Children’s Theater Classes


Summer Camp Registration is Open!


Making Art with Baby and Me!

Tummy time meets fun textures, colorful paints, and awesome art in this 60-minute class for you and your baby! Each week will feature a fun art project for you and baby to make together. Create messy memories where all the clean-up is done for you and leave with adorable keepsakes you will treasure forever.

For ages 6 months to 2 years

When: Tuesdays @ 10:00am from June 29 to July 27

Where: Merrill Arts Center 380 Rivertown Drive, Woodbury, MN

Cost: $250 (Includes One Adult & One Child)


Little Actor’s Theatre Camp: Storybook Edition

A theatre camp by Merrill Arts Center exploring movement, music, and storytelling through interactive theatre games & stories. 

Explore movement, music and storytelling through interactive games and popular children’s books. Giggle, dance, and learn in this 90-minute camp geared towards unlocking your little one’s creative side. Little Actors will learn and grow through exciting imagination and movement games designed just for them!

Suitable for ages 3-6 years old.

When: June 27- July 1st from 9:00am to 10:30am

Where: Merrill Arts Center 380 Rivertown Drive, Woodbury, MN

Cost: $300

Young Actor’s Bootcamp

Discover and learn in this camp that challenges creativity through fun, interactive games & exercises. 

In this weeklong camp, young actors will have a chance to test their skills in character exploration for playtime and onstage! Learn how to become your favorite characters through exciting games and exercises that will challenge creativity and build confidence. Finish off the week by showcasing what you’ve learned by performing on the Big Stage at East Ridge High School.  

For Grades 1st-3rd.

When: June 27 – July 1, 8:30 am to 12:00pm

Where: Merrill Arts Center 380 Rivertown Drive, Woodbury, MN

Cost: $350

Big Kids Actor’s Bootcamp: Mystery Camp

In this camp learn improv & gain confidence in a fun, supportive classroom focused on creativity! Grades 4th-6th.

Young sleuths and gum shoes will discover new hidden talents in this all-day camp that puts the storytelling into their hands! Create a play based on ideas from class, choose your own characters and work together to tell a story. Class activities will focus on self-awareness, teamwork, and communication skills that young artists can use both on stage and in real-life situations. This class ends with a performance for friends & family on the BIG STAGE!

For Grades 4th-6th.

When: July 11 – 15, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Merrill Arts Center 380 Rivertown Drive, Woodbury, MN

Cost: $450

Teen Actor’s Bootcamp:  How to have an Amazing Audition!

Auditions can be scary and nerve wracking with lots of questions and doubts. What is a headshot? What do I do in a dance call? How do I pick a monologue or song? What do I do with my hands?

In this week-long course students will learn how to unlock the mysteries of success in the audition room for school performances or for college programs. Learn confidence in the audition room through games and exercises focusing on voice and performance skills. Discover what common dance steps are used by show choreographers and how to prepare for a dance call. Taught by award wining teaching artists, your student will leave more confident in their skills and ready for their next big audition.  

For Grades 7th-12th

When: July 18 -22 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Where: Merrill Arts Center 380 Rivertown Drive, Woodbury, MN

Cost: $450


Instructor: Jenny Eisenbraun 

A course in musical theatre movement, covering the basics in dance. Feel more confident with choreography and movement in any show! This class meets once a week for four weeks and ends with a performance for family and friends to show off what you’ve learned!

Topics covered in class include:

  1. A basic vocabulary of dance and stage terms.
  2. Basic to intermediate steps and movement you will often encounter in future productions.
  3. An understanding of the expectations in theatre and its etiquette.
  4. How to learn and perform specific choreography.

For Grades 5 – 8

When: Thursdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm from June 23 to July 14 

Where: Merrill Arts Center 380 Rivertown Drive, Woodbury, MN

Cost: $350

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