Best of the Main Line 2015 - West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts

In-School Programs

Customized Programming to Fit Your School's Needs

Pre-School Program

In our pre-school program, Dramatic Youngsters, children experience the joy of imaginative play through theater games, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, movement, music and singing. Students will be encouraged and challenged to follow directions, learn active listening skills, participate in teamwork, and accept challenges while taking risks. As children progress through the classes they will develop confidence, individuality and social skills all while making friends and having fun.

Dramatic Youngsters is designed for pre-school through kindergarten age children bearing in mind all levels of interest and ability. For the kindergarten performer this is an opportunity to discover leadership skills.

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After School Programs

Our exciting CREATIVE ACTORS CLUB offers children in grades 1-4 the opportunity to create characters and stories through movement, voice and imaginative play. While playing theater games and exercises students are encouraged and challenged to follow directions, learn active listening skills, participate in teamwork, and accept challenges while taking risks. Each student begins to recognize the importance of his/her individual voice and ideas while developing confidence, individuality and social skills. During the Fall & Winter sessions students rehearse a play which will be presented to family and friends on the final club day.

In our ACTORS CLUB performers, grades 5- 8, engage in theater games and exercises, discover healthy vocal production for the stage and develop beginning improvisation skills. Many of our exercises focus on the innovative techniques of Meisner, Stella Adler, and Stanislavski helping performers find their objective, how to build a character and how to analyze a script. As performers progress through the club they develop confidence, individuality and begin to discover the importance of their individual voice. During the Fall & Winter sessions performers rehearse a play which will be presented on the final club day for friends and family.

St. Agnes Creative Actors Club performers will engage in theater exercises while developing healthy vocal production for the stage and acting skills.  As performers progress through the classes they develop confidence, individuality and begin to recognize the importance of their individual voice.  During the Fall Session performers will rehearse a play which will be performed for friends and family.

St. Agnes After School Program:

  • Wednesday Sept 19 thru Nov 14 (No club meeting on 10/31)
  • Time:3:15-4:45 pm on stage at St. Agnes
  • Final Show Nov 14 at 4:15 pm.
  • Grades 1st – 5th

Hillendale Creative Actors Club (2nd-5th grades) performers will engage in theater games and exercises while developing healthy vocal production for the stage, improvisation and acting skills.  As performers progress through the classes they develop confidence, individuality and begin to recognize the importance of their individual voice.  During the Fall Session performers will rehearse a short play which will be performed on the last day of class for friends and family.

Hillendale After School Program:

  • Tuesday Sept 18 thru Nov 13
  • Time: 3:45-5:15 pm in the LGI Room
  • Final Show Nov 13 at 4:45 pm
  • Grades 2nd-5th

To discuss options for your school, fill out the contact form, call Therese at 484-995-2915 or send an email to: therese@westchesterstudio.com.