Adult Classes & Workshops

At Aloha Theatre, we strive to offer courses for all interests in the arts. Our classes are designed for students to improve real world skills through creative and theatrical approaches.

We are happy to offer a limited number of scholarships for our classes and workshops. To inquire or learn more, click here to send an email.

Have a keiki looking for activities in the theatre? Our 2nd quarter classes will be open for registration on September 2! To find out more, visit our Youth Classes page.

As we continue expanding the variety of affordable classes requested via community feedback, we must maintain a minimum number of registered students in all educational events to cover facility and instructional fees. If classes or workshops do not reach the minimum, we are unable to hold that event. If a class or workshop does not have a minimum of six students registered 24 hours before the program, that class/workshop will be canceled or postponed to a later start date.
Don’t risk programs getting canceled, and save money! We offer discounted rates for registering early online or calling our office in advance of the event’s start date.

Workshops

Musical Theatre and Theory

Ages 16+
Saturday, September 14
10:00am-2:00pm
$30 early online registration; $40 day of/walk-in

Musical Theatre and Theory will offer the tools needed to engage in musical theatre performance for folks with previous performance experience. This workshop will cover the foundations of music theory, music notation, vocal techniques, musical theatre education, and self-care for adult artists. This workshop will also serve as a bridge between previous acting and vocal experience and the upcoming Intermediate Musical Theatre series.
Students must wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle. If you are unsure if this class is a healthy fit for you, or whether you should register for Beginner or Intermediate Musical Theatre first, please email the teacher directly by clicking here. 

Classes

Level 1 Improv: The FUNdamentals of Improvisation

Ages 18+ 
Sundays, September 1-October 13
6:30pm-8:30pm
$90 early online registration; $100 day of/walk-in
Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins will accepted on the September 1 class day. 

In “Level 1”, adults will look under the hood of the wondrous, and sometimes intimidating, improvised theatre.
Classes will explore how to build entertaining scenes that provide a sense of accomplishment through performing. You’ll fully grasp what “yes, and..” means and the “how” to apply it, focus on active listening, and being in the moment. Best of all, the class revs up to a celebration performance on Monday October 14 open for your friends and ohana to laugh alongside your learning! Participants must wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.

Insider info: Once the prerequisite “Level 1” course has been completed, you’ll advance to “Level 2: Intro to Long Form (a study of the Harold)”, followed by “Level 3: Intro to Short Form (a study of short form performance games)” all the way up to Level 5: The Top Tier of Improvisers! Get in on the start of something big in West Hawaii, and improve your improv!

Intermediate Musical Theatre 

Ages 18+ 
Sundays, September 22-October 6 
10:00am-1:00pm
$65 register by September 1; $80 register by September 21; $90 day of/walk-in
 
This specially designed 3-week series will provide adults a toolbox for building a character and supporting the voice in the contemporary musical theatre genre.

Led by Amanda Trusty, classes will feature advanced learning in vocal techniques, notating music, song assignments, understanding “moments”, self-care for adults and artists, character building, and stage presence. These skills will empower adults and connect them to their creative work ethic!

Students must wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. To register, students must have either attended Beginner Musical Theatre or have extended Musical Theatre training. If you are unsure if this class is a healthy fit for you, or whether you should register for Beginner or Intermediate Musical Theatre first, please email the teacher directly by clicking here. 

Perfecting the Truth in Character

Ages 18+
Thursdays, August 15-September 19
2:00pm-4:00pm
$60 early online registration; $10 per class walk-in
 
An Acting Class for all skill levels, talents, and interests for ages 18 and up. Led by Felicity Johnson, this acting course focuses on Stanislavski’s method of Character Development.
Come and gain deeper character development skills while Felicity shares her expertise with you! With character exploration, scene analysis, body awareness, and voice work, this course is sure to help you connect to any character you portray!
Perfecting the Truth in Character will be held on Thursdays, August 15 – September 19, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Students must wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.

Adult Acting and Showbiz Series 

Ages 18+ 
Tuesdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again for upcoming dates! 
Join Artist Amanda Trusty in this 8-week series focusing on the fundamentals of Acting and Show Business!
This series requires no previous training, and will cover the basics of acting you THOUGHT you knew!
Classes will feature understanding theatre vocabulary, introduction to scene work, rehearsal etiquette, and audition tactics- just in time for Beyond Therapy and The Rocky Horror Show auditions! The skills learned from this class are creative, insightful, and can applied to enhance everyday life!

This series will be held in the APAC loft, located across the street from the former Oshima’s store, above the King’s Daughters Thrift Shop. Tuition is $80 for online registration by June 3; $95 Walk-in. Drop ins are accepted upon Teacher and Education Director’s approval in advance of the requested class date. For more information, click here. 

Adult Movement and Choreography Training

Ages 18+ 
Wednesdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again soon for upcoming dates! 
Amanda Trusty will instruct this 8-week series focusing on movement basics and choreography techniques!
This series requires no previous training, and will conquer any fears of dancing on the stage! Classes will introduce basic dance vocabulary, tips on picking up choreography, rehearsal etiquette, introduction to partnering, and explore audition tactics- just in time for The Rocky Horror Show!

This series will be held in the APAC loft, located across the street from the former Oshima’s store, above the King’s Daughters Thrift Shop. Tuition is $80 for online registration by June 3; $95 Walk-in. Drop ins are accepted upon Teacher and Education Director’s approval in advance of the requested class date. For more information, click here. 

Beginner Partnering & Ballroom

Ages 18+ 
Thursdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again soon for upcoming dates! 
 

This series requires no previous training, and will cover beginning techniques to become the ballroom dancer you’ve always, or maybe never thought you could aspire to be! Classes will feature understanding dance vocabulary, consent with partnering, and of course- dancing! Amanda Trusty will have you exploring dance styles such as swing, fox trot, sale, and cha cha.
Partnering & Ballroom is sure to get you moving to rhythms you’ve never heard, and moves you’ve always wanted to try! No worries about bringing a partner, but if you do, you can register them as a “related attendee” under your name for 10% off!