The Bare Necessities of Theater- Minis Class

Introduce your young performer to the world of theater with these exciting videos! Each week a new video will be available for your performer to watch. These instructional videos are interactive, allowing your performer to follow along at their own pace. It is an activity where the entire family can be involved.

Teaching Artist: Denise Parton 

Ages 5 to 8

$75 for a series of 6 videos.


Dance it out with CFTA’s choreographer, Brittany Griffin. Brittany has choreographed countless CFTA and CSA productions including Newsies, Hairspray, Frozen Jr as well as many others! Join this virtual class as Brittany breaks down showstopping songs form some of your favorite musicals!

Ages 10 and up

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:00

$75 per 6 classes

This virtual class intends to establish a foundational knowledge for the student aspiring to be a musician. We will define and apply all the basic terminology that is necessary for a student to read music. Majority of this class will be centered around reciting rhythms, beginner melodic phrases, and writing in the three most common major scales. 

Teaching Artist: Nate Paul 

Ages 8-11

Monday | 4:30 PM

$75 for 6 lessons

Elements of Music 

Mini Choreo

Your mini performer will learn the basics of theater dance in this mini choreo class. Learn moves such as the box step, ball and chain and the pony! Prepare for the Production classes now! These classes are downloadable instructional videos taught by CFTA’s choreographer, Brittany Griffin. Brittany will break down steps for you perform as they learn with the fun upbeat song, The Bare Necessities.

Ages 5-8

$75 for 6 videos

Playwriting Class 

Do you have an epic story inside of you? In this class you will discover the thrill of creating story. Plan your plot and create your conflicts all while introducing amazing characters to tell your story. Whether it’s a mystery, comedy or a beautiful love story, become a playwright and watch your imagination come to life!

Teaching Artist: Denise Parton 

Ages 10 and up

Tuesday | 1:00-1:30 PM

$75 for 6 classes

Glamour and Gore 

Face off in this virtual make up class. In this class we will explore the wonderful world of theatrical make up. Learn how to create fantasy characters, old age, villains, animals and some gory wounds.

Teaching Artist: Denise Parton 

Ages 10 and up

Thursday | 1:00-1:30 PM

$100 for 6 classes

Make up kits will be provided for pick up.

Music Theory and Ear Training 

For the singing actor who is serious about taking their overall ability as a performer to the next level, it is essential to know how to read music and recite it with precision. In this virtual class, we will practice the important skill of ear training and applying that to sight singing music. We will practice rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic dictation, interval identification, and we will apply all of this towards composition and recitation assignments that will be practiced outside of the class and then presented in the class.

If you are under the age of 12, but feel you have the knowledge to be in this class please let the teacher know after you've signed up!

Teaching Artist: Nate Paul 

Ages 12-Up

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 11:00 AM

$100 for 12 lessons

Acting Up 

Join CSA’s first ever, virtual acting class! From stage to the virtually everywhere CSA’s drama continues to thrill! This is a weekly scheduled live class where children can interact online. In this acting class we will discover acting techniques and learn to analyze our script and flesh out our characters! This is a great time of self-discovery!

Teaching Artist: Denise Parton 

Ages 9-12 | Monday | 1:00-1:30 PM

Ages 13-18 | Monday | 2:00 – 2:30 PM

$75 for 6 lessons

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of art that will make your sketchbooks really pop! All projects will be based in drawing and using materials that won’t cause a mess or ruin the kitchen table. Join teaching artist Tabby Loyal to explore color, form, line, shape, space, texture, value and create some truly amazing drawings.

Ages 10 and up

Wednesday | 1:00 PM

$100 for 6 classes

Supplies included and available for pickup

FUNdamentals of Art 

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Online Classes

All classes begin the week of April 13th and run through May 26. 

Join us online while you stay safe at home!

Scholarships Available. Click here for more information. 

We will move the classes to after school hours

at the Center for the Arts if schools resume in person classes.   

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