ACT II SPRING 2023 CLASSES

JANUARY 23RD - APRIL 20TH

All classes will be off the week of March 20th for Spring Break

*Full and partial scholarships available for all classes – to apply email bdavis@argentacommunitytheater.org

*Payment plans available upon request – for more information email bdavis@argentacommunitytheater.org

Special thanks to Will & Tiffany Feland, the City of North Little Rock, Pulaski County, North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Arkansas Arts Council

Acting and Creative Movement | K - 2nd Grades

In this class, young actors will use their voices, bodies, and imaginations as tools to create new characters, atmospheres, and follow a narrative. With exercises and activities rooted in creative play and inspired by children’s stories like “The Three Bears”, “Little Red Riding Hood” and more! Students will gain confidence, creative expression, focus, improvisational skills, and the ability to collaborate within a group. At the end of the semester there will be an informal showcase for friends and family to share what we have learned!

Dates: January 25th – April 19th, 2023
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Grades: K – 2nd
Tuition: $225*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Wednesday, April 19th at 4:30pm
Instructors: Kinsey Potts


Musical Theatre | 2nd - 3rd Grades

Discover the fun and fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and simple choreography in the development of Broadway repertoire. Students will be introduced to proper vocal technique, body awareness, acting through movement, and how to work within an ensemble to tell a story. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family.

Dates: January 26th – April 20th, 2023
Day/Time: Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Grades: 2nd – 3rd
Tuition: $225*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Thursday, April 20th at 4:30pm
Instructors: Bridget Davis, John Broadwater


Musical Theatre | 4th - 5th Grades

Discover the fun and fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and simple choreography in the development of Broadway repertoire. Students will be introduced to proper vocal technique, body awareness, acting through movement, and how to work within an ensemble to tell a story. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family!

Dates: January 24th – April 18th, 2023
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Grades: 4th – 5th
Tuition: $250*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Tuesday, April 18th at 4:45pm
Instructors: Janette Robinson, Leann Jones


Acting | 6th-8th Grades

In this class, actors will explore character development skills, delve into text analysis, and learn how to create dynamic relationships on stage. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, students will work together to prepare a short script, presented at the end of the semester for friends and family in an informal showcase.

Dates: January 23rd – April 17th, 2023
Day/Time: Mondays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Grades: 6th – 8th
Tuition: $225*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Monday, April 17th at 4:30pm
Instructors: Kevin Alan Brown


Musical Theatre | 6th - 8th Grades

Dive into Broadway repertoire in a high-energy class that builds on the fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and basic choreography in the development of a musical revue. Expand on principles of vocal technique, music theory, knowledge of Broadway repertoire, expression of character through movement, and learn how to elevate performances by making specific and unique choices on stage. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Dates: January 25th – April 19th, 2023
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm
Grades: 6th – 8th
Tuition: $250*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm
Instructors: Caelon Colbert, Leann Jones


Instinctive Acting | 9th -12th Grades

This advanced scene study class will help young actors get out of their heads and into their impulses. Using a mixture of improvisation, physical theatre, voice techniques and traditional scene study, students will gain greater access to their impulses and instincts, enabling them to make bold and interesting choices with minimal preparation. We will work primarily with script in hand, which means almost no time needs to be spent memorizing or rehearsing outside the classroom. This better prepares the students for cold read scenarios, and it also works against some of the bad habits that develop from over-preparation. The core belief here is that an actor’s greatest tool is their unique, beautiful self! Anyone can learn lines, practice accents, or master comedic timing: but nobody else on the planet can be you. This style of teaching leads to incredible breakthroughs, helping students become not only better actors, but better human beings, all through the process of radical self acceptance and expression.

Dates: January 23rd – April 17th, 2023
Day/Time: Mondays from 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Grades: 9th – 12th
Tuition: $275*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Monday, April 17th at 6:15pm
Instructors: Quinn Gasaway


Theatre Dance | Age Range: 13+

Learn jazz and theater basics in this high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style
choreography. Beginning with warm ups and across the floor exercises, students will hone their
technique and practice picking up choreography in theater dance combinations. This class will
have any young artist feeling more confident in their dance abilities & practical applications for
future auditions, performances, and so much more.

Dates: January 24th – April 18th, 2023
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 13+
Tuition: $225*
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Tuesday, April 18th at 6pm
Instructors: Moriah Patterson


Intermediate Tap | Age Range: 10 - 16 years old

Make some noise in this course that builds upon the foundation of tap dance technique. With
warm ups and drills focusing on tap dance vocabulary, clarity of sound, rhythmic variety,
aesthetically quality, and the beginnings of improvisation, students will apply their skills to
rhythm and show tap choreography. Students should have a basic tap dance vocabulary
including shuffles, flaps, paradiddles, time step, etc. Tap shoes required.

Dates: January 25th – April 19th, 2023
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Ages: 10 – 16 years old
Tuition: $225
Location: ACT II
Showcase: Wednesday, April 20th at 7:15pm
Instructor: Matt Boyce


Adult Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance | Ages: 16+

A unique opportunity for to introduce and reengage Adults (+16 y/o) in Jazz and Musical Theater style movement in a fun and community building environment. A class catering to all levels, we will be incorporating well known jazz styles and movement through warmups, short combinations, and traveling movement. This class will give singers and movers renewed confidence in auditions and rehearsals, as well as allow current dancers to hone their skills and dynamics in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. You will leave ready to tackle any dance audition, rehearsal, and performance with energy and enthusiasm, and will lead you to a road of growth you may never have expected to find yourself walking.

Dates: January 21st, January 28th, February 4th, February 11th 2023
Day/Time: Saturdays from 10am – 11:30am
Ages: 16+
Tuition: $80
Location: ACT II
Instructor: Brian Earles


Adult Acting & Scene Study | 18+

A nuts and bolts, process-oriented look at script analysis, character development, emotional life, and partner work. The class will introduce multiple acting techniques and allow actors the opportunity to take a deep dive into character development with immediate feedback from instructors and peers. This class is ideal for actors of all levels who desire to build and grow their craft through practical and focused group work.

Dates: January 23rd – April 17th, 2023
Day/Time: Mondays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Age: Adults – 18+
Tuition: $275
Location: ACT II
Instructors: Laura & Ben Grimes