Tanglewood Youth Theatre Classes

Group of young performers backstage after performance

Asheville Community Theatre offers after school classes for youth of all ages!

Current/Scheduled Classes:
Rotating Curriculum:

These classes have been offered in the past, but are not currently part of our schedule.

 

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.

Apply for a Scholarship!

 


Current/Scheduled Classes:

Journey to Imaginationland

Ages 5-7
Oct 29 – Dec 17 | Saturdays 10am-11am

Kids have great imaginations – this is the place to let it loose! Our youngest students will learn to bring fun stories and characters to life. Through games and play, they’ll get comfortable expressing with their voices and bodies. And, their confidence will grow as they perform with other kids! Join us for play and creativity!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am. Tuition will be $175 – Scholarships are available.

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

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Ages 8-12
Oct 29 – Dec 17 | Saturdays 10am-11:30 am 

Improv teaches performers spontaneity, creativity, and to think outside the box! In this class, students will learn the basics of improv with techniques designed to get them comfortable with performing, quick thinking, and being present on stage. They’ll be laughing and learning with fun games, warm-ups, “Yes And” exercises, and a showcase for family and friends during the last class.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am. Tuition will be $225 – Scholarships are available.

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Register Now!



Ages 13-17
Oct 29 – Dec 17 | Saturdays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Improv teaches performers spontaneity, creativity, and to think outside the box! This class is for both beginner students and for students continuing their improv journey. Students will learn and practice improv with techniques designed to get them comfortable with performing, quick thinking, and being present on stage. They’ll be laughing and learning with fun games, warm-ups, “Yes And” exercises, and a showcase for family and friends during the last class.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am. Tuition will be $225 – Scholarships are available. 

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Register Now!



Ages 8-12
Oct 25 – Dec 13 | Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

In this class designed for beginners and younger performers, students will learn basic acting techniques and have a great time doing so! They’ll get creative with short scenes and play drama games that teach key skills in a fun and approachable way. This class builds the confidence to help them to shine on stage and in life –  even in their next audition or school play! Students will perform a showcase for family and friends during the last class.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am. Tuition will be $225 – Scholarships are available.

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Register Now!



Ages 13-17
Oct 27 – Dec 15 | Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm

In this class designed for beginners to intermediate performers, students will develop and hone their acting techniques. They’ll work on short scenes, monologues and play drama games that teach key skills in a fun and approachable way. This class gives students the confidence to shine on stage and off – even in their next audition or school play! Students will perform a  showcase for family and friends during the last class.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am. Tuition will be $225 – Scholarships are available.

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Register Now!



Ages 8-12
Nov 3 – Dec 18 | Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Learn to be a triple threat in this musical performance class! Students will work with acting, music, and dance professionals to stage songs from some of our favorite Broadway musicals. Get ready for the spotlight – students perform in a cabaret style showcase at the end of the class!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Tuition will be $375.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available. 

Student Ages 8-12
Classes/Rehearsals:
Nov 3 – Dec 18 | Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tech Week: Dec 12-15 | Monday through Thursday | 4:30-6:30 pm
Performances: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out a registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Register Now!


 

 


Rotating Curriculum:

These classes have been offered in the past, but are not currently part of our schedule.


Youth Acting: And Scene!

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.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Theatre Dance and Movement

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 creators will learn the basics of dance styles used in musical theatre and how to act through their dancing. This course will also help dancers prepare to ace an audition and pick up choreography quickly and efficiently. Come dance with us!

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Youth Play-Write!

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.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.



Intermediate Theatre Dance and Movement

Ages 13-18

This class is for more advanced movers and dancers and will cover Musical Theatre Dance styles through the years. This course will also help dancers prepare for and feel confident in dance auditions, pick up choreography quickly and efficiently. Come dance with us!

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Act Out: Tell Your Tale

For ages 8-12

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.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Youth Theatre Dance

For ages 8-12 

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.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Graphic for education class titled Act Out Aesop's Fables

Act Out: Aesop’s Fables

For ages 8-9 

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.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.



Act Out: Original Fairy Tales

For ages 10-12 

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.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.



Ages 13-18

Students explore their potential and harness their skills in this intermediate course all about the art of the scene. Students will discover their strengths and weaknesses through practicing acting exercises and character development techniques. Scene study is best for students who are already familiar with basic performance training. The course includes a showcase for family and friends on the final day of class.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Youth Tech and Run Crew

Ages 12+

What goes on behind the curtain? In our Tech Youth Production Classes, students learn and experience 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 running all technical and backstage roles during the Youth performances.

This class has been offered in the past, but is not currently part of our schedule.


Download our Student Waiver for Youth

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

For questions about the registration process or for questions regarding payments, contact Box Office Manager Cassandra Marcelo at [email protected].