The Premier Program
Ages 4-6 yearS
Young children have the most incredible imaginations! They love to explore, are naturally creative, and The Stage School has the perfect program for our youngest performers!
The Premier Program is a 90 minute program, in which each student takes a 30 minute acting class, a 30 minute singing class, and a 30 minute dance class. Your child’s instructor will help your child develop the core fundamentals of acting, singing, and dance.
They engage kids through a variety of fun activities and create a safe, positive, and fun learning environment so that each child is comfortable exploring their natural creative abilities. At the end of each term, The Premier Program performs a showcase highlighting the skills they have developed in singing class, acting class, and dance class
WINTER/SPRING 2019 TERM
This term, students will rehearse and perform “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”, a delightful new musical based on the Emmy-award winning children's television program created by Fred Rogers. The story features Mr. Rogers and the children taking a ride on Trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where they meet up with Queen Sara Saturday, King Friday, Daniel Striped Tiger, and Mr. McFeely-all while singing and dancing the positive music and messages of one of the most beloved children’s shows of all time. Performance will take place on the last day of term.
Saturdays 9:30am-11:00am January 19 - May 11 Saturdays 2:30pm-4:00pm January 19 - May 11 Thursdays 1:00pm-2:30pm January 17-May 9
No class Thursday March 28 or Saturday March 30
Tuition can be paid in three equal installments
Location for Saturday classes:
The Centennial Activity Center
100 S. Western Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Location for Thursday class:
Maine Park Leisure Center
2701 W. Sibley St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Enrollment is now closed for the Winter/Spring Session. Fall enrollment will begin in August.
Please click on the link below for info about our upcoming Summer camps!
Music plays such an important role in our lives. Getting your kids involved in singing classes has tremendous benefits. The Premier Program’s singing class teaches kids the fundamentals of using their voice properly, rhythm, timing, and singing with a group. Additionally, singing classes for children help ease stress, boost confidence, and help develop self-expression.
Kids have an incredible amount of energy! They naturally love to express this through dance. The Premier Program’s dance class allows each child to learn about themselves and the world through movement. Children will learn balance and coordination, fine tune gross motor skills, learn to use their bodies as an expressive tool, plus have an incredible amount of fun while learning cool new dance moves!
A child’s imagination knows no bounds! In the Premier Program’s acting class, children begin learning about dramatic exploration through fun activities, storytelling, improvisation, and character development. Acting class also helps children develop concentration, build language and communication skills, enhance emotional intelligence, and build lasting friendships.
Great question! Once your child is six, they are eligible to be in the Company, however many six year-olds do attend the Premier Program. The goal is to find the program that is the best fit for your child, and allow them to grow and develop where they are most comfortable. You may consider whether your child does better around older children or younger children, or which class is the best fit for your schedule.
The best answer to this is: The program in which your child will have the most fun will be the right program for them. The two week trial period can be a great way to test this out. Let’s say you enroll in the Premier Program, and after two weeks you decide that the Company would be a better fit for your six year-old. You can make a switch to the Company on the third week of the term, as long as a space is still available.
Your child may transfer to the earlier or later class up until the fourth week of the term. After this, students will begin working on the material for their showcase, and it is important that the same children remain in each class.
Yes! Our philosophy at The Stage School is to develop each child’s natural ability through acting, singing, and dance. Our goal is to increase each child’s confidence and allow them to feel comfortable expressing themselves creatively. If your child is shy, or has never taken an acting class, singing class, or dance class, we will work with them to make them feel comfortable and have fun.
All we require is that by the third week of the term, all students are wearing a Stage School t-shirt (which is provided with your enrollment), and either jazz or ballet shoes. We provide all other materials needed for the class and the end of term performance.
Your child’s teacher is always happy to speak with you before or after class regarding your child’s progress. In addition, at the end of each term you will receive a student report that the teacher has filled out for your child. The student report will summarize the material covered in singing class, acting class, and dance class. It will also highlight specific successes your child had, as well as what they would like to work with your child on in the following term.
Not at all! We welcome children of all different levels of experience.