The next session of classes will begin on January 6th. See below for the classes we are offering. We are currently having an issue with our sign-up program. Sign up HERE to receive our newsletter and be notified that sign-ups are available.
The winter session of classes will begin on Saturday, January 6th and go through Thursday, March 15th. Most classes will be a ten week session. (Stage School will not have class on March 20th due to tech week for James and the Giant Peach.)
There will be a Showcase, where all the classes will perform in an informal setting, on Saturday, March 17th. The Showcase is free to both parents, and $5 to all other audience members. It will take place at Harmony Baptist Church.
If you are new to The Biz, or are due for your annual Registration Fee, you will need to pay an additional $25 to register. You will receive a Biz tee shirt on your first registration, which you will wear for the Showcase. Second and third year registrants may choose a Biz string bag, or another tee shirt. Your third annual registration is your final one! Once signed up, you will receive an invoice from The Biz, approximately a week before the class begins. You may pay on-line with a credit card through the invoice you receive, or you may bring a check or cash for the total to the first class. There is some minor paper work for you to fill out at the first class if you are new to The Biz.
Classes need to have at least four participants in order for it to take place, so invite your friends!
We look forward to seeing all you Biz Kids, as well as meeting new ones!
Session runs from January 8th – March 30th When you sign up, you will be committing to the full session of lessons. (That’s a commitment of 12 weeks)
If you want just one lesson, email Jaimie at email@example.com
Cost is $25 per lesson. The lessons are to be paid by the session, unless arrangements have been made with Jaimie. You will be invoiced for the session. At that time, you may pay on-line with a credit card, or bring a check or cash to the first lesson. (Checks made payable to “The Biz.”)
CANCELLATIONS: Only in special circumstances will fees be waived for cancellations. If you are unable to make a lesson and would like someone else to fill that slot, it is your responsibility to find someone to do so and communicate to Jaimie accordingly. We kindly ask that you bring any music you are given to your next lesson and that you keep it in good condition.
AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS ARE LISTED BELOW.
THIS SESSION BEGINS January 8 – March 30
PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE SESSION
Jaimie Riechman, born and raised in North Central Ohio, graduated from Anderson University in May 2015 with a degree in Music Business. She started with The Biz as an intern during her last semester of university and has since pursued many musical opportunities in performance, teaching, directing, and technology in the Indianapolis area. With The Biz she has music directed Seussical, Jr., My Son Pinocchio, Jr., Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn, and My Time To Shine’s Willy Wonka KIDS and Aladdin KIDS. She is also an instructor of private voice and various classes. Outside of The Biz, she music directed CYT’s production of Bridge to Terabithia. She is also the current Director of Westside Church of the Nazarene’s Handbell Choir and Avon High School’s show choir group: Attraction. Jaimie has always been very passionate about the performing arts and she loves to inspire that same passion in her students.
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Acting for ages 7-10 from 6:00 – 7:00. Taught by Miss Cailtyn Spires, Acting teacher at Avon High School. Cost is $130. In this class you will learn acting and improvisation techniques.
Acting for ages 11-18 from 7:00 – 8:00. Taught by Miss Cailtyn Spires, Acting teacher at Avon High School. Cost is $130. In this class you will learn acting and improvisation techniques.
Boy’s Dance from 6:00 – 7:00. This is a boys only class, taught by Doug King, Equity Actor, and teacher at Anderson University, and will cover basic dance styles needed for musical theater. For ages 10 and up. Cost is $130.
Tap from 7:00 -8:00. This class is for both genders, ages 10 and up, and will cover basic tap up to an advanced beginning level. Also taught by Doug King. Cost is $130.
Stage School Junior, for ages 6-10, from 6:00 – 7:30, and Stage SchoolSenior, for ages 10 and up, from 7:00 – 8:30. Taught by Jeff Van Paris and Jaimie Riechman. Cost is $175. This is a great class for those with little to no theatrical experience, as well as a class for those with experience to have some fun without the pressure of a full musical. The kids learn the vocals of a medley for 45 min., and then spend the last 45 min. learning choreography. For this session’s Showcase, they will present a medley of songs from FROZEN! Cost is $175. (There will be no class on March 20th due to tech week for James and the Giant Peach.)
Ballet for Juniors, ages 6-9, from 5:30 – 6:30. Taught by Rachelle Macavage. Cost is $130. This class will teach basic, and necessary ballet technique. (Ballet is the basis for ALL types of dance.)
Hip Hop/Jazz, for all ages, from 6:30 – 8:00. Taught by Rachelle Macavage. Cost is $195. This is a fun class that will teach basic Hip/Hop/Jazz technique and style. It’s a great class to loosen up at bit!
Contemporary/Ballet for ages 10 and up from 6:00 -7:30. Taught by Amy Western. Cost is $195. This class is a much needed technique and style class for all musical theater participants!
Preschool Introduction to Theatre, for ages 3-5, from 5:30 – 6:15. Taught by Jeff Van Paris. Cost is $100. During this 45 min. class, Jeff will work with the kids on very basic singing, acting, and dancing skills. They will get a chance to show what they learned on the stage for Showcase. (This performance is always one of the favorites at Showcase!)
Audition Prep, for all ages, from 6:30 – 7:30. Taught by Jeff Van Paris. Cost is $150. In this class you will learn the “ins and outs” of auditioning: Get a song or two prepared for an audition, practice some quick study dance steps, learn how to create your resume, and come away with a professional headshot. (You will get an audition notebook as well.)
Tap I, for all ages, from 10:00 – 11:00. Taught by Jeff Van Paris. Cost is $130. This class is for beginners or those who have taken tap less than a year, or those that need the extra practice on basic technique.
Tap II, for all ages, from 11:00 – 12:00. Taught by Jeff Van Paris. Cost is $130. This class is for those with tap experience.
PRIVATE VOICE – Lessons taught by Jaimie Riechman. There will be a variety of days and times available. Lessons are 30 min, in length, and are $25. We prefer the lessons are paid for at the beginning of the session.
PRIVATE PIANO – Lessons are taught by Jennifer Vincent. Piano lessons are available on Wednesday evening. All lessons are 30 min. in length, and are $25. We prefer lessons are paid for at the beginning of a session.