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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte offers a wide variety of education programs for your child to enter into the world of theatre! Our award-winning education programs are unmatched in the region, and we pride ourselves on producing better people as well as better actors. Whether your child is interested in exploring their creative self or devoting their life to the stage, the breadth of our programming offers the perfect fit for your needs.

We welcome the opportunity to help your child discover their creative spirit in the classroom and in life!
 
What makes our education programs special?
  • Enhanced safety and sanitation protocols in response to COVID-19.
  • Our programs feature professional Teaching Artists with specific theatre concentrations, so your child receives the best education available.
  • Our class sizes are small so each student receives individualized attention.
  • We cultivate a process-driven learning environment.
  • We offer financial aid because we believe every child deserves an opportunity to succeed.

Classes

Creative Drama
Ages 2 through 10

Students explore their imaginations, build confidence and develop important social skills while investigating theatre concepts and vocabulary presented for their age level. While the structure of class remains the same for each session, new themes and books are introduced.

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School of Theatre Training
3rd through 12th Grade

Students train in a comprehensive 20-week program for studying the skills and techniques of acting and musical theatre. Class offerings vary at every age level, guaranteeing there is an entry point for your student in our progression of classes. We offer open enrollment and audition-based classes.

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Dance & Movement Classes
5th through 12th Grade

Our classes help build a foundation for the physicality necessary in the craft of acting as well as the basic techniques necessary for musical theatre auditions and choreography. Students are encouraged to take these classes for multiple sessions, as new materials are used to explore the same foundational techniques.

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Private Voice Lessons
5th through 12th Grade

Students receive five half-hour lessons taught one-on-one with our vocal performance professionals. Whether they are new to singing or need coaching for an audition, this is a great way to expand your stage skills!

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Private Acting Coach
5th through 12th Grade

Students receive five half-hour lessons taught one-on-one with our acting coaches. Whether they are new to acting or need coaching for an audition, this is a great way to expand your stage skills!

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Master Classes
5th through 12th Grade

Professional actors and musical theatre performers offer specialized training in a workshop setting. Students learn directly from Broadway actors, directors and choreographers!

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Camps

Mini-Camps
Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Our NEW week-long mini-camps will provide a resource for families looking for creative solutions this school year.  Combining supervised time for school curriculum and fun theatre activities led by our teaching artists, these camps will to take your student places they wouldn’t dream possible.

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Summer Camps & Teen Studios
Age 3 through 12th Grade

We offer fun experiences for students in a structured environment. Younger students work on story dramatizations of popular children's literature, older students work on a process-driven rehearsal of musicals and plays, and teens work on skills-based classes with two additional performance opportunities!

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Education Team

Michelle Long
Director of Education

Adam Montague
Early Childhood & School of Theatre Training Manager

Karen Steele
Resident Teaching Artist

Stephanie Hurtado-Hoyos
Education Administrative Assistant

For more information about our education programs call 704-973-2837. Se habla español.