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First Stage announces Free Class Day

First Stage to hold day-long open house featuring free acting classes for students, free Danceworks classes for parents, and special registration offers

By - Oct 30th, 2015 02:58 pm

Milwaukee, WI – Students in grades K5-12 and their families are invited to join First Stage for a free Academy class on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center located at 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee. Classes will take place at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. and will last 45 minutes. Classes will be divided by age level and will offer students a chance to experience the excitement of a First Stage Academy class including Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation, and Storytelling.

Planned in collaboration with Danceworks, parents will have the option to take a free Adult Danceworks Class while the kids are participating in acting class: Salsa (1:00 p.m.), Cardio (2:00 p.m.), and Hip Hop (3:00 p.m.).

After class students will present the skills they learned, followed by and a brief Q&A session led by First Stage Teaching Artists. Onsite registration and discounts for First Stage’s Winter, Spring and popular Spring Break Academy classes will be available to new families during the event.


Free Class Day at First Stage
First Stage presents an afternoon of FREE Academy Acting Classes
Danceworks Adult classes will be available for parents


Sunday, November 22, 2015
45-minute classes will begin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.


Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee


Learn more about First Stage Theater Academy, and how students in grades K5-12 can develop “life skills through stage skills” while learning Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation and more.


Families are asked to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your desired class time, and wear clothing and shoes that allow for comfort and movement.


This is a FREE event but reservations are recommended. Visit to RSVP online or contact the Academy office at (414) 267-2970 or by email at

About First Stage
Since 1987, First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain; unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills; and dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community.  In 2012, First Stage was selected to participate in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  First Stage is a member of TYA/USA, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, Theatre Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Arts Partners, and is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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