Classes

Drama

TCHA offers several drama classes each semester for a variety of ages ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Pop-up Classes

  • "My First Theatre Performance" Camp
    "My First Theatre Performance" Camp
    Sarah Phillips
    Drama
    Class Times
    Schedule Weekly on undefineds, Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
    Grades K - 2nd
    Tuition Fee 130
    Registration closes May 13, 2024

    "My First Theatre Performance" Camp

    "My First Theatre Performance" Camp
    Schedule Weekly on undefineds, Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades K - 2nd
    Tuition Fee 130
    Designed for home educated students ages 5-7, this is a chance for students to experience preparing a short play: getting to say some lines, learning about expression, learning some short songs, and getting to perform for a small audience at the end of the week. This will be a fun and light-hearted environment, giving these young students a chance to become a character or two without the intimidation of stage, lights, and a huge audience. We will meet at Gloria Deo Theatre, an outdoor venue (the Phillips’ home) and will plan on spending as much time outdoors as we can. In the case of rain or extreme heat, indoor space will be available. We’ll meet together each day of this week-long workshop, June 3-7, 2024 from 9:30-1pm. Snacks will be provided midway though. We’ll plan on ending the workshop at 1pm, but if your child would like to bring a bag lunch and enjoy a picnic with their friends, they’re more than welcome to do this! Pick-up will be at 1:30pm sharp. The week will conclude with a performance by the young actors in front of family and friends at 12pm on June 7th. Families are invited to bring chairs or a blanket along with a picnic lunch on that Friday to enjoy on the lawn. Dessert will be provided. The cost of the comp is $130, paid to Sarah Phillips at the beginning of the workshop (details on the registration form) Registration deadline: May 13th

    Instructor

    Sarah Phillips
    Sarah Phillips
    Drama
  • "My First Theatre Audition" Workshop
    "My First Theatre Audition" Workshop
    Sarah Phillips
    Drama
    Class Times
    Schedule Apr 20, 2024
    Grades 1st - 7th
    Tuition Fee 30

    "My First Theatre Audition" Workshop

    "My First Theatre Audition" Workshop
    Schedule Apr 20, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades 1st - 7th
    Tuition Fee 30
    This four hour workshop is designed for students aged 6 and up who haven’t experienced a theatre audition before, or who would like to build their confidence in the audition process. It will include theatre games, a short vocal piece, a chance to try out some lines in a friendly group, lots of movement and activity, and the bonus of making some new friends! The class will be led by Sarah Phillips and will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 12:30-4:30pm at the Gloria Deo Outdoor Theater (the Phillips' home): 23280 Grandview Way, Lakeville, MN 55044. The cost of the workshop is $30, paid to Sarah Phillips at the beginning of the workshop or via Venmo (https://venmo.com/u/Brian-Phillips-158). This is a great opportunity to gain confidence and new skills before auditioning the following weekend for a role in TCHA's production of “Annie, Jr.”! (For ages 8 and up) Registration deadline: Monday, April 15 *Snacks will be provided. Please note dietary restrictions.

    Instructor

    Sarah Phillips
    Sarah Phillips
    Drama

Spring 2024 Semester

Classes for this semester (unless otherwise noted) are held at South Suburban Church in Apple Valley on Wednesdays from Jan 24, 2024 to May 1, 2024 with the exception of the following dates: Mar 26, 2024.

Classes

  • Acting Adventures (PreK-2nd)
    Acting Adventures (PreK-2nd)
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre
    Class Times
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Grades Pre-K - 2nd
    Tuition Fee 167

    Acting Adventures (PreK-2nd)

    Acting Adventures (PreK-2nd)
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades Pre-K - 2nd
    Tuition Fee 167
    Come explore the world of acting through various theater games, acting exercises, improvisation activities, skits, and rehearse and perform a short play! These activities will tap into your creative side, while developing skills such as focus, listening, teamwork, imagination, vocal projection and articulation, creating a believable character, and building self confidence and stage presence. This is all done in a fun, positive, and encouraging Christian environment. Parents will be asked to help students memorize lines at home, along with providing a simple costume for the performance. Our performance will be on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 with the other TCHA drama classes.

    Instructor

    Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre

    Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She has tutored and directed for the theater program at TCHA since 2015, and works with many homeschool co-ops providing a wide variety of classes to educate students and develop their talent while training them to understand and apply the craft of acting. Previous TCHA productions include Ben-Hur (2023),The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2022), Missionary of Oz! (2020/2021), The Hiding Place (2019), The Pilgrim’s Progress (2018) and Baggage Claim (2017).

    In addition to teaching in the homeschooling community, Julie has developed and taught theater programs for inter-generational, special needs, and elderly students and conducts private acting lessons. She has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday Schools and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with her students and helping them explore their creativity and unique talents and use them to glorify the Lord and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.

  • Improv, Skits and Fun! -- 1st-6th
    Improv, Skits and Fun! -- 1st-6th
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre
    Class Times
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Grades 1st - 6th
    Tuition Fee 135

    Improv, Skits and Fun! -- 1st-6th

    Improv, Skits and Fun! -- 1st-6th
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades 1st - 6th
    Tuition Fee 135
    Have a blast in this class doing Improv and creating skits! Students will explore the art of improvisation by learning and practicing a wide variety of improv games. We will learn how to act "in the moment", be creative and spontaneous, think on our feet, and have lots of fun! Students will also create original short skits together which will develop team-building skills such as group brainstorming, cooperation, and problem-solving, along with expanding their imaginations and developing their acting skills. We will end the semester with a performance of a few class-created skits and improv games. Our performance will be on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 with the other TCHA drama classes.

    Instructor

    Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre

    Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She has tutored and directed for the theater program at TCHA since 2015, and works with many homeschool co-ops providing a wide variety of classes to educate students and develop their talent while training them to understand and apply the craft of acting. Previous TCHA productions include Ben-Hur (2023),The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2022), Missionary of Oz! (2020/2021), The Hiding Place (2019), The Pilgrim’s Progress (2018) and Baggage Claim (2017).

    In addition to teaching in the homeschooling community, Julie has developed and taught theater programs for inter-generational, special needs, and elderly students and conducts private acting lessons. She has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday Schools and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with her students and helping them explore their creativity and unique talents and use them to glorify the Lord and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.

  • Acting Adventures (3rd-6th)
    Acting Adventures (3rd-6th)
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre
    Class Times
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Grades 3rd - 6th
    Tuition Fee 167

    Acting Adventures (3rd-6th)

    Acting Adventures (3rd-6th)
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades 3rd - 6th
    Tuition Fee 167
    Come explore the world of acting through various theater games, acting exercises, improvisation activities, skits, and rehearse and perform a short play! These activities will tap into your creative side, while developing skills such as focus, listening, teamwork, imagination, vocal projection and articulation, creating a believable character, and building self confidence and stage presence. This is all done in a fun, positive, and encouraging Christian environment. Parents will be asked to help students memorize lines at home, along with providing a simple costume for the performance. Our performance will be on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 with the other TCHA drama classes.

    Instructor

    Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre

    Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She has tutored and directed for the theater program at TCHA since 2015, and works with many homeschool co-ops providing a wide variety of classes to educate students and develop their talent while training them to understand and apply the craft of acting. Previous TCHA productions include Ben-Hur (2023),The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2022), Missionary of Oz! (2020/2021), The Hiding Place (2019), The Pilgrim’s Progress (2018) and Baggage Claim (2017).

    In addition to teaching in the homeschooling community, Julie has developed and taught theater programs for inter-generational, special needs, and elderly students and conducts private acting lessons. She has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday Schools and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with her students and helping them explore their creativity and unique talents and use them to glorify the Lord and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.

  • Classic Comedy Sketches (8th-12th) - Level 3 Theater Class
    Classic Comedy Sketches (8th-12th) - Level 3 Theater Class
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre
    Class Times
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Grades 8th - 12th
    Tuition Fee 197

    Classic Comedy Sketches (8th-12th) - Level 3 Theater Class

    Classic Comedy Sketches (8th-12th) - Level 3 Theater Class
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades 8th - 12th
    Tuition Fee 197
    Come and join us for this outrageous adventure in comedy! In this class we will study what makes good comedy along with studying some of the great comedic actors and classic comedic sketches of all time. Then it’s our turn to try! We will choose some classic comedy sketches and then rehearse them to put on our own comedy show! You will also help design and prepare a simple set, and find or make your own props and costumes. Our performance will be on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 with the other TCHA drama classes. (Theater 1 and Acting Techniques are prerequisites for taking this level 3 Theater class.)

    Instructor

    Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre

    Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She has tutored and directed for the theater program at TCHA since 2015, and works with many homeschool co-ops providing a wide variety of classes to educate students and develop their talent while training them to understand and apply the craft of acting. Previous TCHA productions include Ben-Hur (2023),The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2022), Missionary of Oz! (2020/2021), The Hiding Place (2019), The Pilgrim’s Progress (2018) and Baggage Claim (2017).

    In addition to teaching in the homeschooling community, Julie has developed and taught theater programs for inter-generational, special needs, and elderly students and conducts private acting lessons. She has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday Schools and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with her students and helping them explore their creativity and unique talents and use them to glorify the Lord and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.

  • Acting Techniques (7th-12th grade) - Level 2 Theater Class
    Acting Techniques (7th-12th grade) - Level 2 Theater Class
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre
    Class Times
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Grades 7th - 12th
    Tuition Fee 213

    Acting Techniques (7th-12th grade) - Level 2 Theater Class

    Acting Techniques (7th-12th grade) - Level 2 Theater Class
    Schedule Weekly on Wednesdays, Jan 17, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    Class Times
    Grades 7th - 12th
    Tuition Fee 213
    Acting Techniques will take your acting skills to the next level! This class will consist of studying various acting techniques and methods which will be applied to a variety of theater activities, monologues, and scene work. Reading, writing, and discussions will also be a part of this class as we study the book "Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide". Cost for the book is included in the supply fee. Acting Techniques is a prerequisite for taking any level 3 Theater classes.

    Instructor

    Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson
    Drama and Theatre

    Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She has tutored and directed for the theater program at TCHA since 2015, and works with many homeschool co-ops providing a wide variety of classes to educate students and develop their talent while training them to understand and apply the craft of acting. Previous TCHA productions include Ben-Hur (2023),The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2022), Missionary of Oz! (2020/2021), The Hiding Place (2019), The Pilgrim’s Progress (2018) and Baggage Claim (2017).

    In addition to teaching in the homeschooling community, Julie has developed and taught theater programs for inter-generational, special needs, and elderly students and conducts private acting lessons. She has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday Schools and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with her students and helping them explore their creativity and unique talents and use them to glorify the Lord and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.