Youth Classes


March 2nd - May 4th 

Early Rooster pricing extended until December 15th!

To register for a class, CLICK HERE


Core classes are based on age and are meant to be repeated. Following the session each student will receive a feedback form from their teacher advising them on what classes to advance to. Classes end with a final presentation on the last day class May 4, 2019

New to Weathervane and not sure where to start? Call our Education Director, Lauren Sprowls at 330-836-2626 x35 for a class recommendation. 

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.


Spring Theatre Academy 2019

Ages 3 to 5
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Tuition: $150
Explore the Hundred Acre Woods and bring some of our favorite characters to life! This class will foster cognitive development while students bring elements of this classic story to life through fun and interactive activities. Go on a quest for honey like Pooh or bounce around like Tigger this spring in Imagine THAT!
Ages 5 to 8
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tuition: $175
Bring stories to life and learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, explore character development, and work as a group while gaining self-confidence using the famous poetry from Shel Silverstein. Students will learn the basics of theatre, memorizing lines, and performing on the stage.
“If you are a dreamer, come in” and join us this spring!
Ages 8 to 11
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuition: $175
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!
Ages 11 to 15
Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Tuition: $180
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!
 Ages 8 to 11
 Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 Tuition: $175
 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 team work.  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!
Ages 11 to 17
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuition: $175
Continue to learn, grow, and build upon your improv skills! This class is designed with the same objectives as Improv I but for older students. Students will continue to explore the building blocks of improv, making clear character choices, and working as an ensemble to develop strong story lines.
Ages 9 to 15
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tuition: $180
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!
Ages 5 to 7
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuition: $185 
Develop you 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 group singing, creative and choreographed movement, rhythm notation, and sight reading. 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. 
Ages 8 to 12
Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Tuition: $190
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 recommended before taking this class. 
Ages 5 to 8
Saturdays 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Tuition: $175
Learn the basics of Tap and Jazz techniques, vocabulary, and styles used in your favorite Broadway shows in this beginner level class. This class will allow each student to grow as a dancer and bring them one step and tap forward to becoming a triple threat. Jazz and Tap shoes required.
  Ages 8 to 15
  Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  Tuition: $180
  Weathervane’s Broadway dance classes are designed with the actor in mind. Students can continue to        build on their dance technique, performance skills, and knowledge of different dance styles outside the      traditional studio setting. In this class, students will focus on Jazz and Tap techniques and styles used in    popular Broadway shows. From Fosse to Tune, we are going to move! Jazz and Tap shoes required.
FREE if child is registered for a Spring class 
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Nothing to do when your child is in class? Come enjoy a dance class! In this class our stage parents will learn many combinations exploring basic techniques, various choreographers, and different dance styles. This is a fun way to stay in shape and learn something new! No prior experience required, grab your sneakers and come dance with us!
Ages 10 to 15
Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $175
Explore the art of theatre through stage make-up! Each week students will learn different stage make-up techniques from simple needs for the stage to creating detailed characters. The final project will be to do the stage make-up for a Spring Theatre Academy class to wear during final presentations

Black Box Series 

Black Box Series Classes are for students who are ready to be challenged! These classes focus on specific curriculum and elements of the performing arts.

Student requirements:

Must be age 10 or older

Must have taken at least 2 Weathervane classes or have equal outside experience. 

Must fill out a short form telling us why you are interested in the class. You can fill out this short application on our website.

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

Classes are limited to the first 10 students

Interested in a Black Box Class? To apply CLICK HERE

Directing Project
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tuition: $190
Learn what it’s like to run the show! In this class, students will learn the principles and practices of being a theatre 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.  
Character Development 
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $190
What does it take to create a character? Students will work with their instructor to examine the many elements that bring a character to life. Students will present their characters through monologue work on the last day of class. Use your imagination and creativity while becoming a stronger performer. 
Triple Threat
Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuition: $190
Become a Triple Threat in this black box class focused on scene study to examine the music, acting, and dance components of different musical productions. Students be able to hone in on each of their musical theatre skills to become a well-rounded musical theatre performer. 
Techie 101 
Saturdays 12:00-1:30 p.m. 
Tuition: $190.00
Want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes? Students will work with Weathervane training staff and designers to learn about lighting, sound, properties design, basic set design, sound, 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. 


Special Thank you to Acme Fresh Market for contributing to our scholarship program.


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