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The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company offers innovative and comprehensive professional theatre training programs for students ages 5-adult. Musical theatre, design, acting, play analysis, dancing, stand-up comedy, and the collaborative process are just a sampling of the rich curriculum offered by our award-winning professional staff of instructors. We believe that the development of theatrical skills is a life-long journey. We want our students to become part of the FAC family as they pursue further training in the arts.

Join us for a vibrant and creative roster of classes this spring that will culminate in the very first Fine Arts Center Theatre School Cabaret!  Students will rehearse and devise a performance that will star every student from every class that will be streamed to the public on May 7, 2021.

Virtual Theatre Camps

Camps will be held virtually and will provide excellent creativity and theatrical skills time in a fun way! Personal instruction, group interaction and recorded segments will all be incorporated into this new and exciting format.

Email any questions about virtual camps to Nathan Halvorson at

Founding Principles of the FAC Theatre School

  1. Educate students about the fundamentals of theatre
  2. Create an understanding of accountability and discipline
  3. Curate a space to dream
  4. Help students express joy, love, laughter, vulnerability and courage
  5. Teach students how to collaborate and work well with others.
  6. Create a space for like-minded students to meet, congregate and develop a sense of family.
  7. Investigate humanity. Theatre is the study of the human condition.

What can we expect from these classes?

  1. All classes will have a daily structure that your families can rely on. Meaning, the basic breakdown of the day will be the same.
  2. Each day will have new content to keep the students engaged. No day will be the same!
  3. Video content, free creating times (with the teachers still on screen) and group creation will be a part of every session.
  4. Each student will receive an Imagination Pack containing all the physical items that they will need during the camp.
  5. We will be utilizing the skill sets of all staff members at the FAC. You will leave these camps with a more comprehensive understanding of what actually happens daily at the FAC!
  6. The content will be innovative, engaging and constant.
  7. Class sizes will be small to ensure focused attention on the participants.
  8. It will be FUN!

Ages 5–13

Virtual Spring Camp

Budding Thespians | Ages 5-7

Saturdays, March 6–May 1 (8 weeks), 9–11 a.m.
No class March 27

It is time to once again to raise the virtual curtain on our youngest performers!  Students will explore the magical world of theatre through games, rehearsals, and collaboration. Interactive instruction will have students dancing, acting, crafting and much more!  Registration for this camp includes an “Imagination Pack” that will be delivered right to your front door.  The final performance of this camp will stream to the public on May 7.

Instructors: Sally Hybl (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), Jessye King (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Busytown: The Musical)

Register for Budding Thespians spring class

Summer class details coming soon!

Emerging Artists

Virtual Spring Camp

Emerging Artists | Ages 8-13

Saturdays, March 6–May 1 (8 weeks), 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
No class March 27

Rising theatre stars take note! This class is designed for students who yearn to further develop their love and skills for the theatrical art form. Daily theme exploration will allow these students to get a three-dimensional view of performing and creating. Collaboration will be key to the work that we do.  Registration for this camp includes an “Imagination Pack” that will be delivered right to your front door. The final performance of this camp will stream to the public on May 7.

Instructors: Carmen Shedd (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Matilda: The Musical), Ryan Miller (FAC’s The Sound of Music)

Register for Emerging Artists spring class

Best of Both Worlds, Musical Theatre Madness, Creating Characters and Let’s Make a Musical summer class details coming soon!

Ages 14–18

Youth Rep Ensemble

Virtual Spring Camp

Youth Rep Ensemble | Ages 14-18

Wednesdays & Saturdays, March 3–May 1 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays 4–6 p.m. & Saturdays 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
No class on March 24 and 27

This spring session for high school students will offer weekly workshops from esteemed faculty and guest instructors ranging from auditions technique, classical text, movement, voice work and more.  Students will also devise and rehearse for the first ever Fine Arts Center Theatre School Cabaret that will be streamed on May 7.  This class is a must for students looking for a continuation of their skill development as well as performance opportunities!

Instructors: Nathan Halvorson (Director of the FAC Theatre School, Matilda: The Musical), Rebecca Myers (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Shrek: The Musical), Stephanie McGuffin (Youth Rep Ensemble Music Director)

Register for Youth Rep Ensemble spring class

Summer class details coming soon!


Theatre Playwriting Workshop

Virtual Workshop

Writing Theatre for Young Audiences

March 18–April 15, 5:45–7:15 p.m.

At the end of the day, a good story is a good story but it’s how we execute it that can make all the difference, especially for a group of 500 3rd graders on a field trip. In this workshop, multi-award-winning playwright and active participant in the TYA movement, Idris Goodwin (along with special guests), will break down some of the core and fundamental opportunities and challenges to writing for children and teens. This workshop will culminate in the completion of a first draft of a TYA script. Participants should come with a working understanding of the basic tenets of playwriting. This is not an introductory course to playwriting, but a topics course that builds on this form. A collaboration with The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.



Adult Dance Class

Mondays 7–8:30 p.m.

Clear some space in your living room and join Nathan Halvorson, Associate Director of Performing Arts, for high-energy classes featuring combinations from choreography featured in FAC productions as well as other iconic dance combinations.

Instructors: Nathan Halvorson & surprise guests

Coming soon!

Virtual FAC Play Club


FAC Play Club!

First Thursday of the month, Oct. 1–May 6 (8 sessions) 7–8:30 p.m.

Join FAC Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director, Scott RC Levy, for lively conversations about plays! It’s a book club for play lovers! Each month, a new play will be dissected, discussed and celebrated. Selected plays TBD.

Instructor: Scott RC Levy



FAC Theatre company members offering private and group classes for all ages

FAC Theatre School