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Skills & Performance-Based Classes for Young Artists

Skills Classes are open to all young artists ages 4-17.  Skills Classes are 6-8 week sessions run seasonally and focus on the fundamentals of acting, singing, improv, working in an ensemble, and other core skills that build confidence and an appreciation for the arts.

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 Skills 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.

 

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

CHECK OUT OUR REMAINING SUMMER CAMPS

We are currently offering our summer camp programs! Check out where your student fits in at the link below.

FALL CLASSES – ON SALE

PRE-K

The perfect introduction to musical theatre and KidzAct for Pre-K students.

GRADES 1 & 2 – MONDAYS

Get the golden ticket with us in these group-based shows that will teach students core musical theatre skills.

GRADES 1 & 2 – FRIDAYS

You can fly with us in this group-based shows that will teach students core musical theatre skills.

GRADES 3-5

Be our friend in this ensemble based class to build, rehearse and perform!

GRADES 6-8

Are you rotten to the core? This is the class for you!

AGES 8+

What used to be Improv for ASD, learn valuable skills like teamwork, patience, sensory awareness, and communication through emotion-oriented, confidence-building theatre games.

AGES 10-17

Through improv games, students will learn confidence and creativity in this 8 week long class

Upcoming Production Classes

Audition Slots Available

Learn valuable and unmatchable skills by auditioning for a KidzAct Production.

When: August 20, 12-4p;
Callbacks: August 21, 12-4p

Newsies Jr: 9-14 years old

Newsies Teen: 14-18 years old

When: December 3 @ 12-4p
Callbacks: December 4 @ 12-4p

Ages: 12-18 years old

Director: Jessica Walck

When: November 12, 12-4p
Callbacks: November 13, 12-4p

Ages: 14-18 years old

Director/Choreographer: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara
Music Director: Charles Fornara
Asst to the Choreographer: Erica Sample

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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 Skills and Core classes into groups by age, with Performance classes (accessible by audition) reserved for those ready to take the stage and the spotlight!

View our Placement Chart to help determine where your child should start.

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 Skills Classes and Performance Classes?
KidzAct Skills 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

GALLERY

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

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

BOX OFFICE

The Naples Players
701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

(239) 263-7990

Monday-Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

*Will-Call & Wait-List opens 2 hours before curtain

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(239) 434-7340
Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm

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