Classes

Orbit Jr.

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.

Acting

Acting OUT- Ages 7-10

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

PLAYground - Ages 5-7

PLAYground

Come aboard this fun, exploratory experience for primary aged students through 1st 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

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 with 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

Jazz 7-10

Jazz Dance classes explore contemporary and classic dance styles that draws inspiration from a wide range of music including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul and funk, trip-hop. Jazz classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by progressions across the floor, and culminates in extended dance combinations. The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical and passionate.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Tap 7-10

Tap classes focus on rhythm, musicality and timing. All classes begin with an energetic warm-up, across the floor exercises and combinations. Beginning students explore the fundamental steps of tap dance, learn tap terminology and develop the ability to maintain correct body placement.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Other

Productions Projects 7-12

Creativity and inspiration are the name of game in this fun course designed to introduce theatrical projects to young students. The course will focus on visual art, fun costuming designs, puppetry and other theatrical magic. Join artistic director Anthony Galde for this fun new class that will cover fundamentals of design for beginning artists.

$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 13+

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

The PRO-gram for Young Actors

This exciting new program is designed for young actors ages 10-18 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!

$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

Jr. Audition Prep Course

Jr. Audition Prep Course

Designed to give students confidence and integrity for auditions in musical theatre, this is a practical and fun course which helps the student investigate, select, and prepare appropriate material for various types of audition calls. Students will engage in discussion and singing preparation for songs that are chosen and suited for their strengths, as well as learn what is best suited for their individual ‘type.’ Sheet music will be selected and given to students each week in order to ‘fill their songbook’ full of musical theatre repertoire and songs for future auditions. Each student will also understand the Background of musical theatre history and appropriate audition etiquette expected of them to have successful career in the industry.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Reading Music for Actors

Reading Music

Putting on a show and being a performer takes skill. It takes dedication and practice. You can nail the dances. Your dialogue is always spot on. What are you missing?
What makes Musical Theatre so special? The music.
Knowing how to read music is so much more than just being able to sing your part! The composer gives you road map to everything you could ever need to bring the story alive. Being a great musician makes you a better performer and that much more marketable for every audition.
This class will give you all the tools to be the best musician you can. We will learn how to quickly sight read, recognize key signatures and key changes, understand how the score works for you and you for it, and so much more.
Take your training one step further and learn to be a musician today!

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Build Your Best Audition Book

Build Your Best Audition Book

Designed to give students confidence and integrity for auditions in musical theatre, this is a practical and fun course which helps the student investigate, select, and prepare appropriate material for various types of audition calls. Students will engage in discussion and singing preparation for songs that are chosen and suited for their strengths, as well as learn what is best suited for their individual ‘type.’ Sheet music will be selected and given to students each week in order to ‘fill their songbook’ full of musical theatre repertoire and songs for future auditions. Each student will also understand the Background of musical theatre history and appropriate audition etiquette expected of them to have successful career in the industry.

$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

Mock Dance Audition 10+

Auditioning is a skill just like acting, singing and dancing. Why not practice auditioning? Just like everything else, the more you audition the better you get at it! You get more comfortable and learn your strengths, weaknesses and what you can do better next time. So much of this business is auditioning and so much of your time will be spent auditioning. It’s crucial to know how to “sell yourself” in the best way possible. Students will participate in various “practice auditions.” Everything will be treated like an audition from when they walk into the room to when they leave. They will be taught choreography quickly and be broken into groups. It will be their responsibility to come warmed up and ready as if it were an actual audition. Feedback will be given and they’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and go over the do’s and don’t of auditioning. We will discuss audition attire and the best things to wear so you feel comfortable and confident going into your audition. This class will help better prepare you for the rigorous process of musical theater auditions and what will be expected of you as a professional!

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

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 Ballet

Intermediate Ballet 13+ will build on the fundamentals of classical ballet with more challenging combinations while 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

Advanced Jazz

Advanced Jazz

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

Intermediate Tap 12+

Tap

Tap Dance rudiments and technique for ages 12+ for beginner/intermediate dancers.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Other

Production Design

Production Design

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 Jazz

Home School Jazz

Jazz Dance Technique for Home School Students.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Home School Modern

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.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

FALL Home School Beginner Ballet

Beginner Ballet Technique for Home School Students.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Home School Ballet

Home School Ballet

Ballet Dance Technique for Home School Students.

$XX/month

Instructor:
XXXX

Company/Jr. Company

The Orbit Company (ages 13—Gap Year) 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.

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

Nick Adams

The leading musical theatre training ground in Atlanta.

I’ve worked with their students in class and professionally and they are always a cut above!

Nick Adams
Broadway actor, singer, and dancer
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