SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

(Age 2-Grade 12)


Inspire the imagination,
develop performance skills,
build confidence
at Stages Theatre Company

REGISTER TODAY FOR SPRING 2023

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

CLASS DIRECTORY - SPRING 2023

Grade levels refer to the grade level students will enter in Fall 2022.
Age refers to the age students will be on the first day of the class!
Select your grade level below.
 

CREATIVE PLAY (Ages 2-5)

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952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

CREATIVE PLAY (Ages 2-5)


Dramatic play, music, and movement build confidence in young people…while also being an excellent outlet for energy & fun! Creative play lays the groundwork for collaborative learning, fosters social-emotional and motor skills development, and cultivates a sense of discovery & empathy in young students. Watch as your little one develops their inner artist and see their creativity bloom!






Play-A-Day: Ages 2-3 (Stay & Play)

Activate your child’s creative side through a guided stay-and-play class that includes a new story each week, music, movement, and sensory play! Teaching Artists will play alongside you, guiding each young person and their caregiver through a sensory-stimulating, fun-filled, creative story time.
Tuition: $95.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts



Tuesdays, April 11 – May 16 from 10:30-11:15am HOPKINS

Story Drama: Ages 3-4 (Drop-off)

Each class highlights a new story, with a new jumping off point for dramatic adventure. Using our favorite books as our guide, students will journey through different environments, discover characters, and solve problems using their bodies, voices & imaginations!
Tuition:$125.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts


Tuesdays, April 11 – May 16 from 10:30-11:30am HOPKINS

Drama Adventures: Ages 4-5 (Drop-off)

Your student’s imagination will be our guide as we traverse on epic dramatic adventures! Together, we’ll discover characters, travel to new and surprising worlds, tackle obstacles, and solve problems as we create a brand-new story each week.
Tuition: $125.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Locations: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)

Fridays, April 14 – May 19 from 10:30-11:30am HOPKINS


SUMMER 2023: MINI-WORKSHOPS

MINI-WORKSHOPS (Ages 3-4)


This summer, students Ages 3-4 can experience a mini-version of Summer Theatre Workshop designed just for them! Each day of “mini-workshop” will highlight a new story, with a new jumping off point for dramatic adventure. Using our favorite books as our guide, students will journey through different environments, discover characters and solve problems using their “Actor Tools” – their bodies, voices & imaginations! Families are invited to a sharing of skills learned throughout the week on the last day of workshop.
  • SUMMER MINI-WORKSHOPS – On Sale, January 31, 2023 @ Noon






  • Mini-Workshop: Silly Storytellers

    7/31/2023 8/4/2023 M-F, 9:30am-11:30am
    From Elephant, Piggie, and Pigeon to the Dragons (that) Love Tacos… we’re letting our giggles lead the way this summer as we explore and tell stories that make us laugh out loud! We’ll use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to jump into the most entertaining & side-splitting stories as we take our turn playing our favorite beloved, hilarious, and riotous characters.
    Tuition: $130.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343




    Mini- Workshop: Crowns & Capes

    8/7/2023 8/11/2023 M-F, 9:30am-11:30am
    Some of our favorite heroes wear capes, and some wear crowns! From Mirabel restoring magic to her enchanted casita, to Anna & Elsa saving their kingdoms from Frozen spells of snow & ice, some of our favorite characters prove that you don’t need a cape (or a crown!) to save the day. We’ll be the heroes of our own stories this summer as we sing, dance, play and imagine!
    Tuition: $130.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343




    THEATRE EXPLORATION (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

    REGISTER TODAY FOR SPRING 2023

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE
    952-979-1111
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

    THEATRE EXPLORATION
    (Kindergarten – Grade 3)


    Students learn to use their “Actor Tools”—body, voice, and imagination – to play, create and tell stories! Theatre Exploration classes incorporate age-appropriate acting games, dramatic play, music, storytelling, and theatre making. Students share their work for family and friends during the final day of class.


    Backstage Pass: Newsies Jr. (Grades K-1 & Grades 2-3)

    Put your “maker” and “creator” skills to use this spring and jump into the world of Stages Theatre Company’s production of Disney’s Newsies, JR. Through hands-on projects, crafts, and acting exercises, students will explore the elements it takes to bring a show to life – from costumes, to choreography, to sound, to set design!
    Tuition: $170.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)

    Grades 2-3 Tuesdays, April 11 – May 9 from 4:30-6pm HOPKINS
    K- Grade 1 Thursdays, April 13 – May 11 from 4:30-6pm HOPKINS

    ACTOR TRAINING (Grades 4 - 8)

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    952-979-1111
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

    ACTOR TRAINING (Grades 4-8)



    Students delve into their actor training through a series of leveled classes designed to build performance skills and confidence and develop student artists for success in whatever they may pursue. Students examine devised and scripted work, explore the use of body, voice, and imagination to create characters, learn ensemble-building and acting techniques, and work through the rehearsal process.

    Spring Session is filled with electives designed to give students of all levels & abilities a crash course in specialized theatrical disciplines! No prior experience is required. Come prepared to have fun, try something new, and add a new skillset to your actor’s toolbox! Age ranges are expanded to include all ACTOR TRAINING students age-eligible to audition for Stages Theatre Company productions.


    Acting for the Camera (Grades 4-8)

    Whether it’s a close-up or wide-angle shot, you want to make sure you look your best when the camera starts rolling. In this class, students will learn what it takes to transition their acting for the stage skills, to the specific and technical world of on-camera work. Come learn some tricks of the trade for making an effective impression on camera and have some fun while doing it.

    Tuition: $195.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)
    Tuesdays, April 11 – May 16 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS


    Audition (Grades 4-8)


    Being cast in a show is the goal of any actor, but before you get there, you need to nail the audition. Join Stages Theatre Company teaching artists to learn some effective strategies for how to audition with confidence. Students will be given a monologue, rehearse an audition song, and receive coaching on their delivery, and participate in a mock audition to simulate a “real life experience” in this exciting and practical class.


    Tuition: $195.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)
    Mondays, April 10 – May 15 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
    Wednesdays, April 12 – May 17 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS


    Physical Comedy (Grades 4-8)

    There may be nothing funnier than a well-executed, exaggerated physical performance. Whether it be a timely pratfall, or simply an over-the-top character, physical comedy can leave your audiences aching with laughter. Guided by professional teaching artists, learn how to nail the timing and craft of sheer goofiness alongside your fellow actors.

    Tuition: $195.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)
    Mondays, April 10 – May 15 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS



    Stage Combat (Grades 4-8)

    From the swashbuckling swordfights in Shakespearean tragedies, to modern-day choreographed duels in Hamilton stage combat is one of the most exciting, and technically challenging, parts of a show! From big battles to small scuffles, we’ll learn how to safely punch, kick, tackle, stab, wrestle, throw, fall, and slap each other around the stage, without hurting yourself or others. This could honestly be the most fun you have all year.

    Tuition: $195.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
    Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)
    Wednesdays, April 12 – May 17 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS


    TEEN PROGRAMS (Grades 9-12)

    REGISTER TODAY FOR SPRING 2023

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE
    952-979-1111
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.
     
     

    Providing comprehensive, youth-powered, theatrical experiences exclusively for high school students in Grades 9-12.


    Teen programs are designed to provide arts access for all teens - fostering passion for those interested in theatrical careers, and high-quality arts engagement for those who are curious to try something new.

    Here's what we offer

    more coming soon!

    ALSO: Seeking Interns for Summer Theatre Workshops

    In order to support Stages Theatre Company’s robust theatre education program, Stages will be hiring student interns, rising high school juniors up through seniors in college (or age equivalent) to serve as model students and administrative and classroom support for Summer Theatre Workshops running from mid-June through mid-August.

    MORE INFO + APPLY TODAY

    SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

    POLICIES & INFORMATION

    REGISTER TODAY FOR SPRING 2023

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE
    952-979-1111
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.
     
     

    SPRING 2023 CLASS LOCATIONS


    • HOPKINS : Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
     

    REGISTRATION


    To Register, either click the link of the class you want or contact our box office.
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri, Noon to 6:00 pm.
    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111
     

    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs,, including all education camps, classes, and workshops. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS


    You may cancel your class or workshop up to THREE WEEKS prior to the start of class, for any reason, and receive a full refund – minus the $5 handling fee. Call the Box Office at 952-979-1111, option 4.
     

    COVID-19 POLICIES


    Stages Theatre Company will continue to follow the advice and guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.  The safety & well-being of our students, staff and teaching artists is our top priority, and we reserve the right to change our protocols if community levels of COVID-19 rise in our area.
    Face Masks: Masks are optional for all Education Programs & Classes at this time.  Stages Theatre Company Education Programs will follow the updated guidelines regarding face masks put forth by the MDH & CDC.  Stages Theatre Company will not be checking students vaccination status at this time.
    Positive COVID-19 Cases: If your student tests positive for COVID-19 while enrolled in a class, please notify Stages Education Director, Megan Collins, as soon as possible.  If you your student tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, they will be required to stay home for at least 5 days.
    Close Contact Protocols:  Your family will be notified by a Stages staff member if your student is a close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.  Students do not need to quarantine and can return to class, regardless of vaccination status.  Students will be required to wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days following the close contact exposure.
    Student Health: Students who are sick are kindly asked to stay home to help mitigate the spread of illness and germs.  If your student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they will NOT be permitted in class, without proof of a negative test, regardless of vaccination status.
    Contact Megan Collins, Education Director, at mcollins@stagestheatre.org or (952)979-1117 if you have any questions or concerns.
     
     

    DROP OFF 


    We will begin checking students in NO EARLIER than 10 MINUTES prior to class start.
     
    1. Students can be dropped off at the Main Entrance of the building/school in the designated loading zone.
    2. Pull into the open space closest to the Stages sign.
    3. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Our staff will meet students at the vehicle.
    4. A brief check-in will be completed at your vehicle: emergency contact numbers will be checked on the first day of class.
    5. Our staff will escort students into the building to begin class!
     
    If you would prefer to walk your student in, you are welcome to do so. Please park and meet us in the main lobby.
    Concerned about drop off Policies?: Please contact Elinor, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org to discuss an alternate drop-off plan.

     

    PICK UP 


    Pick up will begin promptly at the end of class.
     
    1. Students can be picked up at the Main Entrance of the building/school in the designated loading zone.
    2. Pull into the open space closest to the Stages sign.
    3. STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Our staff will direct traffic and walk students to vehicles.
     
    If you would prefer to pick your student up inside the building, you are welcome to do so. Please park and meet us in the main lobby.
    Concerned about pick up Policies?: Please contact Elinor, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org to discuss an alternate pick-up plan.
     

    LAST DAY SHARING 


    End of Session Sharing:  Finalized end of session sharing information will be shared with families during the first week of class.

     

    QUESTIONS?


    • For questions regarding REGISTRATION (registering with a friend, using a gift certificate, cancellation policies, etc.) contact the Box Office 952-979-1111, option 4 or EMAIL
    • For questions regarding CLASS CONTENT contact the Education Department via phone 952-979-1112 or EMAIL