On Stage Classes

Our "On Stage" classes are specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a progressive curriculum of acting skills and technique from storytelling to Stanislavski without the musical aspect (no voice or choreography). Each class will culminate in a semester and/or yearly showcase, giving each student a chance to shine on stage and demonstrate/apply some of the many skills they have acquired throughout the year.



Acting I Class - Grades 1-4

The primary focus of this class is to use creative drama to engage students with imagination, enactment and reflection. They will use stories drawn from literature and personal events to inspire their storytelling. Actors will explore vocal tone, body language, facial expression, senses, emotions, and the world around them through fun and exciting theatre games. They will be introduced to theatre concepts such as pantomime, parts of a stage, warm-ups, scripts, and ensemble. Students' interests will guide the final product of their end-of-year showcase.

Mondays, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuition: $80 per month (all materials included)


Acting II Class - Grades 5-7

This class will lay the foundation for any young person who is interested in receiving a more in-depth theatre experience. Through fun and engaging theatre games, students will explore dramatic concepts and their own personal stories in a safe and welcoming environment. Actors will be trained in voice, movement, pantomime, improvisation, plot structure analysis, and ensemble. They will explore these topics more through performing monologues and scenes with their classmates and will have the opportunity to audition and perform in Centerstage student-written and directed short plays at the end of the year.

Mondays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Tuition: $80 per month (all materials included)


Acting III & IV Class - Grades 8 and up

This class is intended for students who want to expand their experience in theatre in a safe and creative environment. Students will be introduced to advanced acting philosophies such as from Stanislavski, Meisner, and Chekov. The goal is to help the actors start to construct their own personal actors "tool box" to help them tackle any role. We will then start discussions of script/dramatic analysis from the perspective of a director and the actors will take turns directing short scenes and monologues performed by their fellow classmates. Finally, actors/directors will become playwrights and participate in a writing seminar that will result in some of our playwrights/directors seeing their words come to life onstage with the help of their fellow actors.

Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tuition: $120 per month (all materials included)