After-School Classes

StageCoach Theatre Company offers after school classes in the performing arts to students ages 5 – 18, separated into groups for

Elementary School (Bronze)

Middle School (Silver)

High School (Gold)

and Combined Ages.

There are a mixture of classes held at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn and now at INMED Opportunity Center in Sterling.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 & 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • INMED Opportunity Center, 21630 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20164

These are highly interACTive and fun classes taught by seasoned professionals who still work in the theatre industry. Hone your skills in improv, musical theatre, and acting. Strengthen your acting skills by participating in theatre production.

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class.

There is a $5.95 ACTIVE Network processing fee for each registration. This will automatically be added to your shopping cart at checkout.

Registration is NOW OPEN for Fall 2021 classes!

Payment installments are available.

Register for multiple classes at the same time for a 10% discount on the additional classes.

Register a sibling and they get a 10% discount too.

Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.

After School Classes – Fall 2021

The more tools in the actor’s “bag of tricks”, the stronger the actor. This class starts with the basics tools including confidence, projection, articulation, body awareness, and concurring stage fright. Then we get into the “scalpels” of acting with mood-shifts, emotional intelligence, inflection, and follow-through. There will also be tips for script analysis, memorization, and creating a memorable character. Students can expect to work on both monologues and scene work in this class.

Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147

A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to grades 6th – 8th

Sept 14 – Dec 4, 2021

No class on Nov 2.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, Dec 4 between 9:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

The most fun an actor can have! Learn the basics of improvisational theatre. This class will help you with teamwork, spontaneity, and creativity. You’ll get to play some of the most fun and well-known improv comedy games. An actor that can improv a scene is fearless!
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147

A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to ages 10 – 18

No class on Nov 2.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, Dec 4 between 9:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

By invitation or audition only
This class will benefit students who are truly interested in improving their performance and/or becoming a professional actor. Students must either have extensive theater experience or prior approval from the instructor. Students will practice “cold reads,” auditions, Shakespeare, and ensemble acting. It will include peer critiques, scene work, and character acting (creating characters other than themselves) among like-minded and similarly-talented students.

Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

Venue: INMED, 21630 Ridgetop Cir #130, Sterling, VA 20166

Open to ages 10 – 18

Sept 15 – Dec 4, 2021
No class Nov 24
Showcase will be held on Saturday, Dec 4 at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn between 9:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$450 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Love Broadway? During this class, you will learn to sing, act, and bring material from famous Broadway musicals to life. Over the semester, this group class will work on the attributes of singing, audition preparation, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing songs and scenes from famous musicals that will be presented at the final class. This is a great class for students who want to immerse themselves in all things theatre!

Instructor: Shannon Connors

Venue: INMED, 21630 Ridgetop Circle, #130, Sterling, VA 20166

A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to grades 6 – 8

Sept 15 – Dec 4, 2021
No class on Nov 24.
Showcase will be held on Saturday, Dec 4 at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn between 9:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Learn to sing, act, and creatively move to fun and challenging Broadway musicals. Over the semester, this group class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing scenes from famous musicals that will be presented at the showcase.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147

A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 8 students.

Open to grades 1st – 5th

Sept 16 – Dec 5, 2021
No class Nov 11 and 25
Showcase will be held on Sunday, Dec 5 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$275 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Learn to sing, act, and creatively move to fun and challenging Broadway musicals. Over the semester, this group class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing scenes from famous musicals that will be presented at the showcase.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147

A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 8 students.

Open to grades 6th – 8th

Sept 16 – Dec 5, 2021
No class Nov 11 and 25
Showcase will be held on Sunday, Dec 5 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$275 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Love Broadway? During this class, you will learn to sing, act, and creatively move to fun and challenging Broadway musicals. Over the semester, this group class will work on the attributes of singing, stage presence, and scene work, all while preparing scenes from famous musicals that will be presented at the final class. This is a great class for students who want to immerse themselves in all things theatre!
Instructor: Linda Cirba

Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147

A minimum of 4 students is required to run this class. Maximum of 10 students.
Open to grades 9th – 12th

Sept 14 – Dec 5, 2021
No class Nov 11 and 25
Showcase will be held on Sunday, Dec 5 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. More details with exact time will be sent out to all students later.

$275 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Private Coaching

Cost: $60 per hour.

Are you preparing for an important presentation at school? Would you like some individual coaching as you rehearse for an audition or interview? Perhaps you’ve been “volunteered” to produce next season’s show. Our instructors will meet with you to address your concerns and provide you with a confident way forward. We can help with:

Public speaking
Audition preparation
Monologues and Acting
Musical Theatre preparation
Job or school interviews
Or any other similar activities

Vocal Coaching
During lessons, 15 minutes are spent on warming up and vocal technique while the remainder of class is spent on applying these techniques to a song. Students will be given sheet music for this song and be expected to bring it in every class as well as their Voice Log book in which vocal warm-ups and notes will be recorded.

Odyssey of the Mind
StageCoach Theatre Company has the ability and experience to provide assistance to Odyssey of the Mind groups on theatrical based challenges. Following the rules and guidelines of the challenge, we will not provide individual advice on the project at hand, but assist in needed skills on Improvisation, Set and Design on a Budget, Script Writing, Story Structure, and Basic Theatrical knowledge and skills. Minimum number of students to start a class is 4 and maximum is 7 for a 1-hour class at the rate of $70 per class. Each additional student over 7 can be taught at a rate of $10 per student. In order to best fit the needs of each individual group, it is important for the coach of the team to contact StageCoach Theatre Company at least 2 weeks in advance to let us know what type of master class should be provided for your group.

Contact us to schedule a time to meet with a coach.