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Summer 2020

New Summer course registration open now!

Class sizes are limited -- register early to reserve your space!

Announcing BAAY’s 2020 summer season, COVID edition!! Our staff has pulled out all the stops to come up with a raft of creative courses to stretch your imaginative horizons, expand your expressive potential and learn some cool new skills. Whether you're an aspiring thespian looking to expand your expressive potential or a cool cat who wants to Party Like an Animal, we've got something for you! (Sword fighting, anyone?) It won’t be business as usual — social distancing requirements mean we’ve shifted our focus to smaller class sizes and content that can be adapted for online instruction as necessary. Details are on individual course pages. We have lots of options — so you can sign up for multiple classes and spend more of your summer with friends at BAAY!!

Our summer season will last for 8 weeks, divided into two four-week sessions, the first running from June 29-July 24; the second from July 27-August 21 (except for Dana’s costuming classes, which run slightly longer each session). Some courses will span the full eight weeks; some are offered for four weeks; some run for just one or two weeks.  All classes will be conducted via Zoom during Phase 2 COVID restrictions; in-person instruction will begin when Whatcom County is approved for Phase 3 of the Safe Start Washington protocol.  Our first priority is for the health and safety of our students and staff; we will enforce strict standards of hygiene and social distancing when we are finally able to be together again.

We encourage you to register early as class sizes are limited! Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to increase class sizes, but if demand is high enough, we may choose to run multiple sections of select classes. Financial aid information is on each course page. Payment for the first session required by June 26.  Payment for second session due by July 24.

Courses for Session 1 start the week of June 29, and for Session 2 start the week of July 27. Days/times of classes are on the course detail pages! 

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FOR MIXED AGES:

Theatre Tech

Dominic Salas, Instructor

Ages 9 - 17

June 29 - July 24; July 27 - Aug 21

This course takes a look at the exciting technical aspects of theatre and stagecraft!

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Makeup and Special Effects

Dominic Salas, Instructor

Ages 9 - 17

June 29 - July 24; July 27 - Aug 21

This course takes a look at the exciting technical aspects of theatre and stagecraft!

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Beginning Costuming – Team Experience

Dana Crediford, Instructor

Ages 9 - 17, or by permission

June 22 - July 24; July 27 - Aug 26

A team-based approach to designing a show, mentored by Dana.

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Advanced Costuming – Solo Project

Dana Crediford, Instructor

June 22-July 24; July 27-Aug 21

Choose a production that interests you, research the show, and develop a design notebook complete with sketches and mood boards.

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Singing for Musical Theatre

Evan Ingalls, Instructor

Ages 9 - 17

June 29 - July 24; July 27 - Aug 21

Join Evan as we learn about healthy singing practices for musical theatre!

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FOR PIXIES - AGES 5-8:

Mini Pixies (age 5-6) - The Stinky Cheeseman

Lisa Markowitz, Instructor

Ages 5-6

Aug 10 - Aug 21

Join Lisa for some Pixie magic while creating a unique, hilarious show.

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Mega Pixies (age 7-8) - The Stinky Cheeseman

Lisa Markowitz, Instructor

Ages 7-8

July 27 - Aug 7

Join Lisa for some Pixie magic while creating a unique, hilarious show.

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Pixie Animal Party

Lisa Markowitz, Instructor

Ages 5 - 8

June 29 - Aug 21

Join Lisa for her first ever Pixie Dance Class: Pixie Animal Party!

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FOR JUNIORS - AGES 9-12:

Where the Sidewalk Chalk Ends

Lisa Markowitz, Instructor

Ages 9 - 12

July 27 - Aug 7, or Aug 10-21

An original show written by Lisa, from poems written by BAAY students during quarantine!

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Stage Combat (Juniors)

Carly Williams, Instructor

Ages 9 - 12

July 27 - Aug 21

Carly will teach you the art of sword fighting for theatre!

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Dance for Musical Theatre (Juniors)

Lisa Markowitz, Instructor

Ages 9 - 12

June 29 - Aug 21

Join Lisa and learn the basics of Dance for Musical Theatre!

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East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Ian Bivins, Instructor

Ages 9 - 12

July 13 - July 24

New original script by Ian - a theatrical adventure!

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Shakespeare 101 - for Juniors

Carly Williams, Instructor

Ages 9 - 12

July 27 - Aug 21

Carly will dive into our favorite classic playwright as you learn to comprehend the complexity that is Shakespeare!

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FOR SENIORS - AGES 13-18:

Monologue Fundamentals

Ian Bivins, Instructor

Ages 12 - 17, 18 by permission

June 29 - July 24; July 27 - Aug 21

Hone your acting skills with a piece of theatrical text under guidance from Ian.

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Understanding Music with Theory 1

Toby Bruce and Quin Wilder, Instructors

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

June 29 - July 24

Learn what makes up the foundations of tonal music through the looking glass of music theory!

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Understanding Music with Theory 2

Toby Bruce and Quin Wilder, Instructors

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

July 27 - Aug 21

Learn more about what makes up the foundations of tonal music through the looking glass of music theory! Builds on Session 1.

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Dance for Musical Theatre (Seniors)

Lisa Markowitz, Instructor

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

June 29 - Aug 21

Join Lisa and learn the basics of Dance for Musical Theatre.

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Auditioning For Musical Theatre

Gabi Gilbride & TJ Anderson, Instructors

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

June 29 - Aug 21

Join us as we explore the fundamentals of musical theatre and how they are used to create unique and engaging performances!

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Stage Combat (Seniors)

Carly Williams, Instructor

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

July 27 - Aug 21

Carly will teach you the art of sword fighting for theatre!

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Shakespeare Study (Seniors)

Carly Williams, Instructor

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

July 27 - Aug 21

Scene study - acting Shakespeare!

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Songwriting for Seniors

Evan Ingalls, Instructor

Ages 13 - 17, or 18 by permission

June 29 - July 24; July 27 - Aug 21

Explore the art of songwriting with Evan!

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Play Devising

Olivia Theilemann, Instructor

Ages 14 - 17, or 18 by permission

June 29 - Aug 21

Summer-long commitment to making original and collaborative theatre; explore ideas and themes of isolation, community and quarantine to come together as artists.

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Scene Studies for Seniors

Olivia Theilemann & Carly Williams, Instructors

Ages 14 - 17, or 18 by permission

July 27 - Aug 21

An acting class where students learn the fundamentals of how to act opposite another human, digging deep into what drives a character!

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