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Classes Offered 2022-23

Brief summary of the classes offered by Sears Studio Performing Arts Academy for the 2022-23 school year.

Monday Night

Improv, Film, and the Actor's Tribute

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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This group does not require an audition.

Students enjoy the art of improv and comedy and have an opportunity to learn how to act for the camera. As many of you know, Sears Studio has connected with local film and television producers who are growing their home base for Lifetime and Hallmark movies in our area. This class will address any students interested in preparing for opportunities/auditions in the local film and TV industry.

 

This class will also perform an award-winning original one-act titled "The Actor's Tribute" at the end of the semester.

 

Students in this class are invited to join us at the Universal Competition to observe and attend workshops.

Wednesday Night

All-Star Performance Team

(Annie Kids and Universal Performers)

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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*By audition or invitation only*

Inquire about auditions and invitations

NancySearsTopper@gmail.com

 

Annie Kids All-Star Performance

We will bring back Annie Kids to the Country Day School Blackbox this November with a whole new cast. Students not in our summer production are welcome to audition. All roles are open.

*Optional*

Universal National Performing Arts Competition

Students are invited to attend and compete at the National Performing Arts Festival on Stage at Universal Studios in Early March! The conference is optional for this class. However, students interested in the conference must attend Wednesdays. Students will perform a 20-minute medley of the songs from Annie and select students will be invited to enter the Duet and Solo competition. Do not hesitate to register; there will be limited availability for the performance experience at Universal.

 

Other Performance Opportunities

Students also have an opportunity to perform at several local events throughout the year, such as The Florida State Fair, Art in the Park, Botanical Gardens, The Kids Fringe Festival, and more. All-Star students are invited and encouraged to join us on Tuesdays; however, it is not mandatory. 

Tuesday Night

Show Choir Plus

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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This group does not require an audition.

This group is for students interested in performing at local events such as The Florida State Fair, Art in the Park, Botanical Gardens, The Kids Fringe Festival, and more. This group will focus on a wide variety of musical numbers including today's hits, classics, and Broadway showtunes. 

 

Students in this class are invited to join us at the Universal Competition to observe and attend workshops 

Private Lessons

Vocal Techniques and Music Theory

Acting for Auditions (college, film, and more)

Sign up for a time slot today

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Miranda Mertens - Vocal Instructor

Specializes in classical voice and music theory training.

Ms. Mertens is the queen of harmonizing.​

(M-F) After School Lessons

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Katrina Young - Vocal Instructor

Specializes in theatrical voice and projecting for the stage.

Ms. Young loves to help students find their belt.​

(M-W) After Class Lessons

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Nancy Sears Topper - Acting Coach

  • Private acting and audition coaching for Theatre, Film, Web, and Television

  • Private college audition coaching

  • Consultation for public speaking

  • Powerpoint presentations

  • Sales pitches

  • Various theatrical presentations in any arena

  • Consultation on theatrical productions

*Email to inquire*

NancySearsTopper@gmail.com