ACTING CLASSES & LESSONS

Our Acting Classes will resume August 2024. If you’re interested in summer programming, check out our Summer Camps!

Dive into the captivating world of acting with our dynamic range of classes and personalized private lessons. Whether you’re a budding talent or an experienced performer looking to refine your skills, our seasoned instructors are here to guide you on your journey to the stage. Unleash your creativity, build confidence, and explore the art of storytelling in a supportive and engaging environment. Join us at First Act Theatre Arts and let your talent take center stage!

For more information on how our classes are structured, visit our Education Overview. For more information about class discounts, visit the First Act Policies page. For Scholarship and Payment Plan Information, visit our Scholarships page. 

Questions about our Trimester Classes or Semester Production Class? Contact Education Director Michelle Evans at michelle@firstactkc.org.

Questions about Private Acting Lessons? Contact Acting Studio Director Jana Latchaw Milbourn at jana@firstactkc.org.

TRIMESTER CLASSES

FALL Trimester Dates:

Mondays: 8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14

Thursdays: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

MONDAYS
6:00-7:30 PM

Evangel Church
1414 E 103rd St.
KCMO, 64131

THURSDAYS
6:00-7:30 PM

Kaw Prairie
Community Church
9421 Meadow View Drive
Lenexa, KS 66227

Go on an adventure with Bluey and Friends as you learn and explore the work of theatre. Students will sing, dance, and create fun characters during this 8 week class.

Through games and exercises, students are introduced to collaborative play and ensemble building skills, the foundational elements of storytelling, and improvisation.

This class encourages students to become more spontaneous, creative, playful, and imaginative, all while developing valuable theater and interpersonal skills.

This class gives fun, foundational training in singing, acting, dancing, and performance technique. Voice production and projection will be developed as well as movement, choreography, and stage presence with Golden Age musical theatre material.

This class encourages students to become more spontaneous, creative, playful, and imaginative, all while developing valuable theater and interpersonal skills.

SEMESTER PRODUCTION CLASS

FALL SEMESTER MONDAYS:

8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, Performance on 12/7

MONDAYS
6:00-7:30 PM

Evangel Church
1414 E 103rd St.
KCMO, 64131

Students will audition, rehearse, and perform Madagascar Jr. during this 14 week Production Class. This class is perfect for the students who cannot commit to a regular season show OR someone who wants an extra performance opportunity!

PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS

FALL SEMESTER STUDIO HOURS:

8/18, 9/8, 9/29, 10/13, Recital on 10/27

First Act Studio (Studio Hour) 6800 W 153rd St. Overland Park, KS 66223

Sundays 2:45-4:15 PM
(Studio Hours)

Various Locations (Private Lessons)

Various Times (Private Lessons)

Each student will take private lessons over a 14-week semester, with a total of 6 hours of private acting instruction, that may be broken down into 30 or 60-minute sessions. In addition, these students will meet 4 times for 90-minutes at the First Act Studios to have “Studio Hour.” In this time, each student will have the opportunity to participate in a combined class setting. This time will allow learning from each other as a group and from multiple instructors. At the end of the semester, each student will perform in a recital.

This class is highly recommended for ages 12-18. If students are just beginning their acting journey, we highly recommend they take one of trimester season acting classes.

Acting Recital will be on Sunday, October 27th. Time and Location are TBD.

Note: First Act Credits CANNOT be used on Private Lessons. 

Visit our Policies Page to learn more about private lesson procedures.

Each student will take private lessons over a 14-week semester, with a total of 6 hours of private acting instruction, that may be broken down into 30 or 60-minute sessions. These students will not attend studio hour classes or participate in the recital. Perfect for students with busy schedules!

This class is highly recommended for ages 12-18. If students are just beginning their acting journey, we highly recommend they take one of trimester season acting classes.

All lessons purchased through this package should be completed by October 27th, unless otherwise designated by your instructor.

Note: First Act Credits CANNOT be used on Private Lessons.

Visit our Policies Page to learn more about private lesson procedures.

Pre-Professional Training Track

At First Act Theatre Arts we acknowledge that some students are seeking performing arts training with the mindset that this will be a career path for them. Gearing up for the competitive college audition process and the world of professional performing arts takes a lot of preparation and training during the high school years. In an effort to better serve those students we have created a few training guides to help you select your courses each session. If you have any question about the training guides or wish to speak further with a professional please email Education Director Michelle Evans.