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All the Perks

Located in Suffolk, Virginia, with performances across Hampton Roads

Classes

Students can get creative and explore their artistic side. No experience necessary!

Intensive Camps

Summer is the best time for students to dive into rehearsals and perform live in a short period of time.

Auditions

We hold open auditions 3-4 times per year. Check our calendar for upcoming productions that are open for auditions. A non-refundable tuition down payment will secure your spot on the cast!

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The Aristocats KIDS - TADA School of Performing Arts, Suffolk, VA

A Stage for Every Star

From Audition to Applause

At our performing arts school, auditions are an opportunity for students to showcase their talents. Casting decisions are made at the discretion of our experienced director, who carefully selects roles based on their artistic vision for the musical. Each part is thoughtfully assigned to ensure the best possible performance, providing a valuable learning experience for all students involved.

Suffolk, VA Theater Students

Why Choose Us

Experienced Faculty

Our instructors are professional performers, directors, and artists passionate about performing arts education.

Supportive Community

Join our close-knit, supportive community where everyone collaborates to create a positive environment.

Passion for the Arts

Our deep-rooted passion for the performing arts shines through in everything we do.

Safe & Inclusive Environment

Our school is a safe and inclusive space where diversity is celebrated.

Well-Rounded Education

Performing arts training develops the whole person and complements academic studies.

Gateway to Passions

We open the door to new passions that can last a lifetime, even as professional pursuits.

Focus on Skill Development

We prioritize honing performance abilities and life skills like teamwork and confidence.

Performance Opportunities

Our students have numerous opportunities to showcase their talents on stage in Hampton Roads, VA.

FAQ

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When do your classes typically start and how long do they run?

Our musical theatre classes are 4-6 weeks and available throughout the year. Intensive summer camps run for one week. Specific details can be found on the Programs page and current offerings on the calendar.

When do you offer auditions for a musical?

We hold open auditions approximately every three months for upcoming productions. Registration is required for auditions and includes a tuition down payment.

Our production rehearsal period typically spans about two months, giving students time to prepare for the stage. Watch the calendar for audition postings and subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on audition schedules and production timelines.

Do you offer performance opportunities?

Yes, all of our regular productions are performance opportunities throughout the year. We have been doing student productions for over 10 seasons. Registration is required to audition to secure a spot on one of the casts.

What is the tuition cost for a musical theatre production?

Musical theatre tuition ranges from $425+ per production per student. Summer camps range from $375+ per student. The tuition covers the costumes, rights to the musical, and overall production costs.

Is there a dress code for classes and performances?

For regular classes: We maintain a basic dress code for students attending classes to ensure comfort and ease of movement. Typically, this includes attire like comfortable dancewear or athletic wear, along with appropriate footwear.

For performances: Students participating in our stage productions will need to purchase specific stage attire, which may include character shoes or other performance-specific clothing items. Detailed information about costume requirements and where to purchase them will be provided closer to the performance dates. Rest assured, we strive to make this process as convenient as possible for our students and their families.

How can I stay updated on upcoming events and announcements?

You can stay informed about our latest news and events by subscribing to our newsletter, following us on social media, or checking our website regularly. Subscribe to any of our calendar events (check the month view) so you don't miss any activities!

What age groups do you cater to?

We offer programs for K-12 students ages 5 to 18.

What type of classes do you offer?

We provide various classes, including how to audition, singing, and art. Check our Programs or the Classes on our calendar for current offerings.

Do you have beginner-level programs?

Yes, our classes and productions are perfect for beginners to enroll. No previous experience is required.

How can I enroll in a class?

Visit the Calendar to find an upcoming class and the sign up form in the details or contacting our office for assistance.

What are the qualifications of your instructors?

Our instructors are experienced artists and professionals in their respective fields, dedicated to nurturing the talents of our students.

Is financial aid or scholarships available?

While we don't offer scholarships or financial aid options, we are committed to providing an enriching musical theater experience. A tuition down payment of $50 is required to audition and we offer a 3-month plan option.