Weekday Educational Courses


Weekday educational courses offer students the ability to dive deep into a specific area of the performing arts.  Taught by Central Illinois professionals, your child will gain top quality skills that will prepare them for the life of a theatre performer!


Theses courses are available to any student and students can enroll any time during the year depending upon class availability.  For questions, email education@hcfta.org.




Fall Weekday Courses

Little Rockstar Actors!: Grades 1-3

August 29-October 17 Tuesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

Let your child shine with an awesome course in acting onstage. Your child will be able to explore the world of theatre learning about script reading, characterization and feeling comfortable being a ROCKSTAR ONSTAGE!

Singing Superstars!: Grades 4-8

August 30-October 18 Wednesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

This is a wonderful course for your child to discover their musical voice. With songs from a broad range of broadway musicals, these shining stars will become showstoppers on any stage!

Mask Making for Teens: Grades 8-12

September 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:00-7:00PM

Learn how to design and create awesome theatre masks used for the stage.  A hands on class with limited enrollment, make sure you claim your spot quickly!





Winter Weekday Courses

Little Rockstar Singers!: Grades 1-3

October 24-December 19 Tuesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

How awesome for your young one to learn to use their voice in a course devoted towards musical theatre singing. With a diverse selection of Broadway songs, your little one will be filling the theatre with beautiful sound!

Dancing Superstars!: Grades 4-8

October 25-December 20 Wednesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

A dance course discovering multiple types of theatre dancing-this is the best workout for your child! Be prepared to break a sweat dancing to pop musicals and twirling in classical theatre works!

Acting for Teens- Owning the Stage!: Grades 8-12

October 26-December 21 Thursdays Nights 5:00-6:00PM

An in-depth study of scripts and monologues, this is the class for the aspiring actor to fine tune their craft. With monologue work and partner scenes, this will make any teen feel comfortable being expressive onstage!





New Year Weekday Courses

Little Rockstar Dancers!: Grades 1-3

January 9-February 27 Nights 5:00-6:00PM

Break out into dance with this fun course discovering the rockstar in us all! From learning dances from various Broadway shows, your child will experience the magic of theatre dance!

Acting Superstars!: Grades 4-8

January 10-February 28 Wednesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

Does your child have a personality larger than life? Let them unleash that talent onstage in the exciting course of acting. With creating characters that will make you laugh and cry, your child will feel at home onstage with using their unlimited imagination!

Dance! Dance! Dance!: Grades 8-12

January 11-March 1Thursday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

Work on expanding your dance skills in musical theatre with an extensive course in dancing.  From jazz, tap, and modern, your teen will receive a broad experience in musical theatre dancing!





Spring Weekday Courses

Let’s Put On A Show!: Grades 1-3

March 6-April 24 Tuesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

A course allowing students to discover all areas of the performing arts, they will work towards presenting a skit at the end of the course with their hand work and expertise!  What a fun way to gain new talents and skills!

Theatre Design Masters!: Grades 4-8

March 7- April 25 Wednesday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

Have you wanted to learn how to make props for the stage or how to create a set piece?  This course lets your child jump into the world of theatre design and lets their imagination run wild!  Wear paint clothes to class because this class with have you covered in art!

Musical Theatre Singing: Owning the Stage!: Grades 8-12

March 8-April 26 Thursday Nights 5:00-6:00PM

Learn how to perform a song that will give you standing ovations!  A class focusing on the presentation of song in theatre and various ways to communicate with the audience.  Let your nerves disappear and find the joy in singing!