We are BACK in action with our Spring Theatre Academy 2022! Through our classes here at Weathervane Playhouse, we encourage students to think outside of the box and use their imaginations to explore, create, learn, and grow. Our classes allow students to gain an understanding and appreciation for the art of theatre while they develop into artists and build confidence that can be translated from the stage to their everyday lives. It is also our goal to provide each and every student with a positive experience that they can cherish for years to come. 

The spring session will be 10 weeks long starting Saturday, March 5th- May 7th. Classes will end with a final presentation on May 7th for students to showcase what they learned!  Classes offered are for ages 5-17 including acting, musical theatre, dance, improv, directing, and tech classes. 

 

How are we keeping students safe? 

  • Mask requirements for teachers,students,and parents/guardians when in the building 
  • Limited number of classes 
  • Cleaning breaks in-between classes 
  • Hand sanitizing stations 
  • Social distancing will be encouraged and practiced when possible 

For more information about our COVID Policies and Education Policies, please review our EDU Handbook

WEATHERVANE'S EDU HANDBOOK 2022


Discounts and Scholarships 

Take advantage of our Early-Rooster pricing until January 28th and our NEW 10% sibling discount. Both will be applied during registration. 

Class Scholarships
Partial-scholarship support is available for classes at Weathervane due to the generous support from the community. To apply, please fill out a scholarship application or call (330) 836-2626 to request an application (via the mail).

All scholarship requests must be received no later than two weeks prior to the start of class. Scholarships are available thanks to our generous donors! To apply for a scholarship, Click Here

   


SPRING THEATRE ACADEMY 2022

***If your class is full, please join our waitlist as we may have spots open up or may be able to add additional classes. If you are on the list, you will be alerted if any changes happen! 

Acting Classes 

Introduction to Acting: Heroes and Villains A   - WAITLIST ONLY 
Ages 5-8
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:00 a.m. 
$180.00 
Learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, character development, and work as a group and gain self-confidence while exploring the opposing characters of Hero and Villains! This class is a great place to learn the basics of theatre, memorizing lines, and performing on the stage. Are you a Hero or a Villain? Come explore with us this spring! 

NEW SESSION ADDED! Introduction to Acting: Heroes and Villains B    
Ages 5-8
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
12:00-1:00 p.m.
$180.00 
Learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, character development, and work as a group and gain self-confidence while exploring the opposing characters of Hero and Villains! This class is a great place to learn the basics of theatre, memorizing lines, and performing on the stage. Are you a Hero or a Villain? Come explore with us this spring! 

 

Introduction to Acting: Take the Stage A  - WAITLIST ONLY (Check out Take the Stage B)
Ages 8-11
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
10:15-11:15 a.m. 
$180.00 
Empower and challenge your child to take the stage. This class is designed for beginning actors, teaching them how to create the actor’s tool box. Students will learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation, and improvisation. Watch as your child gains confidence, self-esteem and a new creative outlet!

                                              

NEW SESSION ADDED! Introduction to Acting: Take the Stage B
Ages 8-11
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:00 a.m. 
$180.00 
Empower and challenge your child to take the stage. This class is designed for beginning actors, teaching them how to create the actor’s tool box. Students will learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation, and improvisation. Watch as your child gains confidence, self-esteem and a new creative outlet!

 

Introduction to Acting: Find your Voice - WAITLIST ONLY (Check out the Youth Improv class)  
Ages 11-17
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
10:30-11:45 a.m. 
$185.00 
This class is designed as an introduction to theatre. Students will tackle improvisation and scripted work in this fun and interactive class. The instructor will lead the students to discover how to portray a character with voice and movement while learning how to interpret the playwright’s textual clues. Join in the fun and learn through theatrical play!

 

Intermediate Acting
Ages 9-15
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
10:30-11:45 a.m.
$185.00
This class is designed for the child who has participated in Introduction to Acting class and was recommended to continue to the Intermediate Acting class, or has equivalent experience on stage. Students will be encouraged to expand on their performance skills to create characters with depth and motivation, work as an ensemble and individually, and use their basic knowledge of theatre vocabulary to interpret the essentials of a scene.  Each student will leave the class with new skills and ready to take on their next performance! *Students must be recommended or get approval to participate in this class. 

 

Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre, Act One  - WAITLIST ONLY  
Ages 5-8
Saturdays, September 18th- November 20th (10 weeks)
10:15-11:15 a.m. 
$190.00 
Develop your singing, dancing, and acting skills in Musical Theatre, Act One! Sing and dance your way through some Broadway standards. Students will work on musical theatre skills through storytelling, group singing, creative and choreographed movement. Our Musical Theatre, Act One class takes our entire core curriculum and puts it to music with an experienced Instructor and Accompanist. Move over Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison, here comes the next Broadway star! *Introduction to Acting is recommended before taking this class.

Musical Theatre, Act Two 
Ages 9-12
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
12:00-1:15 p.m. 
$195.00
Sing, dance and perform in Musical Theatre, Act Two. Designed with the same objectives as Musical Theatre, Act One, but for older and more experienced students, this class challenges experienced students through more complex choreography and solo singing. Learn and explore in this class designed to inspire young actors taught by an experienced instructor and accompanist. You will be flapping, pirouetting and box-stepping your way onto center stage! *Introduction to Acting is strongly recommended before taking this class.

 

Improv Classes 

Youth Improv 
Ages 8-15
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:00 a.m. 
$180.00 
Explore the elements of improvisation and experience the power of play with this introductory improv workshop.  Students will focus on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, active listening, character development, and teamwork.  Join us on the last day as our class puts on a show.  You never know what will happen...that's why it's improv!

 

 

 

Black Box Series

 

Black Box series classes are for students who are ready for a challenge! These classes are reserved for students who have a strong interest in the given topic and are willing to work in and outside of the classroom to accomplish the class objectives. 

Student Requirements:

  • Must be age 10 or older 
  • Must maintain good attendance through-out the session
  • Must be able to meet deadlines given by the teacher and work independently
  • Must fill out a short form telling us why you are interested in the class. 

If approved, you will be emailed a link to register for the class.

Apply for a Black Box Series Class 

Directing Project I/II 
Ages 10 and up 
Saturdays, March 5th- May 7th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:30 a.m.
$195.00
Learn what it’s like to run the show! In this class, students will learn the principles and practices of being a stage director. Students will cast, stage, rehearse, and present short scenes with the assistance of an experienced instructor. Students from the class will also gain the benefit of acting in each other’s scenes. 

 

Techie 101
Teacher: Jack Ina 
Ages 10 and up 
Saturdays, March 5th – May 7th (10 weeks)
11:00-12:30 p.m.
$195.00
Want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes? Students will work with Weathervane’s master electrician to learn about lighting, sound, properties design, basic set design, and more! For their final project, students will be responsible for all the technical aspects of final presentations for each class working with instructors and students to bring their performances to life with technical elements. 

 

 

Have questions about a class? Contact Education Director, Lauren Mathis at lmathis@weathervaneplayhouse.com