THeatre For ALl Ages
The goal of Circle Arts’ K.I.D.s Klasses in Drama is to encourage self-discovery and build self-confidence, while teaching the discipline of theatre to 2nd through 9th grade students. Classes are offered during the school year, in both SPRING & FALL. Circle Arts K.I.D.s is a semester-long experience.
Students will learn basics about staging, how to memorize lines, how to develop a character, how to sing in a group, and…most of all, they will enhance self-confidence, and learn to work on a team.
Many of the Circle Arts’ K.I.D.s graduates become members of our touring youth company, The Inner Circle, and later fill roles in our main stage productions.
2024 Spring Semester
The class schedule is:
Mondays from 4:30-5:45- 2nd through 5th grade
Mondays from 5:45-7:00- 6th through 9th grade
Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00- Advanced students
The Inner Circle
Youth Touring Company
The Inner Circle is a company composed of talented high school students who work together to bring the experience of live theatre to elementary and middle schools. Roberta Elliott founded the company in 1978 with the goal of introducing live theatre to as many children as possible, bringing them either a taste of the classics or a “life lesson” served up in an entertaining way.
To date, The Inner Circle has given almost 600 performances for over 130,000 students.
The Inner Circle also selects a play or musical each year to produce and perform at their end-of-year show in May. This show is then cut down to accommodate the 40-minute time-limit for performances at the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Conference each June. This conference is the highlight of the season for the Inner Circle, as it gives them a chance to take classes from professionals in the industry while mingling with their peers from around the state. They earn their tuition for their year-long classes and for TNT Conference via volunteer hours given to the theatre; each member is expected to provide a minimum of 100 hours per year, and many exceed that out of sheer love for the theatre!
Join us July 2024 for Summer Camp!
Registration opens in May.
Join us for one week or two, and camp will culminate with a production of the original show in which everyone participates!
Week 1 is comprised of theater games, exercises, music, and choreography; topics include vocal expression, body movement, facial expression, imagination, pantomime, characterization, improvisation, and more!
Week 2 consists of rehearsing the script in preparation for the show.