Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Fall classes have started, but we have other opportunities for students to join us this fall! Check out our Intensives & Innovative Productions.

The Spark offers a unique arts experience in the Front Range and it starts here in our core programming with classes and main stage musicals! We invite you to explore our program model in detail before registering.

Spark Model Details

Fall Program 2020

Registration Information

  • Make decisions about your artistic journeys. Register for as many or as few classes as you like.
  • Practicum classes require that you are also registered for the season's musical. In these classes will use show material to build on techniques and ideas that will be used in rehearsals and performances.
  • Week night classes overlap with musical rehearsals. Students can register for the later class AND the musical!

Discounts

Register for 3+ classes & get 9% OFF classes.

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Register for the musical & get 16% OFF any classes.

Discounts can only be applied at time of initial registration.

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Fall Classes

Classes will be held in-person in our open-air space. Masks will be required. Class capacity is 10 students.

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Monday

September 21st - October 26th

Acting the Song*

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
4:30PM
-
5:15PM
PRACTICUM* Dive deeper into the craft of musical theater vocal performance. In this class, actors will breakdown the emotional themes and key points of their songs to create a genuine personal understanding of the music and themes within the song. The actor will learn how to use and integrate this understanding to give a powerful performance for the audience. This class takes place immediately before rehearsal and grants you one-on-one time to work on show materials! - Vocal & Acting *Must be registered for Songs for a New World.
Teaching Artist:
Dillon Kenyon
Tuition: $
85.00

Meisner: Acting Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
5:15PM
-
6:00PM
One of the top three greatly acclaimed schools of acting techniques, the Sanford Meisner’s training is described best through his own words to “bring the actor back to his emotional impulses and to acting that is firmly rooted in the instinctive.” Actors will use a combination of theoretical, observatory, critical engagement, as well as practical exercises to develop and strengthen ones acting form through this technique. Actors will gain a myriad of tools, physical and emotional warmups all based in the Meisner Technique. - Acting
Teaching Artist:
Ben Grill-Kessler
Tuition: $
85.00

Thursday

September 24th - October 29th

Singing from Page to Stage*

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
4:30PM
-
5:15PM
PRACTICUM* Go beyond the music on the page. In this class, actors will begin to understand the importance of the story through song. We will explore how patterns in the music help express the objective of the song and the character, work on being comfortable with the concept of “stand and sing” and begin to find emotional points to guide the performance. This class will build a foundation that will serve the actor for many years! This class takes place immediately before rehearsal and grants you one-on-one time to work on show materials! - Vocal & Acting *Must be registered for Songs for a New World.
Teaching Artist:
Dillon Kenyon
Tuition: $
85.00

Get Out of Your Head: Intro to Meisner

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
5:15PM
-
6:00PM
Stanford Mesiner believed that “good acting comes from the heart”. In this class, actors learn to get out of the pattern of overthinking their acting choices and learn to embrace their own instincts. Actors will find tools rooted in the Mesiner technique, to connect to others on stage and become a more confident actor. - Acting
Teaching Artist:
Ben Grill-Kessler
Tuition: $
85.00

Saturday

September 26th - October 31st

Theatrical Storytelling for Musical Theater

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
9:00AM
-
9:45AM
Many forms of storytelling are non-verbal in this class we will explore ways to tell stories through movement and the impact of storytelling through movement. We will focus on connecting the body to expressing emotion and how this concept enhances musical theater performance. This class will also lay the framework for other verbal techniques we explore throughout the season in other program opportunities. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
Claire Leon
Tuition: $
85.00

Tap (Beg/Inter)

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
9:00AM
-
9:45AM
Let’s put some rhythm in those feet! For students with less than three years of tap. We’ll work on combinations and exercises that will teach us all about drumming with our feet. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
Marla Schulz
Tuition: $
85.00

Tap (Inter/Adv)

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
9:45AM
-
10:30AM
Keep your rhythm alive! Refine and advance your tapping skills in this advanced tap class! For students with three or more years of tap. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
Marla Schulz
Tuition: $
85.00

Physical Storytelling

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
9:45AM
-
10:30AM
How do we use our body to tell a story? Breakdown the basics of storytelling through movement. Explore how movement can be used to show more than just the plot. Focus on setting, character, environmental elements and plot. This class will also lay the framework for other verbal techniques we explore throughout the season in other program opportunities. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
Claire Leon
Tuition: $
85.00

World Dance Workshop

Level:
Open
Time:
10am
-
1pm
This is a one day workshop intensive conducted in 2 parts! In part one of our workshop we will journey through the Caribbean islands: Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Dominician Republic, sharing street and popular culture styles from each region. In part two of our workshop we will head to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil's Carnival! Taking a closer look at traditional dances from the African Diaspora to the dance classroom. No dance experience is necessary. Get ready to have fun and expand your mind and vocabulary of dance!
Teaching Artist:
Kebrina Josefina De Jesus
Tuition: $
55.00

Fall Musical

Songs for a New World

Monday, September 28, 2020
-
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday & Thursday
@
5:30PM
-
9:30PM
(early dismissal available)
Saturday
@
10:30AM
-
3:30PM
Performances Start:
Friday, November 13, 2020
@
7:30PM
|
6
Performances
Video Audition Deadline:
Callbacks will be held in-person on September 12 & 13, 2020.
MUSICAL HAS FILLED.
Tuition: $
890.00
"It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." Songs for a New World is an abstract pop/rock musical, a series of songs all connected by a theme: "the moment of decision." The show calls for a cast of up to 10 persons who do not literally play the same characters throughout the show but who do have consistently developing character arcs nonetheless. This musical calls for vocalists to explore multiple music genres. While not traditional to this musical, artistically it also provides opportunities to feature performers through strong movement and physical storytelling. This musical allows for flexibility to highlight artists where they excel and to challenge artists of all levels.

Practicum Classes: Acting the Song & Singing from Page to Stage

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Spring Program 2021

Priority registration for will open for Patron Members on December 4, 2020.
Fall Registration

Spring Classes

Monday

February 22nd - March 29th

A Script Deep Dive*

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
4:30PM
-
5:15PM
PRACTICUM* This class will help advanced actors refine their script analysis skills. Break down objectives, beats, and tactics and find confidence in your choices as an actor that will aid you in becoming a better performer. In this advanced knowledge course, actors will develop a deeper expertise in how to find the rhythm of a scene and understand the intricacies of the script. - Acting *Must be registered for James and the Giant Peach.
Teaching Artist:
Ben Grill-Kessler
Tuition: $
85.00

Refining Key Musical Concepts

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
5:15PM
-
6:00PM
What do you need to do to be a confident musician as a musical theater performer? This class will help you do this! Students will focus on musical theory skills such as sight-singing, ear training, intervals, common rhythms and even beginning piano. Students will end the class with a concentration on musical theory skills needed to nail a callback! - Vocal
Teaching Artist:
TBD
Tuition: $
85.00

Thursday

February 25th - April 1st

Have Script, Now What?*

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
4:30PM
-
5:15PM
PRACTICUM* You’re cast, you’re given a script, now what? How do I walk into my first rehearsal prepared? Actors will gain an understanding of common vocabulary such as beats, objectives, subtext, tactics, and background and how to apply them to the script. This is a great course for actors who are looking to go from general acting knowledge to more advanced acting knowledge! - Acting *Must be registered for James and the Giant Peach.
Teaching Artist:
Ben Grill-Kessler
Tuition: $
85.00

Vocal Fundamentals for Musical Theater

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
5:15PM
-
6:00PM
This class focuses on the foundation singing for musical theater. For those who may need a refresher or for those who are beginning singers, this course will help you understand the basics of breathing, vocal placement, song choices for musical theater singers, and vocal health. This class is highly encouraged for anyone who has not had specific training in musical theater style singing. - Vocal
Teaching Artist:
TBD
Tuition: $
85.00

Saturday

February 27th - April 3rd

Lyrical (Inter/Adv)

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
9:00AM
-
9:45AM
Lyrical is a dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance. This abstract style connects emotional moods, fast-moving choreographic strategies, illustration of song lyrics. We will explore the origins and advanced components of this style with focus on innovating movement and creating fluid choreography. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
TBD
Tuition: $
85.00

Jazz (Beg/Inter)

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
9:00AM
-
9:45AM
This style has become the backbone of musical theater dance. So let's start from the ground up and work on strengthening your musical theater movement by learning the foundational technique and combinations that you will see again and again. From auditions to Broadway. Every musical theater performer should be well versed in jazz. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
TBD
Tuition: $
85.00

Jazz (Inter/Adv)

Level:
Inter/Adv
Time:
9:45AM
-
10:30AM
Show me your jazz hands? Wait is that jazz? Jazz has become synomis with Broadway, but it's history proves dance is an ever changing art form. In this class we will go beyond the techniques; we will focus on conditioning, stretching, control, and stamina, while building upon mastered fundamentals, but beyond that we will dig into the vernacular of this style to gain a better understanding of how it shaped musical theater dance. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
TBD
Tuition: $
85.00

Lyrical (Beg/Inter)

Level:
Beg/Inter
Time:
9:45AM
-
10:30AM
Lyrical draws on various forms of foundational dance, most commonly ballet and jazz. It combines techniques to display emotion in an abstract way, so this dance form is not always “pretty”. We will explore how this style began and how it can strengthen musical theater performance. - Dance
Teaching Artist:
TBD
Tuition: $
85.00

Spring Musical

James and the Giant Peach

Monday, March 1, 2021
-
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday & Thursday
@
5:30PM
-
9:30PM
(early dismissal available)
Saturday
@
10:30AM
-
3:30PM
Performance Start:
Friday, April 16, 2021
@
7:30PM
|
6
Performances
Video Audition Deadline:
February 5, 2021
Callbacks will be held in-person on February 6 & 7, 2020.
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!
Tuition: $
890.00

This production provides exciting opportunities to explore new and innovative art forms like puppetry and projection. The story speaks to a hope that we can all draw on as we face new adventures. This delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, the creative possibilities with James and the Giant Peach are endless. The small cast of actors will love playing the outlandish characters and performing material from one of Broadway's hottest duos.

Practicum Classes: A Script Deep Dive & Have Script, Now What?


Perform With Broadway & Professional Artists!

All of our Main Stage Musicals follow our unique mentorship model where students rehearse and perform alongside professional artists.

Intern Marissa V. performing with Broadway Professional Amy Dolan.