AGDT Fall 2012 Kids Class Registration Information

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Hello American Girls and Families! 
I know that a lot of you are anxious for more information about the Fall Class Schedule, so here is the scoop!  
CLASS IS FULL. 7/25/12 8:25 am Thursday 1:00-2:30 PM - Actions Speak Louder Than Words (a story about Samantha) -  Published by American Girl, this play is based no the book Meet Samantha by Susan S. Adler.  Samantha meets Nellie, the servant girl who lives next door, and the two become fast friends.  Character opportunities include - Samantha, Nellie, Grandmary, Aunt Cornelia and Eddie Ryland.  There are 4 spaces available in this class.

CLASS IS FULL.  7/24/12 11:55am Thursday 2:30-4:00 PM - Check Under the Bed - This play was originally published by American Girl.  The story falls Margaret Maloney and her sleuthing daughter J.T. as the two find themselves stranded on a lonely night at The Peabody Hotel, a rather spooky old place.  A mystery unfolds and J.T. is determined to solve it!  There are a lot of over-the-top characters and some pretty funny moments throughout the story.  Character opportunities include - Margaret Maloney, J.T. Maloney, Miss Peabody, Jane Crumb, Carlotta Vanderpepper, and Dr. Veronica Brockett.  There are 6 spaces available in this class. 
Note: this play is a step between the typical kid's classes and the teen class.  Students who are fairly new to AGDT (3 semesters or fewer) would likely enjoy one of the "normal" American Girl scripts more, as we will spend more time working on character development and comic situations in this class - this is easier once the girls have had a chance to develop some natural stage presence and confidence based on past experience. :)

CLASS IS FULL.  7/25/12 11:30am  Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM - Friendship & Freedom (a story about Addy) - Published by American Girl, this play is based on the book Addy Learns a Lesson by Connie Porter.  Addy's first day of school (and weeks following) are shown, as she and her friend Sarah learn some valuable lessons about the costs of friendship.  Character opportunities include - Addy, Sarah, Miss Dunn, Harriet, Mama, and Mavis.  There are 5 spaces available in this class, and additionally a small speaking "little sister" role for a sibling (age 5-7) who is not old enough to enroll in AGDT (please indicate interest with your registration).

All Classes will begin on August 16 and run weekly through October 4.

I would prefer for any student to only miss a maximum of 2 practices.  While it’s not a requirement, it would be best for everyone involved if the full class can attend the first practice on August 16.  This will be the day we pick parts for the play. 

The plays will be performed at Faith Baptist Church, and the final rehearsals (July 31 / August 2) will be at the church as well. 

All 3 Plays will be performed on Saturday, October 6, at 7:30pm.    

The girls will need to arrive at the church at 2:00 pm for a final dress rehearsal on the day of their play.  We will have dinner and have time to do everyone's hair and makeup before it's showtime! 

NEW:  There will be a Costume Day on Saturday, September 8 from 11:00am-3:00pm.  Each student will need to have a quick (15 - 20 minute) costume appointment during this timeframe.  This meeting will be at another location in Lees Summit (my parent's house), where my costume collection is housed. 
Classes will be held at my house in Lees Summit.  I will send directions to the enrolled students' families before the classes begin.
Pricing is as follows: $80 for one daughter, $75 each for two daughters, $70 each for three or more daughters.  The class cost covers: 17 hours of rehearsal time, one-on-one acting coaching, script, free admission for family and friends to the performance, most costume and prop expenses (with the exception of any personal items such as tights), and performance day dinner/snacks. 

Registration/Payment Info (this has changed; please read):

To register for a class:

1.  Fill out the registration form – click here.

2.  Wait for Confirmation Email.

3.  Once Confirmation Email is received, submit payment within 3 days.  Payment forms accepted are PayPal, Personal Check, or Cash.

*If you are paying by check, you will STILL fill out the registration form online.  There are no more paper registration forms! 

*If I do not receive the tuition within three days of receipt of confirmation email, your registration will be bumped to the bottom of the class list (which in some cases will mean that it is no longer valid).

The full class fee is required with registration (if this is a problem, let me know and I’m sure we can work something out – it is a requirement due to problems I have had in past semesters).  Your registration and payment will hold your space in the class.  Note that the number of spaces is limited and will be filled first-come, first-serve, in the order I receive the registrations.  You can still email/call to ask about availability, but I can't hold spaces without your registration. 

The registration deadline for these classes is Friday, August 3.  Click here to register for a class.

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