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.

Four sessions of 10 classes each are offered yearly.  Students can sign up for any or all sessions.  Stage Performances are offered during the Spring and Fall Session 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 only for regular classes on Saturdays.  In 2018 only, Summer Session will also include a short performance which requires a few extra rehearsals.

Regular Sessions are on Saturdays:
Grades 7-9 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Grades 10-12 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Grades 3-6 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

2018 Summer Session: First sessions will be held on June 9 with extra rehearsals being held in July.

2018 Summer Performance Date: Sunday, August 4 

2018 Fall Session: First sessions will be held on Saturday, September 8.

2018 Fall Showcase: Sunday, October 14

Private lessons for all ages, including adults, are also offered. 6, 1/2 hour lessons $120

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