Spontaneous & Skill Building Workshop
Two Dates | Two Locations
Registration for teams is on a first come basis.
Space is limited in each time slot to 6 teams for Spontaneous and 6 teams for Skill Building
If selecting both the Spontaneous and Skill Building Workshops, be sure to select a different time for each workshop
All registrations are final and non-refundable
DECEMBER 2nd WORKSHOP
1:15 pm and 3:00 pm
November 15th – Registration Opens
November 25th - Registration Closes & Payment Due
FEBRUARY 3rd WORKSHOP
9:00 am and 10:45 am
January 2nd – Registration Opens 7 PM
January 15th - Registration Closes
January 20th - Payment Due
Division I, II, and III Teams - Teams and coaches will rotate through two 45-minute spontaneous sessions to learn, practice and develop spontaneous skills. One session will be Hands On problems and the other session will be Verbal-Hands On & Verbal problems. Two 90-minute workshops will be available and the fee is $30.
Skill Building Workshop
Division I, II, and III Teams - Six different skill building sessions will be available at each time slot and teams will choose two to attend. A description of each session is below. Each 45 minute skill building session is designed to enhance teams' skills in theater, comedy, use of recycled materials and more. Two identical 90 minute workshops will be available on each date and the fee is an additional $30. Important - Remember to select 2 Skill Building sessions from the same time slot when registering your team. Please note not all sessions are available on both dates.
Beyond Cardboard & Paint
Paint on cardboard or linen sheets is two-dimensional and often a staple of any team’s solution. But what if some of their backdrop, props or costumes had 3-dimensional elements? Teams will expand their creativity to transform style elements from 2D to 3D. Teams will create style elements using a variety of common household materials to bring their creativity to life!
Just imagine if the car prop in your team performance was actually made up of team members! Incorporating movement into performances can take a creative performance to the next level! Team members will let loose and let their imaginations soar in this workshop designed to get teams moving!
Creativity on the Move!
Happy? Sad? Old? Young? City? Mountains? Team members will learn and incorporate different emotion, character types or event setting using tone of voice, visual cues, movement and acting. Team members will then guess the emotion, the character type or event being portrayed.
Emoticons & Pantomime
In this fun experiential activity, team members will say goodbye to those "butt" performances and learn the different parts of the stage, blocking, upstaging and theatrical terms to enhance their overall quality of their performance (a scored element for all problems), then act out an improv scenario incorporating stage presence and movement.
Fastening, Cutting, Fixtures & Templates
Tired of duct tape and bailing wire? There are many more ways to connect materials together. In this session, participants will learn the benefit of creating, designing and using fixtures and templates, plus different methods for cutting and fastening. This workshop will get the creative juices flowing as the team members explore how to safely cut things apart and stick them back together.
Puns, Parodies & Punchlines
Who doesn’t like a good laugh?! Team members will learn and practice a variety of techniques to incorporate humor into their performances, how to turn ordinary situations into a comical scene and use props to create comedy out of everyday items.
Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle
Time to look at that recycle items with a whole new mindset! Come explore typical recycled items and learn how to see their form, fit and function plus how SCAMPER (substitute, combine, adapt, modify, put to other uses, eliminate parts and reorganize) will help you create props, scenes elements, costumes & more.
Working With PVC Pipe
Fixed, movable, long, short, connectors, straight….learn the different ways to work and build with PVC pipe. Teams will build different devices with PVC pipe, learn different decorating techniques and where they can find PVC other than home improvement stores.
Step 1: Registration
Registration for the February workshop will open Jan. 2nd. All registrations are for a team (not individual team members), are final and non-refundable.
Step 2: Submit Payment
After completing Step 1, please visit the Shop menu to submit payment.