ACT After-School Classes

Offered in fall, winter and spring and complementing the local school calendar, classes take place once per week, after school. Classes are offered according to age range, and vary in content depending on the session. Classes always conclude with a final celebratory performance for friends and family!

All ACT classes are taught in a lively, nurturing, fun environment by professional teaching artists who are passionate and skilled at working with young performers.

Thanks to generous grants and donations, tuition scholarships are available so that everyone can participate. Details at the link below.

If you would like to register for a class but are also planning on applying for financial assistance, please contact ACT to reserve a space in the class while your application is processed.

Spring Class: Drama Kids (ages 5-6)

March 19-April 30
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor: Kerry DiMaggio
Cost of 6 week class: $140

Welcome to the excitement and fun of theatre! In this class, students will play with their favorite stories and picture books, growing artistically and socially as they explore the world of theatre through creative and collaborative play. This class is designed for beginning readers and theatre newbies and will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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Spring Class: Theatre Adventures (ages 6-7)

March 21-May 2
Thursdays, 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor: Elliot Peters
Cost of 6 week class: $140

With picture books serving as a springboard, students have the opportunity to develop fundamental acting skills while working as a team to bring stories from the page to the stage! Students will be led through role playing, movement, improvisation, character creation, and theatre games to encourage and unleash their imagination, as well as build basic theatre skills. With new content each session, this is a great class for returning students. The class will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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This class is currently full. Please call (805) 781-3889 x14 to be placed on the wait list.

Spring Class: Take the Stage (ages 8-11)

March 21-May 2
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Elliot Peters
Cost of 6 week class: $140

This class will focus on the performance of a fun, ensemble-based scene from an existing play. Students will create characters, explore plot, and develop a presence onstage, all within the world of the play. Take the Stage provides students with the creative tools to build the essentials of acting, as well as emphasizing teamwork and collaboration. The class will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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This class is currently full. Please call (805) 781-3889 x14 to be placed on the wait list.

Audition Prep Session I (ages 9-11)

March 20-May 1
Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor: Suzy Newman
Cost of 6 week class: $140

Nervous about auditioning? Walk into your next audition with confidence! This class will include instruction and practice in audition etiquette, material selection, text analysis, and day-of-the-audition tips and techniques. Students will leave the class with ready-to-go audition material, as well as the skills to audition for ACT’s upcoming Summer Musical!

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Audition Prep Session II (ages 12-18)

March 20-May 1
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Suzy Newman
Cost of 6 week class: $140

Nervous about auditioning? Walk into your next audition with confidence! This class will include instruction and practice in audition etiquette, material selection, text analysis, and day-of-the-audition tips and techniques. Students will leave the class with ready-to-go audition material, as well as the skills to audition for ACT’s upcoming Summer Musical!

Sold Out

This class is currently full. Please call (805) 781-3889 x14 to be placed on the wait list.