Spotlight Kids Weekly Troupes
Spotlight Kids the result of over 35 years of love and passion for working with children in theater. With the premise of adapting Musical Theater pieces for young children and honing their singing, acting, and dancing skills. In August, 2007 starting with just 8 students, The Spotlight Kids of Sarasota had their first rehearsal. Over the next ten 16 years growing to a troupe of 60-70 young performers. Spotlight Kids can be seen performing on every stage in Sarasota from Community to Professional theaters. Spotlight Kids has had students on National Tours, off-Broadway and Broadway Shows. They have studied at some of the most prestiges colleges as Boston Conservatory, Berkley, Pace University, Manhattan School of Music, Otterbein University, Baldwin Wallace, CCM, FSU and many more.
Today, Spotlight Kids is a one of a kind, arts education for young people and is dedicated to providing school age students the highest quality performing arts education with a focus on training in the musical theater disciplines of voice, dance and acting.
Spotlight Kids has a Recreational Troupe for Students ages 7-13. This troupe is for students needing more experience or a smaller commitment than our Pre-Professional troupe. They rehearse for 90 min a week and will bring 1-2 routines to competition and perform in our year end showcase. They will meet on Mondays from 5:00-6:30
The Spotlight Recreational Troupe (no audition necessary) for Students ages 7-13. This troupe is for students needing more experience or a smaller commitment than our Pre-Professional troupe. They rehearse for 90 min a week and will bring 1-2 routines to competition and perform in our year end showcase. They will meet on Mondays from 5:00-6:30. ($100 a month)
The Spotlight Professional Training Company (SPTC) is a program for students who have a desire to pursue in-depth training in Musical Theatre. Students study 9 months in a conservatory-style structure and work closely with Professional Teaching Artists in classes and in rehearsal. They will study and learn through acting exercises and performance opportunities. Students are offered a well-rounded and professional training experience that prepares them for auditions, performances, and a career in the Arts.
· Scene Study
· Theatre Dance
· Audition Technique
· Honing performance Skills through performance opportunities
· Growing Musical Theater repertoire knowledge and vocabulary
· 1 competition
· Workshop with Broadway Casting Director, Bob Cline
· Group Vocal Workshops
· Building your audition Book
· Resume writing
· At least one dance class a week at any dance studio (Musical Theater Class offered at Spotlight)
· Private Voice lessons (teacher of your choice) a month or Group Voice weekly class offered by Spotlight
· College Audition Preparation
· Audition Coaching
· Choreography and Directing opportunities
· Study trip to NYC
· Career Coaching
Spotlight Kid’s troupe work to hone skills that are vital to performing on stage. Students focus on creating believable characters and truthful actions for the stage. Students participate in a variety of fun exercises that work on physical control, human behavior, observations, and realistic actions and reactions. Through games and activities, students build a strong and caring ensemble and create an environment of trust where they can effectively explore, make big choices, and take risks. Students will experience all aspects of performing in a musical production including auditioning, singing, dancing, and acting. Students receive instruction in singing, choreography, characterization, and blocking. We will prepare routines to compete Access Broadway Competition in Orlando, perform at a Theme Park, and Finish off our year with a fully staged final performance for friends and family!
· Spotlight Recreational Troupe– 5:00-6:30 ($100 a month)
Wednesdays- 8th grade- 12th grade
· Spotlight Professional Training Company (Green Troupe) 5:00-8:00 ($150)
Thursdays- 1st grade-7th grade
· Spotlight Professional Training Company (Pink Troupe) 5:00-8:00 ($150)