Classes & Workshops

Theater Classes

Our quarterly theater classes offer Fall, Mini-Winter, Winter and Spring sessions each year. Offerings include acting, dance, and music classes with a variety of themes and focuses for preschool through high school students. Our dedicated instructors provide high-quality theater education, whether you are looking at drama as part of your curriculum or as a creative outlet. Arts education benefits include building self-esteem and confidence, interpersonal skills, creativity, responsibility, and so much more.

If you have an idea for a class that you do not see offered, contact the Education Director – if you have at least six students and we have the space and the instructor, you can create your own class!

There are currently no theater classes enrolling.

Winter Classes

GRADESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR
3rd-5thActing 1: Character Development Studio EastMON1/16-3/132/204:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
The actor's job is to bring a character to life. Having the tools to build and develop a character are crucial skills for any actor. This class will help students build and create distinct, memorable characters, and apply them to scenes and monologues. This will give them techniques that can be used on any scripted material that they are working with, be it a monologue for an audition, or performing a character on stage.
Gilly KelleherJoin the Waitlist
6th-12thActing 2: DialectsStudio EastMON1/16-3/132/206:00pm-7:30pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL* This course provides some basic techniques for learning and applying stage dialects. In this class, we will work to discover how to use our instrument to tell stories by learning and applying technique to vocal dialect, breath control and finally connecting to our own emotional voice. Some dialects covered may be American Southern, Upper Standard British, Cockney, Irish, or New York / Brooklyn.Gilly KelleherJoin the Waitlist
1st-2ndBroadway Kids: Frozen (Mondays)Studio EastMON1/16-3/132/205:30pm-7:00pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
In this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on "Frozen" features enough roles for every student and songs including “Let it Go” and “Into the Unknown”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!
Abby TincherJoin the Waitlist
K-2ndBroadway Kids: Frozen (Tuesdays)Studio EastTUES1/17-3/142/214:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
In this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on "Frozen" features enough roles for every student and songs including “Let it Go” and “Into the Unknown”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!
Ashley KlimperJoin the Waitlist
3rd-5thBroadway Review: HerculesStudio EastTHURS1/19-3/162/235:00pm-6:30pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
In this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on "Hercules" features enough roles for every student and songs including “I Can Go the Distance” and “Zero to Hero”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!
Julia HilmoJoin the Waitlist
6th-12thBroadway Stars: HadestownStudio EastTUES1/17-3/142/215:00pm-6:30pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
In this mini-musical, students learn rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a mini-show inspired by the famous movie and contemporary musical, Hadestown! Students will sing songs and learn choreography from the show as well as learn about character, stage presence, and acting out an original script.
Julia HilmoJoin the Waitlist
Ages 4-KDrama Bugs: Elsa, Anna & Olaf!Studio EastMON1/16-3/132/204:00pm-5:30pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
Exploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. Students will play games, read stories, and sing songs related to this session’s theme “Elsa, Anna & Olaf” all with the goal to unleash their inner drama bug! Young performers learn to create crazy characters and tell stories as they work as individuals and cooperatively in this super fun, high-energy class.
Emily BeckleyJoin the Waitlist
Ages 4-KDrama Bugs: Toys Alive!Studio EastWED1/18-3/152/224:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
Join the teddy bear's picnic because today the toys are out to play! Each week we'll encounter famous toys through drama, art, music and movement. We will read stories with characters like Buzz Lightyear, Corduroy the Bear, Pinocchio, Raggedy Ann, Winnie the Pooh and the Velveteen Rabbit. Young performers learn to create characters and tell stories as they work as individuals and cooperatively in this super fun, high-energy class.
Katie Jarvis ShomlerJoin the Waitlist
4th-8thImprov TroupeStudio EastTUES1/17-3/142/214:30pm-6:00pmReturning students welcome! Beginning improv class required before joining the troupe.

Have fun with the exciting world of improvisation by joining our Winter Improv Troupe! Students will continue to learn about thinking fast on their feet, working as an ensemble, creating stories and performing improv in front of others. They will learn to take risks and not be afraid of something flopping. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of improvisation to open up a whole new world of acting. A great way to build confidence onstage!
Buddy ToddRegister now
3rd-5thIntro to ImprovStudio EastWED1/18-3/152/225:00pm-6:30pm*THIS CAMP IS FULL*
Have fun with the exciting world of improv in this introduction class. Students will learn about thinking fast on their feet, working as an ensemble, creating stories and performing improv in front of others. They will learn to take risks and not be afraid of something flopping. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of improvisation to open up a whole new world of acting. A great way to build confidence onstage!
TBDJoin the Waitlist
6th-12thMusical Theater DanceStudio EastWED1/18-3/152/225:30pm-7:00pmThis class will focus on dance technique that is fundamental for musical theatre. Students will take away tools to increase flexibility and improve core strength, fundamental jazz dance technique, and explore acting through specificity of movement, dancing with strength, and acting/selling a dance number. Megan D. ConnellRegister now
1st-2ndPlay Creation: Wings of FireStudio EastWED1/18-3/152/224:00pm-5:30pmThrough dramatic play, improvisation, and imagination games we will explore drama technique and acting skills in this fun, lively acting class. Then we'll work together to create our own amazing original play inspired by the theme "Wings of Fire" There may be characters from the Wings of Fire book series, How to Train Your Dragon, the Hobbit and more!Kaysy OstromRegister now
6th-12thStage Combat: Unarmed SkillsStudio EastTHURS1/19-3/162/234:30pm-6:00pmLearn fight choreography! In this stage combat class, we'll focus on technique and how to safely execute a choreographed fight on stage. Our focus will be on unarmed skill: so we’ll create fights that use fists, feet, knees, elbows and more! We’ll apply our combat skills to scene work and practice acting out a scene with a fight. On the last day of class, we will present our fighting scenes in a final presentation for family and friends.Buddy ToddRegister Now
K-2ndVoice: Pop SongsStudio EastTHURS1/19-3/162/234:30pm-6:00pmIf your student loves singing along with the radio or Kidz Bop, this is the class for them! Singing skills are essential to young performers interested in musical theater. In this beginning voice class, we'll learn voice technique as we explore pop music! Then we'll learn acting and dance techniques to add to the music to create an amazing mini-concert for you at the end of the session.Ashley KlimperRegister now
3rd-5thVoice: Singing DuetsStudio EastFRI1/20-3/172/244:30pm-6:00pmSinging skills are essential to young performers interested in musical theater. Designed for students who want to study voice but are not ready to commit to private singing lessons, this small class is perfect for the aspiring performer. Students will study musical terms and singing techniques and explore their voices through group songs and duets from musicals. At the end of the session students will confidently sing for families and show off what they’ve learned!David DryfoosRegister now

Homeschool Classes

Our homeschool theater classes offer students of all ages a chance to explore and enjoy the performing arts during the school day. Classes include acting, dance, and music classes with a variety of themes and focuses for ages 4-16. Our dedicated instructors provide high-quality theater education, whether you are looking at drama as part of your curriculum or as a creative outlet. Arts education benefits include building self-esteem and confidence, interpersonal skills, creativity, responsibility, and so much more.

If you have an idea for a class that you do not see offered, contact the Education Director – if you have at least six students and we have the space and the instructor, you can create your own class!

There are currently no homeschool classes enrolling.

AGESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR
Ages 7-10Wacky One ActStudio EastFRI04/21-06/09N/A10:30am-12:00pmStarting from scratch, we’ll use our imaginations to create a spectacular story - anything goes! Then we'll put our story on stage, creating wacky new characters and the set and costumes to bring them to life. We’ll work together to become writers, directors, actors, and designers, and finally present our creation to friends and family!Meg ThompsonRegister now!
Ages 4-6Songbirds & WigglewormsStudio EastFRI04/21-06/09N/A10:30am-12:00pmSongbirds & Wiggleworms is a high energy singing and dancing class. Your student will experience a combination of creative movement, songs, and rhythm games. Each class session will get their bodies moving and give them a chance to make music with their voices as well as a variety of simple instruments.Emily BeckleyRegister now!

Workshops

Workshops at Studio East are a great way to learn new skills in one day! Studio East offers Audition Workshops throughout the school year to prepare young performers for show auditions. Get prepared to take the stage!

Please note: Timing is everything. Workshops that have not met their minimum enrollment will be cancelled. Enroll early!

There are currently no workshops enrolling.

AGESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR
Ages 7-10Wacky One ActStudio EastFRI04/21-06/09N/A10:30am-12:00pmStarting from scratch, we’ll use our imaginations to create a spectacular story - anything goes! Then we'll put our story on stage, creating wacky new characters and the set and costumes to bring them to life. We’ll work together to become writers, directors, actors, and designers, and finally present our creation to friends and family!Meg ThompsonRegister now!
Ages 4-6Songbirds & WigglewormsStudio EastFRI04/21-06/09N/A10:30am-12:00pmSongbirds & Wiggleworms is a high energy singing and dancing class. Your student will experience a combination of creative movement, songs, and rhythm games. Each class session will get their bodies moving and give them a chance to make music with their voices as well as a variety of simple instruments.Emily BeckleyRegister now!

What Parents Are Saying

“Our experience has been practically perfect – we are so happy our children have found our second home at Studio East!”

“Easy location, fantastic teachers, homeschool daytime classes at super affordable prices. LOVE!”

“The Instructor had high expectations of the students, creating a classroom where growth, both as an actor and as a human being, can and do occur.”

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