The Academy is our training program for students age 10-18, and includes specialty classes in acting, stage combat, tech theatre, dance and more! Our Academy students benefit from the knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals who have performed and taught in some of the most well-known theatres and film stages around the United States. Our Academy classes continue to focus on developing life skills that can guide students through their journey to college, professional work, and adult life.

Students who are committed to pursuing the performing arts can apply for the Academy Conservatory, a rigorous and comprehensive educational and experiential learning model in which students can earn a two-year or four-year certification in a variety of performing arts disciplines.

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Intro to Acting (Ages 8-18)
Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 PM (Ages 13-18) – Aug. 27-Dec. 17
Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 PM (Ages 8-12) – Aug. 27-Dec. 17

Performance Jazz (Ages 10-18)
Jazz in the style of Matilda
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 PM – Sept. 11-Nov. 13
Director: Nick Mann

Intro to Tech (Ages 10-18)
Mondays 4:00-4:50 PM – Aug. 26-Dec. 16

Intro to Stage Combat (Ages 10-18)
Wednesdays 4:00-4:50 PM – Aug. 28-Dec. 18
Director: Mick McCormick

Intro to Acting (Ages 8-18)
Mondays 4:30-5:20 PM (Ages 8-12) – Aug. 26-Dec. 16

Intro to Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 8-18)
Mondays 5:00-5:50 PM (ages 8-12) – Aug. 26-Dec. 16

Intro to Acting (Ages 8-18)

Students will develop the key skills and vocabulary of acting and performance. Students will learn basic acting techniques and exercises that prepare them to audition for and perform in any production.

16 weeks – $278

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 PM (Ages 13-18)
Aug. 27-Dec. 17

Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 PM (Ages 8-12)
Aug. 27-Dec. 17

Fairview Youth Theatre

Mondays 4:30-5:20 PM (Ages 8-12)
Aug. 26-Dec. 16

Intro to Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 8-18)

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of Musical Theatre Dance. They will explore the dance etiquette, semantics of the art of dance and what to expect in a dance class. The will learn appropriate technique and skills to carry them further in the art of dance. They will learn different combinations from musical theatre dance productions.

16 weeks – $278

Fairview Youth Theatre

Mondays 5:00-5:50 PM (ages 8-12)
Aug. 26-Dec. 16

Performance Jazz (Ages 10-18)

This is a faster paced jazz class to cover jazz skills and have you performance ready! Students will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and patterns and rhythms.

10 weeks – $200

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Jazz in the style of Matilda
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 PM
Sept. 11-Nov. 13
Director: Nick Mann

Intro to Tech (Ages 10-18)

This class will cover the basic vocabulary of technical theater as well as explore the importance of technical theater in supporting the vision of the director. Lights, sound, stagecraft and house management are just a few topics that will be explored. 

16 weeks – $278

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Mondays 4:00-4:50 PM
Aug. 26-Dec. 16

Intro to Stage Combat (Ages 10-18)

This class will teach the different levels of stage combat such as arm to arm combat as well as swords and daggers. Emphasis will be on safety, control and choreography of all stage combat skills.

16 weeks – $278

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Wednesdays 4:00-4:50 PM
Aug. 28-Dec. 18
Director: Mick McCormick

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