High School

Young Artists Program

In addition to two fully-staged productions in the summer, Civic Theatre’s Young Artists Program (YAP) is a year-round series of workshops and seminars designed just for high school students interested in improving their skills in a professional setting and looking to prepare for college auditions and beyond.

All workshops are taught by performers and instructors with extensive experience locally, regionally and nationally. YAP also includes intensive rehearsals, specialized workshops and performances. Training will focus on developing the skills needed to succeed professionally, including character development, vocal coaching and advanced dance technique.

Upcoming Bonus Summer Workshop!

YAP College BFA Programs 101 with William Jenkins

This workshop is open to all middle school and high school students and parents.

Do you have questions about college? There are so many programs out there nowadays that it gets hard to tell them apart.

Come to this YAP College BFA Program 101 workshop with Bill Jenkins, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University, and ask all the questions you have wanted answered!

Please see the pricing structure below:

A CHORUS LINE CAST MEMBER - $10 and parents attend FREE

NON-CAST STUDENT- $20 and parents attend FREE

PARENT W/O STUDENT ATTENDING - $20

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Sunday | June 30th 4:00 - 6:00 PM


YAP Summer Express Workshops

Get ready for a great summer full of some awesome workshops starting on June 10th! Workshops are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:15 throughout June & July. Check out the prices and classes below: 

YAP Express Workshop CAST MEMBER 15-Workshop Bundle: $75
YAP Express Workshop NON-CAST MEMBER 15-Workshop Bundle: $225
A-La-Carte Express Workshops: $18 per workshop

If you have any questions, please email YAP Coordinator, Anne Beck, at anne@civictheatre.org

YAP Express Workshops with Chelsea Anderson

This workshop is for students entering Grade 9 through graduated seniors.

Don't miss out on these great workshops with with Chelsea Anderson!

Workshop 1: Acting
Workshop 2: Fun with Dialects!
Workshop 3: Acting

Class price: $18 each

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Acting | Monday | June 10th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Fun With Dialects! | Wednesday | June 26th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Acting | Monday | July 15th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Musical Theatre Dance Workshops with Kenny Shepard

These workshops are for students entering Grade 9 through graduated Seniors.

Join us at Civic for express Musical Theatre Dance Classes with professional actor/choreographer, Kenny Shepard!

Class price: $18 Each

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Tuesday | June 11th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Tuesday | June 25th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Workshops with John Vessels

These workshops are for students entering Grade 9 through Graduated Seniors. 

Join us for 2 different YAP Express workshops with John Vessels!

Workshop 1: Improvisation
Workshop 2: Making the Most Out of Your Vocal Audition Cut (bring sheet music)

Class price: $18 Each

ENROLL NOW

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Improvisation | Wednesday | June 12th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Vocal Audition Cuts | Tuesday | July 9th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Workshops with John Goodson

These workshops are for students entering Grade 9 through graduated Seniors.

You don't want to miss out on these great express workshops with John Goodson this summer! 

Workshop 1: Stage Combat
Workshop 2: Intro to Directing

Class price: $18 Each

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Stage Combat | Monday | June 17th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Intro To Directing | Monday | July 8th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Dance Workshops with Anne Beck

These workshops are for students entering Grade 9 through graduated Seniors.

YAP Coordinator, Anne Beck, will be teaching some awesome dance workshops this summer that you don't want to miss! 

Workshop 1: Musical Theatre Tap
Workshop 2: Musical Theatre Tap
Workshop 3: Musical Theatre Dance

Class Price: $18 Each

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Musical Theatre Tap | Tuesday | June 18th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Musical Theatre Tap | Monday | July 1st 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Musical Theatre Dance | Wednesday | July 17th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Workshops with Michael Worcel

These workshops are for students entering Grade 9 through graduated Seniors.

Don't miss out on these awesome express workshops with Michael Worcel! 

Workshop 1: Swing 
Workshop 2: Musical Theatre Dance

Class Price: $18 Each

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Swing | Monday | June 24th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Musical Theatre Dance | Tuesday | July 2nd 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Hip Hop Workshops with Sawyer Harvey

These workshops are for students entering Grade 9 through graduated Seniors.

Don't miss out on these awesome hip hop workshops with Sawyer Harvey!

Class price: $18 each

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Wednesday | July 3rd 5:00 - 6:15 PM
  • Monday | July 10th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


YAP Express Clowning Workshop with Emily Rogge Tzucker

This workshop is for students entering Grade 9 through graduated Seniors. 

This workshop with A CHORUS LINE director, Emily Rogge Tzucker, is going to be so much fun! Don't miss it! 

Class price: $18 

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Class Dates

Summer Session:

  • Tuesday | July 16th 5:00 - 6:15 PM


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