Session: Fall 2018
Chapter:  East
Location:  Kingwood First Baptist Church
Time:  04:45 PM - 06:35 PM
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  08/21
Ages:  5-7
Tuition:  $200.00
Open Spots:  2

** Registration ended September 4, 2018 at 11:00pm

Class Description

Our Gang is CYT’s special series of classes designed especially for our 4-7 year old kiddos. Jump into the world of theatre with singing, dancing, and dancing. This class introduces the fundamentals of theatre while performing in a safe, encouraging environment. Students will also explore their creativity through allotted time for arts and crafts. Children develop confidence as they get their first glimpse into the joy of the stage! The theme for the fall session is "ANNIE". Fun for girls and boys!

If you have any questions regarding this class or any of the Tuesday night classes, please email
Prerequisite: Must turn 5 years of age by the final class.


Carla Meyer

I am excited to be teaching Our Gang this Fall! I have 3 wonderful kids who love to sing, dance and act as much as I do! I grew up singing Broadway tunes and of course Annie. I started singing on stage as a toddler and never stopped. From singing and acting in musicals, choirs, leading worship at church... you could say music is a big part of my life. I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade for 6 years and have been homeschooling my 3 kiddos for the last 5 years. CYT Houston East Our Gang Syllabus Fall 2018 Mrs. Carla Meyer Week #1 – August 21-“Imagination Day” • Welcome students and introduce classroom rules and goals. • Introduce the concept of imagination. • Play imagination games. • Sing fun songs • Introduce Showcase performance. Listen to Songs-Watch parts of song on DVD Annie-"It's a Hard Knock Life, You're Never fully dressed without a smile, and Tomorrow" Week #2- August 28-“Puppet Parade/Art Alive” • Your child may bring a puppet to class to share today. (finger puppet, paper-bag puppet, hand puppet, etc..) • Sing fun songs •Introduce & review puppetry and vocal expression to establish character. •Each child will have an opportunity to share a puppet with the class and take turn in a puppet show. *Each child will have the opportunity to make a puppet with the class. Listen to Songs-Watch parts of song on DVD Annie-"It's a Hard Knock Life, You're Never fully dressed without a smile, and Tomorrow" •Introduce choreography and Practice Showcase performance. Sept 4 - NO CLASS Week #3 – September 11 - "Mic Fun" • Sing Fun Songs •Learn to introduce yourself, learn how to use a mic • Introduce and review stage areas and stage directions. •Rehearse Showcase performance. Continue choreography. Singing together and beginning to have students sing solo parts. Week #4 – September 18- “Acting Up” •Sing Fun Songs • Introduce the basics of drama. •Introduce voice control, volume, articulation and enunciation. •Each child will have the opportunity to recite a poem in front of the class using their newly acquired techniques. (provided by Mrs.Meyer) •Rehearse Showcase performance. Focus on specific parts Week #5 – September 25 - "Fun with Art" • Sing Fun Songs • Introduce Props and how to use them with songs • Focus on art- making props for showcase • Rehearse songs and watch dvd of CYT Annie to practice choreography Week #6 – October 2 - Sing! Sing! Sing!” •Introduce basic vocal techniques. •Each child will have the opportunity to sing in front of the class in groups. •Rehearse Showcase performance. Week #7– October 9 - “Audition Day” •Please have your child come to class prepared to sing part of his or her favorite song from Annie • No costumes, please. Each child will have to opportunity to perform in front of the class. •Introduce/review the concept of stage fright. Review how to use a mic. •Rehearse Showcase performance. October 16 - NO CLASS- Due to Tech Week: Please be listening to and practicing songs from CD October 23 - NO CLASS - Due to Tech Week: Please be listening to and practicing songs from CD Week #8 October 30-“Improvisation Day” • Please have your child bring to class a costume piece to be used for improvisation; .e, a hat, crown, tiara, mask, tutu, shawl, apron, silly jacket, etc. •Introduce/review improvisation. Each child will have the opportunity to present a short improvisation for the class using his/her costume piece from home. •Rehearse Showcase performance Week #9 November 6 Dress Rehearsal Day •Review theater skills taught in this session. •Discuss the concept of stage fright. •Rehearse Showcase performance wearing costumes. • Showcase Performance •Please have your child report to our classroom promptly to change into his/her costume and warm up for the performance. (Costume information will be sent home in a separate handout). •Showcase Performance!!! >

Class Location:

3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339