We hope you had a wonderful holiday and a great beginning to 2022! We can't wait for the year ahead and all of the exciting things it has to offer! Below you'll find information about shows, classes, summer camps, and more!
Start planning the best week of your summer! We are so excited to announce our summer camp themes and shows for 2022! We have camps for students ages 5-19. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced or if you prefer to be onstage or behind the scenes, there is a camp for you at First Act! Click the button below for more info on the camp options, and stay tuned for registration information.
Calling everyone ages 2 through adult! It's not too late to register for a spring class at First Act Theatre Arts! Classes begin the week of January 24th. We have so many choices, so you are sure to find the perfect fit!

From the Dance Studio - Dance Classes Open Now For Registration!:
Dance classes begin January 24th and are open now for registration on the First Act website! Spring show registration doesn't open until the end of February, so if you plan on using a class to qualify for spring show auditions, make sure you sign up for classes ahead of time! 

If your child has never taken a dance class and wants to give it a try, we have our Fundamentals classes available for all ages from 3-18. In each Fundamentals of Dance class, students will learn Tap, Jazz and Ballet to introduce students to each style of dance so they can decide if they want to pursue any of these specific styles in the future.

We are also offering some new classes this semester we haven't seen in a while such as Line Dancing, Hip Hop, Strength and Flexibility, and a Mommy and Me class for our younger kids. Sign up today to reserve your spot or contact Liz Watkins at dancedirector@firstactkc.org with any questions!
The casts of Clue, Descendants, Oliver, and Seussical have been hard at work putting together incredible shows! Don't miss any of these productions, which begin this month!

Special Meet and Greet Opportunity: Meet your favorite Descendants characters following the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, January 29! Get your tickets to this show to take advantage of this special opportunity!
Behind the Scenes
Help support the First Act Dance Company by participating in one of these easy fundraising opportunities!
Last Call for Donated Shoes!

Did you know that an estimated 600 million pairs of shoes go into America’s landfills? And the majority of these shoes can still be worn! The shoes that we collect will be kept from landfills and will help others in developing countries start micro-businesses that will create a sustainable income for their families and at the same time, raise much needed funds for our team. 

Our Dance Company is asking for gently used shoes to help them fundraise for their upcoming trip to perform at Disney with Dance The Magic! Help them out by bringing your shoes to the First Act Dance Studio anytime during office hours or dance hours and leave by the front desk. All shoes must be turned in by Monday, January 10th!
Ready to Dispose of your Live Christmas Tree?
Spring auditions are Friday, February 25th from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the locations listed below:
  • James and the Giant Peach: Word of Grace (11950 E State Rte 350, Raytown, MO 64138)
  • The Wizard of Oz: Lenexa United Methodist (9138 Caenen Lake Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215)
  • Les Miserables (School Edition): First Act Studios (6800 W. 153rd St. Suite A, Overland Park, KS 66224)

Stay tuned for more information and sign-ups to be posted shortly to the audition information page of our website!

NOTE: Due to the popularity of the Winter Special, we are offering it again in the spring session! Students ages 8-18 enrolled in a Spring 2022 class, are automatically eligible to audition for a Spring 2022 production! If you’re busy in the spring, but still want to do a spring show without taking classes, you can waive the enrollment requirement. Students who audition without enrolling in classes will be charged a $450 Production Fee (compared to $195 for enrolled students). A $255 non-refundable deposit will be due before auditions and a balance of $195 due after casting.
January 4 - Descendants Second Parent Meeting
January 8 - Descendants Costume Parade
January 11 - Oliver Second Parent Meeting
January 15 - Oliver Costume Parade
January 20-22 - Clue (High School Edition)
Week of January 24 - First Week of Spring Classes
January 25 - Seussical Second Parent Meeting
January 27-30 - Descendants
January 29 - Seussical Costume Parade
First Act Theatre Arts ~ (913) 681-3318 ~ firstactkc.org