Remote Learning

There’s no need to take remote learning sitting down!

Get Connected – Get Moving – Get Creative with Studio East Online Classes

For over 27 years, Studio East has delivered best-in-class training in the performing arts and live theater to children in the Greater Seattle area. Tapping the most talented teaching artists from Seattle’s rich theater community, our classes and camps serve thousands of students annually– age 4 through 19. Our programs develop resilience, empathy and discipline, all wrapped in the joy and creativity of the performing arts!

Now, any student across North America can GET CONNECTED, GET MOVING and GET CREATIVE through our ONLINE classes and ONLINE Summer camps. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, our teaching team rapidly pivoted to Remote Learning and now stand ready to leverage their expertise to inspire your student to develop a wide array of theater skills, all from the safety of their home.

Our Online Classes develop skills in: Drama Techniques and Acting Skills, Dance and Creative Movement, Acting for the Camera, Playwriting and Podcasting, Dialects and Improvisation, and more!

Studio East’s Remote Learning programming will connect students and teachers through video conferencing and shared storage. Before classes begin, you will receive an email with links to the video conference and a share drive where all class documents will be stored.

With the online platform we are able accept more students than a traditional class and therefore are reducing our tuition prices for these programs.  Please be aware that tuition payments still provide much needed support for our teaching artists and Studio East.

Still have some questions? Please let us know how our Teaching Team can understand your student’s needs better – Email Corey Dunne, Educator Director

And be sure to check out our Summer Camps – online through July 17th!

Our Online Classes

+ Free Workshops

AGECLASSDAYTIMEDATESINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTIONCODETuitionREGISTRATION
PreK-2ndStory Time with Studio EastTUES & FRI10:00AM-10:30AM3/31-6/16Emily BeckleyJoin us for this free creative drama experience. Each class we'll read a book, sing songs, and play imagination games. Sign up for just one, or join us every week as we explore our bodies, voices, and imaginationsS20SSBFREE
Donations accepted
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+ Week-Long Classes

K-2nd Grade

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K-2ndCreative MovementM-F12:00PM-1:00PM5/18-5/22Matthew LangCreate your own movement masterpieces in this active and imaginative remote dance class. Students will explore many styles of dance to keep their bodies moving and their minds focused. The end result will be a dance piece for students to perform for the family in the living room and for grandma on skype!S20SDC4$75REGISTER NOW
K-2ndPlay Creation: Fairy Tale AdventuresM-F4:00PM-5:30PM5/25-5/29Megan ConnellGrab all your stuffies and toys: it's time to create theatre in our bedrooms! Through dramatic play, improvisation, and imagination games we will explore drama technique and acting skills in this fun, lively remote acting class. Then we'll work together to create our own amazing original play to be performed virtually by our intrepid actors and their stuffed sidekicks.S20SPC5$100REGISTER NOW
K-2ndCreative Movement: Monster MashM-F11:00AM-12:00PM6/1-6/5Matthew LangCreate your own movement masterpieces in this active and imaginative remote dance class. Students will explore many styles of dance to keep their bodies moving and their minds focused. The end result will be a dance piece for students to perform for the family in the living room and for grandma on skype!S20SDC5$75REGISTER NOW
K-2ndPlay Creation: Stuffies Unite!M-F4:00PM-5:30PM6/8-6/12Megan ConnellGrab all your stuffies and toys: it's time to create theatre in our bedrooms! Through dramatic play, improvisation, and imagination games we will explore drama technique and acting skills in this fun, lively remote acting class. Then we'll work together to create our own amazing original play to be performed virtually by our intrepid actors and their stuffed sidekicks.S20SPC6$100REGISTER NOW
K-2ndCreative Movement: Fairy Tale AdventuresM-F1:00PM-2:00PM6/15-6/19Matthew LangCreate your own movement masterpieces in this active and imaginative remote dance class. Students will explore many styles of dance to keep their bodies moving and their minds focused. The end result will be a dance piece for students to perform for the family in the living room and for grandma on skype!S20SDC6$75REGISTER NOW

3rd-5th Grade

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3rd-5thPlay CreationM-F1:00PM-2:30PM5/18-5/22Kaysy OstromStarting from scratch, we’ll use our imaginations to create wacky new characters and the story that combines them all! We’ll write our own script, practice speaking the important lines that tell the story, add props and costumes found at home, and finally present our creation for family via Zoom on Friday.S20SPCB$100REGISTER NOW
3rd-5thDialectsM-F2:30PM-4:00PM5/25-5/29Buddy ToddOpen up what kinds of characters you can play by mastering a dialect! A dialect can tell you so many things about a person from geography, time period, culture, personality and more. This class will break down the vocal techniques that will help you master a dialect. In this course we’ll start with Cockney, then move onto French, then deep South.S20SDI3$100REGISTER NOW
3rd-5thImprovM-F1:00PM-2:30PM6/1-6/5Kim DouthitHave fun with the exciting world of improvisation! Students will learn about thinking fast on their feet, working as an ensemble, creating stories and performing improv in front of others. They will learn to take risks and not be afraid of something flopping. A great way to build confidence! S20SI2$100REGISTER NOW
3rd-5thMad Libs TheaterM-F10:30AM-12:00PM6/8-6/12Brad WalkerStarting with Mad Libs, we’ll create a wacky script and use our imaginations to create new characters. At the end of the wee we'll add props and costumes found at home and present our creation to friends and family via Zoom.S20SML2$100REGISTER NOW
3rd-5thStorytellingM-F2:30PM-4:00PM6/15-6/19Kim DouthitHow do you tell a great story? This class will break down how great storytellers use voice and body to create characters and mood. Looking at different types of storytelling we'll hear stories and then create our own in this engaging online drama class.S20SST$100REGISTER NOW

4th-8th Grade

AGECLASSDAYTIMEDATESINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTIONCODETUITIONREGISTRATION
4th-8thMonologue Audition BookM-F4:00PM-5:30PM5/18-5/22Vincent OrduñaEvery theatre performer needs an audition book that shows their strengths and versatility. In this interactive remote theatre class students will work togther and with the instructor to put together audition books with monologes for all kinds of shows. S20SMB2$100REGISTER NOW
4th-8thCharacter Development & D&DM-F10:30AM-12:00PM5/25-5/29Brad WalkerGo on an epic quest while strengthening your acting skills in this remote drama class that pairs drama with the collaborative fantasy story-telling game Dungeons and Dragons. Using the D&D model you'll create a hero with a backstory. Then your drama instructor will guide you on how to bring that character to life using acting techniques, improv skills, and game play. Finally, we'll put our new skills to the test as we play a virtual game of Dungeons and Dragons together. S20SCD2$100REGISTER NOW
4th-8thCostuming 101M-F2:30PM-4:00PM6/1-6/5Stephanie HolserGo behind the scenes and into the costume shop with this one-week Costuming 101 class. We'll explore what it takes to design and create costumes for a play or musical.S20SC$100REGISTER NOW
4th-8thPlaywritingM-F1:00PM-2:30PM6/8-6/12Kaysy OstromBecome a playwright in just 5-days in this fun, interactive remote creative writing class. It won't be all writing: students will play drama games that will fuel writing prompts as they slowly work their way up from writing monologues to scenes to full plays! They'll have fun acting out new characters, reading scripts, giving feedback, and creating fantastic original plays.S20SPW2$100REGISTER NOW
4th-8thActing Through SongM-F4:00PM-5:30PM6/15-6/19Savannah Lynn BradyHow do you tell a meaningful story through song? In this musical theatre virtual acting class we'll break down a song starting with the lyrics, adding character, vocal technique, and movement to tell lovely stories through song. Students will get to choose their own songs to work through for a beautiful final showcase. S20SAS2$100REGISTER NOW

6th-12th Grade

AGECLASSDAYTIMEDATESINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTIONCODETUITIONREGISTRATION
6th+Podcasting 101M-F10:30AM-12:00PM5/18-5/22Kim DouthitWhat makes a good podcast? Students will learn how to create their very own! From creating a structure, recording, editing and posting! They will also work on vocal technique as they create thier debut show.S20SP2$100REGISTER NOW
6th+ImprovM-F1:00PM-2:30PM5/25-5/29Kim DouthitHave fun with the exciting world of improvisation! Students will learn about thinking fast on their feet, working as an ensemble, creating stories and performing improv in front of others. They will learn to take risks and not be afraid of something flopping. A great way to build confidence! S20SI1$100REGISTER NOW
6th+Scene StudyM-F4:00PM-5:30PM6/1-6/5Nathan DrackettHow do you tackle a scene? What are the components that make up a scene & how do you identify them? How do you work with your acting partner? Using excerpts from selected plays we will explore how to use the dramatic structure of a scene and given text on the page to break open a scene and build the honest character connections needed to create great work.S20SSS2$100REGISTER NOW
6th+Commercials to Movies 2M-F2:30PM-4:00PM6/8-6/12Kim DouthitThis is an advanced acting for the camera class for serious students of TV and film acting. This is particularly good for students who have acted on camera, and want to improve their skills. Students will have a chance to be on camera, watch their performance and the performances of the other students, and work with a variety of genres.S20SCM2$100REGISTER NOW
6th+PlaywritingM-F10:30AM-12:00PM6/15-6/19Kaysy OstromBecome a playwright in just 5-days in this fun, interactive remote creative writing class. It won't be all writing: students will play drama games that will fuel writing prompts as they slowly work their way up from writing monologues to scenes to full plays! They'll have fun acting out new characters, reading scripts, giving feedback, and creating fantastic original plays.S20SPW3$100REGISTER NOW

+ Twice-A-Week Classes

3rd-5th Grade

AGECLASSDAYTIMEDATESINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTIONCODETUITIONREGISTRATION
6th-12thContemporary ShakespeareTues & Thurs1:00PM-2:30PM5/26-6/18Gilly KelleherThe Bard is everywhere in modern pop culture! In this interactive online class we’ll look at Shakespeare’s classic plays right next to their modern adaptations from movies, podcasts, web series and more as we grow a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s text and how it is adapted for a modern world. S20SCS$150REGISTER NOW
3rd-5thActing 1Mon & Wed1:00PM-2:30PM5/25-6/19Megan ConnellThis class is intended for students with little formal acting training, and will provide them with the tools they need for a strong foundation in acting. They will learn basic theater terminology and the elements of CROW, while creating a strong ensemble and encouraging environment in which to play!S20SA1B$150REGISTER NOW

4th-8th Grade

AGECLASSDAYTIMEDATESINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTIONCODETUITIONREGISTRATION
4th-8thCold ReadingsT/R1:00PM-2:30PM4/27-5/22Gilly KelleherCold reading is an essential component of any actor’s training. This class covers essential skills that can be developed for use in any audition situation. Learn how to take apart new material quickly and work on-the-spot to create character and tell the story.S20SCR$150REGISTER NOW

6th-12th Grade

AGECLASSDAYTIMEDATESINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTIONCODETUITIONREGISTRATION
6th+Contemporary ShakespeareTues & Thurs1:00PM-2:30PM5/25-6/19Gilly KelleherThe Bard is everywhere in modern pop culture! In this interactive online class we’ll look at Shakespeare’s classic plays right next to their modern adaptations from movies, podcasts, web series and more as we grow a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s text and how it is adapted for a modern world. S20SCS$150REGISTER NOW

Information About Our Classes

+ Registration Info

Registration

While the Studio East offices are closed, all registration will be processed online. Please click on the link next to the class you want to register for to access the online registration page.

If you have any issues or questions about registration, please email info@studio-east.org.

 

Emergency/Medical and Financial Aid Forms

Because all classes are currently meeting remotely, we are not requiring emergency forms. In order to create a successful learning experience for all students, you will be asked to include any behavioral/medical information at registration.

Studio East has a Scholarship Fund which allows us to give partial scholarships.

Downloadable Financial Aid Form

*Please note that browsers react to forms differently. We recommend you download the form to your device, fill in, save, and then transmit or print.

After completing your financial aid form, please save and email to info@studio-east.org

Important Information About Registering

We will confirm your registration by email or phone within 3 business days of receipt of payment.

+ Policies

Policies for Remote Learning

Payment Policy

1.) Full tuition is due at the time of registration.
2.) We will not process your payment until the class has met its minimum enrollment.
3.) Our registrar will advise you when class is a “go” (or cancelled) and we will then process payment or shred your payment information.

If class cancelled by Studio East: Full refund.

Drop before 1st class: Full refund, less $25.

Drop after 1st class: You will be charged the value of one session of class plus $25. The balance will be refunded or may be held as a credit which expires one year from the start date of the class for which you registered.

Drop after 2nd class: No refund, but 50% of total class tuition will be held as a credit which expires one year from the start date of the class for which you registered.

Drop after 3rd class: No refund or credit.

+ FAQs

Q: My child is just outside the posted range for a particular class, but I think they’d be an excellent addition to that group. What can I do?

Occasionally the Education Director will make age exceptions for classes. Social maturity and skill level are important factors to consider when making the best choice for your child. Age ranges are set to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved. Please talk with the Education Director if you have any questions.

Q: What is your attendance policy?

We expect all students to be in class regularly, arriving and departing on time.  If you foresee a conflict with a class, please contact the Education Director to talk through options in order to ensure a successful experience for your student, as well as their classmates.

Q: Who are the Instructors?

You can find photos and biographies of our instructors by going to the page of the camp or class that you are interested in and clicking on the Instructor’s name link below the class description. All of our Instructors are passionate about working with young people and sharing their expertise in the performing arts. We run Washington State background checks annually on all of our Instructors, and of course check references before hiring. Most of our Instructors have been teaching for more than five years. Many have Master’s degrees and/or teaching certificates, and most are Teaching Artists – active performers as well as Instructors.

Q: What kinds of Financial Aid or Work Study opportunities are available for Studio East programs?

We understand that not all families can afford full tuition for our programs, especially in these trying times. Studio East has a Scholarship Fund which allows us to give partial scholarships to a limited number of deserving students. Financial Aid forms are available on our website, via email and fax and in person at our office. If your family will require financial assistance to participate in our classes, please submit your completed Financial Aid Form to the front office as soon as possible.

Please also check out our pay-what-you can program options for enriching arts experiences.

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