SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

(Age 2-Grade 12)


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

CLASS DIRECTORY - FALL 2022

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.

Coming Soon:

Fall 2022 offerings for C.A.S.T. and Grades 9-12

CREATIVE PLAY (Ages 2-5)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
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: $125.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts


Tuesdays, September 27 – November 15 from 10:30-11:15am

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:$165.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts


Fridays, September 23 – November 18 from 9-10am
Tuesdays, September 27 – November 15 from 10:30-11:30am

Preschool Playmakers: Ages 4-5 (Drop-off)

Taking inspiration from Stages Theatre Company’s upcoming productions of Stuart Little & Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, students will explore all areas of the arts (drama, movement, music, and visual arts) in class, and then see the STC productions come to life live onstage! Through hands on projects, crafts, dramatic play, movement & music, students will explore all the elements it takes to bring a show to life - and the important themes found within Stuart Little & Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

One child’s ticket and one accompanying adult ticket to the 10am performance of Stuart Little on October 12th and the 10am performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical on November 30th are included in the class tuition fee. If your family would like to purchase additional tickets for either performance, you may contact the Box Office to be seated with the class.
Tuition:$335.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts


Wednesdays, September 28– December 7 from 9:30-11:30am

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: $165.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Locations: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Fridays, September 23 – November 18 from 10:30-11:30am HOPKINS
Saturdays, September 24 – November 19 from 9-10am EDEN PRAIRIE


THEATRE EXPLORATION (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
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.


K Stage (Kindergarten)

Students use their body, voice, and imagination to travel to new worlds to devise and tell stories. Students will go on a session-long imagination quest, adding more to their tale each week. Working as an ensemble, students will create and play the characters they encounter along the way!
Tuition: $165.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Tuesdays, September 27 – November 15 from 4:15-5:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, September 24 – November 19 from 10:30-11:30am EDEN PRAIRIE



First Stage (Grade 1)

Students build self-confidence, creativity, and performance skills as they use their body, voice, and imagination to create characters within the world of the story! Using their actor tools, students will go on imagination quests, create stories through book-based inspiration, and devise original tales.

Tuition: $220.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Thursdays, September 22 – November 17 from 4:30-6:00pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, September 24 – November 19 from 9-10:30am EDEN PRAIRIE



Center Stage (Grades 2-3)

Explore stories, create characters, and play theatre games designed to build actor tools – body, voice, imagination. Students will learn what it means to perform for an audience with confidence as they transition imaginative play to acting performance! Students engage their body, voice and imagination while devising a performance through book-based inspiration and short-scripted plays.

Tuition: $260.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Tuesdays, September 27 – November 15 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, September 24 – November 19 from 9-11am EDEN PRAIRIE


ACTOR TRAINING (Grades 4 - 8)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
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.

There are entry points in the program for students to join at any time and at any level of experience, as classes scaffold and are designed to build skills overtime. Each session ends in a sharing for family and friends to celebrated skills learned throughout the session.

Acting: Grades 4-5 & Grades 6-8

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

Acting (Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8)

Through theatre games, guided improvisation activities, and scene work, students learn how to develop a character within a story. This class focuses on forming a solid foundation for acting and growth as an individual, performing artist.

Tuition: $295.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Acting for Grades 4-5

Fall Session Focus: Actor Toolbox. Students will learn to play a fully developed and dynamic character using their actor tools through devising and improvising scenes.

Mondays, October 3 – December 5 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Wednesdays, September 28 – December 7 from 4:15pm-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, October 1 – December 10 from 9:30am-11:30am EDEN PRAIRIE


Acting for Grades 6-8

Fall Session Focus: Devising and Improvising. Students will work with teaching artist to understand how to create and play a fully realized character in scenes and short plays.

Mondays, October 3 – December 5 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, October 1 – December 10 from 10am-NOON EDEN PRAIRIE


Acting 2: Grades 5-8

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

Acting 2 (Grades 5-8)

Students learn to prepare their body, mind, and voice for performance; study how to approach a script; make strong character choices; and work as an ensemble. Students explore improvisation and engage in monologues and scenes from the contemporary theatre.
Tuition: $295.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)
Wednesdays, September 28 – December 7 from 4:15pm-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, October 1 – December 10 from 9:30am-11:30am EDEN PRAIRIE
* To enter Acting 2 students must have complete two sessions of Acting (Junior Acting Level 1) or equivalent experience. Please contact Education Director, Megan Collins for entrance into Acting 2 classes.


Acting 3: Grades 6-8

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

Acting 3 (Grades 6-8)

Students build acting skills through the exploration of scenes and ensemble building exercises. Students master their understanding of character, relationship, objective and tactic, and environment to make strong character choices for performance.
Tuition: $295.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: PiM Arts High School

Saturdays, October 1 – December 10 from 10am-NOON EDEN PRAIRIE
* To enter Acting 3 students must have complete two sessions of Acting 2 (or Advanced Junior Conservatory or Teen Actor Training) or equivalent experience. Please contact Education Director, Megan Collins for entrance into Acting 3.


Musical Theatre: Grades 4-5 & Grades 6-8

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.

Musical Theatre (Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8)

Success on the musical theatre stage requires high levels of technique in three disciplines: singing, dancing, and acting. Students will strengthen skills and learn to tell stories through the art of musical theatre by learning and rehearsing musical theatre scenes, songs, and show-stopping dance numbers. Each Musical Theatre class is co-taught by two instructors – one dance instructor & one vocal music instructor.
Tuition:$295.00 per class (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Musical Theatre for Grades 4-5

Fall Session Focus: Triple Threat Technique. Students will learn what it means to perform as a character in song, dance, and scene; strengthening and training their musical theatre skills as they sing and dance to songs from contemporary musicals.

Thursdays, September 29 – December 8 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, October 1 – December 10 from 9:30-11:30am EDEN PRAIRIE


Musical Theatre for Grades 6-8

Fall Session Focus: Scene into song. Students will learn to play a character through song, dance and scene. Students will work with contemporary and classical musical scripts and scores to expand their triple threat skillset.

Saturdays, October 1 – December 10 from 10am-NOON EDEN PRAIRIE



SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

POLICIES & INFORMATION

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-6pm.
 
 

CLASS LOCATIONS


  • HOPKINS : Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • EDEN PRAIRIE : PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
 

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


COVID-19 Policies (masking, vaccination/testing requirements, etc.) will be finalized FOUR WEEKS prior to the start of class.
 
To view Stages Theatre Company Education Programs’ current COVID-19 policies for summer camps and classes, click below.
 
Summer 2022 COVID-19 Policies
 

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.
 

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.
 
 

LAST DAY SHARING 


Last Day Sharing specifics will be published and sent to families 2 weeks prior to the last day of class. Stages Theatre Company will make every effort to ensure that students have a chance to share and showcase their work on the last day of the session. Additional safety protocols may be required for attendees.

 

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