Emerald Coast Theatre Company Opens Registration for 2023 Spring Educational Theatre Programs

No matter your age, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 2023 Spring Educational Theatre programs offer something for everyone. The popular Educational Theatre Program provides creative and engaging offerings designed especially for young thespians from pre-school to high school, as well as adult classes. The full schedule of class dates and times along with and registration rate information can be found at www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org. “We are thrilled to be able to offer these performing arts programs to supplement the school programs. Theatre arts allow children to express themselves in a comfortable environment with other children, without judgement.” said ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. 

There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee on all classes (except adult/teen monthly classes). Payment plans and scholarships are available. All programs are offered at Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach unless noted otherwise. Some programs are held at Florida Chautauqua Theatre (FCT) located at 848 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Tuition cost covers the whole semester for all classes, except for Adult and teen dances classes, which are on a monthly basis.

Mini Players- K-1st: Peter Pan Minis Tuesday 3:30-4:20 January 10- April 4 Tuition: $225 Mini players learn all about theater and some fun Peter Pan songs and dances too! Students get to perform on the Peter Pan stage with costumes -all of their family and friends are invited!

Ballet/Tap Minis Tuesday 4:30-5:20 January 10- April 4 Tuition: $205 This is a perfect introduction to both Ballet and Tap for young dancers. Ballet teaches coordination, balance, and posture while tap develops rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Both genres focus on technique with lots of fun in between! Leotard, tights, tap, and ballet shoes required. Little Players- 2nd-3rd:

Peter Pan Littles Thursday 3:30-5:00 January 10- April 15 Tuition: $415 Students will work as a cast to dance, act, and sing in this musical production of Peter Pan! Visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook! Ballet/Tap Littles Tuesday 3:30-4:20 Tuition: $205 January 10- April 4 This is a perfect introduction to both Ballet and Tap for young dancers. Ballet teaches coordination, balance, and posture while tap develops rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Both genres focus on technique with lots of fun in between! Leotard, tights, tap and ballet shoes required. Acting for Littles: Marvel- Heroes vs Villains Wednesday 4:00-4:50 January 11- April 5 Tuition: $225 Be the superhero or villain that you always wanted to be! This class will take you through everything that theater has to offer. Learn about acting, props, costumes, and script writing as you develop your own Marvel themed performance piece. Big Players 4th-5th:

Peter Pan Bigs Tuesday 4:30-6:30 January 10- April 15 Wednesday  4:45-6:45 January 11- April 15 Tuition: $415 Students will work as a cast to dance, act, and sing in this musical production of Peter Pan! Visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook! Peter Pan at FCT The Florida Chautauqua Theatre-Defuniak Springs Monday January 9- April 21 Mini/Littles 4:00-5:00 Tuition- $225 Bigs/Teens 4:00-6:00 Tuition: $415 Students will work as a cast to dance, act, and sing in this musical production of Peter Pan! Visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook! Ballet/Tap Bigs Wednesday 3:45-4:35 January 11- April 5 Tuition: $205 This is a perfect introduction to both Ballet and Tap for young dancers. Ballet teaches coordination, balance, and posture while tap develops rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Both genres focus on technique with lots of fun in between! Leotard, tights, tap, and ballet shoes required. Acting For Bigs: Marvel- Heroes vs Villains Tuesday 3:30-4:20 January 10- April 4 Tuition: $225 Be the superhero or villain that you always wanted to be! This class will take you through everything that theater has to offer. Learn about acting, props, costumes, and script writing as you develop your own Marvel themed performance piece. Acting for Littles and Bigs: Marvel Heroes Vs. Villains (Homeschool) Ages 7-12 Wednesday 10:00-11:00am January 11- April 5 Tuition: $225 Be the superhero or villain that you always wanted to be! This class will take you through everything that theater has to offer. Learn about acting, props, costumes, and script writing as you develop your own Marvel themed performance piece. Musical Theatre Workshop Bigs: Matilda, School of Rock, HSM 2 Thursday 5:00-5:50 January 12- April 6 Tuition: $225 This class is a group voice, dance, and acting class all in one.  It is designed for anyone interested in developing their vocal, acting, and dance techniques for musical theatre. Students will work on individual pieces and group numbers as they learn how to develop their own skills and succeed as a group. The last class includes a showcase for parents and friends! Teens:

Music Man- 6th-8th Saturday 9:00-12:30 January 7- April 21 Tuition: $500 Students will work as a cast to dance, act, and sing in this junior production of Music Man!  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself. Music Man 9th-12th Saturday 9:00-12:30 January 7- April 21 Tuition: $500 Students will work as a cast to dance, act, and sing in this junior production of Music Man!  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself. Film class for Teens Tuesday 4:30-5:20 January 10- April 4 Tuition: $225 Students learn to write, direct, and act during the process of creating a one-minute film. This is a fun, fast-paced class for any aspiring filmmakers out there—or anyone who loves a good movie! This class ends with an Oscars-style ceremony and screening of everyone’s masterpieces. Acting for Teens: Marvel Heroes vs Villains Thursday 4:00-4:50 January 12- April 6 Tuition: $225

Be the superhero or villain that you always wanted to be! This class will take you through everything that theater has to offer. Learn about acting, props, costumes, and script writing as you develop your own Marvel themed performance piece.

Musical Theatre Workshop Teens: Footloose, Six, We Will Rock You Tuesday 5:45-7:00 January 10- April 4 Tuition: $250 This class is a group voice, dance, and acting class all in one.  It is designed for anyone interested in developing their vocal, acting, and dance techniques for musical theatre. Students will work on individual pieces and group numbers as they learn how to develop their own skills and how to succeed as a group. The last class includes a showcase for parents and friends! Ballet for Adults/Teens Wednesday 5:00-5:50 January 11-May 24 $20/per class drop in or Monthly $72 Ballet is the core of all dance genres. Classes will focus on technique, terminology and sequencing of movement whilst improving posture, strength, flexibility and balance. Dancers will learn how to leap, turn, and take a bow with grace and confidence! Dance attire strongly suggested, ballet shoes required. Tap for Adults/Teens Wednesday 6:00-6:50 January 11-May 24 $20/per class drop in or Monthly $72 Learn to tap while focusing on rhythm, technique and timing. This beginner class will have you “shuffle ball changing” in no time! Dance attire strongly suggested, tap shoes required. ECTC Thespian Troupe 5th Grade Saturdays 1:00-4:00 January 28- May 13 Tuition: $500 In partnership with Seaside Neighborhood School, this ensemble of thespians is a chartered member of the Educational Theatre Association’s Junior Thespians. Any student in 5th (regardless of the school they attend) who is interested in developing personally in the craft of acting while creating a unique performance piece with fellow players is invited. This troupe will focus on specialized training, acting techniques and implementing those techniques into performance. The spring semester focuses on the art of film. Every student will help create a 30 minute long film that is written, designed, and acted by students. ECTC Thespian Troupe 6th-8th Saturdays 1:00-4:00 Tuition: $1,230 In partnership with Seaside Neighborhood School, this ensemble of thespians is a chartered member of the Educational Theatre Association’s Junior Thespians and will be competing at regional and state competition.  Any student in grade 6th – 8th (regardless of the school they attend) who is interested in developing personally in the craft of acting while creating a unique performance piece with fellow players is invited. This troupe will focus on specialized training, acting techniques and implementing those techniques into performance. This is a year-long commitment. Production opportunities includes: Storytellers One Act Individual Competition Pieces Group Musical Theatre Pieces The Creation of a 30 minute self written, directed, and performed film ECTC Jr. Company 9th-12th Saturdays 1:00-4:00 Tuition: $1,230 The ECTC Jr. Company is an opportunity for high school students 9th-12th to continue their theatrical education. Members of the company have the opportunity to audition for several performance opportunities at ECTC as well as time to work on their individual pieces to be featured in a showcase. Students have exclusive masterclasses with the professional actors who come to work at ECTC. There are also opportunities for practical experience in technical theatre for all interested students. Florida Theatre Conference audition package workshops will be included as well. Our goal is to provide students with the advanced opportunities and educational training they need to succeed in whatever they do! This is a year-long commitment. Production audition opportunities include: A LIVE Radio Play A Charlie Brown Christmas The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical You and Me Under the Sea (an original production written and performed by Jr. Company members) Clue On Stage The Sound of Music. (ECTC staff will cast Jr. Company members in the shows, every Jr. Company member will not be in every production) Adult Classes Adult Dance- Wednesday 10:00-11:00am January 11-May 24 $20/per class drop in or Monthly $72 The purpose of this class is good clean fun! Build strength, learn basic steps, and get your workout in while learning a fun dance routine.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged! Ballet for Adults/Teens Wednesdays 5:00-5:50 January 11-May 24 $20/per class drop in or Monthly $72 Ballet is the core of all dance genres. Classes will focus on technique, terminology and sequencing of movement whilst improving posture, strength, flexibility and balance. Dancers will learn how to leap, turn, and take a bow with grace and confidence! Dance attire strongly suggested, ballet shoes required. Tap for Adults/Teens Wednesday 6:00-6:50 January 11- May 24 $20/ class drop in or Monthly $72 Learn to tap while focusing on rhythm, technique and timing. This beginner class will have you “shuffle ball changing” in no time! Dance attire strongly suggested, tap shoes required. Tap for Adults Thursday 10:00-11:00am January 12-May 24 $20/class drop in or Monthly $72 Learn to tap while focusing on rhythm, technique and timing. This beginner class will have you “shuffle ball changing” in no time! Dance attire strongly suggested, tap shoes required.

ECTC’s 2022-2023 season is made possible with support from Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group, and the South Walton Tourist Development Council. Thank you to our Education Program Sponsors – Shoreline Title, Barker Williams, PLLC, Jennifer Crawford’s Own At The Beach Team with Keller Williams, Heritage Oak Wealth Advisors

To register for ECTC 2023 Spring Theatre Education classes, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, follow the ECTC YouTube channel, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

ABOUT EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY:

Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher, MA. Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, ECTC’s mission is to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational programs include after school and home-school programs, Theatre for Young Audiences productions, field trip opportunities for local children, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought-provoking productions and collaborations, as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults.

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