Schoolhouse Arts Center Offers Spring Arts Classes and April Vacation Theater Programs

Standish, ME, March 09, 2012 --( Schoolhouse Arts Center’s Spring Arts Classes will start March 26. This eight-week session of classes includes something for everyone from pre-school through adult. Classes include:

Annie Junior Musical Theater Workshop for ages 8 to 16 on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Art for Mommy and Me (or Daddy, Grandma, Nana, etc.) ages 1 ½ to 4 on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Beginning Guitar I for ages 7 and up on Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Beginning Guitar II for ages 7 and up on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Intermediate Guitar for ages 10 and up on Tuesdays from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Voice I for ages 8 to 12 on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Voice II for ages 13 and up on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Creative Movement for ages 3 to 6 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Beginner Ballet/Tap for ages 5 to 7 on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Beginner Ballet for ages 8 to 12 on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Beginner Tap for ages 8 to 12 on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Broadway Tap for ages 15 through adult on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jazz for ages 5 to 7 on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Jazz for ages 8 to 12 on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Jazz for ages 13 and up on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Hip Hop for ages 10 to 14 on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Hip Hop for ages 15 to 18 on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Schoolhouse Arts Center will also be offering two theater programs during April School Vacation, including a Spring Theater Camp for ages 8 and up and a Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop for ages 12 to 18. The Theater Camp (Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) provides youth the opportunity to work on acting skills, improvisation, and stagecraft while staging their own theater performance. Campers will be involved in a theater production both on stage and off, working with instructors to design the costumes, set, and props, and rehearse and perform a short play at the end of the camp. The play will be chosen based on registrations. In the Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop (Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.) students will select a song and develop it to bring out their full potential. Students will be guided through textual analysis, character motivation and using the body and voice to express action, text and subtext. This workshop is ideal for all singers and actors who are interested in integrating their vocal and acting skills. The hardest form of acting is that required by musical theatre. Bringing out character and drama in a song is a real art and is underestimated by many. Participants in both these theater programs will participate in a performance on Saturday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center.

Schoolhouse Arts Center is a non-profit, community-driven organization dedicated to arts education and the presentation of the arts. Our mission is to encourage individual growth and a spirit of community through participation in the arts. We seek to foster a fun, creative, educational, and supportive arts environment where people can grow, develop skills, and involve themselves in the arts.

Theater Programs, contact Schoolhouse Arts Center at (207) 642-3743, Laurie Shepard, Education Director, at (207) 861-1474, e-mail or log onto our website at

For additional information, contact:
Laurie Shepard

Neil A. Ruecker

Schoolhouse Arts Center on Sebago Lake in Standish
Ron Brann