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Woodlawn Arts Academy’s student theatre programs are open to all, and every student who registers gets a part! Participants get the opportunity to act, sing and dance, plus learn auditioning tips, and about costuming and set design. Rehearsals for our musicals take place in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at Woodlawn Arts Academy until the last few weeks of rehearsals, when they move to Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, thanks to our Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance partnership with SVCC and Centennial Auditorium.

Additionally, we offer outreach theatre programs with Dixon Public Schools, as well as Rock Falls Middle School through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant with the Sterling-Rock Falls Y.


Improv for Teens & Adults

Is improv for comedians and actors only? No! Many people can benefit from an improv class, as it teaches skills which are great not just for developing improv scenes but also critical life skills: teamwork, trust, relationships, listening and being in the present moment. The best part of developing these skills is that you will be having fun while learning! This Level 1 class will introduce the Nine Rules of Improv. No acting experience is needed.

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Elementary Theatre

Get your theatre experience here! Whether you have an active interest in acting and the theatre, or simply want to make new friends and explore the development of important attributes, this class is the perfect option.

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Creator Club Session 4

Creativity and friendship unite! This program is for students who are not yet in school and those who are homeschooling. Socialize with friends while doing science, art, drama, culinary, music and dance! Class themes and activities will be centered around the interests of the participants.

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