After-School Classes

StageCoach Theatre Company offers after school classes in the performing arts to students ages 6 years old and older. Classes are split into 6-9 years old and 10-16 years old.

All classes will be held at the StageCoach Theatre located at 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 & 120, Ashburn, VA 20147.

These are highly interACTive and fun classes taught by seasoned professionals who still work in the theatre industry. Explore the theatre with stage craft. Hone your skills in improv, musical theatre, and acting. Add a new dimension with group voice. Strengthen your acting skills with Acting through Song.

Scroll down for day camps offered during school holidays.

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

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Register for multiple classes for a 10% discount.

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

Refer friends and you might even get next season’s class FREE!

After School Classes

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00pm Stage Combat for ages 10+

Young actors who have not learned the proper techniques for stage combat stand a greater risk of injury. Learning these techniques not only makes drama more exciting, it also allows the actor to recognize unsafe practices and avoid them. Learn the art of hand-to-hand stage combat that LOOKS real but keeps you safe, such as slaps, punches, hair pulls and other strikes. You will write and perform your own skit using the methods you have learned.
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

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

September 9 - December 2
10 sessions
(No class on Oct 14, 28, and Nov 4.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$250 + $5.95 service fee

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Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm Improv for ages 10+

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

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 12 students.

September 9 - December 2
10 sessions
(No class on Oct 14, 28, and Nov 4.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$250 + $5.95 service fee

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Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm Improv for Kids ages 6-9

Explore the use of improv in dramatic play using basic theatre techniques, story dramas, body awareness, and simple characterization.
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 10 - December 3
12 sessions
(No class on Nov 5.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

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Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm Stage Craft for ages 10+

What really goes into making a show? Craftsmanship! The lights, the sets, the sounds, the makeup, the costumes - ALL of it. Students will get a basic knowledge of the army of career paths that work behind-the-scenes. This class is a perfect way for students to learn more than just the performing aspect of theatre and will get to work on crafting something for current StageCoach Theatre productions!
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

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

September 10 - December 3
12 sessions
(No class on Nov 5.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

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Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm Acting for ages 10+

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

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 10 - December 3
12 sessions
(No class on Nov 5.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm Storybook Adventures: Acting Skills for ages 6-9

Acting techniques will be developed through the playing of tailored acting games. Students will get to employ the use of their favorite fairy tales and characters to learn different ways to act.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 11 - December 4
12 sessions
(No class on Nov 27.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

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Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm Group Voice for ages 10+

Hone your vocal skills while learning proper technique in Group Voice lessons. Enjoy a musical performance for family and friends in December.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

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

September 11 - December 4
12 sessions
(No class on Nov 27.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm Acting through Song for ages 10+

In Acting Through Song, the instructor takes the techniques of modern actor training - including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others - and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens of exercises to put these theories into practice, and numerous examples from a broad range of musicals, the result is a comprehensive and rigorous acting course for those training in musical theatre or already performing, whether amateur or professional, to realize their potential - and act better.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 11 - December 4
12 sessions
(No class on Nov 27.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00pm From Pretend to Stage: Create Your Own Play for ages 6-9

Students will explore their creativity in a game-based, goal-oriented environment. They will engage with one another as they use their imaginations to create their very own group-written and performed play!
Instructor: Linda Cirba

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 12 - December 5
12 sessions
(No class on Oct 31, Nov 28.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00pm The Greatest Showkids: Musical Theatre for ages 6-9

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

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 12 - December 5
12 sessions
(No class on Oct 31, Nov 28.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00pm Musical Theatre for ages 10+

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

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

September 12 - December 5
12 sessions
(No class on Oct 31, Nov 28.)
Showcase on December 7th. Attendance is mandatory!

$300 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Day Camps

Oct 14 Monster Mash Cabaret Day Camp

Don't be scared - it’s a Monster Mash! Get in the Halloween spirit with StageCoach Theatre by spending the day singing and dancing to Halloween classics, all while gaining practice performing and learning new skills to use on stage!
Instructor: Torie Dunlap

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

October 14 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
Short performance at 3:00pm pickup

$60 + $5.95 service fee

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Oct 28 Horror and Monster Makeup Day Camp

Just in time for Halloween! Learn latex and makeup techniques to create scars, wounds, and disfigurements to enhance your scary costume. Note: must not be allergic to latex. Supply fee is included.
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students. Registration closes on Oct 23 to allow for supply purchases.

October 28 from 9:00am - 3:00pm

$70 + $5.95 service fee

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Nov 4 and 5 Broadway Bound Cabaret 2-Day Camp

Enjoy singing and dancing to popular Broadway tunes in this 2-day camp. Work on choreography to your favorite songs. Treat your family and friends to a micro-performance at pickup on the second day.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

November 4 and 5 from 9:00am - 3:00pm each day
Short performance at 3:00pm on Nov 5

$100 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Dec 30 and 31 Audition Prep 2-Day Camp

Join StageCoach Theatre for two days of audition preparation just in time for upcoming Spring and Summer auditions! You will build and strengthen your skills through practicing cold readings and monologues, performing musical theater songs, and learning new choreography. You’ll leave with experience, confidence, and plenty of tips and tricks to master your next audition!
Instructor: Torie Dunlap

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

December 30 and 31 from 9:00am - 3:00pm each day

$100 + $5.95 service fee

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Jan 2 and 3 Improv 2-Day Camp

Learn various improv games to help you think on your feet. Find out why it is important for actors to be skilled in improv.
Instructor: Torie Dunlap

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.

January 2 and 3 from 9:00am - 3:00pm each day
A student showcase (apx. 20 minutes) will follow the end of camp at 3:00 on Jan 3.

$100 + $5.95 service fee

Register now!

Coaching

One-on-One Coaching by Appointment

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
Producing a show or event
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.