Classes: Youth & Teen

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: Youth & Teen programs

We believe that theatre is a fully active art form- engaging the mind and body so that learning is layered and lasting. Our education programming focuses on teaching performing arts skills to engage the creative minds and develop the talents of our students.

We have an array of creative, fun, and challenging opportunities for all ages to explore the power of performance. It is more than just a play, it is a life-long skill-building experience.

Did you know…30% of our students receive a scholarship and no child is ever denied? Help send a child to theatre camp!

 



FALL 2019 CLASSES

*Classes are subject to change from what is currently listed below.*

ACTING CLASSES

AGES 5 & 6

Party Animals and the Interrupting Chickens (Two Sessions!)

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 9:00-10am, or
    • 10:15-11:15am
  • Family Theatre Rehearsal Studio
  • Showcase: December 7
  • Tuition: $120

It’s storytime! But how will Mama and Papa Hen ever get to the end of the story if their little chickens keep interrupting?

AGES 7-9

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

  • Tuesdays, October 1-December 3
    • 4:30-6:00pm
  • Family Theatre Rehearsal Studio
  • Final Showcase: December 7
  • Tuition: $195

Things are strange on the 13th floor of Wayside School! The classes are wacky, the teachers are wackier. Learning has never been so funny.

 

Musical Theater Foundations: Do You Want To Be in a Musical?

  • Mondays, September 30-December 2
    • 4:30-6:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Final Showcase: December 7
  • Tuition: $195

This class will prepare you to audition for, and be cast in, any Playhouse Family Theatre musical, such as Matilda, James & The Giant Peach JR, and more!

Learn audition skills and stage foundations by working with a choreographer and vocal coach to combine singing and dancing. Students will perform an ensemble piece and work on valuable audition techniques.

 

AGES 10-14

Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew and the Secret of Camp Crystal Creek

  • Mondays, September 30-December 2
    • 4:30-6:00pm
  • Family Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Final Showcase: December 7
  • Tuition: $195

Marshmallows, merit badges and mystery abound as the Crew head to camp. It’s all fun in the sun … until something goes bump in the night.

AGES 10-16

Musical Theater Foundations: Do You Want to be in a Musical?

  • Tuesdays, October 1-December 3
    • 4:30-6:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Final Showcase: December 7
  • Tuition: $195

This class will prepare you to audition for, and be cast in, any Playhouse Family Theatre musical such as Frozen JR, Matilda, and the Summer Intensives!

Learn audition skills and stage foundations by working with a choreographer and vocal coach to combine singing and dancing. Students will perform an ensemble piece and work on valuable audition techniques.

 



DANCE CLASSES

AGES 13+

Jazz & Ballet

  • Mondays, September 23-November 18
    • 5:15-6:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8/class
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $135

Develop strength, flexibility, and technique through this express jazz & ballet class. Skill Levels 1 & 2 welcome! Ages 13+ are encouraged to improve your skills in this fun and challenging class!

 

Tap Dance

  • Thursdays, September 26-November 21
    • 5:15-6:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8/class
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $135

Improve rhythm, technique, and work on your tap dancing skills in this express tap class! Skill Levels 1 & 2 welcome! Ages 13+  are encouraged to improve your skills in this fun and challenging class!

 

AGES 10-18

Teen & JR Jazz and Ballet

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 9:00-10:00am
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8/class
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $135

Develop strength, flexibility, and technique through this hour-long jazz & ballet class. Skill Levels 1 & 2 welcome! Students will have opportunities to practice technique as a group and within their skill levels.

 

Teen & JR Tap Dance

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 10:00-11:00am
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • Tuition:
    • Drop-In: $8/class
    • 10-Class Pass: $75
    • Unlimited Pass: $135

Improve rhythm, technique, and work on your tap dancing skills in this hour-long tap class! Skill Levels 1 & 2 welcome! Students will have opportunities to practice technique as a group and within their skill levels.

 



JUNIOR & TEEN COMPANY

Ages 9-18

Professional Training: Auditions

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 11:30am-1:00pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • The final showcase will be during the last class in the session.
  • Tuition: $195

In this professional training, intensive students will develop professional auditioning skills in acting, singing, and dance. On the first day of class, students will audition and be placed in a company class right for their skill set. Teachers will assign songs and monologues right for each students’ type and teach students how to successfully audition for shows.

This class will lead to the spring Performance Company, where students will audition and perform in a showcase. Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and independence and will be held to a high standard for focus, work ethic, attendance, and punctuality.

In our professional classes, students will have required homework between classes, such as reading articles and scripts, memorizing lines or lyrics, doing independent research, or reviewing choreography.

 

Professional Training: Improv

  • Saturdays, September 28-November 30
    • 1:00-2:30pm
  • NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios
  • No final showcase
  • Tuition: $195

Creating strong characters choices and honing in on your listening skills is a cornerstone for any actor who wants to perfect their acting abilities. Through this professional training, improvisation, and short scenes, students will learn how to use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships, and pursue an objective.

 



Financial Assistance & Scholarships

If interested in a scholarship to assist in helping pay for your child’s classes, please download and mail in our Scholarship Application.

Email the Box Office at boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org or call 218.733.7555 for further details.