Workshops and Classes

Ready to take the stage? Check out these classes and workshops to help you shine your brightest!

A yearly enrollment fee of $15 for the first student and $10 for additional students not to exceed $50 must be paid to enroll with ATC.

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AFTER SCHOOL

Monthly One Acts
Get a feel for performance while doing a hands on, low-key show. Directors will focus on developing stage presence and acting abilities as each month a new show is chosen to perfect. Schedule is determined by cast availability. Begins in January 2023. Production Fee: $35

Improv Skills
No script, no planning, no problem! Improve the art of making it up on the spot. “Yes, and…” is the foundational principle of improvisational theatre. Students will learn what it means to be an open, receptive scene partner, to help tell a story that hasn’t been written, and to be ready for anything when on the stage (and off it). Exercises to help the mind work faster, find solutions in the moment, to be more creative, and to push their boundaries will be just a few of the things this class covers. Oh, yeah, and we’ll play some Improv Games while we’re at it. This class currently has a waitlist. Be added to the waitlist by contacting ATC or through the Spring Registration form.

Tumbling Tots
Do you have a mini gymnast? Learn the ropes in this Tumbling Tots class for our littles ages 3 – 5. Class meets Thursdays 1:00 – 1:45. This is a semester class.

Tiny Tots Ballet
Immerse your little ballerina in a class designed just for them that focuses on teaching the basics of ballet. Class meets Thursdays 1:45 – 2:30. This is a semester class.

Beginners Dance
Do you have a mini between 7 and 11 that has always wanted to learn to dance? This class is designed to give the the basics and a feel for dance. Half of the class will focus on ballet and the other on jazz as students learn the fundamentals of dancing. Class meets Wednesdays 1:45 – 2:45. This is a semester class.

Musicals in Motion
Ever watch the grandiose musical numbers on the stage and wish you could do that? Well, now you can! Join us for Musicals in Motion on Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:20 as we learn the music and choreography of different musical classics. This is a semester class.

Beginning Orchestra
Learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or string bass in a small ensemble setting. Perfect for the budding middle or high school musician. This class is taught by the principal violist with the Huntsville Symphony, Mr. Charles Hogue, and meets Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00. Students are responsible for getting their own music books and instruments. Semester fee is $160.

Theatre Tech
Learn the how tos of lighting, sound, and everything tech that goes into making a theatrical production a success. This class is semester based and meets on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00.

French
This class is taught with the possibility of school credit. Starting with basics, we move through French 101. This is a semester class meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 – 5:15.

HOMESCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

Homeschool classes meet throughout the semester. Students must be a currently registered ATC student in order to enroll. Current students will find enrollment information in ATC communications and new students may enroll below. Course fees are due by the first day of class to avoid late fees of $25 per attended class.

Choir
Homeschool choir focuses on providing a musical education that surpasses expectations while honing skills in a safe and fun environment. Students have the opportunity to audition for All State and Honor Choirs as well as experience performing throughout the community. They learn and study a variety of music, are taught theory and musical history, and develop vocal technique. Students are required to attend 80% of rehearsals to participate in performances, and are able to receive homeschool credit and grades. Grades: K – 6th Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00, Grades 7th – 12th Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:15 (7th/8th graders may choose which group). Fee: $65 for the semester to cover materials.

Living History
A look at real life history by strategizing battle plans with only the information that each army would have had at the time, holding mock trials on different crimes throughout the history books, building historical tools to see and work with them ourselves, and all around learning the nitty gritty of what all is not discovered from just reading the history books. This course includes one on one instruction and monologues in the first person that represent different individuals throughout history, and strives to the students to see beyond the pages of their textbooks into the lives of those that came before us. This class meets weekly on Tuesdays 10:00 – 10:50 and is a semester class.

Mythology
Enter a world of discovery as we dive into the myths of various cultures and explore the historical events that are reflected. The course emphasizes nature and hero myths as they shaped ancient civilizations and discusses how these myths still impact our culture today. This class has the option for school credit and meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 – 1:45.

Spanish & Littles Spanish
Join the perfect start to any stage accent and discovering a new culture as we learn conversational Spanish. Littles Spanish is a separate group, ages 5 – 8, that are excited to break into a new culture of study and learn Spanish. Class meets Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:15 and is a semester class.

Pop Dance
Tired of just listening to that 90s pop music and not being able to fully bust the move? No more! Jump into this energy infused class that focuses on stage presence and dance moves to all our favorite pop songs. Classes meet Tuesdays 11:00 – 11:50.

Rhyme Time Art
The perfect art class for all your littles, this class is geared towards ages 4 – 8.

Ever Ancient, Ever New Art
Combine art history, art appreciation, art theory,and hands-on art activities as we learn the “story of art” from the cave artists to the High Renaissance masters. As each artistic period is discussed, detailed picture studies are provided to teach students the “language of art” as they engage with masterpieces such as the Ancient Greek Artemision Jockey, the Medieval Book of Kells, and Titian’s Assumption from the Renaissance. This is a semester based class and requires students to purchase and the assigned art pad.

WORKSHOPS & CLUBS

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Book Club
Meeting once a month, this book club is built to keep learning literature and the arts fun for all. Ages 4 – 8 meet for an hour to learn a new story, and complete a corresponding art project and adventure. Fee is $5 per child with a max of $10 per family to cover materials.

Krafty Kids
Explore hands on art projects as we explore art from diverse angles. Each month, a different craft will be taught, from basket weaving to pottery. Be on the lookout for registration and information.

The International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society is the only honor society of its kind for middle and high school theatre students. Membership in this troupe opens the door for countless performance opportunities, competitions, workshops and classes on state and national levels, as well as scholarship opportunities. For more information about the organization, check out their website.

Creative Writing
This class is meant to spark literary interests and talents, so that your child can walk away with a clearer image of who they are – or rather, who they might be – as a writer. Students will have the opportunity to explore several different types of poetry and fiction styles, as well as responding to literature, art mediums, quotes, and music. Originality and writing that shows thought will be emphasized. Peer reviews and sharing ideas are essential elements to this class, so students will learn how to share, speak, debate, and constructively critique. Class meets Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 for the designated weeks.
Items needed for the class: At least 2 composition style notebooks ( no spiral) NO 2 pencils ( no mechanical) 24 count colored pencils
Grades: 5th – 12th
Fee: $160

Classes for MS/HS Credit

French
This class is taught with the possibility of school credit. Starting with basics, we move through French 101. This is a semester class meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 – 5:15.

Choir
Choir focuses on providing a musical education that surpasses expectations while honing skills in a safe and fun environment. Students have the opportunity to audition for All State and Honor Choirs as well as experience performing throughout the community. They learn and study a variety of music, are taught theory and musical history, and develop vocal technique. Students are required to attend 80% of rehearsals to participate in performances, and are able to receive homeschool credit and grades. Grades 7th – 12th Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:15 (7th/8th graders may choose which group). Fee: $65 for the semester to cover materials.

Mythology
Enter a world of discovery as we dive into the myths of various cultures and explore the historical events that are reflected. The course emphasizes nature and hero myths as they shaped ancient civilizations and discusses how these myths still impact our culture today. This class has the option for school credit and meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 – 1:45.