Spring theater arts class registration is now open!

CharacterWorks offers a wide variety of classes in drama, voice, dance, and specialty theater training during fall, winter and spring sessions. Classes are a great way for students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make life-long friends!

About Classes

Each class lasts for two hours and runs for 8 weeks. All children ages 4-19 (by the last day of class) may register. The cost for an 8-week session is $225 per student. A $25 sibling discount is offered (so the second child $200, third child $175, etc.). The $225 tuition fee includes a class t-shirt and weekly snacks. Students enrolled in classes who are ages 8-19 by the end of the class session are then eligible to audition for the current main-stage productions (The spring audition signup links will be included in the Spring Class Registration Confirmation email)
 
Classes currently meet two different nights in the Richmond area for each 8-week fall, winter and spring session:
  • Tuesdays (4:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:45-8:45 p.m.) at Gayton Baptist Church (West End)
  • Thursdays (5:00-7:00 p.m.) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian)

Scholarships and Refund & Weather Policy

Financial assistance or partial scholarships are available for those in need, and sibling discounts are available to families for class tuition. Email donna@cworkstheater.org with questions regarding the availability of a scholarship.

For information regarding withdrawing from a class or camp our about our weather policy, please read our Refund & Weather Policy below.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
*Spring Break Intensive: Acting for TV/Film 12-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Sat 6:00pm - 6:00pm Apr 03 Apr 05
ACADEMY: Advanced Acting Academy (Part 3) 15-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
ACADEMY: Junior Academy (Part 3) 10-14 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
ACADEMY: Musical Theater Academy (Part 3) 13-17 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
Acting the Part 10-12 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
Broadway Dance with Props 8-11 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Creative Drama 8-11 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
Dance Fusion 12-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
DramaWorks: Short Scenes 12-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
Imagination Kids: Disney (Thurs) 4-5 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Imagination Kids: Disney (Tues) 4-5 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
Improv 12-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Improv Olympics 12-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
Main Stage Musical 8-11 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
MTP: Hamilton Highlights 14-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
On Broadway 8-11 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Seussified Pride and Prejudice 12-19 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Shakespearean Comedy 12-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12
Shrek the Musical Theater Class (Thurs) 8-11 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Shrek the Musical Theater Class (Tues) 8-11 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
Sprockets: Disney's Aladdin Jr. (Thurs) 6-7 Midlothian
(Spring 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 19 May 14
Sprockets: Disney's Aladdin Jr.(Tues) 6-7 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 12
Vocal Performance: Musical Comedies 12-19 West End
(Spring 2020)
Gayton Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Mar 17 May 12

"I cannot express my gratitude for this experience enough. It has not only helped develop my knowledge of theater and my acting skills, but it has also helped me develop as a person."


CWorks Alumni

Showcase

During the final class week, each class presents a ten-minute showcase for the other students as well as for family and friends during their normal class time. Each student participates in the showcase and has a chance to perform, giving others the chance to see a sampling of the skills they have developed in their class. Showcase night is an exciting night filled with a variety of performances from students of all ages.

Teachers

CharacterWorks teachers are highly-qualified in the fields they teach. Each teacher abides by CharacterWorks’ mission to honor Christ, build character, and create community through quality theatre arts education and productions. CWorks teachers truly care for their students and seek to provide a warm, encouraging environment in which students can explore and develop their talents and character.
 

Academy Classes

CharacterWorks Academy classes are year-long, application/audition-only classes that offer more focused curriculum and training. Each June, students have a chance to apply online and gain acceptance before regular class registration opens on July 1st. Students will enroll for the full year (fall, winter, and spring sessions) and perform a 10-15-minute showcase in the fall and winter, with an extended full performance at the CharacterWorks Academy Festival in the spring.