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2017 FALL SEMESTER

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The DAC Applause performing arts program provides a unique opportunity for children and youth to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life through movement, speech, storytelling and character development.

For more information about classes and performances, contact Emily Simpson Grandt, DAC Applause! Program Director at emily@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 32.

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Currently accepting applications for Make Way for Mondays on Main, 2017-18

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CLICK TO READ: Welcome to Fall 2017 DAC Applause!
August 31, 2017 Newsletter

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Casting

We are so excited to present the musical Annie this holiday season, especially because it will star our very talented Applause students!  Below is information on the scheduling of auditions and rehearsals.

  • During the first 2 weeks of classes, Spot On and Somethin’ Doin’ will receive audition material, and have some time to review it with their teachers.
  • During the week of September 19-21, I will be holding auditions during class time for Annie with other DAC teachers.

  • With material provided during the first week of classes, students will audition with one of two songs, perform a short reading from the script, and demonstrate a short dance routine. Singing will be done individually, dancing will be in large groups and script reading with be done in pairs. Each student will have a chance to show us their talent, stage presence and how well they project their voice.

  • We will cast the show and inform everyone of their parts no later than Sept 25.

  • In class rehearsals for Annie begin September 26.

  • When your child receives their role, they may be happy, satisfied, or disappointed with it. Reassuring them that every role is essential in telling the story, and helping them find the thing that excites them about their part is a great way to help them remember, maintain and build their enthusiasm. We will also be talking about how to handle audition results in class.

“The DAC Applause! theatre program for kids has had a profound influence on the youth of our community.”

— Proud parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 FALL SEMESTER

Make Way …for Mondays on Main!

8th-12th graders

$395 / year (for both DAC Members & Non)
REHEARSALS: Mondays, 5:15-7:15pm on stage at DAC

  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
  • May 14, 2018

Review Rehearsal: June 6, 4-8pm  

PERFORMANCES: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30-8pm in front of Coldstone Creamery (corner of College Dr and Main Ave)

  • June 11
  • June 18
  • July 9
  • July 23
  • August 13
  • August27

This special opportunity is available for DAC Applause Students (grades 8th-12th) and Durango High School Theater Students.  During the school year, students will work with a variety of local choreographers leaning songs and dances from pop, rock, folk, contemporary, and musical theater. During the summer months, their hard work will pay off as they perform their repertoire for the public on the corner of College and Main in front of Coldstone Creamery,  two Mondays a month, June – August. The revival of Mondays on Main will be welcomed by our community and our tourists. We look forward to entertaining them all summer long!

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NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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Musical Theatre: Wee Glee

Preschool – Kindergarten
September 11–December 16, 3:15-4pm (Mondays)
$144 DAC Members / $160 Non-Members

A musical theatre class for pre-K thru kindergarten, students will play fun musical games and sing and dance to various contemporary and musical theatre songs. The students will learn a few performance pieces to be presented as an opening act for four performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s main stage season.

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Confetti

1st-2nd Graders
September 5-December 16, 3:30-4:30pm (Tuesdays)
$156 DAC Members / $174 Non-Member

A musical theatre class for 1st – 2nd graders, students will learn the basics of musical theatre through singing and dancing to various contemporary and musical theatre songs. The students will learn a few performance pieces to be presented as an opening act for four performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s mainstage season.

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Somethin’ Doin’

3rd-5th Graders
September 5-December 16
OPTION 1: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (starts Sept 5) – FULL/WAITLIST
OPTION 2: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm (starts Sept 7) – FULL/WAITLIST
$156 DAC Members / $174 Non-Member

A musical theatre class for 3rd – 5th graders, students will sing and dance their way through the ages with pop, rock, folk, and musical theatre numbers, as well as rehearse for a final production. This session will culminate in eight performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s main stage season!

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Acting

5th-8th Graders
September 11–December 11, 4-5pm (Mondays)
$200 DAC Members / $225 Non-Members

An acting class for 5th – 8th graders, students will learn the basic techniques of acting and character creation through acting games, improvisation and skill based activities. Students will focus on scene work delving into relevant issues in preteen and teen culture. This session will culminate in a final performance.

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 Spot On – FULL/WAITLIST

6th-12th graders
September 6-December 16, 4-6pm (Wednesdays)
$250 DAC Members / $280 Non-Member

A musical theatre class for 6th – 12th graders, students will sing and dance their way through the ages with pop, rock, folk, and musical theatre numbers, as well as rehearse for a final production. This session will culminate in eight performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s main stage season!

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Upcoming Performances by DAC Applause:

  • Autumn Arts Festival main stage: September 16, 10-10:30am (Spot On & Somethin’ Doin’)
  • Annie: December 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7pm / December 9 & 16 at 1pm
  • Kids Follies’: January 2018

Past Productions by DAC Applause:

THE GRUNCH

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