Training

Training

Theatre education can do more than improve your skill sets in the arts; it improves your skills in life and brings joy to your soul. Join us in our education programs and be changed by the performing arts: grow your confidence, connect with a community, develop a new hobby, and discover professionals ready to enhance your life.

All programs have moved ONLINE and are developed and run by Dragon’s Education Director Justine Bechler. Please email her with questions.

 

Upcoming Adult Classes

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Advanced Scene Study

Sharpen your acting skills in an advanced class focusing on scene work! This class is geared for those with prior experience to allow actors to move beyond the basics and dive deeper into their roles and relationships. A virtual showcase for invited family and friends will be held separately following the course. Learn More Here

May 6 - June 10
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm PT
Hosted on Zoom
$200

Improv for Everyone (Virtual)

Our very popular Improv for Everyone course is back -- online! This course welcomes everyone: those new to Improv, seasoned improvisers, actors who want to try this genre of theater, and all those in between who just want to have fun. Learn More Here

June 23-July 28
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm PT
Hosted on Zoom
$175

Improv
In-Person

Our very popular Improv for Everyone course is back -- in-person! Join seasoned improv instructor Corinne Kason each week in-person to learn improv essentials, connect to new friends, and unleash your creativity! Learn More Here

June 26-July 31
Saturdays, 10am - 12pm PT
Hosted In-Person (pending safety regulations)
$190

Stage Combat Workshop

This class will cover basic techniques needed to create a safe and effective fight for the stage. Students learn the basic aspects of unarmed stage combat, falling, knaps, punches, kicks, etc. This online workshop gets you up and on your feet practicing stage combat! Learn More Here

July 10
Saturday, 10am - 12:30pm PT
Hosted on Zoom
$40

An Actor Prepares

Explore how to both embody and attune to the psychology of a character in creating a role. This work cultivates physical awareness, a sense of play, and the courage to take risks! The course culminates in a virtual show and share. Whether you are new to acting or a seasoned performer, this is a safe place to explore and create! Learn More Here

July 22 - September 9
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm PT
Hosted on Zoom
$200

Virtual Writers Cafe

Do you miss being able to write in cafes, surrounded by the aroma of coffee and the companionable tapping of fingers on keys? Come write with playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman on Zoom every Saturday morning. Learn More Here

Saturdays, Ongoing
10:00am - 12:00pm
Hosted on Zoom
FREE

10 Ways to Get a Laugh

This is a practical course focusing on humor in plays, movies, web content, and television. Through case studies, discussion sections, and practical exercises, students learn ten distinct ways to earn the laugh in these 5 pre-recorded lectures.
Learn More Here

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Meet our Instructors

Corinne Kason
Instructor: Improv for Everyone
Joshua Waterstone
Instructor: Meisner Technique, An Actor Prepares, Advanced Scene Study, Stage Combat
Bridgette Dutta Portman
Instructor, Essential Elements of Playwriting & Drop-In Writer's Cafe

Upcoming Youth Programs

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Theatre Camp

3 Weeks, Grades K-5

Learn, play, grow, and perform this summer in RWCYT’s Theatre Camp for grades K-5! Students in this program will experience all the elements of theatre by putting on a play from the initial idea through the final performance!

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm PT
June 21 - July 9 / July 19 - August 6
In-Person in Redwood City
$1440/Student

Theatre Conservatory

3 Weeks, Grades 6-12

Design, produce, and perform a play this summer in RWCYT’s Theatre Conservatory! Students in this program will experience all the elements of theatre by putting on a play from the initial design through the final performance!

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm PT
June 21 - July 9 / July 19 - August 6
In-Person in Redwood City
$1440/Student

Intro to Arts Camp

1 Week, Grades 3-8

Dive into a variety of art forms and explore the diversity of artistic expression! Workshops in an array of mediums will give students the opportunity to experience the breadth of art forms and be inspired by the arts!

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm PT
July 12 – 16
In-Person in Redwood City
$480/Student

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Looking for something else?

Looking for private coaching or another kind of assistance? Check out Dragon Theatrical Services, and let us tailor your training to your specific goals!

Looking for classes perfect for the kids and teens in your life? Look no further than the Dragon's sister organization, Redwood City Youth Theatre!

Looking to bring the Dragon experience to your community? Look no further than our outreach offerings for youth and adults!