Elementary Actors

K thru 4th Grade

 

Classes for The Coterie's Elementary Actors explore the actor's toolbox (body, voice, imagination) through structured activities lead by seasoned teaching artists.

Unleash your child's imagination!

 

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Train Travels

All aboard the Exploration Express! Pack your bags, it’s time for a trip across the country. Join us on the railway to travel to new places. Where does your train stop? The beach? The Rocky Mountains? The Statue of Liberty? Wherever you decide to visit, you’re sure to find new adventures each step of your journey!

Grades: K-1st

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Fall

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Magical Mansion

Drawers! Floors! Doors! What if your house came alive with magic? Imagine your family and friends living inside an enchanted home just like the family Madrigal in Encanto. Would you have magical gifts too? Create your own magical kitchen, backyard, and bedroom—just make sure you don’t talk about Bruno!

Grades: 2nd-4th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Fall

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Frightful Fantasies

What’s that noise? Who’s behind that door? The horror genre is a challenge for even the most seasoned actors. It brings many great opportunities for you to create bold and exciting characters and find the right timing to inspire fear and dread in your audience. This class will utilize scripts from plays or movies and have students create their own scary scenes.

Grades: 4th-6th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Fall

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Dragons and Unicorns and Gnomes, Oh My!

Warning! Mad scientists at work! It’s time to begin creating your latest inventions! Will you make a radioactive machine? A slimy potion? Grab your imaginations and become your own mad scientist character, or become one of their helping henchmen, like a minion! Together, with your new friends, we’ll use our genius characters to come up with our own mad stories and scenes.

Grades: ​K-1st

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Winter

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Secret Agent Society

You’ve been assigned a top-secret mission. Do you choose to accept? Transform into spies, detectives, and secret agents working together to search for clues as you create and solve mysteries. Let’s start sleuthing and crack this case!

Grades: ​2nd-4th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Winter

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Don't Change That Channel

Hop inside the TV and create your own original sitcoms, commercials, game shows, YouTube channels, and news casts. Each class will come up with its own television channel and direct all of the programming, no matter how crazy it may be! A sampling of their shows will be shared live with family and friends during the final class.

Grades: 4th-6th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Winter

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Don't Let the Pigeon Teach the Class

The Pigeon is in a play, and you can learn all about acting right along with friends from Mo Willems’ stories! Team up with your favorite characters as you explore the world and books of children’s author Mo Willems. Have fun with all the characters and bring your favorite books to life!

Grades: ​K-1st

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Spring

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Legends and Mythmakers

Travel with us around the globe to experience the folk legends of different cultures—including Native American, African, Asian, and Scandinavian folktales. Bring the stories to life with your imagination and fellow classmates. Immerse yourself in the tales and become bears, trolls, and an array of different animals.

Grades: 2nd-4th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Spring

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A Day in the Life Of ...

Imagine what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes for a day. How is their life similar or different to your own? Explore other people’s experiences by establishing defined characters and stories revolving around them. Use characters from scripts, shows, movies, or your own imaginations! This class challenges students to sustain characters and develop backstories that informs your performance.

Grades: 4th-6th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Spring

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