Classes: Youth & Teen

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: 

Now enrolling students for our Fall 2020 classes held at both the Depot Rehearsal Studio and NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios! Dance classes begin September 26, and theatre and musical theatre classes begin October 3. Scroll down to check out our offerings and enroll in one or two today.

Curious who will be teaching this Fall? Meet our Fall class instructors!

Are you 18-years-old and older? We also offer adult classes. Check them out.

With the pandemic still ongoing, we want to assure all parents and students that we are taking extra precautions when it comes to the sanitation of our spaces and equipment to ensure a safe environment for students and teachers alike.

 


THEATRE ACTING CLASSES

Explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! These theatre classes will be held at the Depot Rehearsal Studio (506 W. Michigan St.).

Ages 5 & 6

Party Animals: Ducks don’t wear socks! 
Some people like things just so while others like things a little wacky. But when ducks start showing up in socks, will things end up too wacky?

  • Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 from 9:00-10:00am
  • SHOWCASE: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:00am
  • Tuition $120 
  • Instructors: Cheryl Skafte & Kaylee Peck

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Ages 5-9

Stage Play: Theatre for Children with Autism 
A theatre class for 5-9-year-olds on the autism spectrum and children with social and sensory needs that would benefit from a smaller class size. Stage Play provides individualized support and uses theatrical arts to foster social skills and communication development. This is an ongoing collaboration with the Masonic Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders and the Playhouse School of Performing Arts. This programming is made possible by grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Nov. 18 from 4:30-5:30pm
  • SHOWCASE: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4:30pm 
  • Tuition: FREE
    • While there is no cost for this class, participants must still RSVP and enroll in the class so our team can accommodate accordingly.
  • Instructors: Tamara Pogin with assistance from Melissa Schroeder

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Ages 7-9

Team Escapade: Don’t Bump The Glump! and Other Stories by Shel Silverstein
“Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.” Find out where the sidewalk ends as we bring Shel Silverstein’s strange and funny poems to life. 

SECTION 1:

  • Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 from 11:00am-12:15pm
  • SHOWCASE: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11:00am 
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructors: Cheryl Skafte & Bailey Boots (back-up instructor)

SECTION 2:

  • Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 9 from 4:30-5:45pm
  • SHOWCASE: Monday, Nov. 16 at 4:30pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructor: Phillip Fazio & Bailey Boots (back-up instructor)

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Ages 10-12

Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew and A Thousand Paper Cranes
Legend has it that when you fold a thousand origami paper cranes you’ll be granted a wish.  What would you wish for?  A timeless journey awaits.

  • Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Nov. 11 from 4:30-5:45pm
  • SHOWCASE: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4:30pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructor: Phillip Fazio

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MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES

Practice and advance singing, dancing and acting skills for musicals. Be in shape for the next round of auditions! All musical theatre classes will be held at the Depot Rehearsal Studio (506 W. Michigan St.).

Ages 7-9

Musical Theatre Song & Dance: It’s a Hard Knock Life
Develop valuable musical theatre skills while learning a musical song and dance combination from the musical, Annie!  Condition your voice, and improve audition skills, stage foundation, and dance and acting abilities. 

  • Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10 from 4:30-5:45pm
  • SHOWCASE: Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 4:30pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Teachers: Amber Burns & Pascal Pastrana

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Ages 10-12

Musical Theatre Song & Dance: Gaston 
Advance musical theatre skills while learning a musical song and dance from the musical, Beauty and the Beast! Condition your voice, and improve audition skills, stage foundation, and dance and acting abilities. 

  • Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Nov. 12 from 4:30-5:45pm
  • SHOWCASE: Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4:30pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Teacher: Amber Burns & Pascal Pastrana

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL DANCE CLASSES

All dance classes will be held at the NorShor Theatre rehearsal studios (211 E. Superior St.). All dance classes will also have the option to attend in-person or on Zoom. Following your registration, an email will be sent to verify if you will attend in-person or on Zoom.

Ages 9-12

Junior Dance Intensive 
Improve technique, rhythm, flexibility, and dancing skills in these fast-paced jazz and tap classes.

  • Saturdays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 28 (10-weeks) 
    • JAZZ: 8:45-9:30am 
    • TAP: 10:00-10:45am
  • Tuition:
    • $75 for one 10-week class, or 
    • $135 for both Jazz and Tap 
  • Instructors:
    • JAZZ: Pascal Pastrana
    • TAP: Naomi Christenson
  • No Showcase 

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Ages 13-18

Teen Dance Intensive 
Strengthen and condition your dancing skills in these fast-paced tap and jazz classes.

  • Saturdays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 28 (10-weeks) 
    • JAZZ: 9:30-10:15am
    • TAP: 10:45-11:30am 
  • Tuition:
    • $75 for one 10 week class. or
    • $135 for an Unlimited Pass 
  • Instructors:
    • JAZZ: Pascal Pastrana
    • TAP: Naomi Christenson
  • No Showcase

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL THEATRE TRAINING

Ages 9-12

Fall Junior Intensive – Master Class Series 
Discover what it’s like to work on Broadway from professional actors who have succeeded in achieving their highest goals. Hear first-hand stories about the journey from a kid with a dream to the big lights of Broadway. Learn valuable audition tips from successful working actors. Learn how these successful artists got their first big break. Understand the unique challenges New York actors face in the pursuit of their goals. Gain valuable insight into how to navigate a professional theater career.

Throughout this 6-class series, students will get to work with actors with multiple Broadway credits including: Mean Girls cast member Pascal Pastrana, Mariand Torres as Elphaba from the tour of Wicked, and Aaron J. Albano from the National Tour of Newsies and Hamilton

  • Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 from 11:15am-12:45pm
  • Tuition: $200
  • Instructor: Amber Burns
  • This master class will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios (211 E Superior St.).

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Ages 13-18

Fall Teen Intensive – Master Class Series 
Discover what it’s like to work on Broadway from professional actors who have succeeded in achieving their highest goals. Hear first hand stories about the journey from a kid with a dream to the big lights of Broadway. Learn valuable audition tips from successful working actors. Learn how these successful artists got their first big break. Understand the unique challenges New York actors face in the pursuit of their goals. Gain valuable insight into how to navigate a professional theater career.

Throughout this 6-class series, students will get to work with actors with multiple Broadway credits including: Mean Girls cast member Pascal Pastrana, Mariand Torres as Elphaba from the tour of Wicked, and Aaron J. Albano from the National Tour of Newsies and Hamilton

  • Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 from 1:00-2:30pm 
  • Tuition: $200
  • Instructor: Phillip Fazio
  • This master class will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios (211 E Superior St.).

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Solo Acting Intensive 
It’s time to focus on your skills as a solo performer with this weekly acting class led by Phillip Fazio, the new Artistic Director of the NorShor Theatre. This smorgasbord of a class will cover a wide variety of topics: Nailing the audition, sharpening your resume, mastering the monologue, developing a strong voice and speech technique, and building your confidence as a performer. 

  • Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10 from 6:00-7:30pm
  • SHOWCASE: Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Instructor: Phillip Fazio
  • This class will be held at the Depot Rehearsal Studio (506 W. Michigan St.).

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COLLEGE PREP AUDITION CLASS 
Preparing for college theatre auditions? Sign up for this series of eight one-on one-classes specifically designed for students wanting to go into theatre for college. Professional instructors with experience and connections to several top tier college theatre programs will tailor each session to the unique needs of the individual student. After an initial evaluation to discuss goals and fine tune college choices, students will work on application materials, learn tricks of the trade and how to stand out amongst hundreds of other applicants, master audition material, receive coaching on vocal and dance filming, and receive support in their college application process. 

  • Tuition: $375 
  • Instructors: Phillip Fazio, Kyle Picha and Amber Burns

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WORKOUT CLUB FOR TEENS & ADULTS

These workout-dance classes will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios (211 E. Superior St.). All dance classes will also have the option to attend in-person or on Zoom. Following your registration, an email will be sent to verify if you will attend in-person or on Zoom.

Ages 13+

Express Tap 
Get a workout while we practicing dance skills and combinations.

  • Mondays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 (10-weeks) from 5:15-6:00pm
  • Tuition: 
    • $8 drop-in (per class), or
    • $75 for one 10-week class, or
    • $135 for an Unlimited Pass
  • Instructor: Amber Burns

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Amber’s Mixer 
Mix up your workout with this dance-cardio class.

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 1 (10-weeks) from 5:15-6:00pm
  • Tuition:
    • $8 drop-in (per class), or
    • $75 for one 10-week class, or
    • $135 for an Unlimited Pass
  • Instructor: Amber Burns

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Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Need assistance in paying for your child’s classes? Please download our Scholarship Application and submit it in one of the following ways:

  • By Email. Send to Amber Burns at aburns@duluthplayhouse.org.
  • By Mail. Send to The Duluth Playhouse, Attention: Amber Burns,  211 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802.
  • In-Person. Drop off at the Box Office at the NorShor Theatre at 211 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802 (currently closed).