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Study acting, voice, & more—in classes that work with your busy schedule!

  • ADULT DANCE
    Mondays (5 - 7 pm) February 3rd – April 7th
    Christa Pardocchi, Instructor
    Tuition - $200

    Designed for adults who wish to expand their education in musical theatre dance, whether for personal craft or just for fun.  Students will be guided through jazz and tap styles focusing on proper alignment, flexibility, muscle control and correct execution of technique.

  • BROADWAY LEGENDS: MUSICAL THEATRE (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN )
    Wednesdays  (10 am - 12:30 pm) January 22nd - April 9th
    David Button and Doug Yetter, Instructors
    Tuition - $250

    For students 50 and older, we offer the joy of performing without the added pressure of memorization or complex staging.  Learn the score to this popular musical, including “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)", "Lost In His Arms", "There's No Business Like Show Business",  and more! The semester concludes in a final public performance on April 9th.

  • ACTING COMPANY 
    Sundays (6:30 - 8 pm.)  February 9th - April 13th
    Elaine Faye, Coordinator 

    Join other experienced actors for one-hour sessions to improve existing skills through exercises led by Acting Company members and other professionals including technique, Shakespearean interpretation, monologue/scenes, improvisation principles and more!  Drop-in fee of $5 per session. Call for specific schedule. Please note: Previous acting training and experience recommended.

  • Sunday Evenings at 6:30 pm
    Weekly through April 13
    $5 walk-in fee per session

     
  • February 23
    AUDITIONING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE Part 1
    Presented by Doug Yetter
    Clear Space Artistic Director
    Learn how to select music and to prepare yourself for an audition. Session includes:
    Picking a16-bar music selection, how to present yourself and your music, acting
    a song, how to speak with a musical director in an audition situation, and vocal/coaching choices. Actors may bring songs or music will be provided.
     
     
  • March 2
    AUDITIONING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE Part 2
    Presented by Doug Yetter
    Clear Space Artistic Director
    A continuation of how to prepare yourself and your music for an audition.
    Session includes: Presenting a 16-bar music selection to a director and your
    peers with feedback. Actors provide their song based on what they learned from the
    previous musical theatre workshop. 
     
     
  • March 9
    MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP
    Part 2, March 9
    Presented by Dot Neumann
    Bring your monologue to life! Dot will work with actors to clarify character, objective, and action choices using technique exercises and
    individual feedback. Please bring a monologue.  You may join this
    workshop even if you did not attend Part 1.
     
     
  • March 16
    WORKING WITH A NEW PLAYWRIGHT
    Presented by Cassandra Pressimone
    Read a new play by an up and coming new playwright, Cassandra Pressimone.
    The session will include the reading of her piece with talkback about thoughts and
    observations to follow.  Tell the new playwright what you
    think the strengths of the work are and what could be improved from
    an actor's perspective.
     
     
  • March 23
    PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
    Presented by Wesley Paulson
    Clear Space Executive Director and
    David Button, Company Manager
    Avenue Q, The Lion King, War Horse-with so many shows using puppetry, we pulled
    a few strings and borrowed puppets from the Millian Methodist in Rockville, Maryland for this workshop. Learn puppetry techniques to bring that "piece of cloth and foam" to life and learn how those techniques help actors bring themselves to life as well! Learn how to work different types of puppets from Human Puppets to Monsters  to Animals - creating movement and a voice for each!
     
     
  • March 30
    WORKING WITH A DIRECTOR
    Presented by David Button, Director and
    Clear Space Company Manager
    David will lead actors  through scenes that have multiple interpretations. He will direct actors in these scenes utilizing different approaches, exploring genre, objective, physicality, relationship, and analysis. What is a character''s true motivation - to kill you or to seduce you?  Why are you being questioned
     - because you committed a crime or are the victim of it? Come see how the same scenes can have very different readings and outcomes!
     
     
  • April 6
    READING OF A PUBLISHED PLAY
    Presented by Doug Yetter, Artistic Director.
    As Clear Space looks for works to be presented in upcoming seasons,
    the company would like to hear new pays read aloud.  We begin this process with
    the published work of Ronald Harwood, QUARTET - the play made prominent
    by the recent movie starring Maggie Smith.
     
  • April 13
    "FRIEND-RAISER EVENING"
    All workshop attendees are encouraged to participate in this presentation where we showcase what we've learned throughout the semester for an invited audience of friends, family and anyone who loves theatre! This fun and informal evening will include snacks, drinks, and some audience participation.

Scholarships Available. Download Application Form at right.

ALL CLASSES HELD AT THE THEATRE!
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Register by Mail: Download registration forms at right and send in with payment.
Scholarships are available. Download application form at right.



Policies

  • Students are required to wear clothing that is light-weight and in which they can move easily.  Jeans and tight tops are discouraged.
  • Students must wear a jazz oxford, which may be purchased for $19.99 at www.dancedistributors.com.  Click on SHOES, then JAZZ and on page 2 you will find the SPLIT SOLE JAZZ SHOE made by Dance Distributors.
  • Long hair must be secured away from the face in a pony tail or braid.  No hats are permitted. 
  • No cell phones, pagers or alarms allowed in class.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, please call 302.227.2270 for updates.
  • Holidays and Closings: The semester calendar allows for holidays and conflicting events at Clear Space. Please refer to your registration acceptance letter for class meeting dates.
  • Scholarships: Scholarships and senior discounts are offered to students in need (please see Scholarship Application link at right).
  • Refund schedule:
    Before First Class: 75% (Unless Class is at Capacity); After First Class-50%; After Second Class-No Refunds
  • All course content is aligned with the National Standards of Arts in Education and the Delaware State Arts Curriculum.


This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Office and participation in all activities, programs and benefits of Clear Space Theatre Company, Inc. shall be open without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Clear Space Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax Identification number 20-1712916.

Clear Space Theatre Company partners with Art-Reach to “Share the Experience” providing free or discounted tickets or admissions to Art-Reach member agencies that serve people with disabilities or economic disadvantages.

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1. Download CSTC Arts Institute Registration Form
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2. Print & Complete Form

3. Mail Form & Payment to:
Clear Space, PO Box 304, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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