Take advantage of a great summer special on our YPC classes going on NOW!
1-2-3 Now. Save $75 off a June class; $50 off a July class; or $25 off an August class. Discounts apply to any full day (9:00-4:00) workshop!
Not valid on Bay Lake Camp. Not valid on previous registrations
also – Featured Classes: check them out for discounted rates while they apply. $25 off each registration
Matilda – Matilda Wormwood has become a new hero for young girls. She is spunky, outspoken and defies authority – winning hearts along the way. Her new musical is currently taking Broadway by storm with 12 TONY nominations and 4 girls rotating the lead role. We will challenge as well in our exploration of the show and the original books by Roald Dahl and his dark witty humor.
Super You – We all wish we had some sort of super power. What if we could only….. This calss gives us a chance to think about that and try it on for size. And then once we have become a better “you”, what sort of problems are we going to solve as a combined force. Fun and fantasy together.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - did you know that this popular novel was written by none other than Ian Flemming of the James Bond series? It is about a misfit inventor, his quirky family and of course the car that flies, floats and even thinks. We will recreate some of the magic from both the film and the Broadway hit show.
Youth Performance Company offers classes, intensives, and workshops year-round. Our emphasis right now is looking ahead to the summer months where YPC has week-long camps at our home space. They run a very full gamut from theater skills to all-out performance workshops of your favorite shows. You can view these class offerings following the link below and get a good sense how you want to share your summer with us. Registration is now open so be sure to get slots before they fill up.
Also – Bay Lake Camp will be back again for all you adventure seekers. Plan on the week of Aug. 12-16 to pack your bags and head up North to the Lake with your favorite pals. Follow the link below for more details on this great annual excursion.
What You Can Expect from Us
Youth Performance Company’s classes are meant to challenge, nurture and spark the imaginations of youth. We intend to be process oriented which allows us all the chance to experiment without judgment. It is about opening doors wide and jumping in. We try to 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 each 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.
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 Cupcake and Art & Architecture. Make your way to the back of the building and follow the bright orange arrows up to the 3rd & 4th floors.
Our code of conduct: Our staff is here to facilitate 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.