Class Descriptions



All students 10+ years old and above are only in our Professional Series Program classes. Your 8+ year old student may qualify. View our Professional Series classes.

We are happy to help you find the perfect class for your child. Please call 702-633-5500 for more information and registration assistance.

HKA 12 Month Program Breakdown

Alice We have learned at HKA that students who continue developing their skills year round actually retain the things they have learned and progress faster. Our HKA Curriculum runs for 12 months and provides them with some of the very best educational opportunities in the performing arts. Our students attend weekly classes and will perform twice a year on stage in full Plays and Recitals complete with costumes, sets, props, microphones and sound and lights! Additionally, they get the privilege of being on stage twice a year in our HKA SPOTLIGHT SERIES shows each semester. HKA has an open enrollment period each semester. Because our classes are so popular, class spaces are limited, so a waiting list is available. Students will attend classes weekly at the Studio of their choice. The first class is full price and there is a $10.00 discount per month on each additional class they take. The TRIPLE THREAT Program and PROFESSIONAL SERIES PROGRAMS receive the deepest discounts. There is no limit on how many classes they can take. They will choose classes from the following areas of specialty.

"Little Stars Learning Program"

A Comprehensive Program: Ages 3-5 years

Performing Arts, Cultural Arts, Academics, Karate

We are so excited to announce our first ever Hollywood Kids Academy "Little Stars Learning Program". Preschool age students between the ages of 3-5 years old are eligible to participate in our comprehensive program which includes outstanding instruction in academics, the performing arts, cultural arts and martial arts. Areas of focus include Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Arts and Crafts, Singing, Dancing, Theater, Karate, and more. All classes are taught by our outstanding instructors in our amazing Triple Threat studios at Hollywood Kids Academy which include instruction throughout our theater, dance, and vocal studios. As a part of their all-encompassing instruction, students have the unique experience of performing on the stage—an invaluable opportunity which develops confidence and prepares them to excel in so many areas of their development. Our goal for this fun and exciting program is to produce happy, well rounded, confident children who have developed a love for learning so that it will launch them forward into a successful lifelong pursuit of education, the arts and personal development. Click Here for more details!

Broadway Programs

Tiny Stars: Ages 3-4
Dalmatian Musical Theater to preschoolers ages 3 & 4 yrs. in our outstanding TINY STARS program. Once a week little ones come for one hour and enter the amazing world of the performing arts in our theater. They learn the beginning Triple Threat techniques including Singing, Dancing and Acting as they dress up in wonderful costumes complete with crowns, swords, wands, tiaras, tutus and more, actually practicing weekly on stage. At the end of each session they perform on stage in full costume in a darling little Revue show from some of their favorite Disney and Broadway productions complete with choreography, singing and acting. It is so fun to watch their confidence develop as they build their skills on stage. This class is the perfect introduction to the amazing world of Musical Theatre for these adorable little ones and they are adorable!

"Broadway Twinkles": Ages 4 - 5
Is your 4 & 5 year old child so excited about performing that they can hardly stand it when someone is performing on stage because they just want to get up there too? Are they constantly singing, dancing, twirling, acting and pretending they are someone else? Or, are they so shy that they just need some experience in front of people to open up? Well, we want to introduce to our "Broadway Twinkles" program for 4 & 5 year olds. These kids meet for one hour a week and learn songs, dances and scenes from some of the very best shows Broadway has ever produced. This class prepares them for enrollment in our HKA Broadway Jr. program. They will develop confidence and character as they learn to express themselves on the stage through the performing arts. They will end each semester with a live performance in full costume! We just love watching these little ones develop their dancing, acting and singing skills each week. It is so much to see their faces light up as they perform on stage for their parents. They will just love exploring the wonderful world of the performing arts!

"Broadway Kids Jr.": Ages 6-7
Annie Is your 1st – 2nd grader constantly singing,or dancing or pretending they are on stage? Then HKA Broadway Kids class is for them. This class is specifically designed for younger students who can read and follow directions. They sing, dance and act in two amazing Broadway Shows per year as well as have the opportunity to perform in our "SPOTLIGHT SERIES" TALENT SHOWS 2X per year. This wonderful beginning level class is designed for all students who want to explore the amazing world of the performing arts. Students learn life’s lessons including how to follow directions, work with as a cast developing team spirit and cooperation. They will also develop character skills such as hard work and self-discipline. They learn audition techniques as well. They get the thrill of performing on stage twice a year in full costumes complete with all the sound, set and spotlights! The students just shine on stage while having so much fun! This class is open to all students and no audition is necessary. They really reach their dreams! All students are welcome.

"Broadway Kids": Ages 8-9
This class is designed for 3rd & 4th graders students who are wanting to experience the thrill of performing on stage. It is a beginning level class and is designed to give your child their first experience on the stage. They develop their Musical Theater skills such as Singing, Dancing, Acting, Auditioning and working with directors and choreographers to put on a show. They perform in one show each semester. They have so much fun as they dedicate themselves to memorizing songs, dances and lines. They learn to be dependable and reliable. They learn to think of others and work as a team to accomplish a goal. All of these skills are developed as they are having some of the most fun ever! They get to shine in the spotlight in their amazing costumes, sets and props with all the sound, microphones and lights! It's a dream come true!

Acting Fundamentals

Theatre Fun Ages 8-18 yrs. Hollywood Kids Academy is thrilled to offer a fun and technically amazing Acting class focusing on "THEATRE FUN" (fundamentals). Your child will delight in learning the most fun aspects of Acting including Comedy, Improvisation, the Classics, Shakespeare and Auditioning. These skills and others are taught during our weekly, hour-long class. Your child will learn up to 5 new monologues, endless improvisational skills and the scene work necessary for every professional actor. This class is now a part of the "Triple Threat" (3T) and the "Quadruple Threat" (4T) programs as well.

Vocal Programs

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"Glee": Ages 6+
Have you seen the TV show GLEE? Well, HKA is excited to offer your child the chance to be in GLEE class without the drama and with all the fun! We specialize in developing great singers at Hollywood Kids. We have found that singers need to perform on stage and develop their performing skills along with learning proper singing techniques often. So, we put them onstage twice a year in full productions complete with sound, lights, microphones and costumes and they also participate in our “SPOTLIGHT SERIES” shows. They perform solos and groups numbers in complete "GLEE" fashion. They also learn some choreography. In our HKA Kids and Teen GLEE classes all students study all types of music from Broadway to Jazz and perform a show on stage at the end of the semester. Lots of singing and lots of fun! GLEE is the fun way to develop your kids' singing abilities!

Private Vocal Instruction

Students have the wonderful opportunity to study voice privately with our highly trained Vocal teachers. They can choose between 30 minute and One Hour lessons each week. Each student will work on pitch, tone, support, musicality and proper singing techniques. They will develop a repertoire of music that they can use for auditions, community and school in addition to their HKA performing opportunities. They average four private lessons per month. Register online. Students will not have class on holidays. Some age restrictions apply.

Dance Programs

We are so excited about our Dance Program at HKA, Our classes give your child the skills to become a great stage dancer in a variety of productions such a recitals, but especially Broadway productions. Our program is designed to teach children how to stand out when they perform. The advancement of each child's own talents as a performer is the goal. Students will emerge as strong, balanced and well prepared dancers for the stage. We are not a competition based program, therefore our students can develop all their dance skills and become well rounded individual and team performers without the pressure that competition dance brings. They work together with their classmates to perform for their parents in their main recital in the summer and in a Holiday Revue in December. Our goal at HKA is to give your child the audition edge by helping them to be strong performers technically and to shine on stage with the "Shine Factor". They will have so much fun along the way as learn to love to dance!

Ballet:
As a classical dance form demanding grace and precision, Ballet is a must for any dancer. Because of its focus on proper alignment, strength and balance, Ballet helps dancers to increase their range of motion, prevent injury, and become more polished dancers in all dance genres. At HKA, we offer Ballet taught by knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors, who specialize in fun as well as technique.

Contemporary Dance:
DanceA form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.

Jazz:
Jazz, which arose in the early twentieth century has evolved into broad genre that incorporates elements from African, Latin, Hip-Hop, Disco, Tap, and Modern dance. This exciting dance form offers dancers a direct and expressive relationship to music. This dance genre is particularly useful as it is regularly employed in Broadway, MTV, street dancing, cheerleading and drill team.

Hip-Hop:
Hop-Hop has its roots in urban culture and percussive music, and incorporates a wide spectrum of movement forms. This class concentrates on proper technique and musicality within this new and trendy dance style. This class is a wonderful way for students to get in shape and learn the latest moves! Dancers are taught the basics of rhythm, timing and sequencing while infusing this dun new form with the technical basics and vocabulary of jazz dance.

Spotlight Series

Performace Solo and Group Performances (AUDITION ONLY)
HKA is thrilled to offer each child the opportunity to do a solo in our popular SPOTLIGHT SERIES each semester. These shows are by AUDITION ONLY and they happen once per semester. They will perform in one show on a Friday or Saturday. Your child will be able to sing or dance to one of their favorite Broadway or Disney songs or perform a monologue from one of their favorite plays on stage with the lights, sound and microphones. They can also participate in duets and ensembles in these shows. If they are selected, then they can perform that solo in the spotlight on stage! Participation is by audition only and requires additional rehearsal time outside of class. This amazing opportunity gives them the chance to really shine as performer on stage in the spotlight! They will use the techniques that they are working on in class to develop the "SHINE FACTOR". This is where they learn to engage the audience and really perform to the crowd. The "SHINE FACTOR" helps them to stand out. Participation is not mandatory and some additional fees are required.

*This opportunity is a part of their class curriculum so it will serve as their class that week. The cost of the tickets are $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door with three years and under on laps for free.

(All class times and teachers may be subject to change)

*As a part of their proper training in the performing arts it is necessary for teachers to appropriately touch students to assist them in their posture, blocking and placement in their Acting, Singing and Dancing techniques. All younger and preschool age children require more appropriate physical interaction in their education as well. HKA teachers and Staff are professionally trained and certified in how to appropriately interact with your children.