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Classes




We are also accepting private students in acting, voice, public speaking, dance, guitar or audition prep. Please contact our Education Director, Debra Leopard at classes@villagesquaretheatre.com if you have any questions or would like to schedule private lessons.

Village Square Theatre classes provide many opportunities for students to learn in a real Theatre setting. Classes are taught by experienced professionals, in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Theatre classes improve self-confidence, creativity, teamwork, and communication skills. Discipline, quality, and individuality are stressed. Each student is given a chance to shine and will learn how to stand out in the crowd while developing a passion for the performing arts.


Why take Acting/Theatre classes?

People often ask me why they should take an acting class when they could just do a play instead. What’s the point of a class when they are already learning just by being in a production? Yes, a lot of learning goes on each time an actor plays a role. But classes provide so much more! It would be like saying just because someone can drive a car it means they can build one. Acting is like any other performing art (Playing an instrument, vocal performance or dance.) The artist learns by taking lessons and practicing, and then applies what they have learned to performance. Classes provide the building blocks for growth as a performer- the fundamental skills that help the actor learn the “how” and the “why” of acting. Acting students learn: different techniques for creating believable characters, how to stand out at an audition, how to be comfortable and confident onstage, how to have a strong clear speaking voice, how to move onstage or in front of the camera, how to interpret the script, how to take direction and so much more. Anyone who is serious about acting needs to take classes and continue his/her Theatre education.

For those who aren’t aiming for a career onstage, why take an acting class? Acting classes help with creativity, communication skills, flexibility, teamwork, being comfortable in front of a group, self-esteem and self-expression, and poise. People who have had acting classes are able to conquer their fear of public speaking and presentations. They are generally better communicators and are more self-confident. Acting classes are also just a whole lot of fun! Sign up for one today.

We strive to make classes at Village Square Theatre fun and professional. Our instructors are professionals with years of experience, and students have the benefit of being able to use real theatre facilities. Classes must reach a minimum enrollment (usually 5 students minimum) in order to go forward. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified five business days start date via email. Please make sure we have a current email address that you check regularly. You will not be notified if class is a go, only if the class doesn't make it. All tuition is due the week prior to the start of the class. Please contact our director at Classes@villagesquaretheatre.com if you ever have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Village Square for your Theatre Arts education.

-Debra Leopard


More classes coming soon! Stay tuned for details.



ACT UP III Acting for the Camera II
Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 for 8 weeks, beginning February 13. $230. Ages 10-16. If student hasn't had beginning level class..Must have permission from Artistic Director to enroll. Learn acting techniques specifically for camera performance. Continuing from last semester, this class will focus on learning lingo and techniques for scene work in film. Work will be filmed and critiqued. Taught by experienced film actor, Merritt Vann and experienced acting coach, Mark DiNovo. Limited enrollment.


Acting- Adult Acting for the Camera II
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 for 8 weeks, beginning February 12. $170. Ages 16 and up. Intermediate level class for those interested in the film and television industry. This is a follow up to the first class. Prior experience, prior class or permission from the instructor needed to enroll. Learn all the lingo and techniques for doing scene work on camera. Work will be filmed and critiqued. Taught by experienced film actor, Merritt Vann and talent agency experienced acting coach, Debra Leopard. Limited enrollment.


Master Class- Character Development
Ages 14 through Adult Cost: $150. 8 Weeks Fridays 5:30-6:30. Starting March 13- skipping Easter/Spring break week. Designed for adults and teens with all levels of acting experience. Each week will feature a specific acting exercise, direction and guidance on how to create dynamic, interesting, three dimensional characters. Stretch yourself and try something new! Join us! Taught by Debra Leopard and Mark DiNovo.