During this quiet time, we’ve been focusing on what we can do during this time away from our students. While so much uncertainty lies ahead in our near future, the leadership at OVATIONS wanted to put together our plan for when we return. We’ve put together new programming that we believe will continue to hone our students’ skills and keep us moving forward until we are able to return back to our normal programming.
Please use the following link to register for our fall programming. You will only need to complete registration only ONCE no matter how many options you register to join.
STUDIO@OVATIONS is designed for high school students seeking to prepare and perfect their audition book for college or general auditions. Staff and peers will collaborate in guiding and crafting each student’s audition book. Students will also have the opportunity to workshop their audition throughout the course and allow peer participants to implement feedback and adjustments.
Additionally, students will have several Zoom chats with current students of various theatre programs throughout the country. Students will be able to ask questions and get first-hand knowledge about auditioning, the program, and many other questions right from the comfort of their home.
This class will take place virtually on Mondays from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on September 28-November 22. Tuition $375.
OVATIONS FALL CLASSES
We are thrilled to introduce a new fall class called ACTING AND MOVEMENT FOR MUSICAL THEATRE. This class will meet weekly between September and November to work on monologues, acting a song (NO IN-PERSON SINGING), and movement for Musical Theatre. Classes will meet outside at various locations in Rockville. Class will be held rain or shine (virtually held when weather absolutely doesn’t permit). Tuition $475.
Every Wednesday September 23 through November 11 from 3:45p.m.-4:45p.m.
Every Tuesday September 22 through November 10 from 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Additionally, we are ecstatic to offer for the first time MUSIC THEORY FOR MUSICAL THEATRE ACTORS 1 & 2!
Music Theory 1: Intro to Music Theory, is a course geared towards those who have little or no experience with reading or writing music, as well as those who would like a brush up on the basics. In this course, instructor Valerie A. Higgs will cover Western music theory origins and concepts (including notation and dynamics), how to read a libretto, basic ear training and sight-singing, and how to communicate like a musician at music rehearsals. No knowledge of music theory necessary. Recommended class before taking Music Theory 2.
Music Theory 2: Intermediate Music Theory, is a course geared towards students who already have a basic foundation of music theory (knowledge of reading music, key signatures, and scales). In this course, instructor Arielle Bayer will cover using scales to create chords, harmonies, different chordal tonalities, and basic chord progressions.
Tuition $375. Music Theory Private Coaching is also available with instructor Mayumi Baker Griffie.
MUSIC THEORY 1 FOR MUSICAL THEATRE ACTORS
Every Thursday September 24 through November 19 from 7:00-7:45pm
MUSIC THEORY 2 FOR MUSICAL THEATRE ACTORS
Every Thursday September 24 through November 19 from 6:00-6:45pm
OUTDOOR/IN-PERSON COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES:
Outdoor/in-person class sizes are limited to 8 students. All students will be required to have a temperate check before every session. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and stay in their marked-out bubble-NO EXCEPTIONS.
Anyone—whether a student or teacher, must not come to class if they are:
*Running a temperature above 100 degrees F;
*Experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, chills, or body aches (including headaches);
*In direct contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days;
*Recovering from COVID-19 and do not have at least two negative tests indicating that the virus is no longer being carried; or
*Are unwilling to comply with OVATIONS’s COVID-19 related procedures.
During these unprecedented times of world crisis, we know more than ever our students and community need art. We are thrilled to announce that our students will have the chance to work on a uniquely OVATIONS virtual performance including costuming, movement and more!
Each production will meet virtually to work acting and dance. Music will be provided for students to work on with their voice teacher. Those who do not have a private voice teacher will receive two free coaching sessions with an OVATIONS Teaching Artist. Tuition $495 per student.
SENIOR COMPANY: THERE WILL BE LIGHT
A musical journey following song, dance and scenes from Contemporary Theatre Artists including Jason Robert Brown, Tom Kitt, Dave Malloy, Stephen Schwartz and more. Students will work together with staff to direct the videos, costume, etc.
Rehearsals will take place virtually Sunday from 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. September 27-November 22.
JUNIOR COMPANY: AN ENCHANTED DISNEY EVENING
Join your favorite Disney characters and songs for an enchanting evening only the magic of Disney could provide. Students will work together with staff to direct the videos, costume, etc.
Rehearsals will take place virtually Sunday from 2:30p.m.-4:30p.m. September 27-November 22.