Classes

Fall 2017 Class Schedule: September 11 – November 18

From newborns to young teens, Chicago Children’s Theatre has a fantastic 10-week class for your child at The Station this autumn. CCT Education Classes are unique to the performance and education landscape of Chicago. In addition to old favorites, we’ve added some exciting NEW CLASSES like Owning The Stage, Comedy Club, and Stage Combat!

PROFESSIONAL teaching artists
UNIQUE curriculum
ONE convenient location in the West Loop

With the best Chicago-based introduction and training to Theatre, Drama, Hip Hop, Spectacle, Acting, and more, your child will unleash their imagination like never before at Chicago Children’s Theatre.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Education department via email or by calling 312.374.8834.

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September 11 – November 18, 2017

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays | Saturdays

MONDAYS
Teeny Tales
$150 Ages 0-2, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Mondays 9:30-10:00am

Teeny Tales
$150 Ages 3-4, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Mondays 10:15-10:45am
Epic tales for tiny tots. Dive into fairy tails, myths, legends and so much more as master storytellers bring stories to life for your little ones.

Bubble Jams
$175 Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Mondays 4:00-4:45pm
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Taking the Stage, Level I
$200 Ages 7-9 (Grades 2-4)
Mondays 4:30-5:45pm
Your young performer will learn to bravely take the stage, building confidence and a sense of community. Students will experience the basics of theatre-making in this introductory class by performing text, exploring movement, and using objects to illustrate stories.

Stage Combat for Kids – NEW CLASS 
$220 Ages 10-14 (Grades 5-8)
Mondays 4:30-5:30pm
Does your child dream of being a Jedi, a Ninja Turtle, or the next Bruce Lee? In this exciting new class, students will receive instruction in the basics of classic hand-to-hand stage combat and choreography, with a strong focus on safety practices.

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TUESDAYS
Hip Hop4Tots
$175 Ages 3-4
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm 
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Puppet Lab – NEW CLASS
$200 Ages 10-14 (grades 5-8)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:45pm 
In this new class students will design and craft puppets of all shapes and sizes (and shadows!) to illustrate both classic and original stories. This is a craft focused class and is perfect for children who love to create something out of nothing.

Wiggleworms – NEW CLASS
$190 Ages 0-4
Tuesdays 9:30-10:15am; 10:30-11:15am
In partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music, we are thrilled to bring their signature early childhood music program Wiggleworms to the West Loop! Delight in this special time for young children to learn, play, and grow though the power of song. Interactive, social, and imaginative, Wiggleworms is a rite of passage in Chicago – one that inspires new learning at the perfect time in a child’s life. Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music here.

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WEDNESDAYS
Intro to Theatre – NEW CLASS
$180 Ages 5-6 (Grades K-1)
Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm 
In this introduction to theatre, students will learn the basic principals of theatre though instruction and active theatre games. This game-based class prepares your young performer to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play.

The Happiness Club Dance Ensemble, West Loop – NEW CLASS
$180 Ages 8-14 (Grades 3-9)
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm 
Join the celebrated teaching artists of Chicago’s own Happiness Club in this celebratory dance and choreography class. Some previous dance experience recommended.

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THURSDAYS
Hip Hop4Tots
$175 Ages 3-4
Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm 
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Aerial Arts
$230
Ages 8-10 (Grades 3-5)
Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm
In this energetic introduction to circus and aerial arts, presented with Actors Gymnasium, students will take to the air and develop core strength and aerial artistry. Through instruction in trapeze and lyra, your child will increase strength, courage, and coordination.

Taking the Stage II
$200 Ages 7-10 (Grades 2-5)
Thursdays 4:30-5:45pm
Prerequisite: Must have completed Taking the Stage
Students will explore intermediate level skills of theatre-making in the second installment of one of CCT’s most popular class by performing text, exploring movement, and using objects to illustrate stories.

Aerial Arts
$230 Ages 11-14 (Grades 6-9)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
In this energetic introduction to circus and aerial arts, presented with Actors Gymnasium, students will take to the air and develop core strength and aerial artistry. Through instruction in trapeze and lyra, your child will increase strength, courage, and coordination.

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FRIDAYS
Teeny Tales
$150 Ages 0-2 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Fridays 9:30-10:00am

Teeny Tales
$150 Ages 3-4 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Fridays 10:15-10:45am
Epic tales for tiny tots! Dive into fairy tales, myths, legends, and so much more as master storytellers bring stories to life for your little ones.

Bubble Jams
$175 Ages 3-5 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Welcome
Fridays 4:00-4:45pm
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Shake the Stage
$190 Ages 10-14 (grades 5-9)
Fridays 4:30-5:45pm
Explore the stage with the Bard. Advanced acting and drama students read, analyze, perform, and find meaning in Shakespearean classics.

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SATURDAYS
Open Builds
$5 All Ages! Families are encouraged to attend!
Every other Saturday during the Fall session 10:30am-12:00pm
September 16September 30; October 14; October 28; November 11
Enjoy the opportunity to engage with your family and community members in creating artistic elements of Chicago Children’s Theatre productions and experiences. Please CLICK HERE to register for Open Build.

Hip Hop4Kidz
$175 Ages 5-8 (Grades K-2)
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Intro to Circus Arts
$230 Ages 6-7 (Grades 1-2)
Saturdays 9:45-10:45am
In this energetic introduction to circus and aerial arts, presented with Actors Gymnasium, students will learn basics in tumbling, juggling, and other circus arts while increasing their strength and flexibility.

Owning the Stage – NEW CLASS
$200 Ages 7-10 (Grades 2-5)
Saturdays 10:00-11:15am
Prerequisite: Must have completed Taking the Stage I and II
The third installment of the “Taking the Stage” series for young and new actors, students will refine and expand their skills in acting, rehearsing, and auditioning.

Comedy Club – NEW CLASS
$200 Ages 10-14 (Grades 5-9)
Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm
What’s the deal with comedy? Students will explore the basics of comedic performance through exploration of stock characters, character development, technique, and style.

Wiggleworms – NEW CLASS
$190 Ages 0-4
9:30-10:15am; 10:30-11:15am
In partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music, we are thrilled to bring their signature early childhood music program Wiggleworms to the West Loop! Delight in this special time for young children to learn, play, and grow though the power of song. Interactive, social, and imaginative, Wiggleworms is a rite of passage in Chicago – one that inspires new learning at the perfect time in a child’s life. Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music here.

Register for Fall 2017 Classes