• Adventures in Acting
  • Learn the exciting world of acting by participating in theatre games & activities designed to develop their confidence and creativity. They will learn to express themselves by using their mind, voice, and body. They will engage in activities such as stage movement, improvisation, & character development. The class will culminate in a min-production at the TACT Academy Showcase, complete with make-up and costumes.

  • 6–10
  • Thursday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Reilly Callaghan
  • Creative Drama
  • Creative Drama classes provide acting training for our young artists with focus on storytelling, character development, movement, and confidence in a low-stress, high-fun environment! Students learn the basics of acting while creating characters and bringing them to life. These classes promote self-confidence, active listening, and teamwork. There will be a performance complete with costumes at the TACT Academy Showcase.

  • 8–12
  • Thursday
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Reilly Callaghan
  • Disney Mash-Up
  • A fun introduction to performing onstage; singing, dancing, acting, and stage presence. Students will work with their favorite Disney songs and characters to learn the fundamentals of performance technique with a final showcase for friends and family.

  • 6–10
  • Wednesday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Blake Carter
  • Fundamentals of Acting Stage and Screen
  • Get ready for your close-up kids!! This class will be introduced to concepts and activities that support confidence with stage acting and being on camera! Through situational improvisations, the monologue audition process, and being comfortable on front of the camera as well as being on stage, the class will learn to approach each acting situation with certainty and creativity. This class will work as a group as well as individually and will present mini films for the showcase at the end of the session.

  • 10 & Up
  • Wednesday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Denise S. Bass
  • Improv Mania
  • This class will focus on the FUNdamentals of improvisation. You will learn to think quickly, be more creative and improve teamwork as you develop the skills and spontaneity needed to be “bust-a-gut” funny. Even if you are already a skilled performer, you will benefit from taking a fresh look at the essentials of good scenic improvisation. Fun, fast paced and focused, this class will be a blast.

  • 9 & Up
  • Wednesday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Reilly Callaghan
  • Musical Comedy & Characters!
  • Learn musically & physically the fundamentals of musical comedy, comedic timing, emotional responses of people & character behaviors.  Perfect for those who like to make people laugh & pretend to be different characters with over-the-top style.  Most movies & musicals have very few leading roles, however comedic character actors have endless opportunities!

    An additional class will be offered for 6 – 7 year old young stars, Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00 pm!

  • 8–12
  • Tuesday
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Kathy Enlow
  • Musical Comedy & Characters!
  • Learn musically & physically the fundamentals of musical comedy, comedic timing, emotional responses of people & character behaviors.  Perfect for those who like to make people laugh & pretend to be different characters with over-the-top style.  Most movies & musicals have very few leading roles, however comedic character actors have endless opportunities!

  • 6-7
  • Tuesday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Kathy Enlow
  • Sing Out!
  • Practice the basics of vocal production, strengthen your voice, and discover how to express character through song. For singers who want to act and actors who want to sing, this class develops strong actor/singer skills through group work and solos from Broadway, movies, TV, and Top 40 hits.

  • 8–12
  • Tuesday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Linda Carlisle Markas
  • Star Power!
  • You know the ones – always singing, dancing, and making people laugh! This is a fabulous performance, dancing, and singing experience that allows children to expand their creative ambitions, be confident, and learn new skills. Always an Academy favorite!

  • 6–10
  • Thursday
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Logan Hayes
  • TACT Tots
  • Where imagination & creativity take center stage! This program is a great introductory music & expression experience that allows children to explore and develop music skills. New activities in each class allow children to gain confidence whole having loads of fun!

  • 3–6
  • Thursday
  • 5:00pm-5:45pm
  • Susie Lukens
  • Triple Threat
  • This class will allow students to take the next step in building acting, singing, and dance technique. We will focus on how to better approach material, sharpen audition & performance skills, understand direction and adjustments, make strong choices, relax, and have confidence. This class is designed to help unlock imagination and overcome inhibitions.

  • 10 & Up
  • Monday
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Courtney Harding

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Classes will be held at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

COVID 19 Update

Your child’s safety is our number one concern, there will be some new policies this fall including:

  • Extensive sanitizing of classrooms
  • Limit class size to accommodate social distancing & good sanitation in studio spaces
  • Restroom visits – sanitation guidelines for all campers with enhanced supervision
  • TACT Academy showcases will change to live streaming, video format, or  reduced audience size as appropriate
  • Masks required inside the Community Arts Center following cloth face covering guidelines for youths and adults
  • Face Shields will be provided for rehearsal and performance

Youth Academy Instructors

Blake Carter
Youth Academy Instructor

Courtney Harding
Youth Academy Instructor

Denise S. Bass
Youth Academy Instructor

Kathy Enlow
Youth Academy Instructor

Linda Carlisle Markas
Youth Academy Instructor

Logan Hayes
Youth Academy Instructor

Reilly Callaghan
Youth Academy Instructor

Susie Lukens
Youth Academy Instructor