Expanded 2021-2022 Season Includes 15 Engaging Educational Theatre Programs for Kids from Tots to Teens

Miramar Beach, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2021) — Feeling dramatic? It’s not too late to play a part in Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) 2021 Fall Educational Theatre Programs.

“There couldn’t be a time where self-expression through the performing arts is more essential for our children,” said ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “We realize most of the schools in our community cannot offer the theater arts and so we are thrilled to be able to supplement with our professional education programs.”

“Our goal at ECTC is to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students to come together and experience what it means to be a part of the tribe. Tribe means teamwork, tribe means confidence, tribe means community. ECTC is a place where every child can come and be a part of something greater than themselves and work towards a common goal,” said ECTC co-founder and associate artistic/education director Anna Fisher.

ECTC continues its popular Educational Theatre Program with creative and engaging offerings designed especially for young thespians from pre-school to high school. The full schedule of class dates and times along with and registration rate information can be found at

All programs are offered at Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach unless noted otherwise. Some programs are held at Florida Chautauqua Theatre (FCT) located at 848 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs.

ECTC is implementing a Safety Protocol Plan in accordance with Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to ensure patrons can enjoy all offerings in a safe environment. Visit the website for the latest updates.

Note: Two programs have already sold out. Below are programs that are still taking registrations.

ECTC Thespian Troupe Aug. 14-May 21, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Grades 6-8 $965

In partnership with Seaside Neighborhood School, this ensemble of thespians is a chartered member of the Educational Theatre Association’s Junior Thespians and will be competing at regional and state competition. Any student in grades 6-8 (regardless of the school they attend) who is interested in developing personally in the craft of acting while creating a unique performance piece with fellow players is invited. This troupe will focus on specialized training, acting techniques and implementing those techniques into performance. This is a year-long commitment.

ECTC Jr. Company Aug. 14-May 21, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Grades 9-12 $965

The ECTC Jr. Company is an opportunity for high school students in grades 9-12 to continue their theatrical education. Members of the company can audition for several performance opportunities at ECTC as well as time to work on their individual pieces to be featured in a showcase. Students have exclusive masterclasses with the professional actors who come to work at ECTC. There are also opportunities for practical experience in technical theatre for all interested students. Our goal is to provide students with the advanced opportunities and educational training they need to succeed in whatever they do. This is a year-long commitment.

Improv Class Aug. 17-Oct. 26, Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. Grades 5-12 $165

Discover how to actively listen, to use your own life to create stories, and work on the fundamental principles of improvisation. This class will focus on team building and the concept “If your teammate looks good, then you look good.” Emphasis will be placed on understanding and utilizing basic scene work skills and most importantly, having fun. Join us for lots of laughs and interactive skill building.

ECTC Big Players: Disney’s “Frozen KIDS” Aug. 17-Nov. 13, Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. Performances: Nov. 12-13, 7 p.m. Grades 3-5 $375

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen KIDS expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

ECTC Little Players: Disney’s “Frozen KIDS” Aug. 19-Nov. 13, Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. Performances: Nov. 13, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Grades 2-3 $375

ECTC Mini/Little/Big Players: Disney’s Frozen KIDS Aug. 23-Nov. 21, Mondays 4-6 p.m. Florida Chautauqua Theatre, DeFuniak Springs Performances: Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Grades K-12 $375

Musical Theatre Voice Aug. 18-Oct. 27, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. Performance Oct 29-30 7:30 p.m. Grade 5-12 $165 Teens will experience one-on-one development in Musical Theatre voice as well as group instruction in how to sing Musical Theater pieces as an ensemble. Students will prepare a full Musical Theatre piece to perform solo at the final cabaret.

ECTC Little/Big Players: Musical Theatre Dance Aug. 18-Oct. 27, Wednesdays 3:30-4:20 p.m. Performance Oct. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. Grades 2-5 $165

This is a beginning and intermediate dance class for Musical Theatre. Students will work on skills and dance combos to perform at our ECTC Halloween Cabaret.

Homeschool Theater Class Aug. 18-Oct. 27, Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 7-12 $165

This super fun, high-energy drama class culminates with a showcase at the final class. Teamwork, collaboration, working with others, and just plain fun is incorporated into every part of this class. Students will play theatre games, sharpen improv skills, and learn acting and musical theatre techniques as well. This is great for all homeschool students of any skill level who enjoy the performing arts.

Film Acting Techniques for Teens Aug. 19-Oct. 28, Thursdays 5-6 p.m. Grades 5-12 $165

This is a fun, fast-paced class for any aspiring film actors out there — or anyone who loves a good movie. Come learn what it takes to be a performer on the big screen. Students will dive into the understanding of film and acting for the screen.

ECTC Teen Players: Musical Theatre Dance Aug. 20-Oct. 29, Fridays 4:30-5:30 p.m. Performance Oct. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. Grades 5-12 $165

This is a beginning and intermediate dance class for Musical Theatre. Students will work on skills and dance combos to perform at our ECTC Halloween Cabaret.

ECTC Mini/Little Players: “We Are Monsters” Aug. 25-Oct. 27, Wednesdays 3-3:55 p.m. The final production will be held during the last class. K (5-year-olds)-Grade 3 $165

Get your little monster up and moving in this fun introduction to theater. Your child will learn basic theatre skills like dancing, acting, and singing while they work on the show “We are Monsters.” This cute little show stresses the importance of kindness, acceptance, and how to celebrate each other’s differences.

ECTC Mini/Little Players: Ballet Basics Aug. 31-Oct. 29, Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m. Grades K-3 $165

This beginner ballet class will help your student build the necessary dance foundation to succeed in all areas of dance.

A $30 non-refundable registration fee applies to each class. Multi-class discount, sibling discounts and payment plans are available. Applications for the Paul Londe Scholarship fund are also available online.

The community is invited to attend and support these young thespians at their final performances, which are open to the public. Tickets for Educational Program shows are as follows: ECTC Kids Program tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students, $8 for children 4 to 12, free for children up to 3 (must sit on an adult’s lap). ECTC Teen Program tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students, $12 for children 4 to 12, free of 0-3 (must sit on an adult’s lap

ECTC’s 2021-2022 season is made possible with support from Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group, and the South Walton Tourist Development Council.

To register for ECTC 2021 Fall Theatre Education classes, visit

To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, follow the ECTC YouTube channel, call (850) 684-0323 and visit

PHOTOGRAPHY Follow this link to examples of ECTC’s theater education programs.

ABOUT EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher, MA. Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, ECTC’s mission is to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes.


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