August 4th, 2018

New locations! If you haven't already heard, we will be holding classes at 2 locations in the Fall. At Vineyard Gilbert and Proclaim Mesa. Address and links below.

#1 Vineyard Community Church Gilbert - 601 S Cooper Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233 

Tuesday & Thursday Classes are held at this location

#2 Church for the Nations Chandler 670 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Monday Classes are held at this location

August 4th, 2018

Musical Theatre - Triple Threat

Why register for three classes?

At EAS we are committed to offering quality training, in varying art forms, with an end goal of providing an opportunity for our students to apply that training in an actual performance experience.

You will notice on our schedule this semester we are offering Musical Theatre Acting, Musical Theatre Dance, and Musical Theatre Vocals.  Though you may register for these classes independent of one another, we strongly encourage you to register for all three simultaneously.  

In breaking down the Musical Theatre experience into three classes, we hope to better prepare our students for a future full-show experience.  For example, when a performer is cast in a show, rehearsals are typically broken down into acting/blocking, vocal, and dance rehearsal times.  In breaking our classes down similarly, we hope to not only mirror a show rehearsal experience, but also create the opportunity for us to more strategically develop our students’ ‘triple threat’ skills.  

This semester, all three classes will be rehearsing common ‘scenes,’ that will be approached from different angles.  MT Acting will hone in on characterization and blocking, while Vocals will focus on breathing, projection, tone, harmonies etc, and Dance will stretch the performers in the area of more complicated choreography.  In addition, each class will be exposing the students to a variety of different artistic works, based on their different genres, in an effort to expand their capacity as performers.

At the end of the semester, there will be an in-class performance that will bring all of their pieces together for a small presentation.  

Those registered in all THREE classes will be offered the opportunity to not only receive more expansive training, but also more performance opportunities. 

When registering for all three classes, you qualify for our Triple Threat Package!  See ‘Class Packages’ on our website for discounted class rates.

August 3rd, 2018

As we prepare to launch EAS into the community, we are diligently working to position ourselves to step in to the full-vision God placed on our hearts so many years ago.  A Christian 'Julliard Style' Ministry School committed to quality programming and training technically, spiritually and relationally!   

This Fall is going to be a season of preparation; not only for Staff and Team, but for our Students.  It is with this in mind, that we have decided to postpone the official launch of our Companies to 2019.  This Fall we will be focusing on preparing our students for next-level excellence and the launch our new pre-professional programs.

In order to accomplish this goal, we are encouraging anyone who would like to become a part of our Company Programs in the Spring, to register for our Unlimited Packages and begin their training now!  Below you will find a list of recommended classes.  In addition to training technically, we are equally committed to challenging ourselves spiritually and relationally.  We will do this by holding a Worship Rally and an Event Rally every month.  Our Worship Rally will include a time of Worship, Teaching, Spotlights (featuring a professional artist), food and hangouts.  Our Event Rally will include rehearsals with local Professional Artists.

ANYONE, ages 9-19 is invited to attend these Rallys as a part of their preparation for Company Auditions in December.  Exact dates for these events, and auditions, will be posted shortly.

In the interim, we encourage you to begin praying about your future involvement; register for as many of the below recommended classes that works in your family's budget/schedule; and plan to attend our upcoming Rallys.

Recommended Classes by Company ArtForm

Dance:  Ballet, Modern (ages 8-12) or Contemporary (ages 13+), Hip Hop, Conditioning, Leaps & Turns, Acro, Musical Theatre Acting, Musical Theatre Dance

Music:  Kids Vocals (ages 8-12) or Teen Vocals (ages 13+), Vocal/Sight Reading, Conditioning, Musical Theatre Vocals, Musical Theatre Acting, Musical Theatre         Those 13+ should additionally register for: Acapella and Vocal Solos

Theatre:  Acting I/II (ages 8-12) Teen/Adult Acting  (13+), Kids Improv (ages 8-12) Teen Improv (ages 13+), Musical Theatre Acting, Musical Theatre Dance, Musical Theatre Vocals, Conditioning, Ballet and/or Tap

Aerials:  Two level appropriate aerial classes, Two level appropriate Ballet Classes, Conditioning, Open Gym

We couldn't be more excited about our future AND your part in it! 

Should you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact us at  

Joani Castillo

EAS Founder/Artistic Director