View our different classes below. We have classes suitable for every age group, Kindergarten through 12th grade.

All class sizes are small to insure a safe & nurturing environment. This allows students to explore more freely as well as to receive individual attention. All classes consist of improvisation games, scene study, movement, technique, character development, audition preparation, voice and diction and an opportunity to build self-confidence!

Classes

  • Fairytale & other Fantastic Characters

    Grades K-2

    Fairytale & Other Fantastic Characters is designed to ignite your child’s imagination. We’ll explore classic Fairytales, such as The Ugly Duckling, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella and much more!.  The class will consist of acting games, improvisation, skits, dance & music. Parent observation day will be during the last class of the session, where we’ll perform scenes. Come explore with us!

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  • Acting & Improvisation

    Grades 3-5 & Grades 5-8

    This is an improvisational workout geared towards helping actors find creativity and enhance their skills as a performer.  Actors are trained to follow their instincts on stage through exercises that focus on performing scenes with little or no rehearsal. It is important for students at this age to let go of how they feel they should perform, and instead start to just be on stage. To free the actor from their own pre-conceived notions of a role, or scene, and to produce a more versatile and daring actor, in depth character work is encouraged. Parent observation day will be during the last class of the session, where we will perform scenes and improvised skits.

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  • Acting Class with Play Performance

    Grades 3-5

    This class is designed to introduce actors to specific techniques that develop their mind, voice and body for a confident and honest performance before a live audience. Improvisation and scripted scene study provide fluency in the acting fundamentals of conflict, action and given circumstances. As collaboration is essential to the creation of live theatre, students will develop social skills required to find creative solutions for problems as a member of a team, to confidently give voice to original ideas and grow in respect of the ideas of others. Actors will be given roles, scripts and will need to memorize their lines for our performance (this is not a musical). Parent observation day will be during the last class of the session, where we will perform a play.

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  • Performance Class

    Grades 6-12

    The 2-hour performance class has all the elements of our acting & improvisation classes, as well as a clear focus on the rehearsal and performance process.  This class is curated for the dedicated actor who wants to challenge their abilities and strive for achieving their goal of being “performance ready”.  Our performance class will have the opportunity to fully understand what it takes to be in a performance and how to prepare physically, emotionally and technically. Actors will rehearse weekly and learn how to develop their characters during the rehearsal process. Performance Class plays may be Dramas, Comedies or Musicals. Our goal is to work as an ensemble and prepare for our performance which will take place during the last class of the session.

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  • Musical Theatre

    Grades 1-3, Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-12

    Our musical theatre classes include all the training and development of the “Acting Class with Play Performance” with an additional emphasis on singing songs from a variety of Broadway shows, acting and movement/dance. In-depth musical theater training, song preparation/vocal performance and scene work. Parent observation day will be during the last class of the session, where we will perform songs & scenes.

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Studio Class tuition is due in full upon registration. No refunds less than 10 days prior to the start of the requested session. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee. All classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment is low. 

Schedule

Spring Session 15 weeks

Monday: February 4 – June 10

Acting Class – 1 hour
4:15-5:15 – Grades K-2 – Fairytales & Superheroes
5:15-6:15 – Grades 3-5 – Acting & Improv
(no class Feb.18, Apr.15 & May 27)

Tuesday: February 5 – May 21

Acting Class – 1 hour
4:15-5:15 – Grades 3-5 – Acting Class w/ Play Performance
Acting Class – 1 hour 15 minutes
5:15-6:30 – Grades 5-8 – Acting & Improv
(no class Apr. 16)

Wednesday: February 6 – May 22

Performance Class – 2 hours
4:45–6:45 – Grades 6-12
(no class Apr. 17)

Thursday: February 7 – May 23

Musical Theatre Class – 1 hour
4:15-5:15 – Grades 1-3 Musical Theatre
5:15-6:15 – Grades 3-5 Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Class – 1 hour 15 minutes
6:15-7:30 – Grades 6-12 Musical Theatre
(no class Apr. 18)

Areas Schools

We currently or in the past have collaborated with the following area schools to provide drama training and instruction:

  • Dwight Elementary
  • Holland Hill Elementary
  • Jennings Elementary
  • Mill Hill Elementary
  • Roger Sherman Elementary.

Fairfield Performing Arts Studio would welcome the opportunity to partner with your school. Please contact us to discuss the potential for such a collaboration.

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