Nicole Dement
Two classes for children ages 8 to 12 and the Conservatory program will be offered this summer by ArtsWest.

ArtsWest announces summer theater youth education programs

West Seattle's ArtsWest has announced its summer theater education program. with two Academy classes for students ages 8 to 12 and a newly revamped Conservatory program for teens.

The Academy Classes

This summer ArtsWest will be offering two Academy classes, for those children 8-12 years old, who are serious about spending time with like-minded students to learn about the world of theatre. These highly structured programs will be taught by professional Teaching Artists and will provide daily instruction and rehearsals towards a one hour presentation for friends and family on the final day of class. The first Academy will be offered June 23-July 3 and will focus on Acting, while the second Academy will be offered July 7-18 with a focus on Musical Theatre. *no audition required

The Conservatory

In a brand new configuration for ArtsWest, we have combined our past Apprenticeship with our Conservatory level. This newly vamped program will provide teens with an intensive summer, practicing and improving their skills in acting, dance and music, while also rehearsing a full Broadway Musical. The 2014 Theatre Conservatory will present Guys and Dolls directed by renowned actress Kate Jaeger and choreographed with The 5th Avenue Theatre and Village Theatre actress Taryn Darr. *participation is by audition

More information on these programs can be found on the education page of the ArtsWest website or email

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