Students ages 8 to 13 are eligible for our pre-teen program, where they will begin to learn the skills leading them to be seasoned performers. Pittsburgh Musical Theater strives to sufficiently challenge, while never overwhelming your student. If you are unsure of your student's placement (just turning 8, just turning 13, etc) please give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to talk over the best options for your student. No prior experience is required for entrance into our programs.
Our most popular class, the students have the opportunity to combine their skills in acting, singing and dancing in a rehearsal atmosphere. They will spend the semester preparing a short show that they will preform for friends and family at the Byham Theater on the last day of the semester.
Our most popular package, combining the rehearsal environment of the workshop class with technique classes in Jazz, Acting and Music Theater Rep. The students have the opportunity to work on their individual skills in each discipline of musical theater in the morning and then combine them in the afternoon Workshop class.
This class is designed for the 12 or 13 year old student who is about to transition into the teen program providing a more advanced curriculum in their last years as a preteen. This class will properly prepare them with the skills they will need as they enter into the teen program. Enrollment in this class also allows your student to perform with the PMTweens before some of our professional shows, and at some community events.
Students in Jazz 1 will begin the study of proper dance technique, learning fundamental steps as well as strength and flexibility.
Students in Jazz 2 build upon the skills learned in Jazz 1 as they learn more challenging choreography and intermediate level technique.
Students in Jazz 3 are challenged with the most rigorous choreography as well as detailed technique instruction and overall physical conditioning to prepare them for the demands of the Teen level programs. This class is 30 minutes longer than the other levels and requires permission from the instructor for admittance. Note: Jazz 3 starts at 9:00am
PMT's dance placement policy strives to sufficiently challenge, while never overwhelming your student.
The students will begin to learn the skills required for Musical Theater style singing, including; reading music, part singing, and how to warm up their voice. They will also begin to build a repertoire of songs that they feel comfortable singing for auditions as they practice singing by themselves in the front of class.
Students will use improvisation, theater games and exercises to begin to build their imaginations, character building and other basic acting skills. Older students will be able to apply these skills to simple text, monologues and scenes.
Students will be placed in a level appropriate class where they will build the foundation of solid ballet technique that is vital to becoming a well rounded dancer and musical theater performer.
Students will be placed in a level appropriate class where they will learn the proper execution of basic tap steps, sounds and technique. They will then be challenge to put them together in combinations as they advance in their study.
Prices current for the 2017-2018 School Year