Sing For the Stage (or just for the joy of it)

Sundays, January 25- March 8th
11 am – 1pm

Free Introductory Class January 18th

Singing is effortless when you are grounded in solid technique and connected to your “authentic” voice. Whether you sing in your church, temple or school choir, are a dancer who loses confidence when having to sing, a young artist who is preparing for your college auditions, or you’re just beginning to sing again after decades of hiatus, Alisa’s “Authentic Voice Technique” can give you the tools to create a healthy foundation as well as avoid the vocal strain or burnout that can come from singing incorrectly. The class will introduce essential voice & audition techniques that can be used in any performance or audition setting. Artists are free to focus on their existing repertoire or work on new songs to expand their repertoire. 

More about Alisa:

Alisa Endsley is a vocal and musical theater specialist who will help you access your voice with joy and ease. As a working actress, Alisa has portrayed numerous leading ladies of the musical stage from Sandy & Rizzo in Grease, Eva Peron in Evita, and the lead role of Norma Desmond in the original company of Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End as well as on Broadway.  Miss Endsley has worked with some of the biggest names on Broadway including composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Trevor Nunn, and Tony winning actors Patti Lupone, George Hearn  and  Betty Buckley to name a few. Her talents have also taken her on many national tours throughout the United States.

Cost: $325

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Music Classes Spring/ Winter ’15

Music Classes

Rock-It Science
February Vacation Camp
Ages 12 and up

February  16-20
9 am – 3 pm
 (with a blow- out concert at 6 pm Friday night the 20th) 

Clint Bierman, The Grift and their friends will work with young rockers for a solid week, ending with an awesome concert at Town Hall Theater on Friday night. 
You’ll be mentored by some of Vermont’s finest musicians as you develop and build your songwriting skills, learn how to work with a band, and kick out the jams. Previous work with instruments suggested.

Instructor:  Clint Bierman and Friends


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Playing Bluegrass and American Roots with Chris Prickitt
Grades 6-12

Wednesdays, Feb. 4 – Apr. 1

For students eager to be in a band while gaining skills on one of the following acoustic instruments:  banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, or bass … and singing!  In addition to a closing concert, students will have opportunities to perform at another venue or two during this stretch.  Some instruments available as loaners. Chris Prickitt, instructor, has recently returned to Middlebury, his hometown.  He has led middle and high school acoustical groups for the last 13 years and was a member of Maine’s premiere acoustical band Evergreen for 22 years.

3:30- 5 pm


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Music Classes

Acting Classes Winter/ Spring ’15

Kids and teens November 2014 (96 of 132)

Grand Entrances: Acting Class for Grades 3-6

Mondays, Feb 2- Mar. 16 (No Class Feb. 16)
For beginner actors in grades 3-6: Learn how to get comfortable on stage, develop a character and bring all of your new skills into a brilliant performance. 


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The Oz Adventure for Grades 4-8

April 20- 24
9 am- 12 noon
We’re off to see the Wizard! Come along with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion as we at jump into the magical land of Oz. We’ll practice our craft as actors and storytellers, while we create and perform a fresh take on this much-loved classic.


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Oz Adventures

THT Kids with Nikki Juvan
for grades K-3

February 28- April 11 
9:30- 10:30
Theater, singing and tons of fun, THT Kids is the perfect outlet for the budding performer. Classes end with a performance in the
THT Studio at 9:30 April 11th.


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Cat Roof

For Adults: Advanced Scene Study

Sundays, Feb. 22 – Mar. 29
11 am – 1 pm

Come hone your craft with MAW Artistic Director Melissa Lourie in Advanced Scene Study. Students will be cast in scenes selected by the instructor that challenge the intermediate actor either stylistically, emotionally, or type-wise.  In a warm, encouraging and collaborative environment, students will learn to make specific choices that commit them to both deep honesty and larger than life artistry.


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And get ready for summer: 

Hip Hop and Broadway Dance with Karen Amirault for ages 8 and up:

July 6-10
9 am -12 noon
Cost $150

Patty Beginning Ballet

Dance Classes with Patty Smith

Patty Smith will offer semi-private lessons in BEGINNER BALLET starting in February. There is a limited-enrollment deadline: January 30.
Please call (802) 623-6629 for more information and schedule.

Nia: Movement and Dance

Movement with Alyson Young, Winter- Spring ’15


Tuesdays and Thursdays
Jan 6-May 12, 2015
9am- 10:15am

 Nia is a comprehensive, non-impact and holistic cardio fitness journey that combines dance, martial arts and healing arts to achieve improved fitness and wellness on all levels. It’s like cross-training for the body mind and spirit! Set to soul-stirring music, you will leave the class feeling energized, joyful and ready to engage your day. For more information, on Nia, click HERE.
Class fee: Drop in $13, multi-class discounts available.
There will be no Nia 
Feb 16-20 and Mar 24.

Get Into the Groove!

Mondays 3:30- 5pm
January 5th-May 11th 2015

Super fun, creative, and enriching dance and movement discovery class. In this sensation-based dance class, students will learn how to find dance in their bodies- moving from the inside out, so that regardless of genre, they will have a fundamental sense of healthy technique, connection to their own body’s unique way of moving and to dance itself. Through mindful movement, this class will help to improve grace, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, musicality, and confident self-expression. Get Into the Groove will take students on a fun journey into a deeper connection with self, movement, music, expression, and the joy of dancing!*The principles of Get Into the Groove will help support other formal dance instruction as well, but no previous dance experience or instruction is required.

14 week series meeting on Mondays at 3:30pm-5:00pm.  January 5th-May 11th.  (No class on the following dates:  Jan 19th and 26th, Feb 16th, March 16th and April 20th.)
$210 for the entire series, or $199 if tuition balance is paid in full by the first day of class.  Space is limited.  $30 deposit to reserve a space.  Family discounts available, please inquire for more info.

For information, contact Alyson Young
802-349-8233 or email