The Orbit Junior Program offers fun and exciting classes for Kids ages 3 through the 5th grade who want to explore, create, and find their inner performer. This is a great place for kids to jump in with both feet and spread their wings in the Arts. It has been proven time and again that the performing arts develops physical skills, cognitive and critical thinking ability, social skills and breeds art and creativity, personal achievement, and self- esteem in the lives of children.


 

 

Orbit Jr. PLAYGROUND!

“The Playground” is designed to be just that…a fun, tactile and exploratory experience for primary aged students through the 1st grade. The major emphasis is placed on using the imagination to create unlimited adventure.

Ages 5-7

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm August 15- December 19

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Thursdays from 4pm-5pm August 16- December 13

Instructor- Tatom Pender

Creating an inspired story line, learning to memorize a script, building a set and performing an original play are just a few of the exciting aspects to this course designed for older explorers. Through music, movement and active play students learn stage directions, character development and acting terms while engaging in imaginative story-telling.

$65/month

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Acting Out

Designed for students ages 7-10, this program continues the creative journey and encourages young performers to stretch their imaginations and develop their own special abilities. This is a great platform for students of varying levels and backgrounds to explore the arts, learn self-discipline, and the value of team work.

Ages 7-10

Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm August 15 – December 19

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm August 11- December 15

Instructor- Tatom Pender

This fun and discovery-oriented class for elementary aged students will focus on a more in depth approach to using imagination and critical thinking skills to develop characters and cohesive story telling.  Learning to memorize a script, building a set and performing an original play are just a few of the exciting aspects to this course.  Each student will learn stage directions, improvisation, character development, and acting terms through interactive play with music, text, their voices, and their imaginations.

$65/month

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Ages 7-10-Advanced

Thursdays from 5pm-6pm August 16-December 13

Instructor- Tatom Pender

Through upbeat and fun voice and movement, story-telling and creative visualization the young performer will learn foundational acting techniques which will serve them well as actors and as students of the world! The skills developed in this class translate well from the stage/set to the classroom with focus on confidence, eye-contact, control over the body, use of space, cooperation and creative thinking.

$65/month

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*Prerequisite- One previous semester of Acting Out for beginners or equivalent training from an alternate acting class.

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Musical Theatre!

Musical Theatre Prep Track– Ages 7-12- AUDITION/APPOINTMENT ONLY

Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm August 15 – May 22

Instructor- Jillian Hanes-Murray

If you are interested in becoming a triple threat, this class is for you! Come explore & experience Musical Theatre and its unique performance demands. This class is designed to help students learn all of the essentials of musical theatre in a fun, creative and supportive environment. It will teach the fundamentals of using drama, song and dance to create characters and tell a story. Become a more versatile performer while studying Musical Theatre Dance incorporating Broadway styles,Vocal Performance, Diction, Theatre Techniques, Acting for the Stage, Character Development, Improvisation and Audition Techniques.

The course culminates with an informal showcase performance of material covered in class.

$99/month

Audition and Appointment only- Please call the Orbit Office at 770-693-3641 or email info@orbitartsacademy.com for an entrance audition for Fall.

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Orbit PLAYhouse Productions!– Ages 7-12

Saturdays -from 10 am-1pm August 11 – December 15

Instructor- Tony Galde, Brian Ocfemia, Chris Hall and guest directors

Students audition early in the semester and mount, rehearse and perform a FULL Musical! Past shows have included Disney Aladdin, Seussical Jr, Disney The Jungle Book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Elf Jr, 101 Dalmatians, Honk Jr and The AristoCATS!

 

 

 

 

 

$99/month

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Dance!

The Dance Factor!- Musical Theatre Dance– Ages 7-10

(Beginner Level)

Thursdays from 4pm-5pm August 16-May 16

Instructor- Payton Pritchett

Let’s get ready to MOVE before ACTING OUT class! Students will be given nuts and bolts training in each dance medium. Ballet, Jazz, Tap as well as modern and musical theatre dance. This is a great beginning dance class for children and provides them with the needed skills to move into our more advanced musical theatre programs!

$65/month

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Orbit Teen LogoOrbit’s Teen/Youth division caters to students ages 10 and up who are ready to take their creative training to the next level. The program is designed to be fun and exciting while giving students a taste of all of the elements of the performing arts. From On-Camera to On-Stage students have the opportunity to explore and absorb techniques to excel not only in the arts, but in life!


Acting

The PRO-gram for young actors– Ages 10-13

Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00 pm -August 16-May 16

Instructor- Tatom Pender

 

This exciting program is designed for young actors ages 10-13 who are interested in taking their overall training to the next level. The course will cover all advanced acting fundamentals in characterization, script analysis, body and voice work, improvisation and multiple other performance techniques for stage and on-camera.  Perfect for students who want to make ACTING their prime focus for stage work and for the expanding Atlanta Film Market. This course will be led by seasoned instructor and local professional actress Tatom Pender!

$125/month

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ActingAges 10-13

Mondays from 5:30pm-6:30 pm -August 13-May 20

Instructor- Orbit Staff

To become a real actor, you have to have the fundamental tools it takes to be successful. In this introductory class we will cover stage presence, acting terminology, voice and speech, actor physicality and characterization.  From On-Camera to Theatre, understanding the basics and how to bring your “self” to every character is vital and is the true “fun” of acting.  Learn about yourself….Learn about working in the industry….but most importantly…. Learn to ACT…really.

$65/month

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Intermediate Acting– Age 10+

Saturdays from 2pm-3pm  August 11-May 18

Instructor- Tatom Pender

To become a real actor, you have to have the fundamental tools it takes to be successful. In this introductory class we will cover stage presence, acting terminology, voice and speech, actor physicality and characterization.  From On-Camera to Theatre, understanding the basics and how to bring your “self” to every character is vital and is the true “fun” of acting.  Learn about yourself….Learn about working in the industry….but most importantly…. Learn to ACT…really.

$65/month

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Advanced Scene Study– Ages 13+ 

 

Wednesday from 5 pm-6:30pm  August 15- May 22

Instructor- Chris Hall

Take your acting chops to the next level by exploring active scene work through research, analysis, characterization and approach to periods and styles. Experienced acting instructor and Orbit Co-Founder Chris Hall will lead students through a year long course in honing acting process specifically geared at scene performance. Exercises and rehearsal techniques will center around partnering and truthful response with the goal of “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances” within the confines of a written/published scene. Attendance agreement and contract with instructor is required for this course as well as a previous advanced acting class at Orbit or a comparable studio.

$99/month

 

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Advanced Acting– Ages 13+ 

 

Saturdays from 11 am-12pm  August 11- May 18

Instructor- Brad Bass/Orbit Staff

Explore the fundamentals of multiple acting techniques borrowing from Sandford Meisner, Uta Hagen and even a little “method” here and there. A great ‘technique’ is the technique you create for yourself by exploring multiple roads to the “truth of the moment”. Join experienced teachers for the the practice of characterization, script analysis and rehearsal level improvisation by exploring truthful preparation and active approaches your work.

$65/month

 

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 Advanced Acting Ages 13+ 

Tuesdays  from 4:30-5:30 pm  August 14-May 21

Instructor- Brad Bass/Orbit Staff

Explore the fundamentals of multiple acting techniques borrowing from Sandford Meisner, Uta Hagen and even a little “method” here and there. A great ‘technique’ is the technique you create for yourself by exploring multiple roads to the “truth of the moment”. Join experienced teachers for the the practice of characterization, script analysis and rehearsal level improvisation by exploring truthful preparation and active approaches your work.

$65/month

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Improv Technique and TROUPE- Ages 13+

Wednesdays- 6:30pm-8pm  August 15- May 22

Instructor- Orbit Staff

Joing experienced improvisationalists for the nuts and bolts of comic improvisation, basic improv platforms and other short and long form techniques. Through exercises, games, and activities designed to stretch the imagination, the instructor will lead each student individually and this class collectively towards a mastery of improvisational technique. The class will begin with basic instruction and then blossom into a full-fledged performance troupe providing monthly shows for the Sandy Springs community and beyond!

$89/month

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 Musical Theatre

TRIPLE T TRAINING PROGRAM Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 5pm-8:30 pm-  August 15-May 22

Instructors- Chris Hall, Anthony Galde, Jillian Hanes-Murray, Tatom Pender, Shane Simmons

AUDITION ONLY!– Please contact the Orbit Office.

The Triple “T” Training program includes classes in acting, musical theatre dance and a detailed approach to acting through song with an accompanist. This programs provides in depth and thorough training in all musical theatre styles and techniques. Each semester will conclude with a Fall and Spring Showcase of student work. Perfect for students interested in taking their musical theatre training to a more challenging level!!

$199/month

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BUILD YOUR BEST AUDITION BOOK Ages 13+

Saturdays from 10am-11am  August 11-December 15 (Fall Semester Only)

Instructor- Shane Simmons

Work with our talented Staff accompanist and long time musical director Shane Simmons on choosing the right audition material for yourself, making cuts to your music and the tools that will make you successful when entering the room when it really counts! A truly unique course for the serious musical theatre student!

$65/month

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Tap Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm August 15 – May 22

Instructor- Carson Hobbs

Tap Dance rudiments and technique for ages 12+. Beginner/Intermediate.

Carson Hobbs was in Broadway’s hit show, WICKED, as the Witch’s Mother, and performed nationally on tour and in several regional productions (A Chorus Line, Footloose, The Full Monty, 42nd Street). Her TV and commercial credits include One Life to Live, The Today Show, ESPN, Toys R Us, Bell South, Mastercard, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Inside Edition, and Dance Spirit Magazine. She has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Dallas Ballet Center, and StageCoach (LA), as well as many studios in the Southeast.

$65/month

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The Dance Factor-Musical Theatre Dance– Ages 10 and up

Thursdays  from 5pm-6pm-August 16-May 16

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Saturdays from 9am-10am- August 11-May 18

Instructor- Antwan Sessions/Orbit Staff

A fast paced course for beginning or intermediate students. Instructor Antwan Sessions uses the basics of ballet, jazz, and modern styles and combines them into a musical theatre course in dance style.

$65/month

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Musical Theatre Dance Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm August 15-May 22

Instructor- Jillian Hanes-Murray and Carson Hobbs

A fast paced course for beginning or intermediate students. Instructor and Orbit’s Lead Choreographer Jillian Hanes-Muray uses the basics of ballet, jazz, and modern styles and combines them into a musical theatre course in dance style.

$65/month

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Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance Technique-Ages 13+

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30- August- 14-May 21

(All skill levels)

A great ballet technique is the FOUNDATION for every good dancer and musical theatre performer. Come and get the basics of ballet training or explore your technique further in this detail oriented class with instructor Antwan Sessions!

Instructor- Antwan Sessions

$65/month

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Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance Technique-Ages 13+

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30- August 14-May 21

(Intermediate skill level)

A fast paced course for beginning or intermediate students. Instructor Antwan Sessions uses the basics of ballet, jazz, and modern styles and combines them into a musical theatre course in dance style.

Instructor- Antwan Sessions

$65/month

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Orbit College Preparatory Program-Ages 16+

Mondays from 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning August 13

Rising Juniors and Seniors and gap year students only

Designed for students in their junior and senior year of high school, this 2 hour intensive program will aid young actors in choosing material for auditions for collegiate and University BFA and BA programs in Acting and Musical Theatre. Staff will provide coaching and assistance on song cuts, monologues and interviews. Opportunities for college application counseling will also be available as well as special guest presenters. If you are a rising junior or senior interested in auditioning for college theatre and acting programs, please contact the Orbit office by calling 770-693-3641 or emailing info@orbitartsacadmey.com. A staff member can assist you with registration for this particular course.

Instructor- Anthony Galde and Chris Hall

$100/month

 

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Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance Technique- Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm- August 15-May 22

Mr. Orlando Molina is an ABT Certified Teacher with extensive international dance education, stage performance, and teaching experience. He received his Diploma as a Dancer/Teacher from the Cuban School of Ballet and joined the Ballet Clasico de la Habana where he toured internationally. He moved to Peru and worked with the Ballet School of Chiclayo and I.N.C. School of Ballet, later assuming the role of Ballet Master. He then joined the Ballet Municipal de Lima as a principal dancer and later performed with the Cleveland San Jose Ballet and Orlando Ballet. During his time with Orlando Ballet he was appointed as Ballet Master. He later served as the ballet master for the Focus Performing Arts Center and Pulse Performing Arts Studio. Orlando has extensive personal ballet coaching experience, resulting in several students reaching the finals of the Youth Grand Prix.

Instructor- Orlando Molina

$65/month

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Modern Dance Technique– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm- August 15-May 22

This course will cover the foundations of modern dance through a variety of exercises, improvisations, and movement combinations that help students gain confidence in moving their bodies in new ways. Instructor Antwan Sessions will lead students through multiple modern techniques, including Lester Horton, José Limón, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Bartenieff Fundamentals.

Instructor- Antwan Sessions

$65/month

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Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance Technique– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm- August 15-May 22

A fast paced course for beginning or intermediate students. Instructor Antwan Sessions uses the basics of ballet, jazz, and modern styles and combines them into a musical theatre course in dance style.

Instructor- Antwan Sessions

$65/month

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Orbit Company/Junior Company Training Program

 

The Orbit Company(ages 13-18) and the Orbit Junior Company (ages 10-15) are intense musical theatre training programs for students with a passion for musical theatre performance and interest in training for a possible future career in the musical theatre industry.

A serious approach to each medium (voice, acting, dance) is required as well as an interest in improving and refining overall musical theatre performance technique. Entrance is by audition only.

Company/Junior Company members will participate in a Fall Showcase of talent and a full Spring musical theatre production from the canon through a Broadway licensing company. During this time they will receive the utmost possible training in each required musical theatre medium.

All Company and Junior Company Students are required to participate in our Extended Learning program, which includes the standard 6-8 hour training program as LTR_DSC00835well as 2 elective courses (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre) and a Full week Summer Program. We encourage serious musical theatre students to train as much as possible, and Orbit is excited to offer this option of training.


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Orbit Underground LogoThe Atlanta area is teeming with possibilities in the acting, film and television industries. The market offers opportunities from being an extra, to a walk on, to making the most of launching a career in an exciting and budding new industry. Orbit’s Adult program offers beginning to intermediate actors a safe and challenging environment to explore, grow, and learn the valuable techniques it takes to become a professional.


 

Stay tuned for Orbit Underground’s Line up of 8 week classes and workshops for Adults! Courses to include On-Camera, Acting, Improv and Industry Building Skills! 

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Summer Camp 2018

Orbit offers fun-filled and educational Summer performing arts camps for kids ages 5-18. Campers have a blast and make tons of new friends. These action packed camps consist of acting, singing,dance, mime, puppetry, stage combat, musical theatre and a host of other samplings from the Orbit line-up of arts-centered activities.


Orbit Musical Theatre Production Camp! (2 weeks!) 

June 11-22 (Mon-Friday only)

9am-5pm Daily

Ages 7-13

Join Orbit for a 2 week Musical Theatre Production Camp!! Perfect for young performers who love to sing, act and dance! This 2 week day camp includes a full length performance of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. on Friday June 22!

Campers will also take classes in dance, improv, acting and an entire host of other summer activities!

$699 for two full weeks of camp!

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Orbit Performing Arts Day Camp

June  25-29

10am-3pm Daily

Ages 6-12

Get ready to have a blast at Orbit Day Camp! Join us for a creative explosion including Acting classes, Improv games, Mime, Music, Puppetry, Arts and Crafts and a ton of Outdoor Fun! Our students and parents love this active summer camp!

 

 

 

$299 Investment

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Orbit Encore Series- Staged Reading!

June  25-29

Ages 13+

Back by popular demand, Orbit’s Summer Encores series gives way to staged readings, fosters new works of theatre, and presents special projects commissioned by Orbit featuring local and Broadway talent.

This season’s offering will be a reading of the acclaimed musical RAGTIME! Students will work with experienced Orbit professionals and guests artists to mount a full scale reading with public performance.

An audition is required for this Session. Auditions will take place on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm. Please email info@orbitartsacademy.com for an audition appointment! Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting 32 bar selections. An accompanist will be provided.

 

 

$199 – Special Pricing if registered immediately after audition and acceptance.

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Orbit Teen Musical Theatre Intensive

July  9-13

9am-5pm Daily

Ages 13+ *

Orbit’s musical theatre Teen INTENSIVE is designed specifically for teens who love to sing, act and dance. This challenging and exuberant camp offers the highest level of training for students interested in trying musical theatre forthe first time to the more experienced performer.

The camps will include Broadway style production numbers, working on individual songs, master-classes with some of the best NYC theatre has to offer and an incredible line-up of elective choices from improv, to open mic, to dance classes. The weeks ends with an exciting Friday evening showcase!

 

 

$449.00 Investment

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Orbit BROADWAY UNIVERSITY- Residential Experience

July  15-20

Ages 13+ *

Join Orbit for an incredible week of musical theatre immersion with instructors straight from Broadway and ourfantastic Orbit musical theatre staff! This residential/overnight experience at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta provides interested students with an incredible arsenal of training in acting, dance, musical theatre song approach, improvisation, and production.

The week culminates with our annual BROADWAY UNPLUGGED concert on Saturday, July 21st.

Past guests artists have included Corey Cott, Shoshana Bean, Alice Ripley, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Lisa Howard, Laura Bell Bundy, Paige Davis, Nikki Snelson, Ben Cameron, Quentin Darrington and a host of others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

50% deposit is due at time of registration. Full payment due on or before June 15, 2018.

Cost is $1099.00 if registered before March 1st!

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Orbit FILMMAKERS ACADEMY- Residential Experience

July  15-20

Ages 13+ *

 

ORBIT Film-makers Academy is a residential, immersive program designed to cover all aspects of the art of filmmaking. This cinematic experience encompasses auditions, rehearsals and filming an original short film. Each student will be a part of the on-camera cast and will also work behind the scenes learning about cinematography, lighting, sound and other aspects of filmmaking.

Film-Makers academy will take place at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA.

 

50% deposit is due at time of registration. Full payment due on or before June 15, 2018.

Cost is $1099.00 if registered before March 1st!

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