New Spire U

A teen boy with his fists up

New Spire U is for all the theatre kids in Frederick County! We love the passion and commitment of theatre kids and want you to be the best you can be. New Spire U includes classes for those who love the spotlight; here you can take vocal lessons, acting classes, and dance classes created specifically for teens. New Spire U classes are great for teens who have already taken the performing arts classes their high school offers or who want to go more in-depth in a smaller, more intimate setting. Learn skills from the pros to take your performances to the next level!

Not all theatre kids are onstage, and we haven't forgotten about techies! New Spire U also includes stagecraft and technical classes. Take classes that will make you a skilled designer and technician. Sets, props, costumes, lighting, sound - learn it all at New Spire U! Hands-on classes in a presenting theatre will begin after the completion of New Spire Stages (coming in 2019!).


Ace That Audition

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 7th - 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • $200
  • Does the idea of auditioning make your palms sweat? Well wipe them off on your pants and sign up for this class! Ace That Audition will get you ready for fall play auditions by building your skills and confidence through scene and monologue study. This class ends with a showcase for friends and family!
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Musical Theatre Audition Intensive with Young Artists of America

  • Saturday, June 16th or August 18th, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • $100
  • Whether you’re auditioning for your school production, a college program, or a professional company, this Audition Intensive will help you put your best foot forward! Learn how to pick the right song, tackle nerves, what to wear, and how to prepare and polish your materials to better increase your chances for success! Young Artists of America is the region’s premier training organization for collaborative performing artists.
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Halloween in July: SFX Makeup

  • Monday, July 16th & Tuesday, July 17th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • $125
  • Halloween in July! Calling all ghoul and monster creators, this workshop is for you. Professional makeup artist Roger Riggle, makeup master for Field of Screams, will show you the tricks of the trade to create bloody zombies and mutilated monsters. All participants must bring a model on which they will practice their skills. A $30 materials fee is due at the beginning of class.
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