Our Big Kids workshops focus on building a strong foundation for young people in the many aspects of theater performance, singing, dancing, and even design. Students start the foundation for good performance practices and techniques through games and exercises.

Big Kids learn that, just like any sport or subject in school, performing on stage requires studying and practicing the right way in order to get the most out of their creativity and imaginations.

Acting Out 1: Designed for young students that love to tell stories to teach them the basic theater skills to be successful telling those stories on the stage. Classes include focusing on introductions to performance skills like comedy or improvisation and also theater design skills.

Musical Theater 1: For students new to musical theater and for those continuing to improve their singing and dance skills. Musical Theater 1 helps the young performer build confidence by teaching popular musical songs and group dances. 12 week workshops include portions of singing, dancing, and acting classes while 6 to 8 week workshops focus on one particular musical theater “triple threat.”


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Musical Theater 1: Beginning Musical Dance

Don't know the difference between a grapevine and a jazz square? Don't worry! This eight-week series will focus on dance for musical theater... no experience necessary! Students will learn short dance combinations chosen to teach newbies the basics and teach more experienced dancers what makes dance for musical theater unique.

Tuesdays, JAN 9 - MAR 6 (Skip FEB 20) from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

COST: $115
Early Bird: $100


Acting Out 1: Star Wars Skills

Do you want to be a Jedi or a Sith? Join us as we bring back this highly popular skills workshop! Skills and Craft workshops dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as developing a character, playwriting, technical theater, design, respect, and safety. In Star Wars Skills, students will design and create their own lightsabers and act out scenes from the Star Wars canon, while learning the basics in safe play fighting. Tuition includes materials fee.

Thursdays, JAN 11 - MAR 1 from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

COST: $125
Early Bird: $110


Hogwarts Skills of Wizardry and Magic

Ever wanted to cast spells and create magic just like Hermione and Harry? In this super special eight-week winter workshop, a professional actor and magician will train students in a variety of magic tricks and illusions! The workshop will culminate in a presentation on the Lyric Arts stage where these young performers will be sure to delight and amaze friends and family!

Saturdays, JAN 13 - MAR 3 from 9 am - 10:30 am

COST: $115
Early Bird: $100


Musical Theater 1: Big Show Tunes

This spring, our Musical Theater 1 series will focus on song and dance numbers from some of the biggest musicals in history! From Annie to Godspell to High School Musical to Into the Woods, students will learn how to be a featured performer while also being a strong ensemble. The Musical Theater 1 series is great for students new to musical theater and also fantastic for more experienced students who would like to continue to build their performance skills.

Tuesdays, MAR 20 - JUN 5 from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

COST: $195
Early Bird: $175


Workshop Registration Information

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 Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

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.