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Musical Theater for Middle School: Scenes and Songs From The Little Mermaid

Ready, set, action! In this course, you’ll study scenes and songs from The Little Mermaid, learning important skills like scene work, choreography, and ensemble and solo singing along the way. We’ll use theater games and improvisation to build your listening skills, empathy and flexibility, and introduce the concept of side coaching. You’ll take a close-up look at various well-known musical theater characters to explore their journey in the story and how they communicate using song and dance. You’ll practice and perform a variety of songs, monologues and scenes, with a focus on memorization, role playing, and vocal and physical expression. 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 sixth to eighth graders.


Angela Kelley and Terence Kelley

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. 


Aug 12–Aug 23, 2024

1 p.m.–4 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
Jul 1, 2024