Next Stage Performers: Berkeley

Grades 5-8

Level up to the next stage! This class is for actors who are ready to tell more complex stories all while challenging themselves with dance and acting through song. Through the rehearsal process of a musical, Next Stage Performers offers the opportunity to advance your skills in a supportive, inclusive and ensemble focussed environment. Join us to tell your story and let loose with Footloose!

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Grades 5 - 8
Tuition: $715

Payment plans available, email or call 510-296-4433 x2.

BACT Berkeley Center
2055 Center St
Berkeley, CA


4:00 – 6:00 PM
Class Dates: September 9 - November 14, 2019
No Class: November 11
*Additional Tech Rehearsals on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Students will need a bagged dinner.
Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM

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Registrations are processed in the order received. Registrations are accepted until the class is full, or until the class begins, whichever happens first.

You will receive an email confirmation after registering online. Closer to the start date of the class we will email further details confirming dates, times, and other information.

If you cancel your registration two weeks or more prior to the first day of class, you will be issued a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.

If you cancel your registration within two weeks of the first day of class, there will no refunds unless your spot can be filled by a student on the waiting list. If we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.

There are absolutely no refunds after the first day of class.

If BACT must cancel the class due to low enrollment you will receive a full refund.

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