Tanglewood Youth Theatre Classes


Asheville Community Theatre is planning after school and weekend courses for youth for our 2021-22 season! We’ll be updating classes and schedules throughout the summer!

Current/Scheduled Classes:
Rotating Curriculum:

ACT offers financial assistance for our Youth Production Classes, and we work hard with each family to make sure that cost is not an obstacle to participation.

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Current/Scheduled Classes:

Clue (High School Edition)

Two sessions: Middle School Cast (grades 6-8) and High School Cast (grades 9-12)
Registration begins Wednesday, July 14.

Classes will meet afterschool, and each session will end with two performances on the Mainstage! Registration for both sessions will begin on Wednesday, July 14. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Dates to Know:

Middle School Cast:
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons September 6 – November 3, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, November 8 – Thursday, November 11, 2021; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

High School Cast:
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons August 30 – October 27, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4, 2021; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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Rotating Curriculum:

Act Out: Tell Your Tale

For ages 8-12 * Taught by Amanda Klinikowski

This enhanced version of our ACT OUT creative classes will bring new theatrical possibilities to life. Students will work together, and with their instructor, to create short plays based on their passions and a message they would like to share with their audiences. As their characters come to life, students will learn about the different types of stages and even design their own sets and costumes. Student creators will present their work in a recorded Zoom session, shared with parents and families after class.

Youth Improv

Two sessions: Ages 8-11 or Ages 12-15 * Taught by Chris Martin

Come join the amazing Chris Martin on a fun filled improv journey through all of our favorite improv games and some new surprises. Don’t miss the chance for some hilarious and silly rounds of Waiter, Waiter!, Changing Channels, Night at the Museum, and so much more! The class includes fun warm-ups, “Yes And” exercises, and a showcase during the last class.

Youth Theatre Dance

For ages 8-12 * Taught by Amanda Klinikowski

Join us for 7 weeks on Zoom for a fun and interactive Dance class covering the fundamentals of dance for the theater! Each week, we will warm up our bodies, learn new basic jazz, ballet, and musical theatre steps, and work on a fun new dance combination to some of our favorite songs. Some past combinations featured songs from Hamilton, Wicked, The Greatest Showman, Lady GaGa, Trolls and more! Students will learn a recorded dance combination performance which will be shared with families after the final class.

Graphic for education class titled Act Out Aesop's Fables

Act Out: Aesop’s Fables

For ages 8-9 * Taught by Amanda Klinikowski

Have you ever wanted to use your voice, body, and imagination to say something you believe in?! Then this is the class for you! Each day we will warm up our bodies, voices, and imagination and work together to create an original skit with movement based on one of Aesop’s Fables! Our final class session will be recorded and shared with friends and families.

Act Out: Original Fairy Tales

For ages 10-12 * Taught by Amanda Klinikowski

Over the course of seven weeks, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to come up with their own characters and create a short, original Fairy Tale. We will use class time to warm up, play theatre games, and collaboratively create our dialogue for our story which will be recorded on the final day of class and shared with families before the holidays.

For general questions about classes or age requirements, please contact our Education Director Amanda Klinikowski at [email protected].

For questions about the registration process or for questions regarding payments, contact Box Office Manager Cassandra Marcelo at [email protected]. We are currently closed to the public and working reduced hours from home. Please allow additional time for responses during this time, and thank you for being a part of ACT!