Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops at Studio East

At Studio East, youth ages 4 through 19 are given the tools they need to succeed. Theater training builds confidence, responsibility, teamwork and leadership skills—talents students will take with them wherever they go!

Studio East Classes & Information

After School Classes

Our Quarterly Theater Class program offers Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions, each 8 weeks in length. We also offer a 6-week Mini Winter Session between Fall and Winter. Classes include acting, dancing, and singing with a variety of themes and focuses for preschool through high school students.

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!

Age exceptions are only made by permission of the Education Director.

 

Fall classes: September 16th-November 22nd – Registration begins July 22nd!

Mini-Winter: December 2nd-January 17th (no class over winter break) – Registration begins October 7th!

Winter: January 27th-March 27th – Registration begins December 2nd!

Spring: April 20th-June 15th – Registration begins February 24th!

GRADECLASSTYPEDAYTIMEDATESNO CLASSInstructorclass descriptionCODETuition
4ys-KDrama BugsCreative DramaMON4:30-6:009/16-11/4N/ATBDExploring 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.F19SDB$225
1st-2ndBroadway Kids- AladdinMusical TheaterMON5:00-6:309/16-11/4N/ATBDIn this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on Disney's Aladdin features enough roles for every student, and some of your favorite songs from the movie including "Never Had a Friend Like Me." F19SBK$225
6th-12thActing 1BActing TechniqueMON6:00-7:309/16-11/4N/ATBDThis 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.F19SA1B$225
3rd-5thActing 1AActing TechniqueTHURS5:00-6:309/19-11/7N/ATBDThis 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.F19SA1A$225
6th-9thCommercials to MoviesActing TechniqueTHURS4:30-6:009/19-11/7N/AKim DouthitThis 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.F19SCM$235
1st-2ndMagical CreaturesStory DramaTUE4:30-6:009/17-11/5N/ATBDMermaids, Unicorns, Dragons, and Big Foot. In this story drama class we will write our own magical creatures inspired script, learn our lines, and rehearse our staging, and on the final day of class we will present our adventure to friends and family! F19SMC$225
3rd-5thHamilton Hip HopDance TechniqueTUE5:00-6:309/17-11/5N/ATBDThis class provides a structured method of learning Hip Hop moves through combinations and routines to the music you love from Hamilton . Students will have the opportunity to express themselves, gain confidence, and develop stage presence in a fun-filled environment. The Beginning class is appropriate for students with little to no dance experience. Students need to wear comfortable clothing and street shoes. Please no jeans.F19SHH$225
9th-12thDirecting for the StageActing TechniqueTUE6:00-8:009/17-11/19January 12, 1900TBDIn this class students will explore the role of the Director in the theatrical process. Students will have the opportunity to learn and apply the concepts of stage direction in a classroom setting. They will learn how to interpret theatrical scenes and use a director's eye to craft stage pictures.F19SD$350
3rd-5thBroadway Revue- AladdinMusical TheaterWED5:00-6:309/18-11/6N/ATBDIn this mini-musical, students learn basic rehearsal techniques and vocabulary as they put together a show! This original script based on Disney's Aladdin features enough roles for every student, and some of your favorite songs from the movie including "Never Had a Friend Like Me." F19SBR$225
6th-9thScene Study- Queer TheaterActing TechniqueWED6:00-8:009/18-11/6N/ASamuel PettitIn this scene study class students will examine LGBTQIA+ texts from the 20th and 21st centuries from the works of Noel Coward to Tony Kushner and beyond. Strengthen your acting skills while examining historical context, character perspective, and the development of queer voices in theater today. 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.F19SSS$275

Homeschool Classes

The Studio East Homeschool Drama program offers affordable, engaging theater classes for students ages 4-18. 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 life-long friendships.

 

2019-2020 Homeschool Schedule

Fall: September 9th- December 16th – Register by August 30th!

Winter: January 13th-April 3rd- Registration begins October 7th!

Spring: April 20th-June 15th – Registration begins February 24th!

Play and Musical Production classes will perform April 24th and 25th.

AgeClassTypeDayTimeClass DatesNo Classclass descriptionCodeTuition 
4-6 yrsDramatic AdventuresCreative DramaMON12:30-2:009/9-12/911/11Come 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. On the final day of class, we will go on one last adventure so our friends and families can experience our stories along with us. No class on 11/11.F19HDA1200REGISTER NOW
7-10 yrsBroadway Stars: Broadway ClassicsMusical TheaterMON12:30-2:009/9-12/911/11Students will explore the songs, dances, and scripts of classic Broadway musicals such as "Singin' in the Rain," "My Fair Lady" and "Guys and Dolls!" 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!F19HBS200REGISTER NOW
9-16 yrsPlay ProductionProductionMON12:30-2:309/13-4/2511/11, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17We’re putting on a play to be performed on our stage at the end of April! The title has yet to be confirmend, but The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is under consideration – we’ll choose just the right script to match our group of young performers. Through our performance preparation, we’ll learn acting skills and gain confidence while working as an ensemble to tell a great story! F19HPP500REGISTER NOW
4-6 yrsDramatic AdventuresCreative DramaFRI10:00-11:309/13-12/1311/29Come 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. On the final day of class, we will go on one last adventure so our friends and families can experience our stories along with us. No class on 11/11.F19HDA2200REGISTER NOW
8-14 yrsMusical ProductionProductionFRI10:00-12:009/9-4/2510/18, 11/29, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, 2/21We’re putting on a musical, to be performed on our stage at the end of April! 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!F19HMP550REGISTER NOW
4-6 yrsDramatic AdventuresCreative DramaMON12:30-2:001/6-3/301/20, 2/17Come 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. On the final day of class, we will go on one last adventure so our friends and families can experience our stories along with us. No class on 11/11.W20HDA185Registration begins October 7th
7-10 yrsDrama MedleyMusical TheaterMON12:30-2:001/6-3/301/20, 2/17A perfect theater sampler for those who want to taste it all! Every week we will explore a different subject such as Scene Study, Sketch Comedy, and Stage Combat. We will also learn acting technique throughout the session. A great place for young actors to try out many different facets of theater, and have a ton of fun!W20HDM185Registration begins October 7th
7-10 yrsTales AliveMusical TheaterFRI10:00-11:301/10-4/32/21, 3/13Adapt an existing story into a new theatrical creation! We will dive into the story and setting by using music, dance, art and so much more. Students will meet the characters and face the conflicts of the story. In this creative drama adventure we will write the script, learn our lines and rehearse our staging, add costumes and props, and finally present our play to friends and family! W20HTA185Registration begins October 7th
4-6 yrsDramatic AdventuresCreative DramaMON12:30-2:004/20-6/155/25Come 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. On the final day of class, we will go on one last adventure so our friends and families can experience our stories along with us. No class on 11/11.S20HDA135Registration begins February 24th
7-10 yrsImprov/ComedyMusical TheaterMON12:30-2:004/20-6/155/25Have 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 a different aspect of improvisation to open up a whole new world of acting. A great way to build confidence onstage! S20HI135Registration begins February 24th
9-16 yrs10 Minute PlaysMusical TheaterMON12:30-2:304/27-6/155/25Perform short plays complete with costumes and props! We will learn basic stage fundamentals and character development through dynamic and fun exercises. Then we will work with scripts, rehearse our short plays and perform them for our friends and family!S20HTMP115Registration begins February 24th
7-10 yrsFractured FairytalesActing TechniqueFRI10:00-11:304/24-6/12In this play creation and performance class, students will twist and turn fairy tales into a new theatrical creation! We'll use storytelling, improvisation, and creative drama to create our own fractured fairy tale. Maybe we'll hear all about the story of Red Riding Hood from the Wolf's point of view. Or, we’ll change the three little pigs into college students. Perhaps the dwarfs will take Snow White to court for trespassing. After finalizing our script, we will learn our lines, rehearse our staging, and add costumes and props. On the final class day we'll present our play to friends and family!S20HFF135Registration begins February 24th
8-14 yrsBroadway Stars: MulanMusical TheaterFRI10:00-12:005/1-6/12Students will explore the music, characters, and combat of Disney's Mulan! 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!S20HMM115Registration begins February 24th
Workshops & Classes at Studio East

Workshops

Workshops at Studio East are a great way to learn new skills in one day!

Audition Workshops

Studio East offers Audition Workshops throughout the school year to prepare young performers for show auditions. Get prepared to take the stage!

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

AgeClassTypeDayClass DatesTimeDescriptionCodeTuition 
9+Audition 101WorkshopSUN8/1812:30-4:30Perfect 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 4 hour workshop. You will leave this workshop with all of the materials and knowledge for your next audition. Best if paired with Audition Coaching!X19W1$60REGISTER NOW
9+Audition CoachingWorkshopSUN8/2512:30-2:30Students can sign up for 30 minutes of audition coaching which includes 15 minutes of monologue coaching and 15 minutes of vocal coaching!X19W2$35REGISTER NOW
7+Audition 101WorkshopSUN9/1512:30-4:30Perfect 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 4 hour workshop. You will leave this workshop with all of the materials and knowledge for your next audition. Best if paired with Audition Coaching!F19W1$60REGISTER NOW
7+Audition CoachingWorkshopSUN9/2212:30-2:30Students can sign up for 30 minutes of audition coaching which includes 15 minutes of monologue coaching and 15 minutes of vocal coaching!F19W2$35REGISTER 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.”

Information About Our Classes

+ Registration & Forms

Registration

We offer two options for you to register your students in any of our homeschool classes, after school classes, school break camps, or workshops. It’s important to note that our policies differ depending on the program.

Registration Option 1: Send us your completed form

1.) Download the appropriate registration form. Note: Browsers react to forms differently. We recommend you download the form to your device, fill in, save, and then transmit or print.

Form: Homeschool Classes/After School Classes/ Workshops/ Studio Day Registration

Form: School Break Camps Registration

2.) Complete registration form by typing in the gray fields

3.) Save completed form and send to Studio East from one of the below options:
– Email: info@studio-east.org
– Mail: 11730 118th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland WA 98034
– Fax: 425.820.6622
– Dropoff: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm at the above address

If this is your first class / production with us of the 2018-2019 school year please fill out the Online Student Emergency Form

Registration Option 2: Call us with your information

Call our office Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, at (425)820- 1800. Our registration staff will walk you through your options over the phone.

Emergency/Medical and Financial Aid Forms

2018/2019 School Year: Emergency Forms are now filled out online and valid from September 2018-June 2019. This form only needs to be filled out ONCE, when registering for your FIRST class/production of the school year, after that we will keep it on file until June 2019. If you are unable to use the online Emergency and Medical form please contact the office.

Online Student Emergency and Medical Form

Downloadable Financial Aid Form

Please note that browsers react to forms differently. We recommend you download the form to your device, fill in, save, and then transmit or print.

After completing your financial aid form, please save and email to info@studio-east.org or mail to 11730 118th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland WA 98034

Important Information About Registering

View Policies

If you are sending your form via email, leave the credit card information blank and give us those details over the phone or in person.

A submitted form does not guarantee your registration. We will contact you within 3 business days by email or phone to confirm your registration.

Please feel free to call the office with any questions or concerns you might have about our programs and instructors.

We look forward to speaking with you!

+ Policies

Policies for After School, Homeschool, and Workshops

Payment Policy

1.) Full tuition is due at the time of registration.
2.) We will not process your payment until the class has met its minimum enrollment.
3.) Our registrar will advise you when class is a “go” (or cancelled) and we will then process payment or shred your payment information.

After School and Homeschool Class and Workshop Withdrawal and Refund Policy

If class cancelled by Studio East: Full refund.

Drop before 1st class: Full refund, less $25.

Drop after 1st class: You will be charged the value of one session of class plus $25. The balance will be refunded or may be held as a credit which expires one year from the start date of the class for which you registered.

Drop after 2nd class: No refund, but 50% of total class tuition will be held as a credit which expires one year from the start date of the class for which you registered.

Drop after 3rd class: No refund or credit.

If registered at the discounted price and you drop any workshops, you will then be charged the non-discount price for the workshops you do attend, plus a $25 registration fee, and the remainder will be refunded.

Payment Policy

1.) Full tuition is due at the time of registration.
2.) We will not process your payment until the class has met its minimum enrollment.
3.) Our registrar will advise you when class is a “go” (or cancelled) and we will then process payment or shred your payment information.

Break Camp Withdrawal and Refund Policy

If break camp is cancelled by Studio East: Full refund.

If you withdraw: A full refund, less $50 will be issued prior to 1 week before the start of camp.  No refund will be issued within seven days of the start of camp.

Summer Camps

Payment Policy: Full tuition is due at the time of registration.  We will not process your payment until we have confirmed that there is room in the camp for your student.  Our registrar will confirm enrollment by email.

Summer Camp Withdrawal, Refund, and Switching Policy

If program is cancelled by Studio East: Full refund.

Withdrawals up to 2 weeks before start of the program: Full refund, less $50.

Withdrawals within 2 weeks before start of the program: No refund or credit.

Switching between programs is allowed, based on availability. There is a switching fee of $25.00 per switch.

+ FAQs

Q: When does the Studio announce Quarterly Theater Classes?

The Fall Quarter class schedule will be posted on the website in August. Mini Winter and Winter Quarter class schedules are posted in October, and the Spring Quarter schedules are posted in March. You can get advance e-mail notification by contacting our Education Director. Our Summer Camp schedule will be posted in February.

Q: When can I start registering for Quarterly Classes?

Class Registration starts as soon as class schedules are posted on the website or made available in hard copy, which is at least 6 weeks before classes begin.

Q: How does the Studio choose classes?

Classes vary from Quarter to Quarter based on the availability of Instructors and perceived student interest. If you have an idea for a class that we aren’t offering, 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!

Q: What’s the difference between a Technique Class and a Performance Class?

Technique Classes are focused on the process of building skills. Students may approach a different topic or theme each class, testing and applying skills in different ways. Memorization will not be necessary, or will be minimal. The final day of class usually involves a showcase of activities for parents that highlight the skills students have learned. Performance Classes are focused on creating a performance piece. Lines and/or songs are memorized, movements are polished, and each class builds on the work done the previous week. The final day of class includes a performance of the finished play, dance, or musical revue, usually with costumes and props.

Q: How will I know which class is right for my child?

You know your child best! If there’s a particular theme or aspect of a class description that excites her, that’s the right class. If your child is particularly shy, then perhaps starting with a Technique class will give him a chance to build some self-confidence without the pressure of a performance at the end. If she is a major drama queen at home, then perhaps a Performance class is the right place to focus that energy. If he really enjoyed working with a particular Instructor, then perhaps engaging with that teacher again is a good idea. There is no “right” pathway through Studio East classes. Each class will give your student new skills and experiences. The Education Director is always happy to talk through the specifics of each class with you to help you make the right choice.

Q: What happens in Mini-Classes?

The same great drama education that happens in regular Quarterly classes, but in only five weeks!

Q: My child is just outside the posted range for a particular class, but I think she’d be an excellent addition to that group. What can I do?

Occasionally the Education Director can make exceptions to posted grade levels for classes, depending on the age range of the students enrolled in the class. Social maturity as well as skill level is an important factor to consider when making the best choice for your child. Posted ranges are set to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved, and the Instructor can work best with a small range of skill levels. Please talk with the Education Director if you have any questions.

Q: Can I observe a class before I enroll?

Each class will have a final presentation of some kind, and that is the best time to observe a class you might be interested in taking the following Quarter. Contact the Education Director for details and to make an appointment.

Q: Are make up classes available?

In order to maintain our individual class experiences with small class sizes and student to instructor ratios, we do not offer make up classes.

Q: What is your attendance policy?

We expect all students to be in class regularly, arriving and departing on time.  If you foresee a conflict with a class, please contact the Education Director to talk through options in order to ensure a successful experience for your student, as well as his/her classmates.

Q: Who are the Instructors?

You can find photos and biographies of our instructors by going to the page of the camp or class that you are interested in and clicking on the Instructor’s name link below the class description. All of our Instructors are passionate about working with young people and sharing their expertise in the performing arts. We run Washington State background checks annually on all of our Instructors, and of course check references before hiring. Most of our Instructors have been teaching for more than five years. Many have Master’s degrees and/or teaching certificates, and most are Teaching Artists – active performers as well as Instructors.

Q: When does the Homeschool Drama Program happen?

Our Homeschool Drama classes will run in two sessions from September – December and January – April, plus a Spring mini-session from April – June. We start registering for classes in April for the next year, so check out our class listings on our website!

Q: When does the Studio announce Auditions for its Mainstage shows?

For the first three productions of the season, audition information will be included in the Fall Brochure and posted on the Studio East website in August. Audition information for the last two shows of the season and our Summer Teen Musical will be included in our Winter Brochure and up on our website in December.

Q: How does the Studio choose its Mainstage shows?

Studio East chooses the season’s Mainstage shows based on the anticipated skills and interest of actively participating students and those likely to audition. Other factors include the availability of show titles (meaning the rights and royalties), diversity of material, focus on different age groups, and activities of similar organizations in the area.

Q: What is your Winter Weather policy?

If you do not feel safe driving, please stay home!  If you can, call or email to let us know so we don’t worry.  If we need to cancel activities at the Studio, we will make that decision no later than two hours prior to the start time of class or camp.  We will post the news on our website home page and also contact you via email.  If we have to cancel a class, we will do our best to schedule a make-up class.

Q: How can I get Studio East programs to come to my school?

Contact the Education Outreach Manager, Vincent Orduna, for information on in-school and after school classes and workshops. Studio East Instructors will provide Outreach classes and workshops tailored to your class! You can email Vincent or you can call him at (425) 820-1800 x106. Studio East’s After School ArtReach! program, a six-week musical production residency, currently provides performing arts experiences to 15 elementary and junior high schools each year.

Q: How can I bring my class to a Studio East or StoryBook Theater performance?

Bring your class to a Studio East Mainstage school matinee or a StoryBook Theater weekday performance by calling the Box Office Manager, Kate Young, at (425) 820-1800 x102. Check out our website for current performance schedules.

Q: What kinds of Financial Aid or Work Study opportunities are available for Studio East programs?

We understand that not all families can afford full tuition for our programs. Studio East has a Scholarship Fund which allows us to give partial scholarships to a limited number of deserving students. Financial Aid forms are available on our website, via email and fax and in person at our office. If your family will require financial assistance to participate in our classes, please submit your completed Financial Aid Form to the front office as soon as possible.

Students age 12 and older may be able to earn Tuition Credits for Studio East programs by assisting classes and camps. Skilled teen dancers with an inclination to choreograph may also earn Tuition Credits as Intern Choreographers with our elementary school ArtReach! program. Contact Vincent Orduna, Education Outreach Manager, for more information, at  (425) 820-1800 x106.

Limited Tuition Credit opportunities are also available to parents who can offer administrative and transportation assistance during Summer Camps. Contact Vincent Orduna, for more information at (425) 820-1800 x106.

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