Encore Stage & Studio offers learning opportunities for students in as young as 6 months through 12th grade. For our youngest students, we emphasize the excitement of discovering the power of the imagination and how a story can be told on stage. We then move forward by helping students to focus on the creative process; what can they create as a team? As students progress, we ask them to make informed decisions to craft compelling scenes onstage. We refine techniques, help our students to build confidence as performers and people, and challenge them to practice thinking quickly and responding authentically. All of our classes are taught by professional teaching artists, and lessons are designed to fit the skills and interests of the students enrolled. Encore offers group theatre classes, small master classes on a variety of specialized topics for advanced students, and private instruction in the areas of acting, singing, and piano.
Our after-school programs and year-round classes help students develop creativity and self-confidence. They are targeted to all levels of experience, from introductory to advanced. Scholarship assistance for classes is available.
Online enrollment closes the Thursday before the first day of class. For enrollment after that time, please call our office at (703) 548-1154.
All Saturday, weekday classes and workshops are held at Encore’s Main Campus located in the lower level of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Ln Arlington, VA 22207) Click here for directions.
Our classes give students the freedom to expresses themselves in an emotionally and physically safe environment. We emphasize the process of creating theatre and encourage students to share what they have learned with family and friends. Ours is a multi-disciplinary approach, with many classes drawing not only from material developed for the stage, but also from the worlds of music, art, dance, literature, and history. Our goal is not only to nurture an appreciation for live theatre, but also to help students develop on a personal level by focusing on such items as:
- Positive self-image and confidence
- Responsibility and respect
- Awareness of the senses
- Use of imagination and creativity
- Exploration and control of emotions
After-School Enrichment for Grades K-8
Looking for a fun, curriculum-enhancing after-school activity? Encore Stage & Studio provides classes for schools all over northern Virginia, and we’d love to work with you to introduce your students to drama or deepen their appreciation of theatre. Course offerings include topics in acting, movement, music, and playwriting, including a playwriting class designed specifically for bilingual/ESOL students. We can also work with you to customize a class based on your school’s needs, or help direct or produce your school’s play or musical!
To get started, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call our education department at (703)548-1154.
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