Acting and Theatre Classes for Kids in Kansas City

The Spring Session: January 27th - May 2nd

 

                    

 

Many families will qualify for Scholarship Assistance. Please call 816-531-4022 with any questions.


 

Creative Drama

 

Does your little one like to act out stories and play pretend? Then this imaginative class is for them! Each week, students will take a journey to a faraway land. Children’s books, poems, costumes and props will be used to bring adventures to life. Teachers emphasize fun and students often lead the way. The final class will incorporate a sharing for parents to take part in the magic! 

 

CLASS: Creative Drama

DAY: Monday

TIME: 5:00-5:50pm

AGES: 4-6        

TEACHING ARTIST: Nora Hennessy

FEE: $161

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 

Performing Arts Lab

 

This class is the perfect fit for the student who loves it all or wants to give the world of performing a try. Provide your enthusiastic dancer, budding actor, or sensational singer with a sampling of artistic experiences.  A professional teaching artist will work with your child to provide instruction in dance, drama, and music.  Your child will have the opportunity to explore his or her own talents and interests while becoming a well-rounded artist.

 

CLASS: Performing Arts Lab

DAY: Thursday

TIME: 5:00-5:50pm

AGES: 4-6        

TEACHING ARTIST: Christi Coffey

FEE: $161

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Mesner Puppet Theatre

 

Unleash your creative powers with the magic of puppetry. Students will use their imaginations to envision their very own puppet characters, and bring them to life through the puppet-making process. This class is designed to help develop your child’s fine motor and critical thinking skills while nurturing a love for storytelling through puppet-based dramatic play. Students will have opportunities to work both independently, and in groups to support working together and cooperation. Come and explore your creativity with KCYA and Mesner Puppet Theater!

 

CLASS:  Mesner Puppet Theatre

DAY:  Tuesday

TIME:  6:00-6:50pm

AGE:  5-8

TEACHING ARTIST: Da'Lene DePriest

FEE:  $213

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Beginning Acting

 

Imagination required!  In this dynamic class students will use theatre games and improvisational scene work to study the fundamentals of performance.  Warm-ups, vocal exercises, movement and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken the inner actor.  Students will learn the basics of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing simple scenes that will be shared with family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st.

 

CLASS:  Beginning Acting

DAY:  Monday

TIME:  6:00-6:50pm

AGE:  7-9

TEACHING ARTIST:  Bethany Vermillion

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 

Intro to Musical Theatre

 

Become a triple threat!  Students will sing, dance, and act their way into musical theatre.  Students will focus on scenes and popular songs from Broadway Musicals.  This creative and fun class teaches students how to combine the elements of musical theatre in an energetic and compelling manner.  The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st.

 

CLASS:  Intro to Musical Theatre

DAY:  Saturday

TIME:  10:30-11:20am

AGE:  8-12

TEACHING ARTIST: Bethany Vermillion

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Improv Adventure

 

Improvisational techniques, performance skills, and imagination are all it takes to create hilarious comedy sketches and improv scenes. No scripts or props needed! Students will work with a professional teaching artist to develop their own comedic style and put it all together for a performance for family and friends. Students are invited to perform at the Student Showcase on Saturday, April 18th.

 

CLASS:  Improv Adventure

DAY:  Saturday

TIME:  10:00-10:50am

AGE:  8-12

TEACHING ARTIST: John Mulvey

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Beginning Acting

 

Imagination required!  In this dynamic class students will use theatre games and improvisational scene work to study the fundamentals of performance.  Warm-ups, vocal exercises, movement and character work will all be used to overcome inhibitions and awaken the inner actor.  Students will learn the basics of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing simple scenes that will be shared with family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st.

 

CLASS:  Beginning Acting

DAY:  Wednesday

TIME:  5:00-5:50pm

AGE:  10-12

TEACHING ARTIST: Emma Carter

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Intermediate Acting

 

In this class students will increase their knowledge of how to create a character for the stage. Voice and diction, character movement and improvisation will all be used to hone their acting skills.  The process of creating theatre will also be examined through the eyes of the playwright, director, and designers. Come explore what makes someone else tick! Scene work will be shared with family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st.

 

CLASS:  Intermediate Acting

DAY:  Wednesday

TIME:  6:00-6:50pm

AGE:  10-14

TEACHING ARTIST: Austin Meyer

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


Advanced Improv

 

This class is for the student who has had acting or improv before and is ready for more challenging material. Students will work with a professional teaching artist to develop their comedic style and put it all together for a performance for family and friends. Students are invited to perform at the Student Showcase on Saturday, April 18th.

 

CLASS:  Advanced Improv

DAY:  Saturday

TIME: 11:00-11:50am

AGE:  10-18

TEACHING ARTIST:  John Mulvey

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Musical Theatre

 

Calling all triple threats!  This class is for the returning Musical Theatre student who is ready to tackle more challenging material. Students will work on singing, dancing and scene work from Broadway Musicals that will strengthen their performance abilities and prepare them for auditions. The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st. 

 

CLASS:  Musical Theatre

DAY:  Monday

TIME:  7:00-7:50pm

AGE:  12-18

TEACHING ARTIST: Austin Meyer and Karen Engebretson

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Advanced Acting

 

Take your acting knowledge to the next level! In this advanced class students will increase their acting knowledge by practicing focus, listening, vocal techniques, and defining character objectives. Classical and contemporary texts will be explored as students develop a deeper understanding of how to create a rich onstage performance. This class concludes with a performance for family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st.

 

CLASS:  Advanced Acting

DAY:  Wednesday

TIME:  7:00-7:50pm

AGE:  12-18

TEACHING ARTIST: Austin Meyer

FEE:  $198

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

Main Street Players

 

This advanced acting class is for students who have already taken two or more acting (or performance) classes at KCYA and would like to have additional opportunities to perform. Class activities will include guest speakers from the KC acting community, audition workshops, musical theatre skill building, and advanced scene work. The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends at the Acting Showcase on Friday, May 1st. Students will also have performance opportunities outside of class. Must have instructor approval. 

 

CLASS: Main Street Players

DAY:  Thursday

TIME:  6:00-7:20pm

AGE:  11-18

TEACHING ARTIST: Austin Meyer

FEE:  $210

 

ENROLL ONLINE or call 816.531.4022 

 


 

 

All enrollments are processed online through Active Camp and Class Manager. There is a small (4%) fee added to the class costs to cover part of the administration fees.