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Fundamentals of Performance

Fundamentals of Performance (Acting, Vocal & Dance)

with instructors Christina Giorgi (Acting), Jamie Mablin (Vocal), and Mollie Peery (Dance)

SECTION 1 – AGES: 7 – 10

DATES: January 9, 2024 – February 15, 2024
TIMES: Tuesday (Acting) 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Wednesday (Vocal) 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Thursday (Dance) 4:30 – 6:00 PM

What are the basic tools needed to get on stage? In this class, students will fuse together the 3 disciplines of theatre – Acting, Vocal, and Dance with the basic training needed to succeed and advance to the next tier of RCSA classes. Students will learn the basics of acting and theater technique as they partake in a variety of exercises that explore each discipline. From movement, projection, character creation, song exploration, material selection, group exercises, acting through song, basic musical theatre dance styles, and more! Each class during the week will focus on a specific area to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in all areas. The aim of this course is to help students grow in confidence and as young performers.

Tuition: $900 (for all 3 classes)

RaueNOW FAMILY (25% Discount)
$675 (for all 3 tracks) | Save $225 when you become a RaueNOW Family Member!

Fundamentals of Performance (Acting, Vocal & Dance)

with instructors Christina Giorgi (Acting), Jamie Mablin (Vocal), and TBA (Dance)

SECTION 2 – AGES: 11 – 15

DATES: January 9, 2024 – February 15, 2024
TIMES: Tuesday (Vocal) 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Wednesday (Acting) 6:30 – 8:00 PM | Thursday (Dance) 6:30 – 8:00 PM

What makes a well-rounded performer? In this class, students will fuse together the 3 disciplines of theatre – Acting, Vocal, and Dance and will be challenged as young performers to develop their acting toolbox. They will become more grounded in their bodies, create believable characters, find a bit more strength in their voice, discover acting through song, learn proper etiquette for musical auditions, explore a few different musical theatre dance styles and more! The aim of this course is to expand the student’s approach on acting and better prepare them as young performers who are fast approaching auditions of their own.

Tuition: $900 (for all 3 classes)

RaueNOW FAMILY (25% Discount)
$675 (for all 3 tracks) | Save $225 when you become a RaueNOW Family Member!
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Christina Giorgi (Acting) is a recent graduate from Illinois Wesleyan University where she obtained her BFA in acting with a minor in Hispanic studies. When not acting, Christina has a passion for teaching and directing. For the past two summers, she has worked as a teaching artist for young performers at the New London Barn Playhouse. Born and raised in Crystal Lake, Christina is thrilled to be working with young performers and providing them a safe space to expand on their dreams of becoming a performer just like she had at their age.

James Mablin (Vocal) hails from London, England. He has musically directed and/or played Keyboards in over a hundred shows. Favorites include Joseph and the Amazing TechnicoloredÓ Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour), High School Musical (World Premiere – Stagedoor Manor, NY), Caroline or Change (Cyrano’s Theatre Company, AK), Little Shop of Horrors (Thin Air Theatre Company, CO), The Toxic Avenger (Thin Air Theatre Company, CO) and Into the Woods (Slow Burn Theatre Company, FL). As an educator, James ran the musical theatre program at a large college in London, was a professor & musical theatre specialist at The Yale School of Drama, and most recently on the Musical Theatre faculty at Auburn University as their resident Music Director. James is also the associate artistic director and head of the music department at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, named one of the top summer theatre programs in the world. James has written the vocal arrangements and musically directed opening and closing numbers for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade including the Emmy award-winning song “Join Our Parade”. In January of 2024, James is thrilled to be stepping into the role of Resident Music Director for the Raue Center for the Arts.

Mollie Peery is a graduate from Olivet Nazarene University where she majored in film studies and minored in theater. She was a teaching artist at Children’s Theater of Western Springs, but also performs in the regional area. She currently is performing with the Olde School Shakespeare Collective in Chicago. Peery founded the ONU Dance Team at her university where she worked on technique and many different genres of dance with her group. She has choreographed on multiple different platforms both for the stage and the screen. She is also heavily involved in the film scene. She worked/studied on the Sunset Las Palmas studio lot this Spring and feels very passionately about telling important stories. She hopes that she can create safe, exciting and creative environments for students to learn and grow!