Academy of Theatre Arts
2019-2020 FALL & WINTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ENGAGE! CLASSES FOR AGES 3 - 5
Set the stage for self-confidence and cooperation!
EXPLORE! CLASSES FOR AGES 6 - 8
Find comfort and strength in your own creativity!
EMPOWER! - CLASSES FOR AGES 9 - 11
Strengthen your voice and speak the text bravely!
ENHANCE! - CLASSES FOR AGES 12 - 15
Branch out and take risks!
EXCEL! - CLASSES FOR AGES 15 - 18
Strengthen your performance skills!
ENVISION! - CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Focus on you and keep building confidence!
INSIDE THE CIVIC: FREE Workshops
Get help preparing for upcoming Auditions!
Since no two shows are alike, we have developed these FREE audition workshops to help volunteers prepare for the needs of each specific production.
The Kalamazoo Civic Academy of Theatre Arts is your place to learn, grow and take risks! We are determined to provide top-notch educational opportunities that are inclusive to all. I am so excited to include both our Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 classes for registration beginning August 12, 2019! You now have the opportunity to get an overview of all the great class choices available for ages 3 through adults - so you can start planning in advance. Our programming is focused on our core teaching areas: ACT, SING, DANCE, CREATE.
Please take advantage of the skill building classes we offering. For example: Acting for Kids in the Fall, and the continuation of the course, Acting for Kids 2 in the Winter! We aim to lay the foundations necessary for successful performance and then build upon them helping our community to gain skills and confidence.
We know the winter months can get busy, so we have our acting class offerings for all age levels and our exciting new song and dance combination class options as well. If you love to sing, and dance makes you nervous or vice versa, these combo classes are the perfect fit. We hope you will also take a look at our production prep classes: Sing Like Disney for ages 9-to-11, and Songs of Disney for ages 12-15 to get our youth ready for auditions in December for our exciting production of Disney's Frozen Jr! We also have an amazing reader s theatre technique class taught by Executive Director, Steve Carver. This class is is perfect preparation if you plan to audition for the Civic Reader's Theatre produciton of August: Osage County. And if you are a teen who is ready to take your acting skills to the next level, our Beyond the Basics class using the material from Brighton Beach Memoirs will be taught by Ben Zylman.
We hope you join us this fall and winter at the Academy as we celebrate Theatre for All! Register today to step out of your comfort zone and into the spotlight!
Academy of Theatre Arts Director
All Academy programs take place at 426 S. Park St. in the Carver Center, located off of S. Park and Lovell streets in downtown Kalamazoo.