Summer Classes 2017

Our full listing will be posted in December. Registration will begin in January 2017.

Youth Performance Company offers classes, intensives, and workshops year-round. Check out our class offerings for students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

What You Can Expect from Us: Youth image of students
Performance Company’s classes challenge, nurture and spark the creative imaginations of youth. We are process oriented which allows us all the chance to experiment without judgment. It is about opening doors wide and jumping in. We offer a range of options to meet a range of talents and needs. From beginners to experienced – explore your potential and fuel your passion!

What happens in class? Our teaching artists craft eachKate
class to the strengths and needs of our students, so each class is unique. In general, our teaching artists use theatre games, exercises, movement and dance to cultivate the development of technique and personal expression. Your student will not be left unsupervised at any time, and our teaching artists, teaching assistants, and staff are expected to minimize unstructured downtime.Meet Our Teachers


Where are classes? All classes are in our studios at YPC, 3338 University Ave SE in Minneapolis. It is an old industrial warehouse shared with Art & Architecture. Make your way to the back of the building and follow the arrows up to the 3rd & 4th floors.
Our code of conduct: Our staff is here to facilitateMatilda reading
a safe, fun, challenging learning environment.
Our teaching artists endeavor to use praise and positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate behavior and personal responsibility from our students. We will never belittle or insult your student, and any behavior issues will be dealt with privately.

What people are saying:

“Always say YES!” – YPC Student

“I used to be afraid and now I know that anyone can do this.” – YPC Student

“We all learned to work together”.. “Multiple kids agreed with this and it was one of my main focuses; so it made me happy to hear that.” – YPC teacher

“I can sing all the HIGH notes now; without screaming!” – YPC student

“I didn’t know my daughter had that in her. I’m speechless!” – YPC parent

“I feel like I’m a better actor now; more prepared.” – YPC student

“It’s not about making mistakes, but about not giving up and moving forward.” – YPC student


*Please note: classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, so bring a friend and help the class run! Our minimum registration deadline is two weeks before the start of class. If a class is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or a future class credit.