Skills Classes – FAQ

Skills Classes FAQ  

What are Theatre Skills Classes at MCT?

Skills Classes are specifically designed for students interested in honing their performance skills. Classes are held for six consecutive Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM and culminate in an informal demonstration.  Classes are held at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. The fall session focuses on acting skills and the spring session on musical theatre skills.

What is the grade requirement for the Theatre Skills Classes?

K-12. The grades are separated into three classes of K-2, 3-6, and 7-12.

How many students can participate in each class?

Classes can accommodate 16 students per class.

Does my student need to have previous theatre experience?

Absolutely not! Students need to come to classes with the ability to follow directions, be respectful of others, responsible for themselves, and a willingness to explore.

Is attendance to every class required?

No. However, we do encourage students to attend every class to gain the full benefit of the session.Will my student be wearing costumes and makeup for their final demonstration?

No. The final demonstration is informal, and the focus is to celebrate the skills students have learned and not the elements of a final performance.

What does my student need to bring for their class?

Students can bring a small snack and drink for our break half-way through class (water is preferred), though it is not required. Students may also be given scripts or other materials to study. These items should be brought to every class. Due to the active nature of the class, it is encouraged that students wear tennis shoes and clothes that are not constrictive or revealing. 

Do I need a ticket for the final demonstration?

No. The final demonstration is free, and seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Is performing on the last day of classes optional?

Yes and no. We strongly encourage that your student is available for their final demonstration as performing is a main element to solidify all they have learned during their session. However, if the demonstration day is the only day your student cannot attend, we can make accommodations for them to still be successful in their class.

How do I register my student?

Registration for Theatre Skills Classes can be completed on the MCT website.

How much is tuition for Theatre Skills Classes?

Theatre Skills Classes is $100 per student.

Do you offer scholarships?

Currently, we do not offer scholarships for Theatre Skills Classes.

Is Theatre Skills Classes available to tour to my town?

No. Theatre Skills Classes is only offered as a class at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts in Missoula, MT.

Does my student need to take MCT Theatre Skills Classes in order to be cast in a Missoula Community Theatre production?

No. Taking Theatre Skills Classes at MCT is not a requirement for casting decisions in Missoula Community Theatre productions.