Thin Ice Theater September 2015

Hello all,

Hope you are having a great summer!  Classes will be starting for Thin Ice Ensemble Theater in September.  Here is what we are offering this fall.  If you are interested, register at .


Eileen Hand

Artistic Director TIET

Offerings for Fall 2015:

Beginning Scene Study Class

Students will learn and perform scenes from great plays. Students will learn stage movement, projection, character develop as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the text. These classes are designed to enhance self-esteem as well as prepare them for full productions.

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 16

Time:  1-3pm

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: 12 and up

Cost: $135.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class:

Scene Study Class

This class will teach theater techniques through staging scenes from plays based on great literature.

Dates: Fridays, September 18th – November 20th

Time: 1-3pm

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $135.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class:

Musical Theater Classes

Come be a Broadway baby and sing and dance your way to fame! Students will learn new and classic B-Way songs along with choreography and movement. A final performance will be done at the end of the session. Friends and family are welcome to attend this free performance.

Musical Theater Class

In this class we will dance and sing songs from some of the greatest Broadway musicals past and present. Come be a Broadway baby!

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 16

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 younger 11:00 – 12:00 older

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: younger 6 – 12   older 12 and up

Cost: $125.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class:

Dr. Seuss from Page to Stage – Green Eggs and Ham

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” Come join us as we bring the classic Green Eggs and Ham to the stage! Kids will create set and costumes straight from the page. Performance of play November 19th.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 16 – November 18

Times: 10:00 – 11:30am

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $160.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand, Ruth Haas & Cheryl Yenter

Register for this class:

Homeschool Family Skate

What: Homeschool family skate
When: Wednesdays, at 11:00 (come 15 min early to rent/put on skates)
            Begins: September 10, 2014
Place:  McFetridge Ice Arena, 3843 N. California Ave, Chicago
Cost:  $9/family
Skate rental is available for an additional fee ($3)
Join us if you can!

Announcement: Classes for younger Children in Dunning neighborhood

Hello,I live in the Dunning Neighborhood (near Addison, west of Harlem), and am planning to host some new and continued activities. My daughter will be 7 in October and my son is 2.5.
Please let me know who might be interested in these activities, if you could be regular attendees, and the ages of your children. Space is more limited for Baking and Math/Ya since they will be in my home, and I am hoping for families with children who are around my daughter’s age. I don’t mind younger siblings around my son’s age.
I can answer any questions
Thanks! Questions or To Sign Up:

Email Jennie

Jennie (Adelina and CJ)
I’d like to form a small group to meet to read some “living math” books (literature that includes math concepts), try some Rightstart abacus lessons, and play some math games. Also, I’d like the kids to write/illustrate stories etc. to share in a Young Author’s group…giving the kids a real audience.
Here are my tentative dates for fall:
Fri. Sept. 5th, 11-2pm
Fri. Oct. 10th, 11-2pm
Fri. Nov. 14th, 11-2pm
Fri. Dec. 12th, 11-2pm
Let’s meet at the Che Che Pin Qua Woods (near Irving Park and Cumberland) once a month to document how nature changes there. Kids can write/sketch each time, hike and explore, and parents can bring nature-related storybooks and snacks to share.
Tentative dates below:
Wed. Sept 3rd, 12-2pm
Thurs. Oct. 2nd, 11:30-2:30pm
Thurs. Nov. 6th, 11:30-2:30pm
Thurs. Dec. 4th, 11:30-2:30pm
Let’s meet at the Dunning Library (close to Addison and Harlem) once a month so kids can read books and write stories in an older/younger buddy pairing, and enjoy Ms. Sharon’s wonderful science time, just for homeschoolers!
Tentative dates below:
Fri. Sept. 19th, 11-2pm
Fri. Oct. 3rd, 11-2pm
Fri. Nov. 7th, 11-2pm
Fri. Dec. 5th, 11-2pm
My almost-7-yr-old daughter wants to be a baker when she grows up! So we formed this Holiday Baking Club last Feb.!
Here are the tentative dates for fall:
Thurs. Sept. 11th, 11:30-2:30pm
Thurs. Oct. 30th, 11:30-2:30pm
Thurs. Nov. 20th, 11:30-2:30pm
Thurs. Dec. 18th, 11:30-2:30pm

Announcement: Thin Ice Theater fall registration

Thin Ice’s Mission

The mission of Thin Ice Ensemble Theater is to provide students of all abilities with a comprehensive, collaborative, and confidence-building theatrical experience through immersion in great plays, while providing the community with affordable, high-quality theater.

Class Offerings for Fall 2014

Join Thin Ice this fall for classes in musical theater, scene study, stage combat, and the works of Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss. Check out the schedule and get more information on our Classes page!

Announcement: AJ Collective Workshops new session starts Sept 18, 2014

I am pleased to announce that the registration for some really amazing homeschool classes is open now!


What is AJCW? You may have been wondering for some time….. Here is a little background on this wonderful nurturing community:


For full class descriptions, instructor contact information and to register, please visit: for more details.


Look forward to seeing you this September!

Amy Jarjusey