Tanglewood Youth Theatre Classes


Asheville Community Theatre is planning after school and weekend courses for youth for our 2021-22 season!

Current/Scheduled Classes:
  • We will be releasing our Winter/Spring 2022 class schedule shortly!
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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Rotating Curriculum:

Journey to Imaginationland

Taught by Janice Schreiber
Ages 5-7
Sep 14-Nov 2, 2021 | Tuesdays at 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us on our way to imaginationland! Students will learn the basics of performance technique, explore exciting characterizations, and use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring stories and characters to life. Some of our favorite cartoon and real life characters just might make an appearance! Tuition will be $125.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Physical Comedy and Clowning

Taught by Jon Monastero
Ages 10-13

This weekly workshop is an exciting, challenging, inspiring, and fun way for students to push themselves. We will dance, sing, act, not act, be and not be, immersed in the topsy-turvy, upside-down and messy world of the clown. Please dress to move. Tuition will be $175.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Youth Acting: And Scene!

Taught by Michael Jorizzo
Ages 8-12

Learn how to bring scripts to life! During this class, students will explore short scenes and learn to analyze scripts, make strong acting choices, and create compelling characters. Students pick their favorite scenes for a showcase during the final class. Tuition will be $175.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Theatre Dance and Movement

Taught by Tina Pisano-Foor
Ages 9-12

And a 5-6-7-8! Have you ever wanted to feel confident in a dance audition or learn awesome choreography to your favorite musical numbers? In this class students will learn basic dance styles used in musical theatre and how to act through their dancing. This course will help dancers prepare to ace an audition and pick up choreography quickly and efficiently. Tuition will be $175.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Youth Play-Write!

Taught by Janice Schreiber
Ages 10-14

If you like storytelling, then this theatre class is right for you! In this 8 week class, students will experience the explorative journey of creating and bringing a story to life as a play. Creators will practice exploring and planning out their ideas, using their voices, and telling stories they are passionate about. Tuition will be $175.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Youth Tech and Run Crew

Taught by Dave Bortle
Ages 12+

What goes on behind the curtains? In this course students learn the ins and outs of technical theatre and backstage work, including safety, basic light and sound board operation, and stage management. Students will then put their skills to practice by covering technical and backstage roles during a performance. Students will split tech and performance dates so some scheduling conflicts may be accommodated. Tuition will be $225.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

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!