CFA hosting Beaufort Children’s Theatre advanced performance class

From staff reports

Registration is now open for a Beaufort Children’s Theatre Performance Intensive to be held February 1 through March 22 at the USC Beaufort Center For The Arts at 801 Carteret Street for Children Grades 3 through 8.

In this class, students will each learn one group number and one solo or duet number.

Class times will be spent learning intermediate and advanced acting and singing techniques, as well as experiencing theater in a smaller, more intensive group setting.

This performance intensive offers students the opportunity to learn and prepare an acting or musical theater selection to submit to the South Carolina Theater for Youth Festival.

If the students are selected they have the opportunity to perform in a showcase April 22 in Saluda.

Students must have been cast and participated in at least two children’s theater productions not associated with their school, either in Beaufort or elsewhere.

Only one absence is permitted. Classes March 15 and March 22 are mandatory. Students must be able to work independently in the classroom and at home.

For Grades 3 through 5, the cost is $130 per student. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays (Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22).

For Grades 6 through 8, the cost is $150 per student. Classes meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22).

Classes are limited to 12 students. 

The class will be taught by instructor Madeline Helser. Helser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music for Vocal and Oboe performance. She has performed in 24 shows, musically directed seven shows, and has taught private voice and oboe lessons. 

Additionally, Helser worked with the Richmond, Ind., youth theatre, Stage One, before moving to South Carolina. She previously worked as a youth librarian for 10 years, and was the owner of Miss Madeline’s Musikgarten, an early childhood music business centered on musical ear training, child development, and movement. 

To register, download the form at https://bit.ly/3Jdndfd (it will not work in the browser), fill it out and hit the Submit button.

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