Elementary Actors

K thru 4th Grade

The Coterie's Elementary Actors explore the actor's toolbox (body, voice, imagination) through structured activities lead by seasoned teaching artists.

Unleash your child's imagination!

 

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Animal Tales: Acting with Cattitude

Roar! Woof! Meow! Squeak! Now you get to become an animal and go on new adventures. Using books such as Pete the Cat and Olivia, we will create fun stories for the class to act out. You can be any animal you want to be!

​Grades: ​Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Liberty, Northland, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

Robots Rule the World!

It’s time to turn on our imagination machines to create hundreds of robots. We can make any kind of robot we want: huge, tiny, scary, friendly, or smart! Together we will make up our own robot stories and become our own robot characters.

Grades: ​Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

 

We Built This City

Bring your imagination to life! Using cardboard boxes, students will collaborate to build a “city” and become the interesting characters that inhabit these creations. What kind of city do you want to create?!

Grades: ​Incoming K-2nd

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Liberty, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Summer

 

Jedi Knights Unite

This is a call for all Jedi! Now it’s time to put your skills to good use as you become the characters from Star Wars to fly an X-Wing, travel to far-off planets, and hone your lightsaber skills as we defeat the Dark Side. May the Force be with you!

Grades: ​Incoming 3rd-5th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Liberty, Northland, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Twisted Time Traveling

Calling all time travelers! We need help building our time machine and deciding where to travel. So if you’re brave enough to be part of our team, join our class where we’ll create time travelling characters and scenes from all the times we visit. When are we?!

Grades: ​Incoming 3rd-5th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Northland, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Make a Scene

Do you love making up stories? Do you have fun ideas, begging to be performed? Then this is the class for you! In this class the teaching artist will work with the students to write and rehearse a short play in just five days.

Grades: ​Incoming 3rd-5th

​Locations: Liberty, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Summer

 

Circus Hilarious

Tightropes, lion tamers, and clowns, oh my! The Coterie Circus is full of all sorts of fun characters and silly adventures. Students will learn how to create hilarious stories of what happens to different circus performers and animals. Step into our three-ring circus of young actors!

​Grades: K-1st

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Fall

Step into the Story!

Ever wish you could make yourself part of one of your favorite stories? Now you can! Young actors will step, jump, hop, and skip into exciting stories, bringing them to life using their voices, bodies, and imaginations. Make new friends, learn new skills, and you may just find that your favorite story has a brand-new ending…created by you!

​Grades: K-1st

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Winter

Dinos, Dragons, and Drama

Travel to when dinosaurs roamed the land or when mythical dragons lurked behind every corner. Use your imagination to create never-before-seen creatures and go on adventures through jungles, castles, or caves. The sky’s the limit, so flap those dragon wings or stomp those T-Rex feet and get ready for adventure!

​Grades: K-1st

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Spring

Good to Be Bad: Super Villains Vs. Super Heroes

Spider Man vs Green Goblin! Wonder Woman vs Ares! Batman vs Joker! Bring your superhuman imagination to this class where the ultimate battle of good versus evil will take place. Learn stage combat skills, create scenes, and work with new friends to bring Gotham City, the Fortress of Solitude, and more, to life! Will good overcome evil in this class? There’s only one way find out!

​Grades: 2nd-4th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Fall

A World of Pure Imagination

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two? The Candy Man can, and now so can you! Come along as we bring magical moments from Roald Dahl’s most iconic stories to life. Students will strengthen their actor tools of voice, body, and imagination in creating characters and scenes from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and many more! Don’t miss out on this delightful adventure!

​Grades: 2nd-4th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Winter

Exploring the Extraordinary

Who says a hat has to be a hat? Why can’t it be a salad bowl, a tiny swimming pool, or even a portal to another dimension? Students will take the ordinary and create extraordinary adventures that explore the beautifully bizarre, seriously strange, and mystically magical world that surrounds us each day. Look beyond your everyday and into the marvelous world of your imagination.

​Grades: 2nd-4th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Spring

Goosebumps and Other Spooky Stories

In a world filled with creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night, it’s up to you to protect the town from supernatural villains. In this class, students will explore R.L. Stine’s famous series and use their bodies, voices, and imagination to create their own spooky creatures and choose their adventures.

​Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: ​ NorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Fall

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley is just a normal middle school kid with normal middle school problems. Lucky for us he keeps a diary journal! Now you get to step into that world and act out scenes based on his everyday adventures as we explore stories from the popular book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

​Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Winter

Enchantment, Magic, and Myths

Get your wands, spells, and magic dust ready because we are exploring the world of enchantment. Creating bold, mystic characters we will explore enchanting literature and create our own mythical adventures. Whether you are a wizard casting spells or a mysterious creature, we need you to come along on this magical ride!

​Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Spring