YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL
The Youth After School (YAS!) program is for students currently in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Performing Arts Training
Enrolled students receive an award winning education from local professional teaching artists.
You choose between 1-3 days or 4-5 days per week, based on your after-school needs.
DIRECTOR OF YAS!
Ray Smith is a homegrown actor, director and drama teacher whose acting love grew from a class at UVA to a hobby at Live Arts Theater then a profession at schools in central Virginia and Toronto. His educational philosophy: the more a student enjoys, the more a student learns.
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Melissa Charles is the Producing Artistic Director of DMR Adventures, the Founder/President of the Belmont Arts Collaborative and serves on the Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) Board as Chair of the Theatre for Youth Division. She is a professional actor, director, choreographer, and educator, and has produced, directed and choreographed over 60 productions.