DanceWorks offers Musical Theatre classes and lessons for kids. Classes are taught in six week sessions. Sessions happen multiple times throughout the year. Session are comprised of different skills to help dancers. Fall class students work on group singing. Performance opportunities are available for the Sugar Plum Tea. Sugar Plum Tea is a fundraiser for DanceWorks Nonprofit Friends of DanceWorks. Providing scholarships to local dancers in Southwest Washington. Winter class session comprises of improv and acting games. Drama games help kids mime, create movement and help with speaking out load. Musical Theatre Spring class students work on solo audition songs. Students are able to perform these during our June showcase performance.
I’m a dancer, should I take Musical Theatre lessons?
Musical Theatre can benefit dancers in multiple ways. Dancers looking to have a career on Broadway should feel comfortable singing onstage. Dancers who can sing have more chance booking professional work in the industry. Taking group singing lessons can help build confidence, without having to sing alone. DanceWorks dancers have gone on to work in New York, LA and multiple cruise ship lines.
Do I need to take all three session?
No, students can sign up for as many as they would like. Each semester class has its own price with no registration fee. DanceWorks recommends trying a class first before signing up for all three class sessions. Each session will help students improv on a different aspect of their training. Feeling confident walking into an audition room is our number one goal. Classes will also cover proper audition do’s and don’ts for dancers. Junior or Senior students looking to audition for colleges should plan on working on their audition material.