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Fall 2017 Important Dates

June 1st - Fall Registration Begins

August 21st - Open House

August 28th - Fall Classes Begin

September 4th - Labor Day, Studio Closed

November 22nd-26th - Thanksgiving Break, Studio Closed

December 1st - Spring Registration Begins

Decemer 14th - Last Day of Fall Classes

December 15th - Fall Cabaret Dress Rehearsal, 4:30pm-7:30pm

December 16th - Fall Cabaret Performance 7:00pm

January 19th-20th - Fall/Winter Junior Musical Production

February 2nd-4th - Fall/Winter Senior Musical Production

 

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STAGELIGHTS

Where Dramatic Arts Meet Play

In this day and age, we are determined to give our children every advantage in the areas of academics.  We ask a lot of kids daily.  Pay attention.  Do your work. Sit still.  Be neat.  Success only comes from hard work.  Well, we at STAGELIGHTS believe the ARTS provide a necessary balance in children's lives. We still offer the challenge of pulling a show together, memorizing lines, and working as a team.  But, we say get up and DANCE, make a MESS, speak out LOUD, and don’t wait to create MASTERPIECES! Color OUTSIDE the lines!  Be your own INDIVIDUAL!

We Focus on 3 Core Components of Performance

  • Vocal Expression
  • Physical Movement
  • Imaginative Exploration

These simple components can be built upon for a lifetime of learning in the ARTS!

Amazing Exploration

At STAGELIGHTS, we truly want to illuminate your child’s unique gifts.  Our lessons center on fun and exploration.  Theater is a process and children have to feel comfortable to learn and progress.  Our year-long classes and summer camps feature fun scenes, songs, and dances, but, we hold strong to our INSTRUCTION style, exposing kids to all the elements of stagecraft! Students will explore characterization, improvisation, creative movement, vocal technique, comedic timing, puppetry and more within each fall, spring, or summer session!  At the end of each session or camp, students will put on a show- a LEARNING PERFORMANCE guaranteed to entertain and enlighten you!  Stagelights is one studio that will keep you and your child interested until the very last curtain call!

 

Meet the Teachers

Pamela Kinter - Director/Acting Coach

Pamela Kinter is the Founder and Artistic Director of Stagelights. She is a performer and director, but above all, an educator.  Her professional career began at the University of Maryland, with degrees in Acting Technique and Directing. She was asked to direct a children’s theatre production in Chicago over twenty years ago when…lightning struck! She realized that the natural ability of children to create, explore, and simply TRY was something to be encouraged and celebrated! Pam founded Stagelights in Greensboro, NC in 2010 to help children in the Triad explore the joys of theatre. She is proud to be growing Stagelights into a high quality, educational theatre program that was recently named, as a partner with Guilford County Child Development, in a national STEAM grant to bring theatre arts to the youngest and most economically challenged Triad students. Pam is beyond excited to be fulfilling her life-long dream of offering full-year, theatre arts programs! 

 

Amy Shope - Choreographer/Dance Instructor

Amy Shope is a professional dance teacher, performer, choreographer, and writer in the Triad area. Amy trained at the Anna Marie Dance Studio in Wilmington, DE from the age of 4, learning ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical. She received her BA in Dance and BS in Chemistry from Connecticut College in 2012 before receiving her MA in Dance Theories and Practices at UNC-Greensboro in 2014. She then entered the exciting world of dance teaching and musical theater choreography, starting with Brightest Star in the summer of 2013. Shows she has choreographed include The Music Man Jr., Fiddler on the Roof Jr., You're A Good Man, Charlie BrownAlice in Wonderland Jr., Annie Get Your Gun, High School Musical Jr., Bye Bye Birdie, Legally Blonde, and Kiss Me, Kate. Amy is also a freelance writer for Dance Spirit and Dance Retailer News magazines and has presented her dance research at the Society of Dance History Scholars conferences in Trondheim, Norway (2013) and at Iowa State University (2014). In the fall of 2016, Amy began her certification training in Essentrics™, a strengthening and stretching program for adults that targets all muscles of the body to help create a leaner, fitter, and younger physique. Amy also loves to bake...you can always try a sample of one of her yummy creations when you drop in for classes! 

 

Jake Hemminger - Vocal Instructor

Tenor Jake Hemminger is pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studies with Dr. Robert Wells. This summer, Jake will be a Resident Artist with Opera North (New Hampshire), where he will be performing the role of Ajax 2 in La belle Hélène and in the ensemble of Madama Butterfly and Kiss Me, Kate. He will also make his debut with North Carolina Summer Rep as Anthony in Sweeney Todd. In 2016, Jake was a national finalist in the NSAL Musical Theatre Competition in Phoenix, AZ. He also made his international debut as the tenor soloist for Schubert’s Mass in G and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F during the MidAmerica Productions Choral Series in Florence, Italy.

Jake graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Music Technology with Honors in Voice. He has also trained at the Harrower Opera Workshop in Atlanta, GA, and the Druid City Opera Workshop in Tuscaloosa, AL, developing skills in acting, dancing, stage combat, and music entrepreneurship. Jake has an affinity for Educational Opera Outreach, having performed for thousands of elementary school students in outreach productions of The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville. Jake has experience teaching private voice in a variety of styles to singers of all ages. He has taught at the Montgomery School of Music, the Prattville Music Academy, and for the BFA Musical Theatre program at Florida State University as a Graduate Assistant. His teaching philosophy focuses on helping singers discover their vocal potential by emphasizing the importance of proper alignment and breathing, and how these factors relate to and influence vocal technique and vocal exercise. Jake intends to continue his vocal study and education, aspiring to a career in performance, academia, and voice science. Learn more at jakehemmingermusic.com.

Antonela Frasheri - Piano Instructor/Accompanist

Born in a family of teachers in Korce, Albania, Antonela Frasheri had her first piano lesson at the age of 6. She attended “Tefta Tashko Koco” conservatory until the age of 15, when she and her family moved to Winston-Salem, NC. After immigrating to the States, Antonela attended RJ Reynolds High School, a magnet school that offered her the opportunity to perform in various concerts with the school’s orchestra. In 2012, Antonela performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Winston Salem Symphony as a soloist. In her remaining high school years, she performed with the Winston Salem Youth Orchestra. Antonela is a scholarship student at her fourth year pursuing a Music Performance degree at UNC-Greensboro, where she studies with Dr. John Salmon. Previous teachers include Dr. Inara Zandmane, Dr. Pamela Howland, Entela Kotelli, and Alida Brokeri. In 2016, Antonela received a grant from the Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office at UNCG, which gave her the opportunity to travel and do research in Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice and other cities of Italy. Apart from freelancing, she is currently the pianist at Tabernacle United Methodist, a piano teacher in High Point and also an instructor at UNCG under the Community Collaborative program. Antonela was an Assistant Musical Director at Brightest Star this past summer, a program that made her fall in love with teaching. Since then, Antonela has had the pleasure to help the talented students of Stagelights with their Cinderella, Kids and The Pajama Game productions. Except pursuing her passion for music and teaching, Antonela is interested in finding connections between music, nature and culture; she is currently working on a project about the Italian adventures of Franz Liszt.

 

Contact Us!

2307 W. Cone Blvd, Suite 110

Greensboro, NC 27408

stagelightstheaterco@gmail.com

(336) 370-6337