Classes

Programs for Kids

Like many organizations, Synetic Theater is adapting to the strange times we find ourselves in. It is important to Synetic that we continue our educational work with our students. We believe it is our responsibility to nurture the next generation of artists and provide an artistic outlet for students. In addition to offering a virtual version of our usual Saturday morning classes, we’re launching a new program for Elementary school students Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:30pm: Virtual Synetic Stories.

We also have live streamed fitness classes for adults that the whole family can take part in! Click here for more info.

Saturday Morning Classes
We are keeping the same dates and times for our Saturday morning classes and adapting the curriculum for a virtual setting. We have offerings for a variety of students, with activities tailored for each age group, designed to keep students engaged and get them up and moving!  Each class has a maximum of 20 students, so secure your spot today!

*Note these classes are hosted via Zoom. To allow for a smooth class, please take the time to download the program here.

Elementary:
Princess and Pirates
Saturdays April 25 – June 13
9am – 10am
Elementary school students will play games, use their imaginations, and learn physical theater techniques in order to create a magical world of royalties and bandits. Students will develop vocal, social, and acting skills as they work together to assemble their very own story.

Calling all mermaids, sea creatures, princesses, and pirates:

 

Middle School:
May the Force be with you!
Saturdays April 25 – June 13
10am – 11am
This class will focus on training Young Apprentices in the ways of the Synetic Space Warriors. Students will work on their physical acting while learning to control their force powers. There may even be a space battle or two. Students who take this class will grow as actors, nourish their imaginations, develop social skills, and enjoy a unique theater experience.

This class will culminate in a virtual “live” sharing that will be recorded and made available to all parents and students to watch.

And may the Force be with you!  

Programs for Teens

Teen Acting:
Embody the Music

Saturdays, April 25 – June 13  
10am – 11:30am

Are you craving a creative outlet? Want to get up and get moving? This acting class is all about creativity and self-expression. Using some of the same activities and Physical Theater work that we use for our mainstage shows, students will be guided through the process of creating their own solo piece.

Each student will select a piece of movement that inspires them. Students will then work on expression, gesture, characterization, and pantomime that will be used to craft their signature piece. Each student who participates in this class will leave with a polished solo performance piece.

This class will culminate in a virtual “live” sharing that will be recorded and made available to all parents and students to watch.


*Note for all classes: if home supplies are needed, we will send that information to you the week before. Supplies needed would be under $20. For example, a class might call for paper and crayons. Or paperclips and a plastic spoon.

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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! Auditions for the Teen Company are typically held in late Summer or early Fall. To sign up to be notified about the next round of auditions, please email Education Associate Ashton Schaffer at ashton (at) synetictheater.org.

Click here to learn more about the Teen Company.

Synetic Stories
Monday | Wednesday | Friday at 3:30pm

Can’t get enough of Synetic Theater? Well, we can’t get enough of you!
Introducing Virtual Synetic Stories: Elementary!

Synetic has been looking at innovative ways to engage our students virtually. After all, the name Synetic is a combination of SYNthesis and kinETIC. These offerings will be a synthesis of art forms that create a kinetic experience for our students.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A SINGLE DAY PASS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A THREE-DAY PASS

Virtual Synetic Stories
Monday | Wednesday | Friday
April 27  – May 22
3:30pm – 4:30pm

A different story is selected for each class, based on the theme of the week, and students will use their skills to help tell and interpret these stories. Each class will feature a new story, new activities, and new materials.

Students who take these classes will develop their social skills, engage in dramatic play, and use their imaginations. Students can work by themselves, or parents can join in the activities with their students!

Each week, the stories and activities are inspired by a different theme. Some of these stories might be fairy tales, popular children’s books, and even original stories created by our students. The theme for the weeks are:

Week 1: Family
Week 2: Community
Week 3: Social Skills
Week 4: Improv/Thinking on Your Feet

These classes can be purchased individually, or students will receive a discount if they purchase a three-class-a-week pass.

Synetic Theater is dedicated to making these classes accessible to as many people as possible. With that in mind, we have decided to continue our “pay-what-you-can” model. The daily prices range from $10-$20 per day.  The three-class pass ranges from $25-$45.

We ask that each family select the finance option that works best for them, taking into consideration how many people are participating.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A SINGLE DAY PASS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A THREE-DAY PASS

*Note for all classes: if home supplies are needed, we will send that information to you the week before. Supplies needed would be under $20. For example, a class might call for paper and crayons. Or paperclips and a plastic spoon.

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We also offer Summer Camps for Kids and Teens! Click here for more info!