Placement is by audition only. Classes happen on Wednesday nights from 5:30-8:45 PM at ImaginOn.

Before auditioning, we expect students to have a working knowledge of given circumstances, objectives, tactic/beat shifts, etc. There should be evidence of this in their performance with some coaching from a teaching artist. Additionally, there is a need for work outside of class including script reading, written analysis, and extensive memorization.

Students will ...

  • Join small group classes taught by master teaching artists
  • Present a showcase for family and friends at the end of session
  • Receive written evaluations by teaching artists to show growth
  • Receive early registration to OnStage before opening to other SOTT students

Learn More

See a schedule | Meet our teaching artists | Check the handbook | Apply for a scholarship

Payment Plans Available
during registration on orders $200+

We are still accepting video auditions
for the 2021-22 Companies


All students will need to perform a short dance combination. We will provide the tutorial video.

What else should my student prepare? Two 60-second, contrasting monologues (maximum of 2 minutes).

For Musical Theatre Company and Pre-Professional Company students, you will also need to record a video of your 16-32 bar cut of a song.

Contact Adam Montague, Early Childhood and SOTT Manager, for more information about video submissions.

New Works Company | Grade 5-12 | Tuition $600

Join in the creation of an original play with your teacher/director. Develop the script, rehearse, then perform this touring production in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

Tour date: Saturday, March 12 from 9 AM-3 PM

Acting / Musical Theatre Company | Grade 6-12 | Tuition $600

Offers two options: Acting Company or Musical Theatre Company. Students in both companies study a technique-driven curriculum integrating the skills necessary for performance. Acting Company emphasizes strengthening the mind-body connection and cultivating observable, physical choices in the student’s work. Musical Theatre Company emphasizes connecting the student's dancing and singing skills to the storytelling elements of a character's emotional journey.

Pre-Professional Company | Grade 10-12 | Tuition $600

Develop “connection with the other,” relying on more scene work as opposed to monologue. Students use Viewpoints technique to explore movement through space and vocal production as it relates to scene work. Finally, students use advanced play and character analysis to go deeper into their work. Their “home practice” fosters commitment and cultivates their individual artistic voice.