Creative Grounds Fall 2021 Classes

Creative Grounds classes are for all ages and all skill levels. Our instructors pride themselves on solid professional technique yet meet each student where they are. We believe the most important thing our students will learn is confidence.

This semester, the first session of classes will begin on August 9, 11, and 12 (respective to the day the class meets). They will then take off August 25, 26, and September 6, and conclude on October 4, 6, and 7, with a showcase that weekend.

The second session will begin on October 11, 13, and 14 off on October 25, 27, and 28 and November 8, 10, and 11. Last classes are December 13, 15, and 16, with a showcase that weekend.

Dance Classes

Our instructor Christa Zook has been dancing for 35 years and has been teaching for 20. She prides herself in teaching professional technique at any skill level or capability. The only requirement is proper shoes should the style require them. Students will learn stretching and specific dance style technique. They will also learn a short piece they will perform at a showcase at the end of each session. You will find CGFAA classes a little different from your typical studio. Expensive costumes will not be required to purchase. We keep things simple and focus on students growth and having FUN!

Actor's Classes

Katie Landis, who teaches our Actor's Classes, is a Co-founder of Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy and currently serves as Youth Development Director. Katie has a B.A. in Communications with a Major in Worship Arts and Youth Ministry from Judson University. Katie has worked with kids in a variety of camp, school and church settings.

  • Imagination Station
    Mondays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Imagination Station is our class for ages 4 through 8. This class focuses on using the imagination while learning the basics of theater. Musical theater comes to life through a series of engaging scenes. This is a highly supportive environment for youngsters to develop their courage to act, sing and dance. The level of challenge fits the needs of the group so that this introduction to musical theater is a positive experience for all. An excellent choice to build self-confidence, discover talent, and learn if your child would enjoy musical theater. Each class will include acting, improvisational games, creative movement, singing and rehearsals with costumes and props. This class will have a presentation of their mini-show with scenes and songs at the studio showcase.

  • Actors Workshop Classes
    Home Schoolers Mondays 1 PM - 2 PM
    Ages 8-13 Mondays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Ages 14 and Up Mondays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Students work on monologues, group scenes, and improvisation, all while honing acting technique, diction, projection, body awareness and building self-confidence.The level of challenge fits the needs of the group so that this is a positive experience for all. An excellent choice to build self-confidence, discover new skills and continue to grow as an actor. Students will Participate in the Semester Showcase with a Monologue and group piece.

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's' name in purple over 'Cinderella' in blue with a glass slipper at the end.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, but later played on stage, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la petite pantoufle de verre ("Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper"), by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.

Show Creative Team

  • Director: Margie Hamm
  • Music Director: Mark Landis
  • Choreographer Natasha Cox
  • Assistant Director: Abbey Ziemba
  • Show Coordinator: Shonda Sonnefield
  • Show Coordinator: Erin Troxell

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents Brown paper pirate map background with two young pirates on the left. One on top of the other's shoulders standing on a pirate ship. The words 'How I Became A' in normal case over the word 'Pirate' in all capital letters. The words 'younger' and 'part' on either side of an at symbol under the word 'pirate'. All the wording is left-aligned to the ship and two pirates.

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy learns that adventuring can be lots of fun, but love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map.

Show Creative Team

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Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents Blue ocean waves background with a yellow sailboat to the left of the word 'Moana' with swirls for the 'o'. The abbreviation for the word 'junior' underneath the letter 'n' in the word 'Moana'.

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Show Creative Team

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High School Musical Production Schedule

  • 4/3/22by MidnightVirtual Auditions due
  • 4/5/224:30-9:30Callbacks – in person
  • 4/9/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 4/12/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 4/16/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 4/19/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 4/23/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 4/26/22No ReherasalSecret Garden Tech Week
  • 4/29/22No RehearsalSecret Garden Tech Week
  • 4/30/22No RehearsalSecret Garden Tech Week
  • 5/3/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/6/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/7/2210:00-3:30Rehearsal
  • 5/10/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/13/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/14/2210:00-3:30Rehearsal
  • 5/17/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/20/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/21/2210:00-3:30Rehearsal
  • 5/24/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 5/27/225:30-9:30Rehearsal **Memorial Day Weekend
  • 5/28/22No Rehearsal**Memorial Day Weekend
  • 5/31/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 6/3/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 6/4/2210:00-3:30Rehearsal
  • 6/5/221:00-8:00Move-in
  • 6/6/225:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 6/7/225:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 6/8/225:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 6/9/225:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 6/10/225:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 6/11/2212:30 call timePerformances @ 2:30 & 7:30
  • 6/12/2212:30 call timePerformances @ 2:30 & 7:30
  • 6/12/229:00-11:00Load Out

Aristocats Production Schedule

  • 1/30/22by MidnightVirtual Auditions Due
  • 2/1/224:30-9:30Callbacks - in person
  • 2/5/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 2/8/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 2/12/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 2/15/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 2/19/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 2/22/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 2/26/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 3/1/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 3/5/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 3/8/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 3/12/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 3/15/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 3/19/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 3/22/226:00-9:00Rehearsal
  • 3/26/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 3/27/221:00-9:00Move-in
  • 3/28/225:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 3/29/225:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 3/30/225:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 3/31/225:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 4/1/225:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 4/2/2211:00 call timePerformances @ 1:00, 3:30 & 7:30
  • 4/2/228:30-11:00Load Out

The Secret Garden Production Schedule

  • 1/8/22by MidnightVirtual Auditions Due
  • 1/11/224:30-9:30Callbacks - in person
  • 1/14/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 1/15/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 1/21/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 1/22/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 1/28/22No RehearsalMoana Jr Tech Week
  • 1/29/22No RehearsalMoana Jr Tech Week
  • 2/4/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 2/11/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 2/12/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 2/18/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 2/19/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 2/25/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 2/26/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 3/4/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 3/6/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 3/11/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 3/12/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 3/18/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 3/19/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 3/25/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 3/26/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 4/1/22No RehearsalSpring Break
  • 4/2/22No RehearsalSpring Break
  • 4/8/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 4/9/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 4/15/22No RehearsalGood Friday
  • 4/16/221:00-4:30Rehearsal
  • 4/22/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 4/23/221:00-5:00Rehearsal
  • 4/24/221:00-4:00Move-in
  • 4/24/225:00-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 4/25/225:30-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 4/26/225:30-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 4/27/225:30-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 4/28/225:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 4/29/225:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 4/30/2212:30 call timePerformances @ 2:30 & 7:30
  • 5/1/2212:30 call timePerformances @ 2:30 & 7:30
  • 5/1/229:00-11:00Load Out
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Disney's Moana Jr. Production Schedule

  • 10/30/21by MidnightVirtual Auditions Due
  • 11/2/214:30-9:30Callbacks - in person
  • 11/6/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 11/16/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 11/19/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 11/20/219:30-1:00Rehearsal
  • 11/23/21No RehearsalThanksgiving
  • 11/26/21No RehearsalThanksgiving
  • 11/27/21No RehearsalThanksgiving
  • 11/30/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 12/3/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 12/4/219:30-1:00Rehearsal
  • 12/7/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 12/10/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 12/11/219:30-1:00Rehearsal
  • 12/14/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 12/17/215:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 12/18/219:30-1:00Rehearsal
  • 12/21/21No RehearsalChristmas Break
  • 12/24/21No RehearsalChristmas Break
  • 12/25/21No RehearsalChristmas Break
  • 12/28/21No RehearsalChristmas Break
  • 12/31/21No RehearsalChristmas Break
  • 1/1/22No RehearsalChristmas Break
  • 1/4/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 1/7/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 1/8/229:30-1:00Rehearsal
  • 1/15/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 1/18/225:30-9:30Rehearsal
  • 1/22/229:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 1/23/221:00-10:00Move-in
  • 1/24/225:30-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 1/25/225:30-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 1/26/225:30-10:00Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 1/27/225:30 CallPerformance @ 7:30
  • 1/28/225:30 CallPerformance @ 7:30
  • 1/29/2212:30 callPerformances @ 2:30 & 7:30
  • 1/30/2212:30 callPerformances @ 2:30 & 7:30
  • 1/30/229:00-11:00Load Out

How I Beceame a Pirate Production Schedule

  • 8/28/21by MidnightVirtual Auditions Due
  • 8/31/214:30-9:30Callbacks - in person
  • 9/7/215:30-9:00Rehearsal
  • 9/11/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 9/14/215:30-8:30Rehearsal
  • 9/18/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 9/21/215:30-8:30Rehearsal
  • 9/25/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 9/28/215:30-8:30Rehearsal
  • 10/2/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 10/5/215:30-8:30Rehearsal
  • 10/9/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 10/12/215:30-8:30Rehearsal
  • 10/16/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 10/19/215:30-8:30Rehearsal
  • 10/23/219:00-11:00Rehearsal
  • 10/24/211:00-10:00Move-in
  • 10/25/215:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 10/26/215:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 10/27/215:30-9:30Tech Week Rehearsal
  • 10/28/215:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 10/29/215:30 call timePerformance @ 7:30
  • 10/30/2111:00 Call timePerformances @ 1:00, 3:30 & 7:30
  • 10/30/218:30-11:00Load Out