Classes: Adults

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: Adult Programs

Did you know we offer dance, acting, vocal, and fitness classes for adults (18+)? Check out our offerings below, and sign up today.

*Classes are subject to change as currently listed below.*

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NEW! Digital Projections in Theatre

Learn how to create and use digital projection designs for theatre!

Adults and Teens who have a base knowledge of theater design, digital design, or experience with media and technology. Examples include working with Adobe programs such as Photoshop, scenic design, visual projections, and other like programming. Participants must have a laptop.

  • WHEN: Sundays, starting October 27 through December 22
  • TIMES: 3:00-5:00pm (times may vary depending on participant availability and projects). This class will also have the opportunity to be a part of tech week for Disney’s Frozen JR (January 6-10).
  • LOCATION: Playhouse Family Theatre at the Depot
  • INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Benoit
  • TUITION: $200
  • REGISTER: Please email Amber Burns at aburns@duluthplayhouse.org to apply.

In this class, students will learn:

  • The process of projection design from start to finish
  • How to talk to the director and designers and set your limitations
  • Creating graphics through digital media such as Photoshop, After Effects, and other digital tools
  • Learn how to format the media, resolution, dimension, and technical details that give a smooth performance
  • Learn how to use the digital program Isadora, the process, how to set cues, how to connect Isadora to cue lab or light board
  • Go through the physical installation of projectors and mounting, discussion on projection theory, how and why to use projections

 



ACTING CLASSES

SCENE STUDY

With hands-on, individualized coaching and direction from instructor/director Julie Ahasay, participants will work on scenes from a farce and another from a contemporary comedy. The course is fun, flexible and geared to meet you where you are as an actor—whether you are a novice or a more experienced performer.

  • Wednesdays, September 11-November 20
    • 7:00-8:30pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studio
  • Instructor: by Julie Ahasay
  • Tuition: $90

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VOCAL AUDITIONS

Students of this class will learn how to select songs that showcase their talent and abilities with an emphasis on exploring song interpretation. Students will meet for the first and last class period as a group, and select an individualized time to work one-on-one with Christina over the course of the semester.

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 1:00-2:30pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Taught by Christina Stroup-Manchester
  • Tuition: $90

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DANCE & WORKOUT CLASSES

All dance classes held in the NorShor Theatre rehearsal studios.

 

NEW! EXPRESS DANCE CLASSES

These fast-paced, 45-minutes classes will challenge artists on the go. Basic dance training recommended. 

  • Express Jazz & Ballet Combo
    • Mondays, September 23-November 18
    • 5:15-6:00pm
    • Instructor: Camryn Buelow
  • Express Tap
    • Thursdays, September 26-November 21
    • 5:15-6:00pm
    • Instructor: Amber Burns
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $150

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TONE-UP TUESDAYS

This workout class focuses on strength, stretching, and cardio.

  • Tuesdays, September 24-November 19
    • 5:15-6:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Instructor: Eden Nesburg
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $150

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AMBER’S MIXER

This is a cardio workout class that incorporates cardio, kickboxing and dance. Mix it up with Amber and feel the Burns!

  • Wednesdays, September 25-November 20
    • 5:15-6:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Instructor: Amber Burns
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $150

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JAZZ & BALLET DANCE

Develop strength, flexibility, and technique through this hour-long jazz & ballet class. Skill Levels 1 & 2 welcome! Students will learn new skills that will enhance their dancing.

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 10:00-11:00am
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Instructor: Nicole Elysian
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $150

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TAP DANCE

Improve rhythm, technique, and work on your tap dancing skills in this hour-long tap class! Skill Levels 1 & 2 welcome!

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 9:00am-10:00am
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Instructor: Emma Skoubas
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $150

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You can also enroll by calling 218.733.7555.