Flint Youth Theatre. Winter Acting Classes meet for eight weeks beginning January 14 and are offered for students age two through grade twelve. Class fees range from $70 to $95. Registration and information are available by calling 810-237-1530. Registrations are also accepted in person at FYT, 1220 East Kearsley Street, in the Flint Cultural Center. Complete class descriptions and registration forms are available at FlintYouthTheatre.org.
Winter Acting Classes provide a range of experiences for students. The younger students, age two through grade four, are guided in using their natural creative impulses, and in shaping them for short performances. Older students, grades five through twelve, are taught the skills they will need to breathe life into dynamic and believable characters, preparing them for the demands of a complete live performance. Regarding the experience of performing at the end of the eight week term, a Drama School student commented, “It is an amazing feeling to walk onto a stage and perform in front of people. All of your hard work pays off and everyone can enjoy it with you.”
Drama School classes culminate in a performance for family and friends on the final day. Classes are designed to be taken more than once so students may build on their skills while having a unique experience each term. Winter classes begin January 14, Spring Break Theatre Camp is April 7 through 12 and Spring classes begin April 15.
Tuition Assistance is available through FYT’s Tuition Assistance Program. Applications are available by calling 810-237-1530. Applications for the winter term are due before 6pm on Friday, December 20. The Tuition Assistance Program is sponsored by the Nartel Family Foundation, Barbara Jennings Memorial Fund and Genesee Valley Rotary.
Students may register for a term at any time before classes begin. The best tuition rate for the Winter Acting Classes is availble for students registering prior to January 11.