NTPA VIRTUAL Sessions Added for June!
Go VIRTUAL with the top performing arts instructors in Dallas! With 30 years of experience in performing arts education, North Texas Performing Arts is excited to bring you a full curriculum of fun and unique interactive classes that you can join online and in the safety of your home! Our classes are taught by extraordinary directors, actors and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A.
NTPA has made over 40 new online courses available in a wide range of exciting topics. While kids or parents are home looking for something to do, this is a great time to try a new skill or hone your triple threat! The beauty of virtual classes is that they are open to anyone in the world!
Come join us as we learn and create together!
How do I get the link to the virtual class?
Directors will email the ZOOM link to all enrolled students one day before the class. Directors will email the link again approximately 5 minutes before the class begins. Please register at least 15 minutes before the class begins to ensure you get the link to the virtual classroom.
Didn’t get the link? Other questions?
Please note these specialty virtual classes are deeply discounted, so all students can participate, and as such are not eligible for member discounts or other promotions unless specifically stated.
June Virtual Class Schedule
|1:00PM||Broadway Brunch (May 31)|
|3:00PM||Fact or Fiction: Mythological Creatures||Fact or Fiction: Mythological Creatures|
|4:30PM||The Art of Super Smash Bros.||Read-through/Analysis||The Art of Super Smash Bros.||Read-through/Analysis|
|5:00PM||Disney Movie Appreciation||Dungeons and Dragons: DM’s guide to the Universe||Dungeons and Dragons: DM’s guide to the Universe|
|6:00PM||Horror Movie Appreciation and Analysis||Horror Movie Appreciation and Analysis|
|7:00PM||At-Home Craft Cocktails|
A La Carte Classes
These classes are available a la carte. Students can sign up for as many sessions as they like, but must add each session individually to their cart when registering. Students in the class may differ from week to week, and students can jump in at any time during the month. Students are not required to take all sessions in any class.
The Art of Super Smash Bros.
taught by Christian R. Black
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 PM
Are you a gamer? Do you consider yourself a Smash expert? Take this course to improve your game, find your main character, dive into combos and powerups, and become a Smash Master!
At-Home Craft Cocktails with Bethany & Connor
taught by Bethany and Connor Bourland
Tuesdays 7:00 PM
Spouses Bethany and Connor share a love of many things: theatre, Disney, dogs…but most importantly, a well-crafted cocktail! Connor has extensive knowledge of cocktail recipes, techniques, and trends. Bethany has extensive knowledge that Connor makes great cocktails. Each week we will cover a different liquor and corresponding cocktail recipes. Making the cocktails along with Connor is not required but we will provide an ingredients list 48 hours before class if you want to join in!
If you find yourself asking…
- Is it easy to expand from the normal vodka soda I make at home?
- What type of glass should I drink my cocktail from?
- What is a tincture and is it possible to make them at home?
- Why would I put an egg or cracked black pepper in my cocktail?
THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!
Broadway Brunch with Mike
taught by Mike Mazur
Sunday, May 31, 1:00 PM
Do you like Broadway? Do you like Harry Potter? Then you NEED to join us for Broadway Brunch! Our own Mike Mazur will be interviewing actress Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, who originated the role of Moaning Myrtle in Broadway’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Lauren will talk about her journey from high school to college to Broadway and is happy to answer questions about auditioning, getting an agent, and life in Harry Potter (She actually met J. K. Rowling!).
Lauren earned her BA in Musical Theatre from California State University – Chico (Where she played Maureen in RENT – directed by Mike Mazur!) and went on to earn her Master’s in Acting at Columbia University. She appeared Off-Broadway in HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and loves performing Shakespeare.
Fact or Fiction: Mythological Creatures
taught by Will Stotts and Jacob Hemsath
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 PM
In Fact or Fiction: Mythological Creatures we will be exploring some very well known tall tales and see if they really are fact? Or fiction! We will be explore (in order) Mermaids, The Lochness Monster, The Jersey Devil, El Chupacabra, Big Foot and The Yeti, The Kraken, Unicorns, and finally Greek Mythological Creatures! Join us for a fun time of exploration and fun!
Disney Movie Appreciation
taught by Bethany Bourland
Mondays 5:00 PM
Each week, we will dive into a different Disney Movie. We will discuss the history of the movie, play related trivia, and celebrate our favorite characters! Your only homework is to watch each movie prior to attending the class. Each week we will vote on next week’s film!
Dungeons and Dragons: DM’s guide to the Universe
taught by Gregory McKnight and Denver Danyla
Wednesdays & Fridays 5:00 PM
Come play D&D – literally let’s play D&D. If you plan to host a game as the DM, this workshop is for you! We will be discussing campaign creation and DM skills – then round robin switching up DM’s for feedback.
Horror Movie Appreciation and Analysis
taught by Denver Danyla
Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00 PM
In this class we will be looking at Horror movies past and and present and dive deep into questions like: How did this movie change cinema forever? What was the director’s intent/what was the overall message of this movie/why does this film exist? Why this choice of cinematography? What are the color schemes and why? What effect, positive or negative, did this film have on society? This movie made you feel these ways, how and why? We will explore what it means to be defined as a Horror Movie and why we as humans are drawn to them time and time again.
taught by Christian R. Black
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM
Do you love character? Do you love discussing character study, work, and diving into the ins and outs of who they are? Do you get wrapped up into stories and the people in them? This is the course for you! Take a journey and read a play, musical, or classical piece, and have a great discussion about what it means to create a character, and how the best ones came together. Fun for all, and essential for young actors looking for a deeper understanding.