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AUDITIONS!

Wilmette Mini Improv and Improv Troupe Auditions
Monday, October 11, 5:15-7:15 p.m.

We're searching for the silly, the zany and the fearless to join the Wilmette Improv Troupes! In this year-long program, students learn the art of improv, including timing, confidence and content, all while having fun as a team. Students are asked to perform a one-minute contemporary and/or original monologue to audition. Students age 8 and higher, please email theater@wilpark.org to schedule an audition time.


NUTCRACKER 2021

Nutcracker Actors and Dancers!
Calling all dancers and actors age 4-13! If you have ever wanted to participate in our annual and unique production of the Nutcracker, this non-audition class is for you. Students will learn an original piece for the annual production held at the CRC in December. Fees include costumes, and detailed information is distributed in November. No classes November 25 and 26.

ACTORS: Age 4-6

R-$120/NR-$140

6 weeks
223131-01 Th
3:45-4:30 pm
10/21-12/2
223131-02 Th 4:30-5:15 pm
10/21-12/2

DANCERS: Age 5-6.5

R-$170/NR-$205

10 weeks
223129-01 M
4:15-5 pm
9/27-11/29
223129-02 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm
9/25-12/4

DANCERS: Age 6.5-8

R-$170/NR-$205

10 weeks
223129-03
M
5-6 pm
9/27-11/29

DANCERS: Age 9-13

R-$170/NR-$205

10 weeks
223129-06 Sa 11:30-12:30 pm
9/25-12/4


Wilmette Children's Theater Information

GENERAL INFO:
WCT Minis are open to children in Grades 1-4
Regular WCT programming is open to children in Grades 5-8
For more information, please email wilmettechildrenstheater@wilpark.org

Wilmette Children's Theater 21-22 Season

Wilmette Children's Theater Winter Mini Productions: Annie Kids and 101 Dalmatians
Auditions: November 13 for Grades 1-4
Shows: February 11-13 and 18-20, 2022

Wilmette Children's Theater Spring Production: Legally Blonde
Auditions: December 13 and 14 for Grades 5-8
Shows: March 11-13 and 18-20, 2022

Wilmette Children's Theater Alumni Student-Directed Shows
Audition Tapes Due February 21 for Grades 1-5
Shows: May 19-22, 2022

For more information, please email theater@wilpark.org


CLASSES

No class: November 25, 26, 27

PARENT & TOT CLASSES

Parent & Tot
Classes








Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
213041-01 Family Fiddle 1-4 Tu 1-1:45 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
223000-01 Move With Me
24-30 Mo. W
9:30-10:15 am 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
223000-02 Move With Me 15-24 Mo. W
10:15-11 am 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
223000-03 Move With Me 15-30 Mo. F
10:30-11:15 am
10/22-12/17 $112/$140 8


TOT CLASSES

Tot Classes







Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
223001-01 Creative Dance
2.5-3 W 11-11:45 am 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
223001-02 Creative Dance 2.5-3 Th
9:45-10:30 am 10/21-12/16 $112/$140 8
223001-03 Creative Dance
2.5-3 Sa
9-9:45 am 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8
223002-01 Pre Ballet
3-4 M
5-5:45 pm 10/18-12/13 $126/$158 9
223002-02 Pre Ballet 3-4 W
1-1:45 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
223002-03 Pre Ballet 3-4 Th
11:30 am-12:15 pm 10/21-12/16 $112/$140 8
223002-04 Pre Ballet 3-4 Sa
9:45-10:30 am 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8
223002-05 Pre Ballet 3-4 Sa 10:45-11:30 am 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8
223029-01 Pre Hip Hop 3-4 F 9:45-10:30 am 10/22-12/17 $112/$140 8
224011-01 Come Clay with Me 3-5 M
10:30-11:15 am 10/18-12/13 $126/$158 9
224011-02 Come Clay with Me 3-5 Sa
9:15-10 am 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8


PRESCHOOL-Age CLASSES

Preschool Classes







Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
223003-01 Ballet
4-5 Sa
9-9:45 am
10/23-12/18 $112/$140 9
223003-02 Ballet 4-5 Sa 9:45-10:30 am 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8
223030-01 Hip Hop
4-5 Th
12:15-1 pm 10/21-12/16 $112/$140 8
223210-01 Ballet/Hip Hop 4-5 W 3-4 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 8
223060-01 Gym and Jam
4-6 F
11:15 am-12:45 pm 10/22-12/17 $224/$280 8
224014-01 Gym 'N' Art
4-6 M
1-2:30 pm 10/18-12/13 $247/$309 9
224014-02 Gym 'N' Art 4-6 Th 1-2:30 pm 10/21-12/16 $220/$275 8
224013-01 Paint and Clay
4-6 M
3-4 pm 10/18-12/13 $126/$158 9
224012-01 Science and Art
4-6 W
1:45-2:30 pm
10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9


YOUTH CLASSES

Youth
Classes








Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
223204-01 Ballet/Tap
5-7 M
5:45-6:45 pm 10/18-12/13 $126/$158 9
223004-01 Ballet
5-7 Tu
3:45-4:45 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
223226-01 Ballet/Jazz 5-7 Tu 4:45-5:45 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
223211-01 Ballet/Hip Hop 5-7 Sa 10:30-11:30 am 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8
224008-01 Pinterest Art Class
5-7 Tu
3:45-4:45 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
224066-01 Drawing
5-7 W
3:45-4:45 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
224016-01 Art Club:Mini
5-7 Th
4-5 pm 10/21-12/16 $112/$140 8
213021-01 Little Imps
6-9 Th
5:15-6:15 pm
10/21-12/16 $264/$330 8
113027-01 Wilmette Pops Children's Chorale 6-14
F
4:30-5:30 pm
9/10-12/3 $375/$469 13


ELEMENTARY-AGE CLASSES

Elementary Age Classes







Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
224013-02 Paint and Clay
7-10 M
4:15-5:15 pm 10/18-12/13 $126/$158 9
223232-01 Dance Club
7-10 M
6:45-7:45 pm 10/18-12/13 $126/$158 9
224008-02 Pinterest Art Class
7-10 Tu
5-6 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
224020-01 Ceramics
7-10 W
4-5 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
224020-02 Ceramics
7-10 W
5:15-6:15 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
224066-02 Drawing 7-12 Th 4-5 pm 10/21-12/16 $112/$140 8
224016-02 Art Club: Youth 7-10 Th 5:15-6:15 pm 10/21-12/16 $112/$140 8
224016-03 Art Club: Youth
7-10 F
5:15-6:15 pm 10/22-12/17 $112/$140 8
223241-01 Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop 7-10
Sa
11:30 am-12:30 pm 10/23-12/18 $112/$140 8


TEEN and TWEEN CLASSES

Preschool Classes







Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
213010-01 Scene Study
9-12
Th 6:15-7:15 pm 10/21-12/16 $264/$330 8
223228-01 Ballet/Jazz
10-13
Tu
5:45-6:45 pm
10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
224026-01 Textiles
10-13 Tu
6:15-7:15 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 9
224064-01 Expressionism
10-13 W
5-6 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
224016-04 Art Club: Tween
10-13 W
6:30-7:45 pm 10/20-12/15 $126/$158 9
224021-01 On the Wheel
10-14 M
5:30-6:45 pm 10/18-12/13 $224/$280 9
224021-02 On the Wheel
10-14 Sa
10:30-11:45 am 10/23-12/18 $199/$249 8
213018-01 Theatrical Studies 11-18 Tu
5-6:30 pm 10/19-12/14 $297/$372 9
224054-01 Mind Unzipped- Journaling 101 14 & up
Tu
7:30-8:30 pm 10/19-12/14 $126/$158 8


adult CLASSES

Adult Classes







Code
Class
Age Day Time Dates Fees # Weeks
224022-01 Adult Ceramics
17 & up M
7-9 pm 10/25-11/26 R-$188/NR-$235 5


Private Lessons

Preschool Classes







Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR #
of weeks
213060 Piano Lessons
5 & up
M
3:30-8 pm 10/18-12/13 $387/$484 9
213061 Piano Lessons 5 & up Tu
3:30-8 pm 10/19-12/14 $387/$484 9
213062-01 Piano Lessons
5 & up W
2:30-8:30 pm 10/20-12/15 $387/$484 9
213063-01 Piano Lessons 5 & up Th 3:30-8 pm 10/21-12/16 $344/$430 8
213065 Piano Lessons 5 & up Sa 9 am-1 pm 10/23-12/18 $344/$430 8
213096-01 Ukulele Lessons
5 & up W
2:30-9 pm 10/20-12/15 $387/$484 9
213096-02 Ukulele Lessons 5 & up Th 2:30-9 pm 10/21-12/16 $344/$430 8
213044 Violin Lessons
5 & up Th
2:30-7 pm 10/21-12/16 $344/$430 8
213045 Violin Lessons 5 & up F
2:30-6 pm 10/22-12/17 $344/$430 8
213015-01 Acting Lessons 7 & up Tu 6:30-8 pm 10/19-12/14 $497/$621
9
213015-02 Acting Lessons 7 & up Sa 9 am-1 pm 10/23-12/18 $442/$553 8
213051-01 Guitar Lessons 8 & up Tu
3-9 pm 10/19-12/14 $387/$484 9
213052-01 Guitar Lessons
8 & up Sa 9 am-1 pm
10/23-12/18 $344/$430
8
213212 Voice Lessons 8 & up Tu 2-7 pm
10/19-12/14 $387/$484 9
213213-01
Voice Lessons 8 & up W 2:30-8:30 pm
10/20-12/15 $387/$484 9
213214-01 Voice Lessons 8 & up Th 3:30-8 pm
10/21-12/16 $344/$430 8

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Adult/Tot Classes

NEW Family Fiddle
Age 1-4 w/adult
Family Fiddle with Miss Emily incorporates fiddle tunes and exploration, ukulele singalongs, movement, and stimulating instrument play. It's and is perfect for the development of the age 1-4 range!

Move With Me
Age 15-30 months w/adult
Do you have a future dancer who is not quite ready for a class on their own? Try this class for you and your little dancer! Learn to move and express through exploring creative dance together in a fun environment enriched with props, music, and dance-along games, designed to introduce your child to this beautiful art form.

Tot Classes

Creative Dance
Age 2.5-3
A class for our youngest dancers who love to move! With exercises designed around expression through movement, we prepare them for future dance classes by teaching basic steps, classroom etiquette, listening and dancing to different music styles/tempos, all within a fun and supportive environment. Please note: this is not a parent and child class.

Pre Ballet
Age 3-4
This class is for dancers who are beginning to understand basic steps and musicality. Students begin developing their ballet technique and placement, and start to become familiar with proper terminology. Pre Ballet includes barre work, center floor and across-the-floor exercises, and free dance, all designed to provide true ballet training with classical music.

Pre Hip Hop
Age 3-4
Get your groove on! This class explores the foundations of dance in a fun environment, with funky and fun soundtracks to match.

Come Clay With Me
Age 3-5 w/adult
Work side-by-side with your child as you learn basic ceramic and glazing techniques in this versatile medium. As your child grows, continue in future sessions where you and your child can fine-tune your skills and develop more intricate projects. A maximum of two children may enroll with one adult. Parents, grandparents and caregivers welcome!

Classes for Preschoolers

Ballet
Age 4-5
The most essential style of dance, ballet focuses on grace, poise and strength, through technique and choreography.

Hip Hop
Age 4-5
Get your groove on! This class explores the foundations of dance in a fun environment, with funky and fun soundtracks to match.

NEW Science & Art
Age 4-6
How are rainbows made? What are the effects of chemical reactions? We can hear sound, but can you SEE it? Come open your mind to creativity!

Gym 'N' Art
Age 4-6
Youngsters spend 45 minutes in gymnastics and 45 minutes in art class making projects from clay, paint, paper and more. Some classes may be split on the first day depending on size of enrollment.

New Gym & Jam
Age 4-6
Active kiddos start this class with 45 minutes of Hip Hop, and are then escorted to 45 minutes of gymnastics.

Paint & Clay
Age 4-6
The child who likes both paint and clay will love the format of this class: some classes focus on ceramic handbuilding and glazing, while other classes concentrate on painting techniques such as sponge and brush.

Youth Classes

Ballet
Age 7-10
The most essential style of dance, ballet focuses on grace, poise and strength, through technique and choreography.

Dance Club
Age 7-10
An extension of our extremely popular Dance Camp! This club is designed for dancers who love learning a variety of styles, excited about surprises, and are looking to make friends. Dance Club will incorporate different styles of dance class each week, along with fun activities to support team building in a fun and friendly environment.

Pinterest Art Class
Age 7-10
Explore the newest art trends in this unique crafting class! Each week will explore a different kind of creative project-from upcycled jewelry to macrame and weaving, wall art and dream catchers...we pick our projects based on what's popular and exciting. Students will complete several projects and share pictures of them on our community "Pinterest" board in the Art Studio.

Art Club
Age 7-10
An exclusive membership club for creative kids of all ages. We explore new mediums and techniques each week. Members learn drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic painting, clay, glass fusion, and so much more! Members will take a field trip to a local gallery and/or have a local artist work with the club. A club t-shirt is included with membership.

Drawing
Age 5-7
Explore the fundamentals of shading, weight, depth and perspective. After two sessions of Drawing class, students will be welcome to register for Advanced Drawing, where they can hone their skills and tackle more complex subjects. Both levels of drawing will use various media, such as pencil, ink and charcoal, as well as different papers and canvases.

Little Imps
Age 6-9
Kids are great at making things up! Little Imps is the class to mold that imagination into an art form. Students will review the basic tenets of improv through dynamic theater games and character development activities.

IT'S BACK! Wilmette Pops Children's Chorale
Age 6-14
The Evanston Children's Choir is excited to partner with the Wilmette Park District in this venture! This is a mixed-age, mixed-level choir for grades 1-8, focusing on exploring music from pop and contemporary genres while using it as a vehicle for developing good vocal skills and habits, and simply experiencing the joy of singing. Material is adapted to suit the group as a whole, and individual members take on roles within the group appropriate for their ability levels. No audition is required--just sign up and sing!

Elementary-Age Classes

Paint & Clay
Age 7-10
The child who likes both paint and clay will love the format of this class: some classes focus on ceramic handbuilding and glazing, while other classes concentrate on painting techniques such as sponge and brush.

Ceramics
Age 7-10
Our most popular art program is now designed to help student progress in this wonderful medium! Coils, slabs, clay sculpting and glazing techniques will be taught on an appropriate level for each class.

Dance Club
Age 7-10
An extension of our extremely popular Dance Camp! This club is designed for dancers who love learning a variety of styles, excited about surprises, and are looking to make friends. Dance Club will incorporate different styles of dance class each week along with fun activities to support team building in a fun and friendly environment.

Art Club
Age 7-10
An exclusive membership club for creative kids of all ages. We explore new mediums and techniques each week. Members learn drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic painting, clay, glass fusion, and so much more! Members will take a field trip to a local gallery and/or have a local artist work with the club. A club t-shirt is included with membership.


TEEN AND TWEEN CLASSES

Ballet/Jazz Dance
Age 10-13
The most essential style of dance, ballet focuses on grace, poise and strength, through technique and choreography. In this class, we also explore Jazz, a form of dance based in ballet that utilizes more dynamic movements, angular shapes, isolations of the body, and stylized rhythm. Classes focus on flexibility and strength while learning turns and leaps.

Art Club: Tween
Age 10-13
An exclusive membership club for creative kids. We explore new mediums and techniques each week. Members learn drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic painting, clay, glass fusion, and so much more! Members will take a field trip to a local gallery and/or have a local artist work with the club. A club t-shirt is included with membership.

NEW Textiles
Age 10-13
If you're interested in designing and redesigning, this class is for you. Textiles are made from many materials, with four main sources: animal (wool, silk); plant (cotton, flax, jute, bamboo); mineral (asbestos, glass fibre); and synthetic (nylon, polyester, acrylic, rayon). In this class, we will explore the various textiles, and learn how to create our own showpieces.

NEW Expressionism
Age 10-13
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream-Vincent van Gogh
Expressionism refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the artist's inner feelings or ideas. In this class, students will focus on capturing emotions and feelings, rather than what the subject actually looks like, using vivid colors and bold strokes.

On The Wheel
Age 10-14
Beginning and continuing students explore throwing techniques on the potter's wheel. We concentrate on centering and throwing, and practice the art of pulling handles and trimming. Glazes in different brush methods finish our pieces. We also cover hand-building techniques. Students are encouraged to continue beyond one session to learn proper technique and work on more advanced projects.

Theatrical Studies
Age 11-18
Students will intensely study character development through improvisational games and sketch comedy, and have the opportunity to sharpen their audition skills through practicing cold readings and monologues from several scripted shows. This is an advanced theater class; prior theater experience or instructor approval is required for enrollment.

NEW Mind Unzipped: Journaling 101
Age 14 & up, with or without an adult (register separately)
Keep your thoughts organized, relieve stress, set and achieve goals, jot down ideas on-the-go, and inspire creativity. Starting with a blank journal, students will learn how to create sections, maximize space and organize thoughts, penning their way to achievement and clarity through artistic expression. Most supplies are included (the journal, a set of brush pens, and an outlining pen). Students are also welcome to bring their own embellishments throughout the session.


ADULT CLASSES

Adult Ceramics
Age 18 & up
This multi-level class is designed to introduce new participants to techniques involved in hand building, throwing on the wheel and glazing a variety of clay forms, as well as building the experience and knowledge of the long-time student. We provide all materials including clay, glaze and basic tools.


PRIVATE LESSONS

Ukulele Lessons
Age 5 & up
E Komo Mau (welcome) to all young musicians wishing to explore the gentle art of ukulele playing. Learn the basics of ukulele, including chords, strumming patterns and fundamentals of music. Students should purchase the Soprano Ukulele Beginner by Everjoys.

Piano Lessons
Age 5 and up
Beginners can learn the fundamentals of piano playing such as the layout of the keyboard, keys, notes and hand positioning. As students progress, goals will include memorization, increased reading skills, and a wider exploration of more complex songs. Select your class time online when registering.

Violin Lessons
Age 5 & up

Tailored for students of all ages and skill levels, violin lessons use a combination of techniques as appropriate to each student including Suzuki, traditional or a combination of both. Select your class time online when registering.

NEW Dance Lessons
Age 7 & up
Dive deeper into the intricacies of your preferred style. Each 30-minute lesson will be built to focus on the student's goals in ballet, jazz, pointe preparation, contemporary, poms technique and audition preparation. The instructor will contact you to arrange the lesson time.

Acting Lessons
Age 7 & up

Each 30-minute private lesson is structured to personally meet the needs of the individual student. In each lesson, the instructor includes audition coaching, monologue selection and preparation, character development and personalized tips on how to build and maintain confidence and stage presence.

Guitar Lessons
Age 8 & up
Students of all skill levels and interests are taught the basics of guitar with instruction on chords, songs, how to read notes, time signatures and scales. Each lesson is 30 minutes, tailored to the level and interest of the student, and explores styles such as rock, alternative, blues, folk, jazz and classical. Guitar rentals are available through the Ultimate School of Guitar at 773-508-9443. The instructor will contact you individually to schedule lessons.

Voice Lessons
Age 8 & up
Private voice lessons are comprised of technique and application; focus on resonance, breath control, intonation, development of high and low registers, vowels and vocal expression, reading music and rhythmic practice; explore various genres of repertoire; and prepare students for performance. Select your class time online when registering.