Classes & Education

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CTA provides a wide range of theatre arts education, including:

  • Audition workshops, including the basics of how to audition and how to get noticed by the production team.
  • Workshops with multiple sessions in both fall and winter sessions, held weekly over 8 to 12 weeks period focusing on development of the total performer and ending with a performance for family, friends, and the general public.
  • Special master classes are presented periodically with highly regarded professionals in different areas of the theatre arts.
  • “Behind the Scenes” training is presented to all production participants and walks them through all the aspects of the physical theatre.

These programs give each participant the opportunity to learn the basics of theatre, expand their imagination, develop voice, dance and performance techniques, and much more. All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.


star-smiley-face-free-clipart-downloadRISING STARS

Dancers will learn basic Broadway dance terms and steps in tap, jazz, and ballet that will be incorporated into fun choreographed dance excerpts from well-known Broadway shows.  Performance will be on the last day during class time.  Dancers should wear dance attire and bring black tap shoes and black jazz shoes with their hair up and back.


Ages: 5 – 7                              Fee: $105

     Dates and Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; Saturdays, March 14 – May 9 (No class on April 11)


Amy RinkInstructor: Amy Rink

Amy is the director and owner of SPARK Center for Creative and Performing Arts.  She has a BFA degree in dance from Towson University.  Amy performed in NYC as a principal dancer with the Doris Humphrey Dance Company, performed with members of Lar Lubovitch Dance, Trisha Brown Dance and STEPs on Broadway.


Get ready to join in an innovative and exciting dance class that will prepare the students for their next audition/musical dance show.  The class will touch on all the different terminology and techniques needed to master the many dance styles covered. Be prepared to put your best foot forward and fun in the process in the educational and enjoyable class!


Ages: 8 – 14                              Fee: $125

Dates and Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, March 21 – May 16 (No class on April 11 or May 9)

Megan MurphyInstructor: Megan Murphy

Megan has a BA in Musical Theatre from James Madison University. She has trained at HB Studios, TVI Actor’s Studio & Broadway Dance Center (New York City).




IMPROV Master Class LogoExplore the elements of Improv!  Take your skills to the next level by experiencing the power of play!  Be prepared to learn the core fundamentals and principals of improv.  Learning the craft is an excellent tool for improving expression, building body awareness and narrative technique.  Bring your A game to this class!

Ages: 12 – 18                                                  Fee: $100

Dates and Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 21

Instructor: Joe Thompson

Joe has worked in many theatres designing directing, performing, writing and playing guitar. He was 1st runner-up for the British Players Ruby Giffith Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Musical (Beauty and the Beast for CTA).  At Colonial Players he directed Annie, Company, Battle of Shallowford, Dearly Departed & A Christmas Carol.

Spring Break 2015



Musical Theatre Performance: Dancing, Singing, and Acting Workshop in the style of WICKED! Taught by the actual Broadway Actors in the show!

Broadway Connection and CTA are bringing Broadway to you.  Students will have an unforgettable experience taking their musical theatre skills to new heights!  The class will end with an exciting “Behind the Scenes” Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, Broadway, and the excitement of performing every night.

Session 1: Ages 8 – 11                               Session 2: Ages 12 -18                              Fee: $100

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9 AM – 12 PM



Presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

Tiffany Shannon

*Please note: workshop productions are subject to change due to cast requirements and limitations.

Through workshops students gain experience and knowledge in acting techniques, improvisation, characterization, movement, props, scenery, and much more. Production workshops conclude with a final performance on the Main Stage of the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. In production workshops, teamwork is a major focus and all participants are guaranteed a role. We encourage students with all levels of experience to attend.



L&O Nursery Rhyme Unit + Credits

This class is already in session.

  • SESSION 1: Thursdays; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; February 19 to April 30, 2015 (No class on April 2) . Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on May 1
  • HOMESCHOOLERS: Thursdays; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; February 19 to April 30, 2015 (No class on April 2). Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on April 30




Hairy Tale Rock + Credits.pubThis class is already in session.

  • SESSION 1: Mondays; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; February 16 to May 11, 2015 (No class March 30). Final Performance at 3:00 p.m. on May 16
  • SESSION 2: Wednesdays; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; February 18 to May 13, 2015 (No class April 1). Final Performance at 5:00 p.m. on May 16
  • SESSION 3: Wednesdays; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; February 18 to May 13, 2015 (No class April 1). Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on May 16


L&O C-rhyme & Pun-ishment + Credits

This class is already in session.

SESSION 1: Mondays; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; February 16, 2014 to May 11, 2015 (No class March 30). Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on May 15









KIDS CABARET                                                  Fee: $250

This week long summer camp focuses on the three main components of musical theatre. Singing, dancing and acting! Your student will have a blast as they sing and dance to styles ranging from classic musical theatre to funky hip-hop. Students will build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes, and so much more! There will be a final performance for families and friends on CTA’s mainstage. The performance will take place on Friday during the last hour of camp. Don’t forget to send in a pre-washed t-shirt for your student to tie-dye and wear for the performance!


Ages 8-11, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Please choose only one session from the options below. Students may not register for multiple sessions.

  • Session 1- July 13-17
  • Session 2- July 27-31
  • Session 3- August 10-14
  • Session 4- August 17-21


Ages 12-17, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • June 22-26


WEE KIDS CABARET                                                  Fee: $180

Do you have a little performer at home? We have the workshop for you! Students will meet others with similar interests and build social skills through singing, dancing and acting out our favorite stories. Students will gain insight on becoming a character and movement skills. There will be an exciting performance for friends and family during the last half hour on the final day of camp!


Ages 5-7

*Please choose only one session from the options below. Students may not register for multiple sessions.

  • Session 1- July 20-24 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Session 2- July 20-24 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Session 3- August 3-7 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Summer Camp 2014

The Fine Print

Registration is required for all workshops and students must be a CTA member to participate. Memberships are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family. To register, download and complete the Education Registration Form and follow the instructions at the bottom of the form on how to submit your completed Registration Form and payment.

Students are required wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, flip-flops or skirts for the ladies.) Students are not allowed to bring cell phones, toys, games or other electronic devices. A telephone is available for emergency use.

All workshops are located at CTA’s theater in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email or call us at 410-757-2281.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Minimum of 3 weeks prior to camp: Full refund minus the membership fee.
  • 2 weeks prior to camp: Refund minus $75 registration fee and membership fee.
  • First day of camp or later: No refund

Inclement Weather Policy: Workshops follow the Anne Arundel County School closings. If schools are closed or afternoon and evening activities are cancelled, the workshop is cancelled for the day. You can email if you have questions or concerns.

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