Casa Mañana Studios Classes

Registration for Spring 2021 Now Open

Casa Mañana Studios offers students the highest level of performing arts education. Our process-oriented training program is designed to foster successful young artists, actors and people.

  • Acting, Dance, and Musical Theatre Classes for ages 3-18
  • Apprentice Program
  • Musical Theatre Classes for students of all ages with special needs and abilities
  • Specialized Master Classes and Workshops


Spring 2021 Classes

Spring semester dates: February 1, 2021 – May 1, 2021

Registration opens on December 1.

Actor Studio (Grades 3-5)
Actor Studio (Grades 3-5)

This class will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills and tools required for developing the acting process while also helping to build the students’ self-awareness and confidence. Students will work on character development as they explore making big choices and taking risks!

Teacher: Morgan Haney
Class Days/ Times:
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 3-5
Cost: $350

 

 

Actor Studio (Grades 3-5)

Actor Studio (Grades 3-5)

This class will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills and tools required for developing the acting process while also helping to build the students’ self-awareness and confidence. Students will work on character development as they explore making big choices and taking risks!

Teacher: Morgan Haney
Class Days/ Times:
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 3-5
Cost: $350

 

 

Actor Studio (Grades 6-9)

Actor Studio (Grades 6-9)

This acting class will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills and tools required for developing the acting process. Students will build self-awareness and learn the actor’s vocabulary as they work towards demonstrating the ability to be an honest actor.  This class is great for any young performer looking to strengthen their acting skills.

Teacher: Jacque Campbell-Disher
Class Days/ Times:
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:35 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6-9
Cost: $350

 

 

Advanced Actor Studio (Grades 6-12)

Advanced Actor Studio (Grades 6-12)

Designed for the experienced performer ready to take their skills to the next level, this acting class will introduce students to advanced character building techniques and methods. Instructor approval is required.

Teacher: Sarah Gay
Class Days/ Times:
In-Person: Mondays 4:30 – 5:25 p.m. OR Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6-12
Cost: $350

 

Broadway Studio: Curious George (Pre-K)

Broadway Studio: Curious George (Pre-K)

Pre-K students will love this fun and friendly class that focuses on exploring music and with both voice and body! Students will learn to sing along with simple songs and explore character development through the story of Curious George. Each week they will play fun theatre games, develop important motor skills through dance and movement, learn stage directions and basic theatre terms, and learn to express themselves creatively. Students will work toward a final showcase and will have access to a digital recording at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Jacque Campbell-Disher OR Meghan Webb
Class Days/ Times:
In-Person: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. OR Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. OR Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. OR Saturdays, 10 – 10:45 a.m., Virtual: Mondays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person OR Virtual
Age: Pre-K (3-5)
Cost: $250

 

Broadway Studio: Willy Wonka (Grades K-1)

Broadway Studio: Willy Wonka (Grades K-1)

Join us in Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for this beginning musical theatre class for young performers! Broadway Studio is a great sampler of everything Casa Mañana Studios has to offer. Over the course of a semester, students will sing songs, act out scenes, and learn simple dance steps and combinations to material from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will work toward a final showcase and will have access to a digital recording at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Jacque Campbell-Disher OR Meghan Webb
Class Days/ Times:
In-Person: Tuesdays, OR Wednesdays, 4:30-5:25 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:00 – 11:55 a.m., Virtual: Mondays, 4:30 – 5:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person OR Virtual
Age: Grades K-1
Cost: $350

 

Broadway Studio: Mary Poppins (Grades 2-3)

Broadway Studio: Mary Poppins (Grades 2-3)

Students will work on songs, scenes and choreography from the musical Mary Poppins while working to improve their singing, acting and dancing abilities. Students will work toward a final showcase and will have access to a digital recording at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Hannah Argüelles, Jacque Campbell-Disher OR Rachel Poole
Class Days/ Times:
In-Person: Wednesdays at 5:30-6:25 p.m., OR Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m., Virtual: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person OR Virtual
Age: Grades 2-3
Cost: $350

 

Broadway Studio: Wicked (Grades 4-5)

Broadway Studio: Wicked (Grades 4-5)

Join us for this wickedly fun musical theatre class. Students will work on songs, scenes and choreography from the hit musical Wicked while working to improve their singing, dancing and acting abilities. Students will work toward a final showcase and will have access to a digital recording at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Rachel Poole OR Meghan Webb
Class Days/ Times:
In-Person: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5:30-6:25 p.m. OR Saturdays 11:00 – 11:5 a.m., Virtual: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person OR Virtual
Age: Grades 4-5
Cost: $350

 

Improv! (Grades 6+)

Improv! Grades 6+

Improv is BACK!  This improv class will encourage students to think on their feet.  Through various exercises, students will work to create new characters within seconds, while learning to be bold and to take risks!

Teacher: Morgan Haney
Class Days/ Times:
Thursdays, 6:00 – 6:55 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6+
Cost: $350

 

Broadway Studio Sr. (Grades 6-12)

Broadway Studio Sr. (Grades 6-12)

Work with a musical theatre professional to strengthen your dance and vocal technique, emotional range and character portrayal. Students will work on solo and ensemble repertoire from popular Broadway musicals.

We encourage students in this class to also enroll in Broadway Dance 1 offered Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:30-7:25 p.m. This class will continue to build and improve each performer’s dance skills and abilities, helpful while taking Broadway Studio Sr.

Teacher: Hannah Argüelles
Class Days/ Times:
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6-12
Cost: $350

Live on Stage! Annie Kids (Grades 2-4, 4-6)

Live on stage! Annie Kids (Grades 2-4, 4-6)

Live on Stage! is an exciting and challenging class that focuses on preparing students for a final performance at the end of the year on the Casa Mañana main stage with lights and sound. This semester we will produce Annie Kids. Students audition for parts and rehearse the show throughout the semester to be performed in May. Performances tentatively set for Saturday, May 1. More details to come.

Pre-requisite: Broadway Studio, Camp Casa or similar experience. We encourage students in this class to also enroll in Musical Theatre Dance offered Tuesdays from 4:30-5:25 p.m. Musical Theatre Dance will continue to build and improve their dance skills and abilities and will be helpful while taking Live on Stage!

Teacher: Hannah Argüelles and Sarah Gay
Class Days/ Times:
Wednesdays (Grades 2-4) 4:30-6:00 p.m. OR Fridays (Grades 4-6) 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 2-4, 4-6
Cost: $500

Musical Theatre Dance (Grades 3-6)

Musical Theatre Dance (Grades 3-6)

This class is perfect for elementary performers looking to build and improve their dance skills! Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this beginner musical theatre/jazz style class.


Teacher:
Nigel Hall
Class Days/ Times:
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 3-6
Cost: $250
Register Here

 

Broadway Dance 1 (Beg/Int)

Broadway Dance 1 (Beg/Int)

Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this beginning level musical theatre/jazz style class.


Teacher:
Nigel Hall
Class Days/ Times:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25 p.m. OR Thursdays, 6:30-7:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 4+
Cost: $300
Register Here

Broadway Dance 2 (Int/Adv)

Broadway Dance 2 (Int/Adv)

Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this intermediate musical theater/jazz style class. Instructor approval is required.

Teacher: Nigel Hall
Class Days/ Times:
Mondays, 4:30-5:25 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6+
Cost: $300
Register Here

 

Broadway Dance 3 (Adv)

Broadway Dance 3 (Adv)

For students with previous dance training. Students will strengthen their technique, vocabulary and conditioning in this advanced musical theatre/jazz style class. Instructor approval is required.

Teacher: Merrill West
Class Days/ Times:
Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 7+
Cost: $350

Register Here

 

Adult Dance

Adult Dance

Join Nigel Hall in this advanced dance class for skilled dancers 18 and up.

Teacher: Nigel Hall
Class Days/ Times:
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on:

February 28 – Celebrate Black History Month with a combination from Dreamgirls

March 7 – Move and groove to your favorite Boy Band tunes

March 14 – Be sassy and classy dancing to songs by Girl Groups

March 21 – Practice your contemporary musicality and technique with singer/songwriter music.

March 28 – Feed your soul as you check in with yourself with this dance class promoting mental health.

Class Type: In-Person
Age: 18+
Cost: $15

 

Triple Threat (Grades 6-12)

Triple Threat (Grades 6-12) – Audition Only

Triple Threat classes are our most advanced musical theatre classes for middle and high school students dedicated to and passionate about acting, singing and dancing. Triple Threat has two levels, each further divide into separate companies determined by age and experience levels, which work together and separately throughout the year. Triple Threat is a year-long class. Auditions for the 2021-2022 year will be announced soon.

 

Triple Threat Level 1

Triple Threat Level 1

Triple Threat classes are our most advanced, year-long musical theatre classes for middle and high school students dedicated to and passionate about acting, singing and dancing.  Triple Threat: Level 1 has two distinct companies determined by age and experience levels, which work together and separately throughout the year.  Every week, students will receive 2 hours of training to focus on all three specialized skills. Triple Threat students have the option and are encouraged to register for a Broadway Dance class as well as an Advanced Acting class, for discounted tuition.  Admission is by audition only. Triple Threat is a year-long class. Auditions for the 2021-2022 year will be announced soon.

Teacher: Hannah Argüelles, Sarah Gay and Jessica Humphrey
Class Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6-12
Cost: $800

 

Triple Threat Level 2

Triple Threat Level 2

Triple Threat classes are our most advanced, year-long musical theatre classes for middle and high school students dedicated to and passionate about acting, singing and dancing.  Triple Threat: Level 2 has three distinct companies determined by age and experience levels, which work together and separately throughout the year.  Every week, students will receive 3 hours of training including an hour each of specialized acting, vocal, and dance training.  A final showcase of work is presented during TheatreFest, May 16, 2021.  Triple Threat students have the option and are encouraged to register for a Broadway Dance class as well as an Advanced Acting class, for discounted tuition.  Admission is by audition only.

Teacher: Jessica Humphrey
Class Days/Times:
Mondays, 5:35 – 8:30 p.m.
Class Type: In-Person
Age: Grades 6-12
Cost: $1200

Musical Theatre Production for All Abilities

Musical Theatre Production for All Abilities

This is a semester-long class for older students with special care needs. Students will work together (virtually) to create a final performance for the end of the semester. Please contact education@casamanana.org for more information.

Teacher: Tina Farquhar and Diane Powell
Class Days/ Times:
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Class Type: Virtual
Age: 13 and up
Cost: $300

 

CMS Spring 2021

CMS Fall 2020

Semester: February 1, 2021 – May 1, 2021

First week of classes: February 1-6, 2021

NO CLASSES: March 15-20, 2021

Final week of classes: April 26 – May 1, 2021

Payments

Payments

Prices listed on Active.com Registration Portal include a $25 registration fee ($50 for camps) unless otherwise noted.

Multi-person and multi-session discounts (10%) are automatically applied to your order when you check out. Multi-person and multi-session discounts cannot be applied to future registrations.

Please be sure to keep your payment information updated if anything changes, such as a new credit card or billing address, by logging into your online account or contacting the Education Office. Email reminders will be sent out prior to each payment date, but it is the family’s responsibility to keep current on their billing information.

We accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Check, or Cash. There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

Class Payment Options

Class Payment Options

  • • Pay in full at the time of registration.
  • • Pay a 15% deposit on the total order and enroll in automatic billing.  The balance will be debited in one lump sum, automatically, on the 20th of the first month of class.
  • • Pay a 15% deposit on the course and enroll in an automatic billing payment plan. If you select a payment plan, you will pay your remaining balance in 3 equal payments over 3 months (semester classes) or 6 equal payments over the next 7 months (yearlong classes). Fall semester payments should be made on the day of registration and again on September 20, October 20 and November 20.
  • • Spring Semester payments should be made on the day of registration and again on February 20, March 20 and April 20.  Yearlong payments should be made on the day of registration and again on September 20, October 20, November 20, February 20, March 20 and April 20. Please note that if you register in the same month in which a class begins, you will then be making two payments for the first month. (For example, if you register on September 1st, your next payment will be due on September 20.)
  • • To secure enrollment for both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 at the time of Fall registration, a registration fee will be paid for both semesters, locking in a discounted rate for Spring classes. Payments for the Fall semester tuition will be made as listed above. Spring semester tuition payments will start in February 2021.

Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • • Class registrations canceled two weeks or more before the start date will be issued a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee.
  • • Class registrations canceled less than two weeks from the start date and before the second day of class will only receive a refund (minus a $25 administrative fee) if the spot can be filled by a student on the waitlist.
  • • Absolutely no refunds after the second day of class. First-time families (families who have never before registered for CMS classes or camps) are eligible to receive a refund, minus the cancellation fee, up until the second week of classes.
  • • If you enroll in a payment plan and choose to cancel, your remaining balance is still due according to your payment plan and the refund policy.
  • • A full refund will be issued for classes canceled due to low enrollment.
  • • Registering for both Fall and Spring semesters during Fall registration includes the non-refundable registration fee of $25 per semester ($50 total). Cancellations that occur at any time during the year will be handled in compliance with the semester-long class cancellation policy above.• No refunds will be given for classes that have to switch to online meetings for any reason.

By registering for a class, you agree to all of the above policies and procedures.

Summer Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

Summer Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

For cancellation policies, please email the Education office at education@casamanana.org, as policies have changed in response to COVID-19.

By registering for a summer camp, you agree to all of the above policies and procedures.

Class Rules

Class Rules

1. The student will treat the instructors and other students with respect at all times.

2. The student will not use any cell phones, iPods, CD players, electronic games, or any other electronic distractions during class. Students will have access to a phone in special circumstances and emergencies.

3. The student will participate in a positive manner during class.

4. The student will refrain from using inappropriate language and gestures during class.

5. The student will not eat or chew gum during class.

6. The student will be responsible for any and all personal items that they bring with them to class. Items must be stowed in a book bag or purse.

7. The only drink that you may carry with you to class is water. It must be in a bottle or a cup with a lid. No open containers are allowed in the classrooms.

Class Dress Policies and Safety Guidelines

Class Dress Policies:

1. Hair must be pulled back and off of the student’s face; a ponytail or half-up ‘do is fine, a bun is not required.

2. Dance shoes – jazz or ballet – are appropriate.

3. No loose-fitting clothing or jeans. Attire should be semi-fitted or fitted.

4. No jewelry.


Acting Classes:

1. Students should be comfortable “dressed to move.”

2. Closed-toe shoes are required.

3. No Jewelry.


Broadway and Musical Theatre Dance Classes:

1. Students need to have form-fitting clothes that are comfortable to move in, while not prohibiting them from stretching or dancing. ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS OR SKIRTS.

2. Hair must be pulled back away from your face. No jewelry.

3. Jazz shoes are required for every class. There are no specific requirements as far as brands of Tap or Jazz shoes.

Safety guidelines


  • Please review our response to COVID-19, here.

* As of January 11, 2021.

Updates on Symptom Screening:

According to the CDC’s update on November 3, 2020,

  • CDC does not currently recommend educational institutions conduct symptom screening for all students in grades K-12 on a routine basis.
  • Parents, caregivers, or guardians (“caregivers”) are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening.
  • Students who are sick should not attend classes in-person.


Infection Prevention Steps:

  • Staff training will be held prior to the semester start date to review all safety procedures and how to carry out proper sanitization, etc.
  • Staff will be asked to self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever check, etc.) and for known close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19 each day they teach.
  • Cleaning of the theater and studios will take place daily.
  • Extra sanitization will take place in the bathrooms between classes. Frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down on a regular basis.

Class Structure:

  • Classes (Broadway Studio, Dance and Acting classes) will have a 10-student capacity with 1-2 teachers
  • Classes such as Triple Threat and Live on Stage with larger total class capacities will be split into smaller cohorts and work on a rotating basis with up to 3 different teachers in 3 different locations.
  • No more than two classes will be held in the same building at any given time.
  • Class spaces being used for the spring semester will include Studio A, Studio B, Cabaret, Lobby, and Stage.
  • Classes working toward a final showcase will have access to a digital recording at the end of the semester. At this time, parents will not be invited into the building for in-person final performances. Parents will be notified of any changes to this plan in a timely manner.
  • Drop Off:
  • The studio and theatre lobbies will be closed to prevent group gatherings. Parents and students will not be allowed to gather in the lobby prior to, during, or after class.
  • You may park at the front of the building to walk your child to the front door of the theater or rehearsal studios where their class is held. Your child’s teacher will receive them at the entrance and direct them straight to their classroom. No parents will be permitted in the building.
  • Parents are asked to screen their students for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever check, etc.) prior to each class.
    • Please do NOT bring your student to class if they have a fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, are exhibiting three or more symptoms of COVID-19/other infectious illnesses, or have had known close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitizer will be issued to every student upon arrival and will be available in each classroom.
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  • While In Class:
  • All staff will be required to wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth.
  • ALL students will be required to wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth while attending class/in the building.
    • According to the CDC, “Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).”
    • AND “There is currently not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of face shields for source control. Therefore, the CDC does not currently recommend the use of face shields as a substitute for masks”
    • Face shields may, however, be worn in addition to masks if desired.
  • There will be increased and enforced supervision of hand washing/use of medical-grade hand sanitizer for students and staff
  • Social distancing will be encouraged in-class interactions, staging, etc.
  • Access to water fountains will not be available. Please bring a full, clearly labeled water bottle to each class.
  • Pick-Up:
    Parents may wait at the front door to walk their child back to the main parking lot or choose to wait in the carpool line where teachers will supervise pick-up.
  • How You Can Help:
  • Parents should screen students for symptoms of COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses prior to each class. If symptoms are present, notify staff IMMEDIATELY and do NOT bring your child to class.  (Symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100F, known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19)

If COVID-19 is confirmed in a student or staff member:

  • Casa will not close the entire studio should a positive case occur in a student or instructor. We will evaluate on a class by class basis. Should there be a need for a quarantine period, classes may move online for two weeks or more and resume in-person as soon as deemed safe.
  • We will be as transparent as possible in our communication with families and contact tracing and trust that families will do the same for us.
  • Please see the “COVID-19 Response” for further information on what steps will be taken in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case.