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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Little Legends
Grades K-2

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Join us on a journey through tall tales, myths, and ancient stories from around the globe. Students will explore the importance of storytelling in our culture, and learn to craft their own legend 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.

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Schedule: Saturdays, September 14 – December 14
Time: 11am-1pm
Teaching Artist: TBA
Performance: Saturday, December 14, 12:00pm
Tuition: $270
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James and the Giant Peach
Grades 3-5

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Take the adventure of James and the Giant Peach beyond the page! Prompted by a storybook adaptation of this lively and classic Roald Dahl novel, 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, September 14 – December 14
Time: 11am-1pm
Teaching Artist: TBA
Performance: Saturday, December 14, 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 Musical Ensemble: FROZEN, Jr.
Grades 6-12

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A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

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.

THIS IS A THREE HOUR CLASS.

Schedule: Saturdays, September 14 – December 7
Time: Saturdays 11am-2pm
Director: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Performance: Tuesday, December 10th at 7PM
Dress Rehearsal: Monday, December 9th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuition: $350
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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
Grades 9-12

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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:
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Teaching Artist: Patrick A. Jackson
Performances: December 14 at 12pm – Fall Youth Ensembles Final Sharing;
December 8 at 6pm – Fall Improv Student Festival;
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!