The Studio at MCA - Classes for Ages 9-13

2022/23 Studio Schedule
Classes start the week of September 12th.  


After a wonderful summer of in-person shows at Summer Stage, we are thrilled to have returning, and new students 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 | $66 per month
90 minute classes | $96 per month

Plus a one time $25 Registration Fee.
Slight discounts apply when taking multiple classes.

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Mondays: 5:45 – 6:45 | Wednesdays: 6:30 – 7:30
Teacher: Megan 

Your young performing apprentice will explore the next level of skills needed to become a confident musical theatre performer. Skills will include but are not limited to exploration of harmonies, solo vocal preparation, complex dance combinations, and the introduction to various dance and musical theatre styles.

Tuesdays: 6:15 – 7:15 
Teacher: Taye Hopkins

Tons of fun is the best way to describe a class in improvisation. Young actors will be introduced to the “rules” of improvisation and sharpen their ability to think on the spot through exercises and games. While having a blast, they will discover new and exciting ways to tell a story, create a character and build a strong ensemble.

Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30
Teacher: TBA

Understanding the importance of timing, listening and reacting, being in the moment, creating an environment, and so many other skills will be introduced as our young actors take it up a notch. These skills will be developed as students work on more complex scenes and monologues.

BROADWAY PROS (Ages 12-15)
Mondays: 5:45 – 6:45
Teacher: Aimee Ferenz

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. This is great preparation for musicals at schools, community theaters and the Mainstage Center for the Arts Musical Theatre Company.

Mondays: 7:00 – 8:30
Teacher: Aimee Ferenz & Lindsay Deal

This is a Musical Theatre performance based class where students will be working on a full-scale musical  which will be performed at the Dennis Flyer Theatre! This year’s Musical Theatre Company will perform the Broadway Musical “13” pending royalties and class size.  (Please see prerequisite information below.)

**Students in the class that are not yet in high school must also be enrolled in Broadway Pros, Harmony Show Choir, Showstopper Acting or Private Voice Lessons at Mainstage Center for the Arts.**

ACE YOUR AUDITION (Ages 13 and up)  
Thursdays: 6:15 – 7:15
Teacher: Courtney Bird 

This class is designed for those young performers who want to learn how to command a room and catch a director’s eye. Skills will include how to select, prepare and present the best audition material. Students will be encouraged to bring in the audition materials they need to prepare for school performances or college and community theater auditions. 
Professional actors and educators will occasionally be invited in to give additional feedback. 
Being the best prepared at an audition is often the key to success.

ACTING COMPANY (Ages 13 and up)  
Thursdays: 7:15 – 8:45
Teacher: Courtney Bird 

This is a performance and skill based class geared to those students who want to strengthen their acting skills and have the opportunity to perform in fully staged non- musical plays.  Skills will include character development, improvisation, script analysis, and brave acting choices.  Two plays will be produced on January 13th and June 9th.


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

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Mainstage Center for the Arts

27 S. Black Horse Pike

Blackwood, NJ 08012