Riverside Theatre for Kids announces its class schedule for Spring 2021. Kevin Quillinan, Director of Theatre Education, will be leading an all virtual slate of classes that start on March 29 and run through May 19, 2021.
“We are thrilled once again be able to offer top notch theatre instruction to our amazing students,” says Mr. Quillinan. “It has been a year of challenges, but these classes still allow our talented young performers opportunities to grow and experience the magic of theater.”
Riverside Theatre for Kids’ theatre and music classes are designed to offer performance opportunities, while building skills for life and introducing young people to an appreciation of all areas of theatre.
Classes are structured to explore various topics and forms of theatrical expressions under the guidance of trained and encouraging educators within a safe and supportive environment.
“Theatre education is not just about putting on shows,” says Mr. Quillinan. “There are so many more benefits than just performing. These classes build up confidence and self-esteem and interacting with others. Theatre teaches empathy and, if we do it right, helps create a more compassionate society. And, with classes being virtual, students can be in any part of the world and still have a rewarding experience.”
Because of the virtual component of the classes, capacity is limited to only 20 students.
Theatre Classes begin March 29th and run for 8 weeks through May 19th. Class details are as follows:
Kids Story Making Recommended for ages 6-9 Tuesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm Class capacity: 20 students
Kids will use their imaginations, existing stories, and songs to create stories and plays from the comfort of their own home. A final video showing will be provided to families of their fabulous creations!
Junior/Teen Acting Through Song Recommended for ages 10 and up Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm Class capacity: None
Students will increase their acting and storytelling skills using their favorite music theatre songs. A final video concert will be provided to families to showcase the students’ hard work.
Junior/Teen Virtual Show – Show to be picked after registrations Recommended for ages 10 and up Thursdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm Class capacity: 20 students
There are no auditions to enter the program. The show will be decided after seeing the number of students enrolled. Roles will be cast during class. A final video concert will be provided to families to showcase the students’ hard work.
For more information on Youth Theatre Classes or to register, go to www.RiversideTheatre.com/youth-classes. Tuition Assistance and scholarship programs are available to qualifying students.
Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.