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Chicago Children's Theatre: Spring Classes

From newborns to young teens, Chicago Children’s Theatre has a fantastic 8-week class for your child at The Station this spring. CCT Education Classes are unique to the performance and education landscape of Chicago. In addition to old favorites like Bubble Jams, HipHop4Kids, Intro to Piven Theatre Workshop, and more, we’ve added some exciting NEW CLASSES that you won’t find anywhere else!

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Monday, April 9, 2018 through Saturday, June 2, 2018
time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
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Chicago Children's Theatre
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Chicago Children's Theatre, South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA Get Directions


Spring 2018 Class Schedule: April 9 – June 2

From newborns to young teens, Chicago Children’s Theatre has a fantastic 8-week class for your child at The Station this spring. CCT Education Classes are unique to the performance and education landscape of Chicago. In addition to old favorites like Bubble JamsHipHop4Kids, Intro to Piven Theatre Workshop, and more, we’ve added some exciting NEW CLASSES that you won’t find anywhere else!

We’re pleased to offer Drop-In opportunities on select classes. To enroll for a drop-in, we recommend contacting Guest Services ahead of time at 312.374.8835 to confirm availability and enroll. You can also enroll 30 minutes prior to the scheduled class, in person, pending availability.

PROFESSIONAL teaching artists
DYNAMIC curriculum
ONE convenient location in the West Loop

With the best Chicago-based introduction and training to Theatre, Drama, Hip Hop, Spectacle, Acting, and more, your child will unleash their imagination like never before at Chicago Children’s Theatre.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Education department via email or by calling 312.374.8834. Information on Tuition Assistance can be found here.

2018 Spring Classes
April 9 – June 2, 2018

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays | Saturdays

MONDAYS
Bubble Jams
$175 Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Mondays 4:00-4:45pm  Register your child
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Introduction to Piven Theatre Workshop
$225 Grades 3-5
Mondays 4:15-5:15pm  Register your child
Perfect for the young student who wants to begin exploring theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment! This 8-week class, presented in partnership with Piven Theatre Workshop, allows students to stretch their creative muscles through theatre games while they begin to discover the art of storytelling and improvisation. This class provides the perfect introduction to the legendary Piven training technique.

 

TUESDAYS
Wiggleworms West Loop
$156 Ages 0-4
Tuesdays 9:30-10:15am; 10:30-11:15am – Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music
In partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music, we are thrilled to bring their signature early childhood music program Wiggleworms to the West Loop! Delight in this special time for young children to learn, play, and grow though the power of song. Interactive, social, and imaginative, Wiggleworms is a rite of passage in Chicago – one that inspires new learning at the perfect time in a child’s life.

Lullabies
$112 Ages 0-6 months
Tuesdays 11:30-12:00pm – Register for Lullabies through Old Town School of Folk Music
Together, mommies, daddies, and families sing and gently move with their babies. Through call and response, you will learn new songs and recall childhood favorites to share with baby all day…and all night! As the room fills with cooing and melody, you and your baby will enjoy finger play songs, gentle dancing, and beautiful lullabies. Please bring a blanket for your little one. Nursing, bottles, sleeping, giggling, and crying welcome.

Hip Hop4Tots
$175 Ages 3-5 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Welcome
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm – Register your child
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Learning Lab: Make a Music Video – NEW CLASS
$225 Grades 2-4
Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm – Register your child
In this S.T.E.A.M.-based (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) after school experience, students work together to author, film, and edit a one-of-a-kind music video over the course of 8 weeks. Each student will leave the session the skills to continue creating independently.

Hip Hop4Kidz
$175 Grades K-2 (Drop-Ins Welcome!)
Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm – Register your child
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

 

WEDNESDAYS
Bubble Jams
$175 Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Wednesdays 10:00-10:45am – Register your child
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Intro to Theatre
$180
Grades K-2, Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm – Register your child
Grades 1-3, Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm – Register your child
In this introduction to theatre, students will learn the basic principals of theatre though instruction and active theatre games. This game-based class prepares your young performer to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play.

 

THURSDAYS
Bubble Jams
$175 
Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm  Register your child
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Circus and Aerial Arts
$230

Grades 3-5, Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm  Register your child
Grades 6-8, Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm  Register your child
In this energetic introduction to circus and aerial arts, presented with Actors Gymnasium, students will take to the air and develop core strength and aerial artistry. Through instruction in trapeze and lyra, your child will increase strength, courage, and coordination.

 

FRIDAYS
Teeny Tales – Register for Teeny Tales
$150 Ages 0-2 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Fridays 10:00-10:30am  Register your child
Fridays 10:45-11:15am  Register your child
Epic tales for tiny tots! Dive into fairy tales, myths, legends, and so much more as master storytellers bring stories to life for your little ones.

Shake the Stage
$190 Grades 5-8
Fridays 4:15-5:30pm  Register your child
Explore the stage with the Bard. Advanced acting and drama students read, analyze, perform, and find meaning in Shakespearean classics.

Learning Lab: Make a Music Video – NEW CLASS
$225 Grades 2-4
Fridays 4:15-5:15pm – Register your child
In this S.T.E.A.M.-based (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) after school experience, students work together to author, film, and edit a one-of-a-kind music video over the course of 8 weeks. Each student will leave the session the skills to continue creating independently.

 

SATURDAYS
Hip Hop4Tots
$175 Ages 3-5 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Welcome
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am – Register your child
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Bubble Jams
$175 
Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am – Register your child
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Intro to Theatre
$180 Grades K-2
Saturdays 9:45-10:30am – Register your child
In this introduction to theatre, students will learn the basic principals of theatre though instruction and active theatre games. This game-based class prepares your young performer to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play.

Hip Hop4Kidz
$175 Grades K-2 (Drop-Ins Welcome!)
Saturdays 10:30-11:15am – Register your child
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Improv with The Second City
$200 Ages 9-13 (Grades 5-9)
Saturdays 10:30-11:30am – Register your child
In partnership with The Second City, this class uses some of the tenets of improv like creating a supportive environment and the concept of “Yes, and” to teach kids some basic skills to get them on their feet and presents them with a new way to learn how to work with others. It is a great opportunity for them to meet new friends. This class provides an opportunity for kids to work together and be creative with other kids in activities that aren’t sports related. The games and exercises develop social skills and confidence. The focus here is put on physical expression as well as verbal communication. The kids will learn how to work and have fun together with others.

Intro to Circus Arts
$230 Grades K-2
Saturdays 10:45-11:45am – Register your child
In this energetic introduction to circus and aerial arts, presented with Actors Gymnasium, students will learn basics in tumbling, juggling, and other circus arts while increasing their strength and flexibility.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Seeta: Intro to Indian Vocal Music – NEW CLASS
$150 Ages 3.5-6
Saturdays 11:30 – 12:15pm – Register your child
This class is an introduction to singing Indian music notes – Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, and Pa. Your child will learn the basics of singing in Hindi through popular Bollywood children’s songs such as Nani Teri MorniLakdi Ki KathiChanda Mama Door Ke, and more accompanying the teacher playing the the harmonium.
PLEASE NOTE, this class is six weeks, not eight. There will be no class on May 5  or May 12.

Chicago Children's Theatre: Spring Classes

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