Adult Classes & Workshops

At Aloha Theatre, we offer courses for all sorts of 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 are now open for registration! 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

Into The Woods Audition Boot Camp

Ages 16+ 
Saturday, November 30
4:00pm-7:00pm
$25 early online registration; $30 day of/walk-in

Aloha Theatre will be holding auditions for their production of “Into The Woods” on December 9 and 10. We want YOU to feel as prepared and confident as possible!

Meet the Director, Choreographer, Music, and Vocal Directors as they present information about the musical and preparation details for the upcoming production of Into The Woods. Practice physical characteristics, movement combinations, vocal techniques, and strengthen your audition confidence in this special Into The Woods-themed “workout” at the Aloha Theatre.

Ages 16+. Participants of all experience levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in, toe-covered or jazz/character shoes, and a water bottle. (Please note: if toe-covered shoes are not worn during class, the student may not participate during those class hours).

All Around Improv

Ages 18+ 
Sunday; December 15
6:00pm-9:00pm
$30 early online registration; $40 day of/walk-in

Back by popular demand, join improv extraordinaire Quinton Loder as he shows you the “how-tos” of landing improvisational comedy.

Using a blend of short and long form improv, this workshop focuses on building strong, sustainable, scenes to paint a picture for realistic scene work without sacrificing the fun or funny! Participants will learn to trust their instincts and fellow performers, what “being in the moment” actually means, create a story without a script, make strong choices through actions, and what to do with “yes, and…”.
This workshop is deemed perfect for adults with experience looking to refresh their skills, and just as perfect for those with zero experience looking to build confidence and test the waters of Improv in a fun, supportive environment.

Closed-toe shoes MUST be worn, and students should bring a water bottle. Note-taking is optional, participants are encouraged to bring a notebook for your own recording and reference.

Classes

Perfecting the Truth in Character

Ages 18+
Thursdays, January 16 – February 27, 2020
2:00pm-4:00pm
$70 early online registration; $12 per class walk-in

Led by Felicity Johnson, this acting course focuses on Stanislavski’s method of Character Development.
Discover 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, from 2:00-4:00 p.m, and is open to adults of all theatrical experience. Students MUST wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.

Level 3 Improv: Introduction to Short Form Improvisation

Ages 18+ 
Sundays, November 17- December 22
4:00pm-6:00pm
$90 online registration before 11/15; $100 after/walk-in
Registration for this series is now closed, check-in again for upcoming dates! 

Join Quinton Loder in the third level of professional Improv Theatre training in West Hawaii!

This series will cover the foundations of Short Form Improv. Students must have completed Level 1 Improv: Comedy FUNdamentals and Level 2 Improv: Intro to Long Form Styles to register for this course. A showcase performance will be held on Friday, December 27 for your friends and ohana to laugh alongside your learning!

Students MUST wear closed-toe shoes, and encouraged to bring a water bottle.

Musical Theatre Coaching and Committing  POSTPONED

Ages 18+ 
Sundays, November 3-24
10:00am-1:00pm
THIS SERIES IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!

Led by Amanda Trusty, this series will take you INTO THE WOODS MUSIC with professional support and healthy technique.

Brush up on musical theatre history and fall in love with the genre all over again; coach your audition song or ask for song choice recommendations; discover what it means to commit to a character, and learn how to make a lasting impression in your audition. The series will culminate in a showcase on the final class to provide students the opportunity to work with nerves and coach their song in front of an invited audience of peers.

The skills learned in this class will empower artistic adults and connect them to their creative work ethic using professional feedback and applicable techniques.

Go “Into the Music” with Amanda Trusty just in time for Into the Woods auditions!

Students must wear toe-covered shoes, comfortable/moveable clothing, and provide a notebook and water bottle.
Previous performance/theatre experience is highly recommended. Teens will be considered upon consulting with the Instructor and Education Director. This class is deemed advanced due to the vocabulary, techniques, and comprehension covered in this limited series. If you are unsure if your experience matches the needs of this series, please email the teacher directly by clicking here. 

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!

Level 1 Improv: The FUNdamentals of Improvisation

Ages 18+ 
Sundays
6:30pm-8:30pm
$90 early online registration; $100 day of/walk-in
Online registration is now closed. Check in again for upcoming dates! 

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!

Level 2 Improv: Introduction to Long Form Improvisation

Ages 18+ 
Sundays
6:30pm-8:30pm
$90 early online registration; $100 day of/walk-in
Online registration is now closed. Check in again for upcoming dates!

Join Quinton Loder in the next level of professional Improv Theatre training in West Hawaii!

This series will cover the foundations of Long Form Improv. Adults must complete Level 1 Improv: FUNdamentals of Comedy to register for this course.
A showcase performance will be held on Wednesday, December 11 for your friends and ohana to laugh alongside your learning!