Acting & Film Classes

Classes for children and adults focus on a variety of skills, from vocal diction and projection to scene and monologue preparation. Musical theater classes help students learn to personalize their performances and develop vocal technique and confidence on stage. Individual technique classes and audition preparation classes are also available, allowing students to personalize their instruction.  

Musical Theater Workshop

Performers who can dance, sing and act are considered a “triple threat”. These courses encompass all three disciplines. Skills are taught through vocal coaching, improvisation, comedy, monologues and multiple dance genres. Students at all levels will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a year end performance of musical theater scenes and/or abridged productions.

Age 8-12: This class is a great introduction to the world of musical theater. The basics of dance, voice, and drama are incorporated in this fun and exploratory 60 minute class. The teaching artist works with students to build a strong foundation of skills in all three areas.

Age 13-15: This 90-minute course builds upon the format of our Level 1 class. Students work with a vocal coach (both individually and in groups), as well as a director/choreographer. This more focused approach propels the students’ expressive freedom and confidence in all three areas.

Age 16 & up: Students in this 90-minute course work toward integration of the three skill areas toward a complete, dynamic performance. Working with a vocal coach and director/choreographer, students polish their skills in preparation for competitive auditions and fully staged performances. In addition to taking Musical Theater Workshop, students are required to enroll in a minimum of one additional activity (voice, dance or acting) to further build their technical skill and support their growth.

Practical Acting

Ages 13 and up. This complement to Scene Study focuses on auditions and other challenges faced by actors, both amateur and professional. Address your needs with highly individualized attention in a supportive group setting. No experience necessary.

Scene Study

Our Scene Study Classes are led by Award-Winning Filmmaker Stephen Dest. In this workshop environment, students work on selected scenes and monologues, learning to create a natural environment for the scene and find the appropriate energy needed for each character. “On Camera” acting is explored as well. Each term ends with a performance for an invited audience of friends and family and culminates with a short informal film - where students can see their work on camera!. No experience necessary.

Scene Study for Adults

Our Scene Study Classes are led by Award-Winning Filmmaker Stephen Dest. In this workshop environment, students work on selected scenes and monologues, learning to create a natural environment for the scene and find the appropriate energy needed for each character. “On Camera” acting is explored as well. Each term ends with a performance for an invited audience of friends and family and culminates with a short informal film - where students can see their work on camera!. No experience necessary.