In September, Ms. Marney will be teaching Musical Theatre U at Dancer Strong in McKinney.
RPL Theatre Class/Program schedule will be announced soon. We are hard at work preparing for the opening of RPL's New Exploratory! We hope you will join us at Dancer Strong in the meantime!
Musical Theatre U @ Dancer Strong
Starting in September, Ms. Marney will teach Musical Theatre U classes that will be hosted by Dancer Strong in McKinney
1:00-2:30: Age 8+ 2:30-3:30: Age 4-8
In Musical Theatre U, kids learn Musical Theatre FUNdamentals, with an emphasis on the FUN! MTU’s creative curriculum uses traditional Broadway shows to teach basic principles in both acting and singing. Each month introduces a new core concept, and at the end of the month, performers earn a “rising star” for each skill they successfully demonstrate.
Musical Theatre U was developed and is taught by Marney Makridakis, the Artistic Director of Read Play Love. She offers an encouraging, heart-centered approach to building the technique and confidence in singing, acting and performance skills of every child. This program is ideal for kids who might be trying singing or acting for the first time, as well as for seasoned performers ready to spread their wings.’
Concepts taught in Musical Theatre U include: • Stage positioning • Character development • Acting through physicality and mannerisms • Storytelling and emotional arcs in song • Working with scenery and props • Acting and reacting with scene partners • Mastering acting “beats” in song • Vocal projection, articulation, diction • Lyric analysis and interpretation • Improving pitch and vocal range • Building singing stamina • Harmony and blending • Making character choices through singing tone • Taking bold performance risks • And so much more!
The Musical Theatre U classes at Dancer Strong are registered through Dancer Strong, but they do have some discounts and perks for current RPL Members. If you are a current Read Play Love member interested in enrolling, please contact us for details.
I am amazed at how much my children learned in such a short time, and their confidence grew under Marney's nurturing guidance. This is a wonderful class for performance skills in an environment that is all about the love. -Amanda Pritchard