Grades 6, 7 & 8


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In addition to our CORE acting and musical theatre classes, 6th-8th grade students have an exciting array of electives to choose from this year! CORE classes are designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of either acting or musical theatre and are the same curriculum each term. ELECTIVE classes are for students looking for an in-depth exploration of a particular topic and change every term. Take both CORE and Elective classes for a well-rounded theatre education!

CORE Acting

GRADES 6, 7, 8

Fall and Winter – $140

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Students build on the skills taught in CORE Acting 4/5, adding physical character exploration to their skill set. Both beginning and returning students discover exciting ways to bring their characters to life onstage! This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.

CORE Musical Theatre

GRADES 6, 7, 8

Fall and Winter – $140

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Students add to their basic dance and vocal skills while exploring more advanced techniques, including complicated melodies, singing in harmony, and more specific dance styles such as tap and jazz.  Both beginning and returning students feel right at home in this class!  This class culminates in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre song & dance and fulfills a pre-requisite for the Performance Block.


Fall Electives

Sketch Comedy

Tuesdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon all got their start in comedy by learning how to do sketch comedy! Guided by an experienced sketch comedy instructor, students learn the process of sketch writing from brainstorming through presentation! Laughter guaranteed!

Broadway Showstoppers

Tuesdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Explore famous opening numbers each week and learn the song and choreography from musicals like A Chorus Line, Annie, Spongebob, Waitress, and Once Upon a Mattress. This class is for more advanced students who feel confident in exploring original choreography at a Broadway-caliber level!

Dance Audition Techniques

Wednesdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Dance auditions got you nervous?! Learn tips and tricks to feel confident and prepared no matter what choreography is thrown at you! This class is for beginners and students looking to improve their musical theatre audition experience.

Costume and Props Design

Introduction to Costumes

Saturdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Students interested in costume design learn how to take what is on the page and develop it into a costume that will inspire the cast and production team alike! This class is fantastic for individuals with a creative and design-oriented mind who are interested in learning about the entire costume design process for a production.

10 Minutes, Tops: How to Write a Short Play

Saturdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Interested in diving into the theatrical world of writing? This class takes your student’s brilliant ideas and supports them in creating characters and plot points for a ten minute play. This class may require some homework each week in order to build a fully fledged script by the end of our term. Participants have the option to submit their piece to the Ten for All playwriting festival this winter on Civic Theatre’s Mainstage.

Develop Your Musical Theatre Audition Repertoire

Sundays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Guided by theatrical professional and director of Once on This Island, Marcus Jordan, students work to find material from musicals that fit the essence and skillset of the actor. Students learn tools to understand their unique strengths within the professional field of musical theatre, their type/brand, and gain language to articulate what they enjoy sharing and singing as a performer! This class is intended for individuals who want to put together an audition package or planning to audition for the Young Artist Studio or college.  This class will require time outside of class to prepare.

Winter Electives


Wednesdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Building on the skills from Improv 4-5, through games, activities, and exercises, students learn how the art of improvisation can help improve their performance and unleash their creativity.  Improv teaches students how to think on their feet, react to their scene partner(s) and make bigger choices in their acting.

Dramatic Discovery

Fantastical Makeup on social media

Tuesdays | $160 | View in Calendar »

Students gain confidence in creating a look from conception to completion that can be shared with family and friends! They learn the history of makeup with media and the Dos and Don’ts of sharing appropriate makeup looks on social media. This hands-on class requires some homework each week and a $20 materials fee is reflected in the price.

Introduction to Props

Saturdays | $140 | View in Calendar »

Students learn where to begin as a Props Master for a full-blown production by creating a detailed prop list, how to pull appropriate props based on the script, and how to use design techniques to create props!

Stage Makeup

2022-23 School Terms:

October 1 – November 10

January 7 – February 16

April 15 – May 25

February 27 - April 15

If you have questions, please call the Education Office at 616-222-6653