Classes through All The World's A Stage

Our ATWAS classes focus on the process rather than the product of theatre. Placing emphasis on the creative expression of ideas and personal development of artistic skills, students create theatre through collaboration, developing life skills specific to theatre as an art discipline. For information on Registration and Class Policies, please click here. This information is also included in your registration confirmation email. Our classes/rehearsals take place at our Studio in Washington Township:


66136 Van Dyke Ave.

Washington Twp, MI 48095


All The World's A Stage

School for the Dramatic and Performing Arts 

66130 Van Dyke Ave, Washington Twp, MI 48095



Students explore the concepts and skills of improv through games and exercises learning skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. Skills include building ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and, the most crucial of fundamentals, the rules and structure of improv. The games and exercises not only teach improvisation, but develop social skills and confidence. Our focus is put on physical expression as well as verbal communication. 

FALL 2019

WEDNESDAYS 6:30 - 8:30pm

Grades 6th-12th

Every Wed. from 10/2/19 - 11/6/19


MONDAYS 6:30 - 8:30pm

Grades 6th-12th

Every Mon. from 4/13/20 - 5/18/20

The World of Shakespeare


Students will explore Shakespeare’s works the way they were written, dramatically. Our "World of Shakespeare" class provides an in-depth exploration of classical theatre, placing emphasis on performance skills through voice, text and movement. This class culminates with a presentation in Stratford ON, Canada, at The Stratford Festival where students will participate in a Master Class and then present their Shakespeare scene for friends and family. Both the Master Class and adjudication will be conducted by current and/or former actors from Stratford’s Acting Company. Students MUST be able to attend the workshop/adjudication in Canada to be a part of the class.

In addition to the Master Class/adjudication, families and students will have the opportunity to attend Stratford Festival productions at a discounted price. Families are responsible for tickets to shows and lodging should they choose to stay overnight.

Grades 7th - 12th (or former CAST / CAST Jr. students)


Saturday  4/18/20 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday 4/19/20 - 5:30 - 8:30pm

Saturday 4/25/20 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday 5/2/20 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday 5/9/20 - 9:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday 5/16/20 - 9:00am - 12:00pm


Friday 5/15/20 @ 8:00pm

Saturday 5/16/20 @ 2:00pm

Saturday 5/16/20 @ 8:00pm

Sunday 5/17/20 @ 2:00pm

Show titles to be determined.

Acting Workshop

COST: $80.00

Our acting classes expose students to the world of live theatre. Utilizing theatre games, students develop drama skills and fundamental acting concepts that impact self-confidence, creativity and imagination. This is a six week class that meets once a week and gives our students the opportunity to explore theatre and hone their craft in a small classroom setting. 


FALL 2019

3rd-6th graders

TUESDAYS 6:00 - 7:00pm

Grades 3rd-6th

Every Tues. from 9/10/19 - 10/15/19

7th-12th graders

TUESDAYS 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Grades 7th-12th

Every Tues. from 9/10/19 - 10/15/19


3rd-6th graders

TUESDAYS 6:00 - 7:00pm

Grades 3rd-6th

Every Tues. from 2/4/20 - 3/17/20

NO CLASS ON 2/18/20

7th-12th graders

TUESDAYS 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Grades 7th-12th

Every Tues. from 2/4/20 - 3/17/20

NO CLASS ON 2/18/20

Advanced Monlogue Prep


Our Advanced Monologue Prep class is for the serious high school acting student that plans to continue theatre performance beyond high school or is focused on audition skill improvement. This class emphasizes the building blocks of each actor's technique. Students will engage in monologue work through text analysis & character development as they build their skills and confidence in the audition room. This course is rigorous & requires outside time commitment for preparation & performance. In addition to working with ATWAS staff artists, students will be afforded the opportunity to work with a professional acting guest artist(s). Enrollment limited to 10 students.

SATURDAYS 9:00 - 11:00am

Grades 9th-12th

Every Saturday from 10/19/19 - 12/14/19

No class on 11/16/19 & 11/30/19

Musical Theatre Styles of Dance

Cost: $80.00

This class is a six week, one hour a week class that places emphasis on fundamental dance techniques specific to musical theatre as an art form. Focusing mainly on jazz with some ballet and tap, emphasis is placed on developing technique and auditioning skills.


Grades 6-12

TUESDAYS 6:30 - 7:30pm

Every Tuesday from 10/29/19 - 12/10/19

NO CLASS 11/26/19

Musical Theatre

Cost: $80.00

Students will explore the world of Musical Theatre through acting, dance, and vocal performance techniques. During this six week class, students will focus on each art discipline, fine tuning their skills in acting, dance and vocal music.


SATURDAYS 12:00 - 1:00pm

Every Saturday from 1/4/20 - 2/8/20


SATURDAYS 1:00 - 2:00pm

Every Saturday from 1/4/20 - 2/8/20

Policies and Registration Information

1. Registration and payment for all ATWAS classes can now be done online. If you are not able to register online, please email


2. All ATWAS Classes have a minimum and maximum class number and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis. 

3. Payment must be included with a registration form to register for a class. 


4. ATWAS reserves the right to cancel or rearrange any class in accordance with enrollment. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified before the first class and any tuition paid will be refunded in full.


5. NEW POLICY: There is a cancellation fee of $20.00. Refunds will be given (minus the cancellation fee of $20.00) up to ONE WEEK before the first day of class. After that date, no refunds will be issued.


6. In the event of inclement weather, please check your email to find out if class has been cancelled. In the event classes are cancelled we cannot guarantee a make-up session.

7. There is a Non Sufficient Funds Check Fee of $30.00

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