Southern Kids in Theatre Performing Arts School (SKIT) is excited to announce registration dates for their 2008 Fall programs, including their Musical Theatre Performance Group, “ShowKids” choir, “Showtappers” Broadway-style tap, Homeschool Musical Theatre Classes, and Voice Lessons. Registration for all programs will take place at the SKIT Studio, 507 Ellis Avenue in Maryville, on Aug. 4, 5, 6, and 7 from 5 pm until 7 pm. A limited number of students will be accepted for each class on a first-come basis.
SKIT is currently seeking principal singers, actors, dancers and ensemble singers for their musical theatre performance classes. This program is designed for children ages 9-18, regardless of level of experience, and classes are held on Saturdays (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for ages 9-12, and 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. for ages 13-18).
SKIT is also accepting new members for their “Show Kids” Choir for children ages 7-18. No experience is necessary. The classes will train all members in sight reading, vocalization as a group, dance movements, and polyphonic singing. All Show Kids ensemble members will participate in the opening numbers for all SKIT performances locally and on tour. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
“Showtappers”, the Broadway-style tap class for ages 10-adults, offers instruction in tap dance level 3 and above. Members who are enrolled in this class will perform in all tap pieces for SKIT performances locally and on tour. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Homeschool Musical Theatre Classes, for ages 8-18, will be held on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. No audition or previous experience is required. Students will learn the “Triple Threat”: singing, acting, and even dance/choreography. Students will also receive monologue training, open scene work, and audition prep classes. All children will participate in all of our homeschool productions.
Individual voice lessons are also offered, at times agreed upon by the instructor, Debra Lonsdale, and the student. Classes begin on Sept. 4, 2008, at the SKIT Studio in Maryville.
SKIT productions, established in August 2006 , is a not-for profit professional musical theatre performing arts school, dedicated to producing and presenting the best in Broadway musical theatre productions locally and on tour. For more information about any of their programs, please contact the director, Debra Lonsdale at 621-0216 or visit the website at www.skitproductions.net