Classes, Workshops, and Educational Programs Offered Throughout the Year

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Classes for Kids

Summer Theatre Adventures are week long sessions for rising 1st-4th and 5th-9th graders during the summer in July and August.

See Summer Schedule or Register!

Spring Break Theatre Adventures

Grades: 1-8

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm April 10-15, 2017

It’s a Theatre Adventure during school Spring Break, and you’re invited! Students will explore the world of theatre with creative play, character creation, crafts, songs, movement, and theatre games. Learn the ins and outs of theatre while learning fun games and exercises to build confidence and foster creativity. Class meets five times with a small “sharing presentation” for friends and family on Friday afternoon. Registration: $275.00 for five 7-hour sessions.

Register for Spring Break Adventures

“Let’s Put On A Show”

Into the Woods, Jr

Grades 5-9

April 18-June 10, 2017

By popular demand, NextStop is adding a “Let’s Put on a Show!” program to the Spring! In this class, aspiring actors, singers, and dancers will learn how to put on a full scale musical production by practicing teamwork and cooperation. Whether your student is a seasoned performer or this is their first time on stage, students registered for this class are guaranteed a spot in the cast. Participants will take part in mini-courses on acting, singing, staging, and choreography, and will rehearse to put on their very own production. Roles will be auditioned on the first day of classes.

Class Meets 4/18-6/10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturdays from 9am-12pm

Final Performances: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10am & 1pm

Registration Fee: $625

Early Registration (before January 31): $475

Register for Let’s Put On A Show



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Actors Academy

For Rising High School Sophomores to Seniors. (Acceptance is by audition only.)

Auditions have concluded for 2016, and occur in late summer/early fall each year.

Study, train, and hone performance skills with professionals from the DC and New York theatre communities. Through this 10-month training program, students will gain invaluable skills, knowledge, resources and insight into what it really takes to live and succeed as a professional actor today.

Theatre Funday Monday

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Grades 1 to 8

Participants of all experience levels and ages “try out” theatre in this morning of games, fun characters, and imagination. This short workshop is also a great way to learn if your student might enjoy taking part in a Winter Escapes, Spring Break Theatre Adventures, or other full NextStop education program.

Escape Winter boredom! Over the course of 4 sessions on Tuesday afternoons, your student will learn confidence building theatre games, character creation, and skills to tell stories on the stage. Join our e-mail list to hear when 2018 Winter Programs are announced!

Register for Winter Escapes


Classes for Adults

Audition Bootcamp

Gain valuable insights and learn helpful strategies on how to prepare, what to do (and not do), and what directors are looking for during the casting process. Attendees will participate in two sessions focused on in depth discussion and exercises to develop audition skills. The final session will include a mock audition for and comprehensive feedback from local professional directors.

Adults and Students Age 16 and Older. Registration has ended for 2016. Audition Bootcamp is held each fall.


Introduction to Acting

Learn and develop the fundamental skills essential to the art of acting. Explore the exciting process of building a character, collaborating with a scene partner, and performing in front of a live audience.

Adults and Students Age 16 and Older. Registration has ended for 2016. Introduction to Acting is held each fall.

Classes are offered throughout the year. Join our e-mail list to hear when new dates are announced.

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