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There’s a reason we here at The Studio don’t call them “classes.” Classes are boring.  🙂 Studio Sessions are 4, 6, or 8-week “sessions” geared toward a specific skill, theme, or group. Using unforgettably interactive teaching, these Sessions have kids buzzing for days about what they’ve done and what they’ve learned. Studio Sessions truly embody our mission…excellence while having fun. We are thrilled to add a number of excellent Studio Sessions this Fall, which will challenge kids to stretch their creative wings in the areas of music, acting & theatre. These 6-week “blocks” are perfect to try things out and see how you like it! Read on to find out how you can get involved!

Fall 2018 Studio Sessions & Workshops

What: Audition Workshops divided by skill level
Who: Anyone who wants to master the art of the audition. These workshops will help build confidence, teach kids what to expect at an audition and generally strengthen audition technique
When: Dance: Tuesday, August 28th from 6 PM – 7:30 PM Vocal: Wednesday, August 29th 6 PM – 9 PM
Cost: $20 for one workshop; $35 for two 

Beginner Workshop August 29th

Top 5 Ways to Bomb an Audition

6 PM – 7:30 Parents & Auditioners

We’re revamping our audition workshop to give you the most easily understandable, visual representation of what not to do when you enter the audition room! We’ll go through the process, talk about some of the biggest mistakes new auditioners make and break it all down to calm nerves and take the mystery out of the whole process.

Parents and children are both welcome (and encouraged!) to attend. After all, a lot of this, especially with younger kids, falls to our wonderful parents!

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • What makes a great audition
  • Where to find audition songs
  • How to find tracks (and if you pick a song we already have a track for, we’ll email it to you for free!)
  • What the whole audition process at The Studio is like
  • What to do with those audition jitters

And so much more!

Advanced Workshop August 29th:

How to Go from Good to Great

7:30 PM – 9 PM

All attendees must bring a prepared song and track.

This workshop is for our veterans. If you’ve got a few songs under your belt and you want to learn how to take your audition from good to great, this one is for you. Kids will perform their songs in front of a very safe, supportive and encouraging group of other auditioners and will receive positive feedback as well as constructive ideas on how to improve. This is invaluable feedback.

*Roles are not guaranteed based on attendance at these workshops.

Dance Workshop August 28th:

How To Be a Quick Study

6 PM – 7:30 PM

You’ll learn how to pick up choreography quickly, how to perform the audition dance with confidence and how to increase your skills in the area of dance.

Register HERE

Improv & Acting

What: A hands-on, jump-in-head-first improv and acting session that will help build confidence on stage, get your student thinking quick on their feet and probably end up in gut-busting laughter. Students are encouraged to join in, regardless of their experience!
Who: Ages 10-12 & Ages 13+
When: Mondays, September 17 – October 29 *no session October 8
Time:4:30 (ages 10-12), 5:30 (ages 13+) Each session is one hour long
Instructor: Bailey Sanderson, Studio Director & Member of Greenroom Improv

Register HERE

Session: Studio JR Mary Poppins

Ages: 5-7
Duration: September 25 – October 29 4:00 – 4:45 PM OR 6:00 – 6:45 PM (the same session offered at two different times)
Leader:  Addison Emenecker
Price: $90.00*
Focus:  Singing/Acting/Movement

This Session is always a kid favorite, and with the music from Mary Poppins, we’re certain this session is going to be a huge hit! Introduce your child to the stage in a low-pressure, super FUN environment using music and movement from this classic Disney musical. 

Parents will be invited to the last session for a special performance showcasing your kiddos and all they’ve learned! 

*Special Bonus: All participants will receive a special VIP ticket to a matinee performance of The Studio’s production of Mary Poppins. This includes a backstage tour, a meet and greet with the cast, a snack from our refreshment table and a very special keepsake badge.

Register HERE

Newsies Prep Sessions

What: It may be a year away, but we’re already thinking about what it’s going to take to pull off a show as demanding as Newsies! Conditioning, stretching, breathing, and core training–kids are going to work toward getting ready for one of our biggest shows yet…plus, they’ll learn that a strong foundation is key to build a fantastic performance!
Who: Ages 13+ (at the time of the show)
When: Tuesdays, September 25th – October 30th
Time: 7:00 PM Each session is one hour long
Cost: $110
Instructor: Chelsea Gallivan, adjunct dance professor, Rockford University

Register HERE

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Private Lessons 2017

The Studio offers private instruction in Voice, Piano, Guitar and Brass. Starting ages vary and no experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome.

For pricing & availability, email


Ages: 8+ Price: $20-$30 Length: 30/45 minutes (advanced students only) Days: Monday-Friday Instructors: Adam Walsh, Olivia Martinez-Sturges, Valerie Soetermans


Ages: 5+ Price: $20 Length: 30 minutes Days: Monday-Friday Instructors: Rebecca Aupperle & Amy Sanderson (Piano), Aaron Urbelis (Guitar)

Fall 2017 Lessons begin the week of September 5th. Students may join at any time. A 10% Sibling discount is offered for families with more than one private student.