Creative Arts Academy

The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Creative Arts Academy allows students to learn and develop their artistic skills in a group setting once a week after school. Participants will learn at a beginning level and work towards intermediate skill level of their craft. Students will perform at an end of the year recital.

January 27th – May 12th

(Ages: 7+)

Price: $77
*Minimum 5 students per class



3:00 – 4:00 Drums

4:00 – 5:00 Piano

4:00 – 5:00 Theatre (8-12)

5:00 – 6:00 Guitar


3:00 – 4:00 Voice

4:00 – 5:00 Theatre (13+)

Private Lessons

Weekly, one on one lessons are offered to students interested in music, art, and theatre.  Lessons are taught by professional instructors and are scheduled by appointment only.

NEW Ask about virtual private lessons!

Each student receives 4 lessons per month.

30-minute lessons – $72 per month
45-minute lessons – $88 per month
1-hour lessons – $112 per month

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Currently seeking Art Instructors. Apply online!



Spring 2021 musical: The Hundred Dresses

Synopsis: Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn’t have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn’t be too much of a problem if she didn’t tell her classmates that she had a hundred dresses at home—all silk, all colors, velvet too. The children at Franklin Elementary don’t know what to make of this peculiar new girl. Soon Maddie, Peggy, Jack and their classmates make a game of teasing Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school, leaving just an empty seat where she once sat. Based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, this acclaimed musical adaptation masterfully handles such topics as bullying, friendship and forgiveness. The Hundred Dresses is a timeless tale that explores the bonds of friendship, the willingness to be yourself and the courage that it takes to stand up to others—even when you’re standing alone

Audition dates: January 21st, 2021 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

February 11th, 2021 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Please email  Jennifer.weiss@uss.salvationarmy.org if you would like more information or have questions.

Show Dates: May 21st – 30th *weekend performances will possible weekday performances

Private Lessons


  • Acting the Song: When it comes to the best musical theatre performances, there is more to the song than the notes on the page. Students learn how to deliver the meaning and character of a song, in addition to their amazing vocal performance in these individual lessons.
  • Audition Prep: Whether the student is trying out for a dream role in the community play or attending college theatre program auditions, learn how to take your audition from good to great by receiving individual coaching on effective material choice and performance techniques to help stand out from the crowd.
  • Private Acting: One-on-one lesson time allows the student to practice monologue work, character studies, and more in a semester worth of weekly private lessons.

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