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.

Classes – Spring session 2

We are excited to continue to offer classes in our new space, Studio One – at the Greenwood Park Mall.  Below you’ll find the class offerings. Please note the following schedule:

  • All Classes will begin the week of April 5, 2021. 
  • All Classes will take Les Mis Tech Week off, the week of April 26. 
  • Thursday Classes will meet on Tuesday the week of May 3.
  • Monday Classes will meet on Tuesday June 1 due to Memorial Day
  • All Classes will present a Showcase on June 4 at 7:00.
  • All Classes are listed on our Calendar.

Dance and Theater Classes April 5 through June 4!

Class Schedule

The complete calendar for classes is available on our Calendar page

Mon. @ 11:00 AM

Actor’s Workshop – Homeschool

This workshop style class is designed for actors and actresses varying in age and will be contoured to fit the students who are participating in the class. 

Katie Landis


Mon. @ 1:00 PM

Dance – Homeschool

This class will explore dance styles throughout their time and is open to any student 10 and up.  Contact us if you have a student under 10 interested in a daytime dance class! 

Christa Fleming


Mon. @ 5:30 PM

Special needs Music & Movement

This class is geared for students with Special Abilities ages 12 and under. 

Katie Landis


Mon. @ 6:30 PM

Ballroom Dance – Ages 12 & up

This dance class will be offered for those ages 12 and up (including adults), and we encourage you to find a partner, but you can sign up without one too!

Natasha Cox


Mon. @ 7:30 PM

Actors Workshop – ages 11-18

This is a theater course is designed for people with ALL abilities including those with moderate to mild special needs. This course aims to build confidence through theater and games. At the end of the 8 week class the students will perform a showcase.

Katie Landis


Wed. @ 5:00 PM

Fairy Tale Theatre

A class designed for students ages 4-10 interested in being on stage.

Katie Landis


Wed. @ 6:00 PM

Jazz/Ballet Combo- Ages 5-9

A great entry level dance class for those 5-9 who love to dance!

Christa Fleming


Wed. @ 7:00 pM

Tap Class – Ages 10 & up

A great tap class for those both interested & experienced ages 10 & up (including adults)

Christa Fleming


Wed. @ 8:00 PM

Open Dance Class – ALL AGES

A “no commitment” required class, just show up and learn something new each week open to ALL ages – just $10 per week. Watch our Facebook page to know what dance will be taught each week.

Christa Fleming


Thurs. @ 6:00 PM

Ballet/Jazz Combo – Ages 10-13

A great entry/mid level dance class for those 10-13 who love to dance!

Christa Fleming


Thurs. @ 7:00 PM

Ballet Dance – Ages 13 & Up

A great ballet class for those both beginning and advanced, ages 13 and up (including adults).

Christa Fleming


Thurs. @ 8:00PM

Jazz Dance – Ages 13 & up

A great entry and advance level class for jazz dancing for ages 13 and up (including adults).

Christa Fleming