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Individual Guitar or Bass Lessons

Ages 8+
These one-on-one guitar or bass lessons will provide instruction on theory, chord structure, melody, and popular song structure. This course is great for those who are just beginning to those just wanting to jam. They are individualized to fit your particular goals. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and meet once per week. Please bring your guitar or bass to class. Students who wish to have a longer private lesson may register for more than one time slot.

Session 1
Date: 1/24-2/28
Day:
M
Deadline: 
1/17

Session 2
Date: 3/21-4/25
Day:
M
Deadline: 
3/14

Fee (R/NR): $77/$115.50
Day/Time: Contact Springer front desk at 217-398-2376 for available time slots, prior to registering online. Registration not accepted after the deadline.
Min/Max: 4/20
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909

 

 


Individual Drum Lessons

Ages: 8+

These one-on-one drum lessons are designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. All styles including rock, jazz, funk, Latin, and blues are taught. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and meet once per week. A drum set is available for the lessons, but a drum pad and sticks are recommended for students to purchase for practice. Students who wish to have a longer private lesson may register for more than one time slot.

Session 1
Date: 1/26-3/2
Day: W
Deadline: 1/19

Session 2
Date: 3/23-4/27
Day: W
Deadline: 3/16

Session 3
Date: 1/28-3/4
Day: F
Deadline: 1/21

Session 4
Date: 3/25-4/29
Day: F
Deadline: 3/18

Fee (R/NR):
Min/Max:
Day/Time: Contact Springer front desk at 217-398-2376 for available time slots, prior to registering online. Registration not accepted after the deadline.
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909

 

 


Equilusion Theater: Theater for Everyone

 4th-8th graders

Equilusion is a 9 week introduction to Theater for youth who identify as BIPOC and of all ability levels. Too often, the world of performing arts has lacked in reaching the peripheries of those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The purpose is to provide fundamental instruction of acting in theater. This opportunity will give youth a chance to explore, identify and obtain hidden skill sets that can be utilized now and even later in development. Equilusion is rooted in providing equity, inclusion and understanding the endless limits of Illusion and entertaining as it relates to performing arts. Youth will participate in several structured and interactive weeks of learning, guidance and development consisting of acting, stage blocking and prop creation. Week 9 will culminate with a short performance which will be open to family and friends.

Scholarships are available and can cover up to 50% of the registration fee. Participants need to call 217-398-2573 if they wish to have their registration covered.

Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation for Theater as a fine art.
  • Become familiar with the components of Theater.
  • Become familiar with the various types of Theater artists.
  • Develop a critical and informed appreciation for Theater in performance.
  • Make connections between the arts and your everyday goals.

Date: 3/26-5/28
Day: Sa
Time: 10-11:30a
Fee (R/NR): $20/$30
Deadline: 4/28
No Class: 4/16
Location: Berean Covenant Church, 107 S. Webber Street, Urbana
Min/Max: 5/15
Instructor: Prince Robertson
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


Youth Theatre

The Champaign Park District Youth Theatre program gives young children the opportunity to learn the basics of live theatrical presentation – on the stage of a freshly-restored historic theatre! 

Every child who registers for the program is cast in a partlearns the music, lines and movements involved in bringing the selected play to the stage. They also receive instruction in selecting costumes, understanding stage directions, proper use of stage make up, and more. Each program begins with a Parent Meeting (following your registration) where details about the audition and rehearsal process are shared. Youth Theatre Staff are experts in the fields of drama, comedy, choreography, and music and have extensive early educational experience. And, most importantly, they always make it fun.

Visit our Youth Theatre Page for more information!


 

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