Temple Academy

Welcome to the Temple Academy!

The Temple Academy has been developed in conjunction with the Temple Theatre's mission to entertain, educate and enrich the audiences of central North Carolina through the art of live theatre. We offer the finest theatrical training for students of all ages. Classes in the Temple Academy are process-based experiences designed to inspire creatvity, discipline, confidence, imagination, and a sense of community through the exploration and practice of theatre, dance, and music.

We hope you will join us "after class" at one of our mainstage performances and become part of the Temple Theatre family.



Temple Academy – Spring 2015

Classes in the Temple Academy are process-based experiences designed to inspire creativity, confidence and a sense of community through the exploration and practice of theatre, dance, and music skills.

Eight week drama sessions are designed for both beginning and returning students and new material will be explored each session, meeting once a week during February and March (2/2 - 3/25/15).

Early Childhood (5-7 year olds)

Our youngest students will gain the ability to express themselves, develop social skills, and use their imagination in this playful introduction to performing. -- $120 (Mondays, 4-5pm)

Elementary (3-5th grade)

Students will develop their theatre skills and find their own artistic voice as they begin working with scripted dialogue in a collaborative, creative environment. -- $135 (Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15pm)

Middle School & High School

Students will broaden their knowledge of theatre fundamentals and terminology while deepening performance skills and focusing on the essentials of teamwork. -- $150 (Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm)

For more information, contact Greta Zandstra at (919) 774-4512 Ext 228 or by email at educationdirector@templeshows.com.



Hannah Duncan is very excited to continue her adventure with Temple Theatre as their voice teacher. She has a degree in Theatre from Missouri State's BFA Acting Program and spent time in London studying classical theatre and dialects at Theatre Academy London. She has dabbled in theatre, film, television, and voice work from London to L.A. Most recently she played Starlett O’Hara in Temple Theaters I’ll Never Be Hungry Again. She has sung on stages all over the country and in London and is excited to share her experiences and knowledge with a group of fellow performers. Her goal with the Temple students is to focus on healthy ways to use their voice, while teaching students to act their way through a song. To schedule lessons, please email Hannah at hannahmduncan@mchsi.com.



This spring, we welcome Carolanne Marano as our Dance Instructor. Carolanne recently moved to North Carolina after teaching, performing, and choreographing across the United States, England and Taiwan. Eight week sessions for dancers Grade 6 through adult, which meet once a week from 2/2/15 - 3/23/15. Each session is $150.

Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 Musical Theatre/Jazz

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 Tap

For Musical Theatre/Jazz: men -- jazz shoes or ballet slippers, women -- jazz shoes or ballet slippers AND character shoes. (If you need to purchase these, regular sneakers are fine for the first class.)

For tap: Tap shoes will be required, however, you are welcome to wear other dance shoes for the first class, if necessary.





To download a registration form for the Temple Academy, click here. The completed registration form may be submitted via email to educationdirector@templeshows.com, through the mail to P.O. Box 1391, Sanford NC 27331, or dropped off at the administrative office at 114 Carthage Street, Sanford NC 27330.

We accept all major credit cards, cash, or checks made payable to: Temple Theatre. Payments must be made by the first day of class. There is a $35 fee for all returned checks. A refund of class tuition will be given only if the class is cancelled.