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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When I Grow Up
Grades K-2

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Join us on a journey to the future! Students will explore just some of the endless possibilities that the future holds for them, and create an original story as an ensemble. This class will dig into the fundamental actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, imagination), as well as story structure, and ensemble collaboration.

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.

SOLD OUT!

Schedule: Saturdays, January 25 – May 2
Time: 11am-1pm
Teaching Artist: TBA
Final Sharing: Saturday, May 2, 12:00pm
Tuition: $270
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Through the Looking Glass
Grades 3-5

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Take an adventure with Alice and the exciting characters of Wonderland! Prompted by a storybook adaptation of the stories of Lewis Carol’s magical Wonderland, students will bring the story and characters to life in their own mini stage adaptation. Students will explore the fundamental actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, imagination), story structure, and ensemble collaboration.

Schedule: Saturdays, January 25 – May 2
Time: 11am-1pm
Teaching Artist: TBA
Final Sharing: Saturday, May 2, 12:00pm
Tuition: $280
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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

 

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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SPARK Original Musical Ensemble
Grades 6-12

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Join us as we travel 100 years in the past to the vibrant 1920s! The Roaring Twenties changed the face of American culture: from Prohibition, to flappers and modern women, to Jazz music. In this class, students will collaborate with a professional Teaching Artist and Music Director to create, write, and perform an original musical inspired by the music and culture of this lively era of American history.

While this experience is a fast-paced “intensive”, SPARK Original 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.

THIS IS A THREE HOUR CLASS.

Schedule: Saturdays, January 25 – May 2
Time: Saturdays 11am-2pm
Director: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Performance: Saturday, May 2 at 7PM
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, May 2, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Tuition: $360
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Please call 727-823-1600 x204 to be added to the Waiting List.

SPARK Improv
Grades 6-12

Coming soon!

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:
Time: Sundays, January 26 – May 3, 2pm-4pm
Teaching Artist: Patrick A. Jackson
Performances: May 2 at 12pm – Fall Youth Ensembles Final Sharing;
April 21 at 7pm – The HIVE;
Additional Performances TBA
Tuition: $290
Financial Aid Application

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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!