Arts Education

For more information:
Phone: 540-943-9999

Workshops & Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

Unique learning opportunities featuring instruction by local and guest artists.

NEW! Private Music Lessons: Music lessons for any age! Interested in more private instruction? Guest Teaching Artist Donna Rendely Peeler is here to help, for a limited time only! Email education@waynetheatre.org to schedule private lessons in voice, piano, musical theatre coaching or music theory. Each session is $45.
Late Summer/Fall Classes:
Sketch Comedy
Begins Aug. 23
For rising 8th-12th Grade students. Are you a fan of shows like "Saturday Night Live" or "Monty Python"? Shows like those, among others, specialize in sketch comedy, a short piece of writing, designed to make audiences laugh. In this Advanced Improv Sketch Comedy class, students will work with artist Dan Hasty to hone their improvisational and comedy skills through the art of sketch comedy. The work done in this class (and some at home) will culminate in a final performance on the last day of class.
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Beginning Improvisation 
Begins Aug. 24
For rising 6th-12th Grade students. Students will work with artist Dan Hasty to learn the basics of improvisation and will develop the skills of spontaneity, creativity, improvisation, and confidence. The course ends with a demonstration during the final class, and an invitation to audition for upcoming improv performance opportunities through Studio Wayne.
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Zumba® Kids
Begins Aug. 24
For 7-12 year old children. Fitness made fun! Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. Guest Teaching Artist Terrence Bennett will break down the steps, add games, activities, cultural exploration and musical theatre elements into the class structure. Classes also incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness.
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Zumba® Kids JR
Begins Aug. 24
For 4-6 year old children. Fitness made fun! Zumba® Kids JR classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. Guest Teaching Artist Terrence Bennett will break down the steps, add games, activities, cultural exploration and musical theatre elements into the class structure. Classes also incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness.
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Musical Theatre Auditions
Begins Aug. 25
For rising 5th-12th Grade students. Stressed at the thought of auditions? You’re not alone! Students in this class will learn skills and habits to help them approach auditions with confidence! Each student will work with Guest Teaching Artist Donna Rendely Peeler to prepare one monologue and one song of their choosing (16-32 bars). Participants will receive group instruction and individual coaching, and have a chance to perform their pieces for the class!

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Music Skills for Performers
Begins Aug. 25
For rising 4th-10th grade students. Musical theatre = music + theatre. Sometimes the music portion looks like a mysterious code, but it doesn't have to! Students in this class will work on fundamentals of singing, aural skills/ear training, and music reading to unlock their fuller potential as performers. Guest Teaching Artist Donna Rendely Peeler will help students gain skills and confidence in their musical abilities in a fun, engaging environment.
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Disney 101 Dalmatians KIDS
Begins Sept. 4 (**Virtual Auditions Due by Aug. 25**)
For rising 3rd-7th graders. Join Studio Wayne directors as we expand our imaginations and performance skills in this Disney Classic. Students will submit virtual auditions but all rehearsals and performances will be in-person. We are so thrilled to be returning to the Wayne Theatre stage with our Studio Wayne Artists. Virtual Auditions Due by August 25, 2021 Details for virtual auditions will be sent after you have registered your child.
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Shrek The Musical, JR
Begins Sept. 18 (**Virtual Auditions Due by Sept. 8**)
For rising 7th-12th grade students. Shrek the Musical, JR  Workshop/Rehearsals:  Join Studio Wayne directors as we expand our imaginations and performance skills in this Dreamworks Theatrical Classic. Students will submit virtual auditions but all rehearsals and performances will be in-person. We are so thrilled to be returning to the Wayne Theatre stage with our Studio Wayne Artists. Virtual Auditions Due: 9/8. Details for virtual auditions will be sent after you have registered your child.
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Prop Making: Disney 101 Dalmatians KIDS and Shrek The Musical, JR Edition
Begins Oct. 9
For rising 6th-12th Grade students.  In this hands-on class, students will learn the importance of props in a theatrical production and how to design props for a production. Under the direction of Lesley Larsen, students will design props for Studio Wayne's productions of Shrek JR and 101 Dalmatians KIDS. Students will work together to see their designs come to life on stage.
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Stage Makeup: Shrek The Musical JR Edition
Begins Oct. 23
For rising 6th-12th Grade students. A rare hands-on experience with one of the most fantastical makeup spectacles in Broadway history! Learning principles of stage makeup design, students will choose characters from Shrek JR and see them through the full creative process, including concept, design, rendering and application. Students will supervise makeup for Studio Wayne's production of Shrek JR, and see their designs come to life onstage.
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Questions

Call: 540-943-9999
(Tues. – Fri. 10am to 2pm)
Email: education@waynetheatre.org



Arts Education Sponsors

Whether for a moment or for a lifetime, the Arts touch people’s lives. Make a difference in our area school children by sponsoring an Arts Education performance at the Wayne Theatre. We are continuously looking for new sponsors for such events and would be happy to talk with businesses and individuals about sponsorship opportunities. Please call 540-943-9999.

University of Virginia Health System
Parrott Orthodontics
Dr. Brian Brumbaugh
National Endowment of the Arts

The Wayne Theatre is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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