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Acting and Theater Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

Acting and Theater Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

Acting For Young People (AFYP), the theater division of Potomac Arts Academy, brings the absolute best in acting and theater classes to our community!

Potomac & AFYP - Better Together!Our energizing collaboration allows us to give you a greater opportunity to experience professional level theater and acting training. Look for expanded programs, exciting new offerings, and new class and performance spaces!

The goal at AFYP is to provide actors of all ages (5 years to adults) with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment. Through this training, we hope to help our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off. Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry – actors, directors and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.

Semester: FALL 2014 (September thru December)
Group Class Schedule At-A-Glance

Peter Pan Jr.FALL MUSICAL SHOWCASE Ages: 8 to 16yrs
DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR.: Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's PETER PAN JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up--with no flying required! Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's PETER PAN JR. is a magical story for any young performer.
SATURDAYS, 9:00AM-1:00PM, Oct 4 - Dec 6
The Little DarlingsFALL MINI ACTORS SHOWCASE Ages: 5 to 6yrs
THE LITTLE DARLINGS: In a 60-minute class, our youngest actors are introduced to the building blocks of acting and theater. This class encourages students to use their imaginations in a fun and safe environment, and gain confidence as they learn the process of putting on a play. Our young actors will also get the opportunity to perform in a theatre – a fantastic chance for first-time acting students!
SATURDAYS, 9:00AM-10:00AM, Oct 4 - Dec 6
Neverland AdventuresFALL YOUNG ACTORS SHOWCASE Ages: 6 to 7yrs
NEVERLAND ADVENTURES: This new 90-minute class provides a more advanced option for our growing young actors, with a final presentation featuring characters and settings from Peter Pan. This class builds on the basics introduced in our Mini Actors’ showcase, concentrating on story-structure, characterization, the creative process, and acting techniques. Our Young Actors will experience a more realized performance, complete with technical elements such as sound and costumes. Our Young Actors Showcase is an excellent training ground for our musical showcases!
SATURDAYS, 9:00AM-10:30AM, Oct 4 - Dec 6
A Seussified Christmas CarolADVANCED ACTORS SHOWCASE Ages: 12 to 18yrs
A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL: A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with -- if he ever had his way with the story…
SATURDAYS, 1:30PM-4:30PM, Oct 4 - Dec 6
Adult Acting ClassADULT ACTING WORKSHOP Ages: 18+ yrs
See AFYP website for more details!

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