The Studio at MCA - High School Classes

Acting,Improvisation and
Musical Theatre Classes

for High School Age students

Mainstage Center for the Arts  at Academy Hall
27 S. Black Horse Pike
Blackwood, NJ       856-302-6485


We are sooooooo thrilled to officially reopen our building and to invite your young artists to join us for a great season of classes.  Our staff is a combination of silver and gold, returning and new.  We know your kids are going to love them all.  Learn more about them on our Meet the Teachers page. 

 Classes are listed in order of age range from youngest to oldest.  

45 – 60 minute classes   $60 per month
90 minute classes   $90. per month

plus $25. registration fee
Slight discounts apply when taking multiple classes. 



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Teacher: Craig Hutchings
Thursday     6:30 – 7:30

IMPROVISATION, one of the best ways to improve a students craft. Actors will learn the tools and develop the skills to think on the spot, to keep the story going even when a line is dropped. They will build confidence, teamwork and the ability to really listen to one another to move a story forward. Through the use of theatre games and other improvisational techniques, students will learn to truly explore the what, where, when and why of any character they play.



BROADWAY PROS (Ages 11-15)
Teachers: Lindsay Deal, Aimee Ferenz
Mondays: 5:45 – 6:45
The intensity of study grows as students at this level travel through the ages of Broadway Musicals learning dance combinations from different eras of musicals while also focusing on acting through song.

Teachers: Lindsay Deal, Aimee Ferenz
Mondays: 7:00 – 8:30
This is a Musical Theatre performance based class where students will be working on a full-scale musical performance, which will be performed at the Dennis Flyer Theatre!
* Students who are not yet  in high school must also  be enrolled in Broadway Apprentice’s, Broadway Pros, or currently taking MCA classes/lessons in 2 of the 3 disciplines (acting, dance, voice) in order to register for Musical Theater Company.



THESPIAN PROS     High School Acting
Teacher: Kayleigh Corn
Thursdays.    6:45 – 7:45

Actors will meet weekly to expand upon the skills they’ve learned and study new forms of performance methods. Scene study will be an early focus, leading to character work and world-building techniques. We will have a focus on new media forms of performance as well as the individual performance with the desired result being a stronger ability to make interesting choices quickly. All of these skills will benefit the actors in auditions as well as on stage or on the set.

ACTING COMPANY   –  Ages 13 and up  
Teacher: Craig Hutchings
Thursdays      7:45 – 9:15

This is a performance based class focusing on non-musical plays. The class will present two performances each year. Students wishing to participate in Company must also be enrolled in a Mainstage Acting class to develop the skills that will be reinforced in the rehearsal process of Company. 


We also offer Private Lessons in Voice, Piano and Guitar.  
Please refer to our Private Lesson page.


Academy Hall    

27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ


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