Winter Classes 2023 | Ages 3-6

Ages 3-6Grades 1-6Grades 6-12Acting for Adults




Snowy Exploration | Ages 3-6

Mondays, Jan 9-Feb 20 (skip MLK Day, Jan 16) | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Molly Grey Davis & Anna Bowman | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Molly Grey Davis & Anna Bowman| $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.

Saturdays, Jan 14-Feb 18 | 9:45 – 10:45 AM | Lexie West | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.

Channel your child’s endless creative energy into directed dramatic play! Games, stories, music, and poetry inspire character exploration, teamwork, and imagination. This low-pressure environment will ease a child into comfortably being in front of people and expressing ideas to a group. Through games, activities, and songs we can explore group problem-solving, being seen and heard in front of an audience, areas of the stage, and character development. Some theatre exercises and activities are used each session, but teachers are sensitive to the needs of returning students, so these classes are appropriate to take several times to further hone developing skills.

Though there is no official “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills, and terminology. 

Winter Story Drama | Ages 3-6

Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Lexie West | $85 Almost sold out!
Thursdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 5:15 – 6:15 PM | Anna Bowman | $85 Almost sold out!

Great preparation for literacy and problem solving this class allows the students to explore themes, characters, and settings of a different children’s book each week.  Students act-out and perform creatively through the world of the book, but the focus is more on understanding the parts of the book and overcoming obstacles creatively within a group rather than in simple individual performance.  Fantastic for group interaction and socialization while keeping students engaged at solving the conflict presented in the literature.  Great fun and a great foundation for reading.

Though there is no official “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills and terminology. 

Sing! Disney Favorites | K4-3rd

Mondays, Jan 9-Feb 20 (skip MLK Day, Jan 16) | 5:15 – 6:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85 1 spot left!

Is your child always singing and dancing around your home? Let’s channel that creative energy with SING! We will learn the music and fun choreography to some of our favorites from the wide world of Disney! No reading required, but a love of performing is a must! The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material.

Though there is no official “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills and terminology.  If the teacher elects to record the material at the end of the semester—we will send you a recorded link.

3rd Stage – Production | K5-5th

Wednesdays, Jan 4-May 27 (skip March 22) | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Lauren Wilson Stewart | $250
Thursdays, Jan 5-May 27 (skip March 23) | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Molly Grey Davis | $250

For anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage, please watch this Informational Video BEFORE signing up to audition to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to understand the commitment expectations and goals of the class. It also reviews what students can expect in the audition and how to fill out the audition form that you need to bring TO the audition on either Wednesday, January 4 or Thursday, January 5 from 5-6:30pm, as well as what tech week entails (May 20-25) and performance expectations (May 26 & 27).

MANDATORY Auditions for ALL please select one

Wednesday, January 4 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 5 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

You must click the link above to sign up online to receive an audition spot, please also bring a non-returnable photo to the audition and be prepared to list all conflicts with the class schedule (listed below).

The audition will consist of a short test-drive type class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition.  All auditionees will need to bring a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition. You will indicate on the audition form your preference for class day of week (Wednesday or Thursday or Either).  This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction.  Actors who are ready will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.

Cast list will be announced by Sunday, January 8 and those students who are not cast will still be able to enroll in another Winter and/or Spring class.

Class Info
3rd Stage is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.”  Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run.  The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience.  Tuition is $250– payable after casting is announced.  Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick and the assistant director, either Lauren Wilson Stewart or Molly Grey Davis. In addition, they will see young artists (3rd Stage Mentors) take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!

Parents also have the opportunity to see how a child handles a heavier schedule and workload.  They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.”  Everybody learns!

We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction.  At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged as it impacts the whole class! It is wise to check with leaders of other extra-curricular activities and in-school groups to make sure that they can share possible conflicts with you before the audition and are also aware of the dates and times of this commitment. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every class.

WEDNESDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Wednesday January 4-May 27 (skip day on March 22)
THURSDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Thursday January 5-May 27 (skip day on March 23)


SATURDAY, May 20 9:30 AM-12:30 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
MONDAY, May 22 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
TUESDAY, May 23 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
WEDNESDAY, May 24 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
THURSDAY, May 25 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
FRIDAY, May 26 4:45PM 5:30 PM SHOW
SATURDAY, May 27 10:15 AM – Late Afternoon 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM SHOWS

3rd Stage Mentors/Tech Crew for Grades 5-12 – please contact Traysie Amick [email protected] if you are interested in assisting this class each week all the way through the performances.  Mentors come 30 minutes prior to the actual class time (so 4:30 on either Wed or Thur) to help prepare material for the class start at 5pm.  You will act as a mentor to the younger students during the rehearsal process (help with writing down blocking, developing character, rehearsing lines, etc) and become the full run crew for the tech rehearsals and performances.  There is no cost for this learning experience, but YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE SEMESTER with minimal expected absences (none allowed during tech/performances).  (Studio B students — mentoring covers your class assisting AND tech hours requirements for the semester.)