Kansas City, MO (January 17, 2015) -- Theatre for
Young America, in its 41st year of offering
quality drama programming to young people, is
taking enrollments for its 2015 Spring Drama
Classes. All classes are hands-on with an emphasis
on vocal expression and listening, body movement
skills and engaging the imagination. Drama classes
and other arts benefit a child's creativity,
increases communication skills, enhances reading
comprehension, teaches collaboration and assists
in the development of critical thinking.
In addition, TYA classes follow the new Kansas
Standards for Theatre Education, the Missouri
Grade Level Expectations for Theatre Arts, The
Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills and
The Common Core Standards of English Language
Arts. All Theatre for Young America instructors
are professional actors/educators.
Spring semester students perform on stage at their
class location at The Whole Shebang, TYA's end of
year performance festival in April. TYA also
invites spring semester students to audition for
our summer professional main stage production
performed on the H&R City Stage in Union Station.
TYA, on occasion, makes referrals to performing
arts groups or agencies when contacted.
The spring semester lasts for 11 weeks and classes
are available for children from 3.5 years of age
through 12th grade. Classes are held on Mondays at
Union Station starting January 26th, Tuesdays
starting January 27th at Wonderscope Children's
Museum of Kansas City, and Saturdays starting
January 31st in the Goppert Theatre Complex on the
Avila University Campus. Tuition is $124.00. The
tuition cost for Theatre for Young America season
ticket holders or those enrolling more than one
child is $112.00. Enrollments will also taken up
to 4 weeks into the semester on a pro-rated basis
or until the class is full. All materials are
included in the tuition price.
For complete class descriptions or to enroll on-
line, visit our website at www.tya.org.
Enrollments may be taken over the phone at (816)
DRAMA CLASS OFFERINGS, LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULES
Classes at WONDERSCOPE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF KC
5700 King in Shawnee, Kansas (one block north of
Johnson Drive). Spring Term starts on Tuesday,
January 27, 2015 and runs through April 14, 2015.
Class 1: PRETEND PLAYERS offered Tuesdays from
5:00-6:00 pm for 3½ yr old through
Class 2: ADVENTURES IN ACTING offered Tuesday 5:00
- 6:00 pm for 1st through 3rd Grade.
Class 3: ACTING WORKSHOP offered Tuesday 6:00
-7:00 pm 3 for 4th through 6th Grade
Class 4: TEEN ACTING CONSERVATORY 1 offered
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm for 7th through 8th grade.
Class 5: TEEN ACTING CONSERVATORY 2 offered
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 pm for 9th through 12th Grade.
Classes at AVILA UNIVERSITY, GOPPERT THEATRE
COMPLEX, 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri.
Spring Term starts on Saturday, January 31, 2015
and runs through April 25, 2015.
Class 6: PRETEND PLAYERS offered Saturday 9:30 -
10:30 am for ages 3½ yr old through Kindergarten.
Class 7: ADVENTURES IN ACTING offered Saturday
9:30 -10:30 am for 1st through 3rd Grade.
Class 8: ACTING WORKSHOP offered Saturday 10:30-
11:30 am for 4th through 6th Grade.
Classes at UNION STATION, H&R BLOCK CITY STAGE (on
level B), 30 West Pershing, Kansas City Missouri.
Spring Term starts Monday, January 26 and runs
through April 13, 2015
Class 9: ACTING WORKSHOP offered Monday 6 – 7 pm
for 4th through 6th Grade.
Class 10: AUDITION & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP offered
Monday 7 - 8 pm for 7th through 12th Grade.
(Prerequisite for Class 10: Teen Acting
Conservatory or equivalent).
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