Workshops & Classes

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  • Minimum of four registered students required for a class to be held.
  • Payment is due at the first class of each month.
  • If there are five class days a month, there will be no class on the fifth class day.

Improv and Acting

Instructor: Allen Schmeltz

Fridays 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 10 – 18 (older on approval)

Instructor: Allen Schmeltz

Conducted in cooperation with Sutter Street Theatre Academy in Historic Folsom. In the workshops, students learn the skills of acting and improvisation. Having fun while learning is a theme of the workshops.

Weekly Classes $80/month
(A 10% discount is given to each additional student from the same family, or to any student who is taking both private lessons and workshops from Allen Schmeltz.)

For more information on private lessons, visit

For available workshop information or if you have any questions, please call Allen Schmeltz at (916) 802-2249 or email

You may also call the theatre at (916) 353-1001.

Oil Painting with Mike Jimena

Instructor: Mike Jimena

Studio Times: Tuesdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm*
(Additional times available by appoinment)

10 through Adult all skill levels

Oil Painting with Mike Jimena is taught in a self-paced studio setting. The class is ongoing and may be started at any time.

Based on Mike Jimena’s award-winning technique, each student progresses, learns, and develops at his or her own pace.  Student work is included in periodic Art Shows and Receptions.

Fee: $100/month (includes all supplies)

Oil Painting Workshop for Home Schoolers

Instructor: Mike Jimena

This workshop is scheduled for home schoolers and comes with a higher concentration of one-on-one instruction to develop the skills and technique of the student.

Fee: $100 for three 2-hour classes, including all supplies.
(Note: We can accept vouchers on a pre-negotiated fee with schools. Call for details.)

Instructor: Dian Hoel

Tap Dance

Beginning/Intermediate Tap – 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Ages 10 through Adult

Instructor: Dian Hoel

Weekly classes $60/month

Private lessons available upon request.

Musical Theatre

Thursdays: 6:00pm – 7:00pm*

Ages: 10 & up

Instructor: Alison Lewis Gilbreath

Classes will cover all aspects of Musical Theatre performance, including acting (especially in the context of Musical Theatre), dance, vocals, and theater etiquette and preparation.

Weekly Classes: $60/month

Private lessons available upon request.

Advanced Character Study and Acting Techniques

Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:00pm*

Ages: Teens through Adults

Instructor: Alison Lewis Gilbreath

Weekly Classes $80/month

Teen Company

Laura Needle

Instructor: Laura Needle

Tuesdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Ages: 13-19

The Teen Company will work together on numbers to be performed at various times throughout the year. Their first performance will be for the Sutter Street Speakeasy on May 4th.

Instructor: Laura Needle

Weekly Classes $40/month

Musical Theatre for Youth

Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm*

Ages: 5-9

Classes will cover beginning aspects of Musical Theatre performance, including acting (especially in the context of Musical Theatre), dance, vocals, and theater etiquette and preparation.

Instructor: Laura Needle

Weekly Classes $60/month


Jenny Connors

Instructor: Jenny Connors

Mondays 5:00pm – 6:30pm* (No class April 22)

Ages: 15 & up

The Playwriting Class will review the different styles of playwriting, story arc, creating characters, dialogue, story development, and more.  Classes will consist of creative and fun exercises as well as reviewing work and giving feedback as a group. Students will be required to bring in a notebook and pen as well as writing outside of class.  This is a great class for anyone who has ever wanted to write. All levels of experience welcome!

Instructor: Jenny Connors

Weekly Classes $60/month


Musical Theatre Voice Class

Privates Available 

Ages: 10-20

Instructor: Christine Irish