The Woodland Opera House Education Program

Education through dance, drama & musical theatre

Inspiring creativity in the hearts and minds of our youth through the learning and experiencing of live dramatic art.


Classes for Youth and Adults

All classes are held at the Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex unless otherwise noted.

All classes will need to reach a minimum enrollment requirement in order to stay on the schedule.

520 Court St, Woodland

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 3:00-7:00

Acting,Voice, Music & More!



Imagination Theatre

Experience the joy of  self-expression through the use of theatre games and short imaginative scenes. This class will develop the young actor’s confidence on stage.


Grades 2nd-4th                          

Cost per session: $90           

Wednesdays: 5:00-5:55, Jan 22– March 11

 Youth Workshop Registration Form


Mini Musical

“Lights! Camera! Action!”

Musical Revue Featuring Songs from the Movies of Today!

Quiet! Quiet on the set, everyone! Take your seats and prepare to be thrilled with songs and special appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars! This 20-minute mini musical features favorite songs from hit movies such as The Polar Express, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and more!


Ages 8-12

Wednesdays 2:15-3:55

March 4-April 25 (No class April 1st or April 15). Classes will be held at 415 4th Street

Instructor: Emily Jo Shepherd

Tuition: $98


Dress rehearsal:  Saturday, April 25 from 9:00-11:00 onstage at the Woodland Opera House

Performance: Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 (Students arrive back to the theatre at 1:30)

 Youth Workshop Registration Form


Tunes with Toddlers

Toddlers and parents/care givers join together to make music using instruments, singing, movement, and finger play songs to support social skills and pre-academics such as colors, numbers, shapes, and letters.  This group will offer interactive learning through song and movement.  All abilities welcome.

Ages 1-5

Wednesdays 4:00-4:45

Nov-Dec Session:  November 13-December 18 (No Class 11/27) Tuition: $40

January Session: January 8-29 Tuition: $32

February Session: February 5-26 Tuition: $32

March Session: March 4-25 Tuition: $32

April Session: April 1-29 (No class April 15) Tuition: $32


Youth Workshop Registration Form


Just Dance

Participants will explore the joy of dance and movement to fun, upbeat music. Participants will have fun learning to use their own bodies and explore space, rhythm, music and mood through activities, steps and routines.

Ages 4-6

Mondays, 3:45-4:30

 March 2-April 6 Tuition: $59


Youth Workshop Registration Form

Happy Feet

 This workshop introduces young dancers to the fun and rhythm of tap. Students will be taught basics while building coordination, developing rhythm, all while having a blast!

Ages 4-6

Fridays, 5:00-5:45


March 6-April 10 Tuition: $59


Youth Workshop Registration Form

Parent-Student Dance Workshop

This workshop is designed to be an interactive class for parents to engage with their dance student and gain more perspective of the discipline it takes to be a dancer! Parents are invited to dance alongside their students to learn more about dance technique and see everything students have been learning in class and the dance skills they have developed this season!


Workshop Cost: $5 per person

Instructor: Ms. Crystal Rea


Parents & Students of Yellow Ballet:  Saturday, February 29 12:00-12:55

Parents & Students of Orange Ballet: Saturday, February 29 1:00-1:55

Parents & Students of Vermillion & Red: Saturday, February 29 2:00-3:30



~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~

Ages 11-16 

This energetic and action packed workshop brings Shakespeare’s words to life. Shakespeare’s plays were written to be seen and heard and more importantly to entertain. The workshop ends with a performance of an abridged version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for an invited audience. It’s a fun and exciting way to explore Shakespeare and develop your acting skills. 


Performance: Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00.

Dress Rehearsals: TBA



February 15, 9:00 at Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Studio (415 4th St). Open to students ages 11-16.


Auditioners will be asked to prepare one of the attached monologues. Monologues do not need to be memorized.


View Monologue Sides


Class will meet Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 from March 7-May 2 (No class April 11)

Workshop Fee: $98



(An invitation from the director highly influenced by Mr. Shakespeare!)

Show no fear my friend indeed.

 With time and care we will succeed. 

Our journey holds such  great delights,

with games, and songs and fairy sprites!  

So join with me along the path and  fear not the Bard he hath no wrath. 


Cheryl Watson is an awarding winning theatre educator and director with over 34 years experience. Ms Watson’s awards include 11 Ellys for direction and A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance presented in 2017.  Cheryl was part of the first group of educators to attend The Globe Theatre Education Academy in London sponsored by the Mondavi Center and UC Davis. Although recently retired from the classroom she looks forward to  freelancing as a director and acting coach.


Musical Theatre Classes

Develop your skills as a vocalist and dancer while working on numbers from popular Broadway musicals. 



Grades K-1st            


  Monday, 5:00-5:45, Feb 24-May 4* $110

  Tuesday, 5:15-6:00, Feb 25-May 5* $110


Grades 2nd-4th         

 Monday, 6:00-6:55, Feb 24-May 4* $110



Grades 2nd-4th     

Thursday, 5:00-5:55, Feb 27-May 7* $110

Grades  5th+              


Tuesday, 6:00-6:55, Feb 25-May 5* $110


* Musical theatre students will participate in the spring dance showcase in one performance either May 29, 30  or 31. Dress rehearsals will be May 18-29. A detailed schedule will be distributed with the date your child is needed for dress rehearsals. There will be no class the week of April 13 due to spring break.

Youth Workshop Registration Form

Make believe! Pre-ballet Workshop

Plies, Positions, Perfection! Come stretch your muscles and your imagination by learning ballet basics! Students will be introduced to the basics of movement, musicality, and ballet technique in a fun environment that fosters growth and development of their personal strengths.


Ages 3-4: Saturdays, 12:00-12:45 February 8- April 4

Instructor: Anna Walton    Tuition: $89

Youth Workshop Registration Form

Beginning Ballet Workshop

Students will be introduced to the basics of movement, musicality, and ballet technique in a fun environment that fosters growth and development of their personal strengths.


Ages 5-8: Wednesdays, 2:00-2:55 February 12- April 8

Instructor: Anna Walton     Tuition: $89

Youth Workshop Registration Form

Youth Summer Theatre Camp

Show Biz Kidz

“Salute the USA” 2020

WOH Youth Summer Theatre Camp is an annual program designed to be an introduction to theatre performance for area youth with or without previous training or experience.  Students spend 4 weeks studying musical theatre technique including, singing, dancing, voice projection, characterization, theatre terminology, and theatre etiquette and professionalism. Students will develop performance skills and will be given an equal opportunity to shine on stage. The camp will culminate with performances of a “Salute the USA”, a Broadway -style musical revue featuring songs such as “Do you Know the Way to San Jose,” “America the Beautiful” and “Santa Fe.”


For students who have completed kindergarten -17years

Camp runs June 22 – July 17 (No class Friday, July 3)

Dress Rehearsals: July 13-17, 9:00-12:00

Performances: July 17 at 7:00 and July 18 & 19 at 2:00

 (All performances and dress rehearsals mandatory)


Online registration begins Jan. 6, 2020 at 1:30pm.

Register HERE

Register early. Classes fill fast.



Show Biz Kidz  Junior Group

Completed kindergarten through age 7

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30-12:30*

*9:00-12:00 July 13-17 for dress rehearsals

Tuition: $185 


Show Biz Kidz  Morning Group

Ages 8-10

Monday – Friday 9:00-12:00

Tuition: $340


Show Biz Kidz  Afternoon Group

Ages 11-17

Monday – Friday12:30-3:30*

*9:00-12:00 July 15-19 for dress rehearsals

Tuition: $340


Rising Stars Productions

Disney’s Frozen, Jr


August 15-29, 2020

Auditions for ages 9-18: TBA




Madagascar, Jr


January 23-31, 2021

Auditions for ages 8-18: TBA