Goshen Theater Drama Club 2022

About GTDC

Goshen Theater Drama Club brings educational opportunities to the youth of our community and those in surrounding areas. Students explore their artistry in exciting and challenging ways. We make programming accessible to all students – those with a desire to perform or make art behind the scenes.

Through singing, dancing, acting, and technical theater design, students explore all aspects of the performing arts.

Art and culture lessons are also provided to students through discussions about the origins of storytelling and performing arts globally and how these inform theater today.

We explore character development, story creation, and technical theater design through hands-on creation. Through puppetry, improvisation, costume design, stage makeup, or lighting design, we bring practical skills to life.

GTDC focuses on teaching our students to be artists of the world. We encourage them to find ways to use their art to give back to their community.

GTDC After School Classes

Goshen Theater Drama Club is offering weekly Acting, Dance, and Vocal Studio classes to students ages 8-18 years old beginning September 9th. The term lasts twelve weeks, with a Fall Break in conjunction with Goshen Community Schools. A mid-term performance will take place on October 28th; with a final Studio Showcase held on December 16th.

Tuition Costs:

Package One $300

Choose one block of classes for the 12 weeks (i.e. Acting, Dance, or Voice)

Package Two $500

Choose two blocks of classes for the 12 weeks (i.e. Acting and Dance, Acting and Voice, or Dance and Voice)

Package Three $700

All three blocks of classes for the 12 weeks (i.e. Acting, Dance, and Voice)

We offer family discounts! When you buy one package, get a second package at equal or lesser value for half off.

Can’t commit to the full 12 weeks? We also have drop-in classes for $25/class as your schedule allows.

GTDC Instructors reserve the right to cancel classes that have less than half of the registered number of students in attendance.

Weekly Class Schedule

Acting Studio is designed to provide students the room and necessary tools for acting and performance. Each week students will collaborate with their fellow artists to create characters and worlds for those characters to explore. Through improv, character creation, and sensory work, students will gain a better understanding of how to tell a story. Learning how to use not only words, but our bodies and actor tools. Students should come to class ready to move freely, collaborate with fellow artists, and to have fun with their creativity and imaginations.
          Classes meet on Mondays, starting on September 12th.
                    4:00-5:10PM 8-10 Year Olds Acting Studio
                    5:20-6:30PM 11-14 Year Olds Acting Studio
          Final Showcase on December 16th at 7PM.
          This class is taught by Katie Barnes, Goshen Theater Education Director and Drama Club Director.
Dance Studio is designed to teach the technical aspects of Jazz and Tap for the future Musical Theatre star! Students will learn the in-depth terminology and skills of both Jazz and Tap to prepare them for the Musical Theatre industry! Their Jazz skills will include a variety of sub-genres from Technical Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fosse, Modern Jazz, and Pop! We will focus on their flexibility, technique, stamina, and retention. Their Tap skills will include a variety of sub-genres from Technical Tap, Soft Shoe, Rhythm Tap, Swing Tap, and Musical Tap! We will focus on their ankle articulation, rhythm, sound quality, and retention! Students will need clothes that are easy to move in and not restrictive! We hope to prepare the dancers for whatever path they choose to take! 
          Classes meet on Fridays, starting on September 9th.
                    5:00-6:10PM Dance Studio
          Final Showcase on December 16th at 7PM.
          This class is taught by Liz Wickens, Goshen Theater Drama Club 2022 Camp Choreographer and Instructor for Expression Dance Studio in Plymouth, IN.
Vocal Studio is designed to provide students with musical training and performance experiences in an outside-of-school environment. Each class will meet weekly and culminates with a midterm and final showcase to display how they’ve grown as musicians. Students enrolled in the class will perform solo and group repertoire appropriate to their age and skill level. Solo features allow the students to develop their own vocal techniques and work with the instructor 1 on 1. Class repertoire will allow the student to develop fundamental musical teamwork and ear training skills that they will use for life. The “goals” of the class are to always have fun, to learn the most they can, to be a part of a musical community, and grow. 
          Classes meet on Tuesdays, starting on September 13th.
                   4:30-5:40PM Vocal Studio
          Final Showcase on December 16th at 7PM.
          This class is taught by Xan Seymour, Goshen Theater Drama Club 2022 Camp Musical Director and local High School choir teacher.

Find our full term schedule here.

Register for our Fall/Winter classes here!

Apply for Financial Aid here.

Pay Deposit Here

Pay Full Tuition: Package One

Pay Full Tuition: Package Two

Pay Full Tuition: Package Three

If mailing a payment, please make all payments out to Goshen Theater, Inc. with “GTDC Drama Club Meetup” on the Memo Line.

Mail to:

Goshen Theater

Attention Katie Barnes

216 S. Main St.

Goshen, IN 46526

Email GTDC@goshentheater.org for more information.

GTDC Monthly Meetups

GTDC is offering dynamic monthly meetups for students to explore their art. Each session concentrates on a different discipline within the performing arts, from acting to stage makeup design and set painting techniques. Students are invited to share what they would like to learn to help us develop meaningful programming to serve them.

Upcoming Dates:

October 8, 2022 – DIY Costume Workshop

Register Here

The Halloween season is upon us! Come get creative making a costume on a budget with found objects!

Instructed by: Katie Barnes (She/Her) Education Director, Goshen Theater

Tuition is $20/Student. Financial Aid is available.

9AM-12PM – 7 to 11 year olds

1PM-4PM – 12 to 16 year olds

Financial Aid

Pay Here

November 19, 2022 – Musical Theater Audition Workshop

Register Here

9AM-12PM 

Calling all students 14-18 years old!

Get your triple-threat ready for your school musical auditions. Bring your audition song for one-on-one feedback, create a game plan for dance auditions, and learn techniques to bring a character to life.

Tuition for this workshop is $30/Student for those participating and receiving feedback. There are limited audtioner slots available for the day. Those wishing to attend as an observer of the feedback and audition process may do so for $15/Student. Financial Aid is available.

***Add on package: Receive a recording of your audition. After the workshop day has ended at 12PM, those wishing to record their audition pieces will be asked to stay. To record your audtion, an additional charge of $25 will be added to your tuition costs.

Instructed by:

Katie Barnes (She/Her ) Education Director, Goshen Theater – Facilitator/Host

Robert Tombari (He/Him) Program Director, Goshen Theater – Acting Auditor

Rebecca Dengler Kaufman (She/Her) Vocal Instructor – Vocal Auditor

Liz Wickens (She/Her) Dance Instructor – Dance Auditor

Financial Aid

Pay Here

If mailing a payment, please make all payments out to Goshen Theater, Inc. with “GTDC Drama Club Meetup” on the Memo Line.

Mail to:

Goshen Theater

Attention Katie Barnes

216 S. Main St.

Goshen, IN 46526

Email GTDC@goshentheater.org for more information.

Goshen Theater Education Workshops

Goshen Theater offers monthly workshops for the Goshen Community to continue their education in various theatrical and performance skills. Each session concentrates on a different discipline within the performing arts, from acting, dancing, and singing, to technical theater. Community members are invited to share what they would like to learn to help us develop meaningful programming to serve them.

Upcoming Dates:

Keep checking back for more workshops!

If mailing a payment, please make all payments out to Goshen Theater, Inc. with “Goshen Theater Education Workshop” on the Memo Line.

Mail to:

Goshen Theater

Attention Katie Barnes

216 S. Main St.

Goshen, IN 46526

Email GTDC@goshentheater.org for more information.

Activities are made possible in part by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

Goshen Theater Drama Club’s Summer Camp

Goshen Theater Drama Club’s Summer Camp is a unique, three-week program focusing on fine arts learning, fun, and performance. Participants learn about theater, design, storytelling, history, and teamwork. Classes are held at the newly-renovated, historic Goshen Theater.

Professional instructors and local educators serve as guides for this one-of-a-kind program. The culmination of the three-week experience is a live performance on the Goshen Theater Stage! Each student’s design work and group projects will be displayed in a gallery show in the GT lobby.

The Drama Club’s summer camp doesn’t just focus on performers: Students are exposed to every aspect of theater production, helping to create and design their final show. From program design to costumes and scenic painting, the Goshen Theater Drama Club’s three-week summer program is for youth, by youth!

We believe practical, hands-on creativity is the best way to learn, and you’ll be surprised how much theater arts has to teach about math, science, English, writing, and creative problem-solving.

Two tracks are available to campers: “Performance” and “Technical Theater.” While every student will experience both performance-based and technical design lessons, we want them to explore art in the most exciting – and comfortable – ways for them. Performance track students will be on stage for the showcase, while Technical Theater students will create designs, running the productionfrom behind the scenes.

Tuition:

Full Three Weeks – $250/student

One or Two Weeks – $100/week

Financial aid and Scholarships are available. Email GTDC@GoshenTheater.org for more information.

GTDC Summer Camp Schedule Overview

Monday, June 5, 2023
6 p.m.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Join us in Goshen Theater’s Miller Auditorium for our Open House to learn more about the GT Drama Club Summer Camp! You can finish up your registration, make a tuition payment, meet our instructors and GT staff, and ask all of your questions about the program. Bring students along!

Monday, June 5, 2023

REGISTRATION DEADLINE/ $50 DEPOSITS DUE!

Monday, June 12, 2023
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER DRAMA CLUB
Our first day with the club and a great day to meet everyone! Classes are held at Goshen Theater. Each student checks in with our camp administrator every day, then the day of singing, dancing, and drama will begin.

Friday, June 30, 2023
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(All students)

Final day of classes for camp! We will run the full show as much as possible, have a pizza party, and have a tye-dye party to celebrate the end of camp before we all say goodbye the next day at the showcase.

Saturday, July 1, 2023
12 p.m.

DRAMA CLUB SHOWCASE

This is the big day: the final showcase! Check the GT event tab to reserve your seats.

Students arrive at 9:30 a.m. for check-in, warm-up, and prep for the show.

Parents/Guardians/Guests arrive at 11:15 a.m. for entry to showcase. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m.

The showcase begins at 12 p.m.!

Made possible with the generous support of the Community Foundation of Elkhart county.

Deadline for Registration is Monday, June 5, 2023

Made possible with the generous support of the Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club.