TRIMESTER CLASSES

Our trimester classes will be offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions and follow our production seasons. The  Spring session will be 8 weeks long. Classes will be 90 minutes in length from 6:00-7:30 pm and be taught for ages 5-18 on Mondays or Thursdays at off-site locations in the KC area.

Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

SPRING DATES

Monday: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22

Thursday: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

To learn about our class policies, please visit Class Policies.

Monday Classes

Evangel Church
1414 E 103rd St
Kansas City, MO 64131

Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM

Instructor: Paige Miller

This class will explore all the elements that make up musical theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, singing, and movement as well as how to work together in a creative environment. This spring, students will travel to far off place and learn songs from Aladdin, Prince of Egypt, and The Lion King. This class is the perfect introduction to theatre and the performing arts for young students.

*Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

Instructor: Janelle Weber

This class will focus on the foundations of auditioning and grow the skills students need to gain self- awareness, technique, focus, and versatility needed in a variety of audition situations. By having their work reviewed in class, they build self-awareness and technical ​confidence in an audition environment. This course highlights skills needed to thrive in the audition room.​ Students will work on audition material as well as callback cold-reads and audition etiquette. ​Students will leave this class with one 60- second monologue and​/or one 60-second song selection that they could use for future auditions.

*Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

Instructor: Greta Sonnenberg

This class will include training in tone, pitch, rhythm, Solfege, basic note reading, diction, harmony, breath control, ear training and performance. Music that may be studied includes Disney, Broadway, Pop/Rock, Folk and/or Musical Theatre. As students sing together as a group, they are coached on how to harmonize and blend with each other. We aim to provide each student with individual coaching and attention. Group Voice Class is the perfect environment for students to explore, learn about their voice, improve vocals, and build confidence!

*Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

Thursday Classes

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

Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM

Instructors: Becky Ochoa

This class will focus on the foundations of auditioning and grow the skills students need to gain self- awareness, technique, focus, and versatility needed in a variety of audition situations. By having their work reviewed in class, they build self-awareness and technical ​confidence in an audition environment. This course highlights skills needed to thrive in the audition room.​Students will work on audition material as well as callback cold-reads and audition etiquette. ​Students will leave this class with one 60- second monologue and​/or one 60-second song selection that they could use for future auditions.

*Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

Instructor: Kayla Sandusky

This class will focus on character development through fun acting exercises and Improv games. Students will learn how to act with and off-of others to build dynamic scenes. Students will use scenes from preexisting plays as well as write their own scenes with characters they create. This class is great for students of all experience levels.

*Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

Instructor: Maddie Jenkins

This class will include training in tone, pitch, rhythm, Solfege, basic note reading, diction, harmony, breath control, ear training and performance. Music that may be studied includes Disney, Broadway, Pop/Rock, Folk and/or Musical Theatre. As students sing together as a group, they are coached on how to harmonize and blend with each other. We aim to provide each student with individual coaching and attention. Group Voice Class is the perfect environment for students to explore, learn about their voice, improve vocals, and build confidence!

*Trimester classes do not have a final showcase or recital performance.

HEART Production Package

First Act Theatre Arts is pleased to offer an exclusive rate for students currently enrolled in the HEART program. We believe that being part of a production is an integral part of building lifelong skills and want to encourage participation consistently through the year. Students enrolled in the HEART program will be able to choose the “HEART Production Package” option at a rate of $300. This will enable a student in the HEART program to participate in a production without signing up for a class. Classes remain as a full inclusion option for all students and are encouraged as a means of continued growth in the performing arts.

The HEART Production Package will be presented as an option for each session. Selection of one of these packages will let us know that your student is planning on auditioning for one of the respective shows but will not be taking a class.  When auditions are completed and your student is cast, you will NOT be charged the extra production fee of $250. If your student is not cast, your fee will be refunded.

New families to the HEART program will need to contact HEART Coordinator, Maggie Miller at maggie@firstactkc.org to determine eligibility for this option.  Scholarships for classes or camps are available for first time families.