After School Classes

Spring 2018

Classes are held at Yellow Mat Yoga, 409 Mead Rd #4, Decatur, GA 30030. Please note that we follow the school calendar for the City Schools of Decatur, and do not have rehearsals on days they are closed, unless otherwise noted.

Beginner Class: “Seussical, JR” songs only

        Class Dates: January 23 thru April 12

Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm 

Cost $290,  50% deposit due at registration.

Our beginner class is for the 5-9 year-old, who has no musical theatre experience.  Students will learn songs and simple choreography, but will have very few lines to learn. Students will learn basic theatre movements and singing, how to follow simple stage directions and expression of feelings and telling stories through movement. Fun is emphasized, especially with Seussical, Jr!

Synopsis of “Seussical, Jr”:  Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Classes are held at Yellow Mat Yoga, 409 Mead Rd #4, Decatur, GA 30030


 Intermediate Troupe: “Disney 101 Dalmations, Kids” 

 Class Dates: January 23 thru April 26

        Class Times:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 pm 

Performance Dates: April 28 & 29

Cost $325,  50% deposit due at registration.

The intermediate troupe is for younger students aged 7-11 who have some performance experience, but aren’t quite ready for the competitive troupe. The focus is on developing a deeper understanding of story-telling through movement, music and the art of vocal expression. Staging concepts  will be used regularly and students will be expected to attend most rehearsals. There will be two 30-minute performances on-stage with costumes and props the weekend following the last class.

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences. Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Classes are held at Yellow Mat Yoga, 409 Mead Rd #4, Decatur, GA 30030


 The Competitive Troupe: “Disney Beauty and the Beast , JR”

Auditions: Monday, January 22, 4:30-6:30 pm

Call Backs: Wednesday, January 24, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Class Dates: January 22  thru May 9

Class Times: Mondays 4:30-6:00 pm and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm

Performance Dates: May 11, 12 and 13

Cost: $590 with 50% deposit due at registration.

The Competitive Troupe is an audition-based musical theatre troupe for students aged 10 to 18, who have performance experience. Students receive instruction from our award-winning director, Shell Ramirez a and gain experience in all aspects of musical theatre production, including vocal training, choreography and acting techniques. We produce two full musicals per year, one in the fall and one in the spring.  New this Spring, the Troupe will compete at a festival in Greensboro, NC. Details to be announced, including the dates and cost of attending the festival).

Synopsis of Disney Beaty and the Beast JR:  Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Classes are held at Yellow Mat Yoga, 409 Mead Rd #4, Decatur, GA 30030