Inspire Creative Theater Training

Theater Training at Parker Arts
Taught by the industry professionals of Inspire Creative

Open to all - beginners up to serious acting students. Designed as a progressive multi-class program, each class is divided into two 10-week semesters during the fall and winter/spring, prepping students for a Parker Arts and Inspire Creative's summer production of Thoroughly Modern Milly. Monday classes held at The Schoolhouse at Mainstreet Center. Wednesday classes held at PACE Center.

Kids (Ages 7-11) Fee: $190 R/$209 NR
Teen (Ages 12 -18) Fee: $200 R/$220 NR
Save $20 by registering for two semester classes. 
Save $60 by registering for three semester classes. 
You must call 303.805.3374 to receive the discount.

Inspire Creative to view instructor biographies.

Uncover a whole new world of dramatic arts with the guidance of theater industry professionals. Acting students explore movement, vocalization, character development and ensemble-building in this 10-week session. Through exercises, students begin to develop acting skills needed to create truthful, well-developed-characters and delve more thoroughly into script analysis. Acting classes emphasize physical and vocal work, improvisation and scene work all while helping students discover their amazing potential.
Location: The Schoolhouse 
6639 M, Feb. 8 – April 25, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (No class March 21 & 28), Kids
6640 M, Feb. 8 – April 25, 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. (No class March 21 & 28), Teen

Musical Theater Voice
Learn techniques for expanding vocal range, improving vocal quality, and singing in multiple vocal styles from industry professionals. Students will learn songs from the Musical Theatre canon, explore lyrics and develop character to communicate the meaning of the song, all while expanding their skills as singers and gaining new techniques for vocal production in a group setting. This class will build the students’ confidence in his/her singing ability and prepare students to participate in musical theatre productions. 
Location: PACE Center
6345 Th, Feb. 11 – April 28, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (No class March 24 & 31), Kids
6346 W, Feb. 10 – April 27, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (No class March 23 & 30), Teen

Musical Theater Dance
Musical Theater Dance is taught by industry professionals who will help students develop their technique and refine their skills for movement and dancing in musical theater. Students will learn technique by exploring choreography from the cannon of musical theater. They will be exposed to multiple styles of dance from ballet, to jazz, to hip hop and more, all while building stamina, strength, poise, charisma and presentation, as well as a repertoire of illustrious musical theatre dance moves.
Location: PACE Center 
6641 Th, Feb. 11 – April 28, 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (No class March 24 & 31), Kids
6347 W, Feb. 10 – April 27, 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. (No class March 23 & 30), Teen

Creative Discovery
Ages: 5-6
Explore your creativity! This class will introduce young actors to being creative with movement, storytelling, dramatic play, and art activities. Students will be led through activities, games, dances, and creative adventures all designed to build their budding performance skills. 
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $115 R/$126 NR
6344 Sa, Feb. 13 – April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
   (No class March 26)

Audition Technique: Dance Workshop
Ages: All Ages
This three-hour workshop will focus on the dance call portion of auditions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn several combinations and receive feedback on their audition skills. The workshop will also include a question and answer session with the Inspire Creative choreographers as well as tips for dance auditions. This workshop is open to participants ages ten and up who are serious about improving their dance audition skills.
Location: The Schoolhouse Gym
Fee: $35 R/$38 NR
6644 Sa, March 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Urban Tap

Age: 12+
This class is not your traditional style tap class that teaches time steps and shuffle off to Buffalo. This class is a raw, percussive, street style tap that will teach you to create funky, rhythmic sounds. Come experience a tap class like no other.
Instructor: Dave Rickard
Mondays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 R/$82 NR
Location: PACE Center 
7810 May 16 – June 27 (no class May 30) 
7811 July 11 – August 15 (no class July 4)

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Parker Arts and Inspire Creative Summer Student Musical

Summer Student Musical

Ages: 10-18
Come join the theatre professionals at Inspire Creative for our summer student musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Students will meet twice a week over the summer to rehearse the show and then perform in 5-6 performances August 4-7. Students will experience the process of putting up a professional musical production while learning confidence and skills in acting, singing, and dancing. All students must audition to be a part of the summer student production. Auditions will be held on April 30 with callbacks on May 1. For more information and to download an Audition Packet please visit Inspire Creative at
Location: PACE Center Performance Location: The Schoolhouse
Auditions: Sa, April 30 (must register for audition time)
Rehearsals: M, W, May 30 – July 27
Performances: Th, F, Sa, Su, August 4 - 7
Fee: $350 if cast (sibling discounts available)
Sign up for an audition no later than Friday, April 29.
Download audition details and audition packet (coming soon!).
Cast members must register to class 7769 here.

Summer Production Apprenticeship

Ages: 10-17
Is your kid a budding designer, director, or stage manager? Come join Parker Arts and Inspire Creative for our Summer Technical Theatre Apprentice Program. Students will be working on our Summer Student Production, Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., in a technical area of their choosing. Tech student apprentices will be paired with mentors and will assist their mentor in designing and producing the show. Possible positions include: Costumes, Scenery, Props, Stage Management, Directing, and more. Interested? Download the Tech Apprentice Program application at
Fee: $75 if selected.
Selected applicants must register to class 7814 here.