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North Texas Performing Arts – Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Fairview

North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.

North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. We have classes, auditions, camps and productions in Dallas, Fairview, Frisco and Plano. 

North Texas Performing Arts offers classes for students age 2-18. Our classes are taught by extraordinary directors, actors and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A.

At NTPA, we believe that theatre changes lives. We strive to teach all of our students not only how to act, sing or dance, but also how to be better human beings. All students who participate in our programs will be taught the 10 Characters of North Texas Performing Arts.

 

 

Drama and theatre classes, camps and major productions for students ages 2-18. Starcatchers classes for students and adults with special needs. Academy Conservatory for full and part time students during daytime hours.

Location:

6121 W. Park Blvd. B216
Plano, TX, 75093
United States

Phone:

9724222575

A Little Night Music

Dates: 
12/02/2021
12/03/2021
12/04/2021
Time: 
7:15PM

Location:

The Courtyard Theatre
1509 H Ave,
Plano, TX, 75074
United States

Phone:

9724222575

Scrooge

Dates: 
12/09/2021
12/10/2021
12/11/2021
Time: 
7:30 PM

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
NTPA Adult Community Theatre Classes
PUBLISHED

Fall Classes

NTPA Community Theatre classes are open to ages 18+.

Fall classes will begin the week of September 20 and will meet once a week for 6 weeks.

Check out our Repertory Guild Memberships for discounts on Community Theatre classes!

Acting I

Location: Willow Bend
Time: Mondays 6:00-7:15 PM
Cost: $200 for 6-week session
Instructor: Jeff Swearingen

Classroom exercises designed to explore and discover the actor’s inner resources, and to develop the personal awareness of the student’s imaginative potential. 

Comedy Acting

Location: Willow Bend
Time: Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM
Cost: $300 for 6-week session
Instructor: Charlotte Forcht

This course breaks down the craft of writing comedy in various mediums and provides an understanding of the basic history of American comedy from the eras of Vaudeville to digital. In addition to studying the history of comedy, students will also develop their own jokes, stand-up material, sketches and podcasts.

Improv

Location: Willow Bend
Time: Mondays 7:30-9:00 PM
Cost: $200 for 6-week session
Instructor: Jeff Swearingen

This class develops the student’s understanding of the fundamentals of improvisation as both a performance art and a rehearsal technique, expanding the actor’s versatility and enhancing confidence in performance and communication skills.

Hip Hop

Location: NTPA – Dallas
Time: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $200 for 6-week session

Hip Hop is a high energy class combining street dance with funk and jazz commonly seen on TV and in music videos. Hip-Hop teaches, coordination, strength, flexibility, rhythm and endurance. Jazz classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations.

Musical Theatre Dance

Location: NTPA – Dallas
Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $200 for 6-week session

This course involves the study of dance as it pertains to Musical Theatre performance. Along with technique fundamentals, students hone the skills necessary for effective character development, storytelling, and auditioning. The course will cover styles that make up Musical Theatre.

Dance
Music
Theater
Adults
$
NTPA Academy
PUBLISHED

Educate. Explore. Experience. Your Future NOW!
Now Accepting Full-Time and Part-Time Students in
Plano and Fairview!

Welcome to the NTPA – ACADEMY!

At NTPA – Academy, you get to take that step onto stages, in front of cameras, or behind the scenes, that you can’t get outside of the collegiate or professional world. This is “Your Future NOW!”

The North Texas Performing Arts – Academy offers a high quality and challenging educational experience in a supportive learning environment to youth with a passion for the performing arts.

The Conservatory provides a powerful option to traditional public school, private school, and home-school alternatives, preparing for the collegiate and professional world through a rigorous and comprehensive educational and experiential learning model for students age 11-18.

Core Flexible Learning Environment

NTPA offers a flexible approach to support core State of Texas-required instruction through our innovative “Core Flex”. Always staffed by our “Core Academic Coach”, this high-energy and comfortable study environment helps keep students focused on their middle and high school core education.

Advanced Curriculum

A comprehensive and integrated performing arts Conservatory Curriculum enabling certifications in General Theatre, Musical Theatre, Acting, Video & Film, and Technical Theatre. Taught by degreed professionals, the curriculum offers a broad and fast-moving performing arts education that will resonate with college admissions and university theatre departments as well as professional casting directors and employers.

Musical and Dramatic Productions

For almost three decades, NTPA has offered an immersive performance and production experience in the widest variety of Broadway, dramatic, musical and literary Productions offered in Texas. Directed by trained and degreed or acting professionals and performing in front of live audiences, no other organization can provide the breadth and depth of real-life performance experience available at the North Texas Performing Arts.

Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
NTPA STARters Pre School Classes
PUBLISHED

Preschool Classes are BACK at NTPA!

We are thrilled to have our littlest actors back in the theatre again. NTPA’s STARters programs are specifically designed for preschool aged children ages 2-5. In these fast-paced programs, littles will explore life skills through singing, dancing, and acting activities.

Questions?

Email Preschool Coordinator Hannah Brewer at hbrewer@ntpa.org to help you find the best class option for your little actor.

 

Mother’s Day Out – Ages 3-5

Students will explore their abilities physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively through independent and team building exercises. Our early child educators will guide the class through artistic activities and physical expression, while also teaching music and movement.

Our littlest stars will experience a wide range of activities and opportunities to establish independence. Through different weekly themes, students will learn components of science, mathematics, art, reading, writing, and physical education with engaging and creative activities. STARters will practice leadership skills through line leading, self serving, and guided activities.

Try your first class free!

Use code TRYMDO for a free single Mother’s Day Out class! Valid for one class per student.

 

Schedule & Pricing

NTPA – Frisco
Mondays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
September 13-October 4
October 11-November 1
November 8-29

Single session – $55
4-week session – $200

 

Adventures in Theatre – Ages 2-4

This class will explore music, dance and theatre. The students will explore all three areas of music, dance and theatre divided into 20 minute sections to keep the most active student engaged. By using their face, voice, body and imagination they will begin to discover the magic of the stage.

Schedule & Pricing

Fairview Youth Theatre
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 AM
September 14-November 16
10-week session – $120

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM
September 14-November 16
10-week session – $120

Reader’s Theatre – Ages 2-5

Come join your favorite storybook characters in a readers theatre experience for students ages 2-5 years old. Students will be read a story along side two of NTPA’s professional preschool instructors and performers. During the hour, students will participate in music and movement activities. Following music and movement, the instructors will read a classic story developmentally appropriate for the 2-5 age. After the story has been read, the students will act out the ensemble major plot points of their reading. Parents and families are welcome to stay and experience the magic of the theatre! Come join us for a morning of fun!

Schedule & Pricing

NTPA – Frisco
Saturday, September 4, 10:30-11:30 AM
FREE!

Music
Theater
Visual arts / crafts
Preschool
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
$
NTPA Starcatchers
PUBLISHED

The Starcatchers program is designed specifically for children and adults with special needs. In this program, students are given opportunities to shine through drama, music, dance, and visual art. These opportunities range from large theatre productions to intimate art classes and further the development of social, communication, motor, and cognitive skills.

Not only can a student’s involvement in the arts strongly impact these areas of his or her life, but it can also have an impact on the community. What makes the Starcatchers program unique is not just the work with children and adults with special needs, but its relational approach to the work. Each student is paired with a trained intern, who assists their development through rehearsals and shadows them during performances. In addition to fostering personal confidence and creativity, the Starcatchers work to foster collective compassion and empathy. There are no disabilities in making art.

Questions? Email NTPA.org/Starcatchers 

 

Music
Theater
Dance
Misc
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
After-school Performing Arts Classes
PUBLISHED

NTPA Offers a variety of In Person classes you can either take as a full time performing arts student, combine with public or homeschool learning, or as an extra curricular after school option!

North Texas Performing Arts offers classes for students age 3-18. With 30 years of experience in performing arts education, our classes are taught by extraordinary directors, actors and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A.

At NTPA, we believe that theatre changes lives. We strive to teach all of our students not only how to act, sing or dance, but also how to be better human beings. All students who participate in our programs will be taught the 10 Characters of North Texas Performing Arts.

Dance
Music
Theater
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$