Fall 2020 Programs 

Running September-November



Need alternative days?  Does a child not meet the age guidelines?  Prefer a program that is not currently on person or online?  Please reach out to us and we can work to develop a new program for you.  In this weird time between normal life and pandemic extreme we are trying to offer just what our community is looking for.  We want you to try Something New!

After School Drama Club

Production: Clue!

$149

In Person Program

Ages 8-16

Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm

 Saturday, 10am - Noon


With many school and local drama programs closed, Something New has your budding young thespian covered!  


Our after school drama club puts the small group of students (limit 10) in charge of bringing together a theatrical production over the course of the program culminating with a production for friends and family.


Production selection will be based on number of participants; but will be a full length stage or dinner theatre production.  This will be a scripted straight play, not a musical, and will be age appropriate for the group.


In addition to a simple performance, participants will dive deep into their characters and the craft of acting.  Participants will learn to make strong choices on stage that bring their characters to life as well as what it means to build a true ensemble production.


Participants interested can also explore directing portions of the production.

VIRTUAL Drama Club

Production: 

Many Maids Made Me Murder 

(or maybe the butler did do it)

by Kemuel DeMoville

$129

Virtual Program

Ages 8-12 Monday, 4pm-5:30pm

Ages 12-18 Friday , 4pm-5:30pm

Suggested Ages 9-17


With many school and local drama programs closed, Something New has your budding young thespian covered!  VIRTUALLY!


We understand that not every parent or student may be ready to return to live theatre but the performer in them needs an outlet for their creative spirit!

This 100% online drama club will allow student performers to work with others from around the country to present the hilarious farcical comedy murder mystery Many Maids... Where when a butler goes rogue, the Sacred Order of Maids ensure justice is done!

Students will audition, rehearse and perform via Zoom Video Conferencing while exploring this new realm of digital theatre.

This program will be an opportunity for young actors to focus on the craft of acting and produce their art in this unique setting.

Silver Stars

$80

In Person Program

Tuesdays

10am - 11:30am

Ages 55+


We believe that age is just a number and that actors transcend age to bring countless characters to life!


The truth is that even if you have never stepped on a stage before it  is never too late to take up acting or even dream of achieving your big break!  Many Hollywood heavy hitters did not start their career until later in life! 

Your dreams of celebrity aside, acting classes for seniors have incredible health benefits.  According to the National Institute on Aging, acting is beneficial for seniors by improving cognition and social engagement. Acting helps people express their emotions, does not require previous training, and increases social interactions. It is the perfect way for seniors to be social and get involved in their community, while stimulating their brain in the process.

This program, designed specifically for those ages 55+ gives a safe space to explore the dramatic arts.  Movement, vocal technique, characterization and storytelling are the focuses explored through scene study, monologue work, theatre games and performance.

This is a small group class which culminates in a showcase performance for friends and family on the big stage.


Improv for All!  

$99

In Person Program

Saturday 

1pm - 2:30pm

Ages 6-99


All ages are welcome to explore the world of improvisation.

Learn the power of "Yes And" in improv and in life while developing self confidence, performance skills and family bonds all while laughing your heads off.


  The objectives of this course are to discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and to be more creative. Through coaching,  exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting and cooperative and how to listen in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will spend each week learning and practicing short form improv games such as those seen on TV's Who's Line is it Anyway and end the program with a showcase for friends and family.  

Art is Anywhere!

$199

In Person OR Virtual - Your Choice

Friday

2pm-3:30pm



Our program is designed for budding young artists to explore expressing themselves creatively in an exciting variety of media. As they build their skills in our small group classes they will learn how to use a variety of art materials in new and different ways!

During each class session, our teaching-artists guide participants through various mediums, such as: acrylic painting, drawing, mixed media, mosaics, tie-dye, bead work, watercolor, and more!


Each day is filled with fun, engaging projects and allows time for 1-2 projects per week.

Students may choose to join us in studio for live class or attend via Zoom.  If the virtual option is chosen, we will deliver supplies to your porch or you can pick them up at the Studio.  

"Every child is an artist" Picasso

Small Group Voice Training

$240

In Person Program

Saturday

11:30am-12:30pm

Ages 9 - adult


Something New's small group voice lessons are where young singers and aspiring vocalists go to learn the fundamentals of singing like breathing, posture and diction. These basic principles are key to strong vocal performances. Our expert voice teacher helps guide beginner singers through the early stages of vocal progression, assisting with pitch training, developing timbre and keeping steady tempo. Unlike most singing lessons, when students enroll in our programs, they can expect both 1:1 guidance and group practice as musicians rarely perform in their own bubble.


For the theatrically inclined, participants will be challenged to explore a variety of singing styles and identify how those styles best fit into their audition repertoire. 

Home-school

 Theatre / Drama I

In person OR Virtual

$175

Virtual Program

Monday and Wednesday 

11am-12:15pm


In Person Program

Monday and Wednesday 

1pm-2:15pm


Grades 6-12 (younger students welcomed with approval) Available in Studio or via Zoom, (separate groups) students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the theatre from A-Z!  The class introduces the student to beginning acting techniques and theatre appreciation. The course is organized into five areas: Artistic Perception, using the language and skills of theatre, Creative Expression, creating theatre to communicate meaning and intent, Historical and Cultural Content, examining the key figures and historical periods of theatre and the role theatre plays culturally in the world, Aesthetic Valuing, analyzing theatre for meaning and intent as well as its ability to communicate effectively, and Connections, Relationships and Applications, developing lifelong skills such as creative problem-solving and planning for college and careers in the theatre, the arts, the communications and entertainment fields. The class includes: Team work, relaxation, concentration, movement, voice, play analysis, acting, improvisation, character analysis, performance, scene work, monologues, audition/interview skills, theatre vocabulary, theatre history and play reviews.

What does a program at Something New look like?

Fun, friends, learning and creating!

What our customers are saying

My daughter has learned so much at Something New Studio and accomplished more than I could have imagined!  Jim and his team have stretched these kids imaginations further than I had thought possible.  It's great to see their finished product and know that they 100% created it from nothing.

Mike, Mt. Dora

Kylie loved the weekly paint classes.  Lindsey does an amazing job of making sure that each child is proud of their work and happy with the results!  To top it off it is actually fun for the kids!

Claudi, Tavares