Session: Winter 2019
Chapter:  East
Location:  Kingwood First Baptist Church
Time:  04:45 PM - 06:40 PM
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  11/13
Ages:  5-7
Tuition:  $200.00
Open Spots:  1

Class Description

Our Gang is CYT’s special series of classes designed especially for our 6-7 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! Come join in on the fun! The theme is "Jungle Book". 
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Carla Meyer

Dear Parents, Hello! My name is Carla Meyer and I will be teaching Our Gang this session at CYT. I'm excited about getting to know both you and your child over the next several weeks and look forward to a successful class and fabulous Showcase! I grew up in a small town, just up the hill from Sacramento California. Living in my house, was like living in a musical. We were always singing songs from all the classics! Especially Sound of Music, Annie and of course all Disney!!!! I have a B.A from Moody Bible Institute in Biblical counseling; and a Teaching credential from Sacramento State University. I taught kindergarten for 6 years here in Texas, and for the last 6 years I have enjoyed homeschooling my 3 children. I am currently homeschooling and now get the pleasure of teaching your children to sing, dance and most importantly have FUN! We will be singing two songs from Disney's Jungle Book for our Showcase. The class will include singing, Dancing ,puppetry, improvisation, crafts and lots of fun games as we explore the various aspects of theater through the world of Mowgli and friends. Please be sure to check your syllabus and email so that your child is prepared for class. I will send a email after Christmas explaining your child's costume for our showcase. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting each of you!! Carla Meyer Phone 281-755-2618 Email CYT Houston East Our Gang Syllabus Winter 2018 Mrs. Carla Meyer *Syllabus subject to change* Week #1 – Nov 13 -“Imagination Day” • Welcome students and introduce classroom rules and goals. • Introduce the concept of imagination. • Play imagination games. We will sing fun silly songs! • Craft time • Introduce Showcase performance. Listen and sing along to Songs-Disney's Jungle Book Nov 20th NO CLASS- HAPPY THANKSGIVING Week #2- Nov 27 -“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 and practice to Songs •Introduce choreography and Practice Showcase performance. Week #3 – Dec 4 - "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. *subject to change Week #4 – Dec 11- “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 – Dec 18 - "Fun with Art" • Sing Fun Songs • Introduce Props and how to use them with songs • Focus on art- making props for showcase • Rehearse songs & practice choreography CHRISTMAS BREAK - NO CLASSES Dec 25, Jan 1st Week #6 – Jan 8- 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– Jan 15 - “ Practice Audition Day” •Please have your child come to class prepared to sing part of his or her favorite song . 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. Week #8 Jan 22-“Improvisation Day” * *Subject to change** • 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 Jan 29 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 email •Showcase Performance!!!

Class Location:

3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339