SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

(Age 2-Grade 12)


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

REGISTER TODAY FOR WINTER 2023

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

CLASS DIRECTORY - WINTER 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.
 

CREATIVE PLAY (Ages 2-5)

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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, January 24 – March 14 from 10:30-11:15am
Thursdays, January 19 – March 9 from 10:15-11:00am

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, January 20 – March 10 from 9-10am
Tuesdays, January 24 – March 14 from 10:30-11:30am

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, January 20 – March 10 from 10:30-11:30am HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 11 from 9-10am EDEN PRAIRIE


THEATRE EXPLORATION (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

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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, January 24 – March 14 from 4:15-5:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 11 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.

Winter Session Focus: Performing a book-based story!

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

Thursdays, January 19 – March 9 from 4:30-6:00pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 11 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.

Winter Session Focus: Performing 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, January 24 – March 14 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 11 from 9-11am EDEN PRAIRIE


ACTOR TRAINING (Grades 4 - 8)

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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

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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.


Winter Session Focus: Intro to Scripts. Students will learn to play a fully developed and dynamic character through short, scripted scenes.

Mondays, January 23 – March 20 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Wednesdays, January 18 – March 15 from 4:15pm-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 18 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.

Winter Session Focus: Scripts & Scene Work. Students will learn to play a fully developed and dynamic character through short, scripted scenes.

Mondays, January 23 – March 20 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 18 from 10am-NOON EDEN PRAIRIE


Acting 2: Grades 5-8

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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, January 18 – March 15 from 4:15pm-6:15pm HOPKINS
Saturdays, January 21 – March 18 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

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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, January 21 – March 18 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

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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.

Winter 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.

Thursdays, January 19 – March 16 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS

Saturdays, January 21 – March 18 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.

Winter Session Focus: Musical Theatre Styles & Auditioning. Students will learn various musical theatre styles in both dance & voice; students will work to prepare a musical theatre audition piece for future auditions.



Saturdays, January 21 – March 18 from 10am-NOON EDEN PRAIRIE


TEEN STUDIO (Grades 9-12)

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TEEN STUDIO (Grades 9-12)


Taught by professional artists and leaders in the field, Teen Studio classes are taught "Master Class" and focus on specific theatrical styles and disciplines giving interested students a crash course in critical theatrical practices. These classes are designed to fit into the busy schedules of high school students, while still providing rigorous training.




Teen Playwriting Salon (Grades 9-12)


Join Stages Theatre Company’s Teen Playwriting Salon. This is a biweekly space for teens grades 9-12 to imagine, collaborate, and delve into the script writing process. You will meet with professional playwrights to learn some tricks of the trade, try your own hand at crafting scenes (or even whole plays!), and get a chance to workshop them with each other. It’s a space to play around with form, structure, and all sorts of ideas. Includes a mid-year Writer’s Retreat, and year end Festival of New Works. Questions? Contact André Samples at asamples@stagestheatre.org

Tuition:$50 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)
QUESTIONS? Contact André Samples at asamples@stagestheatre.org

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, November, 2022 - February, 2023 - Plus November 30th

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, March 2023 - June 2023

Please note, you may come to a FREE TRIAL SESSION at any point without pre-registering. If you want to return, it’s just a $50 membership for the rest of the session, November-February or March-June. To register online for membership beyond your free trial session, follow the registration buttons above. QUESTIONS? Contact André Samples at asamples@stagestheatre.org




Acting the Song (Grades 9-12)


Musical theatre performance requires actors to communicate character and story while maintaining, and masking, difficult vocal technique. You will get the chance to explore techniques that help you communicate the beats of the story, while staying on beat musically in solo, duet and small group singing.

Tuition:$120.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)

Tuesdays, November 1- November 22 from 7-9pm HOPKINS

*Please note, students will be given a 60-minute time slot for a small group lesson (4 students MAX) on November 8th and will not attend the entire class.



Dance Fundamentals (Grades 9-12)


This class is designed for performers that want to strengthen dance skills but may not have time for "studio dance." Get a crash course in all things dance vocabulary, stamina and conditioning, and dance fundamentals to increase your confidence and skillset in dance auditions and choreography rehearsals.

Tuition:$100.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)

Thursdays, December 1, 8, and 15 from 7-9pm HOPKINS


SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

POLICIES & INFORMATION

REGISTER TODAY FOR WINTER 2023

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


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