Dates: January 15 – March 19
Time: Saturdays, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Instructor: Crystal Hanson & Sally Hunt
Price: $280/Term +GST
Join our talented team of instructors as you learn the basics of singing, dancing and acting together in a fun and supportive environment. Discover how scene work, vocals, and choreography work together to tell stories in exciting ways.
Crystal holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance and runs a private vocal studio in St. Albert. She is also certified in all 3 levels in CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music), Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method ®, through Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She has completed Level 1 of The One Voice Certificate Course in Integrative Studies in New York. Currently she is working on her Masters in Voice Pedagogy through the University of Wales. And has recently launched Voice Body Works offering somatic voice work and coaching to singers, actors and voice professionals. Crystal has been teaching musical theatre classes at the Foote Theatre School, Citadel Theatre in Edmonton for over 15 years. She has toured throughout Western Canada in various musical productions and one production based out of Prague, Czech Republic. She toured with the Alberta Opera for 4 seasons and played a large role in creating and directing the Alberta Opera’s Artist in Residency Program. She has written, produced and performed in many musical productions at the Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria Fringe Theatre Festivals. A freelance vocal coach, she is proud to have worked on 5 musical productions with Eastglen High School in Edmonton. (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once Upon a Mattress, Grease, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Honk, Bye Bye Birdie, and 9 to 5 ). A busy entertainer, Crystal is a member of the local Edmonton show band The Scoundrels, Dash Rip Rock and the Crystal Hanson Trio.
Sally Hunt is an Edmonton-based a teacher, music director, and mentor. Sally is a classically-trained musician, studying both violin and piano. She spent many years as a choral accompanist and orchestral musician, and has performed throughout Western Canada as a collaborative artist. As a musical theatre director and conductor, favourite theatre projects include: “Cabaret”; “next to normal”; “Sweeney Todd”; “The Threepenny Opera”; “The Wizard of Oz”; and “Wonderful Town” (for Citadel Theatre’s Young Musical Company). As an artist, Sally continues to learn and study, most recently through programs with Maestra, The Broadway Teaching Group, and The International Music Directors Symposium. Sally joined the faculty of the Foote Theatre School in 2010, and works with students of all ages and experience levels.