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SSPA | (c) Kate Haley Photography LLC 2019

Spindrift School of Performing Arts offers leveled classes in Musical Theatre and Improvisation to students ages 5 – 18. In addition, we offer Performance classes throughout the year that culminate in a staged production, from musical theatre shows to comedic or dramatic work. In Spindrift’s leveled classes, students work toward discipline specific benchmarks and receive a Progress Certificate at the end of each session with instructor feedback and personalized recommendations for next steps in training. To view our complete schedule of Theatre & Musical Theatre classes and Performance opportunities organized by age and to register for Spring term, please click the icon below.



Musical Theatre Benchmarks

Musical Theatre I

    • Memorization of lines and lyrics so that they can be done without assistance (+ cue lines)
    • Practicing choreography at home so you can do it without instructor modeling.
    • Showing focused and respectful behavior.

Musical Theatre II

  • All of the above, and also: 
    • Independent memorization of lines, lyrics, and choreography outside of class.
    • Writing down all of your blocking, lyrics, and choreography. 
    • Ability to add dynamic character choices through direction from the instructor.

Musical Theatre III

  • All of the above, and also: 
    • The ability to set your own training goals. (music, acting, dance)
    • Able to independently prepare an audition piece and present it during an audition process (includes a dance call and working with live accompaniment)
    • Successfully responsible for your role in a more challenging musical theatre production.
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