4th-7th GRADE

EXPERIENCE YOUR POTENTIAL. ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.

Join us for our 4th-7th grade training and performance classes.  Our intensive classes are designed for the actor looking to progress their overall technique and training.  All Backstage classes are taught by professionals in the business.  We can't wait to see you gain new friendships, progress your talents, and perform your best!  

Classes Begin August 24th, 2020

Full Year Registration August 2020-May 2021 

New Students are charged a Registration Fee of $30

Training + Performance + High School Musical Jr.

Tuesday 4:00-7:00PM & Thursday 4:00-7:00PM

$135/Monthly + $43 Costume Rental Fee (Per Semester) + $30 New Student Registration Fee

TRAINING INCLUDED

   Broadway Jazz

   Musical Theatre Tap

   Classical Ballet

   Theatre Acting 

PERFORMANCES INCLUDED

   Halloween Review 

   December Music Video

   High School Musical Jr. 

 

*Get $20/month off when you register for this class and private voice

*Tickets will be sold for performances.

*Tap, Ballet and Jazz Shoes are required for this class.  View our dress code at the bottom of the page.

High School Musical Jr. ONLY

Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm + Thursday 6:00-7:00pm

$73/Month + $53 Costume Rental Fee + $30 New Student Registration Fee

This class is for participation in the show only.  To get the most out of your Backstage experience we strongly suggest joining us for "Training + Performance."  All those who register will be cast in the production.  For details regarding auditions please scroll down the page to the "Audition Notice."

Aerial Silks Elementary Students

Times Below

$53/Month + $40 Costume Fee (Per Semester) + $30 New Student Reg. Fee

LEVEL II - Friday 4:15-5:00pm

LEVEL I - Friday 3:30-4:15pm

LEVEL I/II- Wednesday 3:10-3:55pm

LEVEL I/ll- Monday 6:00-6:45pm 

OPEN SILK for all Aerialists taking class

Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

This is a time where the students come and use the silks to practice

Level I- is a beginner who has taken no classes-or a summer camp/one semester

Level II- Climbs right and left, has double and single footlocks, wristlocks

Level III- Has taken for 1 year and can climb to the top of the silk, this class will be focused on inversions and drops

Class time includes basic dance warm-ups, conditioning, flexibility on and off the silks, instruction of skills, poses and combinations. 

 

Students should wear long leggings, no socks or shoes, 

t-shirt, tank top or leotard. Hair pulled back, no jewelry, watches, zippers or anything that potentially could snag the fabrics. No jeans.  Colors encouraged black, grey & blue.

 

There is a costume fee for this class, this will be used for their recital costumes

Show Choir

Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm

$43/Month + $20 T-shirt Fee + $40 Costume Fee + $30 New Student Reg. Fee

​Our show choir is designed for singers looking to improve their confidence on stage, acting while singing, and harmonies.  This performance group will combine choral singing with choreographed movement.  Students will gain friendships as they encourage each others talents.  Instructors will give individual instruction as well as overall group instruction.  Solos and group numbers will be included throughout the year, finishing with a recital.

*If you are enrolled in "Training & Performance" you can add this class for 50% off

Tumbling - Level II

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm

$40/month + $33 Equipment Fee + $30 Registration Fee (New Students)

This class focuses on providing dancers, with the skills necessary to become good tumblers. Students will spend time working on strength and tumbling drills that will help them get one step closer to better tumbling for classes and performances.  Skills we will cover in this class: strengthening handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and rolls, as well as basic drills for round offs, walkovers, and handsprings.  This class will move at the pace of the students participating. 

 

This class is very physically demanding, students will need to bring a water bottle and wear dress code (found a the bottom of the page).  Bare feet for class. 

 

No recital, however there will be a parent invited class where students will show their skills.

Private Voice Lessons

Click "Register Here" to View Teacher/Time Availability

$63/Month + $30 Registration Fee

Private Voice Lessons are designed for the individual looking to improve their vocal range, confidence, repertoire, technique and experience level.  Each performer works with one of our trained professionals to achieve goals and excel quickly.  Our private voice instructor's are dedicated to giving you a solid foundation to build heathy and strong vocal techniques. Students will perform at the end of each semester in a recital. To see our teacher's professional experience click on the "About Us" page. Private voice runs all 9 months of the school year (Aug-May). Lessons are held once a week for 30 minutes. 

*Get $20/month off when you register for "Training & HSM" and "Private Voice"

Piano Lessons

Scheduled with Student and Teacher

$43/mo. + Purchase Required Books + $30 New Student Reg. Fee

Lessons focus on piano basics; learning to read notes, read rhythms, play scales, play basic chords and other tools essential to play any style of music. This is a great way to immerse any young child to the joy of playing. Lessons will be taught for the level of that student enrolled.

 

Lessons will be held for 30 minutes.  Make ups are offered for lessons missed through the semester, but must be completed before the semester is over.  In addition to tuition fee students will be required to purchase piano curriculum, for their level.  To see days and times offered click "Register Here," if time slots fill more times will be added.  

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AUDITION NOTICE

FREE AUDITION CLINIC -  Tuesday, December 1st

AUDITIONS -  Friday, December 4th

CALLBACKS-   Saturday, December 5th

REHEARSALS-  Jan-April, Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm & Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

PERFORMANCES-  April 16, 17, 20, 23, & 24

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

FREE AUDITION CLINIC

WHEN: Tuesday, December 1st, 7:00-7:45pm

WHAT: Free Audition Clinic

WHO: Anyone who wants to come learn the callback dance ahead of time for High School Musical Auditions

WEAR: Wear dance clothes, a face mask, and bring shoes to dance in (tennis shoes or jazz shoes work great)

WHERE: The Studio, 803 N 1250 W #4, Centerville, UT, 84014

You do not need to attend the audition clinic in order to audition, it is just extra help and SUPER FUN!

AUDITIONS 

  • Auditions are open to all performers between the grades 4th-7th

  • Bring ALL conflicts from Jan-May any conflicts not included at the time of audition will not be honored.  Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.  Some rehearsals will be added the week before opening. 

  • If you cannot attend auditions, contact us and we will schedule another time for you.

  • Bring a headshot and resume to auditions

  • Come prepared to sing 1 minute in the style of the show or stylistically appropriate to a character from the show.  An accompanist will NOT be provided, please bring a karaoke track, no tracks with vocals.

  • Auditions will take place at the studio located at 803 North 1250 West #4, Centerville, Utah, 84014

COVID

Performers will wear face shields for performances, masks will be worn during rehearsals.

COST

Training and Performance Monthly: $135 (Costume Rental Fee $43) OR "High School Musical Jr ONLY:" $73 (Costume Rental Fee $53)

Registration Fee for New Students Only: $30

Performers will be required to provide underclothing and shoes for performances

Cheerleaders will be required to provide white tennis shoes

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Click any "register" button on website

2. Register for "TRAINING & PERFORMANCE"OR "High School Musical Jr Only"

3. We will send an audition time sign ups 1 week before auditions

4. Attend your first day of classes 

Everyone who registers will be cast in the production

No refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted

If you have any questions, please email us.  backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

GABRIELLA MONTEZ

Gabriella Montez is the new student who’s struggling to find her place at East High. She’s a Renaissance woman who doesn’t fully identify with any of the cliques, and so she’s taking her time – and realizing her confidence – along the way. Smart and independent, Gabriella can be shy and vulnerable at times. She comes into her own when she discovers her talent and love for singing with Troy.

TROY BOLTON

Troy Bolton, the most popular student at East High, is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what others – especially his dad, Coach Bolton – want him to be. A natural athlete and leader with charm to spare, Troy discovers he loves to sing, but is afraid to admit it to his basketball buddies. Look for a solid actor who can convey the full range of Troy’s emotions from sensitive to self-assured, and who can dance and sing very well.

SHARPAY EVANS

Sharpay Evans is the dramatic and self- centered star of the school musicals. Between her and Ryan, she’s the alpha twin – over-the-top, demanding, and always “on,” with a flair for the theatrical. This diva knows how to work the stage!

RYAN EVANS

Ryan Evans is Sharpay’s fraternal twin and, like her, he lives to sing, dance, and get loads of attention. Subordinate to his sister, Ryan generally follows Sharpay’s orders and lets her have the spotlight, but he longs to break free from her shadow and assert himself.

KELSI NIELSEN

Kelsi Nielsen, the neo-feminist writer- composer of the winter musical, Juliet and Romeo, possesses a shy demeanor but no tolerance for the egocentric likes of Sharpay. Kelsi is a strong actor plays the compassionate underdog with intelligence and an uncanny ability to shoot zingers at Sharpay with timing and accuracy.

CHAD DANFORTH

Chad Danforth, one of Troy’s best friends, is a sports fanatic. Focused on winning the basketball championship, Chad slowly begins to understand that there might be more to life than ball – including his crush on Taylor.

ZEKE BAYLOR

Zeke Baylor, Troy’s other best buddy, is a basketball player with a sweet side. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking! This Wildcat has no shame in his (basketball or baking) game.

TAYLOR MCKESSIE

Taylor McKessie, the very put-together president of the Science Club, is super-assertive and very intent on Gabriella joining the Science Decathlon team so they can (finally!) win the competition. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, but would never let it be known that she’s into a jock.

MS.DARBUS

Ms. Darbus is East High’s eccentric drama teacher. Passionate and disciplined, she never stops trying to enrich the lives of her students through the wonders of live theater. 

COACH BOLTON

Coach Bolton, the stern basketball coach and Troy’s sometimes overbearing dad, lost the big game years ago and wants a second chance through his basketball-star son.

MARTHA COX

Martha Cox, a proud member of the Science Club, possesses a private passion for break dancing. 

JACK SCOTT

The school announcer with a larger-than-life personality, longs to be a D.J. Look for an actor who will have no problem making this role his own, creating a quirky radio personality with a unique sense of style.  

ENSEMBLE ROLES

Cheeleaders, jocks, thespians, party kids & rebels

SONG LIST

Wildcat Cheer

Start of Something New

Get'cha Head in the Game

What I've Been Looking For

Stick to the Status Quo

Counting on You

We're All in this Together

Bop to the Top

Breaking Free

We're All in this Together (Reprise)

High School Musical Megamix (Bows)

WHAT TO WEAR
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803 North 1250 West, Centerville, UT, 84014

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