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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Musical Theater for Kids: Stage Combat, Scenes and Songs From Shrek

Are you a budding actor? Learn more about theater work as you explore your interest in acting, singing and dancing. This course uses scenes and songs from Shrek the Musical to teach a variety of skills, including character development, scene work, choreography and ensemble and solo singing. We’ll use theater games and improvisation to build skills of listening, empathy and flexibility, and to introduce the concept of side coaching. On the final day of class, you’ll have the chance to share your work from the past two weeks with family and friends.

Note: This is a skill-building course and does not culminate in a performance.

What You'll Learn

  • How to project your voice and communicate with body language
  • Choreography for production numbers
  • Dance steps you can use to create your own choreography for a solo or chorus song
  • How to use movement and your imagination to develop a character in a story

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming fourth and fifth graders.


Terence Kelley and Dora Lanier

More Information

This in-person course is taught on the UW Seattle campus.

Students who want a full-day experience can register for two courses — one in the morning and one in the afternoon — which will include a supervised lunch break between courses. Students should bring a lunch. 

See the Policies page for details about registration, refunds, waitlists and more. 


Jul 15–Jul 26, 2024

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
Jun 3, 2024