YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL

Grades K-6

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.

Schedule Options

You choose between 1-3 days or 4-5 days per week, based on your after-school needs.

Financial Aid and Discounts

Need-based financial aid and scholarships are available, as well as discounts when registering multiple students or siblings. Click here to apply for financial aid.

Bus Stop Pickup

YAS! staff will be stationed at 3 nearby bus stops to walk registered students to the DMR Adventures studio space. Click here to view the pick-up map.

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Get Registered!

Click here to register for YAS!

TEACHING ARTISTS

Ray Smith

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.

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Melissa Charles

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. 

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BUS STOP PICK-UPS
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DMR Adventures

221 Carlton Rd. Suite 4

Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-227-4710

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