YWA  (Pronounced Y-Way)


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Story Drama Adventures

This class allows students to play with their favorite stories and picture books through theatre, crafts, song, and dance. Growing artistically and socially, campers are encouraged to let their imaginations go wild and harness their creativity to collaborate with others. Students will become the characters in the story, using critical thinking skills and early literacy skills to reenact the story and speculate what will happen next. Each class will contain Arizona State Standards for Early Childhood preparing your child for Kindergarten and hopefully igniting a lifetime passion for literature and reading.

Intro to Musical Theater (A & B) 

This course is designed to help students improve and enrich their musical theater skills for auditions and performances. Special focus is placed on teaching students how to connect to the material of their songs through solo, duet and trio work in order to provide the most convincing performances possible.

 Intro to Comedy and Improv

Improvisation is one of the building blocks of great acting technique. This class will serve as an excellent introduction to this acting fundamental. Through games and exercises students will begin to pave the foundation for serious acting and serious fun.

Teen Improv

You don’t have to be a natural comedian to be successful in this class. This hands-on approach is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of improvisational performance. We hope that this class will serve as a training ground for the development of a fall 2015 Teen Improv Troupe. To understand comedy is to understand acting!


Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)

Theater Works

8355 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ

Youth YWA website

Explore YWA arts education classes where students ages 3 to 18 are instructed by local and national professional teaching artists in the various disciplines of performing arts including: voice, acting, improvisation, dance, puppetry, creative drama, and more.  The YWA program teaches life-skills, enriches self-esteem, and broadens horizons.  Classes are also offered for homeschoolers and adaptive students.