NTPA VIRTUAL Classes Added for May!

Including A La Carte and 4-Week Options!

Go VIRTUAL with the top performing arts instructors in Dallas! With 30 years of experience in performing arts education, North Texas Performing Arts is excited to bring you a full curriculum of fun and unique interactive classes that you can join online and in the safety of your home! Our classes are taught by extraordinary directors, actors and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A.

NTPA has made over 40 new online courses available in a wide range of exciting topics. While kids or parents are home looking for something to do, this is a great time to try a new skill or hone your triple threat! The beauty of virtual classes is that they are open to anyone in the world!

Come join us as we learn and create together!

How do I get the link to the virtual class?

Directors will email the ZOOM link to all enrolled students one day before the class. Directors will email the link again approximately 5 minutes before the class begins. Please register at least 15 minutes before the class begins to ensure you get the link to the virtual classroom.

Didn’t get the link? Other questions?

Email academy@ntpa.org.

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May Virtual Classes

Please note these specialty virtual classes are deeply discounted, so all students can participate, and as such are not eligible for member discounts or other promotions unless specifically stated.

May Virtual Class Schedule

4-Week Series Classes Marked in Purple

A La Carte Classes Marked in Green

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00AM Beg/Int Ballet Technique Beg/Int Ballet Technique
11:00AM Fun Theatrical Lighting Design You Can Do at Home!

Open-Level Ballet Technique

Open-Level Ballet Technique Fun Theatrical Lighting Design You Can Do at Home!

Open-Level Ballet Technique

Open-Level Ballet Technique The Basics of Directing

Open-Level Ballet Technique

12:00PM TikTok, YouTube, and Short Video Composition Introduction to Jazz Dance Technique

The History of Disney Parks

TikTok, YouTube, and Short Video Composition Introduction to Jazz Dance Technique

The History of Disney Parks

1:00PM Dance Technique for Musical Theatre

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Read-Along

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Read-Along Dance Technique for Musical Theatre

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Read-Along

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Read-Along Musical Theatre Singing

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Read-Along

Broadway Brunch (May 31)
2:00PM Shakespeare Readers Series – Macbeth

Contemporary Dance

Shakespeare Readers Series – Macbeth

Contemporary Dance

3:00PM Shakespeare Workshop!

Conspiracy Theories

“Harry Potter” Read-Along

Horror Movie Appreciation and Analysis

“Harry Potter” Read-Along

Lil’ Performers Storytime & Movement (3:30 PM)

Conspiracy Theories

“Harry Potter” Read-Along

Horror Movie Appreciation and Analysis

“Harry Potter” Read-Along

Lil’ Performers Storytime & Movement (3:30 PM)

“Harry Potter” Read-Along
4:00PM The Art of Super Smash Bros.

Animal Crossing Tips and Tricks

Read-through/Analysis

Ace Your Audition!

The Art of Super Smash Bros.

Animal Crossing Tips and Tricks

TikTok Dance Class

Read-through/Analysis

Ace Your Audition!

Marvel Appreciation
5:00PM Broadway Bootcamp Dungeons and Dragons: DM’s guide to the Universe

“Good Guys vs Bad Guys” Adaptive Performance Dance

Broadway Bootcamp Time Flies! Game Night

Dungeons and Dragons: DM’s guide to the Universe

6:00PM Disney Villains Appreciation

Starcatchers Theatre Appreciation

Intro to Drama Therapy Intro to Drama Therapy

Family Karaoke Night

Broadway Happy Hour with Tony Award-Winning Producer Disney Family Trivia Night
7:00PM At-Home Craft Cocktails

A La Carte Classes

These classes are available a la carte. Students can sign up for as many sessions as they like, but must add each session individually to their cart when registering. Students in the class may differ from week to week, and students can jump in at any time during the month. Students are not required to take all sessions in any class.

Animal Crossing Tips and Tricks

taught by Kaitlyn Wright and Hannah Makepeace
All Ages
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Learn how to build the best island you can! Kaitlyn and Hannah will teach you all the tricks and tips of Animal Crossing New Horizons: earning bells, hybridizing flowers, how to get cool DIY projects and more! Come play a favorite game with two of your favorite directors!

The Art of Super Smash Bros.

taught by Christian R. Black
All Ages
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Are you a gamer? Do you consider yourself a Smash expert? Take this course to improve your game, find your main character, dive into combos and powerups, and become a Smash Master!

At-Home Craft Cocktails with Bethany & Connor

taught by Bethany and Connor Bourland
Adult ONLY
Tuesdays 7:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Spouses Bethany and Connor share a love of many things: theatre, Disney, dogs…but most importantly, a well-crafted cocktail! Connor has extensive knowledge of cocktail recipes, techniques, and trends. Bethany has extensive knowledge that Connor makes great cocktails. Each week we will cover a different liquor and corresponding cocktail recipes. Making the cocktails along with Connor is not required but we will provide an ingredients list 48 hours before class if you want to join in!

If you find yourself asking…

  • Is it easy to expand from the normal vodka soda I make at home?
  • What type of glass should I drink my cocktail from?
  • What is a tincture and is it possible to make them at home?
  • Why would I put an egg or cracked black pepper in my cocktail?

THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!

Bringing Charles Dickens to Life on the Stage

taught by Mike Mazur
All Ages
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Ever since I was cast as Mr. Sowerberry in Oliver (my first show ever!) I have been fascinated with the characters that Charles Dickens has created. From the Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Miss Havisham, Dickens’ gives us a window into the hardships and joys of Victorian England. Dickens’ stories are so theatrical that they have become a mainstay on stages around the world, including NTPA where I am currently directing OLIVER and have been involved with our holiday tradition SCROOGE fro the past 5 years. These classes will look at Victorian society, Charles Dicken’s own experiences, as well as compare Dickens’ to his American counterpoint Mark Twain. Like a Dickens’ story, this class will appeal to young and old alike. Love to have others who have performed Dickens join in the conversation!

Broadway Boot Camp

taught by Cheryl Lowber
Grades 6-Adult
Mondays & Thursdays 5:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Get off the couch and get moving with this total body boot camp style workout! Each session will be different and designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance and strength at ANY level. Led by Resident Director and ACE certified personal trainer, Cheryl Lowber.

**All ages are welcome, but course will be most suited for middle schoolers and up! Parents welcome, too!! 🙂

***Before beginning any physical fitness program, it is recommended to first clear it with your doctor.

Broadway Brunch with Mike

taught by Mike Mazur
All Ages
Sunday, May 31, 1:00 PM
$9.99

Do you like Broadway? Do you like Harry Potter? Then you NEED to join us for Broadway Brunch! Our own Mike Mazur will be interviewing actress Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, who originated the role of Moaning Myrtle in Broadway’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Lauren will talk about her journey from high school to college to Broadway and is happy to answer questions about auditioning, getting an agent, and life in Harry Potter (She actually met J. K. Rowling!).

Lauren earned her BA in Musical Theatre from California State University – Chico (Where she played Maureen in RENT – directed by Mike Mazur!) and went on to earn her Master’s in Acting at Columbia University. She appeared Off-Broadway in HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and loves performing Shakespeare.

Conspiracy Theories

taught by Will Stotts and Jacob Hemsath
Grades 6-Adult
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Was the moon landing fake? Is the Illuminati real? Why does Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza seem a little sketchy? These questions may never be answered, but if you take Will Stotts and Jacob Hemsath’s Conspiracy Theories class, you will get to discuss these, along with other conspiracies. You many even have your own conspiracy that nobody has shed light on before! Bring what you’ve got, or just come to learn and have fun!

Disney Villains Appreciation

taught by Bethany Bourland
All Ages
Mondays 6:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Each week, we will dive into a different Disney Villain. We will discuss the history of the villain, play related trivia, and celebrate our favorite characters! Your only homework is to watch each movie prior to attending the class. Each week we will vote on next week’s film!

Disney Family Trivia

taught by Lindsey Lederer and Greg McKnight
All Ages
Saturdays 6:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Do you consider yourself a Disney lover? How much do you really know when it comes to Disney Trivia. Join Lindsey Lederer and Greg McKnight Saturdays at 6 pm for a fun filled hour of Disney Trivia! Families are welcome to participate.

Dungeons and Dragons: DM’s guide to the Universe

taught by Gregory McKnight and Denver Danyla
All Ages
Wednesdays & Fridays 5:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Come play D&D – literally let’s play D&D. If you plan to host a game as the DM, this workshop is for you! We will be discussing campaign creation and DM skills – then round robin switching up DM’s for feedback.

Family Karaoke Night

taught by Hannah Brewer
All Ages
Thursdays 6:00 PM
$14.99

“Be Prepared” for the ultimate “Music of the Night” experience. This will be “The Start of Something New” to do with you and your family. We will take you “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with some of your favorite musical classics. Bring the whole family together for a fun filled night of “Popular” karaoke hits. One fee per electronic device. Jump into this event any time between 6:00-7:00 PM for as long as works for you and your family. Send any of your top favorites to hbrewer@ntpa.org.

“Good Guys vs Bad Guys” Adaptive Performance Dance

taught by Jasmine Mathew
All Ages
Wednesdays 5:00 PM
$14.99/session
A la carte

The world is your stage! Come dance with us! This awesome adaptive performance dance class is taught by a Recreation Therapist who is trained in adaptive dance and aims to include students of any ability and any need. We will encourage students to use critical thinking and develop interpretive dance methods to describe “good guys” vs “bad guys”. It is a fun way to explore personal growth, physical exercise and appearances! The class may use dance techniques including jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, broadway, ASL, or Bollywood. All choreography will be adapted to each student’s needs and goals. Examples of goals that can be worked with are crossing midline, flexibility, and social skills. The performance for this class will be on the last day of class virtually.

Harry Potter Read-Along

taught by Kally Duncan
All Ages
Monday-Friday 3:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Explore the Magical World of Harry Potter as we read through the book series by JK Rowling. We will be learning spells, having costume contests, and doing Harry Potter trivia! Monday-Thursday will be reading the books, and Fridays will be a Harry Potter related activity like learning how to make butterbeer or crafting snitches!

The History of Disney Parks

taught by Hannah Makepeace
All Ages
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Learn about the history of the creation of the Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts- the highs and the lows, including some imagined projects that never came to fruition! In this class you will get to explore what it took to create the 12 Disney Parks Worldwide!

Intro to Drama Therapy

taught by Riley A. Gray
Grades 11-Adult
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Did you know that NTPA has hired a Drama Therapist as the new managing director for Starcatchers? Curious to know what drama therapy is? Join us as we explore the history of drama therapy in the United States, dive into the basic theories and concepts supporting the practice, experience a few drama therapy techniques and approaches, and even learn how to become a drama therapist. Open to adults and high school seniors & juniors interested in pursuing a career in the therapeutic arts or curious about the practice.

Lil’ Performers Storytime & Movement

taught by Hannah Brewer
Ages 2-4
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 PM (30 minutes)
$4.99/session
A la carte

Welcome all preschool and kindergarten adventurers! If your little one is feeling antsy at home, this is the class for you. We will be getting the little ones up and moving with basic exercises to keep your child active indoors. We will also read a story, followed by a show and tell. This will provide a safe social distance and opportunity for the littles to participate in a classroom once again.

Marvel Appreciation

taught by Christian R. Black
All Ages
Fridays 4:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

The Marvel Cinematic Universe. The pinnacle of superheroes and movies galore. Join a class where you can watch Marvel Movies, Shows, & Read Comics, and learn to understand the likes of Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron-Man, The Hulk, and more! Love superheroes? This is the class for you. Part discussion, part movie-watching, all FUN!

Musical Theatre Singing

taught by Kaitlyn Wright and Will Stotts
All Ages
Fridays 1:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Student will learn about the basics of vocal health, how to prepare and choose a strong audition cut, and receive critique from two NTPA directors!

Open-Level Ballet Technique

taught by J. Alexander Langley
Grades 9-Adult
Monday-Fridays 11:00 AM
$9.99/session
A la carte

The techniques found in classical ballet are a foundation for other styles of dance used in musical theatre, including jazz dance, modern dance, and even hip hop dance. Students can progress at their own speed in these classes. Some students may advance faster than others, however these adult classes are open and on-going, meaning that you can drop-in at any time!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Read-Along

taught by Kally Duncan
All Ages
Monday-Friday 1:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

In the land of demi-gods, Greek Gods and Goddesses, there is one boy, Percy Jackson, who can save them all! Come join us as we read through the books of Percy Jackson, starting with The Lightning Thief! We will have trivia, talk about the Greek gods and goddesses, and read Percy Jackson’s journey. Hope to see you at Camp Half-Blood!

Power Hour with Ms. Morgan

taught by Morgan Southard
Grades 6-12
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Experiencing the blahs while stuck at home? Looking for a way to connect with others? Wanting or needing to up your self-care game during this time? This class is for you! Join Ms. Morgan at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays to work on yourself during self isolation. This time together will be part physical activity, part support group, and part healthy habits—with a good dash of fun and inspiration thrown in!

Starcatchers Theatre Appreciation

taught by Nick Mann
All Ages
Mondays 6:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

This is a class made especially for Starcatchers, our performing arts troupe for youth and adults with special needs. We’ll be exploring the fundamentals of theatre. We will talk about heroes and villains, Disney’s movies and songs, theatre warm-ups and games!

Time Flies! Game Night with Kameron & Bethany

taught by Kameron Knott & Bethany Bourland
All Ages
Fridays 5:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Bored and need to pass the time? Great, Kameron & Bethany specialize in fun! Your cruise directors will host the most fun virtual game night every week. Games might include home scavenger hunts, trivia, off-brand Family Feud, charades, Heads Up, & Mafia! Entertainment lovers of all ages are welcome, bring the whole family!

TikTok Dance Class

taught by Kameron Knott
All Ages
Wednesdays 4:00 PM
$9.99/session
A la carte

Are you a savage? Yeah. Class, bougie, ratchet? Yeah. Why don’t you say sooo? Join NYC based choreographer and Tiktok fiend, Kameron Knott, for an hour of Tiktok dance tutorials. We will breaking down all of the viral dances so that you can take your clout to the next level. Students will vote at the end of every class for the 2 dances that we will learn the next week! Get ready to hit the whoa and renegade for your life! Disclaimer: We will be dancing to songs used on the app, non-explicit versions.

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4-Week Series

These classes are available as a 4-week series running for the 4 weeks of May. Students will sign up and pay for the full series at one time. The same students will be present in each class and will learn skills that build on each other each week. Some series classes meet once a week and others meet twice a week. All classes will begin the week of May 4

Ace Your Audition!

taught by Cibby Bowden
Grades 3-8
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 PM
$120
4-Week Session

Ready to be completely confident when you walk in the door for your audition? This is the class where it happens! Covering details from what to wear and what to say and diving into choosing and mastering your monologue – this class will teach you all the tools (and some tricks of the trade!) you will need to never fear an audition again!

The Basics of Directing

taught by Christian R. Black
Grades 6-12
Fridays 11:00 AM
$60
4-Week Session

Want to be a Director? Feel the urge to create onstage? Want to figure out where to start? This courses teaches the Directing Basics: From staging, to text depth, to actors, to executing a vision. Directing should feel like a whirlwind of all of your best gifts. Come learn how to create the best show…and best experience, possible. Both matter!

Beg/Int Ballet Technique

taught by Lauren Kravitz
Grades 6-12
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 AM
$80
4-Week Session

Beg/Int Ballet Technique will focus on strengthening your physical skill and familiarizing you with classical ballet movement. We will spend most of our time focusing on ballet barre exercises, so grab a chair and slip on those ballet shoes or socks. This class will give you the foundational skills you need to succeed in any dance or movement style you want to pursue!

Broadway Happy Hour

taught by Broadway Producer Sally Cade Holmes
Grades 8-Adult
Fridays 6:00-8:00 PM
$160 – 4-week session
STARTING MAY 22

Pull up a stool, pour yourself a beverage, and join Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, Sally Cade Holmes for a fun dive into the ins and outs of Broadway. Learn what it takes to work on Broadway, what exactly a producer does, what it’s like to live in NYC, and meet special guests who all work on the Great White Way! This four-session class will meet once a week for two hours. Each session we will discuss current events, learn about one area of the industry, and then have the opportunity to chat with a special guest. It’ll be just like we’re grabbing a drink at Sardi’s!

Contemporary Dance

taught by Lauren Kravitz
Grades 6-12
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 PM
$80
4-Week Session

Contemporary Dance will explore full-bodied, dynamic choreography set to current popular music. This upbeat class will challenge your musicality, movement memorization, and dynamic range while allowing you to let loose and work up a sweat. We’ll dance to our favorite tunes, strengthen our dancing bodies, and have a good time.

Dance Technique for Musical Theatre

taught by J. Alexander Langley
Grades 6-12
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 PM
$120
4-Week Session

Students will learn the basics of ballet and jazz dance technique to be applied to combinations from iconic dance musicals such as “An American in Paris,” “West Side Story,” and “Newsies.” Prior dance experience not required.

Fun Theatrical Lighting Design You Can Do at Home!

taught by Greg McKnight
Grades 6-12
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 AM
$80
4-Week Session

Grab pappy’s lamps, we’re going to be talking advanced stage lighting techniques and how you can play with them at home!

Horror Movie Appreciation and Analysis

taught by Denver Danyla
Grades 6-12
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 PM
$80
4-Week Session

In this class we will be looking at Horror movies past and and present and dive deep into questions like: How did this movie change cinema forever? What was the director’s intent/what was the overall message of this movie/why does this film exist? Why this choice of cinematography? What are the color schemes and why? What effect, positive or negative, did this film have on society? This movie made you feel these ways, how and why? We will explore what it means to be defined as a Horror Movie and why we as humans are drawn to them time and time again.

Introduction to Jazz Dance Technique

taught by J. Alexander Langley
Grades 6-12
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 PM
$80
4-Week Session

This class is offered to students that have taken some dance classes and have a base technique to build upon. It focuses on center warm-up and stretch, works on technique execution, jazz style, across the floor work, and a simple combination. Come develop your artistry by adding a different style of movement to your training. Work on bringing out the performer in you!!

Readthrough/Analysis

taught by Christian R. Black
All Ages
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 PM
$80
4-Week Session

“Do you love character? Do you love discussing character study, work, and diving into the ins and outs of who they are? Do you get wrapped up into stories and the people in them? This is the course for you! Take a journey and read a play, musical, or classical piece, and have a great discussion about what it means to create a character, and how the best ones came together. Fun for all, and essential for young actors looking for a deeper understanding.”

Shakespeare Readers Series – Macbeth

taught by Aaron Mateo Arroyo
Grades 6-12
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 PM
$80
4-Week Session

Play readings of Shakespeare’s Canon. Though upfront it is a play reading production class, we will dive into the ins-and-outs of character development, text analyze and comprehension of Shakespearean text. If you are a Shakespeare fanatic or just curious of the Complete Works, this is the class for you.

Shakespeare Workshop!

taught by Aaron Mateo Arroyo
All Ages
Mondays 3:00 PM
$40
4-Week Session

The Shakespeare Workshop will be a deep dive into the life and mystery of William Shakespeare. Throughout the workshop we will discuss the ins-and-outs of character development, text analysis and proper comprehension of Shakespearean text. If you are excited about Shakespeare or just curious about life at the Bard, this class is for you.

TikTok, YouTube, Short Video Composition

taught by Christian Black and Greg McKnight
All Ages
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 PM
$80
4-Week Session

Learn short video composition and the art of microfilm!

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