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  Young Performers Program

Tuition May Now Be Paid Online for All Sessions
Please note the Application and Interview Process has not changed.

Winter Break: December 26, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Spring Break: March 11-15, 2019 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Session I: June 3, 2019 – June 29, 2019
Summer Session II: July 1 - 27, 2019

Winter Break Session 2018

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Winter Break December 26, 2018- January 4, 2019
Hours:  8AM-4PM
Program Cost:  $300.00 
Extended Day:  7:30AM – 6PM –Additional Cost - $100.00

Spring Break Session 2019

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March 11-15, 2019

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuition Cost including registration fee: $225

Registration Begins:

Attention Parents — Looking for positive, healthy, safe and fun activities for your young person (6–17) to do during spring break? Well, be a part of The Ensemble Theatre Young Performers spring break out session.

This spring break out session is a break from the norm… a break from school… a break from studying… and a break into the stimulating and exciting world of the performing arts through visual interpretation!!!

This spring break out session will focus on experiencing the various facets of the arts; we will take one (1) field trip. This week is packed full of fun and excitement. Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm. Extended day is available. At the end of the week the young performers will present a performance based on their experience from the week.

Classes are taught by professional actors and educators who have worked with The Ensemble Theatre and other professional organizations in the Houston area.

Summer Sessions 2019

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The Young Performers Program (YPP) is for young people ages (6–17) wanting to explore their creative and artistic talents. Since 1983, more than 3,000 Houston area youth, including some who are now professionals on Broadway, film and television, have participated in this exciting program, which combines the study of theatre, dance, music, arts education, technical, creative dramatics and performance.

The program offers an introductory overview of the arts through theatre, dance and music motivating youth to use theatre as a means to explore and inspire.

Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm. Extended day is available from 7:30 am–6:00 pm. Each four-week session culminates in a production that encompasses all of the taught disciplines.

Summer Session I
June 3-29, 2019
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuition Cost including registration fee:
Extended Day:

Summer Session II
July 1-27, 2019
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuition Cost including registration fee:
Extended Day:

Call or email:
Teresa White, Artistic Associate for more information: 713-807-4309

Young Performers Classes Overview

Theatre Performance
Introduces students to role playing, creative exercises, improvisation, physical movement, breathing, vocal warm-ups, various aspects that go into a theatrical production and other basic performance techniques.

Theatre Theory
Explores acting styles through historical information, critical thinking, character analysis, monologue and scene execution.

Introduces breathing techniques, coordination and motor skills, balance, muscle tone, stretching and awareness of others working in an ensemble setting, dance terminology in various disciplines (ballet, hip hop, contemporary, African and jazz), and body position on stage.

Strengthens diction and breathing techniques and their relation to music composition, vocal performance and instrumentation. Students will also learn how music influences the mood and action in a play.

Past Shows Performed by our Young Performers
• I Thought You Knew
• The Wiz
• A Broadway Revue
• Back 'N The Day
• Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
• Dreamgirls
• The Emperor's New Clothes
• Nzinga & The Festival of Gifts
• Through the Eye of a Child
• How to Eat Like a Child
• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
• Cala Cinderella

Here are some of the Young Performers who have gone on to make a name for themselves:
Troy Cleveland — Little Giants, Fallen with Denzel Washington
Wayne Bell — National & Regional Television commercials
Dequina Moore — Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors
Tanisha Eanes — (Lynn) All My Children
Ashley Davis — (Tamar) recording artist, Grammy Nominee
Robyn Troup — American Idol, Grammy Awards Performer

For more information contact:
Teresa White
Artistic Associate

Youth Acting Classes

Call or email Teresa White, Artistic Associate for more information: 713-807-4309