OCT to offer online, in-person classes


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Posted December 4, 2020 | Ocala Gazette Staff

The Ocala Civic Theatre (OCT) soon will offer in-person and online classes for all ages, including one option targeted to families.

The in-person classes, which will be taught by local artists, will be held at the theater, located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. The online classes will be taught via Zoom by instructors from New York City, Orlando and Gainesville.

The classes, which begin Jan. 17, mark Term 2 of the 2020-2021 school year.

For the in-person classes, students must have a COVID-19 liability waiver signed by a guardian. Early registration is recommended as each class size will be limited to 10 students. OCT follows CDC guidelines, including social distancing and cleaning procedures. Classes will be held outdoors when weather permits. Students must bring a face mask. It also is suggested they bring a bottle of water and snack.

Each in-person class has sections based on age:

The Actors’ Studio 

Section One, for ages 9-12: Mondays, Jan. 18-March 29

Section Two, for ages 13-17: Fridays, Jan. 22-April 2

Performing Arts Club (designed for homeschool students and virtual learners)

PAC 1, for ages 9-12: Tuesdays, Jan. 19-March 30

PAC 2, for ages 13-17: Thursdays, Jan. 21-April 1

Online classes have been designed to elevate the experience of the learners by using technology to access and interact with digital resources:

Body By Broadway – Dance and Fitness

For ages 12-17: Sundays, Jan. 17-March 28

Songs and Stories – Musical Theatre

For ages 9-12: Wednesdays, Jan. 20-March 31

Your Songbook – Musical Theatre

For ages 12-17: Wednesdays, Jan. 20-March 31

Body By Broadway – Dance and Fitness

For ages 18 and older: Sundays, Jan. 17-February 14

Show Makers – The Art Behind the Production

For ages 16 and older: Mondays, Jan. 18-March 29

Your Songbook – Musical Theatre

For ages 18 and older: Wednesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 17

Imagi-Nation – On Demand!

For ages 5-10 (plus the whole family): Available any time on Flip Grid

Those who register by Jan. 1 can receive a tuition discount. To learn more and register, visit the Education & Enrichment page at ocalacivictheatre.com.