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FALL 2015 CLASSES!

YMCA
PLEASE NOTE - NEW LOCATION!!!
Central Christian Church
4711 Westside, Dallas, TX 75209


Ages 7-12

Ages 10 & Up

Class: Musical Theatre – THE BIG BAD MUSICAL for Ages 6-12
Class Location: Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Dr., Dallas, TX 75209
Class Dates & Times:
Thursdays, September 10-Novemeber 12, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
Two Additional Classes: Sunday, November 1st & 8th, 1:00-5:30pm
Some Thursday classes will extend until 8:00pm
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5-8pm, Uptown Theater
Performance: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, 10:00am & 12:00pm, Uptown Theater, Grand Prairie
Program Cost: $499 + $30 costume fee = $529
YMCA Member: $399 + $30 costume fee = $429



MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS DESCRIPTION- THE BIG BAD MUSICAL

Ages 6-12
A courtroom has never been more lively and fun than in THE BIG BAD MUSICAL!  The jury (the audience) must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in a fairy-tale world!  The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of characters who want to get even such as Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.  With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest  (the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother) clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.  As our wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming.  Yet, even though the infamous Evil Stepmother resents doing pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself.  Was he born a criminal, or made one?  This musical has it all - audience participation and a good balance of stage time for each character and of course multiple possibilities for an ending. Laughs are included in this toe-tapping musical romp.

A DSM Academy Director/Choreographer and Music Director teach the class. The program ends with a performances of THE BIG BAD MUSICAL at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1 & 3:30pm. The cost of admission is $5. No theatrical experience is necessary to participate. Most costumes and props will be supplied by DSM Academy and some items may be borrowed from home. Join us and let the kids learn skills that belong in the spotlight!

Enroll online today! You may also enroll by mailing a completed enrollment form with payment to DSM Academy, P. O. Box 567671, Dallas, TX 75356, by fax at 972-408-4147, or in person at Park Cities YMCA. To download and print an enrollment form, please follow the link below.

 

Class: Musical Theatre - DO YOU WANNA DANCE? & Steven Kavner’s IMPROV FOR THE ACTOR
Ages 10 & Up
Class Location: Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Dr., Dallas, TX 75209
Class Dates & Times: Saturdays, September 12-November 7, 2015, 11am-5pm
Some Saturday calls will start at 9am.
Added class: Sunday, October 25, 1-5:30pm. Auditions are held the first day of class.
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:30-10pm, Uptown Theater
Performances: Saturday, November 14, 2:30pm & 5:00pm, Uptown Theater
120 East Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Program Cost: $529 YMCA Member: $429

MUSICAL THEATRE – DO YOU WANNA DANCE?
Ages 10 through TEENS
This is a ‘triple threat’ program that emphasizes acting, singing and dancing for the professional stage.

About the Show
Click here for the official press release.

Get ready to bust a move and shake your groove thing with all the folks of SnapHappy, Ohio in this fun-for-all-ages new Jukebox Jr. musical.  

In this musical romp, singing and dancing is what draws everyone to the town center of SnapHappy to meet Mayor Pete’s new wife, Mona Lightfoot.  But after she literally pulls the plug on the May Day celebration, the politics of dancing start to take the Snap out of Happy.  Delaney, Chad, Lucas, Emma, and all the SnapHappy kids are shocked when they hear that a new “Dance Tax” has been levied on anyone who dances in town. 

While their ‘Boogie Down’ parents try to cope with the new tax, all the kids come together and eventually find a way around it.  But who could have ever imagined that “I Can’t Dance” Mona would turn into a Dancing Machine.  Now that’s AWESOME

This is the WORLD PREMIER of a new JUKEBOX, JR. script by writers Mark Brymer and John Jacobson, 'Mr. Double Dream Hands' himself! The authors will be working with students to ready the script for performances on Saturday November 21, 2015 at Noon & 3pm, Uptown Theater, 120 East Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050. No theatrical experience is necessary to participate. Most costumes and props will be supplied by DSM Academy and some may be borrowed from home.

This program includes Steven Kavner’s Improv for the Actor from 4:00-5:00pm on Saturdays. The improv class may be attended and purchased separately for $229.

 

Steven Kavner’s IMPROV FOR THE ACTOR
Class: Improv Only for Ages 10 & Up
Class Location: Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Dr., Dallas, TX 75209
Class Dates & Times: Saturdays, September 12-November 14, 2015, 4-5pm
Performance: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 4:30pm
Cost of Improv only: $229
Steven Kavner is the Peabody Award-winning producer of the PBS series, Wishbone, as well as an award-winning actor in theatre, film and television for over 30 years. He is a leading expert in improvisation.

 

You may enroll by mailing a completed enrollment form with payment to DSM Academy, P. O. Box 567671, Dallas, TX 75356, by fax at 972-408-4147, online at AcademyAtDSM.org (add $15 handling fee when enrolling through DSM), or in person at Park Cities YMCA. To download and print an enrollment form, please follow the links above.

PAYMENT PLANS available. Please call Ty Lawrence at DSM Academy, 214-498-5434.

Students should bring a non-refrigerated lunch, snack
and capped drinks each class day.

Students are not allowed to leave during class time without parent permission.
All programs must meet minimum enrollment or will be cancelled.
Show selections may change depending on enrollment size.

DSM Academy
P. O. Box 567671
Dallas, TX 75356FAX 972-408-4147
QUESTIONS? 214-969-7469