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Youth classes and camps at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem foster personal growth, teamwork, and creativity. Whether your child is new to the stage, or a confident performer looking to hone their craft, they will find classes at The Little Theatre inspirational, educational, and fun!
 

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Youth Classes

at The Little Theatre

The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet
By Peter Bloedel

For students in Grades 6 through High School

November 10 & 11 7pm; November 12 2pm

Director: DJ Merritt

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines -- similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script..
Our Fall Youth Play is the perfect chance for our young actors who do not enjoy singing to come and shine!
(Tech and Performances are mandatory)

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Little Theatre for Littles

Ages 2-5 and their caregivers

Tuesdays October 10 - November 14 10-11am

Director: Emily Ennis

In this fun six week class parents and their toddlers will play pretend, explore different characters and have a lot of fun. Following a different theme each week we will start each class with vocal and physical warm ups much like actors do before a performance. We will have fun acting out a story and playing games based around pretend play. We will build props with arts and crafts. We will play games that further communication that caregivers can continue at home. Through these activities our littles will explore the intentions and emotion of the characters giving them insight at their level to how others feel.Come play pretend with us!

Cost $110

Characters Take the Stage: Mythical Creatures

For Students in Grades 3-5

Mondays October 23 - December 11 5:30-7:30pm

Director: Emily Ennis

A fun introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using a variety of myths as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.

Cost $225

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Instructors

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DJ Merritt

David is joining The Little Theatre of Winston Salem for the first time! He holds an Associate’s in Theatre from GTCC. His directorial credits include Shared Radiance’s “Comedy of Errors” and “Romeo and Juliet”.  David is super excited and honored to direct the seussification of the play that made him fall in love with theatre in the first place and hopes that you enjoy the show! 

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Emily Ennis

Emily Ennis is a soprano and actress based in Greensboro. She is so excited to join the team at The Little Theatre of Winston Salem! Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Opera from the Longy School of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice from the University of Miami. She began teaching voice as a requirement for her Master’s degree, and continued to work as a substitute teacher and an in-home preschool teacher during the pandemic. She currently works as a music teacher for infants-5 year olds with Kidstunes Music & Movement, and as an elementary drama teacher with Drama Kids of the Triad. An avid performer, Emily has most recently been onstage in local and regional theatrical productions with Shared Radiance, Camel City Playhouse, Theatre Guild of Rockingham County, Durham Savoyards, Kernersville Little Theatre, and Raleigh Little Theatre. Emily is so excited to meet the next generation of young thespians, to get creative, and to have fun exploring the wide world of theatre!

Policies

Scholarships: Youth scholarships are determined by need on a sliding scale, first come first served basis.

Contact joelle@ltofws.org for a scholarship application.

Attendance and Cancellation Policy: Regular attendance and participation are strongly encouraged. No make-up classes or reductions in fees will be provided for students who miss class. The Little Theatre's class sessions follow the WS/FCS public school calendar. If school is closed due to inclement weather, acting classes will be canceled and an extra class will be added at the end of the session. If The Little Theatre cancels a class for any other reason, caregivers/attendees will be alerted via email, and a make-up class will be added to the end of the session.

Refund policy: 
In the event that The Little Theatre cancels an entire course, camp or workshop, or if a student withdraws more than two weeks before the session begins, the choice between a full refund of tuition or a credit towards a future class, camp, or workshop held within the next year will be offered. Registration fees are not refundable when student withdraws. Tuition is non-refundable for withdrawals made within two weeks of the start of a class, camp, or workshop.

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