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.
Musical Theater 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!
Playmaking Workshops (Ages 7-10)
Junie B. Jones and Friends
One thing's for certain, Junie B. has a lot of friends (and event a couple of rivals) and in this workshop, kids will get the fun opportunity to play and recreate some of their favorite characters from any of the 30 different books in this long-running series. Theater games will teach acting fundamentals like character creation, cooperation, and creative expression.
SESSIONS: JUL 10-14, and/or JUL 24-28 from 1 pm-4 pm | COST: $165
Skills Workshops (Ages 7-10)
Just Dance Disney Party!
Based on the popular cam, kids will learn some classic dance moves and combos set to everyone's favorite Disney songs! They'll combine movement with character creation to get their points and reach Just Dance stardom!
SESSIONS: JUN 26-30, JUL 17-21, and/or JUL 31-AUG 4 from 1 pm - 4 pm | COST: $165
Hogwarts Skills Workshop: Fantastic Beasts
Where you can find fantastic beasts these days? What if you can creation and become your own?! Fantastic Beasts is back and will teach your kids how to physically morph into their own creations based on favorite worlds of Hogwarts, Narnia, Middle-Earth, and their own imaginations. This skills workshop teaches mask creation and acting fundamentals to becoming their own fantastic beasts!
JUL 17-21 from 9 am-4 pm | COST: $300 (includes a $25 materials fee)
Skills Workshop (Ages 9-12)
Hogwarts Skills Workshop: Fantastic Beasts
Where can you find fantastic beasts these days? What if you can create and become your ow?! Fantastic Beasts is back and will teach your kids how to physically morph into their own creations based on favorite worlds of Hogwarts, Narnia, Middle-Earth, and their own imaginations. This skills workshop teaches mask creation and acting fundamentals to becoming their own fantastic beasts!
JUN 26-30 from 9 am-4 pm | COST: $300 (includes a $25 materials fee)
Acting Out: Diaries of Wimpy Kids
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Nikki Maxwell and Greg Heffley. The Dork Diaries and Wimpy Kid series read like comedy serials dealing with middle-school life. In this workshop, kids will act out their own comedy serials inspired by Nikki and Greg's humorous school mishaps and practice the basics of acting techniques in this introductory level acting camp!
JUL 31-AUG 4 from 9 am-4 pm | FULL
Just Dance Live!
Down to dance? Based on the popular game, these kids will learn awesome dance moves and combos set to kid-friendly versions of today's chart topping music! But more than that, young actors will learn fundamentals on stage by combining movement with character creation.
AUG 7-11 from 1 pm-4 pm | COST: $165
Musical Theater (Ages 9-12)
In the world of Seussifiction, there is more than merely the musicals, Suessical: The Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Sneetches. This class is a mash-up medley that also takes the tunes from the cartoons and scenes from all of the books! Suessifiction will have young actors learn skills in musical theater singing, dancing, and acting that will build on those skills as they rehearse a public performance.
Two Sessions: JUL 10-14 and/or JUL 24-28 from 9 am-4 pm | COST: $275/per session.
Register Online: Online registration is open. Register here.
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.
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.