FOUNTAIN OF UKE
The Fountain of Uke meets on Fridays
5:00 - 6:00 pm at Larson Manor (when in session)
$30 per year (includes a T-Shirt)
Paul Larson, Instructor
Want to play the ukulele or enhance your uke skills? The “Fountain of Uke” performing group is for you! Ukes on loan to newcomers. The group occasionally performs for community functions. Ages 10 and up.
SUMMER ACADEMY CLASSES
Seventh Street Theatre • July 15 - 18 and July 22 - 25 • $60 ($5 per hour)
Tap on Broadway
with Josiah Dominguez
2:00 - 3:30 pm · Ages 10 and up
Musical theatre tap-dancing in a variety of styles
with Dona Rice
3:30 - 5:00 pm • Ages 6 - 12
Do you love to be in the spotlight? Young performers can learn to prepare and present a monologue—a spoken performance for just one person. Each student will select a monologue (with teacher help) and learn to practice for performance. The road to performance also includes fun and engaging skill-building exercises in such fundamentals as diction, projection, dialect, tone, pitch, rate, and the art of storytelling.
GOT TO BE ME
with Isaiah Ruiz
2:00 - 3:30 pm • Ages 6 - 12
Explore different styles of dance, song and improv. Participants will explore new concepts as they discover different forms of dance via across the floor lessons, sing-arounds, and improv games.
This class is a terrific starting base for students to get comfortable with trying new things and performing on the spot.
with Isaiah Ruiz
3:30 - 5:00 pm • Ages 10 and up
Participants will learn about the different roles in a production team and what goes into creating a show. Staging a scene, choreographing a number and teaching a song will all be part of the experience.
This class is great for students who would love to student direct a production.
Josiah is proud and honored to be teaching at Chino Community Theatre. His choreograpy debut with CCCT was My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale. He loved it so much he came back for more shows like, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, and James and the Giant Peach. Although the shows are great, Josiah thoroughly enjoys teaching the dance classes and to hopefully motivate and inspire the next generation of artists.
The catalyst to Josiah building his craft in theater started when he was a young clogger at the age of 8 years old and from there he got hooked into the arts. He attended Vanguard University for his Bachelor's Degree in musical theater and was the assistant choreographer multiple shows there. His favorite characters and shows there include, Paul in Kiss Me, Kate, Chad/Carlos in Legally Blonde, and dance ensemble in Hairspray. His other credits include, Funny Girl (IVRT), Singing In The Rain (Center Stage Theater), and Featured Player in The Beat Goes On! (American Coast Theater Company). When not on stage Josiah can be heard playing bass from the orchestra pit. His musical credits include: Shrek, Godspell, Wizard Of Oz, Fiddler On The Roof, and Urinetown.
If not in theater, Josiah can be seen performing with a professional percussive dance group by creator Brian Bon called, POWERHOUSE! They perform and various fairs and festivals around the country. They're also connected with Segerstrom Center for the Arts with the goal to bring the arts back into schools. You can see them performing locally at Downtown Disney.
Josiah has always had the heart for teaching and especially young adult with special needs. He created a hip-hop team at Ovation School for the Performing Arts and continued his passion to have recently worked as the artistic director for "Lifetime Day Program" for young adults with special needs. No matter where Josiah goes he is grateful for every opportunity that lead him there and to see kids grow in their love for the arts is what inspires him to keep going.
Paul is a retired award-winning educator who served as a teacher in grades 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8, as well as an elementary and junior high school administrator. Paul has also taught graduate students at the University of Redlands in their Educational Technology Certificate Program.
Along with his wife Karen, Paul founded the Chino Community Children's Theatre and Chino Community Theatre in 1984, and has served in nearly every capacity over the years: onstage, backstage, and on the boards of directors for both organizations.
Paul feels honored to have been selected with his wife, Karen, as Chino's 2011 "Sweethearts of the Year", the 2014 Layman's Service Award recipients, the 2015 Edwin Rhodes Community Service Award recipients as well as the 2016 City of Chino Spirit of Achievement Award. He was also honored as Chino Valley USD's Teacher of the Year, as a Los Angeles Music Center's BRAVO Award recipient, the University of La Verne's Spirit of La Verne Alumni Award in 2015 recipient and Chino Community Theatre's President's Service Award in 2017.
Dona has been an acting and performance teacher and coach for more than 30 years, and in that time has directed dozens of shows--dramas, comedies, musicals, and more.
She is also a performer, having begun her illustrious career as a billy goat in a first-grade production of The Three Billy Goats Gruff...until most recently performing as Celia in Calendar Girls. Her initial and most extensive training has been in oratory, and she is especially experienced in the art of monologue.
Dona is an award-winning director who works primarily with Chino Community Children's Theatre, and co-directs the elite performance team there, the Seventh Street Superstars, founded in 2014.
Isaiah first appeared on the CCCT stage as TonTon Julian in Once On This Island in 2011. Since then he has gone to grow a love and passion for the arts and teaching. He is now a Sophomore in college were he is pursuing a Degree in Theatre Arts and Communications.
Growing up Isaiah has been apart of many Productions, Camps, and Workshops both on and off stage at CCCT. Some of his most favorite roles have been the title role in Shrek The Musical(ITL WINNER), Uncle Fester in The Addams Family(ITL WINNER), and Edna (U/S) in Hairspray. For three years he served as the Director and Producer for Ramona Junior High School creating four MainStage Musicals. In High School he was a member of CCCT’s first Student Intern Board as Director of Engagements as well as Being Student Body President. Isaiah Recently attended The Young Americans College Of The Performing Arts where he recieved a Certificate In Music Outreach. While with The Young Americans He went on his first National Tour spending 5 months performing and teaching in the Midwest/West Coast.
Isaiah now spends his days back in Chino currently serving as an Ambassador and Advocate for the Chino Community Children’s Theatre as well as working as an Advisor to the Intern Board. And as a Digital Marketing Director for #iCANHELP. He hopes to one day inspire kids to find a passion and stay true to it as much as his CCCT Family has taught him.