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Musical Theatre FUNdamentals: Sing, Dance, and Act! The Weekly Class!

In this weekly class, students will explore a character with script & score work and learn a song and dance routine so they can experience a Broadway-style musical each month like "FROZEN (April 29)"
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks

7-12

year olds

6-10

learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn a song and dance routine they can perform, helping them sharpen their memorization and acting skills, and strengthening their vocal and dance technique. They will also pick a short scene or song for individual feedback. 
Melanie Leibner Perkins holds her Masters in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory and BA from University of Pennsylvania. She is an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University and runs Perkins Performance Studio where she has taught hundreds of students to sing and act to their full potential. Students have gone on to perform internationally and star in national tours as well as study at NYU, Boston Conservatory, PACE, Elon, Shenandoah, Penn State, and more.  She has distinguished herself as an actress, singer, director, and teacher with her work in theatres in Philadelphia, Boston, and South Florida. As an instructor, Melanie has taught for over 20 years, teaching voice, acting, audition prep, monologue, scene study, and improv to students aged 4-74! 
Students will have a short scene, solo, or monologue they will work on and present through the course of the class. Students will be expected to print out their lyrics and chosen scenes or have them on a separate device for the second class so they can read them while staying on camera. For the first class materials will be shared on screen. They will be expected to look over and practice their scene work and song and dance routine so they can remember what they worked on the week before. No more than 30 minutes to an hour of outside class time would be necessary unless they choose to practice more for fun! Students will learn how to pickup a song and dance combination and will be able to practice with provided materials and/or links at home. If students want to practice the song for fun on their own they can get the music on iTunes, Spotify, or Amazon! Also a recording of the class will be made available to watch in the classroom so they can keep practicing. 
Students will be expected to print out their lyrics and chosen scenes or have them on a separate device for the second class so they can read them while staying on camera. For the first class materials will be shared on screen and all materials/links will be provided in the classroom. If students want to practice the song for fun on their own they can get the music on iTunes, Spotify, or Amazon! Also a recording of the class will be made available to watch in the classroom so they can keep practicing. Students can dance with jazz/dance shoes or dance barefoot. Make sure students have some room to dance in.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will need an open workout space, proper footwear, a water bottle, and may need to stretch beforehand. While the dancing is beginner to intermediate level and does not involve complicated or dangerous physical movement, students should be safe to avoid injuries and should be properly supervised.
Students will have a short scene they will work on and present through the course of the class. Students will be expected to print out their lyrics and chosen scenes or have them on a separate device for the second class so they can read them while staying on camera. For the first class materials will be shared on screen and all materials will be provided in the classroom. Students will learn how to pickup a song and dance combination and will be able to practice with provided materials and/or links at home. If students want to practice the song for fun on their own they can get the music on iTunes, Spotify, or Amazon! Also a recording of the class will be made available to watch in the classroom so they can keep practicing. 

Teacher

Melanie Leibner Perkins, M.M. Musical Theatre
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Voice and Acting Instructor/Professor/Performer
282 total reviews
203 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Melanie Leibner Perkins. I am a voice and acting coach and professor who has spent 20 spent years honing my craft on and off the stage and mastering how to impart my knowledge to others. I earned my Masters in Musical Theatre from... 
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