DCT Workshops Winter 2016 — Registration Form

About Downtown Cabaret Theatre Workshops

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, with its long and rich tradition of producing the highest quality children’s theatre, is thrilled to launch an educational series for performers grades 1-12, as well as new courses for adults. Our goal is to offer a variety of performance-based classes from on-camera technique to musical theatre dance to improvisation and beyond. We are so excited to continue our growing series workshops in January 2016, including: Broadway 101 and Theater Dance.

“Broadway 101”, once again taught by Jessica Rahrig and Chelsea Dacey, is a perfect intro to musical theatre for our younger performers, in which the children will be taught the basics of theatre technique and even get to learn and perform numbers from their favorite musicals, which will be taught by two professional triple threats (and DCT Children’s Company stars!).

“Theater Dance”, for grades 5-10 and taught by Chelsea Dacey and Jessica Rahrig, is a class where young performers will learn not just dance technique, but get to learn choreography from their favorite Broadway routines, and learn to pick up choreography more quickly in an audition setting.

Broadway 101

Instructors: Chelsea Dacey & Jessica Rahrig
Who: Grades 1-6, no previous experience required!
When: Tuesdays 4:15-5:30pm. 6-week session begins Jan 12 (Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16)
What: -will go through an actual audition on the first day
-will learn two Broadway-style songs to present to parents at last class
-will learn basic theatre technique: stage directions, diction, projection, focus, basic theatre dance moves (i.e. jazz square, rhythm steps, pirouette), basic singing technique, basic audition technique
Cost: $120 total for the 6-week session

Theater Dance

Instructors: Chelsea Dacey & Jessica Rahrig
Who: Grades 5-10, no previous experience required
When: Mondays 4-5pm. 6-week session begins Jan 11 (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15)
-will learn basic dance technique (i.e. jazz square, rhythm steps, pirouette, basic time step, step touch, basic turns)
-will learn stretching and balance exercises for increased flexibility and strength
-will learn dances from popular Broadway shows, such as “Annie,” “Matilda” and “Wicked.”
Cost: $90 total for the 6-week session (payable by check or credit card)


About the Staff

Chelsea Dacey – Broadway 101 & Theater Dance
Chelsea has experience with children of all ages in child care, instructing, and performance. She has taught ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, acting, and musical theatre. Her most recent experience was over the summer instructing for DCT Jr.’s Into the Woods Jr. You may recognize her from the children’s company, or some of the Main Stage Productions. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and has performed both Off-Broadway and Regionally. For more information visit www.chelseadacey.com


Jessica Rahrig – Broadway 101 & Theater Dance
Jessica is CT native performing since age 9. She has worked with children and teens throughout CT and South FL in musical theatre, ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and gymnastic dance. Most recently she directed and choreographed a children’s production of School House Rock Live, Jr. Jessica has studied under Broadway performers KD Smith, Hollie Howard, Natalie Weiss, and Marissa Perry. Most recently she was performing onstage at Dorney Park in PA. Jessica is working with the Mainstage Theatre Company here at the cabaret choreographing “Memphis the Musical”. She hopes to inspire the local youth to explore their artistic ability in a high energy, rewarding program here at the Downtown Cabaret!



Cancellation policy Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund up until Jan 3. 50% refund between Jan 4-10. No refunds can be issued from Jan 11 onwards. Missed classes cannot be credited/refunded, as the class schedule is limited dates and not ongoing/open dates.