We want to empower artists in a safe place to find creative freedom and confidently live out their God-given purpose. Our hope is that every artist will discover and operate in their unique artistry.
We are passionate about leading and teaching in the arts on christ-centered beliefs. Our aim is to bridge the gap between the creative arts and everyday life by giving tools to students to use their creative skills in their personal environment in and out of the classroom. We seek to build belonging and connection in our programs so that our students are valued for their individual artistry and empowered to pursue personal growth through technique training in theater, music, and dance.
The growth track is designed to give families an in-road to our system of discipleship and artistic development. Through this growth track you can decide where you want to be at the end of the year, and we’ll help you achieve your goals!
1-2 hours a week By the end of the year, these students will: - conquer fears of public speaking - learn how to collaborate with others - learn the foundations of musical theater training
Class Package for Hobby Students: - Musical Theater Class - Individual Voice Lesson, Show Choir or a Dance Class
3-4 hours a week
By the end of the year, these students will: - thrive in public speaking - participate in collaborating with others - experience a higher level of musical theater training
Class Package / Opportunities for Committed Students: - Select Theater Troupe (audition-based) - Production & Props - Costume & Makeup Design - Volunteer Opportunities for Class Leadership and Production
6-7 hours a week
By the end of the year, these students will be exemplifying: - masterful public speaking - leadership in collaborations - audition-readiness for a musical theater career - preparedness for behind-the-scenes production
Class Package / Opportunities for Career-Minded Students: - Select Theater Troupe (audition-based) - Production & Props - Costume & Makeup Design - Ballet Technique - Jazz Technique - Intern Position for Production (TBD by Department Head)
'23-'24 academy musical: Beauty and the beast JR
“For man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.” WFA Theater prioritizes the word of God by incorporating Biblical principles and themes into every story we engage with.
theater class descriptions
Musical Theater classes
K-2nd Grades, 3rd-5th Grades, 6th-12th Grades Musical Theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken words, acting, and dance. Theatrical performance teaches essential life skills including showmanship, teamwork, and creativity while providing a platform for one to discover their inner talents and build self-confidence. In addition to building musical theater singing and dancing skills, students will work on monologues and participate in a mock audition. This classes will serve as the ensemble for WFA's end-of-year Musical, Beauty and the Beast.
4th-12th Grades Show Choir is a fun, energetic, vocal ensemble class that will be singing musical genres from Disney, jazz standards, musical theatre, decade pop, contemporary Christian, and more!
Costume & Makeup Design
3rd-12th Grades Costume & Makeup Design class will pull out every stop to create magnificent costumes for the end-of-year musical through sketching designs, assembling costumes, arranging accessories, and designing and applying elaborate theater makeup! Students in this class will be assigned to our backstage costume and makeup crew during production rehearsals and performances for WFA's end-of-year musical, Beauty and the Beast.
Production & Props
3rd-12th Grades Production & Props class will journey through several lenses of theater production. They’ll study the musical script and design and create props for the end-of-year musical. Then the curriculum will take a walk into the wings and learn the ins and outs of stage managing and lighting! Students in this class will be assigned to work in production areas during rehearsals and performances for WFA's end-of-year musical, Beauty and the Beast.
4th-12th Grades Drama class is for the actor who loves traditional acting technique and scene work over musical theater. We will focus on areas including: theatre vocabulary, roles in the theatre, movement, acting, theatre scenes, and more!
wfa musical theater dance ensemble
WFA Dance Department Levels 3-5 Any of our upper level dancers are eligible for this class. Musical Dance Ensemble will meet for four two-hour rehearsals after DaCo Saturdays (Schedule TBD) to tackle the major dance ensemble contributions to the musical! There will be internal auditions inside the class. These dancers will be featured in WFA's production of Beauty and the Beast!
Select is an audition-based group of 6th-12th graders consisting of students who desire a higher level of technical training. Members receive opportunities to perform on our stage and also engage in leadership, service and outreach opportunities in the areas of singing, acting, and dancing.
Students meet once a week to work on content. As leadership within the theater department Select will have the opportunity to audition for the principal roles and carry primary responsibilities for our end of the year musical. They will also learn two original ensemble theater repertoire pieces to be shared in an outreach capacity as well as within WFA's DaCo Showcase.
Musical Theater Classes Girls Attire: Black leggings or athletic pants, solid black t-shirt or WFA t-shirt, sneakers. Black jazz shoes (laced or non-laced). Hair should be pulled into a pony tail or bun. No crop tops or midriff showing. If t-shirt shows midriff when arms are raised then black leotard underneath is recommended. Boys Attire: Black, fitted, athletic shirt (tank or t-shirt) or WFA T-shirt, Black athletic shorts or pants that don't go past the ankle. Black jazz shoes (laced or non-laced)
Drama Classes Girls: Black leggings or athletic pants, solid black t-shirt or WFA t-shirt, sneakers. Hair pulled back off of face. No crop tops or midriff showing. If t-shirt shows midriff when arms are raised then black leotard underneath is recommended. Boys: Black athletic pants or shorts, solid black t-shirt or WFA t-shirt, sneakers.
School-Age Group Classes (Per Month): 30 min class, $45 45 min class, $60 55 min class, $70 75 min class, $95 85 min class, $110 115 min class, $145
Individual Lessons (Per Month): 30 min class, $130
Monthly Payments: 9 monthly Tuition Installments (includes all classes, dress/tech rehearsals, and shows)
Theater performance fees are processed upon enrollment. We offer a multi-class discountof 10% off each additional class, excluding individual lessons. This discount does not apply to the first class. We highly encourage our students to take multiple forms of technique.
'23-'24 season registration dates
June 26th-27th: Open to WFA Dance Company & WFA Select Theater Troupe June 28th-29th: Open to Returning WFA Families June 30th: Open to General Public