Class Descriptions

MONDAYS

Acting - All Levels (1 credit) – Ages 8-18, covers basic to advanced elements of acting, terminology, proper movement, characterization, line expression, basic scene study, using humor, memorizing and delivering monologues, and more! Students of all levels are welcome and are grouped accordingly. Those who attend are prepared to audition for stage and video/film projects. 

4:00 – 4:50pm, 6 – 6:50pm, Instructor: Vince Vanni 

 

Music Theory (1 Credit) – Ages 8+, An introductory course to music theory, history and performance.  Students will explore music's various functionalities in order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for all types of music. We recommend this course for all students taking private lessons.

4:00 – 4:50pm, Instructor: TBD

 

Tap (Intermediate) (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Intermediate techniques in Tap for those with some prior experience. Learning Tap gives ear training and the ability to learn complicated rhythm patterns. 

5:00 – 5:50pm, Instructor: Andi Garner

 

Improv (1 credit) – Ages 12-18, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement.  They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!  

5:00 – 5:50pm, Instructor: Esprit Herbert 

 

Youth Art ($50/month) – Ages 9-19, Students will be taught about perspective, basic shapes, shading, reflections and blending as they work with a different medium each month: charcoal & pastels, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, mosaics, copper art, or wood burning. Some of their works will be displayed at City Hall.

5:00 – 6:30pm, Instructor: Amanda Bates

 

Musical Theatre Hip Hop (1 credit) – Ages 12+, This dance class is geared towards Musical Theatre performers who would like to learn current technique used in many of the musicals that are currently on Broadway today.  

6:00 – 6:50pm, Instructor: Andi Garner

 

Lyrical (1 credit) – Ages 10+, Using technique learned in ballet, students will train in expressive movement. Students will also engage in group choreography projects, learning how to create and teach movement.

7:00 – 7:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

Tap (Advanced) (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Advanced techniques in Tap for those with 2+ years of prior experience. Learning Tap gives ear training and the ability to learn complicated rhythm patterns.

7:00 – 7:50pm, Instructor: Andi Garner

 

Adult Improv (1 credit) – Ages 18+, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement. They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!

7:00 – 8:00pm, Instructor: Esprit Herbert

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

Ballet (Beginner) (1 credit) – Ages 8-11, This is a beginner level class, introducing students to ballet positions, movement, vocabulary, and barre work. Students will also be trained in body and space awareness, class etiquette, and strength building for success in all genres of dance.

5:00 – 5:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

Musical Theatre/Jazz (1 credit) – Ages 12+, intermediate/advanced level dancers welcome. In this class, dancers will learn jazz styles from artists including Fosse and Jerome Robbins. This class will also focus on learning choreography and retention of choreography, with new combinations every week.

6:00 – 6:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

Ballet (Intermediate) (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Students will already have a basic understanding of technique and vocabulary. Students will continue training in barre work and center, with a focus on rhythm and musicality.

7:00 – 7:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

THURSDAYS

Ladies’ Dance (1 credit) – Elements of many different types of dance open to adults that would like to expand their knowledge.

10:00 – 10:50am, Instructor: Debbie Bonacki

 

Jr. Improv (1 Credit) – Ages 8-12, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement.  They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!  

10:00 – 10:50am, Instructor: Esprit Herbert

Primary Musical Theatre (1 credit) – Ages 5-7, Styled for increased flexibility, strength, speed, balance, coordination and endurance. Introduces movement combinations requiring more coordination and concentration. 

11:00 – 11:50am, Instructor: Lexi Allocco

 

Jazz (1 credit) – Ages 8-11, Young dancers will learn basic concepts of jazz. Dancers will learn jazz styles from different artists. 

11:00 – 11:50am, Instructor: Zeke Richards

 

Sr. Improv (2 credits) – Ages 12-18, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement.  They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!  

11:30am – 1:00pm & 1:30 – 3:00pm, Instructor: Esprit Herbert 

 

Primary Tap (1 credit) – Ages 5-7, Children will learn basic Tap techniques with emphasis on performance. Ear and rhythm training. 

12:00 – 12:50pm, Instructor: Lexi Allocco

 

Tap (1 credit) – Ages 8-11, Techniques in Tap with emphasis on form and aspects of performance. Learning Tap gives ear training and the ability to learn complicated rhythm patterns. 

12:00 – 12:50pm, Instructor: Zeke Richards

 

Stretch/Conditioning (1 credit) – Ages 8+, This is a class to build your strength and flexibility. It will help with all genres of dance, focusing on core strength and stability, stretching and lengthening muscles, and muscular strength to hold support flexibility. This class is for dancers of all levels, everyone is welcome!

1:00 – 1:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

Boys’ Dance (1 credit) – Ages 10+, This unique class will provide boys with necessary technique for the foundation and focus of ballet which will ultimately help them with other types of dance.

1:30 – 2:30pm, Instructor: Zeke Richards

 

Ballet (Beginner) (1 credit) – Ages 8-11, Students will continue to train in ballet positions, vocabulary, and barre work. The focus is to increase technique and stability at the barre and center.

2:00 – 2:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

Ballet (Intermediate) (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Students will already have a basic understanding of technique and vocabulary. Students will continue training in barre work and center, with a focus on rhythm and musicality.

3:00 – 3:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

 

Primary Acting (1 credit) – Ages 5-8, Students will learn the basic skills required to successfully perform in stage productions. The class will lay a foundation for children to develop as they grow as actors. 

4:00 – 5:00pm, Instructor: Stephania Torres

 

Primary Art (1 credit) – Ages 5-8, Students will learn basic visual art skills through various projects that focus on different skills. 

5:00 – 6:00pm, Instructor: TBD

Acro (1 credit) – Ages 7-12, Students will learn safe tumbling and stunt techniques, how to fall properly, and spatial awareness. 

3:00 – 4:00pm, Instructor: Gavin Yorro


 

Acorn Theatre Program

Youth Theatre (4 Credits) – Ages 8-18, a performance based Musical Theatre class where students meet twice a week to develop skills in Drama, Music and Dance as they rehearse and perform in a one act musical theatre production on our Live Oak stage.  This class will rehearse and perform 2 Musicals per year and be featured in Brooksville’s annual tree lighting. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00pm (also weekend performances)