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.

Important Information

  • Classes are 10 weeks long
  • All classes meet from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Tuition: $200/class
  • Classes will not meet during Spring Break (March 9-13) or Presidents Day (Feb. 17)
  • Classes begin the week of January 27

Please Note: Classes maybe canceled up to 5 days prior to the first start date based on low enrollment. Please sign up prior to 5 days before the class starts to ensure the class is not removed from the schedule.

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Intro to Acting (Ages 8-18)
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 30-Apr. 9
Director: Charlotte Forcht

Intro to Tech (Ages 10-18)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7
Director: Andrew Makepeace

Intro to Film and Video (Ages 10-18)
Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 27-Apr. 13
Director: Mick McCormick

Intro to Acting (Ages 8-12)
Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 27-Apr. 13
Director: Denver Danyla

Intro to Acting (Ages 13-18)
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 30-Apr. 9
Director: Aaron Arroyo

Dance for The Music Man (Grades 3-12)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7

Intro to Acting (Ages 8-18)
Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7
Director: Charlotte Forcht

Intro to Acting (Ages 8-18)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7
Director: Christian Black

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.

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 30-Apr. 9
Director: Charlotte Forcht

Fairview Youth Theatre

Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 27-Apr. 13 (Ages 8-12)
Director: Denver Danyla

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 30-Apr. 9 (Ages 13-18)
Director: Aaron Arroyo

NTPA – Frisco

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7
Director: Charlotte Forcht

NTPA – Dallas

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7
Director: Christian Black

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. 

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7
Director: Andrew Makepeace

Intro to Film and Video (Ages 10-18)

Description coming soon!

Plano – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 27-Apr. 13
Director: Mick McCormick

Dance for The Music Man (Grades 3-12)

Come be part of the ensemble for The Music Man and learn the fundamental skills of musical theatre dance. Learn dance technique by rehearsing dance numbers from The Music Man and perform as part of the dance ensemble in the major production at Fairview Youth Theatre April 17-25.

Fairview Youth Theatre

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Jan. 28-Apr. 7

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