Beginning September 5, 2022, Live Oak Conservatory will offer students, ages eight to 18 two fun classes in Acting on Mondays… at FOUR different times!
Acting From Advanced to Beginner with Vince Vanni will allow students to explore a wide range of creative ways to improve their acting skills. The class will involve scene study, characterization, line interpretation, developing accents, directing, leadership, public speaking skills, and much more. Through a variety of fun projects and exercises, those who wish to learn to direct, or even create scenes, will be able to earn the opportunity. Class is held from 4:00 to 5:00pm and then again from 6 to 7pm.. Acting students on all levels will be challenged.
The class will be immediately followed by…
Improv with Esprit Herbert will enable students to learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement. They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen. Class is held from 5:00 to 6:00pm and Adult Improv from 7pm to 8pm.
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Vince Vanni is vice-president and co-founder of Live Oak Theatre. He has been teaching the performing arts in Hernando County for over 30 years. In fact, some of his students are children of his former students. In New York he was involved in creating, directing, and producing training programs and children’s programs for a major publishing firm. Since settling in Florida in 1980, he has performed in several critically acclaimed productions, including Fiddler on the Roof at Stage West, The Show Palace, and Live Oak Theatre. He is the recipient of the very first Stage West HAMI for best actor… for his portrayal of “Tevye” in Fiddler. Vince now owns his own marketing agency and teaches acting and public speaking.
Esprit Herbert has grown up in Brooksville and has been connected with Live Oak Theatre since 2014. At 8 years of age, her father taught Improv and acting classes, and Esprit immediately fell in love with the humor, and fast-paced excitement of improv theatre. At 17 years old she put on her first Improv show as a fundraiser at her church and continued to do so for years. Now at 26 years old, she is in her 3rd year of teaching classes at Live Oak.
Photos: Esprit Herbert and Vince Vanni
Extensive information is provided on the Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory website. Visit www.LiveOakTheatre.org/conservatory.
About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs
Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.
We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin.
To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills. The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts!