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ABOUT RISING STARS   

Rising Stars is a fun learning experience that teaches stage and life skills through games and activities, individual coaching, and actual performances on the Capitol Stage. The program focuses on developing the students' own creativity, building self-confidence, improving reading comprehension and speaking ability, accepting responsibility, and teamwork.

Students will learn stage movement, character development, how to audition, and a whole lot more! Skills developed will better prepare students to compete for roles in school plays and other local stage productions, as well as interacting with confidence during pageants, interviews for college or jobs, and in everyday dealings with teachers and peers.

Classes are taught by professional actor and director Janet Foote.  Mrs. Foote also taught theatre arts at the high school level and has conducted seminars and workshops for BOCES, local theater groups, Girl Scouts, and at area schools.

Regular Classes: Four10 week sessions are offered yearly.  Students can sign up for any or all sessions. All interested students, with or without experience, in grades 2-12 are welcome to regular classes and to participate in performances. 

Advanced Class: Offered during Winter and Summer Sessions only. Students in grades 9-12 and college age students will be considered. An audition is required to be eligible for advanced classes. These classes are for serious acting students and will focus on more mature work. Audition date will be in December.  Audition date and time to be announced.

Stage Performances: Offered during the Spring and Fall Sessions and require extra rehearsals on weekends and weekday evenings.  Winter and Summer sessions focus on learning the necessary skills to qualify for performance and require attendance  for only regular classes on Saturdays.

Tuition:Regular Classes (all sessions): 10 weeks: $130 per student

Additional student from same household:  $110 per additional student

Student registering for all 4 sessions in advance: $110/student per session

Advanced Class, 10 weeks: $150 

Students registered for both Regular and Advanced classes in the same session: $75

Private lessons: Offered for all ages. 6, 1/2 hour lessons $120

Questions:  Address questions about the Rising Stars program or arrangements for private lessons to Janet Foote at risingstarsjanet@aol.com 

 

2019 DATES AND TIMES FOR CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES

WINTER SESSION:

January 12 - March 16

(no show during winter session)

Regular Class Times on Saturdays

Grades 7-9: 10:00-11:00 AM

Grades 10-12: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Grades   4-6:  1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Grades 2-3   2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Advanced Class on Sundays from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Special Project opportunities might require a few extra classes

 

SPRING SESSION:

March 23-May 25

(No Advanced Class for Spring Session)

Regular Class Times PLUS Additional rehearsal times on Saturdays, Sundays, and 1 evening per week. 

Rehearsals begin April 6. 

SPRING SHOW DATE: SUNDAY MAY 19 at 5:00 PM

 

SUMMER SESSION:

June 1-August 3-4

(No show during Summer Session)

Regular Class Times (Same as Spring Session)

 

Advanced Class on Sundays from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Special project opportunities might require a few extra classes 

 

FALL SESSION:

August 24-October 26

(No Advanced Class for Fall Session)

Regular Class Times PLUS Additional rehearsal times on Saturdays, Sundays, and 1 evening per week

Rehearsals begin September 14

FALL SHOW DATE:  Sunday October 13 at 5:00 PM

 

Classes are taught by professional actor and director Janet Foote.  Mrs Foote also taught theatre arts at the high school level and has conducted seminars and workshops for BOCES, local theater groups, Girl Scouts, and at area schools.

Any Questions about the Rising Stars program or arrangements for private lessons may be addressed to Janet Foote at risingstarsjanet@aol.com 



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