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.


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

SESSION ONE: Beginning the week of August 29, 2022
SESSION TWO: Beginning the week of October 24,2022
SESSION THREE: Beginning the week of January 9, 2023
SESSION FOUR: Beginning the week of March 20, 2023
SUMMER CAMP: Beginning the week of May 22, 2023

For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.


AGES 5-6

Little Theatre | JANUARY 3-6 | ENROLL
9AM-2PM |$199/four-day session 


AGES 7-12

Intro to Theatre | JANUARY 3-6 | ENROLL
9AM-2PM | $199/four-day session


AGES 13-17

Teen Improv | JANUARY 3-6 | ENROLL
10AM-3PM | $199/four-day session


Private Coaching

All Ages
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. For more information on Private Coaching or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected].

For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.


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
Beginner Acting For Youth
Intermediate Acting For Youth
Advanced Acting For Youth
Dance and Movement

AGES 10-17

Kids Komedy Club

AGES 13-17

Teen Improvisation
Teen Acting 1
Teen Acting 2

Teen Acting 3
Auditioning For Teens



Private Coaching

Meet Your Instructors

For more information or to enroll, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.


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.


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.

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.

For more information about scholarships or to apply, contact the FST School at 941.366.1350 or [email protected] or click the "Enroll" tab above.

The CDC has updated its guidelines to masks recommended in Sarasota County for indoor, public settings. Protocols may be revisited and revised based on CDC guidance.

Click here to learn more about FST's most up-to-date safety protocols.