Winter Class Schedule

Winter classes meet once or twice a week for six weeks. 

Preschool: Creative Characters

January 11 – February 15

11 am – Noon


Pirates, monsters, jungle animals, superheroes, royalty… so many creative characters to imagine and perform.   In this class designed just for 3 – 5 year olds, your young actor will create a character, learn a line and act out a new story. Along the way, through a variety of creative and dramatic games, students will learn theatre etiquette, develop their imagination, improve their self- confidence, and provide social interaction within an organized class setting.

K - 2nd: Fun On The Farm

This class is full and no longer registering. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email

It’s Harvest Festival and the farm animals have put together their favorite stories from the year to share with their guests.  The stories are spooky, mysterious, magical and always entertaining.  The class instructor will work with each actor to help them create a unique farm animal character.  Students will then be a part of a narrated performance on the last day of class.  Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games and work on their acting skills.


January 25- March 8

4 – 5:15 pm


3rd - 5th: Klump Von Bayer for Swamp Town Mayor

Tuesdays, and Thursdays

February 5th – March 14th

4 – 5:30 pm




There hasn’t been a mayor in Swamp Town for more than one hundred years. Ever since that incident with the alligator, the town hasn’t been able to agree on anything, much less a mayor.  Can smooth talking, out of towner Klump VonBayer bring this ancient feud to an end?  Or will this town full of wacky characters be more than he can handle.  This class starts with the experience of auditioning and contuse with the creation of a character, memorization of lines and a full performance with costumes and makeup. All students will receive a major role in this show that is performed for the public on March 16th and 17th at 7 pm.

6th - 8th: Lean on Me

Tuesdays and Thursdays

January 8- February 14

2:45 – 5:15 pm


Every actor has a song that showcases their unique voice and personality, and this class will help them find it! The class begins by finding a song that best suits each student. Then, the musical production Lean On Me will be created around the selected songs. Lean On Me centers on a group of students who find themselves in detention with a teacher who wants them all to be friends, (which is the last thing they want!) The focus of the class will be on character and performance as well as singing. All students will be featured in this original production that is performed for the public on February 15th and 16th at 7 pm.

9th - 12th: A Night With Edgar Allen Poe

Mondays and Wednesdays

January 14th – February 27th

2:45 – 4:15 pm


Join Edgar Allen Poe, the famous writer of thrillers, as he shares some of his most famous stories including “The Tell Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, “The Cask of Amontillado” and more.  The focus of this class will be on creating three-dimensional characters and developing dramatic acting skills.  This class starts with the experience of auditioning and continues with the creation of a character, memorization of lines and a full performance with costumes and makeup. All students will receive a major role in this show that is performed for the public on March 1st and 2nd at 7 pm.

Winter Teachers

Willow McLaughlin

9th - 12th grade

Willow McLaughlin is the Coordinator for the Class ACT program and has been teaching theatre for 20 years. She taught Drama and Block at AMS for 10 years, and has been teaching classes for all ages in the Class ACT program since 2009. Willow also recently directed “Anne of Green Gables” for ACT’s Main Stage.

Joy Moore

3rd - 5th grade

Joy Moore Salmon has a variety of experience and training in music. She graduated from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High, went on to start her degree in music at Santa Monica College with the Applied Music program, and has performed in various groups and shows. She was last seen on stage at ACT as Fantine in Les Miserables. She most recently assisted in the musical direction of Oliver at A.C.T. She currently sings with Fidalgo Swing and has 2 small children.


Jessica Guzik

6th - 8th grade

Jessica Guzik has taught drama at LaVenture Middle School in Mount Vernon for the last two years.  She directed “Disney’s Alladin” and “Disney’s Mulan” for Laventure Middle School.  She has taught “The Wizard Game”, “Treasure Island”  and “The Great Alien Escape” for the Class Act program, as well as the “They’re Playing My Song” 7th – 12th grade Musical Theatre class last year.

Rebecca Pursley

K - 2nd

Rebecca Pursley is a retired elementary teacher. She has been teaching Class ACT Kindergarten – 2nd grade classes for the last three years. She is also an active volunteer at Island View Elementary School in Anacortes.