CLASSES

The Academy offers the best experience in performing arts education, including Musical Theatre Productions, Musical Theatre Training, Dance for Musical Theatre, Group Voice for Musical Theatre, and Ballet.

For all of these classes, please make sure to check out the Important Dates page to see extra rehearsals, performance dates, and more!

And, if you want to know more about the awesome Instructors who’ll be working with you, see our Instructors page.

MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

All the world’s a stage, and students in our Musical Theatre Production classes become more skilled and confident players as they learn the fundamentals of musical theatre, taught by some of the best working professionals around.

Students in 3rd-12th grade (divided by age groups) develop a broad range of Musical Theatre skills, including acting, singing, dancing, character development, production design, and much more in weekly classes. To culminate the class experience, students share what they learn in productions in the Leishman Hall and on the Barlow Mainstage at CenterPoint Theatre.

Please note that in addition to regular class times, there will some Friday and/or Saturday rehearsals. The dates for these can be found on the Important Dates link at the top of this page, or in the Menu. You’ll also receive a schedule for your specific class once you are registered.

Attendance at tech and dress rehearsals and all performances is mandatory, in order for your child to participate in the class. These dates are also available on the Important Dates page. Please double check these dates to ensure your availability BEFORE you register for a specific session.

 

Musical Theatre Production for High School (9TH-12TH GRADE)

Instructors are Danny Inkley, Bailee DeYoung, Tara Wardle, Kristina Boler. Be Fearless performed in November and Urinetown performed in May in the Leishman Hall. Also perform in the Academy Showcase on the Barlow Mainstage in May. $80 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; $15 costume fee.

SESSION 11 – Tuesdays, 3:45-5:45 PM 

Performance Dates: Be Fearless, November 9-11; Urinetown, April 20, 22, 24, 26, 28

SESSION 12 –Tuesdays, 4:45-6:45 PM

Performance Dates: Be Fearless, November 9-11; Urinetown, April 21, 22, 25, 27, 29

SESSION 13 –Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45 PM

Performance Dates: Be Fearless, November 16-18; Urinetown, May 5, 8, 10, 12, 13

SESSION 14 –Wednesdays, 4:45-6:45 PM

Performance Dates: Be Fearless, November 16-18; Urinetown, May 6, 9, 11, 13, 15

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Musical Theatre Production for Juniors (7TH-8TH GRADE)

Instructors are Kristin Callor, Addison Welch, Angie Call, Annie Ferrin. Once Upon a Mattress: Youth Edition performed in January-February and a Music Through the Decades performed on the Barlow Mainstage in May.  Also perform in the Academy Showcase on the Barlow Mainstage in May. $80 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; $15 costume fee.

SESSION 7 – Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45 PM

Performance Dates: Once Upon a Mattress, January 19-21; Music Through the Decades, May 11-13

SESSION 8 – Wednesdays, 4:45-6:45 PM

Performance Dates: Once Upon a Mattress, January 12-14; Music Through the Decades, May 11-13

SESSION 9 – Thursdays, 3:45-5:45 PM

Performance Dates: Once Upon a Mattress, February 2-4; Music Through the Decades, May 11-13

SESSION 10 – Thursdays, 4:45-6:45 PM

Performance Dates: Once Upon a Mattress, January 26-28; Music Through the Decades, May 11-13

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Musical Theatre Production for Elementary (3RD-6TH GRADE)

Instructors are Megan Call, Dylan Watson, Mailee Halpin, Brooke Liljenquist, Sal Duncan. Some Imagination, Huh? performed in October-November and Newsies Jr performed in March-April in the Leishman Hall.  Also perform in the Academy Showcase on the Barlow Mainstage in May. $80 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; $15 costume fee.

SESSION 1 – Mondays, 3:45-5:15 PM

Performance Dates: Some Imagination, Huh?, October 24-26; Newsies Jr, March 23-25

SESSION 2 – Mondays, 5:15-6:45 PM

Performance Dates: Some Imagination, Huh?, October 24-26; Newsies Jr, March 30-April 1

SESSION 3 – Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 PM

Performance Dates: Some Imagination, Huh?, October 6-8; Newsies Jr, February 22-24

SESSION 4 – Tuesdays, 5:15-6:45 PM

Performance Dates: Some Imagination, Huh?, October 6-8; Newsies Jr, March 2-4

SESSION 5 – Fridays, 2:00-3:30 PM

Performance Dates: Some Imagination, Huh?, October 17-19; Newsies Jr, March 9-11

SESSION 6 – Fridays, 3:45-5:15 PM

Performance Dates: Some Imagination, Huh?, October 17-19; Newsies Jr, March 16-18 

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Performing Arts (1ST-2ND Grade)

Through engaging activities that include storytelling, music, stage movement, and creating characters, students explore the foundations and techniques of effective performance in this class designed to give first and second grade students a foundation in the performing arts. The students participate in two in-class performances during the year to round out the meaningful learning experience. Instructed by Jessica Moon and Ann Bradley. $55 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee: $15 costume fee.

Thursdays 4:45-5:45 or 5:45-6:45.

Performance Dates: October 27, January 19, May 18.

 

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 Sing, Act, Play (Ages 4-5)

Sing, Act, Play offers young students ages 4 through kindergarten an engaging introduction to theatre through drama, music, movement, and visual art. Twice a year, students share what they learn in in-class performances. Instructed by Jessica Moon and Ann Bradley. $55 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee: $15 costume fee.

Thursdays 4:00-4:45.

Performance Dates: October 27, January 19, May 18.

 

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MUSICAL THEATRE TRAINING

Our Musical Theatre training classes are designed as supplements to your participation in Musical Theatre Productions classes, or as stand-alone classes. Your involvement in these classes will help you level up in your knowledge, skills, confidence, and competence as a musical theatre performer.

 

Musical Theatre Auditioning (GRADES 7TH-12TH)

This is one we hear about all the time, and we’re so excited to offer it. Want to get better at auditioning? This is for you! Nail every audition with the best training around in our Auditions class! This class will focus on learning and perfecting the skills needed to feel confident at a musical theater audition. We will cover everything; creating a resume, headshots, building your audition songbook, making an audition cut, performing your audition piece, nailing readings and monologues and everything in between. You’ll come out of this class prepared with everything you need to maximize your opportunities in your next audition, and with the skills to tackle all the auditions in your future. Instructor is Jana Plowman.

This is a 16-week course, offered once in Fall and once in Spring.

Fridays 5:30-6:30 PM; Aug 26-Dec 16

Fridays 5:30-6:30 PM; Jan 6-Apr 14

$55 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee:

Final Performance on the last day of each Session.

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Backstage! (Ages 14-18)

Backstage lets you get your hands on all areas of Musical Theatre by working on the actual Mainstage and Academy shows at CenterPoint Theatre, directly with the professional staff that make the shows happen!

You don’t need any experience at all to take the class. We’ll provide the instruction and experience at whatever level you bring, and you’ll end up being proficient in all the areas of theatre that make a show happen.

You’ll get a chance to work on set design and construction, lighting design, sound design, building props, sewing costumes, and creating awesome theater magic. Every week you will work on the backstage elements of CenterPoint’s Mainstage productions and CenterPoint Academy’s productions, getting real hands-on experience with working professionals. Safety equipment and supervision will always be provided and closed-toed shoes are always required.

Students from this class will be considered first for paid employment for technical staffing needs on Academy and Mainstage shows (must be 16 or older to apply) and will also gain the skills to be employed in other theaters.

Instructors are Jana Plowman, Derek Walden, Truxton Moulton, Silas Stott, Janell Roundy, Cynthia Klumpp. $80 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; $15 costume fee.

Mondays 4:30-6:00.

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Acting for The Stage (Ages 12-18)

A class where you can focus on acting for the stage. Acting and only acting. Designed to strengthen your acting chops for all your theatre endeavors – musical theatre, plays, and anything else. Acting is the one thing that pulls all of theater together. Singing, dancing, monologues, scenes, musicals, straight plays… All of it needs the basic skill of acting. In this class you’ll learn the best way to analyze and break down a script. You’ll learn the process of dissecting and creating a character. You’ll gain confidence and understanding in your acting abilities through working and performing monologues and scenes. You’ll develop the approach for acting that works best for you. This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to push their stage acting abilities to the next level. Instructors are Jana Plowman and Chelsea Marsden. $55 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee.

Thursdays 4:30-5:30

Performance Dates for Acting for the Stage: April 14

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Auditioned Shows 

The Academy is producing the following Auditioned Shows in 2022-2023:

Into the Woods (9th-12th grade).

Director: Lindsea Garside; Music Director: Jonathan McDonald; Stage Manager: Megan Call. Auditions: June 4. Performance Dates: September 9-17.

 

Into the Woods Jr (5th-8th grade).

Director: Kate Rufener; Music Director: Tara Wardle; Stage Manager: Chelsea Marsden. Auditions: July 9. Performance Dates: September 24-29.

 

Les Miserables School Edition Staged Concert (7th-12th grade)

Director: Jared Haddock; Music Director: Jessica Rampton; Stage Manager: Megan Call. Auditions: October 1. Performance Dates: December 9-20.

 

12 Angry Jurors Staged Reading (7th-12th grade)

Director: Carol Madsen; Stage Manager: Chelsea Marsden. Auditions: January 4. Performance Dates: February 9-11.

 

Bright Star School Edition Staged Concert (7th-12th grade)

Director: Bre Welch; Music Director: Bailee Morris; Stage Manager: Kristin Callor. Auditions: February 10. Performance Dates: March 20-April 1.

 

These shows will be audition-based, meaning that not everyone who auditions will be cast. Auditions for these shows are open to the general public, not just current Academy students. And while these are open to the general public, these shows are designed to supplement, but not replace, your weekly Musical Theatre classes. Casting decisions are at the sole discretion of each production team, and there’s no guarantee of being cast in any specific show. We expect there to be great turnout for these auditions, and it’s impossible to foresee what casts will look like. We recommend you see these as great opportunities, but not to plan your year around just these shows.

$175 one-time tuition, charged only to those cast in each show following Auditions.

 

DANCE

Dance for Musical Theatre

Our awesome dance offering with a musical-theatre focus provides the best training in the types of dance you’ll most frequently use in musicals, and we think you’ll love it! Classes will be taught in age groups that match our Musical Theatre Productions class ages. Our fantastic instructor, Danica Davies, will focus on movement for musical theatre, improving your skills and making you a more rounded, more castable performer.  Juniors and High School students have two options, based on ability level – Level 1 is for beginners, and Level 2 is for Intermediate/Advanced. Sign up for what you think best fits, and we’ll make sure your level is correct during the first couple weeks of class!

$55 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; Costume fee – $60 for child size and $70 for adult size.

Instructor: Danica Davies

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR ELEMENTARY (3RD-6TH GRADE) – Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR JUNIORS, LEVEL 1 (7TH-8TH GRADE) – Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR JUNIORS, LEVEL 2 (7TH-8TH GRADE) – Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL, LEVEL 1 (9TH -12TH GRADE) – Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL, LEVEL 2 (9TH -12TH GRADE) – Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 PM

Performance Dates for Dance for all Musical Theatre Classes: May 19-20

 

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VOICE

Group Voice for Musical Theatre

In the Group Voice for Musical Theatre class, students learn the basics of vocal production and performance in a group setting, including pitch, breathing and tone.  Students perform in two recitals – one in December and one in May. Instructors are Mailee Halpin and Ami Swallow. $45 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee.

GROUP VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (6-8 YEAR OLDS) – Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 PM

GROUP VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (9-11 YEAR OLDS) – Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 PM

GROUP VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (7TH-12TH GRADE) – Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM

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BALLET

Come join our incredible Ballet program, led by Joan Bowles and Sarah Taylor! Detailed, specific instruction is provided to each dancer at every conceivable level, from Pre-Ballet to Advanced Ballet for the most seasoned and trained. We even offer Beginning Ballet for Teens, a class designed for older students who didn’t get started young but still want the awesome experience Ballet can offer.

Classes focus on technique, combinations, training, and (upper levels) Pointe work, strength building, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace, confidence, and stage presence. Ballet classes culminate with ballet performances on the CenterPoint Main Stage in the Spring.

Not sure which class to register for? Email Sarah@travelwt.com with the following information and we can help:

Do they have any ballet experience? If so, how many years?

Have they danced recently? If they danced in the Davis County area, which school did they attend?

If you are new to our program and wishing to join our 4th or 5th Position class, we require a placement class. Please contact Sarah@travelwt.com to set up a time.

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Pre-K & Kinder Ballet. Mondays 11:00-11:45 AM or 1:00-1:45PM

Ages 3-6. An introduction to movement and ballet fundamentals. No previous ballet training necessary. Weekly classes incorporate creativity, rhythm, musicality, expression, confidence, and stage presence. Performance opportunities included. $55 monthly tuition; $50 annual materials fee; costume fee – $60.

 

1st Position Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM                                                                       

Specific Dress Code Leotard required for dancers in this class.

This class includes Basic Ballet I, Basic Ballet ll, Basic Ballet lll & Beginning Ballet I

Basic Ballet l: For ages 6 & 7. An introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique, steps, and terms. No previous ballet training necessary. Weekly classes focus on correct posture, positions, musicality, flexibility, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Basic Ballet II: For ages 7 & 8. A progression of the fundamentals of ballet technique, steps, and terms. 1-year previous ballet training suggested. Weekly classes focus on correct posture, positions, musicality, flexibility, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Basic Ballet III: For ages 8 & 9. Reinforcing and building on fundamental ballet technique. 1+ year previous ballet training suggested. Weekly classes focus on body placement, musicality, flexibility, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Beginning Ballet I: For ages 7 & 8. Ballet technique for those who have always wanted to take ballet. No Previous ballet training necessary. Dancers learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Weekly class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations, building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace confidence, and stage presence.

Performance opportunities included. $55 monthly tuition; $50 annual materials fee; $60 costume fee

 

 

2nd Position Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM                                                                                                  

Specific Dress Code Leotard required for dancers in this class.

This class includes Academic I, Academic Ballet II, Academic Ballet III & Beginning Ballet II

Academic I: For ages 9 & 10. A continued progression of the fundamentals of ballet technique, steps, and terms. 1+ year previous ballet training suggested. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Weekly classes focus on correct posture, positions, musicality, flexibility, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Academic Ballet II: For ages 10 & 11. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique, steps, and terms. 1+ year ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Weekly classes reinforce and build on fundamental ballet technique, focusing on body placement, musicality, flexibility, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Academic Ballet III: For ages 11 & 12. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique, steps, and terms. 2+ years ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment Weekly classes reinforce and build on fundamental ballet technique, focusing on body placement, musicality, flexibility, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Beginning Ballet II: For ages 8-11. Ballet technique for those who have always wanted to take ballet or want to brush up on previous technique. No previous ballet training necessary. Dancers learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Weekly class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations, building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace confidence, and stage presence.

Performance opportunities included. $55 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; $60 costume fee

 

3rd Position Mondays 3:30-4:30 PM                     

Specific Dress Code Leotard required for dancers in this class.

This class includes Beginning Ballet Teen

Beginning Ballet Teen: For ages 12-18+. Ballet technique for those who have always wanted to take ballet or want to brush up on previous technique. No previous ballet training necessary. Dancers learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Weekly class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations, building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace confidence, and stage presence.

Performance opportunities included. $55 monthly tuition; $50 annual materials fee; $70 costume fee 

 

4th Position Mondays 5:00-6:30 PM & Thursdays 3:30-5:00 PM

Specific Dress Code Leotard required for dancers in this class.

This class includes Intermediate I, Intermediate ll, Intermediate III & Intermediate IV

Intermediate I & II: For ages 11-13. Classes incorporate a progression of ballet technique and curriculum. 3+ years ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Twice a week classes focus on building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace, confidence, and stage presence. Classes include Pre- Pointe & beginning Pointe work.

Intermediate III: For ages 12-14. Classes incorporate a progression of ballet technique and curriculum. 3+ years ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Twice a week classes focus on building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace, confidence, and stage presence. Class includes Beginning Pointe work.

Intermediate IV: For ages 13-16. Classes incorporate a progression of ballet technique and curriculum. 3+ years ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Twice a week classes focus on building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace, confidence, and stage presence. Class includes Intermediate Pointe work.

Performance opportunities included. $110 monthly tuition; $50 annual materials fee; $70 costume fee

 

5th Position Mondays 2:45-4:15 PM Fridays 2:45-4:15

Specific Dress Code Leotard required for dancers in this class.

Intermediate V: For ages 14-16. Classes incorporate a progression of ballet technique and curriculum. 3+ years ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Twice a week classes focus on building combination retention, strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace, confidence, and stage presence. Class includes Intermediate Pointe work.

Advanced Ballet: For ages 16-18+. Ballet technique for students who have mastered basic ballet technique. 4+ years ballet training prerequisite. Evaluation or Placement class required prior to enrollment. Twice a week classes incorporate intermediate to advanced ballet technique, combinations, choreography, and Pointe work, continuing to build strength, flexibility, body placement, musicality, grace, confidence, and stage presence.

Performance opportunities included. $110 monthly tuition; $50 annual materials fee; $70 costume fee

 

Focused Skills I- Point Prep. Mondays 6:30-7:00 PM

Focused Skills I: For ages 11-18. This once-a-week class for levels Intermediate III-Advanced is in addition to regular classes and is designed to enhance a dancer’s technique in specific skill areas. Each week’s class will focus on core strength training, foot and ankle strengthening, and steps to help the dancer improve aptitude, method, stamina, and accuracy in particular movements.

$55 monthly tuition

 

Focused Skills II Mondays 4:15-5:00 PM

Focused Skills II: For ages 12-18. This once-a-week class for levels Intermediate III-Advanced is in addition to regular classes and is designed to enhance a dancer’s technique in specific skill areas. Each week’s class will focus on a step(s) to help the dancer improve aptitude, method, stamina, and accuracy in that particular movement

$55 monthly tuition