SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

(Age 2-Grade 12)


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

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-5pm.

CLASS DIRECTORY - SPRING 2024

Grade levels refer to the grade level students will enter in Fall 2023.
Age refers to the age students will be on the first day of the class!
Select your grade level below.

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-5pm.

CREATIVE PLAY (Ages 2-5)

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 9 – May 14 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
Fridays, April 12 – May 17 from 9:00am-10:00am 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) OR Eden Prairie (PiM Arts High School)

Fridays, April 12 – May 17 from 10:30-11:30am HOPKINS

 



MINI SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
AGES 3-4



 

Each day of Summer Theatre Workshop for Ages 3-4  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.  

 

LOCATION: Hopkins Center for the Arts - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
COST: $135 including a $5 handling fee.

 

 

Royal Rumpus (Ages 3-4)


Imagine the stories we could create if all of our favorite royal characters came to one Summer Theatre Workshop! Guided by a Stages Theatre Company Teaching Artist, students will jump into fantastical tales inspired by the fanciest characters. We’ve made a royal decree: join us this summer for a really royal rumpus to remember!

SESSIONS:

  • 8/12/2024 - 8/16/2024 - M-F, 9:30am-11:30am

  Click REGISTER NOW to enter the virtual waiting room on 1/23/24 starting at 11:30 am.

 

 

Up, Up & Away (Ages 3-4)


Let your imagination take FLIGHT this summer! Using our favorite stories as our jumping-off point, we will grow wings, soar high above the clouds, and explore far beyond the rainbow. Nothing is out of reach as we use our “Actor Tools” to transform into fairies, dragons, butterflies, alicorns and many more magical winged creatures!

SESSIONS:

  • 8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024 - M-F, 9:30am-11:30am

  Click REGISTER NOW to enter the virtual waiting room on 1/23/24 starting at 11:30 am.

 



TUITION ASSISTANCE


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

WAITLISTS


Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted and given a window within which to claim your spot. If you have registered for an alternate class, you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition to your preferred class

 

THEATRE EXPLORATION (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-5pm.

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:
Matilda the Musical
(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 Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical 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: $235.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)
K- Grade 1 Thursdays, April 1 – May 16 from 4:30-6pm Grades 2-3 Tuesdays, April 9 – May 14 from 4:15-6:15pm

 

 

ACTOR TRAINING (Grades 4 - 8)

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-5pm.

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: $200.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins (Hopkins Center for the Arts)

Wednesdays, April 10 – May 15 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS


Musical Theatre 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, receive coaching on their delivery, and participate in a mock dancing & singing audition to simulate a real-life audition experience in this exciting and practical class.
Tuition: $250.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Mondays, April 8 – May 13 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: $200.00 (includes $5 handling fee)
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Wednesdays, April 10 – May 15 from 4:15-6:15pm HOPKINS
 

TEEN PROGRAMS (Grades 9-12)

 
 

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.

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

POLICIES & INFORMATION

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-5pm.

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Register ONLINE or by PHONE
952-979-1111
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-5pm.
 
 

SPRING 2024 CLASS LOCATIONS


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

 

REGISTRATION


To Register, either click the link of the class you want or contact our box office.
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri, Noon to 5:00 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 Education Registrar at 952-979-1113.
 

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 / PICK UP 


Please visit the link below which corresponds with your student's age group and class location:
Drop Off/Pick Up at the Hopkins Center for the Arts

 

To discuss accessibility needs related to Drop Off/Pick Up, please contact Elinor, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org.
 

LAST DAY SHARING 


End of Session Sharing: Finalized end of session sharing information will be shared with families two weeks prior to the last day of class.

 

QUESTIONS?


  • For questions regarding REGISTRATION (registering with a friend, using a gift certificate, cancellation policies, etc.) contact the Education Registration at 952-979-1113 or EMAIL
  • For questions regarding CLASS CONTENT contact the Education Department via phone 952-979-1112 or EMAIL
 

Drop Off/Pick Up at the
Hopkins Center for the Arts:

 

Curbside Drop Off Instructions

  1. Ten minutes prior to the start of class, Stages Theatre Company Administrators will be ready to begin drop off. Administrators will be outside with clipboards in hand.
  2. On Mainstreet, there will be a yellow Stages sign close to 12th Avenue. Pull into the open space closest to the Stages sign and wait for an Administrator with a clipboard to approach your vehicle.
  3. Please stay in your vehicle with your student. Our staff will approach the vehicle’s passenger-side window. On the first day, we will check Emergency Contacts’ phone numbers. If you assist your child in getting out of the vehicle, you are welcome to do so.
  4. The Administrator will escort the student inside to meet their teacher and fellow classmates.

Walk-In Drop Off Instructions

*Please note, Administrators will prioritize Curbside Drop Off for student safety.
  1. Please utilize legal street parking or Hopkins City lot parking.
  2. Enter the Hopkins Center for the Arts via the main entrance at the East end of the building, Mainstreet and 11th Avenue. We will be congregating at the West end of the building.
  3. Please wait with your student until approached by an Administrator with a clipboard. If multiple families choose to walk in, please form a line. On the first day, we will check Emergency Contacts’ phone numbers.
  4. The Administrator will escort the student to meet their teacher and fellow classmates.
  5. If you would like to meet your student’s Teaching Artist and wait with them until they begin class, please let the Administrator know. Otherwise, you are welcome to leave after the Administrator checks your student in.
Regardless of how you choose to drop off on the first day, you are welcome to participate in Curbside Drop Off in the future.
Pick Up will operate similarly to drop off. Pull into the next open spot on Mainstreet, an Administrator will approach your vehicle and ask who you are picking up. Administrators will bring your student to your vehicle. If you park and enter the lobby, please wait until a Stages Theatre Company staff member dismisses your student to leave with them.