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Junior Theatre Voyagers

Monday - Friday | 9AM-3PM

All Extended Care is FREE
Before Care opens at 7:30AM
After Care closes at 5:30PM

Junior Theatre Voyagers

With their Teaching Artist, students will adapt a storybook into a play by adding sound, movement, dialogue, and creative staging. They will help the teacher stage the play then rehearse throughout the week. This camp will culminate in a performance, or “sharing” on Friday at 3 pm in our main auditorium.

At this level, the teaching artist is part of the play to ensure a safe, confident performance environment.

Junior Theatre Voyagers focuses on teaching very important basic acting skills. Students will learn to use the three primary tools of an actor, the voice, body, and imagination, to create characters on stage. They will learn how to take their own creative impulses and ideas and commit to those ideas through the creation of a play as an ensemble.

Additionally, the students will develop collaborative and social skills that allow them to contribute personally while honoring the ideas of their cast-mates.

Junior Theatre Voyagers students learn how to:

  • Use loud, clear voices
  • Move as a specific character
  • Follow stage directions and learn theatre vocabulary
  • Improvise dialogue
  • Imagine and create soundscapes/stage pictures that develop the world of the play
  • Understand story structure and plot development
  • Work as an ensemble
  • Exercise discipline as they work toward the goal of the show
  • Have an absolute blast

NCT’s focus is always the healthy development of young people. We believe that the skills that students learn in the process of creative play will serve them in their everyday lives as well as provide a foundation if they choose to continue to more theatre work (which we hope they do!).

All classes this summer are designed to be repeated. Like actors working on new scripts, students will explore a different story and will create new shows through exercises, games, and activities each week.

NCT offers free extended care for our families. Before Care opens at 7:30 a.m. and After Care closes at 5:30 p.m. You can add this service during registration or on a day-to-day basis during the camp week. Extended care consists of supervised unstructured free time. Students are welcome to bring a book or electronic device (that NCT is not responsible for). During after care, we will also have a daily option of a G or PG-rated children’s movie playing as an activity choice.

*There may be two sections of this class. If participating with a friend, please indicate this in the “friend request” question during registration. If a sibling is also in the camp and you would like them in the same section OR separate sections if possible, please indicate in that field.

Dates

March 12-16, 2024

ages

6–7

Class length

Full Day

Cost

$325

Register for this Class

Space is limited for this class. Please don’t hesitate and register today!

Every Child Belongs Here

Our Drama School continually strives to learn and grow as the world changes in relation to access and inclusion practices. Here are just a few of the ways we accommodate every student.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have 'chill corners' where students can chill if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-canceling headphones and fidget tools are also available.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements. Students help with the creation of and thus understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists are have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘chill corners’ where students can chill if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements so students help with the creation of and understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

A class Social Story can be found below to help navigate our classes. A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event and were originally designed to support neurodivergent students. However, this can be a useful tool for any student who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience. We share these resources to make NCT classes inclusive for ALL students.

We invite you to learn more about all of our accessibility and inclusion practices as well as our departmental teaching philosophy.

NCT Scholarships

We believe that all young people in Middle Tennessee deserve access to high-quality arts programming. NCT offers scholarships, ticket discounts and more.

Got questions?

Policies, logistics, locations, and times, we’ve answered our family’s most common questions on our FAQ page Have a question not listed? Contact our team.

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