There’s a new theatre adventure happening this summer, and you’re invited!
NextStop’s Summer Theatre Adventures are week-long theatre classes for rising 1st through 12th graders which follow a process-based curriculum to foster a life-long love of the performing arts. Each session is led and designed by highly experienced professional teaching artists, allowing students to explore different subjects and areas of theatre week by week.
Sessions meet Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Single week sessions present a showcase at 3:30 pm on Fridays, and “Let’s Put on a Show” sessions perform full productions on the Saturday at the end of the session.
June 24 – 28, 2019Register for READY
Little Adventurers: Ready, Set, Act!
Calling all budding actors! We will create characters, play theatre games, and make stories come to life in this acting class perfect for both first time actors and seasoned performers.
July 8 – 12, 2019Register for NEVERLAND
Little Adventurers: Neverland Adventure
Battle pirates, swim with mermaids, chase shadows, and fly high above London, as we explore the world of J.M. Barrie’s beloved fantasy, Peter Pan Jr. (Note: This exciting adventure can be taken alone or in conjunction with participation in Peter Pan Jr.)
July 15 – 20, 2019
(One Week Session for Younger Students)Register for PETER
Let’s Put On A Show: Peter Pan, Jr.
Join with the older students to rehearse and perform in the classic musical Peter Pan Jr! Our younger performers will be featured as Lost Boys and Brave Girls in this high-flying adventure! Students will get mini classes on acting, singing, dancing, character development, and we will rehearse to put on our very own production. Lead roles will be cast from upper grade students in the previous week. Students will be joining the ensemble for the second week of rehearsals and for all performances. (Final performances are on Saturday morning following the class.)
July 29 – August 2, 2019Register for STORY
Little Adventurers: Storytelling
Stories aren’t just for reading! We will act, sing, and dance some favorite stories and create some new ones as we work together to explore the art of storytelling on stage.
August 12 – 16, 2019Register for MUSICAL
Little Adventurers: Musical Mania
Musical theatre, here we come! Students play theatre games and learn the basics of acting, singing, and dancing. We will showcase select songs and dances at the end of the day on Friday.
August 19 – 23, 2019Register for RESCUE
Little Adventurers: To the Rescue!
We need a hero! From firefighters to Superman, we will explore and discover both the real and imaginary characters that help save the day.
July 8 – 20, 2019
(Two Week Session)Register for PAN
Let’s Put On A Show: Peter Pan, Jr.
Aspiring actors, singers, and dancers will work together to put on a full scale musical production! Whether you are a seasoned performer or this is your first time on stage, there is a spot in the cast for everyone! Students will get mini classes on acting, singing, and choreography, and we will rehearse to put on our very own production. Roles will be auditioned and assigned during first 2 days of class. (Final performances are on Saturday morning following the class.)
July 22 – 26, 20198Register for IMPROV
Whose line IS it anyway? Learn the art (and fun!) of acting without a script as we improvise our way through games, think on our feet, and create scenes without memorizing a single line! No experience necessary! This class is a NextStop favorite!
Let’s Put On A Show: High School Musical, Jr.
Final performances are on Saturday morning following the class.
ACTORS: Aspiring actors, singers, and dancers will work together to put on a full scale musical production! Whether you are a seasoned performer or this is your first time on stage, there is a spot in the cast for everyone! Students will get mini classes on acting, singing, and choreography, and we will rehearse to put on our very own production. Roles will be auditioned and assigned during first 2 days of class.
CREW (Only available for High School Musical, Jr.): Sign up for our Crew Section for two weeks of putting on a show for High School Musical, Jr. from the backstage perspective. Students will learn about theatrical design, scenic painting, and costuming while creating the items we will use in the final production. Our Student Crew will also be backstage during the final performances, serving as assistant stage managers, run crew members, and board operators.
August 19 -23, 2019Register for ACTING
Acting for the Stage
Dive into the artistic process! We will focus on skills that performers must master to succeed, including auditioning, developing a character, artistic collaboration, scene work and more..
June 17 – 28, 2019
(Two Week Session)Register for TEEN
NextStop Teen Company
By popular demand, a brand new opportunity for more experienced, teen performers to hone their talents in a two-week theatrical training program. Students will work with seasoned professional actors and directors to strengthen their skills through scene work, one-on-one coaching, and learning more advanced production numbers. The program will culminate with a premiere showcase of fully staged scenes and songs.
Teachers love questions! See our policies and FAQ below or e-mail our education coordinator at email@example.com or call (703)481-5930×2
Summer Education Programs take place at the following locations, all within a short walk of NextStop Theatre’s main facility in Herndon:
NextStop Theatre in Herndon / 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
Rhythm Street Dance Center in Herndon / 289 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
Reston Community Players Rehearsal Studio in Herndon / 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
Your session’s location will be e-mailed to you before classes begin.
Registration Fees and Payment
Tuition for one-week camps is $270-$295 (early bird) and $295-$320 (regular). Tuition for two-week camps is $650 (early bird) and $690 (regular). Early bird pricing ends March 1, 2019.
All registration fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Registration using a credit card is available online or by phone at (866) 811-4111. To register and pay by check, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 481-5930×0. Make checks payable to NextStop Theatre Company. A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks.
Our program day ends at 4:00 pm. After 4:15 pm, late fees are assessed at the rate of $1.50 per minute. Please contact email@example.com if you would like more information about before or after care options. Late fees are due upon pick up of the student.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Applications are due by April 30, 2018.
A full refund will be made in the event that a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A partial refund (minus a non-refundable 25% deposit) is available if a participant is withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program. No refunds will be made within 30 days of a program’s scheduled start date.
NextStop Theatre Company assumes no liability for injuries or damages arising from participation in any class or program.
Photos and/or video taken of participants during programs may be used without compensation or further consent of the participants and/or the parents/guardians of the participant.
NextStop Theatre Company is just moments away from Historic Downtown Herndon, Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station. NextStop has received rave reviews for showcasing a wide array of local talent, Broadway headliners, education programs, and locally-driven arts relevant to the community. NextStop is proud to host summer educational programs as part of its mission to foster a lifelong love of the performing arts.