January 24, 2019

Ballet for Musical Theatre with Alex Stewart

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One of eight classes offered as part of the Goodspeed Kids Company Master Class Series, Ballet for Musical Theatre with Alex Stewart, a performer with a background in classical ballet and a professional career in musical theatre, will teach students how to tell a story with ballet movement.

Does your child dream of seeing their name in lights? Start the year with Goodspeed Musicals! Aspiring young performers 8 years and older are invited to register for up to 8 Master Classes taught by professional artists who have performed on the Goodspeed stage, on Broadway, and around the country. The Kids Company Master Class Series will provide one-of-a-kind master classes in various styles of musical theatre dance, acting, and singing in which students will learn new techniques and hone their skills in a supportive environment, while the songwriting class will introduce students to the creative process of writing an original musical.


Limited spaces. Financial assistance may be available.

                1 Master Class a la carte: $65/Student

                Pick 4 of 8 Master Classes: $235/Student

                All 8 Master Classes: $470/Student

To register, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Lafferty at 860.873.8664 x521 or


The Kids Company Master Class Series will take place at the Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio (20b Norwich Road) on the Goodspeed Campus in East Haddam, Connecticut. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early so that classes may begin promptly at 1pm.

Full Kids Company Master Class Series Schedule:

February 9th, 1pm-3pm | Comedy Acting with Jesse Sharp

Beginning with the foundations of improvisation, Mr. Sharp will coach students through the basic principles of comedic acting using scenes from musical comedies.

March 9th, 1pm-3pm | Contemporary Jazz Dance in Musical Theatre with Gabi Stapula

From Hamilton to Mean Girls, contemporary jazz is all over Broadway stages! In this master class, Ms. Stapula shares how jazz dance helps tell the stories of contemporary new musicals.

April 13th, 1pm-3pm | Vocal Performance with Karen Mason

Broadway’s Karen Mason, hailed by the New York Times as “a rarity,” coaches students on effective vocal performance for the musical theatre stage.

May 11th, 1pm-3pm | Musical Theatre Dance with Bryan Thomas Hunt

A veteran of both classical jazz and tap, Mr. Hunt will lead a 2-for-1 class that explores both genres of dance through musical theatre choreography.

June 1st, 1pm-3pm | Acting through Song with Michael Hartung

Singing is only half of a musical performance, and in this master class Mr. Hartung helps students transform into a character through lyric and musical analysis.

June 29th, 1pm-3pm | Audition Technique with James Beaman

A 20-year veteran of the musical theatre industry, Mr. Beaman is also a sought-out audition coach in NYC. In this class, he will help students present their best work in an audition setting.

July 13th, 1pm-3pm | Songwriting with Mark Sonnenblick

An active writer currently developing a number of new musical projects, Mr. Sonnenblick helps students hone their creativity and turn their ideas into original songs.

August 10th, 1pm-3pm | Ballet for Musical Theatre with Alex StewartFrom Agnes de Mille to Carousel’s Justin Peck, ballet has long been a staple of the musical theatre. With a background in classical ballet and a professional career in musical theatre, Mr. Stewart teaches students how to tell a story with ballet movement.

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