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.