The Dallas Theater Education Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the Dallas Theater education program is to offer children, youth, and adults professional, engaging and diverse theatre classes where individuals can cultivate a love of the art while learning and growing their craft.

2018 Education Program Information

The Dallas Theater is excited to continue our education program with two level one classes. We will be offering Acting 1 for Ages 8-12 as well as ages 13-17 starting January 3rd.

Acting I is a 5 week, 10 class course aimed at introducing students to acting basics and building a strong acting foundation. Both age groups will work in-depth in the areas of movement and space, character development, focus, and concentration, and listening and reacting. The class will also teach basic theater lingo and strengthen improvisational skills.

Both classes will culminate in a group showcase of monologues and scenes. At the end of the course, students should have the knowledge to create realistic characters, listen and respond on stage, and be aware of their body language in front of an audience.

Once an actor completes Acting 1 this winter, they will be eligible to take Acting II in Fall of 2018. Acting II will expand upon Acting 1, offering a deeper understanding of acting techniques.

Curriculum for education classes is overseen and co-developed by our Education Manager, Shelley Hubbard. Shelley has over a decade of theater experience, including co-producing all Main Street Player shows at the Dallas Theater. As a graduate of the University of West Georgia, Shelley majored in theatre and gained experience in acting as well as stage managing and directing. She has also directed multiple shows, including GRITS the Musical this past fall.


  • Schedule: Meets every Monday and Wednesday from January 3rd through February 7th (Note, there is NO class on MLK Day – January 15th)
  • TIME: 5:30p-7:30p
  • AGES: 8-12 OR 13-17 (LIMITED TO 15 ACTORS per class)
  • COST: $150 ($50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit due at registration)
  • You MUST register at the Theater Box Office located at 208 Main Street Dallas, 30132
    Box Office hours are Mon/Thurs/Fri 3-6pm and Sat 10am-2pm.
  • $50 NONREFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of registration & remaining balance due the first day of class.

Registration Forms

8 – 12 YO Acting Class Registration Form
13 – 17 YO Acting Class Registration Form

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