Theatrical Classes & Workshops
The Palace Theatre maintains beautiful rehearsal studios featuring sprung dance flooring, ballet bars, wall-to-wall mirrors and sound systems. These studios offer students a space in which to practice their skills in a series of classes offered across multiple sessions per year. Additional spaces are available at the Cohoes Music Hall to support our ever-growing educational initiatives. Fall 2017 semester classes begin October 2. Spring 2018 semester classes begin January 22. All sessions run for 10 weeks. Theatrical classes include:
Being on stage can be intimidating for a newcomer. From learning theatrical terms, to finding your singing voice, to conquering stage fright, the most important thing for beginners and intermediate-level students is to jump in and build their confidence and comfortability. With a team of professional instructors, our staff is ideal to help young students gain a fundamental understanding of the theatrical process. Throughout this 90-minute class, students will receive dance, vocal, and acting instruction - so sing your favorite Broadway tunes, dance your heart out, and develop some exciting characters during this 10-week session! Classes are held Saturdays from 10:30am to noon at the Palace Theatre.
This group class is perfect for a child who loves to sing! We will focus on singing as a chorus in harmony and as soloists building audition material. Whether you have worked with a voice teacher before or are new to vocal instruction, our fabulous faculty will have you singing with great technique and confidence by the end of this 10-week session - and prepared for your next audition! Classes are Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm at the Palace Theatre.
This class series is dedicated to advancing students’ skills in the art of acting. While many local students have private voice teachers or participate in dance studios, it is our experience that very few students have gained formal instruction in acting technique. We firmly believe that this is essential for success in theatre, including success as a dancer or vocalist. Learn improvisation techniques, character development, scene deconstruction, and more! Classes run Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm and 6:30pm, respectively, at The Palace Theatre.
We offer a full series of dance classes in a variety of styles to students at a range of skill levels! Tuesday night classes are intended for students grades 6-8 and Wednesday night classes are for students grades 9-12. Classes run an hour in length on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks along the following schedule:
Beginner/Intermediate Tap - Tuesday @ 6:30
Musical Theatre Dance - Tuesday @ 7:30
Intermediate/Advanced Tap - Wednesday @ 5:30pm
Ballet - Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Jazz - Wednesday @ 7:30pm
Whether you are an intermediate or an advanced student, our classes in tap, ballet, musical theatre dance and jazz will help develop your skills for application in the theatre. All classes held at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY.
We are thrilled to continue offer our Broadway Master Class Series - an exciting opportunity for students to work with and learn directly from Broadway professionals! Cast members of musicals both on Broadway or touring the nation will serve as Guest Faculty, teaching a two hour class featuring a variety of musical theatre related focuses.
To learn more, or to sign up for classes or performances:
Ashley Simone Kirchner, Arts & Education Coordinator
(518) 465-3335 x113
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