offers excellent programs that make a real difference in students'
lives. Studies have shown that students who participate in arts
programs do better in school, score higher on standardized tests,
and are more socially adept and community-conscious than those
who do not. Our fall programs engage in the theatre process, teach
cooperation, channel creativity, and build self confidence. Won't
you join us?
DANCE WORKOUT. Don’t
let the Fall cause you to fall into “couch potato”
mode. Keep the bodies moving! The Afro-Brazilian Dance Workout
is a safe and fun way to exercise and improve your overall health.
It will help you burn calories and unwanted fat. The Afro-Brazilian
dance workout is a high-energy dance aerobic class that incorporates
movements and rhythms like samba, salsa, merengue, calypso, soca
and much more. This workout will make you feel good about yourself
inside and out. This workout is all about expressing yourself
and your energy – and it's the only workout that does not
feel like you are working out. It’s that much fun!
8-80 Cost: $125 Limit: 30
Ten week workshop – Saturday’s beginning
Mornings: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
BOOT CAMP: HOW TO BE FANTASTIC ON THE FIRST TAKE.
Students will learn to handle auditioning disasters with poise.
Learn to give professional, polished auditions from entrance to
exit; industry standard resume writing; monologue, and music selection
to get the part. To complete this interactive session, students
will implement their new skills in a simulated audition for critique
from the class. At the conclusion of the seminar, students use
their monologues to audition for the Actors Showcase. All students
who audition for the Showcase receive substantial roles.
Cost: $100 Limit: 25
3 Day Boot Camp – October 18, October 25, November
Evenings: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
CITIZENS: ROLE MODELS WHO MODEL. This unique and
interactive 10-week workshop dives into the world of fashion and
modeling! Some of the techniques students will learn during the
workshop include poise and posture; skin care; makeup artistry;
nail care; personality development; speech and voice projection;
runway techniques; professional photo movement; and industry terms.
This workshop will end with a graduation fashion show!
Models may be asked to participate as still models in windows
of stores located throughout Laurel Mall. Models may be selected
to participate as Mall Greeters during Holiday Season.
8-18 Cost: $190 Limit: 50
Ten Week Workshop – Tuesday’s, Beginning October 19th
training session(s) and guest speakers will be scheduled
on Saturday mornings throughout. Students will be given advance
Evenings: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
101. This workshop will educate singers in developing
proper vocal technique. Learn essential practice tools and increase
your confidence. You will learn breathing exercises, diction and
releasing facial tension, the proper way of vocalizing and why
it’s important, and the basic scale. Serious students only.
Cost: $65 Limit: 35
One Day Workshop
October 23 – 12:00 noon-2:30 p.m.
in the Performing Arts
SYMPOSIUM FOR PARENTS
Teens Count is sponsoring a one day symposium entitled, "Teens
in the Performing Arts: A Symposium for Parents." The Symposium
is an interactive and experiential program designed to facilitate
information exchange among parents of teens in the performing
arts and encourage support about important issues affecting both.
Saturday, November 13, 2004 – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Teens Count headquarters, located on the second level of Laurel
Mall, in Laurel, Maryland.
All young people are subjected to stress from factors over which
they often have little or no control. Stress from these factors—either
internal or environmental—impact the way in which teens
behave in the home and in school. For teens engaged in the performing
arts, however, stress may be further compounded by their unique
and special gifts and the inability of others to understand what
motivates them. As parents we must find ways to support our talented
teens and each other.
Working in small groups, parents of teens engaged in the performing
arts will participate in facilitator led discussions to exchange
information about how some issues have been successfully –
or unsuccessfully – handled in the past, and generate a
list of recommendations to assist parents in mitigating the impact
of stress in the future.
parents will also participate in a 30-day follow-up to share their
experiences applying the recommendations, examine how some issues
could have been handled differently, and revise the list of recommendations
OUTCOME: A list of parent approved recommendations, developed
in conjunction with Teens Count, to be included in orientation
packages, and otherwise made available to interested parents and
teens who participate in Teens Count programs.
Donations of $20.00 per person will be accepted to cover the cost
of materials and light refreshments.
Participation is limited to 20 parents. Please RSVP to
202-413-2950 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.