Three classes starting in September at the Queen Anne’s County’s Arts Council’s Centre for the arts encourage young people to develop confidence through theatrics, movement and stage presence. Pageant winner, author, model and instructor Tamika Hall brings “Musical Theatre” “Modeling and Etiquette” and “Praize in Motion” to the Centre for lessons in poise, voice, acting, and dance.
The theatre camp focuses on musical theatre and features a production of “The Lion King Cabaret”. Students will receive training in a variety of aspects in theatre, and learn some Spanish too. One-on-one attention is emphasized and class size is limited. The course ends with a public performance for family and guests. September 17 through November 5, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.. Registration deadline: 9/9. The fee is $70 for Arts Council members and $84 for non-members. Ages 5-12.
“Modeling and Etiquette” teaches the basics of runway walking, and incorporates lessons in character, confidence and charisma. Self-esteem building activities are presented each week as part of the course which culminates in a fashion show. September 17 through November 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Registration deadline: 9/9. The fee is $70 for Arts Council members and $84 for non-members. Ages 5-12.
In the performance based camp, “Praize in Motion”, students learn to incorporate ballet, modern, African Folk Dance and improvisational techniques with gospel music for a rewarding look into cultural and spiritual narratives. September 17 through November 5, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Registration deadline: 9/9. The fee is $50 for Arts Council members and $57 for non-members. Ages 6 and up.
Hall, has earned numerous pageant titles including most recently “Mrs. Maryland United States 2011” and is the founder of Mikatoure Academy of Modeling and the Performing Arts. Her modeling and teaching experience are the hallmarks of her interest in teaching character development through self-esteem building activities. A veteran performer who began performing at the age of 5 and modeling at the age of 13, has more than 25 years of performance experience. She holds a degree in Theatre from Washington College. www.mikatoure.com
The Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts by connecting artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.