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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Victor Hugo

Group Instruction

Arts Detroit is happy to offer a number of group classes for students of all ages.

Group classes run separately from our regular private lesson schedule. Spring 2018 runs March 5 through May 25 (no classes the week of April 2nd for Spring Break) for a total of 11 classes.

Enchanted Theatre (Ages 3-7)

Let your little one take center stage as they tell some of their favourite stories and fairytales. We will help developing performers (and those who aren’t so sure they’re ready for the spotlight) develop confidence as well as learn performing etiquette and basic stage technique through simplified improv and storytelling. Great for little princesses AND princes! We require a parent or guardian stay with their child during class each week. Students will perform for parents at the last class.

Enchanted Theatre (Ages 3-4) meets Tuesdays 4-4:30pm | Cost: $65
Enchanted Theatre (Ages 5-7) meets Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm | Cost: $95

Acting Essentials (Ages 8+)

This class focuses on acting techniques in a way which is easy and fun. Students will begin with a short warm up and theatre games, then rotate between work on improv, cold reading, and scene work. The goal of the class will be to give students a better sense of who they are as an artist and the confidence to communicate as an actor while on stage or during auditions.

Acting Essentials (Ages 8-12) meets Thursdays 5:15-6pm | Cost: $125
Acting Essentials (Ages 13+) meets Wednesdays 5-6pm | Cost: $125

Group Vocal (Ages 8+)

Students who aren’t quite ready or can’t yet commit to taking private lessons have the chance to sing at an age appropriate level. Learn proper breathing techniques, sight singing, and healthy vocal habits for different styles (classical, musical theatre, and pop).

Group Voice (Ages 8-12) meets Thursdays 6-7pm | Cost: $125
Group Voice (Ages 13+) meets Wednesdays 4-5pm | Cost: $125

Looking for Workshops?

We offer workshops for both teens and adults that don’t require a long-term weekly commitment. Looking for details?

Broadway Babies / Singing Stars (Ages 3-7)

We will focus on singing, storytelling, and movement. We will make fun and entertaining Broadway songs come alive that showcase your tiny performers! A parent or guardian must attend class with their child each week. Students will perform in our Spring Recital (May 19 or 20).

Broadway Babies (Ages 3-4) meets Thursdays 4-4:30pm | Cost: $65
Singing Stars (Ages 5-7) meets Tuesdays 4:30-5pm | Cost: $65

Childrens Theatre (Ages 3-7)

A hybrid of education and performance, students will learn performance basics while preparing to put on a show! Through classic stories (and maybe even some songs, too!), students will create a 30 minute performance from what they’ve learned. We require a parent or guardian stay with their child during class each week. The last class date will be a showcase performance where students will perform longer selected scenes for parents.

Childrens Theatre meets Saturdays 9:30-11am | Cost: $100

Acting for Musical Theatre (Ages 8+)

In a musical, the reason we sing is because the words are too big to be spoken. Step up your game as a musical theatre performer through song interpretation and how to approach musical numbers as an actor. Strip down solo and group songs as well as short MT scenes and use character and script study to understand what a character’s motivations are and how to communicate the action of the text on the page.

Acting for MT (Ages 8-12) meets Tuesdays 6-7pm | Cost: $125
Acting for MT (Ages 13+) meets Mondays 4-5pm | Cost: $125

Musical Theatre Performance (8+)

Understand performance skills needed while singing, dancing, and acting through age appripriate songs and scenes. Students will learn selections from classic and contemporary musicals, break down their intentions, and understand how to perform them. This class will strengethen students’ understance of overall performance skills in a musical, boost confidence for auditions, and create more authentic characters.

MT Performance (Ages 8-12) meets Tuesdays 5-6pm | Cost: $125
MT Performance (Ages 13+) meets Mondays 5-6:30pm | Cost: $150

Frequently asked questions

Registration and payment questions

Can I register in person?
Not at this time. We switched to an online registration system to streamline the process. If you’d like, you’re more than welcome to stop in, and we can help get you set up, but all registrations must go through the below form and payment made with a credit card immediately upon registering.
Can I register and pay later?
No. All payments are due at the time your registration is submitted.
What if a class is cancelled?
Your payment will be refunded via PayPal, our payment processor.
How can I pay for a class?
You will be prompted to pay upon registering. We use PayPal as for our processor, and you don’t need to have an account to pay. PayPal gives you the option to pay through your bank account (you’ll need your routing and your account numbers) as well as all major credit cards.

Scheduling and attendance questions

Are there minimum and maximum numbers of students to run a class?
Yes. All classes require a minimum of 4 students to run and have a maximum of 8-10 students depending on the class. The only exception is show choir, which doesn’t have a maximum.
What if I'm running late dropping my child off?
We use the app Remind101, so if you’re running late, please use the app to text your instructor with your ETA. If you arrive late, assume that the teacher has already begun class, and you should take the necessary actions to warm yourself up. Students who arrives more than 15 minutes late may be asked to observe rather than participate.
What is your attendance policy?
Students are expected to attend class regularly. If a student misses a class, there is no way for them to make it up, not will any monies be refunded. Any student who misses class in excess of 3 times per session may be removed by the instructor and/or be removed from performance opportunities. We ask that if you know you are going to miss class that you call or email the studio or your instructor so they may make adequate lesson plans for the class period.
What is your policy on observing my child's class?
Classes for very young students may stipulate a parent must attend each class or that it is recommended a parent stay; check class description upon registering. For older students, speak with your teacher directly if you wish to observe.
What if a class has to be cancelled?
If an instructor cannot make a class for any reason, every effort will be made to find a substitute. In the event one cannot be found, a class will be added on to the session.

Regarding inclement weather: As roads are usually cleared by the afternoon when lessons occur, Arts Detroit very rarely closes for bad weather. If the school districts close for inclement weather, do not assume that we are closed as well. In the event of inclement weather preventing a group class from running, that class will be cancelled without makeup under the premise of an ‘act of God.’ We will contact you via email or text by 1pm with weather related closings.

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Arts Detroit

We are located at:

18614 Ecorse Road Allen Park, MI 48101 Phone: 313-427-2490 | Fax: 313-427-2459