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Education

Henry Fonda Theatre Academy

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS

INTRO TO ACTING

AGES 19+ | COST: $100
MONDAYS | 5:30PM – 6:30PM | JAN 16 – MAR 6

Intro to Acting is a class designed for adults at the start of their acting journey or actors who want to revisit the art. Through scene study, improv, and various acting exercises, actors will be immersed in character study & creation. This class is a safe space to try something new!

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DANCE STYLES FOR ADULTS

AGE 19+ | COST: $100
MONDAYS | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | JAN 16 – MAR 6

Dance Styles is open to beginner adults ready to explore the world of dance! Students will be introduced to multiple dance styles like ballet, jazz, musical theatre, and tap. This class is a safe space to learn and move.

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ENCORE!

AGES 50+ | COST: $100
TUESDAYS | 10:00AM – 11:00AM | JAN 17 – MAR 7  or  TUESDAYS | 5:30PM – 6:30PM | JAN 17 – MAR 7
FINAL SHOWCASE: MAR 7 @ 6:00PM

In Encore!, senior adults will learn the ins and outs of acting, playwriting, directing, and improv. With a host of life experiences, students in this class will have the opportunity to share their own stories, as well as perform excerpts from some of theatre’s most classic pieces. There will be a final showcase the evening of our last session; family & friends are invited to attend.

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SCENE STUDY

AGES 19+ | COST: $100
TUESDAYS | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | JAN 17 – MAR 7

Through scene study, adult actors will learn how to approach a scene, how to discover the shape of a scene, and how to find the story within. This class will help actors create an honest and dynamic performance through the dissection of scenes from multiple scripts. This table work class will include discussion and performance.

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INTRO TO DESIGN

AGE 19+ | COST: $100
WEDNESDAYS | 5:30PM – 6:30PM | JAN 18 – MAR 8

Let your creativity flourish in this introductory class all about theatrical storytelling through design. Through a series of hands-on projects, students will study the Design Theory utilized by every designer to bring a play or musical to life. No previous design experience is necessary!

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ADULT IMPROV

AGES 19+ | COST: $100
WEDNESDAYS | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | JAN 18 – MAR 8

Actors 19 and up will expand their knowledge of improv and hone their skills under the guidance of an instructor. All experience levels are welcome as the class will begin with the introductory elements of the craft.

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SENSORY FRIENDLY CLASSES

iMAG!NE

AGES 16 – 21+ | COST: $100
SATURDAYS | 10:00AM – 11:00AM | JAN 21 – MAR 11
FINAL SHOWCASE: MAR 11 – FINAL CLASS

iMAG!NE is an introductory theatre class for individuals who are neurodiverse and/or on the autism spectrum. These classes are sensory-friendly and allow students to explore the arts while working on communication & social skills. Students will create & play using their imaginations, theatre games, and acting exercises. Caretakers & guardians are welcome to accompany their student in this class.

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CHECK OUT OUR WORKSHOP PAGE FOR MORE FALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS

KIDZCONNECT OPTION

KidzConnect | A space for creation & connection. KidzConnect is an optional add-on for adults taking classes at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The program is open to children ages 5+ of adult students enrolled in any HFTA class. While guardians are taking class, their children are engaged in crafts, games, & theatre activities built just for them & under the direction of HFTA teaching artists. KidzConnect must be purchased at the time of enrollment. This KidzConnect session will take place during the adult’s registered class time. During registration, you will see the optional tuition add-on.

Questions? Email hfta@omahaplayhouse.com

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Henry Fonda Theatre Academy is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have access to arts education. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out our online application. The Director of Education will respond to your application as soon as possible.

FAQ

What time should I arrive?

Adult students can arrive up to ten minutes before their class begins. They should enter through the stage door behind the building. The Director of Education will be there to let you in.

What if a student needs to miss a class?

Please let us know in advance if a you will miss any classes so the teacher can adjust their lesson plan accordingly. Refunds cannot be made for missed classes.

May others sit in and watch the class?

Adult classes are closed to the public.

Will there be a performance at the end of classes?

All class descriptions contain information about final presentations. Some classes have a sharing day on the last day of class for family and friends that may wish to observe. Not every class will present a play or other performance on sharing day. If a performance is planned for sharing day, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.

What is the Kids Connect option?

KidzConnect is a space for creation & connection. KidzConnect is open to children ages 5+ of adult students enrolled in any HFTA class. While guardians are taking class, their children are engaged in crafts, games, & activities built just for them & under the direction of HFTA teaching artists. KidzConnect must be purchased at the time of enrollment. This KidzConnect session will take place during the adult's registered class time.

POLICIES

Refunds

Any requests for changes or refunds must be made in writing at least one week prior to your first class or camp. A full refund will be issued minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds after this point, only credit toward tuition of a future class, camp or workshop within a year of the cancellation. No exceptions for injury or illness.

Cancellation of Class

If your class or workshop is canceled, you will have the choice of a full refund (no processing fee charge) or a credit toward a future class or workshop.

Behavior: In order to ensure students derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from the classroom experience, students who become disruptive or disrespectful will be removed from class with no refund of tuition.

Photo & Video Release

Omaha Community Playhouse often takes photographs and video during events for use in brochures and the web. By registering you agree that OCP may use any image of you or your child that might appear in photographs or video taken at OCP.