After a spring hunkered down in isolation, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre will help families kick their kids’ summer into high gear with the 2020 Summer Academy, offered July 6 through August 7 in an abbreviated format with strict protocols to ensure a safe environment.
The CTC’s Summer Academy, which traditionally is a two-month program with full-capacity classes, is set for a limited run of five weeks with half-day sessions only in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Classes will be limited to 10 students, with no interaction between classes.
Sessions, typically offered to K-12, will be available to students in grades 4-12 only to ensure compliance with physical distancing.
The first sessions begin July 6, with separate offerings for grades 4-6 and grades 7-12. Other sessions begin July 13, July 27, and August 3.
A slate of 14 classes includes Acting the Script, Acting Fundamentals, Play Writing, Practice to Performance, The Play’s the Thing, Movement for Actors, Theatre Games, Acting Shakespeare, and Acting Through the Ages. Each class’s curriculum lays a foundation and provides opportunities for students to learn and grow in the theatre arts.
To ensure the health and safety of students and staff, the CTC has adopted the following procedures:
Admission to the Summer Academy is by reservation only. Because schedules may be subject to change, advance reservations are required but fee payments will not be due until the first day of class.
The CTC closed its doors March 13 following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, and the Summer Academy offering to families represents Phase 1 of the theatre’s reopening. Phase 2 is still under development.
For details about Summer Academy curriculum, grade levels, hours, and fees, visit TheatreCentre.com/learn/summer-academy. For more information, email Education Director Chuck Tuttle at [email protected].
Posted June 12, 2020