Monday, January 5, 2015

BHCT Offers Spring Classes & Workshops

Waterloo - "Black Hawk Children’s Theatre is offering a series of theatre classes starting in January for children at every experience level. Tuition assistance is available based on need.

Junior Players - This is the immersive theatre troupe for creative kids. There is a prerequisite of an audition or previous troupe membership. Auditions are Tuesday, January 6 at 4:30 pm. **Audition stipulation: Please prepare a one-minute piece for auditions. Call Anita at (319) 235-0367 or email
Ages: 10-14| Tuesdays, January 13-May 5| 4:30-6 pm| Fee: $85

Get Into Character - Students will explore theatrical choices through dramatic play and improvisation while developing on-stage skills and confidence.
Ages: 7-10| Thursdays, January 15-February 19| 4-4:50 pm| Fee: $50

Theatre Fundamentals - Students get to explore and develop on-stage skills through scene study and character development. Ages: 11-14| Thursdays, January 15-February 19| 5-5:50 pm| Fee: $50

Storybook Theatre - With improvisation techniques and well-known characters, students will get the chance to explore their own creativity and dramatic play.
Ages: 5-6| Fridays, January 16-February 6| 4-5 pm| Fee: $45

Advanced Theatre Fundamentals - This class is designed for those students who have taken Theatre Fundamentals, Dramatic Arts Workshop or some other equivalent theatre class.
Ages: 11-14| Thursdays, March 26-April 30| 5-5:50 pm| Fee: $50

BHCT has been providing theatre classes to children for over 40 years. These classes will be located in the WCP/BHCT Walker Building at 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo. For class reservations, call the business office at (319) 235-0367 or got to For more information, contact BHCT Artistic Director, Anita Ross at

Classes will be primarily taught by Anita Ross, who earned both an MFA in Theatre and a MLS in Library Science. Anita has been directing at BHCT since 2009. She previously was an actor/instructor and show manager with Poetry Alive! of Asheville, North Carolina, where she spent four years traveling across the country performing poetry for schools and libraries. She also worked with kindergarten through 12th-grade students in one-day to two-week residencies with Poetry Alive! Anita's experience also includes performing and teaching performance techniques and activities with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Before her career in theatre, she worked as a school librarian."

Source: BHCT Press Release

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