Programs

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ACTING PROGRAM+

$90.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Acting classes a week. Grades 4 - 8

8 classes per month.  Two (2) Showcase recitals per year. Participation in showcases are required.

This program is designed to give as much exploratory freedom to the participants as possible in a structured environment. Because the essence of acting lies in the simultaneous presence of live actors and spectators, it is important to develop both discipline for the craft as well as spontaneity. It is the decision of the faculty to focus on areas that are basic and elemental to the process which allows beginner or intermediate students to find real value in the program in order to prepare them for opportunities in film, television, or theatre. Classes are divided according to skill and experience as well as age.

 

Our program will give students an opportunity to explore their acting skills through small film projects, (some weekends needed) staged dramatic and comedy scenes, and monologues. We will also provide them with a headshot and demo reel of their acting work at the end of the year at no additional cost!

 

If you've ever been interested in your child being on stage or in a film, then this is the perfect opportunity to make it happen. As always, Laity is about teaching excellence so not only will your child have fun but they will learn the art of acting. Don't wait. Register now! Seats for this program will go fast.

 

Courses Taught:

  • Beginning & Intermediate Acting

  • Acting for Film & Television

  • Scene Study

  • Monologues

  • Character Development

  • Musical Theatre

  • Acting & Audition Techniques

 

Benefits of LIA's Acting instruction:

 

  • Improvisation Skills - Our program provides an opportunity for students to hone their improvisation skills. Improvisation is the spontaneous response to new and unexpected situations. Life is improvisation. We respond in new ways when spontaneous and unexpected things occur to us.

  • Playmaking - In Drama, you will be expected to create plays.  Playmaking is the process of experimenting with new roles. Through plays, students can re-examine old rules and challenge society’s values and interpretations.

  • Acting as a Co-operative Process - Students will be asked to participate in group work. This will help them to explore relationships on and off stage. It will help their communication skills and it will help them to make friends.

  • Personal Benefits - Acting helps with building self-confidence, speaking in public, and developing interpersonal skills. Our program will help your student to be more aware of how their physical presentation can affect the way people see them. Ethically, it provides the motivation to start to evaluate their own values and beliefs.

  • Acting Influences our Lives - By studying drama’s impact on their culture they can begin to look more critically at what the media is offering them and they can choose whether or not to accept the messages that it gives. At Laity we want our students to study Drama to become intelligent spectators who can distinguish between good and bad drama as well as ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ideologies.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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ART PROGRAM: Elements of Art 1 & 2+

$90.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Art classes a week. Grades 1 - 8

8 classes per month. Two (2) Showcase Exhibits  per year. Participation in Exhibits are required.

LIA Instructors strive for excellence in teaching and communicating the essentials of visual arts to each and every student. Students learn to accept that other's preferences may differ from their own but begin to appreciate multiple artistic solutions and interpretations. Questions asked in response to artwork become more refined and probing. The study of historical and cultural context gives students insight into the role of visual arts as a record of human achievement. As they consider artworks from a historical perspective, students begin to gain a clearer understanding of what they themselves value.

Courses Taught :
 

  • Pastels

  • Charcoal

  • Watercolors

  • Sketching

  • Collage

  • Acrylics

  • ...and more!

 

Benefits of LIA's Visual Arts Program:
 

  • Motor Skills Development

  • Language Development

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Visual Learning

  • Inventiveness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Improved Academic Performance

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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ANIMATION PROGRAM: Stage 1 & 2+

$90.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Animation classes a week. Grades 5 - 9

8 classes per month. Two (2) Showcase Exhibits per year. Participation in Exhibits are required.

LIA's Animation program prepares students with foundational in-depth training in the essential techniques of  2D animation first. We’ll start with lessons in drawing and character design, along with an introduction to basic anatomy and character design. Once a solid foundation is built, we move on to the other lessons listed below. Laity uses industry-standard software for 2D animation.

 

Courses Taught:
 

  • 2D Animation

  • Drawing and basic anatomy

  • Character and Object design for animation

  • Story-boarding

  • Principles of animation

  • Character acting and movement

 

Benefits of LIA's Animation Program:

 

  • Motor Skills Development

  • Language Development

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Visual Learning

  • Inventiveness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Improved Academic Performance

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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DANCE PROGRAM+

$90.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Dance classes a week. Grades K - 8

8 classes per month. Two (2) Showcase recitals per year. Participation in showcases are required.

The LIA dance curriculum is a comprehensive program designed to provide a complete study in dance and is aligned with the National Core Arts Standards for grades K through 8. 

 

Courses Available: 

  • Ballet/Tap 1

  • Ballet/Tap  2

  • Modern/Hip Hop

 

Benefits of LIA's Dance Program:

 

  • Development of Motor Skills

  • Increased ability and skill to apply elements of space,
    time and force in producing dance sequences

  • Capacity for centering and shifting body weight and
    tension/release in performing the movement for artistic intent

  • Technical control of body movements

  • Health and cardio strength

  • Promotes self-discipline

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Performance opportunities

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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MUSIC PROGRAM*

$120.00 A Month Per Student. (1) 30 min. Music lessons each week. Ages 8 & Up

4 lessons per month. Two (2) Showcase recitals per year. Participation in showcases are required.

LIA believes that music classes are a vital part of student academic achievement. The importance of music and fine arts has been debated in school board rooms across the country for several years. As budgets are trimmed and school music programs are cut, this becomes an important question to answer. These music and arts programs are an important component of student learning and success.

 

LIA has music training programs with lessons for all ages and abilities. Lessons in piano, drums, and voice are currently offered at this time. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of each student regardless of skill or level.  Each teacher is specialized in the areas they teach and provides caring, focused, and excellent guidance on helping each student find and fulfill their musical voice.

Classes from Beginner to Advanced in Technique & Theory:

  • Piano:

    • Your Piano Instructor

      • Ms. Mandy Hong - Online Only

      • Mrs. Clara Kim - Online Only

  • Voice:

    • Your Voice Instructor

      • Ms. Elise Walters - Online - Only
         

 

 

Benefits of LIA's Private Music Instruction:

  • One-on-one instruction geared to individuals' needs & goals

  • Instruction at students' pace & teaching materials suited for that student

  • Regular written evaluations

  • Encourages music skill development

  • Theory instruction 

  • Fosters responsibility

  • Establishes work ethic

  • Helps children achieve goals with guidance

  • Provides constructive leisure involvement

  • Promotes self-discipline

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Performance opportunities

Prices are subject to change without notice.