The Spotlight Theatre Workshop strives to create theatre experiences for all ages and abilities allowing for community engagement and connections. Engagement is at the foundation of Vision 2040’s action plan to improve the Willmar Lakes Area. The grants provided were utilized as part of a July 2020 performance of The Little Mermaid with local youth at The Barn Theatre. This was an affordable and fun way for our community’s youth to get involved in arts with over 30 to 75 participants.
What does a Spotlight Theatre Workshop Class Look like?
Spotlight Theatre Workshops are one week long camp style classes that meet everyday for a week and conclude with a performance of lessons learned. Each workshop is 4 hours and 35 minutes long with an additional one to two hours of practice time outside of the class. Throughout the workshop, students learn Broadway and Disney songs, choreographed dances and scenes.
Skills Learned from Workshops
- Vowel training with projection, breath support and vowel shaping skills
- Specific steps and proper foot placement to choreographed dances
- Performing scenes teaches teamwork, body movement and empathy
- Creating a rehearsal plan highlights work ethic
- Proper rehearsal and performance etiquette, acting, singing, dancing and performance terminology
Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 is a grassroots movement in Kandiyohi County to make our communities better than they were yesterday. Our mission is to support the dreamers and the doers in Kandiyohi County. We strive to create a better tomorrow through supporting projects that are community minded with special emphasis on the four focus areas; Health & Wellness, Communication, Inclusion and Engagement.
Vision 2040 is a collaborative, community-led and driven initiative composed of your neighbors, friends and coworkers.