Summer APA

The Advanced Performance Academy is back for Summer 2020! 

CCT has been adapting the Advanced Performance Academy (APA) program to align with COVID regulations, and are committed to making this program meet the needs of our young artists. APA this summer will be an 8-week intensive focusing on acting, singing, dancing and play-writing taught by professional artists in the Columbus and New York. Students will also get exclusive interviews with working artists and alumni from all over. Classes will be held virtually with the hopes of bringing small groups into our studios. On top of classes, students will attend virtual or socially distant rehearsals to work toward a completely original show created by them to be released digitally at the end of the 8-weeks.
To register for APA please send a picture, resume and 2 minute audition video (only if you haven’t participated in APA before) of either a song, or monologue (or both!) to kelsey@columbuschildrenstheatre.org. Your audition can be done on an iphone or Android phone. We look forward to creating a one-of-a-kind summer!

June 22 – August 14, 2020 each week Monday – Thursday

Junior APA* (rising 5 – 8th grades) Daily Schedule:

9:00 – 10:45 AM – Class Work

1:00 – 2:45 PM – Rehearsal


Young Adult APA* (rising 9 – 12th grades) Daily Schedule

11:00 AM -12:45 PM – Class Work

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Rehearsal


*Must meet minimum number of students to operate the two classes (15/each) and program (20).  If program but not class requirement met students will be in one class together.  As always, efforts are made to address student needs based on age and experience.

The new APA summer program will offer the following:
  • Live digital classrooms until it is safe to return to the studios
  • Instruction from professional artists in acting, singing, dance and play-writing
  • Educational videos to work on outside of class
  • A private virtual vocal lesson with a senior vocal instructor
  • Interviews with professional artists and alumni
  • Instruction and guidance to write original content for the stage
  • Audition and be a part of CCT’s virtual shows for 2020-21 In-School Program educational videos, social media content… and eventually back on our stages!

Program Cost – $1,750 (($500 at registration, $750 by July 1 and $500 by August 3)

Questions – Please contact kelsey.h@columbuschildrenstheatre.org