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!
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.View classes and schedule…
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.View classes and schedule…
This class is designed to ignite your child’s imagination. We’ll create a variety of characters and explore the fun-filled world of theatre through creating a variety of characters. How does a character walk, talk, think, engage with other characters? 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 will perform scenes and improvised skits.View classes and schedule…
Grades 3-5, 6-12
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. This class has an additional emphasis on singing songs from a variety of Broadway shows (however, your child may opt out of singing if so desired), 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 and improvised skits.View classes and schedule…
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.
Monday: January 27th – May 4th
Acting, Improvisation & Musical Theatre – 1 hour class
4:15-5:15 Grades 1-3
Acting Class with Play Performance – 1 hour class
5:15-6:15 Grades 3-5
Acting, Improvisation, Scene Work & Musical Theatre (optional) – 1 hour & 15 minute class
6:15-7:30 Grades 6-12
(no class February 17th,, March 16 & Apr. 13th – makeup date due to inclement weather is May 11th.)
Tuesday: Private Lessons
Wednesday: Private Lessons
January 23rd – April 30th
Acting, Improvisation, Scene Work & Musical Theatre (optional) – 1 hour class
4:15-5:15 Grades 3-5
Performance Class – 2 hour class
5:15-7:15 Grades 6-12
(no class March 19th & April 16th – makeup date due to inclement weather is May 7th.)
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.