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KidzAct Youth Classes at TNP

Showcase & Performance-Based Classes for Young Artists

Showcase classes are open to all young artists ages 4-17.  These classes are 6-8 week sessions running seasonally and focusing on the fundamentals of acting, singing, improv, working in an ensemble, and other core skills that build confidence and an appreciation for the arts. These classes culminate in an end-of-session performance for friends and family.

Performance Classes require an audition for admission and are associated with an upcoming TNP KidzAct stage performance.  We recommend that children new to acting start in our Showcase Classes and work towards auditioning for a Performance Class.  Performances Classes require a commitment to a more rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.  Visit the Upcoming Auditions page to see our next KidzAct shows.

For all of our classes, need-based scholarships are provided generously through The Joan and Brooks Fortune Family Foundation. Everyone is welcome to apply. You can visit the application and find out more information here.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
All classes at the Naples Players and in our KidzAct programming have a maximum number of students able to register. By choosing to register and pay tuition for a class, you are securing your spot in the class and therefore holding that spot from being given to another interested student. For that reason, if you ultimately decide to no longer take the class and cancel your registration , there is a small fee for holding that spot from other registrants which is reflected in our refund policy below:

For Traditional/School Year Programming:
If you decide to cancel your spot more than a week out from the start date of class, you can receive a 90% refund.
If you decide to cancel your spot less than a week out from the start date of the class, you can receive a 75% refund.
If you decide to cancel your class after the start date, you will not be given a refund

For Summer Programming:
If you decide to cancel your spot more than a week out from the start date of class, you can receive a 90% refund.
If you decide to cancel your spot less than two days from the start date of the class, you can receive a 75% refund.
If you decide to cancel your class after the start date, you will not be given a refund

 

Quick Contacts:

Registration & Information

Maya Kleinsorge
Education Assistant
(239) 434-7340, ext. 136
mkleinsorge@naplesplayers.org

 

Outreach & Special Programs

Craig Price
Director of Community Education & Wellness
(239) 434-7340, ext. 103
cprice@naplesplayers.org

SUMMER CLASSES

 

ALL SUMMER CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE OFFSITE

Naples United Church of Christ

5200 Crayton Rd, Naples FL 34103

 

Where KidzAct begins! These week-long camps will allow our youngest group of aspiring performers to learn the basics of acting and singing for the stage all summer long.

Choose to join us for the whole summer by signing up for the FULL PACKAGE! You’ll receive a discount of $25 per session!

SESSION 1: JUNE 5 – 9
SESSION 2: JUNE 19 – 23
SESSION 3: JULY 10 – 14
SESSION 4: JULY 24 – 29

GRADES 1 & 2 – MORNING CAMPS

These week-long camps will use some of our favorite characters to teach students how to use their creativity to work as an ensemble.

Join us for the full summer and receive a $50 per session discount! Learn more about the package at the button below!

SESSION 1: JUNE 5 – 9
SESSION 2: JUNE 19 – 23
SESSION 3: JULY 10 – 14
SESSION 4: JULY 24 – 29

GRADES 1 & 2 – AFTERNOON CAMPS

These week-long camps will use some of our favorite characters to teach students how to use their creativity to work as an ensemble.

Join us for the full summer and receive a $50 per session discount! Learn more about the package at the button below!

SESSION 1: JUNE 5 – 9
SESSION 2: JUNE 19 – 23
SESSION 3: JULY 10 – 14
SESSION 4: JULY 24 – 29

GRADES 3-5 – MORNING CAMPS

Using television classics, these two week-long camps give students the opportunity to explore the world of creating and performing a show as an ensemble.

Join us for the whole summer and get a $50 discount per session!

SESSION 1: JUNE 5 – 17
SESSION 2: JUNE 19 – 30
SESSION 3: JULY 10 – 21
SESSION 4: JULY 24 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 3-5 – AFTERNOON CAMPS

Using classic fairytales, these two week-long camps give students the opportunity to explore the world of creating and performing a show as an ensemble.

Join us for the whole summer and get a $50 discount per session!

SESSION 1: JUNE 5 – 17
SESSION 2: JUNE 19 – 30
SESSION 3: JULY 10 – 21
SESSION 4: JULY 24 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 6-8

Are you ready to develop a character, learn lines and music, and perform in some of the most coveted musicals to hit the Broadway stage? Join us for these two week camps to understand what goes into a full production!

Join us for the whole summer and get a $75 discount per session!

SESSION 1: JUNE 5 – 17
SESSION 2: JUNE 19 – 30
SESSION 3: JULY 10 – 21
SESSION 4: JULY 24 – AUGUST 4

FRIDAYS; 5-6:30pm
This class is designed for students who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing disorder, or any other type of neuro-divergency. Students will learn valuable skills like teamwork, patience, sensory awareness, and communication through emotion-oriented, confidence-building theatre games. The class is tailored to the specific needs and interests of each student and is led by theatre professionals who have 20 years of dedicated experience creating fun, welcoming, and safe environments for all students.

We have created two available registrations, one for students aged 8-12 years old and the other for students aged 12+ years old. Please choose accordingly

Upcoming Production Classes

Audition Slots Available

Learn valuable and unmatchable skills by auditioning for a KidzAct Production. Summer productions announced in February!
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FAQs & DETAILS

Where should my child start?
KidzAct has always been working to provide quality arts education for all ages and experience levels.  We typically break Showcase classes into groups by age, with Performance classes (accessible by audition) reserved for those ready to take the stage and the spotlight!

If you’re unsure which class to sign up for, call our Education Assistant at 239-434-7340 ext. 136.

 

How often do sessions start?
Our classes follow a seasonal schedule:

  • FALL CLASSES run September–December with registration opening in late July or August
  • WINTER CLASSES run January–March with registration opening in November
  • SPRING CLASSES run March-May with registration opening in February
  • SUMMER CLASSES / CAMP runs June–August with registration opening in April.
Are classes different every session?
Yes! In fact, many KidzAct students will take their age-appropriate classes throughout the year, taking multiple season classes to build off of skills they have already acquired and to work towards the goal of auditioning for upcoming shows and performances.
What is the difference between Showcase Classes and Performance Classes?
KidzAct Showcase Classes at TNP focus on building upon the core concepts of acting, singing, dictation, and other confidence-building skills that prepare students for the ultimate goal of taking a Performance Class.  Performance Classes are associated with an upcoming KidzAct stage show and can only be entered by audition.  Generally, there are four to six KidzAct shows per calendar year that provide students with the opportunity to experience a more intensive schedule of rehearsals and performances culminating in a full-scale stage show.
How can my child audition for a show?
Auditioning for an upcoming KidzAct production is considered part of our Performance Classes.  Generally, there are four to six full-scale KidzAct stage productions each year at TNP.  If a child auditions and is cast for a show, they are required to commit to the rehearsal, performance schedule, and fees associated with a particular show.

See our Upcoming Auditions page for opportunities to take the spotlight!

What do classes cost?
Fees vary based on class length, type, and whether they are online or on-site.  Generally speaking, a 6-8 week class can vary between $300-$450 per session.  Need-based scholarships are always available through The Joan and Brooks Fortune Foundation.

Learn about and Apply for A KidzAct Scholarship  

HELPFUL LINKS

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See photos from some of our recent KidzAct classes and productions.

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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Sunday: CLOSED

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