Classes and Workshops

There are many ways to be a part of the theatre and we offer a number of different courses to meet a wide variety of needs for learning everything from acting to technical specialties to play writing. You’ll see below a glimpse at what we’ve got to offer right now.

If you have ideas for courses that you’d like to see or be a part of please let us know! We’re also always looking for instructors and would love to hear what you have to offer our community.

Summer Workshop

Keiki Introduction to Theatre

Click Here to enroll – July 24 to 28, 2017, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Keiki Introduction to Theatre is designed for beginning and intermediate actors between the ages of 8 and 13, who love to learn and want to further develop and grow as actors.  Students will learn basic stage skills and vocabulary, and will begin to examine physical and emotional character development.  No previous acting experience is necessary.  Students should dress comfortably for movement and wear closed-toe shoes.  Some exercises may be done barefoot, but students are required to arrive each day in shoes.  The instructor will be Emma Lou, a drama teacher, actress, and poet, who has recently relocated to Kona.  She independently founded Beartooth Actors Workshop, a young actors theatre camp held annually in Montana since 2012.  Tuition is $125 per student, and includes all materials.  Sibling discounts are available.  Enrollment is limited, so early registration is recommended.


The Little Theatre Club

Click Here to enroll – Next session is April 6 – May 11, 2017

The Little Theatre Club will be held on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for six weeks. The class is designed for 4 through 7 year olds and concentrates on theater basics through structured play. Taught by Nicole Gour.  A parent or adult representative must attend orientation at the start of the first class session.  Tuition is $60 per student for the 6-week course. 

Tuesday Troupers

Click Here to enroll – Next Session is April 4 – May 23, 2017

Jerry Tracy teaches a performance skills class for 8 through 12 year olds on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, assisted by KIra Kane.  A parent or adult representative must attend orientation at the start of the first class session.  Tuition is $80 for each 8 week session.  Early registration is recommended.

Yogi Buds

Click Here to enroll – Next Session dates are April 3 – May 25, 2017

Wendy Buzby will teach this introduction to yoga for 8 through 13 year olds, who will explore traditional yoga poses and breath awareness, emphasizing the importance of our relationship with ourselves. We will also explore partner yoga and the fun and joy of movement in our bodies and with our community! By the end of the session students will have familiarity with some yoga poses or asanas, meditations and tools they can apply in their every day life. If you’re trying to calm and focus your mind before a big test, wanting to be a little healthier and stronger in your body or looking for tools to process intense emotions like anger, loss or frustration, this class is for you. Be prepared to have fun and walk away a little bit more relaxed and a little bit more yourself. Namaste!  Tuition $80 Two sessions will be offered: Monday 3:45 – 4:30 pm or Thursday 3:45 to 4:30 pm.

Singing Buds

Click Here to enroll – Next Session dates are April 3 – May 25, 2017

This 8 week introductory singing class will familiarize students 8-13 years old with basic concepts and skills of free singing. Instructor Wendy Buzby will focus on ease of sound production, body movement and awareness as your body IS your instrument and the joy of sound moving through you. The class will close with a short performance of songs we have learned and even some we have created in class.  Every body and every day gets a little brighter when you add a bit of singing!  Tuition is $80. Two sessions will be offered: Monday 4:45 – 5:45 pm or Thursday 4:45 – 5:45 pm.

Intergenerational Acting Class

Click Here to enroll – Next Session dates are April 6 – May 25, 2017

An Intergenerational Acting Class for people of all skill levels is led by Felicity Johnson on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  This class is for age 13 and up.  Cost is $10 per class or $80 per 8 week session.  

Aloha Teen Theatre

aloha-teen-theatreClick Here to enroll

Aloha Teen Theatre, with Engela Edwards as as ATT Advisor, meets each Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at APAC’s Loft, across the street from the theatre on the second floor of the building containing The King’s Daughters Thrift Shop. Involvement in this group is free, and features educational and performance opportunities for teenagers, as well as fundraising activities to finance off island theater field trips.

Aloha Teen Theatre encourages teen leadership through theatre education, community outreach projects and public performance opportunities. Teens are able to explore genres of performance and expression in a safe, self growth environment directed by Ms. Edwards. ATT is FREE for anyone age 13-18, all are welcome and invited to join the fun at Aloha Performing Arts Company’s loft in Kainaliu. Every session of ATT is a new experience.

Feel free to email Engela with any questions or opportunities you would like to offer the teens!

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