Classes & Workshops

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!

GRADESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR 
PreK-KDrama Bugs (Mondays)Studio EastMON9/27-11/2210/44:00pm-5:30pmExploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. Students will play games, read stories, and sing songs 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.Ashley KlimperRegister Now
PreK-KDrama Bugs (Wednesdays)Studio EastWED9/22-11/1710/64:30pm-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 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.Ashley KlimperRegister Now
1st-2ndBroadway Kids: Lion KingStudio EastMON9/27-11/2210/45:30pm-7:00pmIn this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on "Lion King" 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!Ashley KlimperRegister Now
1st-2ndPlay Creation: Into the JungleStudio EastTUES9/28-11/2310/54:30pm-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 "Into the Jungle" There may be characters from "Jumanji", "Jungle Book", "Jungle Cruise" or anything from your imagination!Brad WalkerRegister Now
1st-2ndStory Drama: Mysteries!Studio EastWED9/22-11/1710/64:00pm-5:30pmSolve the mystery of how to write a mystery play inspired by popular detective stories such as Nate the Great! In this story drama class we will read a few mysteries together and then write our own "Whodunnit" script, learn our lines, and rehearse our staging until we're ready to share our world premiere mystery story.Kaysy OstromRegister Now
3rd-5thActing 1: Actor's ToolboxStudio EastMON9/27-11/2210/44:30pm-6:00pmThis acting class will provide students with the tools they need for a strong foundation in acting. We'll learn the “rules” of the stage as well as how to develop characters, improvise, and work with other actors in scenes. In this small class you’ll get focused feedback as you work with your peers on acting exercises and scenes.Jacq BabbRegister Now
3rd-5thBroadway Review: VillainousStudio EastTHURS9/23-11/1810/74:30pm-6:00pmIn this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on popular villain stories such as the story of Cruella, Maleficent, Scar, Jafar, and more features enough roles for every student and songs sung by these villainous characters. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Ashley KlimperRegister Now
3rd-5thImprov & ComedyStudio EastTUES9/28-11/2310/54:30pm-6:00pmHave fun with the exciting world of improvisation and comedy! 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 and comedy to open up a whole new world of acting. A great way to build confidence onstage!Margie SlovanRegister Now
3rd-5thVoice 1: Broadway SolosStudio EastFRI9/24-11/1910/84:30pm-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 solos from Broadway and movie musicals. At the end of the session students will confidently sing solo for families and show off what they’ve learned!David DryfoosRegister Now
3rd-5thOne Act PlayStudio EastWED9/22-11/1710/66:00pm-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!Jacq BabbRegister Now
4th-8thCharacter Development and D&D (Section 1)Studio EastTHURS9/23-11/1810/75:30pm-7:00pm*This class is FULL.* Go on an epic quest while strengthening your acting skills in this class that pairs drama with the collaborative fantasy story-telling game Dungeons and Dragons. Using the D&D model you'll create a hero with a backstory. Then your drama instructor will guide you on how to bring that character to life using acting techniques, improv skills, and game play. Finally, we'll put our new skills to the test as we play a game of Dungeons and Dragons together.Brad WalkerJoin Section Two!
4th-8thCharacter Development and D&D (Section 2)Studio EastTHURS9/23-11/1810/75:30pm-7:00pm*Due to popular demand, we opened a second section of this class.* Go on an epic quest while strengthening your acting skills in this class that pairs drama with the collaborative fantasy story-telling game Dungeons and Dragons. Using the D&D model you'll create a hero with a backstory. Then your drama instructor will guide you on how to bring that character to life using acting techniques, improv skills, and game play. Finally, we'll put our new skills to the test as we play a game of Dungeons and Dragons together.Gilly KelleherRegister Now
6th-12thActing 2: Acting TechniquesStudio EastTHURS9/23-11/1810/74:00pm-5:30pmThis 8-week class is an introduction to acting techniques that build the foundation for growth. Be introduced to Meisner, Viewpoints, Uta Hagen, Chekhov and Laban - core acting techniques that will help you create believable characters on stage.Gilly KelleherRegister Now
6th-12thActing for the CameraStudio EastMON9/27-11/2210/46:00pm-7:30pmThis is an acting for the camera class for actors interested in exploring the world of TV and film acting. This is particularly good for students who have acted on stage and want to make the transition to on camera. Students will have a chance to be on camera, watch their performance and the performances of the other students, and work with a variety of genres.Jacq BabbRegister Now
6th-12thBehind the Curtain: Play DesignStudio EastTUES9/28-11/2310/56:00pm-7:30pmPlays are not just about actors and directors! You need several other artists to make a play work. Lighting designers, set designers, projection artists, sound designers, costumers – any one of these artists can make or break a show. What’s in their minds as they read the script? What are they thinking about when they hear about the director’s vision for the show? How do they work their magic? What went wrong with Julie Taymor’s Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark musical?Margie SlovanRegister Now
6th-12thMusical Theater DanceStudio EastWED9/22-11/1710/65:30pm-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 ConnellRegister Now
6th-12thVoice 2: Broadway SolosStudio EastFRI9/24-11/1910/84:00pm-5:30pmSinging 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 solos from Broadway and movie musicals. At the end of the session students will confidently sing solo for families and show off what they’ve learned!Julia GorordoRegister 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!

AGECLASSDAYDATETIMEDESCRIPTIONTUITION 
8-19 yrsAudition 101SUN10/312:30-3:30pmPerfect for first time auditioners, students will learn all about the audition process including what a director is looking for and how to select a monologue and song in this 3-hour workshop. You will leave this workshop with all of the materials and knowledge for your next audition. This is a great workshop if you are planning to audition for our Winter show "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" This workshop will teach your students how to prepare for an acting audition, musical audition, and callback. Sign up for "Audition Coaching", happening the following weekend, if you'd like 30 minutes of private coaching on your audition.$60Register Now
8-19 yrsAudition CoachingSUN10/105:30-7:30pmGet 30 minutes of private coaching on your upcoming audition. You will work with a monologue coach for 15 minutes and a vocal coach for 15 minutes. You will be assigned a 30-minute time between the window of 5:30pm & 7:30pm after you enroll for the coaching session. Students must come to the coaching with audition pieces memorized and with sheet music for the vocal coach. Alternatively, if you'd like a full 30 minutes of work on your monologue, the vocal coach can spend their 15 minutes on monologue work as well.$30Register Now

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

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“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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