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Stage Door Performing Arts Academy

Stage Door Performing Arts Academy serves to educate and inspire children and young adults ages 3 through 18 in the performing arts. Offerings taught by our team of theatre professionals and educators include acting, musical theatre, film, costuming, set design, performance opportunities, and so much more!

We look forward to inspiring the next generation of theatre professionals & theatre goers!

Class information and performance opportunities listed below.

Creative Dance
A fun and engaging way to introduce your little ones to the performing arts. Students will learn dance fundamentals in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. All classes culminate in a combined showcase a the end of each semester.


Ages 3-5

Monday
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Virtual Stars
This is SDPA’s virtual version of our Stars group. The Virtual Stars will rehearse and perform their own virtual musical performance with an equal emphasis on voice, dance, and acting.


Ages 6-10

Monday

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Audition Prep
In this class students will receive coaching on how to audition for everything from college musical theatre programs, to film auditions, to professional theatre. Students will work on building audition packages that include at least one song and one monologue, as well as preparation for dance calls. Students will also have the opportunity to record any of their pieces for audition submissions. All classes culminate in a combined showcase at the end of each semester.


Ages 10-18

Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Stars
AUDITION ONLY

This is SDPA’s performance company for ages 6-10. In the Fall, the Stars are the ensemble and supporting roles in the Fall Musical with the Jr Company. In the Spring, the Stars perform their own show as the main feature of the Spring Showcase.

Ages 6-11

Tuesday
3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Musical Theatre Dance - Intermediate
Dance classes will focus on a foundation of jazz & ballet technique. Every few weeks the students will learn a new piece of choreography to Broadway music. Styles learned will include jazz, musical theatre, and hip-hop.. All classes culminate in a combined showcase at the end of each semester.


Ages 11-18

Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Musical Theatre Dance - Elementary
Musical Theatre Dance focuses on a foundation of jazz & ballet technique. Every few weeks the students learn a new piece of choreography to Broadway music. Styles include jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop, and tap. All classes culminate in a combined showcase at the end of each semester.


Ages 6-10

Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Jr Company
AUDITION ONLY

This is SDPA’s performance company for ages 11-18. The Fall Musical coordinates with the Stars to put on a large cast, Broadway-style show. The Spring Musical features only the Jr Company performers. Jr Company members are required to contribute at least 3 crew hours.


In the Fall after the Musical, Jr Company will audition to join the professional company’s performance of Christmas Carol. More details to follow.

Ages 10-18

M 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
W 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Acting - Elementary
Acting classes are a fun and focused time for kids to build confidence and learn a brand-new set of skills. Classes will teach traditional acting techniques while incorporating games and scene work. All classes culminate in a combined showcase at the end of each semester.


Ages 6-10

Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Acting - Intermediate
Acting classes are a fun and focused time for kids to build confidence and learn a brand-new set of skills. Classes will teach traditional acting techniques while incorporating games and scene work. All classes culminate in a combined showcase at the end of each semester.


Ages 11-18

Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Fall 2021 Calendar of Events:

August 9th – First day of classes, Auditions for Jr Company and Stars
September 6th – Classes cancelled for Labor Day
November 5-7 – Jr Company & Stars Performance Weekend
November 22-26 – Classes cancelled for Thanksgiving Week
December 6th – Fall 2021 Showcase
December 10th – Last day of classes!
December 13th –Auditions for Jr Company and Stars Spring performances

GO HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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Fall Class Registration is Now Open!

Classes for kids and adults start in September.

On-camera acting, musical theatre, auditon intensive, and more! Brush up your skills or learn something new in our fall classes. Kids can also audition for our Advanced Teen Ensemble, Intermediate Ensemble, Junior Ensemble, and Musical Theatre Ensemble performance groups!

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FALL CLASSES

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Disney's The Aristocats KIDS

 

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.

 

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

 

Grades: K-5

Directors: Johnna Barrett Mitchell, Vicki Chase, Stephen DeVillers

Cost: $350

Auditions: August 16, 18, & 21

Email Johnna Barrett Mitchell to schedule an audition!

 

Workshop Schedule:

Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays, September 8-October 6 (5:30pm-7:00pm)

Tech Week: Monday-Thursday, October 11-14 (5:30pm-7:00pm)

Performances: October 15 & 16 @ 7pm, October 17 @ 3pm

Email Johnna Barrett Mitchell for More Information

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Youth Improv

Improvisation is the most exhilarating and spontaneous form of theatre and is created entirely on the spot by the actors and the audience! Our improv class will teach you how to master the basics of unscripted work and educate you on the importance of collaboration on stage. Instruction will include various techniques such as quick thinking, scene creation, object work and environment vision, just to name a few.

 

What would you LEARN from improv classes?

  • Conversation Skills

  • Positivity

  • Confidence

  • Multi-tasking

  • Recognizing Emotions in Others

  • Self Awareness

 

But the most important aspect of improv is that it's ROLLICKING FUN! Our instructor, Jason Evans, has been facilitating improv for decades, performing with Whole World Theatre and Quantum Theatre. Jason is the Lead Programs Director for Autism Improvised.

 

Ages: 10-16

Cost: $250

Teacher: Jason Evans

Dates: Tuesdays, August 17-October 26 (5:30pm-7:00pm)

*No class October 12

Showcase Performance: October 26

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Dance for Musical Theatre

 

This high-energy dance class will help prepare participants for dance auditions and performance on the musical theater stage, as well as build confidence and stage presence. Each week, students will learn routines choreographed to well-known Broadway musicals, using steps and techniques specific to the current week's choreographical genre.  This class will benefit dancers of ALL levels and is taught by MAT Award-winning Choreographer,

Johnna Barrett Mitchell.

 

Grades: 4-12

Cost: $250

Teacher: Johnna Barrett Mitchell

Dates: Thursdays, August 19-October 28 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

*No class October 14

Showcase Performance: October 28

Register Now!

Act3 Arts Academy follows both weather and COVID-19 protocols set by Fulton County Schools. In addition, we are monitoring the guidance of the CDC and protocols are subject to change.

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Drama Camps

Take center stage this summer with in-person drama camps for ages 4-18. Camps are available at 5 convenient locations.

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In-Person Classes Return

This summer youth and teen classes will be held outdoors, and select adult classes will also be held in-person. Virtual options are also available.

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Alliance Theatre Educator Conference: Centering Justice

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Idris Goodwin will offer the keynote addresses for this virtual conference June 8-9.

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