Classes & Workshops

After School 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!

COVID-19 Update: As of September 5, we no longer require masks at Studio East. Please learn more about our updated fall policies HERE.

Fall Classes

GRADESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR 
Ages 4-KDrama Bugs: Paws!Studio EastMON9/26-11/2110/34:00pm-5:30pmExploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. This class theme is “Paws!” Students will play games, read stories, and sing songs related to four-legged friends such as dogs, cats, bears, and more! Together we’ll 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.Amanda BurkeRegister now
Ages 4-KDrama Bugs: Magical FamilyStudio EastWED9/21-11/1610/54:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Exploring new worlds through drama is a great way to build confidence and communication skills. This class theme is “Magical Family”. We'll create our own family inspired by the movie Encanto! Students will play games, read stories, and sing songs related to the theme! Together we’ll 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.Sonja UsherJoin the waitlist
K-2ndVoice: Songs of BroadwayStudio EastTHURS9/22-11/1710/44:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Singing skills are essential to young performers interested in musical theater. In this beginning voice class, we'll learn voice technique as we explore the music of Broadway! 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.Abby TincherJoin the waitlist
K-2ndMake 'em Laugh!Studio EastTUES9/27-11/2210/64:30pm-6:00pmExplore 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-2ndBroadway Kids: EncantoStudio EastMON9/26-11/2110/35:30pm-7:00pm*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 "Encanto" features enough roles for every student and songs including “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Julia HilmoJoin the waitlist
1st-2ndPlay Creation: MinionsStudio EastWED9/21-11/1610/54:00pm-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 "Minions" There may be characters from "Minions” movies or other villains, heroes, and sidekicks created by the students!Abby TincherRegister now
3rd-5thVoice: Singing SoloStudio EastFRI9/23-11/1810/74:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Singing skills are essential to young performers interested in musical theater. Geared 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 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 DryfoosJoin the waitlist
3rd-5thActing 101Studio EastMON9/26-11/2110/34:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* This beginning 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. On the last day of class we’ll share our work with families and friends.Kim DouthitJoin the waitlist
3rd-5thBroadway Review: EncantoStudio EastTHURS9/22-11/1710/65:30pm-7:00pm*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 "Encanto" features enough roles for every student and songs including “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure”. We will work with a script, rehearse our play, and share with our friends and family!Ashley KlimperJoin the waitlist
3rd-5thOne Act PlayStudio EastWED9/21-11/1610/56:00pm-7:30pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Hone your acting skills by performing a scripted one act play over the course of a few weeks! 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 share with our friends and family!Ashley KlimperJoin the waitlist
3rd-5thCharacter Development and D&DStudio EastTHURS9/22-11/1710/66:00pm-7:30pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* What do acting and the collaborative fantasy story-telling game Dungeons and Dragons have in common? Turns out a lot of things including character development, improvisation, and working with an ensemble to tell a story. In this combination acting and D&D class, you'll use the D&D model to 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. We'll spend half the class on acting technique and half the class on D&D. This class will not end in final presentation.Brad WalkerJoin the waitlist
4th-8thImprov TroupeStudio EastTUES9/27-11/2210/44:30pm-6:00pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Have fun with the exciting world of improvisation! Beginning and returning students welcome to join our Fall Improv Troupe! Join this Fall or for the whole year! 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!Buddy ToddJoin the waitlist
6th-12thActing for the CameraStudio EastMON9/26-11/2110/36:00pm-7:30pmThis is an acting for the camera class for beginners 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.Kim DouthitRegister Now
6th-12thD&D PodcastingStudio EastTHURS9/22-11/1710/64:30pm-6:00pmWhat do acting and the collaborative fantasy story-telling game Dungeons and Dragons have in common? Turns out a lot of things like character development, improvisation, and working with an ensemble to tell a story. In this combination acting, D&D, and podcasting class, you'll use the D&D model to 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. We'll spend half the class working on acting technique, building our characters, and gameplay. In the second half of class we'll turn our D&D story into a radio play ala Critical Role or The Adventure Zone that we'll record as a podcast on the final class.Brad WalkerRegister Now
6th-12thBroadway Stars: BeetlejuiceStudio EastTUES9/27-11/2210/46:00pm-7:30pm*THIS CLASS 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, Beetlejuice! Students will sing songs and learn choreography from the show as well as learn about character, stage presence, and acting out an original script.Megan D. ConnellJoin the waitlist
6th-12thMusical Theater DanceStudio EastWED9/21-11/1610/55:30pm-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

Mini-Winter Classes

GRADESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIME 
PreK-KDrama Bugs: Wings!Studio EastWED11/30-1/1112/21, 12/284:30pm-6:00pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
1st-2ndBroadway Kids: AristocatsStudio EastMON11/28-1/912/19, 12/264:30pm-6:00pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
1st-2ndBroadway Kids: AristocatsStudio EastMON11/28-1/912/19, 12/265:00pm-6:30pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
3rd-5thActing 1: Voice-Over ActingStudio EastTUES11/29-1/1012/20, 12/274:30pm-6:00pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
3rd-5thBroadway Review: HerculesStudio EastTHURS12/1-1/1212/22, 12/294:30pm-6:00pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
3rd-5thBroadway Review: HerculesStudio EastTHURS12/1-1/1212/22, 12/295:00pm-6:30pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
4th-8thBehind the ScenesStudio EastTUES11/29-1/1012/20, 12/275:00pm-6:30pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20
6th-12thShakespeare 101Studio EastWED11/30-1/1112/21, 12/284:30pm-6:00pmEarly Bird Registration Will Open October 20

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!

COVID-19 Update: As of September 5, we no longer be require masks at Studio East. Please learn more about our updated fall policies HERE.

AGESCLASS NAMELOCATIONDAYDATESNO CLASSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR 
Ages 4-6Dramatic AdventuresStudio EastFRI10/7-12/910/21 and 11/2510:30am-12:00pmCome play, create and imagine. Go on thrilling adventures every week! Students use their imaginations to travel to a different world, meet different characters, find problems and create their own solutions. Through art, games and storytelling we will learn to work together and collaborate We'll learn the confidence needed to be in front of an audience and beginning theater skills.Ashley KlimperRegister Now
Ages 7-10Broadway KidsStudio EastFRI10/7-12/910/21 and 11/2510:30am-12:00pmStudents will explore the songs, dances, and scripts of Broadway musicals. This class will focus on building a character, stage presence, and acting a song. We will end our class with a fabulous musical revue complete with songs and a scene!Buddy ToddRegister Now
Ages 10-16Musical ProductionStudio EastFRI10/7-6/910/21, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 2/17, 2/24, 4/7, and 4/1410:00am-12:00pmWe’re putting on a musical - to be performed 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! After a year of working together, our performances will be on June 9 & 10, 2023.Kim Douthit
Aimee Hong
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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 no workshops open at this time.

AGECLASSDAYDATETIMEDESCRIPTIONTUITIONINSTRUCTOR 
Ages 8-19Audition 101SundayAugust 1412:30pm - 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 Fall show "Willy Wonka" 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.$65Buddy Todd
David Dryfoos
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Ages 8-19Audition CoachingSundayAugust 2112:30pm - 3:30pm*THIS CLASS IS FULL* Get 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. Please hold the entire time block listed. However, in the week before your coaching session you will be assigned a 30-minute time between the window of 12:30pm & 3:30pm. Students must come to the coaching with audition pieces memorized and with sheet music for the vocal coach. If you need help deciding what to prepare, please attend the Audition 101 Workshop the previous weekend.$32Gilly Kelleher
David Dryfoos
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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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