Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Dramatic Arts

For all questions pertaining to classes, call 540-665-4602 or email scaa@su.edu

Fall Holidays/Closures
November 24-29: No classes
December 13-17: Final week of classes before break


Introduction to Theatre 1 – Class is Full

Age: 9 to 11 years

During the first 13 weeks, the class will focus on the art of drama. The students will be guided in the basic skills of acting by learning to use their words and facial expressions to depict a kind of emotion or action. This will be achieved through a variety of drama activities and improvisational techniques. The students will also work on individual monologues, which will be assigned to them by the instructor. Through the use of monologues, the students will use memorization and take their new-found drama skills and apply them to the acting of their monologue.

During the second 13 weeks (January), the class will focus on the art of musical drama. The students will be introduced to musical theatre by focusing on characterization, singing, choreography/movement, and creating the necessary props and scenery for a showcase which will be performed at the end of the session. Class begins September 9th for 26 weeks.

Tuition: $364
Class Offered:
TH 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Deborah Balcom, instructor | RM 209  | ATHE 200-01


Introduction to Theatre 2

Age: 12-15 years

During the first 13 weeks, the class will focus on the art of drama. The students will be guided in the basic skills of acting by learning to use their words and facial expressions to depict a kind of emotion or action. This will be achieved through a variety of drama activities and improvisational techniques. The students will also work on individual monologues, which will be assigned to them by the instructor. Through the use of monologues, the students will use memorization and take their new-found drama skills and apply them to the acting of their monologue.

During the second 13 weeks (January), the class will focus on the art of musical drama. The students will be introduced to the musical theatre world by focusing on characterization, singing, choreography/movement, and creating the necessary props and scenery for showcase which will be performed at the end of the session. Class begins September 9th for 26 weeks.

Tuition: $364
Class Offered:
TH 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Deborah Balcom, instructor | RM 209  | ATHE 201-01