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Chapin Academy of Performing Arts

830 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC

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Finally ... We are beginning classes at Chapin Theatre!
And this is just the beginning. As we grow and our remodeling gets done, we will expand offerings based on your needs. Space is limited.

  • Spring semester classes will start January 17 and will end May 4. (4 month session, one class per week. You are commiting to the full 4 month session)
  • Other classes and workshops will be offered periodically throughout the year
  • Classes are held at the new facility rehearsal room 830 Columbia Ave. Chapin
  • Showcase for the classes will be Saturday, April 22, 2023 (one at 10am & one at 11:30am)
  • Hour Classes are $70/month (classes meet once a week)
  • Discount for multiple classes within the same household:
            second class $60/month
            third class & beyond $50/month
  • Half hour group voice classes are $40/month
  • Combo 1 dance/1 voice or 1 acting/1 voice - $100/month
  • Pay in full - all 4 months - 10% discount
  • First month payment is due upon registration.

Please email Tiffany Dinsmore at TheFunDinsmores@gmail.com if you have any questions.


**Private Voice lessons available on request and instructor availability**

CLASSES

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Spring Semester Classes

OTHER CLASSES   |  WORKSHOPS


Showcase: Saturday, April 22, 2023 (10am & 11:30am)

TUESDAYS

Musical Theatre Dance (3rd - 6th grade) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 17 - May 2, 2023
5pm (60 min)


Instructor: Ms. Bethurem
Min 8 students, Max students 15
A great diverse movement and dance class to cover all the bases you will need to be involved in a musical. Get your jazz shoes and shimmy on over.


Group Voice (6th grade - Adult) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 17 - May 2, 2023
6pm (30 min)


Instructor: Ms. Bethurem
Min 8 students, Max students 15
Group vocal training; you will learn how to warm up your voice, breathing exercises, using your diaphragm, etc.


Dance A to Z (6th grade - Adult) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 17 - May 2, 2023
6:30pm (60 min)


Instructor: Ms. Bethurem
Min 8 students, Max students 15
This class will cover many different contemporary dance styles, including jazz and hip hop.


THURSDAYS

Acting (3rd - 5th grade) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 19 - May 4, 2023
4pm (60 min)


Instructor: Ms. Johnson
Min 8 students, Max students 15
Learn the basics of acting: theatre games, stage directions, improvisation, vocal projection, taking direction, public speaking- all while building confidence, working together, respecting ourselves and others through the performing arts.


Group Voice (3rd - 6th grade) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 19 - May 4, 2023
5pm (30 min)


Instructor: Ms. Johnson
Min 8 students, Max students 15
Group voice students learn to sing together. Teamwork, discipline, and fun are just some of the benefits of group voice. In the class, students will work on technique, artistry, performance skills, and how to work with others.


Acting (6th - 8th grade) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 19 - May 4, 2023
5:30pm (60 min)


Instructor: Ms. Johnson
Min 8 students, Max students 15
Learn the basics of acting: theatre games, stage directions, improvisation, vocal projection, taking direction, public speaking- all while building confidence, working together, respecting ourselves and others through the performing arts.


Group Voice (7th - 12th grade) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 19 - May 4, 2023
6:30pm (30 min)


Instructor: Ms. Johnson
Min 8 students, Max students 15
Group voice students learn to sing together. Teamwork, discipline, and fun are just some of the benefits of group voice. In the class, students will work on technique, artistry, performance skills, and how to work with others.


Acting (9th - 12th grade) - CLOSED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER
January 19 - May 4, 2023
7pm (60 min)


Instructor: Ms. Johnson
Min 8 students, Max students 15
Learn the basics of acting: theatre games, stage directions, improvisation, vocal projection, taking direction, public speaking- all while building confidence, working together, respecting ourselves and others through the performing arts.


Other Classes

SEMESTER CLASSES   |  WORKSHOPS


February 27 - April 3, 2023

"IMAGINATION STATION: Dramatic Play" Drama Class - $75 - REGISTER
5pm (45 min)

Ages 5 - 7

Instructor: Ms. Dinsmore
Max 8 students
Have fun learning some beginning theatre through games and play.


Workshops

SEMESTER CLASSES   |  OTHER CLASSES


Saturday, April 1, 2023

Auditioning Workshop - $150 - REGISTER
10am - 2pm (bring your own lunch)

12 yrs - Adult

Instructor: Various
Have you ever wanted to audition for a local performance but didn't know what to expect? Have you auditioned before and want to improve on your auditioning skills? This is the workshop for you. You will learn dance techniques and how to present yourself during the dance audition. You will learn vocal warm ups, explore your vocal range, and learn how to pick the right song for your voice and show. You will engage in script readings and learn how to conquer the cold read. This 4 hour workshop will have a break for lunch, please bring your own lunch. Snacks will be provided.
**Bring the track and sheet music of a song of choice - you will work on 16 to 20 measures of the song during the workshop
Some pieces of the show Descendants will be used in the workshop, but the workshop is for helping with ANY and ALL auditions.

Space is limited. Once full there will be a waiting list.


**Private Voice lessons available on request and instructor availability**

INSTRUCTORS

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Ms. Bethurem

Ms. Bethurem

Grace McCall Bethurem has been a musical theater performer for over 20 years. McCall grew up in Denver, Colorado performing nationally and internationally with Kids in America Theater Company. McCall loves the performing arts and had her first paid theater role at 10 years old. She has since performed in over 30 musicals and plays. As a child news anchor on television, McCall also received training in acting for film and television and had several film credits as well. McCall has also worked as a Production Assistant for films and commercials for the LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, UT. McCall attended Brigham Young University where she studied vocal performance, theater and dance and trained alongside the nationally acclaimed BYU Cougarettes. McCall is trained in mix/belt vocal instruction and took lessons in SLC with nationally renowned vocal coach, Dean Kaelin. Since graduating from college McCall has performed and choreographed in the Denver Metro Area with favorite stage roles as Grace Farrell in Annie, Lola in Damn Yankees and Abigail Williams in The Crucible.

Since moving to South Carolina 6 years ago McCall has been privileged to privately train voice students and perform and direct with Chapin Theatre Company. She has also been teaching acting at The Southern Strutt. McCall loves sharing the joy of performing with the rising generation of performers. Whether through dance, vocal performance or theater, McCall loves helping you find your voice!

Tuesday Classes


Ms. Johnson

Ms. Johnson

Mary Jo Johnson is a classically trained music theatre performer with 20 years of professional stage experience. Having performed in Equity theaters across the country, Mary Jo has shared the stage with many performing legends: Joel Gray, Carol Channing, Jodi Benson, Nell Carter, Brian D’Arcy James, Blair Underwood, Karen Morrow, Juliette Prowse, Tom Key, and numerous others. She has performed in over 30 musicals, and even has a few commercial and film credits as well. Her favorite roles include Annie Oakley in Annie Get You Gun, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Louisa in The Fantastics, Peep-Bo in The Hot Mikado, and Young Phyllis in Follies. Since retiring from the stage, Mary Jo has produced, directed, choreographed and vocally coached performances for theatre, industrial productions, churches, camps, and private students.

Mary Jo received a BMP in Music Theatre from Florida State University, and has taken master classes under Joseph Papp, Lynn Stallings, Honey Coles, Mandy Benson, Siri Sat Nam, Frank Hatchet, and many others. She continued to train in voice, dance and acting as she worked professionally, and just recently she began attending workshops in film and television work with Canedy Knowles, Jorjenna Marie, Jack Alcott, Bonnie Gillespie, and Clifton Gutterman.

Teaching and equipping the next generation of performers, while discovering and instilling important life-lessons along the way, Mary Jo desires to provide a positive environment for students to learn, grow and discover their unique value through the performing arts.

Thursday Classes


Ms. Dinsmore

Ms. Dinsmore

Tiffany Dinsmore has been a performer since she was in elementary school. She was born in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and grew up all over the state. Tiffany has been on the stage, the small screen and the big screen. She especially loves directing and watching actors grow throughout a performance. She attended Troy State University (Go Trojans!) where she studied voice, drama and stagecraft while getting her degrees in Mathematics and Biology. Since moving to South Carolina (her 8th state) she has performed on many stages around the Midlands. Some of her favorite performances have been Miami Vice, being in 2 movies with her husband, Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz, Honey Rae Futrelle in the Jones, Hope, Wooten Futrelle sisters trilogy and Walt Disney World. Tiffany has been teaching and directing theatre close to 20 years now. She loves watching the joy on new performers faces as they fall in love with theatre.

Classes

  • "IMAGINATION STATION: Dramatic Play" Drama Class
    Ages 5 - 7


**Private Voice lessons available on request and instructor availability**

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Chapin Academy of the Performing Arts

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Please email Tiffany Dinsmore at TheFunDinsmores@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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