4th-7th GRADE


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 January 6th

New Students are charged a Registration Fee of $30

Training + Alice & Wonderland Jr.

MONDAY 4:00-6:15PM & WEDNESDAY 4:00-6:35PM

$87/Monthly + $47 Costume Fee + $30 New Student Registration Fee







   Alice in Wonderland Jr. (scroll to the bottom of the page for more info)


*get $80 off per semester 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.

Jazz & Ballet

Mondays 4:00-5:30pm

$47/Month + $30 New Student Registration Fee

Perfect class for the student looking to up their technique game, progress quicker and gain more strength, flexibility and confidence on the dance floor. 

No recital, No costume fee. 

Ballet/Jazz shoes required, view our dress code at the bottom of the page. 

Aerial Silks Elementary Students

Wednesdays 3:15-4:00pm OR Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm + 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00-9:45am

$53/mo. + $33 Equipment Fee + $30 New Student Reg. Fee

Choose one of these different class times, options include: 

Wednesdays 3:10-3:55pm

Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm

Open Silk will be held 9:00-9:45am on the 1st and 3rd Saturday's of the month.  Open silk is a time where students can come to the studio and practice what they have learned in their classes.

Aerial Silks, is a fabric apparatus that students can climb and wrap themselves in. You will learn to fly and dance creatively up in the air! Students will also increase strength and flexibility as they are taught basic hangs, climbs, locks, and inversions. Class time includes basic dance warm-ups, conditioning 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 no costume fee for this class, students will be expected to provide their own costume for the recital, this usually consists of black leggings and a shirt of a specific color.  

Group Voice for Elementary Students

Mondays 4:45-5:30pm

$43/Month + $30 New Student Registration Fee

Our group voice lessons are designed for singers looking to improve their confidence on stage, acting while singing, and harmonies, all while improving their individual voice techniques.  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 semester.  Finishing with a recital.  All group lessons will cap at 5 students. More times will be added if slots fill.

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 the fall season in a recital. To see their professional experience click on the "About Us" page. Private voice runs all 5 months of the semester (Jan-May). Lessons are held once a week for 30 minutes. 

*get $80 off per semester when you register for "training and performance" 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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    Director - Shelby Hovley

Music Director - Kayeli Hathaway

Choreographer - Sarah Heiner


AUDITIONS -   Jan 17th

CALLBACKS-   Jan 18th,  12:00-1:00pm


                                          Mondays 4:00-6:15pm & Wednesdays 4:00-6:35pm

PERFORMANCES-  May 15th & 16th

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.  The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!


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

Bring ALL conflicts from January-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 on January 17th, 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


Training and Performance Monthly: $87

Costume Rental Fee: $47

Registration Fee for New Students Only: $30

Performers will be required to provide underclothing and shoes for performances. 

Consisting of a tan leotard & black shorts for girls and a black tank top & black or tan pants for boys.  


1. Click any "register" button on website


3. We will send an audition time sign up 2 weeks before auditions after you register

4. Attend your first day of classes on Jan 6th from 4:00-6:15

Everyone who registers will be cast in the production, no refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted


Callbacks will be held from 12:00-1:00pm (Jan 18th) wear dance clothes, bring dance shoes, and be prepared to dance


Absolutely NO refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted

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



On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming.  


The Cheshire Cat is the perpetually grinning narrator of the story, a magical feline who doesn't always agree with itself. Charisma is need to play the mischievous and mysterious character to both Alice and the audience.


The White Rabbit is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried for running terribly late. The White Rabbit must exude nervous energy through constant fidgety movement. Because of his wordy solo, excellent diction is also a plus!


The Mad Hatter is the life of the (tea) party and has a penchant for making up rules. Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus and who relishes the nonsensical fun of this charismatic character.


The March Hare is the Mad Hatter's chummy sidekick, enjoys a good party. Just slightly more rational than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare lets the frenetic Hatter lead the way, while never passing up the chance to play a silly game.


Caterpillar is Alice's wise and fabulous mentor. In fact, if she had a fairy godmother, this cool Caterpillar would be it. As a triple threat, this soon-to-be butterfly should be played by an actor with the vocal chops, the moves, and the magnetism to woo anyone in Wonderland.


The Dodo Bird is the imperious captain of the Queen's Navy, leads the caucus race. Dodo will be an actor with a commanding presence and a suitable singing voice for this soloist.


Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are twins with an identity crisis and an exhausting enthusiasm for proper manners. Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo.


The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are a stuck-up group of pleasing perennials. Sass and attitude are a must for these beautiful singing/dancing florals.


The Queen of Hearts is the hotheaded and overbearing ruler of Wonderland. The actor cast will portray this mean monarch with theatrical grandiosity,


Mathilda is Alice's scholarly sister, has no time for silly games. She has a no-nonsense attitude and the affection of a protective older sister.


The Doorknob is the gatekeeper of Wonderland, knowingly encourages Alice to drink the magic potion. 


The King of Hearts, the Queen's partner, has a timid demeanor until taking expert command of Alice's trial.



I'm Late

Very Good Advice

Ocean of Tears

The Caucus Race

I'm Late (Reprise)

How D'ye Do And Shake Hands

The Golden Afternoon


The Unbirthday Song

Painting the Roses Red

Simon Says

The Unbirthday Song (Reprise)

Whooo are Youuuu?

Alice in Wonderland (Finale)

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803 North 1250 West, Centerville, UT, 84014


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