Youth Education

Weathervane's Core Classes

Weathervane's core class curriculum provides every student with exceptional, consistent, dramatic training.
All classes have been developed to meet the State academic benchmarks within the applied Fine Art.

Core class content includes:

  • The study of theatre
  • The roles and responsibilities of actors, directors, designers and technicians.
  • Stage movement skills including: facing the audience, “cheating out,” using the upstage hand and using body language to communicate thoughts and feelings of a character.
  • Vocal projection and diction techniques for speaking loudly and clearly.
  • Stage directions and theatre vocabulary.
  • Methods for working in an ensemble and working as a group to present a performance at the end of each session.
  • Memorization techniques.
  • Dramatic exploration and creative expression through improvisation games and/or script work.
  • Theater history and/or historical, cultural and social contexts of a specific time period.
  • Character study through comparisons of story situations and their relationships to real life experiences.
  • Spring classes begin on March 5th and are enrolling now!

Summer Classes

First Section of classes begin June 6

Enrich your child’s summer with Weathervane Playhouse’s Summer Theatre Academy. We have classes in acting, singing, dancing and visual art. Create, Learn and Explore at Weathervane!


  Classes for children ages 4 years -18 years
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Broadway Dance
  • Musical Theater
  • Imagine That!
  • Teen Summer Stock
  • Storybook Legends
  • Princess Training Camp
  • Jedi Training Camp

Fall Classes

Fall classes begin September 17

We have classes in acting, singing and dancing. What are you waiting for? Imagine, learn, explore and create with Weathervane Playhouse!
  Classes for children ages 3 years -18 years
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Broadway Tap Dance
  • Musical Theater
  • Imagine That!
New this fall:
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Broadway Jazz Dance
  • Broadway Tap Dance for ages 5 - 8

Audition Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

This workshop is designed to coach students on a previously selected audition piece and familiarize students with the audition process. Students entering this class should choose a poem, monologue, vocal music number or dance audition piece in advance. Students will learn about the audition process and receive coaching on an audition piece. Please memorize the piece before attending class. The class will build skills in slating, audition process, relaxation techniques, character development and emotional expression. Students will receive constructive feedback on their work.

Required Materials: Please select a poem, monologue, musical number or dance piece before attending class. Please memorize the piece before attending class. Contact the Director of Education for suggestions.

This is a great workshop for those preparing for upcoming auditions in school!!

 

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