Saturday Morning Classes


Saturday Morning Classes – Fall 2018


Any questions, please contact Box Office

Register Today – Classes Start Saturday, September 22, 2018


All classes will be held at TMP’s THE SPIRE | 710 S Anderson Street Tacoma, WA 98406

NOTE  A minimum enrollment of six students must be registered to hold class. A deposit of $75 can be paid to register, full amount must be paid prior to the beginning of classes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018| will take place during the last 30 minutes of each class

$75.00 of each tuition is non-refundable. The remainder is refundable up to and including the first day of classes. No refunds will be given after the second day of class. If CampTMP has to cancel a class due to lack of enrollment, a full refund will be given.

Eight-Week Sessions  


Ballet/Jazz Tech Class | Ages 12 – Adults

Saturdays, Sept. 22 – Nov 10, 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Tuition:  $160

Instructor:  Jessica Furnstahl

This is a fast pace and fun look at two important dance disciplines. Students will learn terminology, body positioning, and technique in ballet and jazz. Classes begin with an energetic jazz warm up and then transitions to barre exercises and stretches. At the end of each class, students will be taught a short combination using skills they learned during the class.


About Jessica Furnstahl:  Jessica began dancing at the age of three and began training as a competitive dancer at eight years old in tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater, and jazz, and trains in ballet and pointe. She has been teaching classes in various dance styles to children and young adults for four years. In addition, she has taught adaptive hip hop for students with special needs. Jessica has been nominated for her performances through the 5th Avenue Awards for Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. She trained in New York at AMDA’s Musical Theater intensive, Monsters of Hip hop conversion, Fluid dance competition and convention, CoDance, Spotlight Dance cup masterclasses and more.


Musical Theater Dance | Ages 12 – Adults

Saturday, Sept. 22 – Nov 10, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuition:  $160

Instructor:  Jessica Furnstahl

(Basic Tap, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater Jazz)
In any musical theater role, a student may be faced in the audition and ultimately the show with tap, musical theater jazz and hip hop. This class is designed to prep students with needed skills in these three areas of dance.


Audition Sides and Monologues  | Ages 9 – 18

Saturday, Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuition:  $160

Instructor:  Deanna Martinez

This course is for experienced students interested in auditioning for community or professional theaters.  When you get a side – that little bit of script in an audition – how do you know what the director wants to see?  In class, students will analyze sides, rehearse industry standards, and practice “cold reads.” Students will have an opportunity to learn up to three monologues (drama, comedy, classical), with an expectation of at-home memorization. These monologues will prove valuable for future audition needs.

About Deanna Martinez:  Utilizing her degrees from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and in Education, Deanna is in demand for her work with children. She partners with the Broadway Center for the Arts and Tacoma Musical Playhouse, teaching acting classes, audition technique, and helping to develop social-emotional skills in young actors. Deanna also directs youth productions, and is known for creating high expectations among her casts. named her Best Director of a Musical for her CampTMP production Les Miserables. She also coaches students privately, and her students have successfully gone on to college programs, The Village, and The 5th Avenue Theater, as well as exceeding other personal goals.
Her other work includes commercial, print, film, and voice-over, as well as traditional story-telling. Currently Deanna acts on stage throughout the Puget Sound region. Highlights include Queen Aggravaine in “Once Upon a Mattress” at TMP, Broadway Center for the Arts’s original Civil Rights tour production of “Bus,” the West Coast premiere of “Polkadots” as Ms. Square, and the Award-Winning performance (Best Supporting Actress) of Nurse in “Romeo and Juliet.” She is represented by Mitchell Artist Management.
Follow her everywhere @actuallydeanna


Fundamentals of Music Theory:  How to Read, Write, and Understand Musical Notation | Ages 10 – Adult

Saturday, Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuition:  $160

Instructor:  Michael Clark 

Bachelor of Musical Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, 2013 Music Director, Lakewood Presbyterian Church Private Piano Teacher

Are you a Tacoma-area actor with beautiful singing skills, terrific tap ability, and a tendency to burst into song at random moments? Perhaps you find yourself occasionally presented with a sheet of music, but, despite your success on stage, have no idea how to read or interpret it? Or perhaps you have no musical training, and simply want to dabble to see how you take to the discipline? Either way, this course is for you. After completing this course, students will have learned and applied a variety of basic musical theory principles, including:

• How to read and write music

• How to identify common chord progressions by sight and by ear • How to sight sing simple pieces of vocal music

• How to identify major, minor, augmented, and diminished chords in music

• How to identify basic notes and note-patterns on a piano keyboard

All necessary materials will be provided for you! All that you need for this course is a great attitude, and perhaps a cup of coffee….For questions and more information, e-mail the instructor at


About Michael Clark:  Michael is an active music teacher, composer, and recitalist in the South Puget Sound music scene. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2013, with degrees in piano performance and sociology. He has given performances across the United States, as well as in Europe. Michael currently serves as the music director for the Lakewood Community Choir, and in addition, maintains a thriving private piano studio in downtown Tacoma.




Introduction to Acting | Ages 8 – 12

Saturday, Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Tuition:  $160

Instructor:  Kayla Littleton

This course will cover some of the basics of the craft of acting in a more in depth manner than past 8-12 Saturday Classes. Students will dive into scene and monologue work/analysis, developing characters, memorization skills, and learning some crucial theatre vocabulary and technique they can carry into other CampTMP programs and beyond. This class is NOT a step back from the old Youth Acting course, and would be beneficial to students who have taken that course before as well as those who have never participated in the Saturday Classes program.


About Kayla Littleton:  Kayla is proud to be directing her sixth show with CampTMP. Kayla holds a Bachelor of Arts Theatre Arts degree from University of Puget Sound and completed her thesis in directing. Favorite directing experiences include, David Auburn’s Proof (University of Puget Sound), Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., and Annie Jr. (CampTMP). Kayla would like to thank her incredible TMP family for their endless support and the CampTMP families for their continued faith in her ability to teach their children the life-changing art of theater.



ALL STUDENTS should bring water bottles and wear tennis shoes or close toed shoes they can move in.
ACTING STUDENTS should bring a pencil, highlighter, and notebook to each class.
DANCE STUDENTS should wear clothes they can move in (yoga pants, dance pants, basketball shorts, or sweats – no jeans). Students will be required to have jazz (or ballet) shoes AND tap shoes.

PARENTS/GUARDIAN an emergency card and advertising release must be filled out prior to the beginning any CampTMP class.