|Finding Our Light…|
|A common phrase among theatre performers is “find your light.” Knowing how to move into the lighting provided on stage ensures that actors are clearly seen by the audience. This season, the Lafayette Theatre Academy is planning “outside the box” to ensure that our students are able to find their light and continue pursuing the talents and passions they have for the art of theatre.|
The health and safety of our students is our primary concern as we move forward. We want all of our families to have flexible options that allow choices regarding levels of social interaction. In addition, LSPA is actively working to ensure the safety of everyone that enters our building and will be providing a detailed update of all of the precautions being set in place.
On-site classes will be available for all of our students (pre-K through 12th grade) and class content is being creatively altered to allow social distancing. We are also adding an online option for students who wish to participate and interact with other students and teachers from home. Even though many class times have been shortened and class sizes will be limited for safety, we are eagerly planning additional opportunities and methods of instruction that will enhance the training we offer.
We absolutely love challenges and look forward to amazing our students and community with all of the ways we are still able to enjoy the performing arts this coming season!
Do not miss the chance to be a part of this amazing program!
If you would like to see videos of our students and instructors in action,please visit:
Lafayette Theatre Academy(password: LTA2020)
|2020-2021 Class Schedule|
|Acting Out!with Audrey Jones and Sophie McDow|
THURSDAYSPre-K: 3:30pm to 4pmKindergarten: 4:15pm to 4:45pmFirst Grade: 5pm to 5:30pm$55/month
“Acting Out” is a class designed for our youngest actors who are ready to explore more of their imagination and are searching for a spotlight. In this introduction to drama and movement, students will work together to learn the building blocks of the performing arts and develop communication skills, self-esteem, and friendships. Our academy year will be broken into four “acts,” each including an “Actor’s Toolbox,” prepared with all of the supplies needed for the current curriculum and some fun surprises for creative play outside of class. Each student’s box will be available at the LSPA office or can be mailed ($10 for shipping and handling) for students outside of LaGrange or for those who just love to get mail! Special guests Emmet and Eloise will provide special content (such as in the clip below) and instructors will actively interact with students in class and online. No matter where you live, we are making it possible for everyone to enjoy theatre with our academy!
Emmet and Eloise talk about watching a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,in this sample “Show of the Week.”
|Creative Dramaticswith Carol Cain|
TUESDAYS2nd Grade: 3:30pm to 4pm3rd Grade: 4:15pm to 4:45pm4th Grade: 5:00pm to 5:30pm5th Grade: 5:45pm to 6:15pm6th Grade: 6:30pm to 7:00pm$55/month
Creative Dramatics students will explore the world of theatre as playwrights, actors, designers, directors, and audience members. They will use their body, voice, and imagination in story drama, pantomime, process drama, monologues, puppetry, role play, improvisation, and theatre games. Classes will also include access for students participating online.
|LTA Thespianswith Amy McDow|
MONDAYSMiddle School (7th – 8th Grades): 4:30pm to 5:15pmHigh School (9th – 12th Grades): 5:30pm to 6:30pm$65/month
Students in the middle & high school division of the Lafayette Theatre Academy will be focusing on performances during the 2020 – 2021 Season. By utilizing our creativity and talents to explore new venues and content options, we will seek out a variety of ways to perform untraditionally. Every student will have the opportunity to grow as a stage actor, train in the technical aspects of productions, and collaborate on the story/message that is presented to our audiences. We will also be introducing acting and technical training for film and television productions.
Classes will be set up to allow students to join online as well as in-person. Guest artists will share their knowledge and experiences in class and through workshops. The Giver by Lois Lowry is scheduled for our teen production this season.
|Broadway/Pop Private Voice Lessonswith Broadway performer Brenda Jean Hamilton|
Scheduled by appointment.
Brenda Jean Hamilton has over 15 years as a professional performer. In addition to starting her career as a Radio City Rockette, she was cast in numerous regional productions and performed with Disney Cruise Lines. In 2001 she joined Actor’s Equity Association and remains part of the professional stage actor’s union. Her National Equity Tours include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Wicked (Broadway performances, in addition to touring).
Brenda’s Broadway and professional background allows her to have a unique insight into the needs of her students, especially those pursuing a career in musical theatre. Her educational training in voice instruction has allowed her to guide students to sing Broadway/Pop styles in a healthy and functional way. Training with Brenda will allow students to develop their solo artistry, while strengthening their head voice, chest voice and mix. Students will also learn healthy technique for Broadway style belting, a singing style essential for aspiring theatre performers.
Brenda teaches in a nurturing and non-intimidating way. She welcomes all levels of students, beginner or advanced, ages 9-99.
Click on the links below for examples of Brenda’s vocal performances:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_6AJ82YFGchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7y4JOhNIPwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjl68emlS_Qwww.brendajeanhamilton.com
For more information regarding schedules and rates, please contact Brenda Jean Hamilton at: Brenda@brendajeanhamilton.com or text/call (321) 217-5749.