About VYT

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Valley Youth Theatre’s Education Department: Magic in the Making!

For 30 years, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) has inspired young people to be the best they can be through a wide variety of performing arts opportunities. Our classes and camp programs offer a place where children from diverse backgrounds can learn and grow as individuals, performers, and future community leaders. Every student will feel supported and encouraged to express themselves. We work hard to create a safe space where they can let their special talents and personalities shine!

VYT Classes  

Whether your child is looking for a place to start, or is already a seasoned performer, VYT’s classes are fun, engaging and will foster a passion for acting, voice, dance, musical theatre, improvisation and more. Our professional instructors will help them prepare for auditions, lead them in engaging theatre games, and direct them in spectacular showcases that will utilize all that they have learned.  Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life-skills, enriching self-esteem, building confidence and fostering creativity.  

VYT offers three class sessions in Fall, Winter and Spring. Each session includes an 8 week course that will conclude with a showcase. 

VYT Camps  

The magic of musical theatre comes to life at VYT’s summer and spring break camps! Campers will experience what it takes to create a full production, from auditions to performance. Professional teaching artists provide valuable training in acting, singing and dancing. They will also go behind-the-scenes and learn elements of production, like lighting and sound cues, props and costuming. Family and friends will applaud their final day of camp performances! No theatre experience necessary, just come and have fun!  

VYT offers two, one-week-long sessions of Spring Break musical theatre camp in March, and two, four-week-long sessions of Summer musical theatre camp in June and July. 

Field Trips

VYT field trips are designed for classroom integration, including an interactive study guide that compliments the show and extends student learning beyond the performance. These special weekday performances are $10 per seat for students and adult chaperones and are timed so that classes can enjoy shows during the regular school day. A talk back opportunity will follow each performance, allowing students to get a behind the scenes look at each show and interact with the cast. Seating is extremely limited so get your seating requests in NOW! 

Click HERE to request your school field trip using our reservation survey! 

Literacy and the Arts (LTA)   

Literacy and the Arts is a program designed to benefit under-served youth in local Title I schools by enhancing their enthusiasm for reading, strengthening their comprehension skills and increasing their exposure to and love for the performing arts. Teachers can request participation in this FREE program, which includes study guide materials, a book for every child and performance admission to our weekday performances, by contacting Valley Youth Theatre's Director of Education at 602-253-8188 x302 or education@vyt.com

 

Intern Opportunities! 

 Youth ages 16+ are encouraged to apply to become interns and take on a leadership position with classes and camps that will prepare them for future arts, backstage or teaching endeavors! CLICK HERE to complete your intern application and then email it to our Director of Education at education@vyt.com

 

For more information on Valley Youth Theatre’s Educational Programs, email education@vyt.com or call our Director of Education at 602-253-8188 x302.

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