Theatre and Drama

Production companies and groups providing theatrical opportunities for children.

Act II
Contact: Jill Ruchete @ 636-391-0624 or Shelley Spence 636-391-8897
Annual drama production organized by homeschooled students for homeschooled students. West County area.

COCA – Center for Contemporary Arts
524 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130
Performances, exhibitions, educational programs, classes and camps in performing and visual arts: drama, dance, painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, magic, circus, moving making, and photography.

Daughters of Grace Dance Company
1238 Continental Dr., Wentzville, MO 63385
Contact:  Christi Berry
Daughters of Grace Dance Company is a non-profit dance and arts ministry located in Wentzville, MO offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Choir, Show Choir, Music Theory, Drama, and Fitness classes to homeschoolers. The mission at Daughters of Grace Dance Company is to lead young women onto a path of positive self-image based upon biblical principles and the way that God views us and the use of our bodies to glorify Him. Instructors are dedicated to not only the child’s growth as an artist, but also their spiritual growth as well. Classes  are for homeschool children ages 3-17.

DaySpring School of the Arts
2500 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
DaySpring Centre for Arts & Education is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to training our students in the arts & academics with excellence and to equip them to use the arts & their skills effectively in their lives, however, God intends.
A full program of serious training in the performing & fine arts, including classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, drama, musical theatre, art, stagecraft, chamber music, beginning musical theatre, musicianship, & private music lesson in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, trumpet, percussion & jazz.
See listing under Learning Centers for full details.

Encore Academy – School of Performing Arts
8175 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO  63119
Encore Academy, located in Webster Groves, offers a variety of musical theater, drama, and improvisation classes for children ages 3 to 12.  The goal of the classes is to build confidence, work on theatrical skills and have a lot of fun!  Most classes occur during the after school hours of 4:30 to 5:30 with a morning class for little ones ages 3 to 5.  Also available:  Encore Performers that will be performing around St. Louis and will meet on Saturdays, Parents Night Out on the Third Friday of the month, and spring break and summer camps.

Eureka Arts Council
PO Box 212, Eureka, MO 63025
Contact: Karen Crimi
Children’s art and theatre summer camps.

Family Musical Theater
4108 Pasco Dr, St. Louis, MO 63129
314 894-0572
FMT is a non-profit organization that produces an annual full-scale musical production each summer to benefit a local charity. On stage, backstage, and orchestra volunteer opportunities.

Front & Center Theater
Mailing address: P.O. Box 61, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Our Home Address: Front & Center Theater, 300 Sinclair Ave., South Roxana, IL
Pamela Jenkinson, Owner
Theatrical productions, camps and workshops (for children ages 6-14), educational outreach programs, and children’s theatre.

Gateway Center for the Arts
204 Elm Street, Washington, MO
phone: 636-239-8939
Offers homeschool classes in dance (tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, and creative movement), tumbling, art (intro to art, pottery and advanced art), theatre, sign language, Chinese, creative writing, music (intro to music and beginning guitar), and various classes for special needs children.

Harper, Cynthia
Troy, IL 62294
Theatrical productions, camps and classes for home schooled students of all ages offered by this degreed (ME.A. in both Education and Theatre) professional with over thirty years of experience in education and theatre arts for young people. This previously home schooling mother offers programs that can be brought to your church or co-op location any where in the St. Louis metropolitan area. References from home school families are available.

LifeLight Youth Theatre
Contact: Michelle Beasley
Weekly drama classes, workshops and wholesome productions for home schooled students. Classes meet on Mondays at Grace Community Chapel on Mexico Rd. in St. Peters, MO. Michelle Beasley also offers beginning home school ballet classes are Mondays through the St. Charles Christian Home Educators group from 11:45am-12:30pm at Grace Community Chapel For more information on ballet classes please call 636-240-0909

Make Believe Theatre and Arts Centre
307 Droste Rd., St. Charles, MO 63301
Make Believe Theatre offers family friendly classes in Drawing, Hip Hop, Theatre, Storytelling, and Creative Movement, just to list a few. Conveniently located in the St. Charles area, we ensure your children have a fun time learning to express themselves through the arts. We also offer adult classes in auditioning and art.

Metro Theatre Company
8308 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-2814
Theatre company for young people, summer performing arts program for ages 7-12, classes, camps, and professional development for teachers.

Muny Kids and Muny Teens
The Muny, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63112
Outdoor musical theater. Muny Kids and Muny Teens are performing troupes made up of students with exceptional voice and dance talent and stage presence. They participate in about 75 performances yearly in such venues as the Variety Club telethon, UMB Bank Pavilion, First Night, Fair St. Louis, Raging Rivers Water Park, the Muny Holiday show and some will have the opportunity to perform in one of the outdoor Muny productions each season.

Oliver, Amanda
Drama classes and productions for home schooled students through SHARE at Grace United Church of Christ.

Piwacket Theatre
Off the Cuff Productions, 663 Fairview, St. Louis, MO 63119
Theatrical productions, camps and workshops (for children ages 6-14), educational outreach programs, and children’s theatre.

Providence Fine Arts Center
New Hope Baptist Church, 4450 Edmundson Road, Edmundson, MO  63134
Contact person:  Michelle Schaefer
phone: 314-489-7630
Providing instrumental, vocal, and drama programs including a preschool class, four orchestras, three choirs, two drama programs, and several instrumental classes, designed for young children through high school ages. All classes meet conveniently on Thursdays to help homeschoolers save gas money and time.

Musical Theater and Plays that give students the ‘Broadway’ experience in a safe homeschool environment
Singing, acting, dancing, improv games, interpersonal, communication and social skills
Sibling discounts available
8809 Gravois Rd., Affton, MO  63123
(314) 556-7110

St. Charles Community College
Division of Corporate and Community Development
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376-2865
Drama classes. Open to all students.

St. Charles County Christian Home Educators (SCCHE)
St. Charles County, MO and surrounding areas
Michael and Margaret Porch
(636) 441-5470
Learning center providing various age divided classes in art, drama, choir, band, and ballet – for SCCHE members only.

St. Louis Shakespeare
4579 Laclede Avenue #345
St. Louis, MO 63108
Three-week intensive auditioned summer camp for high school students, outreach performances and discounted matinee performances to school groups. Productions begin at 10 AM and run approximately 2 1/2 hours (including the intermission). School groups are invited to stay for a post-production Question & Answer session with the cast, crew, and director. The performances are recommended for grades 7 and above.
Shakespeare’s complete works on-line

Spotlight Productions
Rockwood School District Community Education Department
Community theatrical productions. Auditions open to all area students.

STAGES Performing Arts Academy
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017
636 530-5959
Offers courses year-round for students of all ages and experience levels in the musical theatre disciplines of dance, voice and drama.

Summer Show Choir Camp
Held at Rockwood Summit High School
Contact: Dana Clifton-Clark
Week long summer camp with singing, dancing and drama. Classes offered during the school year through Evangelical Free Church on Weidman Road and the Community Education Department of Rockwood School District.

Viola, Becky
Provides children’s theatres workshops, drama classes, including home school drama classes, and camps through a variety of community and church venues in the West County area.

Visual Manna
Faith Christian Academy, Branson Missouri
Two week Christian camp program in drama, art, dance and music.

West County Family YMCA
16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Y-Rep children theatre classes and two annual theatrical productions, as well as radio programming and production.

Young People’s Opera
Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road, St. Louis, MO 63119-7910
314 963-4248
Opera Theatre offers professionally staged opera productions performed by young people for audiences of all ages, usually during the fall term. They also provide a variety of outreach and mentoring programs, classes, scholarships, and internships.

Young Peoples’ Theatre
St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376-2865
(636) 922-8000
A performing arts program by kids and their families for people of all ages.

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