The Early Stages

Children ages 3-6 are introduced to theatre with CTW’s Early Stages Company.

Theatre Classes for The Early Stages

3-4 year olds

Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in this weekly, 45 minute drop-in class for young people ages 3 and 4. Our teacher will incorporate song, movement, and puppetry to guide our youngest performers into improved theatrical understandings and practices.

Classes are $5 each for drop-in, or you can purchase a five-class flex pass for $20. The flex pass doesn’t expire until May 31, 2018! Purchase the flex pass here, or when you come to class!

December 2017 and January 2018
3-4 Year Old Dates
(All 9:30 am-10:15 am)

December 7
December 14
December 21
No Early Stages December 28!
January 4
January 11
January 18
January 25

Stay tuned for February 2018 dates!

5-6 year olds

Introduction to theatre, using play and story drama to introduce character development. Students will begin to practice auditioning and basic theatrical terms with CTW Teacher and Early Stages Director, Haven Bradam.

Students ages 5-6 in the Early Stages Company students attend one-hour classes on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks.

Winter/Spring 2018 Class Times for 5-6 olds:

January 13-March 3, 2018 (Saturdays)
9:00-10:00 am

Winter/Spring 2018 Early Stages Performance

The 5-6 year old Early Stages performers will rehearse 10-15 minute plays, which will both encourage reading and accommodate for students who are very early in their reading skills. These plays will be selected once the class roster is set, to better ensure the students are set up to succeed. Each child will do an audition in their class, and the teacher will assign roles to each child.

Rehearsals will begin around January 22nd, and will meet once a week from 6-7 pm. The actual calendar will depend on the students’ availability.

The Early Stages students will perform their 10-15 minute plays on March 3, 2018, at 1:00 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW. This will be a free and public performance, with costumes and sets.

Tuition Costs

$100 per semester for the 5-6 year olds
($10 off if you pay in full by November 27, 2017!)
For information about scholarship, click here.

3-4 year old creative drama classes are $5 per class, or $20 for 5 classes when you purchase your flex pass.

Important Upcoming Dates for Early Stages Winter/Spring 2018

October 27, 2017
Early Bird Registration Opens!

December 4, 2017
Scholarship Application for Winter/Spring 2018 is due today

January 6, 2018
Last day to register for Winter/Spring 2018

January 13, 2018
First day of Winter/Spring 2018 class

Week of January 22, 2018
Rehearsals begin

March 3, 2018
Last day of classes for Early Stages
1:00 pm performance of Early Stages play