Classes

Orbit Jr.

The Orbit Junior program offers fun and exciting classes for kids ages 5 through the fifth 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.

Acting

Acting OUT

Acting Out: Ages 7-10

Let’s go deeper! In this class, we focus on self-discovery, collaboration, and creation to grow your elementary aged actor into a budding professional. Students of varying levels and backgrounds join us in learning more about the art of acting through creativity and collaboration.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

On Camera 9-12

On Camera 9-12

On Camera 101 will be an ongoing class for brand new screen talents as well as novices that want to touch up on their skills in front of the camera. From cold-reading exercises, eye lines, hitting marks, audition prep and even an end of semester video showcase and feedback panel. You’ll be able to take your clips home every week and watch your growth. Learn while working and learn while watching. Students will perform in front of the camera every week receiving feedback from our instructor(s) and taking direction. When not performing all other students will watch live in person as well as via monitor to see what the notes are doing in real time.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

PLAYground: Ages 5–7

PLAYground

Come aboard this fun, exploratory experience for primary aged students through first grade! Let’s learn the basics of acting while concentrating on building each student’s individual imagination and creativity to create unlimited adventure.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Prep Track

MT Prep Track

If you are interested in becoming a triple threat, this class is for you! Come explore and experience musical theatre and its unique performance demands.

This class is designed to help students learn all 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 the following:

  • musical theatre dance incorporating Broadway styles
  • vocal performance
  • diction
  • theatre techniques
  • acting for the stage
  • character development
  • improvisation
  • audition techniques

The class meets on weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00pm–7:30pm and the course culminates in an informal showcase performance of material covered in class.

Entrance is by AUDITION ONLY. 

Please contact info@orbitartsacademy.com for more information.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

PLAYhouse Productions

Playhouse Productions

Does your kid love to sing, act, and dance? Do they need an outlet to shine? If so, Orbit Arts Academy is the place for you and your family! We offer a wonderful program for kids, ages 7–12, called Orbit PLAYHOUSE. These young students get to work with instructors that have worked on Broadway and beyond. Our goal is to help shape young people as performers. We believe that instilling kindness and good work ethic in children, while having a safe space for them to be creative, is the best way to nourish their joy of the arts. Come on down and let’s put on a show!

This class will meet on Sundays: 1:00pm–4:00pm or 3:00pm–6:00pm; $125/month tuition.

Entrance is by AUDITION ONLY.

Please contact info@orbitartsacademy.com for more information.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Dance

Beginner Ballet 7-10

Beginner Ballet will build on the fundamentals of classical ballet and help in developing strength, confidence, balance, and flexibility. The class will follow a professional class progression through barre work, center, and across the floor exercises.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Beginner Jazz 7-10

In this class we will focus on the basics of Jazz with center floor work as well as across the floor work and various combos applying the technique and skill taught throughout the class.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Beginner Tumbling/Acro

Beginner Tumbling/Acro

Acrobatics is used in performing arts and is a combination of flexibility, agility and bodily coordination, and is similar to the floor skills of gymnastics. It is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance and partnering work. Dancers who train in acrobatics have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.

Examples of skills that are taught and mastered in Acrobatics are:

 

 

  • Rolls (forward, backward, straddle)
  • Backbends/Walkovers/Limbers
  • Handstands & Headstands
  • Cartwheels/Roundoffs
  • Handsprings (front & back)
  • Tucks, Layouts, Twists (half & full)
  • Aerials (front & side)
  • Partnering/Stunting/Counterbalancing

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Beginner Tap

Tap Dance rudiments and technique for ages 7-10. Beginner/Intermediate.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Other

Make a Movie

Make a Movie

Make a Movie for Orbit Jr students provides an immersive introduction to the film and television industry. With a fun, hands-on approach designed to grow their self-confidence, your child will learn the technical aspects of a working set. Every child will become more comfortable in front of the camera through exploration and interactive play. Join us and watch your young actor grow!

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Production Design 7-12

Production Design 7-12

Join Anthony Galde to learn about different forms of theatre design including Costumes, Makeup, and Sets! Get ready to create in this project oriented Design Class!

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Teens/Youth

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 onstage, students have the opportunity to explore and absorb techniques to excel not only in the arts, but also in life!

Acting

Advanced Acting

Advanced Acting

Explore the fundamentals of multiple acting techniques—from Uta Hagen to Sanford Meisner and other masters of “The Method.”

A great technique is the one you create for yourself by exploring multiple roads to the truth of the moment. Learn the principles of characterization, script analysis and rehearsal-level improvisation by exploring truthful preparation and active approaches to your work.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Intermediate Acting

Intermediate Acting

Stretch and grow your natural talent by learning the fundamental tools it takes to be a successful, professional actor. In this class we will explore script analysis, stage presence, acting terminology, physicality, characterization, and improvisation to advance each student’s confidence and creativity. Let’s build on your knowledge of the basics and learn how to bring your uniqueness to every story.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

On Camera 101 13+

On Camera 101 13+

On Camera 101 will be an ongoing class for brand new screen talents as well as novices that want to touch up on their skills in front of the camera. From cold-reading exercises, eye lines, hitting marks, audition prep and even an end of semester video showcase and feedback panel. You’ll be able to take your clips home every week and watch your growth. Learn while working and learn while watching. Students will perform in front of the camera every week receiving feedback from our instructor(s) and taking direction. When not performing all other students will watch live in person as well as via monitor to see what the notes are doing in real time.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Scene Study 10+

Scene Study 10+

In this class your student will dive deeper into the nuts and bolts of putting a scene together.  This class will be an introduction to the process of preparing and rehearsing a script.  Your student will also learn to navigate working with a partner or partners, how props can add to a performance, and how the unplanned can work to their advantage.  Our goal is for the artist to find their authentic connection to each character’s experience from a place of honesty.  A commitment to rehearse with partners outside of class is required.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Improv Technique

Improv Technique

Join experienced improvisers 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 improvisation technique.

Students will learn first hand the importance of Improv. Whether it be in daily life or on the stage, thinking quick is a skill best learned early. This class will teach just that while also invoking fun and laughter through games and comedy.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Musical Theatre

Triple-T Training Program

Triple-T

The Triple-T Training program includes classes in acting, musical theatre and dance; and includes a detailed approach to acting through song with an accompanist. This program provides thorough training in all musical theatre styles and techniques. Each semester will conclude with a showcase of student work.

The class meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00pm–8:30pm.

Entrance is by AUDITION ONLY.

Please contact info@orbitartsacademy.com for more information.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Dance

Advanced Ballet

Advanced Ballet

Advance Ballet 13+ moves at a faster pace with complex combinations, which will challenge dancers’ coordination, memorization, and endurance while maintaining proper alignments and techniques. The class will follow a professional class progression through barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. It will also emphasize performance quality to assist in becoming well-rounded performers.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Hip-Hop 10+ (Mon)

From learning fun combinations inspired by the music, to finding confidence within their individuality, this hip hop class will focus on not only teaching the “dancer,” but inspiring the “person” dancing. This class will encompass a combination of street and commercial dance forms. Dancers are encouraged to wear loose clothing that makes them feel comfortable and confident, and to come to class with an open mind.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning

In this class, dancers will learn basic anatomy to understand the body better and facilitate their technique. The strength and conditioning exercises are curated based on current scientific research specialized in dancers. The class aims to improve flexibility, turn, and to jump safely.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Intermediate Tap

Tap

This class will focus on traditional Broadway style tap but also mix it up with a flare of Rhythm tap. Classic steps will be covered but also some newer non traditional tap steps will be taught. Class will move at a fast pace because it is Intermediate. Also students will learn timing and various rhythms and how to improv on the spot with tap.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Intermediate Ballet

Our Interemediate Ballet classes are beginner/intermediate level classes. You will learn the fundamentals movements, French terminology and musicality of classical ballet while focusing on proper body alignment and techniques to build a strong foundation of this dance form. The class will begin with basic barre exercises and gradually move towards the center work.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Advanced Jazz

Advanced Jazz

This class requires teacher approval. This class requires teacher approval. This class will focus on Jazz technique and learning how to apply that technique during a warm up, center floor work, across the floor and with choreography. In this class the students will learn more advanced jumps as well as turns and leaps.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Intermediate Jazz

Intermediate Jazz

In this class we will focus on the basics of Jazz with center floor work as well as across the floor work and various combos applying the technique and skill taught throughout the class.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Advanced Tap

Advanced Tap

This class will focus on traditional Broadway style tap but also mix it up with a flare of Rhythm tap. Classic steps will be covered but also some newer non traditional tap steps will be taught. Class will move at a fast pace because it is Int/Adv. Also students will learn timing and various rhythms and how to improv on the spot with tap.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Other

Intermediate On Camera Workshop

Intermediate On Camera Workshop

This 18-week On-Camera Intermediate Acting Workshop offers a full production experience for actors 13+ with some background in acting (On-Camera 101 or similar required). Dive into script analysis, character development, and scene writing in the first 6 weeks, focusing on understanding scripts and creating characters. Weeks 7-12 shift to rehearsing and refining on-camera performances, with emphasis on memorization and embodying characters. The final phase (weeks 13-18) involves hands-on filming and production, where participants act in their scenes and experience various crew roles. The course culminates in a lightly edited scene to showcase participants’ on-camera skills and production knowledge. Perfect for those looking to deepen their on-camera acting abilities and gain an understanding of film production.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling/Acro 8+

Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling/Acro 8+

Acrobatics is used in performing arts and is a combination of flexibility, agility and bodily coordination, and is similar to the floor skills of gymnastics. It is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance and partnering work. Dancers who train in acrobatics have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.

Examples of skills that are taught and mastered in Acrobatics
  • Rolls (forward, backward, straddle)
  • Backbends/Walkovers/Limbers
  • Handstands & Headstands
  • Cartwheels/Roundoffs
  • Handsprings (front & back)
  • Tucks, Layouts, Twists (half & full)
  • Aerials (front & side)
  • Partnering/Stunting/Counterbalancing

For Intermediate/Advanced, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Roundoff
  • Backbend kickover
  • Front limber
  • Walkovers

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Production Design 12+

Production Design 12+

Join Anthony Galde to learn about different forms of theatre design including Costumes, Makeup, and Sets! Get ready to create in this project oriented Design Class!

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

College Prep

Orbit College Preparatory Program

College Prep

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.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Home School

Home School Program

Home School Program

Musical Theatre Training for Home School Students! This 3 hour program will consist of jazz technique, ballet technique, strength and conditioning and additional acting and musical theatre workshop style courses. Thursday from 1pm to 4pm each week!

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Company Programs

The Orbit Company (ages 13—Gap Year), the Orbit Junior Company (ages 10–15), and the Orbit Apprentice Company (ages 10-13) 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.

Orbit Company

Orbit Company

The Orbit Company is an intense musical theatre training program for students aged 13-Gap year 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 members will participate in a fall showcase 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.

Entrance is by audition only. Call (770) 693-3641 for additional information. Auditions are in May each year.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Orbit Jr. Company

Jr. Company

The Orbit Junior Company is an intense musical theatre training program for students aged 10-15 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.

Junior Company members will participate in a fall showcase 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.

Entrance is by audition only. Call (770) 693-3641 for additional information. Auditions are in May each year.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Orbit Apprentice Company

Orbit Apprentice Company

The Orbit Apprentice Company  is an intense musical theatre training program for students age 10-13 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.

Apprentice Company members will spend the Fall season preparing for participation in a Winter musical theatre production from the canon through a Broadway licensing company. The Spring will focus on in depth acting, song approach (solo and group), and dance training culminating in a Spring showcase performance. During this time, they will receive the utmost possible training in each required musical theatre medium.

Entrance is by audition only. Call (770) 693-3641 for additional information. Auditions are in May each year.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Judine Somerville

Amazing, fabulous and great!

Working with Orbit’s staff and students is amazing, fabulous and great! I am ALWAYS impressed with the high skill level, awesome attitude and humility. The curriculum is in the pocket and the students’ material is tailored just for them. With most of the songs I find myself asking… What show is this song from?… this song is perfect for you. It starts at the top!! Both Tony and Chris are simply fantastic in their respective roles at Orbit!

Judine Somerville
Dance teacher, coach and Broadway ambassador
Rabbi Peter Berg

One of the best decisions we have ever made as parents!

Giving our son the gift of training at Orbit is one of the best decisions we have ever made as parents. Orbit provides the highest level of skills in acting, voice training, and dance; but mostly the skills that are needed to be successful in life. Tony, Chris, and the entire Orbit team change lives every single day.  Orbit is a family and being a part of it is one of our great blessings.

Rabbi Peter Berg
Orbit Parent and Community Leader