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Classes, Private Lessons, Scout Acting Workshops


Steel Beam Theatre acting classes offer a nurturing environment for students to explore, be challenged and grow in performance skills! The creative process is a key focus to develop characters and strong performance skills as part of the Steel Beam mission to bring high-quality theatrical training to the community.

Classes are held in the Steel Beam Rehearsal Space at 951 State Ave. in St Charles (map). Contact Marge Uhlarik-Boller at margesbt1@gmail.com.

 

In accordance with local school districts, when schools are closed due to poor weather conditions, or holiday breaks, Steel Beam Classes are also "closed". Thank you.

 

If you have been cast in a SBT YOUTH PRODUCTION, Congratulations!

Please Click here to register for a play and pay tuition.

Private Acting Lessons


One on One Acting Lessons Available! All ages. Contact Marge Uhlarik-Boller at margesbt1@gmail.com

Girl Scouts Acting Workshops


SBT is a proud official partner of the Girl Scout organization for nearly three years! Our after school acting workshops have been designed specifically for each "journey" from Daisy to Senior level!

All participants will experience a fast paced, fun and informative session anchored in teamwork and acting games. They will perform as a group on the Main Stage at Steel Beam Theatre!

Earn your badge and bring your journey to life on stage!!! Schedule an ACTING WORKSHOP today!!!!

Workshops Information:

  • - scheduled according to availability Monday through Thursday. Please call Lori Holm 630-887-7269
  • - 1 hour in length
  • - held at Steel Beam Theatre located at 111 W Main Street St Charles IL 60174 (parking garage is located on the South side of the theatre with an entrance on that same side through the Plaza)
  • - $10 per participant
  • - an $80 deposit is required upon scheduling to HOLD your spot this is NOT IN ADDITION to your final cost (example: if you have 10 students you will pay $80 deposit prior to your session and only owe $20 on the day of your session = $100/10 students)
  • - parents and advisors are welcome to watch and/or participate at no additional cost

We would love to work with your troop! Contact Marge Uhlarik-Boller at margesbt1@gmail.com to schedule a session!
 


Ready, Set, Act – Beginning Improvisation

Grades 3-6

Instructor Ann Keen

$100.00

Meets Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Starts Monday 4/3

Class dates 4/10, 4/24, 5/1 (no class 4/17)

Final Presentation for Family Monday 5/8/17 5:30 p.m.

All classes meet at SBT Rehearsal Space, 951 State Ave. St. Charles

Final Presentation at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles

Does your young actor love to be different characters or play in different scenarios or worlds?  Then this class is perfect for them! The class is designed to allow these characters and ideas to have structure and rules so that stories can blossom in a constructive and interesting way! They will learn to think on their feet, get out of their comfort zone while playing games, telling stories, but most importantly, having fun!

Pay Tuition


 

Ace that Audition –

You’ve Got The Part!

Grades 5-8

Instructor Keaton Stewart

$120.00

Meets Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Starts Tuesday 4/4

Class Dates 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

Final Presentation for Family Monday 5/8/17 5:30 p.m.

All classes meet at SBT Rehearsal Space, 951 State Ave. St. Charles

Final Presentation at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles

 

 When does your audition start?

a). Your monologue?

b). Saying your name?

c). Saying “Hello!” ?

 

Did you know all the answers above are FALSE? The real starting point of your audition is when you walk in the door! This class will give you the tools every actor needs to take the nerves out of auditioning so you can have fun and show your best self!

Whether auditions are all nerves for you OR all fun, after this course you will be ready to ace the next audition for the role with your name on it!

Pay Tuition


 


 

Musical Theatre Mania!

Grades 4-9

Instructor Noah Bailey

$120.00


 

Meets Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Starts Wednesdays 4/5

Class dates 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Final Presentation for Family Monday 5/8/17 5:30 p.m.

All classes meet at SBT Rehearsal Space, 951 State Ave. St. Charles

Final Presentation at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles


 

Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hamilton, Beauty and the Beast. There’s something all those amazing shows have in common. They’re MUSICAL THEATRE. Are you interested in Singing, Dancing, or Acting? Perfect. Because for the first time EVER Steel Beam is offering a Musical Theatre class. Don’t miss out on learning new skills, sharpening old ones, or preparing to become a versatile performer; even if it’s just for fun. Whether you’re brand new to the world of theatre or you’re what they call “seasoned”, this is a class where you’ll get to enjoy the magic of musicals while working on your triple-threat.

Pay Tuition


 

Fairy Tale Mash Up

Fairy Tale Mash Up – Character Development

Grades 3-6

Instructor Ann Keen and Noah Bailey

$120.00

Meets Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Starts Wednesday 4/5

Class Dates 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

Final Presentation for Family Monday 5/8/17 5:30 p.m.

All classes meet at SBT Rehearsal Space, 951 State Ave. St. Charles

Final Presentation at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles

Has your young actor so loved one of the main characters of a fairy tale that they became them for a time?  Have they ever wondered what would happen if Elsa met Ursula or Yoda met the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? This is the class where worlds collide in an imagination avalanche while teaching specific character development, problem solving, storytelling with a dash of improvisation!  When we start your actor with a character they know well, it puts them in a safe place and allows their imagination to run wild. And by the end, we will create a fairy tale of our own!

Pay Tuition


 


 

Story Acting for Young Performers

Grades K-3

Instructor Jenny Hanson

$120.00

Meets Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Starts Thursday 4/6

Class dates 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4

Final Presentation for Family Monday 5/8/17 5:30 p.m.

All classes meet at SBT Rehearsal Space, 951 State Ave. St. Charles

Final Presentation at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles

Has your young actor ever loved a story so much that they wanted to act it out or become the main character?  Well now is their chance!  This playful and energy filled class gives your little one their first taste of theatre while reinforcing essential literacy aspects such as plot, characters, setting, problem solving, and more!  We will be exploring a new children's story each week and actors will be working in small groups and as a whole group to bring each story to life!

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