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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 22 – May 21

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 19-May 18

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.

$68/month

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Intermediate Acting– Age 10+

Saturdays from 2:15pm-3:15pm August 17-May 16

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.

$68/month

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Improv Technique – Ages 10+

Saturdays- 2:15pm-3:15pm  August 17 – May 16

Instructor- Claudio Pestana

Join 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.

$68/month

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Advanced Acting– Ages 13+ 

Saturdays from 11 am-12pm August 17 – May 16

Instructor- Jennifer Skura

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.

$68/month

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Advanced Acting Ages 13+ 

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm August 20 – May 19

Instructor- Jennifer Skura

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.

$68/month

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Advanced Scene Study– Ages 13+ 

Wednesday from 5 pm-6:30pm August 21 – May 20

Instructor-Jennifer Skura

Take your acting chops to the next level by exploring active scene work through research, analysis, characterization and approach to periods and styles. 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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Mastering the Monologue – Ages 13+ 

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm August 20 – May 19

Instructor- Jennifer Skura

Audition Techniques for actors and singers; selecting materials; techniques for building characters and enhancing focus and presence; tips and tricks for cold readings, open calls, and commercials; culminating in a performance for invited guests.

$68/month

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 Musical Theatre

TRIPLE T TRAINING PROGRAM Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 5pm-8:30 pm- August 21 – May 20

Instructors- Chris Hall, Anthony Galde, Jillian Hanes-Murray, 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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Jr. AUDITION PREP COURSE Ages 10-13

Thursdays from 5pm-6pm August 22 – May 21

Instructor- Shane Simmons

Work with our talented Staff accompanist and longtime 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!

$68/month

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READING MUSIC FOR ACTORS Ages 12+

Mondays from 5:30-6:30 – August 19 – May 18

OR

Wednesdays from 5pm-6 pm- August 21 – May 20

Instructors- Sophia Decker

Basic Written Theory, sight singing, tonal memory and vocal technique are just a few of the incredibly useful things taught in this course! This is a great way to prepare for College entrance and for a professional musical theatre career!

$68/month

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BUILD YOUR BEST AUDITION BOOK Ages 13+

Saturdays from 10am-11am August 17 – May 16

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!

$68/month

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Dance!

Tap Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm August 21 – May 20

Instructor- Heather Moffitt

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

$68/month

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

Thursdays from 5pm-6pm-August 22 – May 21

Instructor- Yenwen Kuo

OR

Saturdays from 9am-10am- August 17 – May 16

Instructor- Antwan Sessions

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

$68/month

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Musical Theatre Dance Ages 12+

Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm August 21-May 20

Instructor- Jillian Hanes-Murray and Heather Moffitt

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.

$68/month

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Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance TechniqueAges 13+

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30- August- 20-May 19

(Beginner/Intermediate)

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 Yenwen Kuo!

Instructor- Yenwen Kuo

$68/month

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Advanced Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance Technique-Ages 13+

Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm August 20-May 19

(Advanced skill level)

A fast paced course for advanced students. Instructor Yenwen Kuo brings her unique brand of technique, bar work and body training to the more advanced ballet student.

Instructor- Yenwen Kuo

$68/month

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Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance TechniqueAges 13+

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30- August 20-May 19

(Beginner/Intermediate skill level)

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

Instructor- Ann Marie Siepe

$68/month

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Advanced Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance TechniqueAges 13+

Tuesdays from 4:30pm-5:30 pm- August 20-May 19

(Advanced skill level)

A fast paced Jazz dance course for advanced students.

Instructor- Ann Marie Siepe

$68/month

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College Prep

Orbit College Preparatory ProgramAges 16+

Mondays from 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning August 19

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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Home School

Ballet for Musical Theatre Dance Technique- Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm- August 21-May 20

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

$68/month

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Modern Dance Technique– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm- August 21-May 20

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

$68/month

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Jazz for Musical Theatre Dance Technique– Ages 10+

Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm- August 21-May 20

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

$68/month

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