THEATER EDUCATION ALL YEAR LONG

The Ross Ragland Theater is excited to announce another season of Theater classes and Rag Tag Children’s Choir.
The classes are filled with music, movement, theater games, and socially engaging activities intended to establish and strengthen skills used in life and the performing arts.
New to our After School Classes, Scholarships are available for all classes.

OUR PROGRAMS

Drama Classes

Musical Theatre Classes

Rag Tag Children’s Choir

DRAMA & ART CLASSES for Winter 2023

Storybook Theatre: Grades 2-4

Class Runs: Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 2023
Times: 5pm-6pm
Tech Rehearsal: TBD
Showcase: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Go into the story of a cherished Children’s Book. Explore fun, loving characters. Students get to learn and perform skits that will be presented in a showcase.

Instructor: Yvonne Canton
Cost: $90, multi class discount available

Puppet Theatre: Grades 3-5

Class Runs: Mondays, January 9-February 27, 2023
Times: 4pm-5:30pm
Tech Rehearsal: TBD
Showcase: Saturday, March 4

Come learn and explore drama with puppets.  Learn all about the different types of puppets, make puppets of your own and perform in a puppet theater!  This exciting class will take you through all the different puppets from sock puppets to marionettes!  We will end with a puppet theater show on Saturday, March 4!

Instructor: Bonnie Hay & Yvonne Canton
Cost: $105, multi class discount available

Dramatic Interpretation: Grades 5-8

Class Runs: Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 2023
Times: 5pm-6pm
Tech Rehearsal: TBD
Showcase: Saturday, March 4

Become a star! Expand your imagination! Free the way you think, act, talk and move. Hone in and improve your child’s developing acting skills with improvisational drama and more. As we develop their ability in characterization and dramatic interpretation, fun is guaranteed!

Instructor: Alex Burris
Cost: $90, multi class discount available

Visual ART for Students: Grades 3-5

Class Runs: Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 2023
Times: 4pm-5pm
Showcase: Saturday, March 4

For all our budding artists: Come enjoy a fun-filled hour with art projects for all creative minds!  From collages to masquerade masks to painting with lots of color, we have projects planned to help you grow in your artistic abilities and expression!  We will showcase your projects at the Masquerade Ball and at the parent showcase on March 4!

Instructor: Carrie Wilcox
Cost: $90, multi class discount available

MUSICAL THEATER CLASSES for Winter 2023

Musical Theatre Exploration II: Grades 7-12

Class Runs: Tuesdays, January 10-February 28
Times: 4pm-5pm
Tech Rehearsal: TBD
Showcase: Saturday, March 4

Students will learn staging and choreography to tell the story of our favorite group songs from the musical theatre category. Explore music, theatre games, and choreographed dance in this fun class.

Instructor: Alex Burris
Cost: $90, multi class discount available

Music for Children: Grades K-2

Class Runs: Wednesdays, January 11-March 1, 2023
Times: 4pm-5pm
Tech Rehearsal: TBD
Showcase: Saturday, March 4

Explore the wonder and joy of music and movement while learning songs and instrumental play.  They will perform in an end of class showcase on March 4.

Instructor: Sarah Pearlstein
Cost: $90, multi class discount available

Rag Tag Children’s Choir

Join us on April 7th, 2023 at 6:00 PM for this session’s RagTag Concert
RagTag-A-Long Choir
Grades 1-3 Mondays, January 16 – April 3 from 4:00-4:45 pm
RagTag Choir
Grades 4-6 Mondays, January 16 – April 3 from 5:00-6:00 pm

Explore the wonderful world of choral music. Learn vocal techniques, music appreciation, and participate in a high energy performance on the Ragland stage.
Concert: Friday, April 7 at 6pm
Instructor: Danielle Harmon
Cost: $120,Cost: $90,multi class discount available

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

For Afterschool Classes

Sarah Pearlstein

Music Instructor

I grew up in Klamath Falls. I have always loved music. I took piano lessons at Sacred Heart Academy. I played trumpet in the school band for four years. During middle school, I taught myself how to play acoustic guitar, using guitar chord books. I accompanied my high school choir on piano. I volunteered to teach music in my children’s elementary classes when music was taken out of the Klamath County schools in the 1990’s. When I taught in public and private schools, I always incorporated music.  I have taught piano and guitar lessons to a few students, including my granddaughter. My husband and I have been on worship teams in three local churches. I have worked for Ross Ragland Youth StARTS for the past four years. I love this program, and enjoy passing my appreciation of music on to the next generation.

DANIELLE HARMON

Rag Tag Choir Instructor

Dani Harmon is a long time lover of music, theater, and the arts. She grew up performing on the Ragland stage in countless children’s productions and moved on to community theater as an adult. After years of high school choirs, she then performed with a university choir at Brigham Young University. After returning back to the Klamath basin, she trained for years with Katie Harman (Miss America 2002). She has recently brought back the Rag Tag Children’s Choirs and hopes to cultivate a love of music in her students, as well as provide them with a solid foundation in proper vocal technique.

Yvonne Canton

Puppetry & Drama Instructor

With a background in Language Arts education and a specialization in Theater Arts, Yvonne Canton comes to the Ragland with many years’ experience to help young people become successful in communication through expression. Mrs. Canton says, ” While learning the ‘art’ in Theater Arts, we utilize simple props and costumes to enhance our performances with imaginative play and percussive innovation.”

Carrie Wilcox

Visual ART Instructor

Since childhood I have loved creating art. I graduated from the U of O in visual communication. I have worked as a K-8 classroom teacher and substitute. It seems that no matter what I do or where I am I always return to the need of painting and creating. I find inspiration in colors through travel and nature. After living in various places in Oregon and Alaska I returned to the Klamath basin where I grew up. It is now I am excited to be able to share my love of the arts with others.

Alex Burris

Drama & Musical Theater
Instructor

Alex is thrilled to be doing Afterschool Classes again this year. She is starting her second year at KCC. Alex has been a part of the Ragland since she was 6 because her dance shows were held at the theater, until a few years ago. She is currently the Ragland’s unofficial stage manager, and she is loving it. She has recently been getting more and more involved with the education programs such as After School Classes and the Summer Camp programs. She is loving it!

Bonnie Hay

Puppetry Instructor