FST School For Youth

Welcome to the Florida Studio Theatre School. With classes in Acting, Dancing, Singing, Playwriting, and Improvisation, as well as Spring Break and Summer Theatre Camps, the FST School offers a wide range of opportunities year-round.

FST’s classes for youth and teens are dedicated to nurturing individual creativity. We see young people not just as individuals, but as creative individuals.

Led by FST’s teaching staff of professional resident artists, students gain an understanding of theatre, acting method, stage technique, and literary skills. Students will also have access to performance opportunities throughout the year.

Whether your interest is to encourage personal creativity and confidence or serious theatrical training, we invite you to discover your child’s artistic home in the Florida Studio Theatre School.


SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run in 8-week sessions, meeting once each week for a total of 8 class meetings.


2021 SUMMER CAMP: Several one-week and multi-week-long camps running June 14 - August 6
SESSION ONE: Begining Monday, August 23, 2021
SESSION TWO: Begining Monday, October 18, 2021
SESSION THREE: Begining Monday, January 10, 2022
SPRING BREAK CAMP: March 14-18, 2022
SESSION FOUR: Begining Monday, March 21, 2022
2022 SUMMER CAMP: Beginning Monday, June 6, 2022


Kim Thomas-CainFor more information or to enroll, contact Kimberly Thomas-Cain at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.

Summer Camp
June 14 - August 6

Ages 5-6

Little Theatre Full Session (3 Weeks)
Session One: June 21 - July 9  |  9AM - 1PM  |  $345  |  SOLD OUT!

Little Theatre: "The Play's The Thing"
Introduction Week (1 Week)

Session One: June 14 - June 18  |  9AM -1PM  |  $140  |  SOLD OUT!
Session Two: July 12 - July 16  |  9AM - 1PM  |  $140  | SOLD OUT!

Ages 7-12

Children's Performing Arts Camp (3 Weeks)
Session One: June 21 - July 9  |  10AM - 3PM  |  $525  |  SOLD OUT!
Session Two: July 19 - August 6  |  10AM - 3PM  |  $525  |  SOLD OUT!

Intro to Theatre: All The World's A Stage (1 Week)
Session One: June 14 - June 18  |  9AM - 2PM  |  $185  |  SOLD OUT!
Session Two: July 12 - July 16  |  9AM - 2PM  |  $185  |  SOLD OUT!

Ages 13-17

Teen Performing Arts Camp (3 Weeks)
Session One: June 14 - July 2  |  10:15AM - 3:15PM  |  $525  |  SOLD OUT!  
Session Two: July 12 - July 30  |  10:15AM - 3:15PM  |  $525  |  SOLD OUT!

Teen Improv (1 Week)
Session Two: August 2 - August 6  |  10AM - 2PM  |  $175  |  ENROLL

Young Performers Company (4 Weeks)
Session One: June 14 - July 9  |  10AM - 4PM  |  $600  |  By Invitation Only 
Session Two: July 12 - August 6  |  10AM - 4PM  |  $600  |  By Invitation Only


Private Coaching
Schedule an intensive one-on-one coaching experience with an FST Professional Resident Artist focusing on your area of choice. FST offers Private Coaching in such areas as: Acting, Improv, Audition Prep, New Play Development, Vocal Coaching, Monologue Coaching, and more.

Dates and Times Vary 
$70/one-hour session


Kim Thomas-CainTo request an audition, request more information, schedule private coaching, or to enroll, contact Kimberly Thomas-Cain at [email protected] or call 941.366.1350.

 

Classes

Below is a complete catalogue of all FST School year-round offerings. For a schedule of classes currently running, click the ENROLL tab above. Please note: Not all classes are offered every session.

AGES 5-6

Little Theatre
Little Theatre Dance

AGES 7-12

Theatre Combo: Acting, Singing, Dancing, Improvisation
Musical Theatre Boot Camp
Acting For Youth
Advanced Acting
Dance and Movement
Kids Classics
Musical Theatre Classics

AGES 11-17

Youth Theatre Academy: Play Creation

AGES 13-17

Teen Improvisation
Acting For Teens
Auditioning For Teens
Teen Classics

AGES 7-17

Kids Komedy Club

ALL AGES

Private Coaching

Meet Your Instructors


Kim Thomas-CainFor more information or to enroll, contact Kimberly Thomas-Cain at 941.366.1350, [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.


 

Scholarships

The Florida Studio Theatre School awards full and partial scholarships based on merit and financial need. FST’s mission includes a strong commitment to making theatre affordable and accessible to as many people as possible. In keeping with that mission, FST’s scholarship programs covers enrollment costs for 15% of students every year. Individual scholarships vary and can cover a single class or a full year of classes to ensure that all students interested in learning the art of theatre are able to do so.


APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:

Click here to complete your Scholarship Application online.

To apply by mail, download your Scholarship Application here and return it to us it to the address below:

Attn: FST School
Florida Studio Theatre
1241 North Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

For more information about scholarships and eligibility, contact [email protected] or call 941.366.1350.

NEW! Scholarship Fund for Front Line Workers

The Florida Studio Theatre School is giving back to the community by offering full scholarships to front line workers (hospital doctors and nurses, teachers, police, firefighters, and EMTs) and their families. Interested and qualified individuals and families are invited to call FST’s Education Department at 941.366.1350 for more information or click the links above to submit an application.


Support the FST Scholarships Fund

Click here to learn more about how you can make a contribution to the FST School Scholarship fund and help increase access to the art of theatre.

Florida Studio Theatre would like to thank the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation along with our Individual Donors who have greatly contributed to the FST School Scholarship fund. Thanks to your support, deserving youth, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to join us at the FST School, now have access to a creative outlet where they can explore and unlock their artistic potential through live theatre.


Kim Thomas-CainFor more information about scholarships or to apply, contact Kimberly Thomas-Cain at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.

For Your Safety

Safety First! Amazing theatrical experience, a very close second.

These are the times that we need theatre the most; when we are examining our experiences collectively, listening to each other, and sharing our humanity through laughter and art.  But before we begin to dig in, these are the steps we’re taking to stay safe for any in-person classes:

Masks -  For youth classes and camps, students and staff will arrive in masks and wear masks until they are settled into the studio or theatre. They will also wear masks any time that they are transitioning from space to space.

Distance - For youth classes and camps, social distancing will be observed and monitored at all times.

Air Filters - We have installed MERV13 filters on all of our campus A/C units. These are rated to trap virus carriers and are the standard for all public facilities. 

Rigorous Disinfecting and Sanitizing – We’re scheduling disinfecting and sanitizing into our class schedule and making it part of our messaging as well.

Monitoring – We are conducting daily health checks for our staff including temperature & symptom screening. Anyone showing any symptoms of illness is kept home.