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!
- Journey to Imaginationland
- Physical Comedy and Clowning
- Youth Acting: And Scene!
- Theatre Dance and Movement
- Youth Play-Write!
- Youth Tech and Run Crew
- Clue (High School Edition) – High School Cast
- Clue (High School Edition) – Middle School Cast
- Act Out: Tell Your Tale
- Youth Improv
- Youth Theatre Dance
- Act Out: Aesop’s Fables
- Act Out: Original Fairy Tales
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.
Physical Comedy and Clowning
Taught by Jon Monastero
Sep 14-Nov 2, 2021 | Tuesdays at 4:30-6:00 PM
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.
Theatre Dance and Movement
Taught by Tina Pisano-Foor
Sep 16-Nov 4, 2021 | 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 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 Tech and Run Crew
Taught by Dave Bortle
Sep 8-Oct 27, 2021 | Wednesdays at 4:30-6:00 PM
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 all technical and backstage roles during the Youth Clue performances. 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.
Clue Tech Week (Group 1): Nov 1-4 | Monday through Thursday | 4:30-6:30 PM
Clue Tech Week (Group 2): Nov 8-11 | Monday through Thursday | 4:30-6:30 PM
Clue Tech Week (Group 3): Nov 8-11 | Monday through Thursday | 6:30-8:30 PM
Clue Performances (Group 1): Saturday, Nov 6 at 2:30 PM and Sunday, Nov 7 at 6:30 PM
Clue Performances (Group 2): Saturday, Nov 13 at 2:30 PM and Sunday, Nov 14 at 2:30 PM
Clue Performances (Group 3): Saturday, Nov 13 at 5:30 PM and Sunday, Nov 14 at 5:30 PM
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 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.
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!