Youth Classes

Stage West youth classes train essential theatre skills, while nurturing each student's innate creativity and talents. Plus, they're fun! Our students develop their artistry with personal mentorship from DFW's highest-caliber theatre professionals. 

Actors Workshop ​| Exploring the Stage for 8-12 Year Olds

Saturdays 10:00–11:00 am ​| Sept 16–Nov 18, 2023
Lauren Riley | $250 for 10 Weeks ​| No class October 7th
Stretch your creativity and discover your inner actor with this class for developing performers. Ensemble building, improv, pantomime, acting exercises and scene work are combined in this fun and engaging intro to acting. Students will grow their voice and confidence in a supportive and inclusive environment. This semester's theme is HANK THE COWDOG! Family and friends are invited to an in–class sharing on Nov 18. 

The Pops | Musical Theatre for 6th Grade & Up

Monday 5:45–7:15pm | Sept 11–Dec 11, 2023 
Sarah Gay and Hannah Arguëlles | $480 for 12 Weeks
What do ABBA, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson have in common? They all have songs in Broadway musicals! This semester, students will hone their theatre skills and gain stage experience with songs from the biggest phenomenon on Broadway– jukebox musicals! Act, sing and dance your way through the semester in this fun and inclusive class for all levels. The semester will culminate in an exciting performance for family and friends on the Jerry Russell stage, December 11th. Mandatory dress rehearsal December 4th. No class Oct 9 & Nov 20.

Improv! | Theatre Games for 6th Grade & Up

Tuesdays 4:30–5:30 | Sept 12–Nov 14
Siouxsie Easter | $280 for 10 Weeks 
Have fun and exercise your creativity while learning valuable skills in mental focus and public speaking! You will learn both short and long form improvisation exercises. Led by an experienced and skilful teacher, this class encourages students to develop performance skills in an engaging, dynamic and supportive environment. The final session is an improv show for friends and family to enjoy!

The Art of Directing | Special Skills for 8th Grade & Up

Wednesdays 5:00–7:00pm | Nov 29–Dec 13, 2023
Alejandro Saucedo | $180 for 3 Workshop Sessions
Calling all future directors! Explore your ability to create and inspire while discovering what it takes to be a successful leader. Using devised pieces from resident playwright Rob Bosquez’s Panther City Serenade, students will explore the art of directing, from casting to script analysis to the principles of staging and everything in between. 

Teen Audition Prep Class | Musical Theatre Coaching for 11-12th grade

Sundays 6-8:30pm  | August 4th, 2023 - January 21st, 2024
Sarah Gay and Hannah Arguëlles and Cody Dry  | $1500 Payment plan available

This boutique six month program is for rising Juniors and Seniors who envision a future on stage beyond the high school leve and syncs up with college audition and callback season to provide support just when you need it. Click below to see the particular dates this class meets, learn more about your instructors and more. 

THE 2023-24 COHORT IS FULL. Want to join us next year? Let us know here: 2024-25 Teen Audition Prep Interest Form

Important Policy Info

  • Price includes a non-refundable 7.5% processing fee. 
  • Full refund (less processing fee) available up to 48 hours before the first class session.
  • Pro-rated refund (less processing fee) available up to session #2 for classes that run 4-8 weeks.
  • Pro-rated refund (less processing fee) available up to session #3 for classes that run 9-12 weeks.
  • Any client who misrepresents info about the student being registered waives their right to a refund.
  • Before registering a student outside the program's age range, email education [at] to make your request

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