Young People's Classes

Theatre, acting, and writing classes can build self esteem, foster creativity, and improve academic performance. In our classes, students practice creative exploration and learn to perform under pressure in a fun and safe environment, leaving them better equipped for social situations, school, and everything in between. Stage West's Fall and Spring Classes are some of the most affordable in the area. For questions call (817) 554-3613.

Winter Semester Classes

Mondays
Jan 13 – Apr 20, 5:00-6:00.  No class on January 20 and March 9.

Mash Up Acting Class for Kids: Improv, Scenes, & Musical Theatre

Three class sessions will be devoted to learning each of these styles of performance. David Haskins will teach the songs and accompany for the musical section. We will ‘mash it all up’ and create a casual show and tell performance on the last class.

Ages 8-13
Taught by Rob Bosquez

[[ REGISTER NOW ]]


Saturday Mini-Course
Jan 11 and 18, 10am – 1pm. Performance: January 18 at 12:30pm.

Improv Mini-Class for Kids

Working without a script, Improv is all about making things up off the top of your head! Allison Connor, our Improv professional and teaching artist, will lead the kids through Improv exercises and theatre games, ending with a laughter-filled, totally unscripted Improv performance on the last class! Students will develop skills in listening, teamwork, creativity, and spontaneity. Improv is joyous, playful and fun! Come join us!

Ages 10-16
Taught by Allison Connor

[[ REGISTER NOW ]]


A Special Service to support young actors:

Audition Coaching for High School Seniors

We are offering private coaching services to high school students who will be auditioning for acceptance into college acting or musical theater programs. Please call or education [at] stagewest.org (subject: Audition%20Coaching) (email) us for arrangements.


Tuition Schedule

All Courses have an additional $15 Registration Fee.
There is a $25 drop fee, plus fee for classes attended, in the first two weeks. After that time, no refunds are allowed.

  • Mash Up Acting Class for Kids: Improv, Scenes & Musical Theatre
    $60 per month, $240 for the semester
     
  • Improv Mini-Class for Kids
    $100

Discounts & Specials:

Season ticket holders and their families: 

  • Register by Dec. 21 and receive $15 off each class tuition, plus 2 complementary guest pass tickets!

Non-Season Subscribers: 

  • Register by Dec. 21 and receive $15 off, plus 1 free ticket to any Thu/Fri night mainstage show, pending ticket availability, reservations required.

Registration 

[[ REGISTER NOW ]]

Email: education [at] stagewest.org

or

Phone:  817-554-3613

Teachers

Rob Bosquez
Rob, a Fort Worth native, is a writer, director & actor. Rob has spent the last decade teaching for Ft. Worth’s Stage West Theatre, with whom he has co-founded The Summer Conservatory, The Neighborhood Play Contest & The Festival of the Kid. 

Rob is also the creative writing/acting/improv instructor for Artes de la Rosa’s Artes Academy at the Rose Marine Cultural Center, with whom he has created over 40 original productions for young audiences. As a director, credits include Death of a Salesman, Sam Shepard’s Eyes for Consuela and Waiting for Godot

Rob is a published writer with several short stories published in literary journals throughout Texas. His original play, The Breeze Through the Cherry Fields, was recently published by the Langdon Review.

Allison Connor
Allison has been performing and teaching Improv for over 20 years.  She has performed and trained with The Groundlings in L.A., The Second City in Chicago and Gotham City Improv in NYC.  She has taught Improv at The Comedy Store in L.A. and led numerous improvisational workshops for corporations, schools and universities.  She has appeared in many national television commercials and on HBO's improvised hit comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm."  

Allison teaches Improv within the Keller ISD and currently directs the Keller High School Indian Improv Troupe and the all-kid Minor Trouble Improv Co. 

She is delighted to be working at Stage West!

David Haskins
David Haskins has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in music from UNT. He  served as the musical director for the Dallas Summer Musicals School of Musical Theater for 10  years. This is where multiple collaborations between  David and Beth Bando Bontley began, including accompanying her one woman show.has been  entertaining as a professional pianist for many years and teaching private voice in the Dallas Fort Worth area. He has a growing number of students performing major roles on Broadway. He especially loves to teach serious dance students. David's studio is in Central West Arlington.