Upcoming Studio Sessions

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Studio Sessions

There’s a reason we here at The Studio don’t call them “classes.” Classes are boring.  ? Studio Sessions are 5, 6, or 8-week “sessions” geared toward a specific skill, theme, or group. Using unforgettably interactive teaching, these Sessions have kids buzzing for days about what they’ve done and what they’ve learned. Studio Sessions truly embody our mission…excellence while having fun. We are thrilled to add a number of excellent Studio Sessions this Fall, which will challenge kids to stretch their creative wings in the areas of music, acting & theatre. These 5 & 6-week “blocks” are perfect to try things out and see how you like it! Read on to find out how you can get involved!

Fall 2019 Sessions


Block Two Descriptions


Studio Masterclass: Comedy

Teacher: Adam Walsh
Location: Studio Rehearsal Space
Ages: 8-12
Price: $125
Dates: Tuesdays, October 29th – December 3rd (6 weeks)
Times: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

If you’re looking to improve your comedic skills on stage, this is the session to take! Actors will tell you that comedy is WAY harder than drama, and they’re absolutely right. We’ve all seen jokes fall flat, timing is off, or the acting is so way over the top that it’s a bit cringy. 

Thankfully, The Studio has just the remedy for crickets in the audience. 

Using funny scenes, funny songs, funny faces and (forgive us) flatulence, kids will enjoy making one another laugh in this side-splitting Session. Then, we’ll take that energy and put it into a performance, teaching kids that comedy is an incredible tool to use when performing on stage!

Musical Theatre: Combining Movement, Motivation & Music

Teacher: Adam Walsh
Location: Studio Rehearsal Space
Ages: 8-12
Price: $115
Dates: Wednesdays, October 30th – December 4th (6 weeks)
Times: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Note: This session is now full. To be placed on a wait list, please email jody@thestudiorockford.com

If you’re looking to improve your overall stage skills, this is the session to take! Any great musical theatre number has three things – singing, dancing, and acting. And tap shoes. Ok, four things, singing, dancing, acting, and tap shoes. 

And a great costume. Shoot, maybe it’s five things. Singing, dancing, acting, tap shoes, and an awesome costume. But we’re only looking at three because, you know, I can’t sew.  

We’re taking crazy fun numbers from the hottest Broadway shows and breaking them down to their foundations, learning motivation for movement, breathing techniques to hit the money notes, and acting tips and tricks to get the crowds leaping to their collective feet. This is definitely the Session you want to take if you’re looking to take your performance to the next level!

Studio Masterclass: Songwriting

(Chord Structure and Wordsmithing)

Location: Room 4 (Recording Studio)
Ages: 13+
Price: $125
Dates: Tuesdays, October 29th – December 3rd (6 weeks)
Times: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

If you’re someone who constantly makes up songs, writes lyrics, or looks to singing something else than what’s on the page, this is the session to take! 

Building a song is actually pretty technical. Plus, playing something you’ve created can be pretty vulnerable. In this Session, we’ll create the atmosphere where ideas flow, melodies are improvised, and kids support kids with bucket-loads of ideas. Kids will learn chord structure, meter, balance, and internal rhyme—while creating their own songs! 

There are things that set songs apart from others, a good hook, a catchy verse, a turn of phrase. We’ll take some of the best songs from pop, jazz, and Broadway and break down what makes them tick. And we’ll discover why some earworms get stuck in our brains after hearing them once!

Studio Jr. Presents: Disney Mania!

Teacher: Abby McBee
Location: Studio B
Ages: 5-7
Price: $90
Dates: Wednesdays, October 30th – December 11th
Thursdays, October 31st – December 12th  
Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Calling all Mouseketeers! Disney has had some of, if not the most, infectious songs of the past 40 years. There’s not enough time to look at all of them, but we’re going to zero in on the most popular, the most fun, the catchiest and sing-able songs that Disney has to offer. 

Poppins, Moana, Frozen, Mermaid, Beast, they’re all here, and waiting to be performed by future stars of the stage! Kids will learn the basics of theater, movement, singing, and acting, working toward a mini performance at the end of the Session for all to see!

Studio Masterclass: Duets & Harmonies

Teacher: Adam Walsh
Location: Studio Rehearsal Space
Ages: 12-16
Price: $115
Dates: Thursdays, October 31st – December 5th (6 weeks)
Times: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

If you’re looking to improve your singing and harmony skills, this is the session to take! This Session was one of the first ever here at The Studio, and kids are still talking about it. 

Harmonies are a tough nut to crack. But good news…here at The Studio we have a big hammer. Plus, we wanted to have a specific Session for this age group singing-wise. There are SO many talented kids in this age group. 

We’ll take popular Broadway songs that have amazingly intricate harmonies (Songs for a New World, Newsies, Band Geeks, Hunchback, Pippin, Closer Than Ever, Godspell, Joseph, and more) and discover how they fit, how to hear them, and how to nail your part in the grand scheme of things. 

The final day of this Session will be a mini performance of what we’ve learned, just to show off how talented your kids are!

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