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Wilmette Children's Theater

2021-22 Season

WCT Winter Mini Productions: Annie Kids and 101 Dalmatians
Eligible for actors in grades 1-4
Auditions: November 13
Shows: February 11-13 and 18-20
For more information, please email wilmettechildrenstheater@wilpark.org

WCT Spring Production: Legally Blonde
Eligible for actors in grades 5-8
Auditions: December 13 and 14
Shows: March 11-13 and 18-20
For more information, please email wilmettechildrenstheater@wilpark.org

Wilmette Children's Theater Alumni Student-Directed Shows
Eligible for actors in grades 1-5
Audition Tapes Due:
February 21
Shows: May 19-22
For more information, please email theater@wilpark.org


CLASSES


PARENT & TOT CLASSES

Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR Weeks

D A N C E

323000-01 Move With Me
15-30 Mo. W
9:30-10:15 am 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
323000-02 Move With Me 15-24 Mo. W
10:15-11 am 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12

M U S I C

313041-01 Family Fiddle 1-4 Tu 1-1:45 pm 1/4-3/22 $126/$158 12


TOT CLASSES

Code
Class
Age Day Time Dates Fees: R/NR Weeks

D A N C E

323001-01 Creative Dance
2.5-3 W 11-11:45 am 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
323001-02 Creative Dance 2.5-3 Th
9:45-10:30 am 1/6-3/24 $177/$222 12
323001-03 Creative Dance
2.5-3 Sa
9-9:45 am 1/8-3/26 $177/$222 12
323002-01 Pre Ballet
3-4 M
5-5:45 pm 1/3-3/21 $177/$222 12
323002-02 Pre Ballet 3-4 W
1-1:45 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
323002-03 Pre Ballet 3-4 Th
11:30 am-12:15 pm 1/6-3/24 $177/$222 12
323002-04 Pre Ballet 3-4 Sa
9:45-10:30 am 1/8-3/26 $177/$222 12
323002-05 Pre Ballet 3-4 Sa 10:45-11:30 am 1/8-3/26 $177/$222 12
323029-01 Pre Hip Hop 3-4 F 9:45-10:30 am 1/7-3/25 $177/$222 12
323221-01 Ballet/Hip Hop* 4-5 W 3-4 pm 1/5-6/1 $370/$448 21
323003-01
Ballet*
4-5 Sa
9-9:45 am
1/8-6/4 $370/$448 21
323003-02
Ballet*
4-5 Sa 9:45-10:30 am 1/8-6/4 $370/$448 21
323030-01
Hip Hop*
4-5 Th 12:15-1 pm 1/6-6/2 $370/$448 21
323203-01
Ballet/Tap*
4-5 Th 10:30-11:30 am 1/6-6/2 $370/$448 21
*Indicates Dance Recital class. Dance Recital classes run through two sessions: winter and spring combined, ending in recital performances June 3-5. Fee includes Dance Recital costume. More details in March.

A R T

324011-01 Come Clay with Me 3-5 M
10:30-11:15 am 1/3-3/21 $177/$222 12
324011-02 Come Clay with Me 3-5 Sa
9:15-10 am 1/8-3/26 $177/$222 12
324014-01 Gym 'N' Art 4-6 M 1-2:30 pm 1/3-3/21 $347/$434 12
324014-02 Gym 'N' Art 4-6 Th 1-2:30 pm 1/6-3/24 $347/$434 12
324013-01 Paint and Clay 4-6 M 3-4 pm 1/3-3/21 $177/$222 12
324012-01 Science and Art 4-6 W 1:45-2:30 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12

M U S I C

323060-01 Gym and Jam
4-6 F
11:15 am-12:45 pm 1/7-3/25 $347/$434 12



YOUTH CLASSES

Code
Class
Age Day Time dates Fees: R/NR Weeks

D A N C E

323204-01 Ballet/Tap* 5-7 M 5:45-6:45 pm 1/3-5/23 $355/$429 20
323004-01 Ballet* 5-7 Tu 4-5 pm 1/4-5/31 $370/$448 21
323226-01 Ballet/Jazz* 5-7 Tu 5-6 pm 1/4-5/31 $370/$448 21
323211-01 Ballet/Hip Hop* 5-7 Sa 10:30-11:30 am 1/8-6/4 $370/$448 21
323204-02 Ballet/Tap* 5-7 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm 1/8-6/4 $370/$448 21
323232-01 Dance Club* 7-10 M 6:45-7:45 pm 1/3-5/23 $355/$429 20
323005-01 Ballet* 7-10 M 5-6 pm 1/3-5/23 $355/$429 20
323241-01 Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop* 7-10 Sa 11:30 am-12:30 pm 1/8-6/4 $370/$448 21
* Indicates Dance Recital class. All Youth, Tween and Teen Dance classes run through two sessions: winter and spring combined, ending in recital Performances June 3-5. Fee includes Dance Recital costume. More details in March.

A R T

324008-01 Pinterest Art Class
5-7 Tu
3:45-4:45 pm 1/4-3/22 $177/$222 12
324066-01 Drawing
5-7 W
3:45-4:45 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
324016-01 Art Club: Mini
5-7 Th
4-5 pm 1/6-3/24 $177/$222 12
324013-02 Paint and Clay 7-10 M 4:15-5:15 pm 1/3-3/21 $177/$222 12
324008-02 Pinterest Art Class 7-10 Tu 5-6 pm 1/4-3/22 $177/$222 12
324020-01 Ceramics 7-10 W 4-5 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
324020-02 Ceramics 7-10 W 5:15-6:15 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
324016-02 Art Club: Youth 7-10 Th 5:15-6:15 pm 1/6-3/24 $177/$222 12
324016-03 Art Club: Youth 7-10 F 5:15-6:15 pm 1/7-3/25 $177/$222 12
324066-02 Drawing 7-12 Th 4-5 pm 1/6-3/24 $177/$222 12

T H E A T E R

313021-01 Little Imps
6-9 Th
5:15-6:15 pm
1/6-3/24 $416/$520 12

M U S I C

313027-01 Wilmette Pops Children's Chorale 6-14
F
5-6 pm
1/7-3/25 $364/$455 12


TEEN and TWEEN CLASSES

Code
Class
Age Day Time Dates Fees: R/NR Weeks

D A N C E

323228-01 Ballet/Jazz* 10-13 M 4-5 p.m. 1/3-5/23 $355/$429 20
323228-02 Ballet/Jazz* 10-13 Tu 6-7 p.m. 1/4-5/31 $370/$448 21
323220-01 Ballet/Contemporary* 10-13 Sa 11:30 am-12:30 pm 1/8-6/4 $370/$448 21
* Indicates Dance Recital class. All Youth, Tween and Teen Dance classes run through two sessions: winter and spring combined, ending in recital performances June 3-5. Fee includes Dance Recital costume. More details in March.

A R T

324026-01 Textiles
10-13 Tu
6:15-7:15 pm 1/4-3/22 $177/$222 12
324064-01 Expressionism
10-13 W
5-6 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
324016-04 Art Club: Tween
10-13 W
6:30-7:45 pm 1/5-3/23 $177/$222 12
324021-01 On the Wheel
10-14 M
5:30-6:45 pm 1/3-3/21 $454/$567 12
324021-03 On the Wheel 10-14 W 6:30-7:45 pm 1/5-3/23 $454/$567 12
324021-02 On the Wheel
10-14 Sa
10:30-11:45 am 1/8-3/26 $454/$567 12
324054-01 Mind Unzipped- Journaling 101 14 & up
Tu
7:30-8:30 pm 1/4-3/22 $199/$249 12

T H E A T E R

313010-01 Scene Study 9-12 Th 6:15-7:15 pm 1/6-3/24 $416/$520 12
313018-01 Theatrical Studies 11-18 Tu 5-6:30 pm 1/4-3/22 $416/$520 12


adult CLASS

Code
Class
Age Day Time Dates Fees: R/NR
Weeks
324022-01 Adult Ceramics
17 & up F
10 am-12:30 pm 1/7-2/11 $237/$297 6


Private Lessons

Code
Class
Age Day Time Dates Fees: R/NR Weeks
313060 Piano Lessons
5 & up
M
3:30-8 pm 1/3-3/21 $542/$678 12
313061 Piano Lessons
5 & up Tu
3:30-8 pm 1/4-3/22 $542/$678 12
313062-01 Piano Lessons
5 & up W
3:30-8:30 pm 1/5-3/23 $542/$678 12
313063-01 Piano Lessons 5 & up Th 3:30-8:30 pm 1/6-3/24 $542/$678 12
313065 Piano Lessons 5 & up Sa 9 am-1 pm 1/8-3/26 $542/$678 12
313096-01 Ukulele Lessons
5 & up W
3:30-8:30 pm 1/5-3/23 $542/$678 12
313096-02 Ukulele Lessons 5 & up Th 3:30-8:30 pm 1/6-3/24 $542/$678 12
313044 Violin Lessons
5 & up Th
2:30-6:30 pm 1/6-3/24 $542/$678 12
313045 Violin Lessons 5 & up F
2:30-6:30 pm 1/7-3/25 $542/$678 12
313015-01 Acting Lessons 7 & up Tu 6:30-8 pm 1/4-3/22 $696/$870
12
313015-02 Acting Lessons 7 & up Sa 9 am-1 pm 1/8-3/26 $696/$870 12
313051-01 Guitar Lessons 8 & up Tu
3-9 pm 1/4-3/22 $542/$678 12
313052-01 Guitar Lessons
8 & up Sa 9 am-1 pm
1/8-3/26 $344/$430 12
313212 Voice Lessons 8 & up Tu 2-8 pm
1/4-3/22 $542/$678 12
313213-01
Voice Lessons 8 & up W 3:30-8:30 pm 1/5-3/23 $542/$678 12
313214-01 Voice Lessons 8 & up Th 3:30-8:30 pm
1/6-3/24 $542/$678 12

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ADULT / TOT CLASSES

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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/Jazz Dance
Age 5-7
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.

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 5-7 and 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 5-7 and 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.

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!

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. 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.


TWEEN AND TEEN 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.

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.

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.

Scene Study
Age 9-12
We focus on creating strong characters through an ensemble, monologues, writing scripts, scene assignments and improvisation. Each studentalso explores how to lead the class through warm-ups and theater games.

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.

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 CLASS

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.

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.