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.

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January 22 – March 17, 2018

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays | Saturdays

MONDAYS
Teeny Tales
$130 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Ages 0-2, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Mondays 9:30-10:00am
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.

Teeny Tales
$130 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Ages 2-4, (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
$155 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
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.

Owning the Stage 
$180 Early Bird pricing through Nov.12
Grades 4-5
Mondays 4:30-5:45pm
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.

Owning the Stage 
$180 Early Bird pricing through Nov.12
Grades 6-8
Mondays 6:00-7:15pm
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.

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TUESDAYS
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.

Hip Hop4Tots
$155 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
 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
$200 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
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.

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WEDNESDAYS
Intro to Theatre – NEW CLASS
$160 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
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.

Intro to Theatre – NEW CLASS
$160 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Grades 2-3
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.

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THURSDAYS
Aerial Arts
$210 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12

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.

Aerial Arts
$210 Early Bird pricing though Nov. 12
Grades 6-8
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
$130 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Ages 0-2 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Fridays 9:30-10:00am
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.

Teeny Tales
$130 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
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.

Shake the Stage
$170 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
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.

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SATURDAYS
Taking the Stage
$180 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Grades 2-3
Saturdays 9:00-10:15am
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.

Hip Hop4Kidz
$155 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Grades PreK-1
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.

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

Taking the Stage
$180 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Grades 4-5
Saturdays 10:30-11:45am
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.

Taking the Stage
$180 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12
Grades 6-8
Saturdays 10:00-11:15am
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.

Intro to Circus Arts
$180 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12 Ages 6-7 (Grades 1-2)
Saturdays 10:30-11:30am
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.

Improv with The Second City – NEW CLASS
$190 Early Bird pricing through Nov. 12 Ages 10-14 (Grades 5-9)
Saturdays TBD
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. Register for Improv through Second City here.

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