Tanglewood Youth Theatre Classes

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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.

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Current/Scheduled Classes:

Journey to Imaginationland

Taught by Patricia Sands
Ages 5-7
April 5-May 24, 2022 | Tuesdays at 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us on our way to imaginationland! In this class creators will play to learn the basics of performance technique and explore exciting characterizations. Creators will use their bodies, voice, and imaginations to bring stories and characters to life. Some of our favorite cartoon and real life characters just might make an appearance! Join us for some fun play and creativity! Tuition will be $125.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

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Youth Acting: And Scene!

Taught by Michael Jorizzo
Ages 8-12
Mar 8-Apr 26, 2022 | Tuesdays at 4:30-6:00 PM

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.

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

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Theatre Dance and Movement

Taught by Alexa Hibbert
Ages 9-12
Mar 10-Apr 28, 2022 | Thursdays at 4:30-6:00 PM

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! Tuition will be $175.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

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

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image with red apple on grey background with text reading The Giver Youth Production Class

Youth Production Class: The Giver

Our Youth Production Classes offer youth theatrical instruction from the first audition to the last curtain call! All productions listed are performed by youth in middle and high school. We will be offering TWO sessions of The Giver – 1 session for middle school students, and one session for high school students. Classes will meet afterschool, and each session will end with two performances on the Mainstage!

Registration for both sessions will begin on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available. 

Middle School Cast:
Please note: Advanced level memorization is required for this class. Most roles will not be split and the number of lines each performer will be expected to memorize may be larger than in past middle school Youth Performance Classes.

Directed by: Michael Jorizzo
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons March 14-May 11, 2022 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, May 16 – Thursday, May 19, 2022; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

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

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High School Cast:

Directed by: Amanda Klinikowski
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons March 7-May 4, 2022 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, May 9 – Thursday, May 12, 2022; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

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

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Youth Tech and Run Crew

Taught by Dave Bortle
Ages 12+
Mar 17-May 22, 2022 | See full schedule below

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 Youth Production Class performances of The Giver. 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.

Classes: Mar 17-May 5, 2022 | Thursdays at 4:30-6:00 PM

Tech Week (Group 1): May 9-12, 2022 | Monday through Thursday| 4:30-6:30 PM
Tech Week (Group 2): May 16-19, 2022 | Monday through Thursday| 4:30-6:30 PM

Performances (Group 1): Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 PM and Sunday, May 15 at 6:30 PM
Performances (Group 2): Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 PM and Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 PM

If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out a camp registration. Once your application is processed, 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 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.

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



Intermediate Theatre Dance and Movement

Taught by Alexa Hibbert
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 * 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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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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.

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 * 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.

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


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].