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Explore YouthWorks Academy 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 Academy program teaches life-skills, enriches self-esteem, and broadens horizons.

2016 Youth Works Academy Brochure 

Intro to Musical Theater
This class is designed to help students improve and enrich their musical theater vocal 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.
Ages 7-11. Saturdays 10:00am – 11:00am. Sessions begin January 9 (no class March 5 and 19), ends March 26. Cost $175.00

Teen Musical Theater Voice
In this teen-only class, students will continue to explore the relationship between voice and breath with character and singing. Emphasis will be placed on auditioning for musical theater productions as well as on solo and duet vocal work.
Ages 12 – 17. Saturday 11:15am – 12:15pm. Sessions begin January 9 (no class March 5 and 19), ends March 26. Cost $175.00

Home School Playmakers Presents “Fractured Fairytales”
Join us for a special day time class! Students enrolled will be cast in a zany and wacky retelling of some of the most familiar fairytales but with a definite twist. This class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.
Ages 7 – 17. Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm. Sessions begin January 14, ends March 17. Cost $195.00

Acting 101
What’s a monologue? Where is downstage? How do I create a character? All of these questions and more will be explored in this beginning acting class. Students will be given an overview of acting and its many parts and pieces. This class is perfect for the young performer still navigating the world of the theater and for those with no experience.
Ages 7 – 11. Thursdays 4:15pm – 5:15pm. Sessions begin January 14, ends March 17. Cost $175.00

Acting for the Stage
Our teen acting class will focus on auditions, monologues and duet scene work. Actors will learn how to explore a script for character clues and break down a monologue into a workable piece. This class will be a great continuation for some performers and a wonderful introduction for those just getting their feet wet in the acting world.
Ages 12 – 17. Thursdays 5:20pm – 6:20pm. Sessions begin January 14, ends March 17. Cost $175.00



Return completed  REGISTRATION FORM to Theater Works’ Box Office in
person or by mail at 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345
OR Call (623)815-7930
OR Scan and Email to Chris Hamby

PLEASE NOTE: Academy classes require a minimum of 8 students for a class to take place.
If registered for a class that is cancelled all monies will be fully refunded.
Academy classes culminate with a classroom sharing or performance of understanding for friends and family to attend.
Classes held at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Theater Works youth programs are specially geared towards fostering young performers in developing and honing their acting and stage presence skills.  Focus is on building confidence through individual and group achievements. YouthWorks offer a wide range of programs for aspiring actors with varying degrees of skill and experience. Year round  plays, musicals, workshops, camps and special productions are offered to youth ages 3 to 18 years of age. YouthWorks’ professional teachers believe there is a place for everyone to be involved. The Youth Theater has many openings for actors, technicians, directors, and organizers.



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