Performing Arts Classes

Performing Arts Classes

Oglebay Institute’s Performing Arts Department offers a series of youth theater classes each semester. Classes explore character development, stage presence & movement and voice control in a grade level based progressive format. The youth theater program is the perfect supplement to classroom teaching, allowing young thespians to hone their skills outside of school in a real theater environment.

Adult acting classes, improv and music lessons are offered periodically throughout the year.

Acting Is Believing 2 (SOLD OUT)
A second level class for any student who has completed Acting is Believing. This class focuses on scripted material. Students will be given scenes from plays and will work on voice, body language, memorization, and character analysis and perform them for family on the final day of class. Held at Towngate Theatre.

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Ages: grades 3-5
Meets: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Tim Thompson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Instant Theater
Learn to make up a scene on the spot, play improvisation games and gain skills in listening, speaking, spontaneity and trust. Held at Towngate Theatre.

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Ages: grades 6-9
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Tim Thompson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Mommy/Daddy and Me Music with Anthony Panebianco (CANCELLED)
“Mommy/Daddy and Me” allows both parent and child to be involved in musical activities together. Participate in rhythmic speech, movement, games, sing-alongs, playing un-pitched instruments, creating soundscapes, recognizing music terms, and listening to various styles of music. Experience the wonder of music first hand with your little one and, who knows, you might discover something new too! Held at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.

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Ages: 2-4 with participating adult
Meets: Mondays, 10-10:30am
Begins: Mon., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Anthony Panebianco

$60/$51 OI members

Piano Lessons with William and Barbara Hines
Mr. and Mrs. Hines, piano instructors at the former Mt. de Chantal Visitation Academy have been independent piano teachers for over 35 years. Both are active members of The National Guild of Piano Teachers and maintain studios in Caldwell and Barnesville, Ohio.

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Ages: All
Meets: Mondays: times as arranged
Begins: Mon., Mar. 20
Duration: Varies
Instructors(s): William and Barbara Hines

$720 full year, $360 half year or $80 monthly installments Sept. through May
Call 304-242-7700 to request a time.

Sing Broadway! (CANCELLED)
Students will prepare and sing solo and company numbers from famous Broadway shows and perform them in a Broadway Showcase at 2pm Saturday, March 4. Held at Towngate Theatre.

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Ages: grades 4-8
Meets: Saturdays, 1-2pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Walt Warren

$75/$63.75 OI members

Stage Craft
An introduction to materials and methods of creating sets, lighting, sound and props for the stage. Held at Towngate Theatre.

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Ages: grades 6-8
Meets: Saturdays, 1-2pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): P.D. Gregg

$75/$63.75 OI members

Theater Monologues (NEW!)
Do you need to prepare a monologue for an audition…or maybe for an acting class? Or maybe you simply would like to learn more about acting? This class will teach you how to select, prepare, analyze and perform contrasting styles of monologues from plays. Held at Towngate Theatre.

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Ages: grades 8-12
Meets: Saturdays, 11am-noon
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Patti Phillips

$75/$63.75 OI members

Theatrical Play
Begin to explore the natural creativity, unique talents and potential children possess in an exciting and challenging form of play. Held at Towngate Theatre.

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Ages: grades K-2
Meets: Saturdays, 10-11am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 25
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Karissa Martin

$75/$63.75 OI members