Spring 2023 Classes

Young Footliters camps and classes are an exciting, positive, and welcoming place for students of all ages to learn new skills. Lead by experienced teaching artists, each class is open to students of all experience levels.  Registration begins November 18.

Four kinds of classes for your schedule!

  • Sign up for Weekly Classes for a semester-long experience to build skills, develop new friendships, and perform!
  • Try something new with our Saturday Specials for a one-day workshop!
  • Need a night away from the kids? Sign up for Drama Night Date Night and we'll play theatre games while you enjoy an evening at a nearby restaurant. 
  • On days that Iowa City Community Schools are closed, drop in for a full-day experience with No School Drama Days.

Scholarships

Young Footliters provides a scholarship for every student with financial need! To request a scholarship, call Evan Hilsabeck at 319.248.9371 or e-mail Young Footliters. We encourage all students with financial need to take part in Young Footliters!

Questions?

You can e-mail Young Footliters or call 319.248.9371. We'd be happy to assist you in choosing the right class for your student!

  1. Weekly Classes
  2. Saturday Specials
  3. Drama Night Date Night
  4. No-School Drama Days

Acting: Scene Study

Age: 9–12
Thursdays, January 26–April 27, 5:00–6:00 PM 
Cost: $170 resident, $212.50 non-resident
Location: CCPA Rehearsal Hall
Note: No class on March 16, April 6
Monthly payment plan available! E-mail Young Footliters to learn more. 

Scene Study provides the opportunity to delve into acting concepts such as sense memory, stimulus/response, objectives, and tactics, and then apply those skills through text analysis and scene work. Scenes are chosen from realism-style plays. Students should be prepared to do memorization work outside of class so that their time in class can help them accomplish sophisticated and advanced technique goals. The 12-week session culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family. 

This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Acting: Scene Study with all new material. Appropriate for new and returning students.

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Musical Theatre: Sing, Dance, Act

Age: 9–12
Saturdays, January 28–April 29, 10:00–11:00 AM or 11:00 AM–Noon
Price: $170 resident, $212.50 non-resident
Location: CCPA Rehearsal Hall
Note: No class on March 18, April 8
Monthly payment plan available! E-mail Young Footliters to learn more. 

In this class, performers focus on scene and song work from musicals. These skills are integrated with a focus on sustaining energy and maintaining characters through dance. Dance technique focuses on Broadway-jazz style, developing flexibility, coordination, proper alignment and footwork, and strong and clean extension of the arms and legs… all while acting a story. The 12-week session culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family.

This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Musical Theatre: Sing, Dance, Act with all new material. Appropriate for new and returning students.

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Creative Drama & Dance: Storybook Adventures

Age: 5–7
Saturdays, January 28–April 29, 9:00–10:00 AM
Price: $170 resident, $212.50 non-resident
Location: CCPA Rehearsal Hall
Note: No class on March 18, April 8
Monthly payment plan available! E-mail Young Footliters to learn more.

The best way to introduce your young thespian to the genre of musical theater! This class will encourage creative expression, confidence, and self-esteem while introducing young performers to stage performance basics, vocal instruction, and simple dance combinations… all through the classic Disney songs and characters students already know and love. The 12-week session culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family!

This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Creative Drama & Dance: Disney with all new material. Appropriate for new and returning students.

This class is full, but please use the link below to join the waiting list. If we have enough interest, we will try to open a second session. Thank you!


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Broadway Prep

Age: 7–9
Thursdays, January 26–April 27, 4:00–5:00 PM
Cost: $170 resident, $212.50 non-resident
Location: CCPA Rehearsal Hall
Note: No class on March 16, April 6
Monthly payment plan available! E-mail Young Footliters to learn more. 

Budding actors, singers, and dancers will strengthen skills in all three disciplines of musical theatre while embracing the beauty of making big, bold choices through this class. Students will explore songs and choreography from wellknown musicals, interpret scenes and monologues, and develop their understanding of storytelling while learning proper technique and terminology. The 12-week session culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family!

This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Broadway Prep with all new material. Appropriate for new and returning students.

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Creating a Character

Age: 9–12
Thursdays, January 26–April 27, 4:00–5:00 PM
Price: $170 resident, $212.50 non-resident
Location: CCPA Rehearsal Hall
Note: No class on March 16, April 6
Monthly payment plan available! E-mail Young Footliters to learn more.  

In this 12-week class, students will learn to develop distinct and believable characters who find themselves in all sorts of unique situations. Students will develop skills in spontaneity and adaptability while working as a part of an ensemble. The session culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family.

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