FYT starts new season with acting classes

FLINT — Students can build on their passion for theatre with Summer Acting Classes at Flint Youth Theatre. Summer Acting Classes meet for eight sessions beginning June 24 and are offered for students age four through grade 12.

Class fees range from $70 to $95. Registration and information are available by calling 810-237-1530. Registrations are also accepted in person at FYT, 1220 East Kearsley Street, in the Flint Cultural Center. Complete class descriptions and registration forms are available at FlintYouthTheatre.org.

Summer Acting Classes provide a range of experiences for students. The younger students, age four through grade four, are guided in using their natural creative impulses, and in shaping them for short performances. Older students, grades five through 12, are taught the skills they will need to breathe life into dynamic and believable characters, preparing them for the demands of a complete live performance.

Regarding the experience, the parent of a Drama School student commented, “The instructors are engaging and professional, and our daughter looks forward to coming to class.”

Drama School classes culminate in a performance for family and friends on the final day. Classes are designed to be taken more than once so students may build on their skills while having a unique experience each term. Summer classes begin June 24, Fall classes begin September 24, Winter classes begin Jan. 14, Spring Break Theatre Camp is April 7 through 12 and Spring classes begin April 15.

Students may register for a term at any time before classes begin. The best tuition rate for the Summer Acting Classes is availble for students registering prior to June 22.

Flint Youth Theatre is a member organization of the Flint Institute of Music, in partnership with the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint School of Performing Arts. Its mission is to change lives through a lifelong continuum of music, dance and theatre.

Since 1957, FYT has provided intergenerational live theatre arts programs for Flint and Genesee County residents. FYT is the nationally acclaimed, awardwinning resident theatre company at the Flint Cultural Center and, in a typical year, serves over 50,000 area residents through its programs and facilities. — G.G.

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