Classes

We offer an enormous variety of group classes to satisfy the music and performance interests of kids and adults alike. Our unique 12-week session model allows students to get on stage frequently and show family and friends the fruits of their labor throughout the year in a real theater that seats 150 people. This experience is extremely valuable and our instructors make it their mission to support them throughout their journey to the stage.

  • Musical Theater
  • Jazz & Musical Theater Dance
  • Content Creation: Tik Tok & More!
  • Pop Music Performance
  • Songwriting
  • Stage Presence: Owning the Stage!
  • Acting
  • Full Scale Musical Production!
  • Hip Hop
  • TAP with Jessica Low
  • Young Professionals Audition Prep
  • Competition Performance Team (CPT)

Classes we offer

Musical Theater

Musical Theater is a form of art performance that includes song, dance, and acting. Musical Theater allows performers to share exciting stories by combining all-around artistic talent and collaboration. Whether you have experience in singing, acting, dancing, or no experience at all you can still learn and enjoy the experience of Musical Theater. In learning Musical Theater, many students gain a new sense of self-confidence, as they explore a wide range of roles and talents that teach you not only about musical performance but about your own identity too. Musical Theater invites collaboration from all kinds and levels of performers to come together, trust and challenge one another and put forth the performance of a lifetime.

Audition

Auditions are tryout-like interviews in which a sample performance is given by an individual in hopes of being selected for a certain role or job. All professional performers, singers, actors, dancers, and musicians typically must participate in auditions to further their goals and careers. As a performer, it is important to understand what goes on in auditions and what one can do to stand out and prove their talents to attain the role or job one wishes for. Preparing for auditions improves performers’ chances of succeeding in their chosen field of performance and improves many real-life skills such as professionalism, confidence, and public speaking, all of which carry out in other professions as well.

Dance

Dance is a form of expression which allows individuals to communicate emotions, stories, and energy through rhythmic body movement. There are many different styles of dance including hip-hop, tap, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. Dancers benefit from all of these styles both physically and emotionally. Physically, dance is a form of exercise that challenges the body through stamina, flexibility, and rhythm. Emotionally, dance provides a fun outlet for many to express themselves in ways that words cannot while building connections with others and exploring the passionate art of performance.

Acting

Acting is a form of storytelling performance in which actors and actresses assume and portray a certain role or character through expression, intonation, movement, and gesture. Actors and Actresses today have the opportunity to achieve and portray roles in many different mediums such as theater, television, film, and radio. Learning to act has many benefits for all ages and experiences. Acting is proven to improve one’s public speaking skills, teamwork, confidence, and professionalism. Through acting, many find new talents and passions within themselves while having fun and exploring various characters.

On Camera

Regardless of one’s chosen field of performance, it is likely that one will have to understand and master the art of being on camera. These days many performance mediums such as television, film, print, and social media all require performances to be delivered on camera. There are many different aspects to on-camera work, including content creation, performance, audition, production, and marketing. Learning and mastering these aspects provide individuals with various important skills that allow performers to further their careers and personal aspirations.

Music

Music is a combination of melody, rhythm, and harmony. These three elements take many forms in vocal and instrumental mediums. Whether one prefers classical, folk, rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, jazz, country, or any of the other many styles of music, there is something music can provide for everyone. Research shows many benefits that music can have on one’s health and life including stress reduction, mood elevation, memory stimulation, and better overall physical health. Explore the world of music and experience positive change in a creative and exciting environment. 

Big Star Studios 2022-23 Classes PDF Download

Interested in viewing our entire 2022/23 school year schedule in a simple to read PDF?  Click the button below or the image to the right to download and print this PDF.  Remember you can register for classes below using the “Register Now!” button for the class you want to enroll in.

GROUP CLASS PRICING & POLICIES

Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is late after the 5th of the month. Big Star Studios is on a monthly billing system. Class tuition is billed on a 10-month payment scale (September – June) based on an average number of classes per month. Tuition is the same each month regardless of how many lessons there are in any given month. There will be a few months you get 5 lessons and some you may only have 2 or 3 lessons. We will accept cash or checks however; you must have a valid credit card on file for payment if your cash or check is not received by the 4th of the month your card on file will be charged for full tuition on the 5th.

Monthly Studio Class Pricing

Class length Monthly Cost

30 min (CPT extra work): $85
1 hr: $95
1.5 hr: $136

Monthly Unlimited Group Class Pricing 6.5+

1 Child Unlimited: $610
2+ Child Unlimited: $735

 

A late fee of $25 will be charged to all accounts on the 10th of the month if they are not paid in full. If you are more than two months past due on your account your student will no longer be able to attend classes at Big Star Performing Arts Studio. If payment is returned for NSF or for any other reason, such as an expired card, your account will be assessed a $25 re-processing fee unless other means of payment are worked out by the 15th of the month.

Monthly auto-pay will charge your credit card on the 5th of each month. If you pay by check or cash you must pay in cash or with a check PRIOR to the 5th of each month. Payments can be made in person or sent in the mail. If cash or check is not received before the 4th of the month, your credit card on file will be charged.

Tuition is due on the 1st of every month and late on the 5th of each month. Your account will be charged a late fee of $25 if you are not current by the 10th of each month. Accounts more than 2 months past due will be frozen and your student will not be able to attend class until your account is brought current.

We are very understanding and are happy to work out any special payment arrangements if needed. Please contact us if you would like to talk to discuss.

We run 12-week sessions with a performance at the end of each session. This gives students the opportunity to withdraw from a class if they have other commitments during a given season. We offer a fall, winter, spring, and summer session. If you need to take a session off please provide notice to the office by the 15th of the month prior to the session ending. The following are the notice dates for withdraw from the next session:

• Fall Session               November 15th

• Winter Session         February 15th

• Spring session          May 15th

Dropping a Class:  Students are registered and her/his/their place is held in class for the entire school year, from registration through the June performance.  Unless the student is removed from class by notifying our office of the student’s departure, the parent or guardian will be responsible for tuition payments through June.  A simple notification will stop the billing process.

Refund Policy: Tuition, costumes, competition and travel fees are non-refundable.  No credits or refunds for missed classes.

Registration Fee:  A non-refundable registration fee is required for enrollment along with a standard registration online form.  The annual fee is $35. This fee covers bookkeeping, scheduling, website updates for individual families, and time spent on emails and phone calls registering. If you are registering for the first time this fee will be charged when you register. Existing families will be charged this fee yearly on February 5th.

Costume Fee:  We do everything we can to keep all of our costumes homegrown. This means we try to find costumes that are items you already have at home. In some cases, with certain shows we may have small costs associated with costumes. We will do everything we can to keep this fee as reasonable as possible.  We will send out the exact price for each costume as soon as they are finalized.  This will be about a month prior to each session’s performance.  We will not order any costumes for students that have not been paid for in advance.

Costumes will be passed out during the two weeks prior to our performance. Our costume coordinator will contact each family to let them know their costume needs at least one month prior to our performance. This information will be sent via email and will often have links that make it very simple for you to order costumes.

 The last class prior to the final performance is a dress rehearsal.

Materials Fee for Pre Professional, CPT & Summer Stock Production: Occasionally you will see a materials fee for some of our programs. This fee covers the cost of downloading many pieces of music and the materials used during these specific classes. It may include but is not limited to: a script, sheet music, downloads and printing costs. This fee does not apply to all classes and you will be notified in advance if it is applied.

Inclement Weather and Cancellations: Although we do try to follow the Snoqualmie Valley Public Schools for the most part, Big Star Studios will not necessarily close every time SVSD closes.  Many times roads are clear and safe by 2:30 pm.

If in doubt:

Call or email the studio, check the website, look at our Facebook page, or email us!

Information Boards: Parents are responsible for reading the information that is posted on the bulletin boards, emails that are sent out and website information.  Every effort is made to make sure all these things are current and we are keeping you informed. Please check the information boards in the lobby regularly for updates as well as our website. Please pay attention to and read our emails. We try not to send you unnecessary emails so when you see something from us it will likely have pertinent information you need to read.