Pathway to Institute
The Pathway to Institute program is a school-year musical theatre training program open to audition for Grades 5-12. This 23-24-week school-year program is designed to give students the foundational training needed to thrive in the Institute program, while creating an inclusive and focused community. In the Pathway program, students enroll for three consecutive sessions of classes from September until May. Class offerings include acting, singing, and dance. All students who audition for the Institute are also considered for the Pathway program; this program may be preferred by students newer to theatrical training or new to one or more core foundational areas of study. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year, enabling students to track toward placement in the Institute.
Foundation classes include Acting, Singing, and Dance. Students will be placed in either the high school or middle school section.
Foundation classes meet September-May from approximately 4:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesdays.
The tuition includes all three Wednesday Pathway Foundation classes. A monthly tuition payment plan is available. Tuition is required for the duration of the school year program, regardless of a student’s attendance. Participation in KIDSTAGE school-year productions are encouraged but optional and have a separate tuition. Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions.
Scholarships and Work Exchange are available for those who qualify on a limited basis. Financial need will not be a barrier to participate.
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.