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The MISSION of Theatre for Young America is to foster the educational and emotional growth of young people. Theatre for Young America believes that theatre artists must continually work on their instrument—THEMSELVES—with ever-changing exercises for their Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical thinking. All TYA classes are hands-on with an emphasis on vocal expression and listening, body movement skills, and engaging the imagination. “As arts budgets across the school districts shrink nationwide, young people are exploring their creativity outside the traditional school environment,” says a report from the Wallace Foundation. Theatre for Young America provides both exciting and fun theatre education classes that also 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 for English Language Arts.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES:  Theatre for Young America is delighted to make student referrals to performing arts groups or agencies that are offering opportunities for young performers.   Although we are a theatre, not a talent agency,  TYA is pleased that so many of our referrals are cast in productions in the area.  TYA is very proud of its students who continue to work successfully in the arts throughout the country, having received their early training at Theatre for Young America.

TUITION: Full School Year (2 semesters, Fall and Spring) paid at beginning of the year: $230.  Or tuition may be paid before the beginning of each of 2 semesters: $125 per semester.  There is a 10% discount for TYA Season Subscribers or for multiple enrollments from the same family.

Class #9 - TEEN ACTING CONSERVATORY 3

10:30 am - 11:30 pm - Saturdays from Sep 23, 2017 through Apr 28, 2018
at Goppert Theatre at Avila University - 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri

This class (Class #9) is for performers 7th through 12th grade

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Class #1 - PRETEND PLAYERS

5-6 pm - Tuesdays from Sep 19, 2017 through Apr 17, 2018
at Wonderscope - 5700 King, Shawnee, KS

This class (Class #1) is for performers 3.5 years through Kindergarten

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Class #2 - ADVENTURES IN ACTING

5-6 pm - Tuesdays from Sep 19, 2017 through Apr 17, 2018
at Wonderscope - 5700 King, Shawnee, KS

This class (Class #2) is for performers 1st - 3rd grade

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Class #3 - ACTING WORKSHOP

6-7 pm - Tuesdays from Sep 19, 2017 through Apr 17, 2018
at Wonderscope - 5700 King, Shawnee, KS

This class (Class #3) is for performers 4th-6th Gr.

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Class #4 - TEEN ACTING CONSERVATORY 1

7-8pm - Tuesdays from Sep 19, 2017 through Apr 17, 2018
at Wonderscope - 5700 King, Shawnee, KS

This class (Class #4) is for performers 7th-8th Gr.

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Class #5 - TEEN ACTING CONSERVATORY 2

7-8pm - Tuesdays from Sep 19, 2017 through Apr 17, 2018
at Wonderscope - 5700 King, Shawnee, KS

This class (Class #5) is for performers 9th-12th Gr.

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Class #6 - PRETEND PLAYERS

9:30-10:30 am - Saturdays from Sep 19, 2017 through Apr 17, 2018
at Avila University - 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

This class (Class #6) is for performers 3.5 years through Kindergarten

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Class #7 - ADVENTURES IN ACTING

9:30-10:30 am - Saturdays from Sep 23, 2017 through Apr 28, 2018
at Avila University - 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

This class (Class #7) is for performers 1st - 3rd grade

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Class #8 - ACTING WORKSHOP

10:30-11:30 am - Saturdays from Sep 23, 2017 through Apr 28, 2018
at Avila University - 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

This class (Class #8) is for performers 4th-6th Gr.

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