After School Programs

Spring 2020

All classes are held at DCP, 141-B Sams Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Please note that we follow the school calendar for the City Schools of Decatur, so do not have rehearsals on days they are closed, (unless otherwise noted).

Session Programs

Foundations is performing “Madagascar, JR”

Foundations is for younger students aged 6-11 with a focus on developing a deeper understanding of story-telling through movement, music and the art of vocal expression. Students receive instruction from our award-winning director Shell Ramirez. Staging concepts will be used regularly and students will be expected to attend most rehearsals. 

We now offer 3 Foundations class times:

  • New – Foundations A – Saturdays, 3:15-5:15, starting Jan 11
  • Foundations B – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:45, starting Jan 14
  • Foundations C – Saturdays,1:00-3:00, starting Jan 11


Apprentice Conservatory is an audition-based musical theatre class for students aged 10 to 18, who have performance experience and are ready to engage in student-led productions.  Students gain experience in all aspects of musical theatre production, and are encouraged to choreograph and direct together. We produce two full musicals per year, one in the fall and one in the spring. 

We now offer 2 Apprentice Conservatory class times:

  • Apprentice Conservatory A : Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00, with Auditions on Mon, January 14, and callbacks on Wed, January 15. 
  • Apprentice Conservatory B : Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-7:00, with auditions on Tues, Jan 15, and callbacks on Wed, January 16.


Travel Team – (Fall registration only)

The DCP Travel Team is a 2-semester commitment, with opportunities for Summer participation as well. During the school year, they have a TWO HOUR rehearsal on Saturdays, and extra days as needed. The Travel Team 2019/2020 will perform Once on this Island, Jr at JTF West in Sacramento in February, and possibly NYC in June. They will perform another show of their choice in the spring.

Pre-requisite to register : The Advanced Class and an audition

Cost $2400  –  $400 deposit at registration, then $200 a month Aug thru May. Cost includes Travel Team classes on Saturdays. Cost DOES NOT include the cost of JTF West (Sacramento) or any other festival, or the related travel expenses.   $400 discount if you pay the year in advance (one or two payments).