YWA  (Pronounced Y-Way)

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.


Fall Class Schedule


Intro to Comedy and Improvisation 7-11 years of age Tom Spraker Wednesday 4:15-5:15pm 10/01/14- 12/10/14   10 Weeks Theater Works


Teen Improv

  12-17 years of age   Tom Spraker   Wednesday 5:20-6:20   10/01/14- 12/10/14   10 Weeks   Theater Works   $115.00

Musical Theater Dance

12-17 years of age TBA Saturdays 9:00-10:00am 10/4/14- 12/13/14   10 Weeks OSB-North Campus



Intro to Comedy and Improvisation Improv 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. To understand comedy is to understand acting!


Musical Theater Dance This class is a must for the musical theater performer! This class will empower you to dance and it will aid you in physical characterizations of any character you are cast to play – musical or non-musical. Learn and/or hone up on skills and combinations that will help you get through any dance audition with confidence!


Peoria Community Center-8335 W Jefferson St Peoria, AZ

Theater Works-8355 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ

One Step Beyond-North Campus- 8877 W Union Hills Drive, Ste. 240 Peoria, AZ