CenterPoint Academy

Making a Dramatic Difference

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The CenterPoint Academy teaches children and youth from 4-18 how to act, sing, and dance, but our students learn so much more than just performing. They learn confidence, self esteem, discipline, and how to work, and they have a great time and make lifelong friends in the process.

Our instructors have more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, with performance and directorial experience at Disney World, PlayMill, Jackson Hole Playhouse, Sundance, CenterPoint Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Hale Centre Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Utah Children’s Theatre, and more. Each instructor’s focus is not just to improve each student’s performance ability (although that’s the main thing), but also to create a safe environment that’s inclusive of every student while encouraging them to push beyond their comfort zone and expand their capability.

Our students perform throughout the Wasatch Front in every performance venue imaginable, including Pioneer Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Kingsbury Hall, Hale Centre Theatre, and especially right here on the stage at CenterPoint.

Come join our more than 550 students for weekly classes in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Group Voice, along with our best anywhere Summer Camps. Every class includes performance opportunities on the CenterPoint Mainstage and Leishman Hall.

The Academy also produces a summer musical on the CenterPoint Mainstage, along with an annual Christmas production in the Leishman Hall. These productions, while not part of any Academy class, are sponsored and produced by the Academy, and give Academy students opportunities to rehearse and perform with the fine production teams who stage CenterPoint shows throughout the year.

Please see the Classes section for more information on specific classes and schedules. We’re excited to have you come and play!

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Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend classes are offered, free of charge, to bring special needs youth and young adults together in fun to explore the magical world of theatre. The classes work towards two productions each year, one in December and one in June.
We utilize movement, dancing, acting and singing to promote social skills, improved confidence, self expression and peer appreciation. Our goal is to strengthen each student’s flexibility, endurance, rhythm, music recognition, vocal performance, imagination and memory.

Friend to Friend Jr.
Special Needs Ages 5-14
Friday 4:15 – 5:00 PM
September 5, 2014-May 22, 2015
Free of charge

Friend to Friend
Special Needs Ages 15+
Friday 5:00 – 5:45 PM
September 5, 2014-May 22, 2015
Free of charge