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Performing Arts School

Education & Youth Programs

Summer Footlights Fun Camp 2019

Footlights Fun Camp is a one-week theatre arts camp designed to instruct
the young performer in musical theatre basics. In the morning, students will
rotate through classes to learn and polish skills in four core areas: drama,
vocal music, dance, and visual arts. Afternoons are spent in the Beardsley
Theater rehearsing for the Friday performance, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS!

Session I: July 22-26; Payment due by July 15, 2019
Session II: July 29-August 2; Payment due by July 22, 2019
Session III: August 12-16; Payment due by August 5, 2019

$200 per student
$175 for tuition + $25 deposit***
(includes camp t-shirt)

***Please do not register for tuition until you’ve registered for the deposit to hold your student’s spot! You may register for both together if you’d like as well.***

Grades K-5

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30PM 



Register your student to hold their spot for camp


Please do not register your student for tuition until you’ve registered for the deposit to hold your student’s spot!

Intern Registration

Registration Closed

Scholarship Information

The following policy will govern the issuance of scholarships for the Education classes and camps of Muskegon Civic Theatre.
These scholarships are open to only qualified participants in the U.S. Federal Hot Lunch Program.
Qualified applicants (or parent or guardian) must complete the required scholarship application.
The application must accompany a letter of recommendation for the student’s current or last year’s teacher.
Scholarship recipients can receive up to 90% of the tuition based on student’s ability to pay.
The number of scholarships awarded will be based on the amount in the scholarship funds.
Partial scholarships are available for families who demonstrate need. To receive consideration for aid, the following items must be submitted by July 1, 2019:

    • Most recent W-2
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • MCT Scholarship application (Please download the form first to edit and submit)
    • Deposit Fee ($25)

Muskegon Civic Theatre School

Looking for a creative outlet?

MCT’s Fall Theatre School is held on Saturdays between 9 AM and 2 PM at the Hilt Building in Historic Downtown Muskegon!

Theatre School Dates for 2019-2020:

  • Fall Term: October 12 – November 16
  • Winter Term: January 4 – February 8
  •  Spring Term: February 22 – March 28

Registration Guidelines

  • Students must pre-register for classes.
  • Payment deadline for the first term is October 8, 2018.
  • A late fee of $10 will be added to any registration received after the payment deadline.
  • Class size is limited and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We reserve the right to combine or cancel any class not filled to minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Each class is important for all students, and missed classes cannot be made up.
  • No financial credit will be given for missed classes.
  • Visitors are not permitted in the classroom so that each student will be more comfortable making creative choices.
  • Each term will conclude with an Observation Day for parents to sit in on their children’s classes.

Your theatre education begins with our three-semester foundational classes!

Complete this core rotation and be able to participate in elective classes!

October 13 - November 17, 2018

  • Acting 1 – Part One
    • 2nd–3rd Grades    12pm-1pm
  • Acting 2 – Part One
    • 4th–5th Grades    11am-12pm
  • Acting 3 – Part One
    • 6th–8th Grades    9am–10am
  • Acting 4 – Part One
    • 9th–12th Grades    10am–11am

January 5 - February 9, 2019

  • Acting 1 – Part Two
    • 2nd–3rd Grades    12pm-1pm
  • Acting 2 – Part Two
    • 4th–5th Grades  11am-12pm
  • Acting 3 – Part Two
    • 6th–8th Grades    9am–10am
  • Acting 4 – Part Two
    • 9th–12th Grades    10am–11am

February 23 - March 30, 2019

  • Acting 1 – Part Three
    • 2nd–3rd Grades    12pm-1pm
  • Acting 2 – Part Three
    • 4th–5th Grades    11am-12pm
  • Acting 3 – Part Three
    • 6th–8th Grades    9am–10am
  • Acting 4 – Part Three
    • 9th–12th Grades    10am–11am

Theatre School Registration

2018-2019 Season. Classes are divided into tuition amounts: $75 and $100.  Fall Theatre School is held on Saturdays between 9 AM and 2 PM at the Hilt Building in Downtown Muskegon: 427 W. Western Ave Muskegon, MI 49440. Classes are for students ages 1-18.

Adventurous Elective Opportunities


Page to Stage

Make the story come to life in this exciting low pressure class! Each week features a new story, imaginatively presented through acting, music, movement, and art!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade 10–11am


Broadway Sprouts

Musical theatre has never been more fun! Learn how to combine singing, movement, and acting and become a triple threat! This class performs two small musicals per school year and is designed for the performer who is ready to shine!
2nd and 3rd Grades 10am–11am


Performance Lab

Both beginning and returning students discover exciting ways to bring characters to life on stage! Students build on established skills and develop more advanced acting techniques. This class culminates in a holiday play in December and another in the spring!
6th–12th Grades 12–1pm


Out of the Box

Step into the fantastic world of make believe as we see what the magic box has in store! As they explore life as knights or as a family of squirrels, students will develop skills in listening, speaking, cooperation, and imagination!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade 9–10am


Broadway Jr.

Continue developing your performance skills in this intermediate level musical theatre class! Build on what you know and take your talent to the next level! This class performs two musicals—one holiday musical and one spring musical. There are extra rehearsals beyond the six-week semester for this class.
4th and 5th Grades (or those who have completed Broadway Sprouts) 10am–11am

New Elective Classes For 2018-2019


On Camera Acting

This course is designed for students who are new to being on-camera or those who want to further develop their audition skills and confidence. Students will learn and practice the difference between on stage acting and on camera acting.

6th-12th Grades

Performance Lab: Musical Theatre

Dive in to the magical world of musical theatre in this new class! Students will add to their basic dance, acting, and vocal skills while exploring more advanced techniques. This class will culminate in an informal, in-class presentation of a musical theatre performance.

6th–12th Grades

Drama Tots

Do you have a toddler that has outgrown “baby” activities but is not quite ready for “big kid” classes? Are you looking for new, age-appropriate ways to play and grow? Children need to explore their creative side early on—and we give them the space to do it! This class is designed to give parents and caregivers a chance to spend meaningful time with their children while bonding and learning together.

1–3 years old