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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.

The Magic School Bus - 1

Class #1S - The Magic School Bus - 1

5-7pm - M-F from Jun 26, 2017 through Jun 30, 2017
at Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City - 5700 King, Shawnee, Kansas.

This class (Class #1S) is for performers Preschool - Kindergarten. Tuition is $100 ($90 for multiple family members or season subscribers)

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The Magic School Bus - 2

Class #2S - The Magic School Bus - 2

5-7pm - M-F from Jun 26, 2017 through Jun 30, 2017
at Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City - 5700 King, Shawnee, Kansas.

This class (Class #2S) is for performers 1st thru 3rd Gr. Tuition: $100 ($90 for multiple family members or season subscribers)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factor

Class #3S - Charlie and the Chocolate Factor

9am-5pm - M-F from Jul 10, 2017 through Jul 22, 2017
at City Stage in Union Station - 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, Missouri.

This class (Class #3S) is for performers 9 to 13 yrs old (Section 1) Tuition: $375 if enrolled by 5/1/17 ($337 for multiple family members, season subscribers or USKC members)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Class #4S - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

9am-5pm - M-F from Jul 10, 2017 through Jul 22, 2017
at H&R Block City Stage in Union Station - 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

This class (Class #4S) is for performers 14 to 18 yrs old (section 2) Tuition: $375 if enrolled by 5/1/2017 ($337 for multiple family members, season subscribers or USKC members)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Class #5s - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

9am-5pm - M-F from Jul 24, 2017 through Aug 04, 2017
at Goppert Theatre at Avila University - 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

This class (Class #5s) is for performers 7th-12th Grade. Tuition: $350 ($315 for Avila employees, multiple family members or season subscribers).

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