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Winter Classes

"Thank you for bringing joy & excitement into our home."

Write the next hit musical. Get ready for your close-up or get up and dance! Online classes at Arena Stage allow young people to try something new or explore a favorite artform more deeply. No experience is required.

Need-based scholarships are available. 

Classes are one hour and meet once a week for eight weeks via Zoom. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

"My kids are learning, growing ... in a kind, compassionate, and creative environment." - Parent of Arena Stage Virtual class attendee

Winter Classes

  • Acting for the Camera

    Mondays (February 1  -  March 22)
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Participants: Grades 6 - 8
    Instructor: Mauricio Pita

    This class will explore the fundamentals of acting technique and learn how to apply them when performing on camera. In addition to developing their performance skills, we will practice using technical tools such camera angles, lighting and editing to enhance a performance and tell a compelling story.


    *Note: No class on Monday, February 15 (President's Day)
    Final class on Friday, March 26 (in lieu of Presidents Day)


  • Fashion Design

    Wednesdays (February 3 - March 24)
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Participants: Grades 4 and 5
    Instructor: Jamila Madyun

    Learn how to sketch like a fashion designer! We will start with developing mood boards that showcase the inspiration behind a unique fashion line. We will learn how to use a croquis (the quick, sketchy drawings of live models that designers use), create flat sketches, and add detail and design to our creations. 

    Cost: $145 (includes a $25 materials/USPS postage fee)


  • Mini Musical

    Thursdays (February 4 - March 25)
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Participants: Grades 5 - 8 
    Instructor: Wes Braver and Rebecca Campana

    The next hit musical is about to be written! Learn to tell a story with songs and scenes. Guided by a professional composer/lyricist and a professional director, we will work together to write and perform a short, one-of-a-kind musical for Zoom. Family and friends are invited to a reading of the musical on the last day of class. 

    Cost: $120 


  • Sign and Song

    Fridays (February 5 - March 26)
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Participants: Grades 6 - 8
    Instructor: Brandon Glass

    Explore your love of movement and expand your knowledge by learning a second language. Sign & Song is a space to learn your favorite songs in American Sign Language. The class will focus on vocabulary, language structure and even some of the culture of Deaf people in America, while we learn to express the emotion, meaning, and purpose in music. Join Brandon as we journey through movement, music, language and laughs, signing our favorite songs and learning ASL! 

    Cost: $120 



Wes Braver

Rebecca Campana

Brandon Glass

Jamila Madyun

Mauricio Pita


Full or partial need-based scholarships are available. Click here to complete a scholarship application and return it to by Friday, January 16, 2021.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by January 20, 2021. Scholarships must be accompanied by proof of need. This can either be a completed tax return from 2019 or proof of qualifying for benefits (ex. unemployment, SNAP, free lunch, etc.). We understand that many people’s circumstances have changed due to the pandemic. An optional supporting letter may be provided in addition to the proof of need.


Learn more about Arena's Winter Virtual Classes