Spread your performing wings!  Our Big Kids classes focus on building a strong foundation for young people in the many aspects of theater and performance.  We use games and playful exercises to encourage creativity, build confidence, and foster ways to work together as a group.  PLAYmaking workshops also provide students with experience in creating, rehearsing and performing for an audience.  Skills & Craft workshops dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as developing a character, playwriting, technical theater and design, and more.  Triple Threat workshops provide training in the three skills that make a successful musical theater actor: singing, dancing, and acting. 

Big Kids will learn playful new ways to channel their creativity, express themselves artistically, and   All levels of experience welcome!

Fall 2016 Workshop registration is open!

Fall 2016 Workshops

Skills Workshops

Acting with Rhymes

What do Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare, and the musical Hamilton have in common? They’re all in rhyme! This ongoing class explores the fun of acting when the words are meant to be fun. It is an amazing tool for young aspiring actors and also for kids that may have special needs. From beloved books to today’s hottest musical, this class provides growth for everyone.

THURSDAYS: Sep 22 - Oct 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm | COST: $100

Just Dance Live

Based on the popular video game series, students will learn new dance moves and styles, set to the latest, kid-friendly, chart-topping music! More than just a dance class, kids will have the opportunity to follow the leader, collect “mojo points,” and together help each other reach Just Dance Stardom!

SATURDAYS: Sep 24 - Oct 15 from 10:30 am to Noon | COST: $75

Story Theater Workshop

Fantastic Beasts

Enter a place where beasts are running rampant. Fantastic Beasts will teach your kids how to physically morph into their favorite monsters from the worlds of Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle-Earth, and beyond.  They'll create a number of characters from these imaginative worlds and their OWN imaginations!

THURSDAYS: Oct 27 - Nov 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm | COST: $100

Triple Threat Tuesdays

On The Sea

From Peter Pan to Pirates of Penzance, Anything Goes, The Little Mermaid, and more - some of the greatest musical theater songs take place near or on the ocean. Chart a course for fun skill-building on (or under) the high seas!

TUESDAYS:  Sep 20 - Oct 25 from 4:30 - 6:15 pm | COST: $150


Register Online:  Click the red box in the left column to register online.  Online registration is open.

Register by mail:  Send a completed registration form plus a check or credit card information to:  Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303.

Register by phone:  Call Adrian Lopez-Balbontin, Education Director at 763-233-0804 and pay by credit card over the phone Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Register by fax:  Fax a completed  registration form with credit card information to: 763-712-3206.

Browse our workshop pages to find something that interests you! If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page (scroll down to the workshops heading) or call our Education Director at 763-233-0804 for more details.