About the Grades 1 to 3 Programs

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Rooted in process-based story drama, students are introduced to the actor’s tools of body, voice, mind and imagination. Students develop characters, solve creative problems and enter the world of the story. Students have fun while also developing valuable literacy and life skills such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, focus and creativity. Each session, there is a new theme to spark the imagination, creating a fun, new experience each class!

If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education.

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Upcoming Summer Programs

Backstage Adventures: The World of Annie

How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Annie, students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will be sure to make the sun come out tomorrow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm

Music Movers: Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by cool cats and other favorite pets, students will purr, wag, and wiggle as they explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The day will be spent engaging in music-making and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm

Treasure Trunk Theatre: Out of this World

3,2,1, Lift off! Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. Students will have a blast while blasting off to places out of this world! The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.

Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

Characters Take the Stage: Mythmakers

Why does the elephant have a long trunk? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Pourquoi Tales,( myths and legends that explain why things are as they are), as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

More Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Disney's Finding Nemo Kids

Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Disney’s Finding Nemo. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
​​Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a 30-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Along the Yellow Brick Road

This program is sold out. Click the register button to add your name to the waitlist. Inspired by the adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $480
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm

Story Explorers: Be You!

A week of creative play! Inspired by the imagination of author Peter H. Reynolds and books such as Be You!, Ish, and The Dot! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling inside their favorite storybooks. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm

Music Movers: Barnyard Dance

This program is sold out. Click the registration button to add your name to the waitlist. Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by favorite barnyard animals, students will go hog wild as they explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The day will be spent engaging in music-making and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm

Backstage Adventures: The World of Finding Nemo

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Finding Nemo students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will go with the flow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm

April Vacation Program

Check back in November 2024 for April 2025 class offerings!

Weekend Classes

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February Vacation Program

Check back in November 2024 for February 2025 class offerings!

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