Hampton Arts Performing Arts Classes/Workshop

Fall ’23 Schedule


Fall 2023 Class Schedule Youth

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Program Dates: September 18 – December 17, 2023  

Program Meets: Mondays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Program Costs: $250 ($240 early bird through 9/10) per participant, sibling discounts available

Performance Dates: December 16th @ 6:00pm & December 17th @ 2:00pm (Students must appear in both shows); Each participant will receive two (2) comp tickets

Rehearsal and Performance Location: The American Theatre

Intended Ages: 7 – 17 as of 9/1


Class Descriptions: The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.


Audition Selection: Auditions will take place in the first two classes of the semester. Every student enrolled in the class will receive a role in the show.


The minimum enrollment for the class to make is 10 participants.




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Program Dates: October 3 – November 7, 2023 (6 Weeks)

Participants: 13 – 17 as of 9/1 or 8th grade – 12th grade

Program Meets: Tuesdays from 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Program Costs: $150 ($140 early bird until 9/25)

Maximum Participants:  20

Class Location: The American Theatre


Class Description: Students will learn how to be the Greatest Of All Time and take their acting abilities to new heights. Students will learn techniques from one of the first teachers of theater – Stanislavski. Students will learn about given circumstances, objectives and goals, actions, and tactics. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills through improvisation exercises and scene work. This class is designed for teen actors who want to take their acting abilities to the next level. In this class, students will learn how to break down a monologue, add objectives to scenes, and discover that acting is active.




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Program Date: Saturday, Nov 11

Participants: Kindergarten through 8th grade as of 9/1

Program Meets: 9 am – 3 pm

Program Cost: $80 ($70 early bird until 11/4)

Maximum Participants: 50

Class Location: The American Theatre


Class Description: Come join Phoebus High School Dance Team Sweet Essence as they teach dances for all skill levels. The theme of this workshop is Military, which is very fitting for Veteran's Day. The songs will all have a military or armed forces component. There will also be a Showcase that afternoon at 2:30 p.m. so parents can see what their kiddos have learned. Participants need to wear athletic clothing and either sneakers or jazz shoes. Everyone also needs to bring water and a sack lunch.




Fall 2023 Workshop Schedule Adult

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Program Date: Sunday, Oct 8

Participants: 18+

Program Meets: 1 pm – 3 pm

Program Costs: $65 (early bird $55 until 9/30)

Maximum Participants:  25

Location: The American Theatre


Class Description: We are all familiar with Whose Line Is It Anyway? and now it’s time for it to be your turn! In this fun improvisation taster workshop, participants will learn the structure of improvisation, how to collaborate onstage, and why it’s okay to not always be funny. Students will have the opportunity to participate in games and exercises that build creativity and confidence. Whether you're an aspiring actor, a comedian, a musician, or simply someone looking to enhance your communication skills and embrace the joy of spontaneous creation, this class offers a dynamic and supportive environment to improve your skills




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Program Date: Saturday, Nov 18

Participants: 18+

Program Meets: 10am-noon

Program Cost: $65 (early bird $55 until 11/10)

Maximum Participants: 20

Location: The American Theatre


Class Description: Welcome to the exciting world of directing for theatre! Whether you're a budding director, an aspiring theatre artist, or simply curious about the magic behind the scenes, this class will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted role of a director. During this course, we will explore the fundamental principles and techniques employed by directors to bring a script to life on stage. You will gain a deep understanding of the director's role in shaping the overall vision of a production.            




*If your child falls outside the age restriction for any class and wants to participate email (pamela.schuh@hampton.gov)