Yearlong Acting Program - 5th through 12th
Players by the Sea School of the Arts offers a safe and intimate environment where students can hone their skills, and "practice" their craft through 2 hour acting labs throughout the year. Labs utilize improvisational techniques allowing the actor to engage his creativity, develop his listening and focus skills, and spontaneously use his intuition to make choices in the moment. All of the activities engaged in class promote confidence, leadership and team work.
All acting labs incorporate: theater vocabulary with an emphasis on blocking; working with music through movement and pantomime developing rhythm, balance, and control of ones acting instrument; projection and diction exercises; sensory exercises; endowing an object; techniques to prepare the actor for the requirements of auditioning. Working with scripted material, monologue and scene analysis occurs throughout the year.
Students have the opportunity to showcase their growth first semester through a “Fly on the Wall” showcase that may incorporate improvisation, pantomime and monologues. During the second semester, yearlong students are part of our Main Stage production that requires additional rehearsal on the weekends for a 6 week period. School of the Arts main stage production is slated for the beginning of February.
Acting Labs - Days/Times Offered
- TUESDAY: 4:45pm - 6:45pm / 6th and up
- WEDNESDAY: 4:00pm - 6:00pm / 5th and up
- WEDNESDAY: 6:00pm - 8:00pm /8th and up
- THURSDAY: 4:45pm - 6:45pm / 5th and up
Musical Theater Lab
Yearlong Musical Theater Program 5th and up (2 hrs.)
Love to sing? This class allows the student to explore musical numbers with acting techniques.
First semester will concentrate on how to interpret and organically connect with the words of a song. Through vocal warm-ups, and choreography students will learn how to showcase their strengths for auditions and performances. Ensemble musical numbers will be explored as well as solo pieces. At the end of each semester students will present an exciting Musical Revue.
MUSICAL THEATER LAB - Days/Times Offered
- MONDAY: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
SPOTLIGHT on YOU!
Yearlong Acting Program ~ 1st through 4th graders
Spotlight classes stimulate creativity of a child in a group setting. Through creative dramatics our youngest students learn basic acting terminology, blocking and theater games that develop imagination, intuition, and self-confidence.
First semester we focus on body awareness and self-control getting students to use their whole instrument to express themselves. Classes incorporate music with dancing and singing which develops rhythm and movement skills, preparing young brains for learning and helps young children express their emotions.
Using imaginative play, storytelling skills are honed as they recreate characters, settings, and elements of a story in a fun and nurturing environment. Each semester ends with a presentation in our Grace Darling Studio Theater. Spotlight classes prepare the student for Acting Labs. Meet & greet required!
SPOTLIGHT - Days/Times Offered
- TUESDAY: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
- FRIDAY: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
What you need to know
Choosing a Class
The School of the Arts is committed to offering classes of the highest quality, therefore it is essential that students are placed in classes appropriate for their age and experience level. An interview for new students is required to determine the best class environment.
How to Register
The fastest and easiest way to register for classes is by filling out the registration form, choosing the class that you think is right for your child and either mail it to Players by the Sea, 106 North Sixth St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 with your deposit to secure your child’s place or fax form with Credit Card information to: 249-0214.
All registrations are reviewed by our School of the Arts teachers to make sure that there is an opening available and to set up an interview if necessary. A PBTS staff member will confirm receipt and acceptance of your registration in a timely fashion. For additional information call our business office at 249-0289 Tuesday through Friday 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You may also direct questions to Barbara Colaciello at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s name, age, grade, what class they are interested in taking, phone number and the best time to reach you.
Yearly tuition for Acting Lab and Musical Theatre Lab is divided into two payments of $390.00 due at the beginning of each semester. A deposit of $130.00 is due with your registration form. Yearly tuition for Spotlight class is divided into two payments of $270.00 due at the beginning of each semester. A deposit of $90.00 is due with your registration form Payment plan available. The balance is due on the first day of class. Please contact our Education Director, Barbara Colaciello at 249-0289 or email@example.com.
Deposits for fall registration are refundable if you cancel a week prior to the first day of class. PBTS reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have an enrollment of eight or more students before the first class. Classes, faculty, and schedule are subject to change.
Receive 10% off class tuition if you have more than one student from your family registered for any class (1st class at full price, any additional classes receive 10% off).
A limited amount of scholarship dollars are available to those students who demonstrate a passion for the theater. They are allocated based on need and on a first-come first-served basis.