UNIQUE YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION

Arts Programs2019-02-04T18:52:57+00:00

ELEMENTARY

TROLLWOOD CHILDREN’S THEATRE WILL IGNITE PASSION AND TEACH CONFIDENCE!

Trollwood Children’s Theatre offers elementary-aged students the opportunity to be an on-stage performer, experience theatre, and gain confidence. This four-week, after school, theatre program involves students in the creation and public presentation of a full-fledged children’s musical where students are the cast and crew. Theatre and elementary education professionals guide the students through this exciting creative process. Trollwood Children’s Theatre provides the set, costumes, technical equipment, and staff to professionally stage the show.

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ARTSPARK WILL KINDLE CONFIDENCE, IGNITE CREATIVITY, AND GET YOUR CHILD FIRED UP ABOUT THE ARTS!

ArtSpark provides children with an age-appropriate opportunity to explore the performing arts, guided by music and theatre artists/educators. Each day students will participate in theatre games, singing, storytelling, movement and more—all centered around imaginative, fun themes. Best of all, as a result of their performing arts training, kids become more confident, creative, and better communicators. Each session will conclude with a showcase of students’ work, demonstrating what they’ve learned and created in ArtSpark. Fee includes team-taught instruction, class supplies, and program t-shirt.

Ages: 6–11 (as of August 31, 2019)

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

TOTALLY TROLLWOOD ACADEMY

THIS IS A PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Morning or afternoon sessions teach young performing arts enthusiasts the basic skills of acting, musical theatre, vocal performance, and dance/movement. Each daily session includes a one hour class in three areas of study: acting, musical theatre, and dance. Participants are also eligible for beginning level Trollwood Academy elective classes opposite their selected Totally Trollwood Academy session. No auditions required.

Ages: 11–13 (as of August 31, 2019)

Dates: June 5 – June 27, 2019 | Monday–Friday

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TAKE YOUR PLACE ON STAGE AS A PART OF THE TOTALLY TROLLWOOD MUSICAL!

Totally Trollwood Musical allows middle school students to claim the stage! Gain performance and production skills training as you stage a musical under the guidance of professional educators and artists. During the process you will learn character development, proper vocal technique, dance moves, set construction and so much more! This program welcomes beginning to advanced students.

AGES: 11–14, AS OF AUGUST 31, 2019. OPEN ENROLLMENT. PROGRAM FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Dates: July 1-3, 8-August 1, 2019

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TROLLWOOD WINTER ACADEMY – 2 MONTHS OF CLASSES!

Join us for the months of January and February for our Winter Academy Classes. Join us for one of our Filmmaking classes or Musical Theatre Dance and Voice Intensive Class! Available for current Students Grades 5 – 7 & 8 – 12.

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HIGH SCHOOL

TROLLWOOD ACADEMY

During June, students ages 14 through 2019 graduated senior may determine their daily schedule of performing and production arts study for as little as 90 minutes a day (one class), up to a full day of 4 classes.

Students may also design their own individualized program of performing and production arts study. Whatever your area of interest or level of expertise, Trollwood has a class just for you! With nearly 40 beginning to advanced classes to select from, students can expand their horizons by trying something new in a beginner’s course or challenge themselves with an advanced class. Taught by professionals from down the street and around the nation, these classes offer opportunities to explore all areas of the performing and production arts.

Dates: June 5-27

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Trollwood’s 2019 Mainstage Musical: Freaky Friday!
proudly sponsored by Bell Bank

Ages: 14 through 2019 graduated senior

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School at Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead, MN

Program Dates: May 30-August 2

Cast Auditions: February 24-25

Cast Callbacks: February 26-27

Orchestra Auditions: March 7, 8, 9, & 12

Technical Theatre Involvement:  Register for a Technical Theatre Experience – Scenic class, Technical Theatre – Independent Study, and/or for Technical Run Crew.

Measurment Party:  April 12, 6:30 – 10:00pm at Trollwood Performing Arts School

Kick Off Meeting: May 30, 7:00pm at Trollwood Performing Arts School

Orientation: June 5, Marcil Commons

Box Office: Opens June 6

Discounted Group Sales: OPEN NOW for purchases of 10 or more tickets on a single performance night

Tech Week: July 1-3, 5-10

Performances: July 11-13, 17-20, 24-27

Strike: Cast, crew and orchestra members are REQUIRED to attend strike week, July 29-August 2

Production Party: Thursday, August 1

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17. Registration remains open after this deadline however, a $25 late fee will be assessed.

Fees: See Program Fees page here.

Register: Registration opens Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Check back for forms at that time.

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WHAT IS STUDENT LEADERSHIP?

Student Leaders serve as assistants to a designated member of Trollwood artistic, technical, teaching or administrative teams for the Mainstage Musical, Totally Trollwood Musical, Trollwood Academy, Totally Trollwood Academy, Trollwood Players or ArtSpark, learning about their chosen art form through personal tutelage and hands-on experience, in addition to applying leadership skills through supervising daily rehearsals/construction sessions and guiding student groups. Student Leaders for the Totally Trollwood Academy, Totally Trollwood Musical and ArtSpark programs also serve as mentors to the younger students.

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TROLLWOOD CONSERVATORY IS AN INTENSIVE STUDY PROGRAM FOR THE STUDENT WHO WISHES TO STUDY AN ARTS DISCIPLINE AT A MORE ADVANCED LEVEL AND IN A COMPACT TIME FRAME.

Daily sessions will include “hands-on” skill development and training experiences that are taught by professionals in the field. All classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop and sharpen their abilities. Students will give a performance/presentation at the end of each two-week session (4 week session for Filmmaking Conservatory)

In addition to structured learning times and experiences, students will also be afforded many opportunities to talk with faculty about post-secondary education opportunities, the college audition process, and working in the profession.

Intensive Tracks offered for 2019:

  • Acting 
  • Dance 
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Filmmaking 

Ages: Varies by intensive; refer to intensive track description for details.

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TIMEPIECES

Written & Directed by Kevin Kennedy

If you enjoyed The Trollwood Players performance of Odds and Ends last year, then you will love this year’s fresh take on a non-musical production!

Trollwood Players is a non-musical, summer theater opportunity for students. Each summer the Trollwood Players performs a collection of ten minute plays to give each student in the program the opportunity to perform a large part in a short piece. The goal of the Trollwood Players is to meet new people, learn some acting skills, and to have fun.

Timepieces is a collection of ten minute plays written and directed by Kevin Kennedy. Each piece is a complete play within itself. Ten minute plays usually deal with a single issue and the plot is simple. Because of the shortened time, sets are minimal and the piece is focused on the characters. The goal of a ten minute play is to get the audience to think about a single issue or dilemma in a tightly focused format. Kevin Kennedy has written over 40 ten minute plays.

When: July 15 – August 9, 2019
Where: Fargo South High School
Ages:  14 to 2019 graduated senior

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