Program Overview
Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of its Youth Theatre Academy.  Instructed by Director and Choreographer Gwen Matthews, the program is designed around students who have a passion for theatre and a desire to improve their skills and techniques.  Matthews will guide students through a structured curriculum spanning 14 weeks, beginning next month.  Students will continue to develop their craft and learn how to take their theater performance to the next level. 

213 South Main Street | Salisbury, NC | (704) 633-5471

Youth Theatre Education Program Policies

Class Registration: One week advanced registration is required for all classes. Students may not attend any class without registration and emergency contact info on file.

Classification: Instructors reserve the right to at any time to reassign any student if another class is more suited for the child’s educational needs.

Cancellation Policy: PPT makes every effort to maintain the schedule of classes as announced . However, we reserve the right to cancel any class not meeting a minimum en- rollment. Class cancellations are decided at least one week prior to the begin- ning of class. Fees are 100% refundable if PPT cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment.

Refund Policy: Class tuition will be refunded in full up to 30 days prior to the class start date. Refunds will not be granted after the deadline. Tuition cannot be credited to future class sessions.

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Registration Information
Registration forms are also available at the PPT Offices on the 2nd floor of the Meroney Theater at 213 S. Main St. in Downtown Salisbury.  Return signed registration form with payment to:  PPT Education Program, P.O. Box 762, Salisbury, NC 28145

Registration will not be complete until signed registration form and payment are received. Register today! Spaces are limited!

About Our Instructor
GWEN MATTHEWS Gwen has long been one of the most popular instructors at PPT, having taught many youth theatre summer camps as well as our musical audition workshops.  In addition to being an instructor in our educational program, she has also directed and choreographed some of PPT’s most popular Youth Musicals including; Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS, Honk Jr., The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr., The Little Mermaid, High School Musical, Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark, Disney’s Tarzan and The Wizard of Oz.

2017-2018 Class Schedule

TACKLING THE ONE ACT  Mondays 6:45pm - 8:15pm 

This class is designed to give the student a short, but intense experience in performing a One Act Play.   The plays will give students the chance to develop a character, plot and story line in a single act.  Students will have the opportunity to improve their memorization techniques.  Additionally, some reader's theater will be used.  Students will sharpen their acting skills in both genres of drama and comedy. The program will finish with a showcase performance for parents at the end of each semester. 

1st Semester:  OCT 9 - NOV 20    2nd Semester:  JAN 8 - FEB 19         

Tuition $300.00 (covers both semesters)

SHALL WE DANCE  Tuesdays 6:45pm - 8:15pm

This class is designed to acquaint students with dance for musical theater auditions.  The students will learn various theatrical dance styles with influences from West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, Finnegan's Rainbow, Shrek, High School Musical 2 and others.  Both newcomers to the stage and students with previous stage training will benefit from this focused curriculum.  Dance or yoga shoes are highly recommended. Parents are welcome to the last class of each semester to observe a showcase of their child’s talents. 

1st Semester:  OCT 3 - NOV 21    2nd Semester:  JAN 9 - FEB 20         

Tuition $300.00 (covers both semesters)