students, aged 6-11, with a focus on teaching the foundations of theatre in a fun and engaging way. Students develop a deeper understanding of story-telling through movement, music and the art of vocal expression, and will gain production experience with an end of semester performance at our space. Class size limited to 15 participants, choose one of three class times.

The Foundations fall production is “School House Rock Live, Jr”, based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon. This energetic musical follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction” bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Performances will be the weekend of November 6-8.

  • Cast A – Classes are Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm, starting Sept. 8
  • Cast B – Classes are Saturdays, 1:00- 3:00 pm, starting Sept. 12
  • Cast C – Classes are Saturdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, starting Sept 12

Apprentice Conservatory classes are for students aged 10 to 18, who have some performance experience and are ready to engage in student-led productions.  Students gain experience in all aspects of musical theatre production, and are encouraged to choreograph and direct together. Students get full scale production experience with an end of semester performance. Class size limited to 20 participants, choose one of two class times.

The Apprentice Conservatory fall production is “Matilda, Jr”, a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Performances will be the weekend of November 13-15.

  • Cast A : Wednesdays, 4:30-7:00 (4:30-5:00 is arrival/warm up time, full rehearsal starts promptly at 5:00 pm). Auditions on Mon, Aug 31,with callbacks on Wed, Sept 2. Rehearsals start the following week. 
  • Cast B : Thursdays, 4:30-7:00 (4:30-5:00 is arrival/warm up time, full rehearsal starts promptly at 5:00 pm). Auditions on Tues, Sept. 1, with callbacks on Thurs, Sept 3. Rehearsals start the following week.
  • Cast A and B Ensemble Rehearsals – In addition to the times above, the ensemble members of both casts will have choreography rehearsals on Mondays from 5:00-7:00 pm.

JTF ATLANTA – (Fall registration only)

The JTF Atlanta class is open to students, grades 2-8, who have had at least one previous DCP class or permission from the director. We will work on strong vocal techniques and choreography skills to build a 15 minute “Frozen, Jr” competition piece to take to JTF Atlanta, January 15, 16 and 17, 2021.
Auditions will be held via Zoom, during the last week of May.
Class meets Saturdays, Sept 12 thru Jan 10, 10:30am -12:30pm.

The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. Each troupe performs fifteen minutes from a Broadway Junior®️ show for adjudication by a panel of musical theater experts. The weekend also features professional development for teachers, workshops for students and parents, a New Works Showcase featuring new musical adaptations soon to be released and concludes with a grand finale concert headlined by Broadway’s best!

COST – $720 – 50% deposit ($360) due at registration. Price includes the JTF registration ($40) and participation ($260) fees, as well as our class fees.


IMPROV FOR KIDS

Improv for Kids class is an introduction to the art of improvisation for ages 8-14. Improv is a unique, fun and spontaneous theatrical style. Basic improv techniques are taught through games and exercises that focus on skills such as agreement, teamwork and character creation. The children are constantly creating their own scenes and characters, and they’ll be learning to listen, collaborate, and create with others in the moment in a fun, supportive environment. Improv is a great way to build communication skills, teamwork, self-confidence, listening, problem-solving, empathy and creativity. No previous experience required. They’ll perform an improv showcase at their final class.

Classes are Fridays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Sept 11-Oct 30.

Cost – $260 – 50% deposit ($130) due at registration.