After-School Classes

StageCoach Theatre Company offers after school classes in the performing arts to students ages 3 – 18.

Classes are primarily held at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 & 120, Ashburn, VA 20147. 

These are highly interACTive and fun classes taught by seasoned professionals who still work in the theatre industry. Hone your skills in improv, musical theatre, and acting. Strengthen your acting skills by participating in theatre production. Check out our new classes in Story Drama and Jr. Combo Dances for students in preschool to kindergarten. Musical Theatre Dance and Technical Theatre Foundations help to round out the classes being offered.

Please note that we require all students to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Registration is open for Winter/Spring 2023 after school classes!

There is a $5.95 processing fee for each registration. This will automatically be added to your shopping cart at checkout.

Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.

After School Classes – Winter/Spring 2023

In this class, students will be introduced to foundational acting techniques through theater games and exercises, creative movement, storytelling, and basic scene work. Our activities will also help them strengthen important life skills like teamwork, problem-solving, and active listening. Your young performer will leave this class with a strong understanding of the basics of acting and an increased confidence on and off stage!

Instructor: Torie Dunlap
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 8 students.
Open to ages 8-11 (grades 3-5).
Classes will start January 30, 2023 and end with a showcase on June 3. Class time is 4:00 – 5:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No class on Feb 20, March 13, 27, April 3, and May 29.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 3 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$350 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Join this class for a semester-long series of workshops exploring the primary components of stagecraft. Classes will be led by a rotating set of instructors who are area experts in technical theatre. Students will collaborate with the technical team of our spring musical to help bring their vision to life. Topics covered will include lighting, sound, set design, costumes, and props.

Instructor: Torie Dunlap
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 11 – 18 (grades 6 – 12).
Classes will start January 30. Class time is 6:00 – 7:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. Students will put their training to work during the Spring Musical performances on May 13, 20 and 21. More information on exact dates and times for the musical will be shared by the instructor.
No classes on Feb 20, March 13, 27, April 3, and May 29.

$350 + $5.95 service fee

Register here. 

Join this class to learn to sing, act, and dance! Through games, exercises, and rehearsing for our final performance, this class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and foundational dance technique, all while preparing a musical performance that will be presented at our class showcase.

Instructor: Torie Dunlap
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 8 students.
Open to ages 5 – 8 (Kindergarten – grade 2)
Classes will start January 17 and end with a showcase on June 3. Class time is 4:00 – 5:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No classes on Jan 24 and April 4.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 3 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$475 + $5.95 service fee

Register here. 

The more tools in the actor’s “bag of tricks”, the stronger the actor. This class starts with the basics tools including confidence, projection, articulation, body awareness, and concurring stage fright. Then we get into the “scalpels” of acting with mood-shifts, emotional intelligence, inflection, and follow-through. There will also be tips for script analysis, memorization, and creating a memorable character. Students can expect to work on both monologues and scene work in this class.

Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 10 – 18 (grades 5 – 12)
Classes will start January 17 and end with a showcase on June 3. Class time is 5:00 – 6:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No classes on Jan 24 and April 4.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 3 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$475 + $5.95 service fee

A few spaces are still available for the class. Rates have been prorated for those starting January 31.

Register here. 

The most fun an actor can have! Learn the basics of improvisational theatre. This class will help you with teamwork, spontaneity, and creativity. You’ll get to play some of the most fun and well-known improv comedy games. An actor that can improv a scene is fearless!

Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 10 – 18 (grades 5 – 12)
Classes will start January 17 and end with a showcase on June 3. Class time is 6:00 – 7:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No classes on Jan 24 and April 4.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 3 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$475 + $5.95 service fee

A few spaces are still available for the class. Rates have been prorated for those starting January 31.

Register here. 

Join this class to learn to sing, act, and creatively move! Through games, exercises, and rehearsing for our final performance, this class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing a musical performance that will be presented at our class showcase.

This class has been moved to join Thursday 5:00pm Musical Theater.

By invitation or audition only
This class will benefit students who are truly interested in improving their performance and/or becoming a professional actor. Students must either have extensive theater experience or prior approval from the instructor. Students will practice “cold reads,” auditions, Shakespeare, and ensemble acting. It will include peer critiques, scene work, and character acting (creating characters other than themselves) among like-minded and similarly-talented students.

Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 10 – 18
Classes will start January 18 and end with a showcase on June 3. Class time is 5:30 – 7:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No classes on April 5.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 3 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$500 + $5.95 service fee

Register here  – only AFTER you have been given approval by the instructor

Join this class to learn to sing, act, and creatively move! Through games, exercises, and rehearsing for our final performance, this class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing a musical performance that will be presented at our class showcase.

Instructor: Linda Cirba and Torie Dunlap
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 8 students.
Open to ages 8 – 11 (grades 3 – 5)
Classes will start January 19 and end with a showcase on June 4. Class time is 4:00 – 5:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No class on April 6.
Showcase will be held on Sunday, June 4 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$500 + $5.95 service fee

There is still 1 space available (as of this posting). Tuition has been prorated for a student who will be joining January 26.

Register now!

Join this class to learn to sing, act, and creatively move! Through games, exercises, and rehearsing for our final performance, this class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing a musical performance that will be presented at our class showcase.

Instructor: Linda Cirba and Torie Dunlap
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 11 – 14 (grades 6 – 8)
Classes will start January 19 and end with a showcase on June 4. Class time is 5:00 – 6:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No class on April 6.
Showcase will be held on Sunday, June 4 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$500 + $5.95 service fee

Register here.

Join this class to learn to sing, act, and creatively move! At the beginning of the semester, students will discuss their aspirations within musical theatre, and instructors will develop a class curriculum specifically tailored to students’ goals. Students will also be introduced to stagecraft elements such as lighting, set design, and costuming.

Instructor: Linda Cirba and Torie Dunlap
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 14 – 18 (grades 9 – 12).
Classes will start February 2 and end with a showcase on June 4. Class time is 6:00 – 7:00pm at the StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
No class on April 6.
Showcase will be held on Sunday, June 4 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later. All students must be available for the showcase.

$450 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

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