Youth Fall & Spring Classes

CST Education

CST’s education program has lots to offer. Check out all the information to the right and register your child today!

Our classroom focuses on the importance of creative expression and collaboration, while teaching the fundamentals of theatre through structured play.  Classes not only enhance performance skills, but also develop concentration, self-esteem, discipline, and basic problem solving.  We have offerings for ages 5-18. All classes end with a Showcase and Certificate Ceremony.

Beginner classes are for those just starting out at Chicago Street or those who have taken one summer camp with us.  We suggest that all get underway with the foundational skills taught in our beginner classes.

Intermediate classes are for those building upon skills gained in a previous class.  If your child has had at least one full semester at Chicago Street, they should feel confident progressing to the intermediate level.

Advanced classes are for those who have had at least one semester at the Intermediate level.

Progressing through levels is supported by Instructor Evaluation and at the discretion of the Director of Education.

If you do not wish to complete the registration process online, please click here to print out the manual registration form.


Beginner classes are for those just starting out at Chicago Street or those who have taken one summer camp with us.  We suggest that all get underway with the foundational skills taught in our beginner classes.


PRE-SEEDS
Kindergarten
$95.50 / Class

This fun-filled 45-minute class develops imagination through puppets, music and cooperative games.  Young students are encouraged to express themselves creatively, while exploring theatre games.  Focus and cooperation skills are introduced.

  • MONDAYS – 4:00-4:45 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

SEEDS
Grades 1, 2
$175.50 / Class

An energy-packed exploration of imagination, the emphasis of this class is on creative expression through structured play.  Young students learn to “act out” a story while important skills such as listening, concentration, and collaboration are introduced.

  • TUESDAYS – 4:30-5:30 pm with Gina Zieniewicz


SPROUTS
Grades 3, 4
$175.50 / Class

While acting out favorite stories and playing theatre games, students explore imagination and creative expression with a purpose.  Students are guided through the basic elements of drama (who, what, and where).  The emphasis is on extending concentration and focus while illuminating discipline, self-esteem, empathy, understanding, and basic problem solving.

  • TUESDAYS – 5:30-6:30 pm with Gina Zieniewicz


BUDS
Grades 5, 6
$175.50 / Class

In this stimulating class, students learn to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while transitioning into scripted material. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is introduced, as they are taught to understand the importance of “listening.” The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment.

  • THURSDAYS – 6:30-7:30 pm with Jenna Johnson

Intermediate classes are for those building upon skills gained in a previous class.  If your child has had at least one full semester at Chicago Street, they should feel confident progressing to the intermediate level.


SEEDS
Grades 1, 2
$175.50 / Class

An energy-packed exploration of imagination, the emphasis of this class is on creative expression through structured play.  Young students learn to “act out” a story while important skills such as listening, concentration, and collaboration are introduced.

  • THURSDAYS – 4:30-5:30 pm with Jenna Johnson


SPROUTS
Grades 3, 4
$175.50 / Class

While acting out favorite stories and playing theatre games, students explore imagination and creative expression with a purpose.  Students are guided through the basic elements of drama (who, what, and where).  The emphasis is on extending concentration and focus while illuminating discipline, self-esteem, empathy, understanding, and basic problem solving.

  • THURSDAYS – 5:30-6:30 pm with Jenna Johnson


BUDS
Grades 5, 6
$175.50 / Class

In this stimulating class, students learn to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while transitioning into scripted material. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is introduced, as they are taught to understand the importance of “listening.” The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment.

  • TUESDAYS – 6:30-7:30 pm with Gina Zieniewicz

BLOOMS
Grades 7, 8, 9
$175.50 / Class

In this exploratory class, students sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while creating and developing character.  The concept of ‘playing’ the wants and needs of characters is applied through the creation of scenes.  The continued emphasis is on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment.

    • MONDAYS – 6:00-7:00 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

Advanced classes are for those who have had at least one semester at the Intermediate level.


BUDS
Grades 5, 6
$175.50 / Class

In this stimulating class, students learn to sharpen their work in improvisation and theatre games while transitioning into scripted material. The concept of “playing” the wants and needs of characters is introduced, as they are taught to understand the importance of “listening.” The continued emphasis on concentration, discipline and self-esteem is enhanced through collective and constructive assessment.

  • MONDAYS – 5:00-6:00 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

Workshops are offered as a supplement to the semester’s classes.  New and continuing students will benefit from enrolling.  They are offered for five consecutive weeks. 

 

EXPLORING DIRECTING
Ages 11+
$95.50 

Designed to inspire and introduce young theatre artists to the director’s craft, this workshop will explore and discuss fundamentals including vision & concept, script analysis, blocking, collaboration and rehearsal techniques.  It is the first step and a pre-requisite to becoming a Directing Apprentice within our Mentor Program.

  • MONDAYS – September 23-October 21 – 7:30-8:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano


EXPLORING IMPROV
Ages 11+
$95.50 

Log off the screens and see how much fun you can have with your peers to create hilarious moments!  Explore the concepts of improvisations through games and scenes in an incredibly supportive atmosphere.  The only side effects include developing strong listening and communication skills, living in the moment, and respect and appreciation of each other’s creative abilities.  Laughing and fun are guaranteed!

  • MONDAYS – February 17-March 16 – 7:30-8:30 pm with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano
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