There are three ways to register for our classes depending upon which class you choose:

  1. Descriptions for Santa Rosa Parks & Recreation classes available in the Fall/Winter 2017 Activity Guide or online at www.santarosarec.com. These classes have barcodes. REGISTER NOW online at Santa Rosa Parks & Recreation or call the Finley Community Center at 707.543.3737.
  2. Registration for The Rincon Valley Education Foundation classes available by visiting www.rvef.org or calling 707.542.7375. Some 50% scholarships are available. REGISTRATION NOT AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2017 YET.
  3. To register for all other classes email bridget@artoflivinginstitute.org. If you need financial assistance for your child to participate, please contact Bridget at bridget@artoflivinginstitute.org.

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FALL 2017
The Night Howler Mystery

Bennett Valley Senior Center
Ages 7—12
When  7 Saturdays Sept. 23 – Nov. 4
Time 10:45am—12:15pm
Performance 11:45am
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Dept.
$140
Barcode #84159
The humorous story uses adorable animal characters and the historic tension between predators and prey to remind us that stereotyping and fear-mongering are not acceptable in a modern world.  The class ends with a short performance for family and friends.
Don’t miss out on the excitement! Have fun & grow your self-confidence! Free show for family and friends. Costumes and sets provided.

 

FALL 2017
Beauty & The Beast

Whited Elementary
Grades 1—6
When 10 Mondays Sept. 11- Nov. 13
Time 3:05pm— 4:35pm
Performance 7:00pm
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
$160.00

Your child will have a ball in this fun adaptation of the beloved classic!  Our script, adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller, features many similar characters to the Disney version of the fairytale. Our script, however, uses a creative ensemble approach to storytelling, in which actors’ bodies and voices create the world of the play. Free evening performance for family and friends. Costumes provided.

 

FALL 2017
Beauty & The Beast

Yulupa Elementary
Grades 1—3
When 8 Mondays TBA
Time 1:35pm— 2:35pm
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Email bridget@artoflivinginstitute.org
$105.00

Our Beauty & The Beast production at Yulupa features a shortened version of the original fairytale with the addition of original songs, as well as Belle’s sisters, to broaden the number of roles for girls in the script.  
Free performance for family and friends during the last day of class. Costumes and sets provided.

FALL 2017
Night Howler Mystery

Proctor Terrace Elementary
Ages 7—12
When 7 Wednesdays Sept. 20 – Nov. 1
Time 3:30pm— 5:00pm
Performance 7:00pm on Nov. 1
Instructor Kot Takahashi
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Dept.
$146
Barcode: #84157
The humorous story uses adorable animal characters and the historic tension between predators and prey to remind us that stereotyping and fear-mongering are not acceptable in a modern world.  The class ends with a short performance for family and friends.

Don’t miss out on the excitement! Have fun & grow your self-confidence! Free show for family and friends. Costumes and sets provided.

FALL 2017
Beauty & The Beast

Austin Creek Elementary
Grades 1—6
When 10 Tuesdays Sept. 12 – Nov. 14
Time 3:15pm—4:45pm
Performance 7:00pm
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
$160.00

Your child will have a ball in this fun adaptation of the beloved classic!  Our script, adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller, features many similar characters to the Disney version of the fairytale. Our script, however, uses a creative ensemble approach to storytelling, in which actors’ bodies and voices create the world of the play. Free evening performance for family & friends. Costumes provided.

SUMMER 2018
Drama Camp 1

Location TBA
Ages
7—13
When 2 Weeks
Time 9:00am—3:00pm
Performance 7:00pm on TBA
Instructors Bridget Palmer, Caroline Lomba & Kot Takahashi

$TBA
Barcode TBA
Two fun and exciting weeks of training in the Dramatic Arts culminate in a wonderful show with roles for everyone. Drama Camp also includes group games, crafts, singing, dancing and improvisation! Costumes, sets & afternoon snacks provided. Bring a sack lunch & morning snack. Make new friends, share your talent and treasure your time to SHINE!
Last year in Drama Camp 1 in 2017, we will present scenes from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory The Thief LordHerculesAdvanced Improv Show, a “I’d Do Anything” from Oliver!plus “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.

FALL 2017
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Hidden Valley Elementary
Grades 2—6
When Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Time 2:30pm— 3:30pm
Performance 7:00pm on Oct. 24
Instructor TBA
Email bridget@artoflivinginstitute.org
$130
This story is chock full of characters of every flavor! Sassy kids, cute Oompa Loompas, and whacky grown ups, all wrapped together with clever wit, humor, and catchy music.  
Don’t miss out on the excitement! Have fun & grow your self-confidence! Free show for family and friends on the last day of class. Costumes & Sets provided.

 

FALL 2017
Beauty & The Beast

Austin Creek Elementary
Grades 1—6
When 10 Wednesdays  Sept. 13 – Nov. 15
Time 2:15 pm— 3:45pm
Performance 7:00pm
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
$160.00

Your child will have a ball in this fun adaptation of the beloved classic!  Our script, adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller, features many similar characters to the Disney version of the fairytale. Our script, however, uses a creative ensemble approach to storytelling, in which actors’ bodies and voices create the world of the play. Free evening performance for family & friends. Costumes provided.

 

SUMMER 2018
Drama Camp 2

Strawberry Elementary
Ages
7—13
When 2 Weeks
and 1 Saturday afternoon
Time 9:00am—3:00pm
Performance 2:00pm on Saturday
Instructors Bridget Palmer & Caroline Lomba
Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks

Barcode TBA
Drama Camp includes two full weeks of training in the Dramatic Arts culminating in a wonderful show with roles for everyone. Camp also includes group games, crafts, singing, dancing and improvisation! Costumes, sets & afternoon snacks provided. Bring a sack lunch & morning snack. Make new friends, share your talent and treasure your time to SHINE!
 Last Year in Drama Camp 2,  we presented scenes from Superheroes, American Girls, a musical medley from The Seussical, & “Have a Dream”  from Tangled.

FALL 2017 Tiny Tots
The Lorax

Bennet Valley Senior Center
Ages Tiny Tots 4—6
When 8 Sat. Sept. 16 – Nov. 4
Time 9:30am—10:30am
Performance 9:45am
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Dept.
$113
Barcode #84158
Most children adore animals and love pretending to be animals or to care for them.  In this session of Tiny Tots Theater, we’ll put a special emphasis on acting out animal stories as we practice working together to bring a story to life in a creative drama format.  The class will culminate in a short performance of The Lorax  for family and friends on the last day of class.
Tiny Tots Theater classes offer 4-6 year olds a magical opportunity to bring their favorite stories to life. We use music, poetry, costumes, and imagination to “play” out stories each week and then form these experiences into a “show” for parents.

FALL 2017
Beauty & The Beast

Spring Creek Elementary
Grades 1—6
When 10 Thursdays Sept. 14 – 16
Time 3:05pm— 4:35pm
Performance 7:00pm
Instructor Bridget Palmer
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
$160.00

Your child will have a ball in this fun adaptation of the beloved classic!  Our script, adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller, features many similar characters to the Disney version of the fairytale. Our script, however, uses a creative ensemble approach to storytelling, in which actors’ bodies and voices create the world of the play. Free evening performance for family & friends. Costumes provided.

 

SUMMER 2018
Drama Camp 3: Show Biz Kidz!
DISNEY Title TBA

Austin Creek Elementary
Grades Entering 2nd – 7th Grade
When  Dates TBA
Time 9:00am— 3:00pm
Performance TBA
Instructors — Bridget Palmer
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
Camp Fee $TBA
Maximum 33 Students
In addition to preparing our performance, Drama Camp offers group games, comedy improvisation, instruction in acting, singing, and dancing, and craft projects. Time is scheduled between activities to dress up and invent stories or play on the playground.