Performing Arts Classes

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 Winter classes are SOLD OUT!

The magic of VYT extends beyond the stage. For us, it begins the moment a child walks through our doors. We believe engaging young people in theatre is a powerful way to learn and practice life skills, build self-esteem and foster creativity.

Many times, attending a VYT performance is a child’s first glimpse into the world live theatre, and we are committed to making that initial impression one they will appreciate and remember for a long time to come. We provide a positive, supportive opportunity for every child who visits VYT for a field trip, auditions for a show, enrolls in a class, participates in camp or attends a VYT event.

Our Classes and Camps help young people discover the talents they already have and hone the skills they may need to sharpen. Our education programs are designed to help students become entranced in storytelling, build self-confidence, grow as critical and creative thinkers, and learn fundamental theatre techniques – all while having fun!

If you know a child who is a little magic in the making, connect with us today!

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, dance, musical theatre, storytelling, improvisation, and more. Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life skills, enriching self-esteem, building confidence and communication, and creating an ensemble and community of VYT family.

*Registration will remain open until the 2nd class, or the class sells out, whichever comes first. *There is an additional $10 administrative fee and a $5 internet service fee for online registration. Please note there are NO REFUNDS OR PRORATED PRICING.

*Please Note: Valley Youth Theatre reserves the right to observe Covid-19 protocols that we deem necessary, which will include mask-wearing in ALL classes, and may include recording the final performance in lieu of a live audience. Please be aware that class sizes will continue to be limited during this time, so classes may sell out quickly

 

*** VYT Classes are currently sold out for this winter session. To secure a spot on the waitlist, please email education@vyt.com with your child's first and last name and the class in which you would like to be added. 

 

PLAY PRETEND: AGES 3-4

Take your child’s creativity and imagination to the next level! This class is specially designed to give three- and four-year-olds the opportunity to practice cooperation and teamwork, build self-confidence and learn about theatre in a fun, supportive environment. Our teaching artists combine creative play, storytelling, movement and song to reveal the world of Play Pretend!

Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | January 15 – March 5 | *Cost: $125

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Alyssa Balogh

SOLD OUT!

 


 

TREASURE TRUNK THEATRE: AGES 5-8

Create your own story adventure with Treasure Trunk Theatre! Children will explore acting, improvisation, character creation, creative movement, and guided storytelling, from beginning to middle to end. This engaging class will culminate with an original piece created by the ensemble, all through the lens of a playful theme! The only limit to this class is our imaginations so get ready for an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience!

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM | January 15 – March 5 | *Cost: $145

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Alyssa Balogh

 

OR

 

Mondays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | January 10 – February 28 | *Cost: $145

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

SOLD OUT! 

 


MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 5-8

This engaging class is a VYT tradition – and an excellent introduction to the world of musical theatre! Students will find self-confidence, discover natural talents, let their imaginations soar and start building their skills in acting, song and dance in this fun, foundational class. All experience levels are welcome!

Saturdays, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | January 15 – March 5 | *Cost: $165

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Kelly Kraft

SOLD OUT! 

 

OR

 

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM | January 11 – March 1 | *Cost: $165

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Alyssa Balogh

SOLD OUT! 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE: AGES 9-12

Polish your skills in acting, singing and dance on an intermediate level! This class is the next stepping stone in our musical theatre program. Students will explore ensemble and solo singing, choreography, staging a scene and character creation over the course of eight weeks. Our teaching artists will sequence each class to help young people work together as an ensemble, as they build and rehearse their own musical review.

Saturdays, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM | January 15 – March 5 | *Cost: $180

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Kelly Kraft

SOLD OUT!

 

OR

 

Tuesdays, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM | January 11 – March 1 | *Cost: $180

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Alyssa Balogh

SOLD OUT! 

 


 

ADVANCED ACTING: AGES 10+

This class is designed to take your acting ability to the next level, and has the requirement that students must have taken Acting for Teens or Acting Technique in the past to ensure they are ready to take that next step. Students can nail their next audition with this class that will focus on monologue and cold reading preparation for auditions, trusting the actor's impulse, making strong choices, character analysis and upper-level movement and voice techniques. The class will culminate in the performance of audition-ready, contrasting monologues, or an in-depth scene study that students can add to their audition portfolios.

Mondays, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM| January 10 – February 28 | *Cost: $165

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer  

SOLD OUT! 

 

 


 

ACTING TECHNIQUE: AGES 9-12

Improvisation, movement, voice, and character creation are the foundation blocks of this fun, energetic class. Students will learn fundamental acting techniques and the art of building an ensemble in an encouraging, supportive environment. Our teaching artists guide students through theatre games, vocal and physical exercises, monologue work and scene work. The culminating showcase is customized for each eight-week session and will highlight the talents and skills of the ensemble.

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM| January 12 – March 2 | *Cost: $165

8 Week Class| Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Thomas Underdal

SOLD OUT!

 

 


ACTING FOR TEENS: AGES 12+

This dynamic class offers valuable performance training for teens through a sequence of improvisation, character creation, monologue exploration, voice and movement exercises, and scene work. Students will also explore what it means to make strong choices as actors and utilize objectives to create truthful and fully invested scenes. The culminating showcase is customized for each eight-week session and will highlight the talents and skills of the ensemble.

Wednesdays, 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM | January 12 – March 2 | *Cost: $165

8 Week Class| Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Thomas Underdal

SOLD OUT! 

 

 


IMPROVISATION: AGES 9+

Get up on your feet and find your funny! This class sets the stage for students to explore the imaginative world of theatre through improvisation, a foundational skill that is necessary for every actor. Students will sharpen their comedic timing, hone their ability to think on their feet, and gain confidence in finding their actor's impulse. Students will play short-form improv games, create original characters, and "yes and" their way through improvised scenes with the ensemble in a fun and supportive environment. All experience levels are welcome!

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM| January 13 – March 3 | *Cost: $165

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Madolyn Whitmer

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR TEENS: AGES 12+

This upbeat and energetic class for teens will allow students to express themselves creatively, grow as an ensemble, and teach the foundations of musical theatre (vocal performance, dance, and acting) on an intermediate to advanced level. This class will culminate in an "audition style" performance showcasing student's growth which they can then add as a polished song to their audition repertoire.

Thursdays, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM| January 13 – March 3 | *Cost: $180

8 Week Class | Showcase Information TBA

Teaching Artist: Alyssa Balogh

SOLD OUT!

 

If you have any questions after reading through this page, please contact our Education Director at education@vyt.com or 602-253-8188 x302.

Looking for private lessons for your student? 

Try VYT's Virtual, Private Acting Lessons for Ages 9+!

 

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