Youth Programs

Winter/Spring 2020

TREASURE TRUNK THEATER with Edwina Herring (AGES 4-6)

Treasure Trunk Theater at Live ArtsDoes your child beg to wear dress-up clothes to kindergarten? Would your child rather play imaginative games than eat? Then Treasure Trunk Theater is the perfect class for them.  Each day we’ll open up the treasure trunk to reveal new possibilities. Through guided use of simple costumes, props, and sets, children will use their imaginations to explore body awareness and vocal expressivity to create new characters and stories. Along the way, they’ll develop key skills of cooperation and social interaction. This class will culminate in a short guided demonstration of the games and exercises the children play.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Edwina Herring
Time: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00pm
Dates: January 21 – March 24; 10 classes total (weather make-up date is March 31)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $110

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Edwina Herring
Time: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00pm
Dates: April 14 – May 26; 6 classes total (weather make-up date is June 2)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $65

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

KIDS ON STAGE with Claire Chandler (AGES 7-10)

Kids on Stage at Live Arts EducationIn Kids on Stage, spontaneity and fun rule the day! Make new friends and explore acting techniques in this high-energy, creative, and welcoming environment. Through ensemble-building games, story structure exercises, and scene work, young theater artists will collaborate cooperatively to create zany characters and gain confidence.  This class is for all skill levels, and will culminate in a class demonstration for family and friends.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Claire Chandler
Time: Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00pm
Dates: January 23 – March 26; 10 classes total (Weather make-up date is April 2)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $120

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Claire Chandler
Time: Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00pm
Dates: April 16 – March 28; 6 classes total (Weather make-up date is June 4)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $75

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

*New!* FRACTURED FAIRY TALES ON STAGE with Claire Chandler (AGES 7-10)

Has your 7-10 year-old taken Kids on Stage two or more times, and are they clamoring for more? Do they also maybe want to know the Big Bad Wolf’s side of the story? This brand new course is for them! In this advanced theater class, students will work with instructor and director Claire Chandler to adapt and fracture their favorite fairy tales for the stage. Students will learn the basics of playwriting, script analysis, and character development through ensemble work and the use of simple props and costumes. This class will culminate in a one-night only production of the students’ work.

Instructor: Claire Chandler
Time: Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm
Dates: January 22 – March 25; 10 classes total
Performance: Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm in the Founders Theater (123 East Water Street, 3rd floor). Actors are called at 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 1.
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $180

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our  financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have: 

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

ACTING I: SCENE STUDY with Jennifer Tidwell (AGES 11-14)

Acting 1: Scene Study at Live Arts EducationIn this fun and intensive acting class, young actors will learn the basics of character development through ensemble building games, vocal and physical exercises & scene work from published plays. As they develop their technique for performing on stage, students will learn to ask (and answer) fundamental questions of character study — Who? What? Where? Why? and How? The class will culminate with a demonstration of exercises and performances of scenes studied in class.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Jennifer Tidwell
Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm
Dates: January 22 – February 26; 6 classes total (Weather make-up date is March 18)
Location: Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest St.)
Tuition: $95

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Jennifer Tidwell
Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm
Dates: April 15 – May 27; 6 classes total (Weather make-up date is June 3)
Location: Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest St.)
Tuition: $95

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

ACTING I: NON-WESTERN APPROACHES TO SCENE STUDY with Ti Ames (AGES 15-18)

Unlike acting techniques made popular by Western practitioners like Stanislavsky, Africana-based theater techniques are based on emphasizing community building rather than just an individual actor’s actions, objectives, and obstacles. In this fun and intensive acting class, young actors will engage with call and response, music, and rhythm to inform how to work within an ensemble. They will then apply these techniques to both monologues and scene work. The class content will largely be based on actors’ interest and discussed on the first day of class—from Shakespeare to August Wilson, no play is off limits! The class will culminate with performances of scenes and monologues. Any and all are welcome!

Instructor: Ti Ames
Time: Sundays 1pm to 2:30pm
Dates: January 19th – March 22nd; 10 classes total (Weather make-up date is March 29th)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $160

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

BEGINNING TAP with Stephanie Hess (AGES 14+)

Beginning Tap Dance at Live Arts Education

Time to get on your feet and make some noise! This beginner level class will introduce basic tap skills (shuffles, flaps, shuffle ball change, cramp rolls, etc.) as well as musicality and rhythm style. Fun combinations using these tap fundamentals will have you dancing like Gene Kelly! Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: January 22 – March 25; 10 classes total (Weather make-up date is April 1)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $100

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: Dates: April 15 – May 27; 6 classes total (Weather make-up date is June 3)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $60

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

INTERMEDIATE TAP with Stephanie Hess (AGES 14+)

Intermediate Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationLooking for a way to get back to tap class? Want to hone your tap skills? This class is for you! For those with at least one year of tap, this class will review all the basic tap skills but at a much faster pace. Musicality, rhythm, and syncopation will be explored as well as learning pull-backs, pick-ups and Maxie Fords. Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: January 21 – March 24; 10 classes total (March 31 weather make-up date)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $100

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: April 14 – May 26; 6 classes total (June 2 weather make-up date)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $60

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Questions about Live Arts Educational programming? Please contact Education Director Miller Susen at 434.977.4177 x100 or miller@livearts.org.