Classes at American Stage

Ignite your creative voice!

We offer youth classes for grades K-12. Classes during the school year take place at American Stage, and classes during the summer take place at our offsite summer campus. Students choose from a variety of classes: from an introduction to theatre as a storytelling art form, to building and honing their acting technique.

While American Stage Teaching Artists are some of Tampa Bay Area’s most accomplished professional actors, directors, and theatre artists, students do not need previous experience to participate in our youth classes.

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Financial Aid Application Deadline: January 11th

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Fractured Folktales
Grades K-2

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Bippity boppity… what? Students will explore well-known folktales — from tall tales, to fairytales, to well-known legends — and collaborate with their ensemble to create new adaptations of traditional stories and characters. Working with a professional teaching artist, they will learn how to create original characters, and explore plot structure. The characters they create will come to life on stage in a Final Sharing presentation on the last day of the class.

Schedule: 12 weeks
Winter: Saturdays, Jan. 30 – Apr. 16
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am at American Stage
Instructor: American Stage Education Facility
Final Showcase: Saturday, Apr. 16
Tuition: $240

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Schedule: Saturdays, January 26 – May 4 (no class March 16)
Time: 10am-12pm
Teaching Artist: Kara Goldberg
Performance: Saturday, May 4, 11:00am
Tuition: $270
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Fantasy Theatre
Grades 3-5

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Bring your imagination to life! Students will explore the elements of storytelling while crafting their own original fantasy characters and stories. Under the guidance of a professional teaching artist, they will hone their creative voices, discover the elements of the fantasy genre, and perform their new fantasy story for family and friends on the final day of the class.

 

Schedule: Saturdays, January 26 – May 4 (no class March 16)
Time: 10am-12pm
Teaching Artist: Molly Healy
Performance: Saturday, May 4, 11:00am
Tuition: $270
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Schedule: 12 weeks
Fall: Saturdays, September 3 – November 19
Time: 10am – 12pm at American Stage
Instructor: TBD
Final Sharing: Saturday, November 19
Tuition: $265

 

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SPARK Musical Ensemble: Mamma Mia! Intensive
Grades 6-12

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The Broadway smash musical comes to life this spring! The ever-popular American Stage in the Park production in 2019 will be MAMMA MIA. Join our SPARK Ensemble as we explore an abbreviated version of this up-beat musical, featuring the timeless pop-hit songs of ABBA. Young performers will audition for their roles, learn how to collaborate as a large musical ensemble, and work with local professional artists, Sarah Pullman-Atanacio (director/choreographer), and William Bryant (music director) to elevate their acting, voice, and movement technique.

While this experience is a fast-paced “intensive”, SPARK Musical Ensemble is a supportive environment open to all level of experience. Our teaching artists believe in working with the strengths and learning goals of each individual to craft a fun and successful collaboration.

Final Performance: Saturday, May 4th, 12pm
Director/Choreographer: Sarah Pullman-Atanacio
Music Director: William Bryant
Stage Manager: Taylor Sweat

Schedule: Saturdays, January 26 – May 4 (no class March 16)
Time: Saturdays 10am-1pm
Director: Sarah Pullman-Atanacio
Music Director: William Bryant
Performance: Saturday, May 4, 12:00pm
Tuition: $350
Financial Aid Application

 

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Schedule: 12 weeksWinter: Saturdays, Jan. 30 – Apr. 16
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm at American Stage
Instructor: American Stage Education Facility
Final Showcase: Saturday, April 16
Tuition: $260

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SPARK Improv Team
Ages 13-18

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SPARK IMPROV Team is an extension of American Stage Improv for teens. Improv isn’t just crazy fun, it is a necessary and fundamental skill-set for ALL theatre artists. SPARK IMPROV ignites awareness, intellect, and artistry in young adults as communicators and collaborators.
They will explore the basics of working as a troupe/ensemble, hone their creative voices, and collaborate to develop honest, impromptu scenework, and an original longform improv format. They will also explore various genres of improv.

Schedule: Sundays, January 27 – May 5 (no class March 17)
Time: 1pm-3pm
Teaching Artist: Matt Schwartz
Performances:
Saturday, May 4, 11:00am (Youth Classes Sharing)
Sunday, May 5, 7:00pm (Opening for Hawk & Wayne)
Tuition: $290
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Schedule: Sundays, September 15-December 9
Time: 1pm-3pm
Teaching Artist: Matt Schwartz
Performances:
Saturday, December 15, 11am (Youth Classes Sharing)
Sunday, December 9, 6pm (Improv Training Program Show)
Tuition: $290
Financial Aid form coming soon

Coming Soon!

Schedule: 12 weeks
Winter: Saturdays, Jan. 30 – Apr. 16
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm at American Stage
Instructor: American Stage Education Facility
Tuition: $270

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

COMING SOON!