Welcome to LCA
LCA offers weekly classes for ages 3 years to 12th grade. Each class session covers a different genre of theater and we’re always offering fresh, new programming. Learn more about what we have in store for each age group here.
Confidence. Creativity. Collaboration.
Why enroll? Because skills for theater are the same skills we need for a successful life! Incorporating acting, public speaking, and creative movement, LCA teaches students to speak clearly and confidently, to be part of a team, and to use the voice and body to express ideas. LCA’s unique drama activities can help a shy student become the first to say hello, to feel more at ease and empowered. The restless student is suddenly focused, moving in new ways and having fun!
Our Age-Appropriate Approach to Theater
In our Little Stars classes, 3- to 5-year-old students become comfortable with the stage space. They play basic theater games that teach children how to speak loudly, to move fluidly onstage, and how to become different characters. They also enjoy crafts, sing catchy songs, play with puppets, and express their individuality in our dress-up room.
In Take a Bow I, kindergartners through first-grade students are introduced to theater vocabulary. They spend time onstage and step into the shoes of their very own character. We play core theater games and forge great bonds of friendship in our classroom.
In Take a Bow II, 2nd – 3rd graders begin to expand their theater knowledge. They reach new levels of creativity while memorizing lines and developing characters. We play theater games that ignite the imagination, self-acceptance, and overall confidence.
In Center Stagers, 4th-6th graders dig into developing specific and exciting characters. Students are empowered as they share their ideas onstage. We play more challenging theater games that inspire a “think on your feet” attitude and encourage students to take healthy risks in our welcoming and non-threatening environment.
In Spotlight Players Jr., 7th-8th graders begin to analyze what makes a character tick. We discuss backstories, objectives, and how specific characters move onstage. They continue to expand their overall theatre knowledge and see all that they are capable of. We also play engaging and active theatre games that are always energizing.
In Spotlight Players Sr., 10th-12th graders reach new artistic heights. We encourage self-reflection in students as they draw from real-life experiences to establish realistic and relatable scenes onstage. Students will continue to advance their theatre comprehension, will add new exercises and games to their repertoire, and will enjoy connecting with peers all while having fun.
games, practice improvisation,
and have tons of fun. Every class
ends with a wonderful performance
for family and friends where our
students get to show off all they’ve
learned. They leave feeling confident
about themselves and have had
an unforgettable experience!
Learning Through Performance
In our classes, we will definitely discuss and learn theatre skills, but getting a part in a soap opera or on a commercial is not the primary objective. The purpose of taking part in this program is to have an experience with theatre that teaches us about ourselves and all of the things that we can accomplish. Throughout the year, we offer many different programs that will appeal to children and adults with lots of different interests. Not everyone that takes part in this program will want to become a professional actor. In fact, most won’t. We’re not here to create the next Meryl Streep or Tom Hanks, we’re just here to have FUN!