Marion Palace Theatre





SESSION I – FALL 2019: Classes begin week of August 19, 2019 and end week of October 7, 2019 (no class week of 9/2 & 9/30) 6 weeks

SESSION II – FALL 2019: Classes begin week of October 14, 2019 and end week of November 25, 2019

SESSION III – WINTER 2019: Classes begin week of December 9, 2019 and end week of February 3, 2020

SESSION IV – WINTER 2020: Classes begin week of February 10, 2020 and end week of March 23, 2020

SESSION V – SPRING 2020: Classes begin week of April 6, 2020 and end week of May 18, 2020

Adult and Youth Acting classes are $84 per 7-week session; $72 per 6-week session.  Preschool classes are $70 per 7-week session; $60 per 6-week session. Registration and payment deadline is one week prior to the beginning of the first class.  For more information please call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at (740) 383-2101.


MUSIC IN MOTION for AGES 3-5 (Thursdays 1:30-2:15p) Help your youngest get out and moving with this energetic, motion-put-to-music, pre-dance class. Adults are invited to get up and get moving, too! Instructor Kristi Wink.

YOUTH ACTING Even if your child isn’t dreaming of a full time stage career, acting classes build skills to last a lifetime. Students participate in theatre games to explore voice technique and movement, while learning to think on their feet and building acting skills. In addition to improvisation, character development, and pantomime exercises, students work on individual monologues and scene work. Proven to build self confidence and boost communication skills, classes equip students for opportunities onstage and in life. Instructor Kristi Wink.

  • AGES 6-7 YRS: Tue 6-7p (not available Session I)
  • AGES 8-10 YRS:  Mon 7-8p
  • AGES 11-14 YRS:  Wed 7-8p
  • AGES 15+ YRS:  Wed 8:15-9:15p 

DANCE BASICS for AGES 6-8 (Tuesdays 5-6p) This class is a mix of ballet and jazz, perfect for beginners who want to learn basic dance technique that will build a great foundation for continued advancement in these styles or any other dance style. Instructor Chelsea (Sims) Carbary.

BEGINNER MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE for AGES 8-13 (Thursdays 5-6p) You may be wondering… what style of dance is musical theatre considered? The answer… ANY STYLE! Traditionally known for a heavy focus in jazz, tap and ballet technique, musical theatre now uses so many more dance influences including contemporary, ballroom, hip hop and even international styles. This class will explore many of these styles and is perfect for anyone interested in becoming a well-rounded dancer, whether you perform in musical productions or just want to dance. Instructor Chelsea (Sims) Carbary.

ENROLL ONLINE or call (740) 383-2101



ADULT ACTING (Mondays 8:15-9:15p) This class is an opportunity to break out of your shell and try something new. Class instruction includes character development, voice technique, movement, improv, scene work, monologues, and more. Stimulate creativity. Grow confidence. And make new friends while you’re at it! Instructor Kristi Wink.

TAPPERCIZE for ADULTS (Tuesdays 7-8p)  Looking for a fun new way to get you motivated to get out of your chair? This class is for you! Tappercize will have you up and moving with tap steps in sequences meant to raise your heart rate. Tap shoes not required for participation. Instructor Kristi Wink.

BROADWAY DANCERCIZE for ADULTS (Thursdays 7-8p) Regular exercise routines not for you but you need to get up and get moving? This “Jazzercise with a twist” class can help. We invite you to dance your way to better health while enjoying your favorite Broadway show tunes! Instructor Kristi Wink.

ENROLL ONLINE or call (740) 383-2101

Knit Together – Coming Soon!

What’s new? We’re glad you asked! Joining the Palace Academy of the Arts line-up for Session III (Winter 2019)  is Knit Together, a class on knitting basics or an opportunity to “knit together” with others who love creating with yarn.  To learn more about the upcoming class, join Shelley Ellerkamp for a Knit Together Open House on Saturday, November 2 from 10 am-12 noon in the Rotary Room at the Marion Palace Theatre. Doors will open at 9:45am. The open house is free of charge and supplies are furnished. Please register by calling 740.383.2101.


Don’t know if a class is right for you? No worries, for just $5, you can try a class on for size before you commit to a 7-week session. *Must register in advance. New students only.