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Orbit’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 17-May 17

Instructor- Tatom Pender and Orbit Staff

 

This exciting new 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 taught by multiple Orbit Staff members and guest artists, but will be led by seasoned instructor and local professional actress Tatom Pender!

$125/month

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Advanced Acting– Ages 13+ 

Tuesdays  from 4:30-5:30 pm  August 15-May 22

OR

Saturdays from 11 am-12pm  August 19- May 19

Instructor- Chris Hall

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 teacher Chris Hall for the the practice of characterization, script analysis and rehearsal level improvisation by exploring truthful preparation and active approaches your work.

$62/month

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Intermediate Acting– Age 10+

Saturdays from 2pm-3pm  August 19-May 19

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.

$62/month

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Advanced Acting Ages 13+ 

Tuesdays  from 4:30-5:30 pm  August 15-May 22

Instructor- Chris Hall

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 teacher Chris Hall for the the practice of characterization, script analysis and rehearsal level improvisation by exploring truthful preparation and active approaches your work.

$62/month

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Improv Technique and TROUPE- Ages 13+

Wednesdays- 6:30pm-8pm  August 16- May 23

Instructor- Marc Middlebrooks

Joing experienced improvisationalist and hilarious actor Marc Middlebrooks 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, Marc 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!

$85/month

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 Musical Theatre

TRIPLE T TRAINING PROGRAM Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 5pm-8:30 pm-  August 16-May 23

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!!

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BEGINNING TO BUILD YOUR AUDITION BOOK Ages 10-15

Thursdays from 5pm-6pm  August 17-December 14

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!

$62/month

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BUILD YOUR BEST AUDITION BOOK Ages 13+

Saturdays from 10am-11am  August 19-December 16 (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!

$62/month

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Tap Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm Sept 20 – May 23

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.

$62/month

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

Thursdays  from 5pm-6pm-August 17-May 17

OR

Saturdays from 9am-10am- August 19-May 19

Instructor- Antwan Sessions

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.

$62/month

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Musical Theatre Dance Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm August 16-May 23

Instructor- Jillian Hanes-Murray

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.

$62/month

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Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance Technique-Ages 13+

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30- August- 15-May 22

(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

$62/month

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Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance Technique-Ages 13+

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30- August 15-May 27

(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

$62/month

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Orbit College Preparatory Program-Ages 16+

Mondays from 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning August 14

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 chris@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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Home School

Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance Technique- Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm- August 16-May 23

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

$62/month

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Modern Dance Technique– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm- August 16-May 23

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

$62/month

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Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance Technique– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm- August 16-May 23

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

$62/month

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Acting for Home School Students– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm- August 16-May 23

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.

Instructor- Orbit Staff

$62/month

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