Winter 2021 Classes

Tuck Everlasting

A Staged Play

by Mark Frattaroli

adapted from the novel by Natalie Babbitt

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30

Ages 9 -18

Fee: $300 or $40 weekly

 In 1880, 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by the rules imposed by her strait-laced family, runs away and discovers the humble Tucks who had accidentally stumbled upon a spring long ago that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but then a sinister stranger in a yellow suit arrives at their door with intentions to steal the immortal water for himself. Ultimately Winnie must choose whether or not to drink the immortal water and join them in an everlasting adventure – or live on in a natural way, living a life full of the ordinary beauty of growth and change.

Production Class

Please note that to continue keeping our students safe, we are resuming with smaller class sizes. Because of this, children who enroll in our Production Class might not make it in. Auditions will determine who remains in the class. So please have your student prepare for their audition. If students enroll in the Production Class and do not make it in, students will be moved into Interactive Murder Under the Big Top or Acting UP.

Audition information will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Classes begin the week of January 11. 

Murder Under the Big Top!

An Interactive Mystery

Mondays 4:30-5:15

Employing detectives ages 10-18

Fee: $125 or $16 weekly


After famed trapeze artist, Dennis Dennison, falls to his death a detective summons all the circus employees to the center ring for questioning! Who killed Dennis? Is it the Ringmaster? The Balloon Man? The Lion Tamer? All of them had motives for wanting Dennis dead!

Students will hone their ability to create a unique character and develop improvisational skills as the act out scenes to solve this fun mystery!


Mondays 5:30-6:30

Ages 9-18

Fee $125 or $16 weekly


This class explores all components of improving your acting skills. Learn the top 10 common mistakes of beginning actors and how to overcome them. Enjoy each session as we dive in and perform sides, monologues, voice overs, and try our hand at improvisation. A fun class for the star to be!

*Act Up is included in Musical Theater 

CSA Tees 


Center Stage Academy Tee Shirts will be available for the winter session. They are $15 each and will be delivered during the class sessions. If you choose to order a shirt, please indicate your child's size on the registration form  - Youth S, M, L or Adult S, M, L, XL. Tee Shirts must be paid in advance. 

Center Stage

Umbrella Academy

Mondays 4:30-6:30

Ages 9-18

Fee: $175 or $22 weekly

All aspiring performers unite in these troubled times to save theater from the impending apocalypse! This class will explore all aspects of musical theater, singing, dancing, and acting. Students will learn choreography to fun songs from the show such as, I think Were Alone Now and Twisting the Night Away. Students will also have fun acting out scenes and creating their own through improvisation. This class is a must for all Umbrella Academy enthusiast!


Minis Class for Young Performers

Mondays or Wednesdays 5:30-6:15

Ages 5-8

Fee: $125 or $16 weekly

Your mini performer will Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo as your performer learns the ins and outs of musical theater!  This intro to theater combines one of the most popular kids tv shows of today with all the moving parts of theater musicals. Why do we sing our stories? Why do we break out in dance? How do you get in a show?  What is an audition? Your performer will have a ton of wacky fun robot style!

Visual Art:

Drawing and Painting

Thursdays 5:00-6:00

Ages 9-18

Fee: $150 (includes materials) or $20 weekly

Explore techniques and media that will really make your art pop! Students will discuss  master works, modern artists and fun techniques to improve your drawings and paintings. Each week will be a new project and the class will end with an art presentation and show. 

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Pay

If choosing the weekly pay option, please indicate so on the registration form. The class fee is still due in full if choosing the weekly pay option and any missed classes will not be discounted from the total amount due. 

Musical Theater

Safety Precautions and Guidelines - Subject to Change with updated CDC Information and Guidelines 

The Center for the Arts is following guidelines set forth in the Tennessee Pledge and CDC Guideines to keep all students, teaching artists and staff safe while taking part in classes. 

Steps Include: 

Temperature checks and screening questions must be answered prior to entering The Center. 

Students and Staff will wear facial coverings at all times. Masks must be provided from home but can be purchased for $2 if lost or forgotten. 

Reduced class capacity to allow for social distancing. 


Food and water fountain access will not be provided. Each student is encouraged to bring a water bottle. 

Parents must wear masks in The Center when dropping off and picking up. 

The Center will remain closed to the public while class is in session. 

A full list of guidelines and precautions is available upon registration or by contacting Denise Parton

Contact Education Director Denise Parton

( or call 615-904-2787 and dial ext 1210) with any questions.

Scholarships Available. Click here for more information. Deadline for applications January 6.

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