Our Program

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Up With Kids students are divided into three age groups to accommodate the varying stages of child development. All classes come together every spring for an annual recital.

UpSwings: Preschool – First Grade
UpBeats: Second – Fourth Grade
Upper Class: Fifth Grade and Up

Class Structure

Classes are divided into four areas of focus: Enrichment, Voice, Dance and Acting.

Class begins with vocal exercises, giving instruction in how to use muscles and body parts to develop the individual’s own very best singing and speaking voice.

The bulk of each class consists of acting exercises to encourage confidence and develop the following skills:

 

  • Focus
  • Characterization
  • Improvisation
  • Pantomime
  • Motivation
  • Facial expression
  • Vocal intonation
  • Dialogue
  • Monologue
  • Audition techniques

 

The final portion of class is spent rehearsing for the spring recital.  Rehearsal becomes very active as we teach basic concepts of movement and the different styles of dance that will be featured in the performance. We hope that through mastery of the basics, our students’ abilities to create their own artistic compositions will be enhanced and strengthened.

Live Performances

Productions are performed live to give our actors experience in overcoming stage fright and the opportunity to receive rewarding applause from an appreciative audience. Shows are also professionally videotaped and edited so that students can review their performance and make adjustments to their art.

Practice CDs and Books

Students can sing, dance, and practice their lines at home with scripts and CDs that contain the musical numbers for each show. In fact, home practice is encouraged as it gives the important adults in our students’ lives an opportunity to get involved in the Up With Kids experience. Receiving support outside of class helps to grow our students’ confidence in their unique abilities. The cost of these supplies is covered by the annual materials fee.

Our Program