Acting, Singing and Dancing Classes for Children of all Ages
The Stage School provides a unique experience for each student. In both The Company (6-16 years) and The Premier Program (4-6 years) all students receive equal instruction in acting, singing, and dance.
In our acting classes, children explore the creation of a character through voice, movement, and imagination. Our acting instructor works with each student through creative role play, improvisation, performance text, and other fun activities.
In our singing classes, children will learn to understand and how to use their voice. We focus on skills such as projection, diction, singing on pitch, enhancing vocal range, rhythm, and vocal dynamics.
Dance classes allow children to learn about themselves and the world through movement. In our dance classes, children will develop balance, coordination, proper placement of arms and feet, timing, rhythm and how to express their body through movement.
Additionally, The Stage School offers after school classes in Creative Drama and Acting and Improvisation. We are thrilled to partner with both the Park Ridge and Oakbrook Terrace Park Districts to provide exceptional programming in the performing arts!
For Ages 4 to 6 Years Old
Our Premier Program teaches the fundamentals of acting, singing, and dance to students between 4-6 years of age. In this 90 minute class, students will build core skills, develop poise, enhance their imagination, make new friends, and have fun! Each term ends with a performance in which students showcase their skills.
Saturdays 9:30am to 11am or 2:30pm to 4pm
Thursdays 1pm to 2:30pm
For Ages 6 to 16 Years Old
Students in The Company attend for three hours. Students are grouped by age into small classes, so that they receive the maximum amount of individual attention and learning opportunities. All students attend an hour-long class in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines: drama, voice, and dance. As they develop their skills in these areas, students gain confidence and grow in self-expression, all while having fun and making new friends. Students perform for friends and family at the end of each term.
Saturdays 10am to 1pm
For Ages 5 to 8 Years Old
Give you child's imagination a boost! In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of drama through engaging games and imaginative play. Students will develop core skills such as speaking clearly in front of an audience, vocal projection, creating a character, concentration, and teamwork. Students will present a showcase of their work on the last day of term.
For Ages 8 to 12 Years Old
Students dive into the art of acting through engaging games, scene work, and improvisational exercises. This class will focus on core skills such as proper vocal projection, diction, building a character, learning to use their bodies as expressive tools, and creating a story using improvisation. Fun and hilarity will certainly ensue! Parents are invited to join us on the last day of term for a showcase of the students’ work, and to join in on some of our favorite improv games!