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Davidson Community Players Spring Course Registration Now Open
Davidson Community Players is now accepting registrations for all spring courses. Courses are educational in nature with an emphasis on developing the student actor’s knowledge of and experience with the production process. Most classes run for approximately 15 weeks and end with a showcase production that is free to the community.
DCP courses offer a variety of performing opportunities for ages 4 up to 16 years. Returning this spring is the Mini Ensemble. This class allows the younger actor, ages 4-7 years, to investigate all aspects of theatre from acting to behind-the-scenes magic. Through exploration of sets, costumes, props and lights, students develop their imagination while inventing new worlds and characters. Using theatre games and acting exercises, they will focus on freeing the creative spirit of each child while building a dynamic ensemble of actors. This class will be broken into two age groups (ages 4-5 and ages 6-7 years).
Junior and Senior Ensembles are back and meet twice a week with a professional instructor to learn a wide range of theatrical skills such as acting, script reading, costuming, stage make-up, set design and construction. Junior ensembles are designed for the actor ages 8-11. Senior ensembles are designed for the actor ages 12-16. These ensembles are perfect for the beginner or returning performer.
Back by popular demand are the Musical Theatre Ensembles. There is a Junior Musical Theatre Ensemble, for ages 8-11, and a Senior Musical Theatre Ensemble, for ages 12-16. These classes are for the budding musical theatre performer. This class will focus on beginning techniques to develop the voice for theatre, ensemble dancing, and performing music for the stage.
The Teen Improv Troupe also returns and is geared for teens that are dedicated, disciplined, and passionate about comedy and acting. Local instructor Nick Asa, who trained at The Second City, the world’s premier improvisation troupe, will lead this class. The curriculum will teach the methods of improv, with emphasis on character building, teamwork, communication and self-esteem. This twelve-week course helps students learn what it takes to create comedic scenes on the spot, all while making friends and laughing.
Mini Ensembles, Junior and Senior Ensembles, Musical Ensembles and the Teen Improv Troupe all culminate with a showcase production that is free to the community. Registration is now open and classes begin in mid-February. Financial aid is available, please see our website or call the office for information. For additional details and prices, please visit our website or call the DCP office at 704-892-7953.
The North Carolina Theatre Conference recently honored Davidson Community Players the 2018 Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award. Each year, the NCTC Board of Directors presents the NCTC Awards to companies, schools and individuals that are active NCTC members and have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional or educational excellence.
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. Through our educational programming we provide instruction and performance opportunities for youth in the Lake Norman region.