Education

At Aloha Theatre, we offer a number of different courses to meet a variety of needs for learning everything from acting to technical specialties to play writing. You’ll see below a glimpse at we’ve got to offer.

Have ideas for future courses? Let us know! We’re always looking for instructors and would love to hear what you have to offer our community.

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

Workshops

We offer special guest seminars, school break programs, and more for all ages and experiences.

Youth Space Camp
Ages 7-9
June 17-21; 10:00am-2:00pm
$130 early registration, $150 after June 14 


A STEAM-focused workshop celebrating creativity, science, and outer space!
Children can explore the galaxy…in the theatre! This workshop features hands-on projects that inspire youth to understand the many mysteries of our galaxy. Incorporating a STEAM-focused curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) encourages children to experience how the arts can influence technology, comprehension skills, and inspire new discoveries. Musicality and improvisational activities will be featured, as well as factual space-filled lessons with MANY hands-on projects to discover and inspire!
Registration opens Tuesday, April 30. A 9:00am early drop off option will be available for a low additional fee.
Arts Teacher and avid space-lover, Alexis Gaines, will instruct. Students must wear movable clothing and toe-covered shoes, and provide a water bottle. For more details, click here.

Musical Theatre Camp
Ages 10-16
June 24-28; 9:00am-3:00pm

$175 early registration, $200 after June 21

Show off your talents in this workshop filled with music, dancing, acting, and more!
Students are invited to join guest instructors Delaney Ross and Amanda Trusty in this 5-day workshop, where all things musical theatre are explored! Theatrical elements including characterization, choreography, music theory, and stage presence will be the main focus. Students will also develop skills such as professionalism, critical thinking, teamwork, physical exercise, and leadership. Students will culminate in a showcase to show off their new skills on the last day.
Registration opens Tuesday, April 30. Students should dress for movement, wear closed toed shoes, and provide a water bottle and lunch. A light snack will be provided at each workshop day.
Bonus: Register for “Musical Theatre Camp”, and a discount is available for “Kid Kombat”! For more details, click here. 

Ensemble Singing 
Ages 16+
July 6; 10:00am-1:30pm

$25 Registration Fee

A Music Theory workshop for adults!
Have you ever been cast in a musical and found yourself getting frustrated or drifting off while learning ensemble vocal parts? Then this class is for you! Learn how to interact with music better in this one-day only workshop with guest instructor Delaney Ross. The course will focus on music theory, notation techniques, and understanding how to learn harmonies faster and more accurately.
Registration opens April 30. Students should bring a water bottle. For full details, click here. 

Kid Kombat
Ages 10-12
July 8-12; 9:00am-1:00pm

$130 early registration, $150 after July 5 

Want to fight this summer?!?
Come learn what “stage combat” really is- and what it takes to perform with swords in this safe, active, and entertaining 5-day workshop!
Have you ever seen a movie with swords or fight scenes and wonder how they rarely get hurt? Think you have what it takes to fight like the combat pros?
In this workshop, students will cover beginner stage combat movements, vocabulary, and techniques through unarmed and armed combat. Elements include physical workouts, stretching, story telling, safety lessons, and of course—fighting! Students will gain an understanding of the importance of safety and training before performing a scene on stage; and will develop the teamwork skills necessary to perform a believable fight, while maintaining safety and technique. This workshop will hold a showcase for students to demonstrate learned stunts and combinations on Friday, July 12.
Registration opens April 30. Combat expert Josey Creger will be instructing this workshop! All students must be dressed in movable clothing (think PE attire), toe-covered shoes, and provide a water bottle and optional lunch. For more details, click here. 

Classes

“Level D” With Q: Intro to Long Form Improv
Next quarter begins May 5, 2019
Join Quinton Loder in the second level of this all-new FIVE LEVELED Improv Theatre series in West Hawaii! In this level, students explore the how-to’s of Long Form Improv.
Students must complete Level E: Improv Comedy FUNdamentals in order to register for this course.
This is the secondary series of a prerequisite course. Once the prerequisite “Level E” has been completed, you’ll advance to “Level D: Intro to Long Form (a study of the Harold)”, followed by “Level C: Intro to Short Form (a study of short form performance games)” all the way up to the A-team of Improvisers! Get in on the start of something big in West Hawaii, and improve your improv!
Please wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.

“Level E” With Q: Improv Comedy FUNdamentals
Next quarter begins May 19, 2019

Get in on the start of something big in West Hawaii, and learn some improv!
Adults ages 18+ will look under the hood of the wondrous, and sometimes intimidating, improvised theatre. Explore how to build entertaining scenes, fully grasp what “yes, and..” means and how to apply it, focus on active listening, and how to be in the moment. Best of all, the class revs up to a celebration performance on Wednesday, July 3rd, open to your friends and family to see what you can do!
Upon completion of this prerequisite “Level E” course, you’ll advance to “Level D: Intro to Long Form (a study of the Harold)”, followed by “Level C: Intro to Short Form (a study of short form performance games)” all the way up to the A-team of Improvisers!
Tuition is $90 for early registration; $100 for walk ins. Please wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.

Kids’ Stretch and Play
Mondays; June 3-24, 2019
Early-registration is strongly encouraged; please call (808)322-8400 to register. 
This partnership with Club Rehab offers a FREE class for children to stretch, move, and play! Taught by Katie Vitousek, DPT, children are sure to make new friends and have fun in this summer activity!
Students must wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. For more information, please call the number above.

Tuesday Troupers
Next quarter begins August 13, 2019

Artistic Director Jerry Tracy teaches this performance skills class for students aged 8 through 12,  assisted by Kira Kane and Malia Moore. Exploring fundamental skills such as projection, enunciation, and characterization, this series is sure to prepare your keiki for the main stage. A showcase is performed for family and friends at the final class. Students should dress for movement, provide a water bottle, and wear closed-toe shoes. A parent or adult representative must attend orientation at the start of the first class. Tuesday Troupers will be held on Tuesdays, April 2- May 21 , from 3:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $80 for the 8-week course.

The Little Theatre Club
Next quarter begins August 14, 2019
Join the club and explore the magic of the arts through games, crafts, music, and more! Led by instructor Josey Creger, the series is designed for ages 4 to 7, and focuses on theater basics through imagination, storytelling, and structured play.
Students must wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle. A parent or guardian must attend orientation at the start of the first class. The Little Theatre Club will be held on Wednesdays, April 3- May 8, from 4:00-5:00pm. Tuition is $60 per student for the 6-week course.


Intergenerational Theatre
NOW: Perfecting the Truth In Character
DROP-INS ARE WELCOMED; Next quarter begins August 15, 2019

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, April 4- May 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $70 for the 7-week series, or $10 for drop-ins.

Aloha Teen Theatre
The longest running FREE Teen Theatre on the island!
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Registration open year-round, next quarter begins August 16, 2019
 FREE for ALL Teens!
*At this time, ATT is in rehearsals for their production of Legally Blonde the Musical Jr! New members are still encouraged to attend, and are welcome to join the production in various production roles.
Aloha Teen Theatre is the home of the next generation of artists. Every session of ATT offers something new, so come learn it all! Meet weekly to discover and practice different elements of theatre, from acting to marketing. ATT members collaborate through games and hands-on activities to apply the tools demonstrated in the theatre industry. Members study improvisation, acting, musical theatre, technical production, make up design, Shakespeare, costume design, and more! ATT also features performance opportunities by presenting a teen-led production, as well as getting sneak peek opportunities for upcoming auditions! 
For questions or opportunities to offer ATT, email us here.