Acting & Theatre Classes for Kids in Kansas City

 

Spring Session: January 28th - May 4th

 

Enroll Online beginning November 9, 2018

 

May 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! 

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee 
4-7 Creative Drama I - Imaginative Play  M 5:00-5:50pm  Leslie Cady $161

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022

 

*Students in these classes will have a sharing for family and friends during their final class meeting.

 


Storytelling Explorers

 

Do you have a budding storyteller at home? Then this is the class for them! Each week students will explore books, fairytales, and poems to take their favorite stories from the page to the stage. Teachers emphasize fun and students often lead the way. Each session is a new adventure.  Students are encouraged to take the class multiple times.  The final class will incorporate a sharing for family and friends!

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee 
4-7 Storytelling Explorers S 9:00-9:50am Shawna Pena-Downing $161

 

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 

*Students in these classes will have a sharing for family and friends during their final class meeting.

 


 

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 rehearsing and performing simple scenes that will be shared with family and friends during the last class. 

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
7-9   Beginning Acting W 5:00-5:50pm Sarah Nickerson $198 
10-12 Beginning Acting W 6:00-6:50pm Sarah Nickerson $198

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022

 

*Students in this class will be invited to perform at the Acting & Theatre Class Showcase.

 


 

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 on the last day.

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
10-18 Intermediate Acting 7:00-7:50pm Sarah Nickerson $198

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022

 

*Students in this class will be invited to perform at the Acting & Theatre Class Showcase.

 


 

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.

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
8-12 Musical Theatre S 10:00-11:20am  Sarah Nickerson & Leslie Pollock   $210

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022 

 

*Students in this class will be invited to perform at the Acting & Theatre Class Showcase.

 


 

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. 

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
8-12 Improv Adventure  S   10:00-10:50am John Mulvey $198

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022

 

 *Students in this class will be invited to perform at the Garage Band & Improv Class Showcase.

 


 

Advanced Improv

 

This advanced class will broaden students" improvisational techniques and sketch comedy experiences. This class will teach quick thinking and teamwork all while creating unique and hilarious characters. 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. 

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
10-18 Advanced Improv S 11:00-11:50am John Mulvey $198

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022

 

*Students in this class will be invited to perform at the Garage Band & Improv Class Showcase 

 


 

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, advanced scene work. Students will have performance opportunities outside of class.

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
11-18 Main Street Players Th 6:00-7:20pm Kara Armstrong and Austin Meyer $210

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022

 

*Students in this class will be invited to perform at the Acting & Theatre Class Showcase.

 


Sword Fighting for the Stage

 

Martin English, KCYA Executive Director and Certified Fight Choreographer for the Society of American Fight Directors, will teach sword skills for the stage including courtsword and rapier techniques. Students will acquire the building blocks of safe stage combat and learn a choreographed sword fight by the end of the session. Weapons provided. 

 

Age Class Day Time Artist Fee
16 to adult Sword Fighting for the Stage M 4:00-5:15pm Martin English $198

 

Sorry, this class did not make, though we'd love to offer it another time. Please let us know if you are interested. 

 

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.