Triple Threat Levels 1 – 3

12 weeks per semester

Triple Threat Levels 1 through 3 is designed to provide beginning and intermediate elementary students the opportunity to learn and develop foundational acting, singing, and dancing skills while having fun and building lifelong friendships with fellow students.

Students who take one semester of Triple Threat will feel more confident and comfortable working with and performing in front of peers and parents, as well as preparing for future auditions.

Students who consistently take Triple Threat throughout their elementary years will have a strong foundation in all three skills and will be confident and prepared for placement auditions for Triple Threat Levels 4 -6,  SOPA’s Performance Classes, as well as performance opportunities at their school, church, and throughout the community.

2024/2025 Theme - TBA

Past Themes:  Winter Tales | Mixed up Fairy Tales | Stories around the world | Secrets of the Garden | Spooky Stories | Animals Galore

Instructors

Liesl Cruz  & AmberDawn Landrum

CLASSES

Triple Threat Levels 1 – 3

Triple Threat Levels 1 – 3 Section 1

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:30 – Grades K – 6th

One Year (Fall & Spring) Commitment

During class students will:

  • Bond as a group
  • Develop focusing and listening skills
  • Begin to communicate information to peers via dramatization
  • Learn and develop acting skills such as sensory awareness, stage movement, and vocalization
  • Learn the basics of storytelling by working with winter themed scripts
  • Learn and develop dance skills such as moving to the beat, body awareness, choreography and dance vocabulary
  • Learn and develop singing skills such as rhythm, vocal registers, pitch matching, vocal control & expression, and diction
  • Relate movement to music and stories
  • Imagine characters and develop movement to create characters
  • Work together to create tableaus, pantomime plays, and scripted work

$210 per semester

Triple Threat Levels 1 – 3 Section 2

Saturdays 11:00am – 12:30pm  – Grades K – 6th

One Year (Fall & Spring) Commitment

During class students will:

  • Bond as a group
  • Develop focusing and listening skills
  • Begin to communicate information to peers via dramatization
  • Learn and develop acting skills such as sensory awareness, stage movement, and vocalization
  • Learn the basics of storytelling by writing their own short plays
  • Learn and develop dance skills such as moving to the beat, body awareness, choreography and dance vocabulary
  • Learn and develop singing skills such as rhythm, vocal registers, pitch matching, vocal control & expression, and diction
  • Relate movement to music and stories
  • Imagine characters and develop movement to create characters
  • Work together to create tableaus, pantomime plays, and scripted work

$210 per Semester

Liesl Cruz - Voice leves 1 & 2 | Acting Level 1

Liesl Cruz – Director of Education for Stage Center’s SoPA and active performer in the Shreveport/Bossier arts community, Liesl moved to Shreveport 8 years ago and quickly found her way into the very active art scene.

An avid performer and educator she has more than 30 years of experience in the arts, 20 of which has been devoted to the education of children, youth, and adults. In addition to serving as DoE for Stage Center and teaching Levels 1 & 2 of Triple Threat, and Levels 3 & 4 of voice, Liesl also owns her own private voice studio, serves as a staff musician for FMC, and performs regularly with the Shreveport Opera, Shreveport Little Theatre, the Emmet Hook Center, and of course Stage Center. Most recently you will have seen her in Shreveport Opera’s Date Night as a variety of eccentric characters or Emmet Hook Center’s The Sound of Music as none other than Maria Von Trapp. And she will appearing later this fall in a recital titled Wish-list and as Cindy Lou in Christmas Wonderettes.

She holds a MS in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Music & the Visual Arts from Indiana University, a BM in vocal performance from Illinois Wesleyan University, is certified in all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ , and continues her education by attending workshops and seminars in all topics related to the theater arts as she is able.

Nothing brings Liesl more joy than watching her students gain confidence as they work to develop their Triple Threat skills and fall in love with the art of Story Telling.

SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT

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