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2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Kids Take the Stage

 


 

***BELOW IS A NEW LIST OF ONLINE CLASSES***

 

We do not yet know when we will be able to resume in-person classes.

 

Click here to Register for a Class


 

Four times each year we offer theater classes for kids. These classes teach theater skills such as acting, singing, pantomime, improvisation and stage make-up, but equally as important, they help kids develop real life skills like confidence, reading, team work, self-esteem and communication.

 

We offer a six-week winter session starting in January/February, a six-week spring session starting in March/April, a six-week fall session beginning in October and week-long summer camps in August. Also, new this year Spring Break camps! We do not offer classes in June and July so we and the kids can concentrate on the Free Summer Musical Program.

 


Theater "Fun"damentals           ***NEW OFFERING***

This is an online class.

Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th

This class will explore the fundamentals of drama through a series of short plays/skits. Families will be emailed scripts prior to the first class, and the students will be assigned parts in each script. Class will focus on voice tone and facial expressions. Participation is limited to eight students.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel

Cost $40 per child

 

This class meets every day Tuesday and Thursday from June 9 to July 2, 2020

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Carnival of Animals           ***NEW OFFERING***

This is an online class.

Grades Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd

This class is a musical romp through the animal kingdom, using the music of Camille Saint-Saens as the background. Roar like a lion, swim like a fish, hop like a kangaroo and sway your trunk like an elephant. This class promises to be big fun! Class is for students from Grades K-2. Participation is limited to eight students. Materials for this class will be available for pickup at the Bell Tower Theater prior to the start of the first class. Families will receive an email with instructions.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel

Cost $40 per child

 

This class meets every day Tuesday and Thursday from June 9 to July 2, 2020

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Acting for Adults           ***NEW OFFERING***

This is an online class.

Adults Only

This is a brand new class for adults! We often hear from parents who say they wish they had the same talent as their kids. You could be an undiscovered actor, just waiting for the chance to open your wings and fly. Participants will be emailed short monologues, and we will explore those monologues during classes. The instructor will give each participant constructive feedback on their performances, and provide advice on how to enhance their performances. Participation is limited to eight students.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel

Cost $40 per adult

 

This class meets every day Tuesday and Thursday from June 9 to July 2, 2020

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Costume Fun Spring Break Camp           ***NEW OFFERING***

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th

Join the Bell Tower's Artistic Associate, Sue Flogel, in a week of hands on exploration into the world of theatrical costumes. Participants will learn how to create some basic costume pieces, as well as put costumes together for a scene of the suumer high school musical We Will Rock You. Space is limited to 12 children per class.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $85

 

Next Offering TBD

Songwriting for Kids Spring Break Camp           ***NEW OFFERING***

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th

Join the Bell Tower's Artistic Associate, Sue Flogel, in a week of songwriting. First we will identify the elements of a good song, including melody, rhythm and lyrics. Given a subject and a setting, kids will work together to write a grat song...or two or three. Space is limited to 12 children per class.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $85

 

Next Offering TBD

Music & Acting for Pre-Schoolers

Pre-Schoolers 3, 4 or 5 years old

Through movement, music and creative play, kids will learn the importance od active listening and expressing emotions through face and body language. Space is limited to 10 children per class.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $60

 

Next Offering TBD

Let's Pretend

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Take a trip to the wonderful world of make believe. This enchanting class uses kids imagination and self-expression to build concentration, confidence and communication skills. The goal is to have fun discovering the world of theater! Space is limited to 16 kids.

 

Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost $70

 

 Next Offering TBD


Creative Theatrics

2nd & 3rd Grade

Let's hit the stage! Using stories and short plays as a foundation, this class uses beginning acting techniques and cultivates skills that help kids be comfortable and confident on stage. Each day we will focus on creating believable characters using props, costumes, pantomime and dialogue. Space is limited to 16 kids.

 

Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost: $70

 

Next Offering TBD


Acting

4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Get into the act! This class focuses on acting skills and how to create believable characters. Kids will explore improvisation, stage movement and pantomime.

Using skits and short plays, we will work to master the skills needed in acting on stage. Space is limited to 16 kids.

 

Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost $70

 

Next Offering TBD

Musical Theater 101

4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Learn how to put your best foot forward in a musical. This fast-paced, fun-filled and educational class will teach singing, character interpretation, and simple choreography using scenes from a Broadway musical. Space is limited to 20 kids.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel  Cost $95

 

Next Offering TBD

Fractured Fairy Tales               

3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

Have you ever thought fairy tales seemed a bit unrealistic?  Can you really want to marry someone ten minutes after you meet them?  Do frogs really turn into princes?  Does a kiss bring you out of a curse induced coma?  If you have doubts about any of these things, this is the class for you!  We will take popular fairy tales and rewrite them to suit a more modern world.  Once written, we will stage them and present them to our adoring public!! Space is limited to 10.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel.

 

The next offering of this class is TBD

Show Choir Fun

2nd & 3rd Grade

Do you like to dance and sing? Do you dream of being in a show choir someday? Then this is the class for you. Learn simple, show-stopping routines, with many of the same moves you see in show choir competitions. Bring your jazz hands! This class starts a week later than the others and runs for just runs for just 5 weeks. Space is limited to 15 kids.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel.

 

Next Offering TBD

Kids on Broadway

Ages 9 - 12

Spend a week with us, exploring all the different roles for kids in Broadway shows. Whether your thing is acting, dancing, singing, or all three, this camp has something for you! At the end of the week, the participants will leave with the knowledge of many different roles. Space is limited to 15 kids per class.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel.

 

Next session TBD

Pete the Cat Adventures                   ***NEW OFFERING***

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Do you love “Pete the Cat” books? This class will bring some of your favorite Pete stories to life, with you as the actors.  Stories will include "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes," "Pete the Cat: Ricking My School Shoes," "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons," "Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes" and "Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie." At our last class, we will perform our stories. You are sure to have a groovy time! Space is limited to 16.

 

Teacher: Sue Flogel.

 

The next offering of this class is TBD

Home School Singers         

Ages 6 to 14

No experience necessary! We will focus on healthy singing habits, singing as a member of a group, experiencing a variety of choral literature, and having fun!!  Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $25

 

The next offering is expected to be Fall 2020.

 

 

 

This program is supported in part by grants from:

 

 


      The City of Dubuque   Live the Arts in Iowa