Classes & Workshops

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After School Classes: Winter

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!

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GRADESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR 
PreK-KDrama Bugs: To the Rescue!Studio EastMON1/17-3/142/214:00pm-5:30pmExploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. This class theme is "To the Rescue!" Students will play games, read stories, sing songs related to real and imaginary heroes who save the day! Young performers learn to create characters and tell stories as they work as individuals and cooperatively in this super fun, high-energy class.Jessica HamiltonRegister Now
PreK-KDrama Bugs: Under the SeaStudio EastWED1/19-3/162/234:30pm-6:00pmExploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. This class theme is "Under the Sea!" Students will play games, read stories, sing songs related to real and imaginary sea creatures and explorers! Young performers learn to create characters and tell stories as they work as individuals and cooperatively in this super fun, high-energy class.Emily BeckleyRegister Now
K-2ndPlay Creation: Roald DahlStudio EastTUES1/18-3/152/224:30pm-6:00pmThrough 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 "Roald Dahl" There may be characters from "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory", "James and the Giant Peach", "Matilda" or anything from your imagination!Jessica HamiltonRegister Now
1st-2ndComedy, Tonight!Studio EastTHURS1/20-3/172/245:30pm-7:00pmExplore your inner-comedian in this class dedicated to all things hilarious. There are so many different types of comedy from improv, to slapstick, parody songs, and silly skits. We’ll explore all of them as we play games, act out scenes, create wacky characters, write absurd stories, and make wild crafts: all with the goal of making each other laugh. We’ll share some of our most hilarious stories on the last day of class.Gilly KelleherRegister Now
1st-2ndPlay Creation: Dr. SeussStudio EastWED1/19-3/162/236:00pm-7:30pmThrough 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 "Dr. Seuss" There may be characters from "The Cat and the Hat", "Sneetches", "The Grinch", or anything from your imagination!Ashley KlimperRegister Now
1st-2ndBroadway Kids: Willy WonkaStudio EastMON1/17-3/142/215:30pm-7:00pmIn this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on "Willy Wonka" or "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" features enough roles for every student and songs from the hit musical. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Jessica HamiltonRegister Now
3rd-5thSketch ComedyStudio EastTUES1/18-3/152/224:30pm-6:00pmLove the sketches on Monty Python and Saturday Night Live? Learn how to create sketches like the pros. Students will combine improvisation and writing to create silly sketches. As a group they will create sketches that are connected by story, character, or theme. Students will increase their teamwork skills, listening abilities, and overall confidence. Previous Improv experience is highly recommended but not required.Buddy ToddRegister Now
3rd-5thMovie MakersStudio EastWED1/19-3/162/234:00pm-5:30pmPlay every role from screenwriter, director, costume designer, actor and editor in this class where we will make a short film from scratch! Each week we'll learn different film-making skills and techniques such as story-boarding and acting for the camera. Then we'll work on our very own original short film that the students will film, act in, and edit together as a class.Kaysy OstromRegister Now
3rd-5thBroadway Review: MatildaStudio EastTHURS1/20-3/172/244:30pm-6:00pmIn this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based hit movie and musical Matilda features enough roles for every student and songs sung by these iconic Roald Dahl characters. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Ashley KlimperRegister Now
3rd-5thVoice 1: Broadway DuetsStudio EastFRI1/21-3/182/254:30pm-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
3rd-5thActing 1: Creating CharactersStudio EastMON1/17-3/142/214:30pm-6:00pmHaving the tools to build 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.Kim DouthitRegister Now
4th-8thOne Act PlayStudio EastTHURS1/20-3/172/246:00pm-7:30pmPerform a scripted one act play complete with costumes and props! Students will develop a deeper understanding of stage fundamentals and character development through dynamic and fun exercises. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and record it to share with our friends and family!Ashley KlimperRegister Now
6th-12thBroadway Stars: Mean GirlsStudio EastTUES1/18-3/152/226:00pm-7:30pm In this mini-musical, students learn rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show inspired by the famous movie and contemporary musical, Mean Girls! Students will sing songs and learn choreography from the show as well as learn about character, stage presence, and acting out an original script.Jessica HamiltonRegister Now
6th-12thMusical Theater DanceStudio EastStudio EastWED1/19-3/162/235:30pm-7:00pmIf you want to spend more time in musical theater, dance training is a must! Students will learn dance technique with a focus on vocabulary, timing and style. Students will learn dances to several Broadway musicals, and have the chance to improvise and choreograph.Megan D. ConnellRegister Now
6th-12thVoice 2: Broadway DuetsStudio EastFRI1/21-3/182/254:30pm-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 Broadway and movie musicals. At the end of the session students will confidently sing for families and show off what they’ve learned!Julia GorordoRegister Now
6th-12thImprovisationStudio EastMON1/17-3/142/216:00pm-7:30pmHave fun with the exciting world of improvisation! 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 different aspects of improvisation to open up a whole new world of acting. A great way to build confidence onstage!Kim DouthitRegister Now
6th-12thActing 2: Exploring GenreStudio EastTHURS1/20-3/172/244:00pm-5:30pmActors often perform a variety of characters in a variety of different genres. How is it different to act in a comedy versus a drama? Horror versus action? Sitcom versus science fiction? Explore scenes in a variety of genres to expand your acting horizons and grow your skills.Gilly KelleherRegister Now

After School Classes: Mini-Winter

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!

GRADESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR 
PreK-KDrama Bugs: Unicorns & DragonsStudio EastWED12/8-1/1212/22, 12/294:30pm-6:00pmExploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. Students will play games, read stories, and sing songs! Their imaginations will work freely unleashing their inner unicorn or dragon! 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 Beckley
Ashley Klimper
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1st-2ndBroadway Kids: 101 DalmatiansStudio EastMON12/6-1/1012/20, 12/275:00pm-6:30pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* In this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on "101 Dalmatians" features enough roles for every student and songs including “Cruella De Vil” and “Dalmatian Plantation”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Ashley Klimper
Megan Connell
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3rd-5thActing 1: Dialects & Voices (Mondays)Studio EastMON12/6-1/1012/20, 12/274:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* If you love to create silly character voices, this is the class for you! This acting class will provide students with the tools they need for a strong foundation in how to develop unique character voices. We'll explore elements of voice like pitch, tone, volume, & rhythm. We’ll discuss techniques such as vocal use & placement as we take a dive deep into a wide variety of voices and dialects.Kim DouthitJoin the waitlist
3rd-5thActing 1: Dialects & Voices (Wednesdays)Studio EastWED12/8-1/1212/22, 12/295:00pm-6:30pmIf you love to create silly character voices, this is the class for you! This acting class will provide students with the tools they need for a strong foundation in how to develop unique character voices. We'll explore elements of voice like pitch, tone, volume, & rhythm. We’ll discuss techniques such as vocal use & placement as we take a dive deep into a wide variety of voices and dialects.Kaysy OstromRegister Now
3rd-5thBroadway Review: MulanStudio EastTHURS12/9-1/1312/23, 12/305:00pm-6:30pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* In this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on “Mulan” features enough roles for every student and songs such as “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” and “Reflection”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Brad Walker
Isaac Levin-Delson
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4th-8thFoley: Creating Sound EffectsStudio EastTUES12/7-1/1112/21, 12/285:00pm-6:30pmBecome a Foley Artist at Studio East! Students will learn the ins and outs of making sound effects that are heard in films, radio dramas, television shows, and video games. Foley artists have an arsenal of tricks and props that create sound effects such as footsteps, a sword being drawn, door knobs twisting and more. We’ll show off some of our original sounds in a small presentation on the last day of class.Buddy ToddRegister Now
6th-12thActing 2: Shakespeare 101Studio EastTHURS12/9-1/1312/23, 12/304:30pm-6:00pmSpeak the speech! We’ll dive into Shakespeare’s stories and text, taking them from page to stage. Each student will work on a monologue that they can use if they’re interested in auditioning for our upcoming Shakespeare in the Park auditions! Come discover why we’ve been enraptured by this guy for 400 years! After all, “All the World’s a Stage."VJ OrdunaRegister 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!

AGESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR 
Ages 11-16Musical ProductionStudio EastFRI10/22-6/1011/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 2/25, 3/11, 4/8, 4/15, 5/2710:00am-12:00pmWe’re putting on a musical, to be performed on our stage in June! The title has yet to be determined – we’ll choose just the right script to match our group of young performers. Through our performance preparation, we’ll learn acting, singing and dancing skills and gain confidence while working as an ensemble to tell a great story!Kim Douthit and Aimee HongRegister 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!

AGECLASSDAYDATETIMEDESCRIPTIONTUITIONINSTRUCTOR 
13-19 yrsVoice Acting 101SUN11/2112:30-3:30pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Voice actors use their skills in so many mediums from radio, animation, audio book narration, podcasting and more! In this 3-hour workshop we’ll take a deep dive into the many skills required of voice actors from mastering creating character voices, breath control, learning dialects, and technical skills such as microphone etiquette and how to record yourself at home. This is a great opportunity to build your skills if you are planning to audition for our upcoming radio play “Todd”.$60Buddy ToddJoin the waitlist

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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