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Pre-School • First Stages

Tue • Sept 30-Nov 18 • 9:30-11:30am • 8 weeks Jessica Austgen and Erica Fox •  $165

Spark your child’s imagination and introduce your budding actor to the world of theatre. We’ll create characters, tell stories, sing songs and dance. On the last day, you’re invited to see our creations. All actors must be potty trained.
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Pre-School • First Stages

Fri • Oct 3-Nov 21 • 9:30-11:30am 8 weeks Kate Folkins and Emily Norman • $165

Spark your child’s imagination and introduce your budding actor to the world of theatre. We’ll create characters, tell stories, sing songs and dance. On the last day, you’re invited to see our creations. All actors must be potty trained.
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Pre-School • First Stages

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • Devon James and Mackenzie Paulsen • $110

Spark your child’s imagination and introduce your budding actor to the world of theatre. We’ll create characters, tell stories, sing songs and dance. On the last day, you’re invited to see our creations. All actors must be potty trained.
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Grades K-1 • Acting with Mother Goose

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • Emily Norman • $110

Stage the rhymes of Mother Goose! Young actors will have fun hamming it up while learning the basics of acting and telling the stories of these classic tales. On the last day of class, we will share the magic with friends and family.
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Grades K-1 • Acting with Mother Goose

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 10:30-11:30am • 8 weeks • Emily Norman • $110

Stage the rhymes of Mother Goose! Young actors will have fun hamming it up while learning the basics of acting and telling the stories of these classic tales. On the last day of class, we will share the magic with friends and family.
Class Full. Call 303.446.4892 to be put on a waiting list.

 

Grades 2-3 • Scenes from Seuss

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • Justin Walvoord • $110

Oh, the places you’ll go! Using imaginative exercises, young actors will explore the world of Seuss and bring his memorable characters to life. Be Horton, a Lorax and many more! Students will share their creations on the last day of class.
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Grades 2-3 • Scenes from Seuss

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 10:30-11:30am • 8 weeks • Justin Walvoord • $110

Oh, the places you’ll go! Using imaginative exercises, young actors will explore the world of Seuss and bring his memorable characters to life. Be Horton, a Lorax and many more! Students will share their creations on the last day of class.
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Grades 4-5 • Mystery!

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 9:15-10:15am • 8 weeks • David Saphier • $110

Spooky mysteries and scary stories are perfect for the fall season! Create an original mystery full of cunning characters, hidden clues and spine chilling suspense. Dare to discover “whodunit” and why! Students will share their diabolical creation for family and friends on the last day of class.
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Grades 3-5 • Musical Madness

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 10:30am-12pm • 8 weeks • Mackenzie Paulsen, Kyle Steffen and Robyn Yamada • $165

Transform your ideas into your very own original musical. You create the story, lyrics and dance moves to produce an original musical. We’ll perform for family and friends at 11:30am on Nov 22.
Class Full. Call 303.446.4892 to be placed on a waiting list.

Middle School Acting Factor

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 9:30-11am • 8 weeks • Rachel Kae Taylor • $165

Learn the basics of acting when you explore scene analysis, improvisation, working with an objective and key vocabulary that’s used in all acting theory. This class is a pre-requisite for all Teen Acting classes.
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Middle School Improv: Short Form

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 11:30am-1pm • 8 weeks • Brian McManus • $165

This class will explore the fun and spontaneous world of improv! Using group activities, short form games and improvised scene work, students will create a rich, supportive environment for creativity, spontaneity, making strong choices and increasing confidence both on stage and off.
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Middle School Performance Program: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 1:30-4:30pm • 8 weeks • Patrick Elkins -Zeglarski • $275

This is not your standard A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The rehearsal process includes auditions, casting (everyone enrolled will have a speaking role), and basics in Shakespeare, acting and performance. The production will incorporate the entirety of the Education Department as its setting with the audience moving from scene to scene. Committed attendance and additional hours to learn lines are expected.
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High School Master Class

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 15 (no class Oct 25) • 9:30-11:30am • 6 weeks • Allison Watrous • $165

This class is an opportunity for advanced acting students to strengthen their skills with scene and monologue work. Students will work to hone their acting choices, make connections to the text and work on script analysis. Admission to this class is by invitation only and outside rehearsal is required. For more information call 303.446.4892.

 

High School Improv: Advanced Forms

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 11:30am-1pm • 8 weeks • Jessica Austgen • $165

Join the Improv Team! This class is for actors looking to expand on their current performance foundation. Participants will fine-tune their talents by focusing on character work, acting technique and structured short- and long-form improvisations. Find out what it takes to work in an ensemble, stay in character and generate original scenes.
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High School Company: Songs of Newsies

Sat • Oct 4-Nov 22 • 1:30-4:30pm • 8 weeks • Jessica Austgen and Robyn Yamada • $275

Back by popular demand, Teen Company gives teens a fun-filled class and the opportunity to perform. This class will focus on music, dance and scene work from the hit Broadway musical Newsies. Final performances will be at 3:30pm and 5pm on  Nov 22.
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High School Comedy Boot Camp

Sat • Oct 4-25 • 9:30-11:30 • 4 weeks only • Michael Bouchard • $110

Learn how to tell any joke! In this class, you'll journey through the nuts and bolts of comedy, learning the science of funny. Pulling from multiple disciplines ranging from deep history to the cutting edge of neuroscience; learn what makes us laugh,and how to deliver every joke imaginable.
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Academy Summer Classes: 

Robert & Judi Newman Summer Series for Children 
Lewis E. Myers, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Arts in Education, Student Matinees, Study Guides: 
The Anschutz Foundation 
Boeing 
CoBiz Financial 
Colorado Creative Industries 
Corley Legacy Foundation 
DaVita 
Faegre Baker Daniels 
Fidelity Investments 
Keith & Kathie Finger 
Alan & Katie Fox 
Margot & Allan Frank 
IMA Foundation 
Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation Fund 
Kinder Morgan Foundation 
Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust 
SCFD 
Target 
US Bank 
Xcel Energy Foundation


“DCPA has some fantastic educational programs for children and teens. My daughter Katie has enjoyed being a part of the DCPA for several years. The teachers do a great job of making the students feel like they are a part of something special, and I am pleased to give back to a program that gives so much.” — Michael Roche