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Winter Classes

Winter 2018 Class Schedule: Jan. 22 – Mar. 17

From newborns to young teens, Chicago Children’s Theatre has a fantastic 8-week class for your child at The Station this winter. 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 Wiggleworms (in partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music), Owning The Stage, Improv with The Second City, and Stage Combat! Check out the full schedule of classes below!

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing, enroll your child before Nov. 12 and SAVE.

We’re pleased to offer Drop-In opportunities on select classes. To enroll for a drop-in, we recommend contacting Guest Services ahead of time at 872.222.9555 to confirm availability and enroll. You can also enroll 30 minutes prior to the scheduled class, in person, pending availability.

PROFESSIONAL teaching artists
DYNAMIC 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.

2018 Winter Classes
January 22 – March 17, 2018

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays | Saturdays

MONDAYS
Bubble Jams – Register for 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.

Introduction to Piven Theatre Workshop – NEW CLASS – Register for Introduction to Piven Theatre Workshop
$225
Grades 3-5
Mondays 4:15-5:15pm
Perfect for the young student who wants to begin exploring theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment! This 8-week class, presented in partnership with Piven Theatre Workshop, allows students to stretch their creative muscles through theatre games while they begin to discover the art of storytelling and improvisation. This class provides the perfect introduction to the legendary Piven training technique.

Improvisation and Scene Study with Piven Theatre Workshop – NEW CLASS – Register for Improvisation and Scene Study with Piven Theatre Workshop
$225
Grades 6-8
Mondays 5:30-6:45pm
In this scene-study focused class, presented in partnership with Piven Theatre Workshop, students use the fun and impulsive play of improvisation to create lively characters and realistic relationships. Students rehearse scenes from contemporary plays under the expert direction of their Piven teaching artist. For new and returning students.

 

TUESDAYS
Wiggleworms – NEW CLASS – Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music here.
$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.

Hip Hop4Tots – Register for 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.

Stage Combat for Kids – NEW CLASS – Register for Stage Combat for Kids
$220
Grades 5-8
Tuesdays 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.

 

WEDNESDAYS
Intro to Theatre
$180
Grades K-1 – Register for this age group
Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm
Grades 2-3 – Register for this age group
Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm
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.

THURSDAYS
Circus and Aerial Arts
$230

Grades 3-5Register for this age group
Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm
Grades 6-8 Register for this age group
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.

 

FRIDAYS
Teeny Tales – Register for Teeny Tales
$150
Ages 0-2 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Fridays 9:30-10:00amRegister for this age group
Ages 3-4 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Fridays 10:15-10:45amRegister for this age group
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.

Shake the Stage – Register for Shake the Stage
$190
Grades 6-8
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.

 

SATURDAYS
Hip Hop4Kidz – Register for Hip Hop4Kidz
$175
Grades K-2
Saturdays 9:00-9:45am
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 – Register for Intro to Circus Arts
$230
Grades K-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.

Wiggleworms – NEW CLASS – Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music here.
$210 Ages 0-4
Saturdays 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.

Improv with The Second City – NEW CLASS – Register for Improv through Second City here.
$200 Ages 9-13 (Grades 5-9)
Saturdays10:45-11:45am
In partnership with The Second City, this class uses some of the tenets of improv like creating a supportive environment and the concept of “Yes, and” to teach kids some basic skills to get them on their feet and presents them with a new way to learn how to work with others. It is a great opportunity for them to meet new friends. This class provides an opportunity for kids to work together and be creative with other kids in activities that aren’t sports related. The games and exercises develop social skills and confidence. The focus here is put on physical expression as well as verbal communication. The kids will learn how to work and have fun together with others.