Classes: Youth & Teen

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS (ages 5-18): 

Whether you are a first-time theatre dabbler wanting to try something new, or a young rising star seeking every opportunity to hone their craft, you want to be at the Playhouse School of Performing Arts!

 

 

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES: In-Person Sessions

Beginner & Intermediate Musical Theatre Jazz

  • For ages 9-12
  • Class Dates: June 5, 12 & 26 (Saturdays)
  • Class Time: 10am-10:45am
  • Tuition: $20
  • Instructor: Antony Ferguson

Further your musical theatre jazz skills in this fun 3-week session! Strengthen, stretch and dance away!  (We must have a minimum of 4 participants to run this class.)

 

Beginner & Intermediate Broadway Tap 

  • For ages 9-12 
  • Class Dates: June, 5, 12 & 26 (Saturdays)
  • Class Time: 11:00-11:45am
  • Tuition: $20
  • Instructor: Naomi Christenson

Whether you are just learning tap for the first time or you need to sharpen your skills, this mini session is for you! Join us as we discover rhythms, create choreography, and tap away! (We must have a minimum of 4 participants to run this class.)

 

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES: Zoom Sessions

Beginner Broadway Tap  

  • For ages 13 – Adult 
  • Class Dates:  June 5, 12 & 26 (Saturdays)
  • Class Times: 9:00-9:45am
  • Tuition: $20
  • Instructor: Naomi Christenson

Brand new to tap dancing? Take this Beginner Tap course and start from the very beginning! We will have you tapping in no time! (We must have a minimum of 4 students signed up to run this class.)

 

Intermediate Broadway Tap 

  • For ages 13 – Adult
  • Class Dates: June 5, 12 & 26 (Saturdays)
  • Class Time: 10:00-10:45am
  • Tuition: $20
  • Instructor: Naomi Christenson

Join us for this fun 3-class series where we will continue to sharpen your tap dancing skills! This class is designed for students who have some tap dancing experience. Pull out those shoes because “it’s tappening”! (We must have a minimum of 4 participants to run this class.)

 

Beginner & Intermediate Musical Theatre Jazz 

  • For ages 13 – Adult
  • Class Dates: June, 5, 12 & 26 (Saturdays)
  • Class Time: 11:00-11:45am
  • Tuition: $20
  • Instructor: Antony Ferguson

Further your musical theatre jazz skills in this fun 3-week session! Strengthen, stretch and dance away!  (We must have a minimum of 4 participants to run this class.)

 

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL THEATRE TRAINING 

AGES 13-18 – Spring Teen Intensive: Broadway Today! (Audition Required)*

Audition and be cast in a musical theatre variety show celebrating the evolution of contemporary musical theatre,
from Wicked, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hanson, The Prom, and many more. This show presents an impressive contemporary roster, and students will learn choreography, scene work, and songs taught by our professional teaching artists. This course models the rigor, dedication, and etiquette expected in high standard, professional rehearsal spaces. The age range of this course is intentionally reflective of typical casting for Playhouse productions so students can practice collaborating as an ensemble with a wide age range. Students must have a foundation in basic dance vocabulary and technique. It is also a prerequisite for students to have a mastery of pitch, breath support, and diction.

  • February 20-May 15  |  Tech Week: May 17-21
    • Saturdays, 9-10:30am & Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm
    • Intensive Performances: May 21 -23 
  • Instructors: Amber Burns, Phillip Fazio & Andy Kust 
  • Class & Performance Location: NorShor Theatre (211 E Superior Street)

 

 

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Need assistance in paying for your child’s classes? Download our Scholarship Application below and submit it:

  • 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).

Download the School of Performing Arts Scholarship Application