BACKSTORY THEATRE ACADEMY (BSTA)
As a non-profit, BackStory has been significantly impacted by COVID19. Your registration keeps teachers employed and provides critical revenue to cover fixed expenses, like our studio space. From one day technique workshops to multi-week mini-classes, preschool programs, and performance classes for ages 5-18: we've got something for everyone!
Fall classes will be held ONLINE & will have kids get up to MOVE, create, and play!
Performance based classes will utilize new scripts designed for online performance!
What have we heard from parents about our online programming?
"I wanted to let you know how wonderful Mr. Adams has been and how much fun our daughter had! We are so excited to have found Backstory and we sincerely hope we get to work with Mr. Adams again. We will definitely be back for more theater as soon as possible. Thank you both for all your hard work and creativity in the midst of this global pandemic. It has been a bright spot for her day, and that means the world to us."
"Thank you! This was the highlight of my daughter's day! "
"Ms. Felicia,I just wanted to let you know that my child adores you and loves your class on Thursdays at 1:30. She asks about it all week and I think she likes it even more than her dance class (which is a huge compliment!). I see that she is really expressing herself. Thanks for brightening her day!"
Thank you for working so diligently, and putting so much thought and care to come up with an alternate performance option for this group! We really appreciate it."
And check out the links below for details on current programming types!
BackStory Theatre Academy's fantastic performance-based programs build skills for performance, confidence, team work, and key STEAM learning skills such as active listening, working memory, and creative collaboration! During this unprecedented time of stay at home orders, social distancing for safety, and rapidly changing information, we are revising our usual summer programming. With shorter session times each day, small class sizes, and showcase performances during the last class. These changes will allow us to deliver the high quality content we promise while remaining flexible to offer each class either online or in-person depending on state and local recommendations.
While classes are currently listed as studio-based, they will be moved onto a Zoom platform as necessary. JUNE and JULY 6-10 CLASSES WILL BE TAUGHT ONLINE. Typically, summer performance classes for ages 9-13 are taught by teams of teens from our Youth Leadership Program (BYLP) and overseen by a staff mentor. This summer, our staff instructors will take the lead with lots of input and assistance from the teens for this age group! While teens are learning hands-on skills for teaching, directing, and producing shows - their students grow from mentorship, literacy in action with script-writing, and build strong bonds through creation of their very own show. At the end of the week, the cast will showcase their short play in one of three formats as available: 1) In studio with audience, 2) recorded in studio with no audience, or 3) presented live or recorded via Zoom. Our usual public audience performances at the Broomfield Auditorium have been cancelled through August by the facility.
AGES 9-13: SHOW TITLE IS DETERMINED DURING THE WEEK OF CAMP IN COLLABORATION WITH CAMPERS AND MENTORS! Students are encouraged to bring international story ideas on the first day of class.
AGES 3-8: CLASS THEMES ARE BASED ON SPECIFIC BOOKS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO AMEND OR BRANCH OUT TO INCLUDE MULTIPLE CHARACTERS AND IDEAS
To register for private voice lessons with Mr. Preston Adams:
Email email@example.com to schedule.
Pricing: $45/lesson; 3-lesson pack $120; 6-lesson pack $210
45 minute vocal lesson is comprised of warm up, lesson content, and cool down. Home assignments may be given as applicable. Mr. Adams received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from University of Northern Colorado and has served as Chorus Master, Music Coordinator, and performer for Opera Classica Europa. He performs regularly in local Denver area musical theatre productions and teaches theatre and musical theatre programming for BackStory. Age Range: 10-18+
FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS ONLINE!
Thank you to Broomfield FISH for partnering to provide Spanish translation for our Friday bi-lingual story playtimes! These free Friday workshops met for 30 minutes each week, were funded generously by the Broomfield Community Foundation, and were taught in combined Spanish and English. All language learners were invited to play & get silly!
From March 31-August 28 we taught 52 FREE classes (39 technique & preschool for ages 3-18 & 13 bilingual ages 3-7)