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Apollinaire Play Lab

Spring Session

March 18-May 20, 2017
Saturday classes run March 18-20, 2017
Tuesday classes run March 21-May 16, & May 20, 2017

Dance/Play Theater
Saturday 9:30-10:15 • ages 3-5 • $85
Instructor: Susan Paino

Acting Workshop
Saturday 10:30-11:30 • ages 6-8 • $95
Instructor: Susan Paino

Improv Acting Workshop
Saturday 10:00-11:30 • ages 9-11 • $135
Instructor: Armando Rivera & Chelsea Evered

Dance for Musical Theater
Saturday 11:30-12:30 • ages 9-11 • $95
Instructor: Susan Paino

Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday 11:30-1:30 • ages 12-18 • $175
Instructor: Armando Rivera
& Chelsea Evered

Tap, Ballet, & Acting

Tuesday 3:30-5:00 • ages 6-10 • $135
Instructor: Susan Paino

Improv Acting Workshop
Tuesday 3:30-5:00 • ages 11+ • $135
Instructor: Chelsea Evered

Dance for Musical Theater
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 • ages 11+ • $95
Instructor: Susan Paino

Acting Workshop
Tuesday 5:00-6:30 • ages 6-10 • $135
Instructor: Chelsea Evered

All Students will perform in an end of session Showcase on Saturday May 20th!

Registration: Click here to Register
& to apply for Scholarship

Scholarships are available for ALL students who need
them to attend.

or Register in Person:
Saturday March 11, 10:00-12:00am,
Wednesday March15, 5:00-7:00pm
at the Riseman Family Theatre, Chelsea Theatre Works,
187 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea Square, Chelsea, MA

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Riseman Family Theatre, at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 187 Winnisimmet (Chelsea Sq.- a couple doors down from the corner of Broadway & Everett Ave., above Hair Fashion and across from 222 Broadway: Click here for Directions


Tap Dance Theatre- Students learn the basics of tap dance as they develop a sense of rhythm, balance, and precision footwork. They gain practice following directions, working together, and learning dance combinations. Students practice basic theatre skills as they exercise their imaginations to act out stories and develop skits. The activities provide a natural platform for strengthening confidence, communication, and social interactions. At the last class of the session, students present two performance pieces during an open class for families.

Improv Acting Workshop- This class is great for actors and non-actors alike. Students will learn essential skills that make you more confident, creative, and help you think on your feet. We will work on building relationships, communication, storytelling, spontaneity, and making your partner look good. There will be an informal in-class showcase at the end of the final session.

Susan Paino, Early Education Director- Susan brings a unique combination of experience, training, and passion to her work. A classically trained ballet dancer, her teaching practice is rooted in story-telling through movement. Susan has been the lead dance teacher for the Chelsea Youth Theatre education program for more than ten years. She is an advocate for arts in education and leads creative movement story time programs at public libraries throughout Greater Boston. Susan holds a Massachusetts Teacher Certificate in Early Childhood Education and is a Massachusetts Certified Lead Preschool Teacher.

Armando Rivera- Armando co-directed the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Intensive. He is an actor and director, with degrees in theater and history from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has worked extensively in youth theatre with the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA, where he toured California with Walk in Our Shoes and was featured in the original production Dia de los Cuentos.

Robert Cope- Robert made his company debut in our summer production of Hamlet. Robert is a local actor and director with his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Florida. Prior to relocating to Boston, Robert worked at The Hippodrome Theatre where he worked with the after-school classes and spring break camp and taught youth improvisation classes.
The Chelsea Youth Theatre is supported in part by grants from the Riseman Family Foundation and the People's United Community Foundation.

For more information call: 617/887-2336 or email us at apl@aplaylab.com

Apollinaire Theatre Company • Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA 02150 • 617-887-2336 • atc@apollinairetheatre.com