First Stage Players celebrates the incredible imaginations of young students through artistic play, music, dance, and acting exercises. The program culminates in a final open class presentation where the actors can show off their new theatrical skills!
Circle Theatre Kids will learn about the onstage and backstage theatre process while rehearsing for up to two fully staged productions per year. Students will gain valuable life skills including voice projection, public speaking, and collaborating with others through acting, singing, and dancing. Additional rehearsals outside of class time are required. This class is designed as an introduction and/or continuation of training to prepare students to enter into Circle Studio Players and Circle Theatre Company.
Circle offers Art Class Electives to all Upper School students at both the middle school and high school levels. Together, these programs encourage creative thinking, self-expression, originality, emotional release, questioning, problem-solving, and a richer appreciation of the world, past and present.
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Circle Studio Players is open to any student in 7th-10th grade, and does not require an audition for entrance. Students will use the acting techniques developed through a core acting class (Actor’s Lab, Acting 1-2) through participation in at least one show per year. Students will gain valuable life skills including voice projection, public speaking, and collaborating with others through acting, singing, and dancing. Additional rehearsals outside of class time are required. This class meets once a week.
Circle Theatre Company is the production class for all CSA theatre students to demonstrate their acting skills through participation in shows. This class is only open to Circle School of the Arts students. In addition to participation in shows, all students work on an IP (Independent Project) of their choosing each semester. These individual monologues and songs are juried in the second semester. Extra rehearsals, outside of class times, are required. Weekly use of Circle’s eLearning Campus (an online classroom component) is required. This class meets once a week.
Circle School of the Arts is the specialized arts high school within Circle Christian School. The vision of Circle School of the Arts is to serve and equip students to fulfill their God-given calling in the theatrical arts. This vision includes providing students with a firm academic grounding in the field, as well as providing hands-on instruction for the purpose of artistic development through skills training and performance/ production opportunities. Students may apply for this program any year while in high school.
Students who successfully complete all four years are eligible to receive an Arts Honors Diploma. This diploma gives students an advantage as they apply, audition, and compete for placement in universities and conservatories with other seniors graduating from public and private performing arts high schools.
How do students turn in their CSA application?
Applications can be scanned and emailed directly to the Arts Director, or turned in to Karen Stella at either campus or turned in at the administration office.
Does the application need to be turned in before they audition?
Yes. Applications need to be turned in no less than one week prior to the audition date the student is trying for. As long as they turn in the first 3 pages of the application, this will secure them an audition slot. Then recommendations and test scores can be turned in later, but they won’t receive a decision until their application is complete.
Can students register for Circle Theatre Company without applying for CSA?
No. You must apply and audition prior to registering for Circle Theatre Company.
Experience in the Circle School of the Arts theatre program prepares students for successful auditions at leading theatre programs at the college and conservatory level. Recent graduates have been accepted and/or are attending the following schools:
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