NEW FOR 2020!
This year we are presenting the games and theater activities that our students love, with a slight twist! Each Saturday Morning Class will have a Theme/Focus. All the games and activities will be geared around this theme. And each class will culminate with a “shareformance” for friends and families so our students can showcase the skills and abilities they have learned!
Synetic Studio’s Kids Program is all about action! Active imaginations, active bodies, and active kids! Our signature style of physical theatre blends gymnastics, dance, improvisation, mime, and acting into a one of a kind learning experience that engages students verbally, physically, visually, and intellectually. Students learn to create something out of nothing and in a collaborative, inclusive, encouraging environment.
Research shows that education in the arts develops critical thinking skills, offers important lessons in team work and collaboration, helps students to understand themselves and others better, and builds confidence by developing new skills while providing students with the tools necessary to better express their own ideas. Theatre arts education helps students discover new ways of creating associations to school subjects and improves their ability to retain and apprehend knowledge.
SYNETIC TEEN COMPANY
Synetic’s Teen Company is a year-round training program dedicated to developing the next generation of athletic performers.
Teen Company members gain confidence, discipline, and the responsibility to challenge themselves and their peers. Artists’ study and train in the infused theatrical methodologies of Growtowski, Lecoq, Stanislavski, and Chekhov through the Synetic-style. The teen cast work closely with Irina Tsikurishvili and other artistic professionals.
By early-April, the teen ensemble has a fully staged, full-length production, to go along with an experience of a lifetime. Past teen program alumni have gone on to star in main stage productions here at Synetic, and in professional theatre, television, and films around the world!
January 11th – March 14th!
ELEMENTARY: SYNETIC SUPERHEROES
Grades K – 5
Saturdays, 9am – 10am, $200 for 10 classes
Have you ever wanted to stop time? Leap tall buildings in a single bound? Fly through the air? Well, then Synetic Superheroes is the right place for you! Elementary school students will play games, use their imaginations, and learn physical theater techniques in order to develop their favorite superpowers. Students will develop vocal, social, and acting skills as they work together to assemble their very own Superhero Team.
Over ten weeks students will explore different superpowers, create their own masks and super symbols, come up with their superhero names, and grow as a team. This class culminates in a “shareformance” where students will demonstrate what they learned and families will get to come and watch their little superhero in action!
Think you have what it takes to save the world?
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOUNDATIONS…IN MAGIC!
Grades 5 – 8
Saturdays, 10am – 11am, $200 for 10 classes
Welcome to Sogmorts Synetic School of Theater and Wizardry! Students will develop skills in the fundamentals of acting while they also hone their spellcasting ability. This class will combine physical theater acting technique with a sorting hat, magic wands, and developing new “spells.”
Students who take this class will grow as actors, nourish their imaginations, develop social skills, and enjoy a unique theater experience. This class culminates in a “shareformance” where students will demonstrate what they learned and families will get to come and watch their magic in action!
TEEN ACTING: CLOWNING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!
Grades 7 – 12
Saturdays, 10am – 11am, $300 for 10 classes plus $25* supply fee
Have you been called the class clown? Think you’re funny? Ready to take your comedic skills to the next level? This class is taught by the Synetic Theater’s resident clown expert, director of Cyrano de Bergerac and Servant of Two Masters, Vato Tsikurishvili. Over 10 weeks students will conceive of and create an original clown character. Vato will guide students through tumbling, developing comedic “bits,” applying clown make-up, and a variety of other clowning skills.
Students will determine their clown’s name, discover their clown’s temperament, and learn comedic techniques that will be developed into a routine. This class will culminate in a “shareformance” where students perform a brief clowning routine for friends and family. Don’t miss out on the chance to train with one of DC’s premiere clown actors.
*We want to be transparent about our pricing. We had to include a $25 supply fee to this class. This $25 fee covers a red nose, white paint, and hand props that need to be purchased by Synetic Theater for each student who enrolls.