2019/2020 Winter & Spring Opportunities for Teens

What's in store for Winter and Spring 2019/2020? Our Partners have so much to offer!


There's always something AMAZING for you to get your hands on at TeenTix's Arts & Community Partner organizations! Behold the wonder of art this season with the following classes, workshops, and opportunities.


REACH Student Dance Group with Mikhail Calliste @ PNB
Saturdays, January 11-March 14 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM

The Winter Reach session, taught by Spectrum dancer Mikhail Calliste, will capture movement that is inviting for all. It is designed to enhance the natural and technical abilities of each individual, no matter the artistic level, as they create phrases to express who they are based on specific ideas developed throughout time. More info here!

Tap Dancing Workshops @ Edmonds Driftwood Players
Dec 28 & Jan 18

Come on out and tap with Elizabeth Posluns, Choreographer of Edmonds Driftwood Players’ upcoming production of The Producers. You’ll learn basics of tap, some combinations that you may see in future tap auditions, and finally the tap call to "I Wanna Be a Producer" so you can get out your jitters and get a leg up. Learn more here and here!


Crash Student @ SIFF Cinema
December 7, 2019

Crash Student is one-day filmmaking workshop designed for teens. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF's Crash Student. More info and registration here.

Futurewave Shorts Competition @ SIFF Cinema
Deadline to Apply: Dec 13 or Feb 28 (price varies)

SIFF presents FutureWave Shorts during Seattle International Film Festival's ShortsFest Weekend. These inspiring original short films, created by youth aged 18 and under, represent some of the best short filmmaking from around the world. The Wavemaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking will be presented to a film chosen in recognition of its artistic and technical achievement. The 46th annual Seattle International Film Festival will be held May 14 - June 7, 2020. Register now!


Teen Improv Classes @ Unexpected Productions
January 11 - February 29, 2020

Why Improv for Teens? In Youthprov, students learn the fundamentals of good improvisation through games and exercises. The games are fun and entertaining but they are also a creative process that encourages support, active listening being present, and intelligent risk-taking on and off the stage. Learn more and register here.


Stage Fright @ Hugo House
December 4, 2019

Join us at Stage Fright, an open mic night for teens! Since 1997, Stage Fright has been the place to share poetry, fiction, journals, songs, comedy routines, art, and more! Come to perform or just to enjoy the work and camaraderie of your peers. Snacks, good cheer, and fearless MCs from the Young Writers Cohort round out the evening, along with guests artists from the Seattle literary community. More details here.

Write Time @ Hugo House
Dec 4 & 18

Write Time is a free weekly drop-in writing circle for teens. Led by renowned local poet, spoken word artist, and young adult novelist Karen Finneyfrock, Write Time is open to all writers ages 13-19! Get all the info here.


The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop @ Seattle Symphony
Deadline to Apply: December 6, 2019
January - April, 2020

Youth ages 18 and under are invited to participate in a 12-week composition course that culminates with a chamber concert of world premieres by these young composers performed by Seattle Symphony musicians at Benaroya Hall. Over 12 weeks, students will work on all aspects of composing, including writing themes, learning orchestration and preparing a final score with parts. Learn more here.


Fridays at the 5th @ The 5th Avenue Theatre

Mrs. Doubtfire: Dec 6, 2019
Bliss: Feb 7, 2020
Sister Act: Mar 27, 2020
Once on This Island: May 15, 2020
Evita: June 26, 2020

For high school students, ages 14-18, with an interest in musical theater, these workshops give students the opportunity to create the characters, sing the songs, learn the choreography, and meet with the cast and crew for the productions on the 5th Ave stage. Register now!

Rising Star Project: 10 Minute Musicals @ The 5th Avenue Theatre
Deadline to Apply: Dec 1, 2019

In Spring 2020, under the mentorship of theater professionals, the Rising Star Project cohort will mount a festival of 10-minute musicals written, workshopped, directed, and performed by teenagers ages 14 - 19. Learn more and register now!

Tech Tuesday: Sister Act @ The 5th Avenue Theatre
March 10, 2020

High School students will learn skills, tour backstage, observe the various teams setting and adjusting cues at rehearsal, and meet working theater professionals and technicians. There's also pizza and a ticket to the show! Check it out.

Short Shakes @ Seattle Shakespeare Company
March - May 2020
Early bird price available by Jan 1

Short Shakes is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion and promotes critical thinking, all while having fun with new friends! Students age 11 – 17 will audition, rehearse, and perform a classic play, led by Seattle theater professionals. Our seven-week process ends with performances our on main stage professional set! More info and registration here.

Drama School @ Seattle Children's Theatre

From story drama to acting, to musical theatre, physical comedy, improv - and so much more, we can't wait to see you shine at the SCT Drama School! New friends and adventure await. Use the Class Finder to find the program right for you, and learn more here.

August Wilson Monologue Competition @ Seattle Rep
Preliminary Round: Jan 18 & 19, 2020
Finals: February 21, 2020

Students! You could perform on Seattle Rep's Bagley Wright stage and win an all-expenses paid trip to New York to perform on Broadway! The August Wilson Monologue Competition features students performing monologues from the legendary playwright's American Century Cycle of plays that document 100 years of the African American experience. Learn more and sign up here.

Penguins on the Town @ Penguin Productions

This play-going and discussion class typically meets 30 minutes prior to their show and for 30-60 minutes afterwards for coffee and conversation. Students welcome to join mid-quarter! Register for details.

Acting Studio @ Taproot Theatre Company
Winter, Midwinter, and Spring Break Classes & Camps

A nurturing environment for artists of all ages and experience levels, see what Taproot has in store this Winter and Spring! Classes listed here.


Teen Workshop: This Art is Trash @ Bellevue Arts Museum
February 8, 2020

Join us for a teens-only workshop with artist Maria Phillips. Teen artists will reexamine their relationship with stuff to create wearable, one-of-a-kind artworks. All of the materials we use will be repurposed from their previous lives, and all of the sculptures created will divert more material from going into landfills. Learn more and RSVP!


Próxima Generación: Youth Residency Project @ NW Folklife
Twice monthly meetings, culminating presentations in May 2020

Próxima Generación provides a space for Latinx-identifying youth to collaborate, share ideas, and explore their artistic expressions. Youth collaborate and work with regional culture bearers, artists, and activists to envision a new future while amplifying and nurturing pride of heritage and community. Learn more and sign up.

Apprenticeship Program @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery

ArtsWest offers comprehensive, full-time and part-time apprentice programs for high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates from around Seattle and the country. ArtsWest is dedicated to creating apprenticeship opportunities that maximize your specific skill set and develop future professionals in your chosen field. See the available positions and apply now.

Discovery Corps @ Pacific Science Center
February 8, 15, & 22, 2020
Deadline to Apply: January 10th, 2020

Discovery Corps is a youth development program that puts young people on the front line of Pacific Science Center’s mission to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center is looking for motivated youth to dive into exciting, interactive experiences while learning new skills. Apply today!

Is this list missing something? Contact leah@teentix.org with additions!

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