Workshops

Periodically throughout the year, KCMT will hold workshops, usually designed to prepare a student for upcoming auditions. These inexpensive, one-day intensives are set up primarily by age and skill levels.

ACTING AND DANCING INTENSIVE

Teachers: KCMT Alumni, Cassidy and Carly Cloward

Cassidy Cloward was a choreographer at KCMT for 5 years, danced at InMotion, and is a senior national level gymnast. Cassidy is currently attending Western Washington University where she is studying dance. In her freshman year of college,
she performed in the department’s Dance in Concert where
Cassidy was able to collaborate with professional choreographers and find a deeper understanding of dance. Cassidy plans to choreograph at Western this upcoming year for STP’s “New Music, New Dance.”

Carly Cloward, a KCMT alum, is currently studying theatre at Western Washington University. She has participated in a variety of choirs and productions in Kitsap and Whatcom county. Carly was the only freshman cast in her school’s annual musical theatre miscast and she was able to direct several student theatre productions this past year. Carly will also be joining her school’s Advanced Treble Choir in the fall.

WHO:  Ages 8-18

DATE:  Monday, July 29 and Thursday, August 1

TIMES:  There will be four sessions available on both the above dates.  You can sign up for one or more:

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, ages 8-11, DANCING
  • 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, ages 8-11, ACTING
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, ages 12-18, DANCING
  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, ages 12-18, ACTING

WHAT:

DANCE SESSION—The dance session will focus on the basic skills and tools needed for a successful dance audition. Starting with a warm-up and stretch, which will lead into a couple choreographed combinations to music from “Oliver.” We will take the combinations in small groups just like at registration, and feedback will be given at the end.

This class will teach dancers how to prepare for a KCMT dance audition and it will give some tips on how to pick up choreography quickly and look confident while auditioning.

ACTING CLASS—The acting class will focus on preparing students for a successful audition in any type of theatre. We will be reviewing an actor’s purpose, finding motivation, and living truthfully in an imaginary circumstance. Actors will also be taught warm-up tools that will help them with monologues and short scenes.

All students attending the acting session should come prepared with a joke to share (please keep them appropriate).

WHERE:  KCMT Headquarters (former Breidablik Elementary)

WEAR:  Comfortable/breathable clothing

COST:  $30 per person (or $25 each for siblings) payable at your session

To Register, please contact Cassidy Cloward (cassidy.c242@gmail.com)

AUDITION PREP WORKSHOPS

Teachers: Ellie Swanson and Jaclyn Davis

Ellie Swanson (former Head of Choreography) and Jaclyn Davis (current Head of Choreography) are leading “Oliver!” audition prep workshops this summer. Actors will have a great opportunity to brush up on their acting, dancing and audition skills before auditions. Participants will receive feedback after completing fun, dance combos and acting exercises.

There are several dates to choose from, all designed at different skill levels. Please contact us (email below) if you have questions about the correct class for your actor.

COST:

  • $35 per session
  • $55 for two sessions for one student or one session for two siblings
  • Payable at your session (cash or check)

CLASS SCHEDULE

Beginners (ages 5-10)

  • Monday, July 22, 11 AM-2 PM
  • Tuesday, July 23, 10 AM-2 PM

Intermediate (ages 11-14)

  • Wednesday, August 7, 11 AM-2 PM
  • Thursday, August 8, 11 AM-2 PM

Advanced (ages 15-18)

  • Friday, August 9, 11 AM-2 PM

In order to receive the most interaction and preparation, it is recommended that actors in the beginner and intermediate levels participate in both workshops. However, it is not required.

WHERE:  KCMT Headquarters (former Breidablik Elementary)

WEAR:  Comfortable/breathable clothing

To Register: Contact Ellie Swanson: (emsbug10@gmail.com)