THEATRE CLASSES

Join us for virtual classes this winter!

Winter 2021: Light Up the Screen

Stuck at home for the winter? Looking for a creative outlet to battle the short days and long nights? Look no further. Our theme this winter is Light up your screen! Join us for a virtual theatre class that will keep you moving, creating, and connecting this winter.

Classes start the week of Jan. 11th and run for 10 weeks

No classes Presidents' Week (Feb. 15th-19th) 

Classes end the week of Mar. 22nd

Special classes for ages 3-5 + their parents the 2nd Sunday of every month

Youth interested in vocal coaching? Adults (ages 18+) interested in individual monologue coaching? Email info@pvtc-ca.org for more information. 

Little Stars

2nd Sunday | 1-1:45pm

Ages 3-5

1 per month

Join us for stories that celebrate sharing your light! Through movement-based theatre games, voice exercises, and stories, we will celebrate our uniqueness. Students and parents are invited to join us together for this virtual class that will help connect young artists to theatre adventures through storytelling.

Lights Up! A Virtual Play

Tuesdays | 3:15-4:15 pm

Grades 2nd-3rd

10 weeks

At the beginning of a play, we use the expression LIGHTS UP to mean the play begins! This winter, we will take LIGHTS UP to the screen. Join us for a virtual play where you will get to develop characters through theatre games, learn lines, and perform over Zoom for your family & friends.

Center Screen: Theatrical Styles

Tuesdays | 3:15-4:15 pm

Grades 4th-5th

10 weeks

In this virtual course, students will learn about the impact of style upon performance and then dive into three distinct theatrical styles: puppetry, radio drama, and pantomime. We will learn about and watch examples of each style, practice specific techniques, and then apply those techniques to scenes and other short performances. Students will come away with a broader knowledge of theatre and a set of acting skills that can carry over to any type of performance. They will also have the opportunity to build a custom puppet in class.

Page to Voice: Using Your Voice to Bring a Story To Life

Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 pm

Grades 6th-8th

10 weeks

Have you ever imagined the character's voice in your head while reading a book? Spend 10 weeks working with an original short story written by a talented young writer. We'll meet the author of the story and work together to bring the characters and pages of their story to life with your voice! PVTC is excited to partner with Society of Young Inklings for this page turning class.

Spotlight On: Character

Wednesdays | 4:30-5:30 pm

Grades 5th-8th

10 weeks

In this class you will learn how to create a range of different character types using unique movement styles, vocal traits, and dialects. A character actor is an actor that plays interesting, eccentric, or unusual characters who bring life and energy to the play. You will have fun expanding the range of characters you can play through scenes, storytelling, and narrating books. You will also have the chance to collaborate with a makeup artist and costume designer to design your character look!

Spotlight On: Theatrical Styles

Tuesdays | 4:30-5:30 pm

Grades 6th-8th

10 weeks

In this virtual course, students will learn about the impact of style upon performance and then dive into three distinct theatrical styles: puppetry, radio drama, and pantomime. We will learn about and watch examples of each style, practice specific techniques, and then apply those techniques to scenes and other short performances. Students will come away with a broader knowledge of theatre and a set of acting skills that can carry over to any type of performance. They will also have the opportunity to build a custom puppet in class.

Spotlight On: Musical Theatre

Wednesdays | 3:30-5:00 pm

Grades 4th-8th

10 weeks

Are you ready to take your musical theatre skills to the next level to become a Triple Threat? Then this is the class for you! Join Jess on Wednesdays to develop your dancing, singing and acting abilities. We'll focus in depth on 2-3 songs from popular musicals, working on acting the song, character development, and mastering choreography. At the end of the session, we will perform our polished pieces for family and friends.

Page to Voice: Using Your Voice to Bring a Story To Life

Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 pm

Grades 6th-8th

10 weeks

Have you ever imagined the character's voice in your head while reading a book? Spend 10 weeks working with an original short story written by a talented young writer. We'll meet the author of the story and work together to bring the characters and pages of their story to life with your voice! PVTC is excited to partner with Society of Young Inklings for this page turning class.

Virtual High School Performance Troupe

Tuesdays | 5:00-6:30 pm

Grades 9th-12th

10 weeks

Each week, we will start as a group for News & Blues, games, and an acting exercise. We will then split up into projects of choice. Ideas we’re exploring include “bootcamp” audition prep with feedback from professional Broadway performers and being part of a brand-new workshop script inspired by “Percy Jackson”. Have other ideas for projects? Awesome! We’d love to hear from you. Email noelle@pvtc-ca.org to be included in our group brainstorm call at 5pm on Dec. 8th. Virtual HSPT will be led by a team of teaching artists committed to giving you the virtual theatrical experiences you’re craving during the pandemic.

Refund Policies 

1) TUITION: For our four-week, three-week, and two-week long camps, you have the option of processing your camp tuition in full, or by installments. Final payments are due at the start of the camp session. A first payment of $250 is required at the time of registration. For classes payment is due at the time of registration. Students who have not paid by the first class will not be admitted into the classroom. Tuition can be processed by credit card, check, or cash.

2) REFUNDS:

Camp - $100 of our month-long, three-week, and two-week camp tuition is non-refundable. $25 is non refundable for our week long camps. There are no refunds after the time of auditions for our four-week, three-week, and two-week camps and after the first day of camp for our one-week camps. 

Classes - $25 is non-refundable for our classes. There are no refunds after the first day of class.

3) LATE REGISTRATION: If you would like to register after the first day of a class, you may do so up until the second class meeting. After the second class meeting, we may not be able add additional students as the script has already been developed, casting has taken place, etc. We do not pro-rate classes that are added late.

4) TRIAL CLASS: We understand that some of our younger artists may be hesitant about trying a theatre class. If you have a young student and wish to test a class, please feel free to call the theatre office at (650) 530-2428 to make arrangements for a trial class before formally registering online.

​5) SCHOLARSHIPS: PVTC offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships for our after school classes and camps. Families can apply for a scholarship HERE. Questions? Please email ​info@pvtc-ca.org​ for more information.

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

945 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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