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.

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


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 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.

January 13 - June 1
17 sessions
(No class on Jan 20, Feb 17, March 23, April 6, May 25.)
Showcase on June 6 at 10:00am. Attendance is mandatory!

$425 + $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 conquering 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.

January 14 - June 6
20 sessions
(No class on March 3, April 7.)
Showcase on June 6 at 10:00am. Attendance is mandatory!

$500 + $5.95 service fee

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Wednesdays at Claude Moore 6:00 - 7:00pm Acting Techniques for ages 10+

Students will learn the basics of stage direction, projection, inflection, the actor's vocabulary and emotional portrayal. They will also learn more in-depth techniques and fundamental skills required for developing the acting process. They will gain many "tricks" to put in their toolbox for future use. Students will workshop monologues as well as one-act scenes to be performed as a "final exam" at the end of the class.
Instructor R. Aaron Thompson

Location for class: Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.
Feb 5 - May 20 (15 sessions)
May 20 showcase during class time 6:00 - 7:00pm
No class April 8.

Cost: $375 + $5.95 registration fee

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Wednesdays at Claude Moore 7:00 - 8:00pm Drama Production for ages 10+

Although run as a class, the continuing thread of the course is working toward a final production, with many lessons along the way. Typically, theatre directors are very busy and don't always have time to give reasons or feedback, leaving actors to either "make it or break it." Running a production as a class, therefore, gives students the experience of being part of a play along with learning the details they might very well miss. Every direction is a teachable moment, with the "whys" explained in greater depth than one would find during a normal production. Of course, the production itself is performed at the conclusion of the course.
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

Location for class: Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.
Feb 5 - May 27 (16 sessions)
May 27 showcase during class time 7:00 - 8:00pm
No class April 8.

Cost: $400 tuition + $5.95 registration fee

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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.

January 16 - June 6
20 sessions
(No class on Feb 6, April 9.)
Showcase on June 6th at 10:00am. Attendance is mandatory!

$500 + $5.95 service fee

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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.

January 16 - June 6
20 sessions
(No class on Feb 6, April 9.)
Showcase on June 6th at 10:00am. Attendance is mandatory!

$500 + $5.95 service fee

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Thursdays at Claude Moore 6:00 - 7:00pm Radio Theatre Scene Study for ages 10+

Yes, you have a voice for radio! Radio comedy, suspense, sound effects and more – learn all about it… and then do your own show! This 4-week class is taught by Meredith Bean McMath and features Guest Radio Performers who’ll tell you all the secrets of great radio theatre. Different scripts each month!
Instructor: Meredith Bean McMath

Location for class: Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.
2 sessions to choose from!
April 2, 16, 23, 30 (4 lessons) $100 tuition
May 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 lessons) $100 tuition

A $5.95 service fee is added to each registration.

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Day Camps

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

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Jan 20 - Disney Cabaret Day Camp

Watch What Happens and see How Far You’ll Go at our Disney Cabaret Camp! You’ll get to experience a Whole New World of fun and make real friendships. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Begin by signing up for our Disney Cabaret camp! Learn how to Let it Go!
Instructor: Linda Cirba

Students should plan to bring their own snack and drinks.

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

9:00am - 3:00pm
For ages 8 - 13
$60 + $5.95 service fee

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Feb 17 Songwriting Day Camp

Do you ever have a song in your heart waiting to come out? In this camp, we will work on basic song structures and ideas (there's nothing too out of the box!) If there's time, we will record our songs at the end of the day.
Instructor: Linda Cirba

Students should plan to bring their own snack and drinks.

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

9:00am - 3:00pm
For ages 10 - 17
$60 + $5.95 service fee

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March 3 Stage Combat Day Camp

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.
Instructor: R. Aaron Thompson

Students should plan to bring their own snack and drinks.

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

9:00am - 3:00pm
For ages 10 - 17
$60 + $5.95 service fee

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March 23 Audition Day Camp

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: Linda Cirba

Students should plan to bring their own snack and drinks.

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

9:00am - 3:00pm
For ages 10 - 17
$60 + $5.95 service fee

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April 6 - 10 The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother.
Director: Torie Dunlap

April 6 - 10
9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Performances on April 11 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

A minimum of 4 students is required to run any class. Maximum of 10 students.
$350 + $5.95 registration fee

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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.