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UPCOMING

CLASSES

SUMMER 2024

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TOO DARN HOT! MUSICAL THEATER REVUE

Enrolling ages 11-18

July 7-27, 2024

Sundays 1-4pm, Mondays-Thursdays 6-9pm

Performing on July 26 & 27 at the Historic Tower Theatre

Sing, dance and act in a high-energy musical revue to be performed in Bend’s historic Tower Theatre! Students will be featured in large and small group numbers from memorable contemporary and classic musicals. In addition to gaining performance experience, students will get valuable dance and voice training throughout the intensive rehearsal process. If you’re hoping to join a Ponderosa Players MainStage musical, this class is your best first step!

$500/student

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MISCHIEF & MADNESS: 
SHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH

Enrolling ages 11-18

August 4-14, 2024

11-14: Mondays-Wednesdays 5-7pm

14-18: Mondays-Wednesdays 7-9pm

Something wicked this way comes… dive into the madness behind Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy, Macbeth, with Ponderosa Players this summer. Using the text as our guide, students will put together a condensed version of the play while gaining a better understanding of Shakespeare’s language and exploring a host of captivating characters. A perfect class to strengthen your acting while developing new skills.

$275/student

Instructor: Lindsay Nickerson

July 22-August 14

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11am

Step into the spotlight with our Tap Dance for Musical Theater class! Taught by Caldera High School theater teacher, director, and choreographer Lindsay Nickerson. Students will learn and build on foundational tap steps, rhythm, and technique. Perfect for performers hoping to strengthen their triple threat credentials. Tap shoes required.

8 Classes: $200/student

4 Classes: $100/student

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TAP DANCE
FOR MUSICAL THEATER

Enrolling ages 14-18

FALL 2024

DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER

Enrolling ages 11-18

Sundays, 12-1pm

September 1-October 2, 2024

In musical theater, dance is one of the many ways a character can express themselves. In this class, dancers will learn combinations set to classic musical theater songs and explore characterization through movement. Perfect for actors who want to strengthen their dance skills, or dancers who want to enhance their performance skills. 

Dance classes are scheduled on a drop-in basis. Pay through the form below for individual classes or multi-class packages!

$25/student, per class

Acting & Drama Classes

DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER REGISTRATION AGES 11-14

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DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER REGISTRATION AGES 14-18

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READY, SET... IMPROV! REGISTRATION

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READY, SET... IMPROV!

Enrolling ages 11-14

September 7-October 26, 2024

Saturdays, 10-11am

Unleash your creativity in our 8-week improv class! Students will learn how to think on their feet, collaborate, and express themselves boldly in a supportive environment. This class is a great stepping stone for any growing actor looking to improve their confidence, quick thinking, and teamwork skills, all while having a blast on stage.

$200/student

WINTER 2024/25

VOICE & MOVEMENT

Enrolling ages 14-18

December 1-15

Sundays, 1-2:30pm

In this three-class workshop, students will gain an introduction to the Alexander Technique and learn how it can help release tension and free actors from unconscious physical habits. Through this technique students will work on aligning their body, mind and voice to shed physical habits that impede character development.

$125/student

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Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

NO CLASS on February 17

Build your acting foundation by learning the basics! This class will cover everything an actor needs to know to get started and gain confidence on stage; from how to read a script to making memorable character choices. This class is perfect for actors of all skill and experience levels to come explore, learn, and play.

$400/student

INTRO TO ACTING

Enrolling ages 11-14

January 6-March 3

INTRO TO ACTING

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SPRING 2025

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturdays, 1-3pm

SCRIPT ANALYSIS

Enrolling ages 14-18

March 4-April 5

Understanding a script is so much more than the characters on the stage. In this class, students will read a pre-selected contemporary play aloud and then analyze each scene to discuss and interpret the playwright’s intentions. Students will then explore how creative decisions - such as acting choices, staging, and design, can serve that interpretation and the overall story.

$400/student

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Did you know we offer private coaching?

Email info@ponderosaplayers.com for information on coaching for your next audition or performance!

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