Acting classes teach students how to cry on command—a skill that’s especially useful when feigning investment in a relationship or pretending to whittle an onion. Live out your own sob-story with today’s Groupon to KU Studios. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get one month of acting, voice, dance, or junior performing group classes (up to a $95 value).
- For $55, you get two months of acting, voice, dance, or junior performing group classes (up to a $155 value).
- For $79, you get three months of acting, voice, dance, or junior performing group classes (up to a $215 value).
- For $149, you get three months of acting, voice, dance, or junior performing group classes (up to a $365 total value), including the following:
- Three months of classes (up to a $215 value)
- The recital fee (a $75 value)
- A costume (up to a $75 value)
KU Studios’ instructors, who draw from extensive and diverse dance backgrounds, lead students as young as 3 years old in exploring four styles of performing arts. Each class style meets roughly four times per month. Students embark on a journey through junior performing group classes, and explore dance, musical theater, drama, or voice, grooming participants into entertainers more enthralling than a one-man-band monkey on stilts. Dance pupils traverse the stage in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop steps, and beginning to advanced voice students belt out vocal and tone exercises. During acting classes, instructors guide protégés through dramatic basics, explaining annunciation and intention, and spouting off common terminology as they encourage students to breathe life into literary classics. Covered by a participation fee, those who unveil their talents in the annual recital arrive in the wings garbed in a provided costume, helping them to project their theatrical flair and return to the outside world with a new identity.
Carol Sottosanti inherited her love of hitting high notes and cutting rugs from her father, an opera singer who inspired her to pursue a degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona. Naturally, Carol wanted her children to also experience the beauty and exhilaration of performing on stage, but she couldn't find a program that would grant her kids the proper exposure and practice they needed. Teaming up with other moms in the community, Carol organized a few small shows starring the neighborhood's charismatic children, and subsequently, Kids Unlimited was born. Since its inception in 1986, KU Studios still produces shows regularly, preparing their young performers with various classes in vocal performance, dance, and acting. Aspiring triple threats can dive into a wide variety of camps designed to hone singing and dancing skills, while promoting awareness of important topics such as bullying or the proliferation of mimes in Tucson. KU's outstanding performers earn their way into small-group ensembles that perform regularly throughout the community.