The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre in Burien, WA: Putting People Downstage Center Since 1966! Our productions, classes, workshops and camps are open to students ages 3 to 22. We are a non-profit youth theatre dedicated to providing professional direction to our young cast members to develop their talents with the backdrop of quality sets, costumes and a live orchestra, to give both the performers and the audience a genuine Broadway musical experience.

DownStage Center Classes

DSC Classes

In addition to developing theatre arts skills, DSC classes can help you develop your ability to speak up in school, increase the creativity going into your homework and improve your classroom presentations. It is documented that having the arts in our lives makes us better students in general!


DSC Class Schedule
Footlights (Ages 4-6*)
  • Oct 17-Feb 13
  • Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • $205
  • Register

*6 year olds new to our program. (No class 11/21, 12/26 & 1/2)

Children will practice active listening, following directions, and taking turns, BUT DON'T TELL THEM. They'll think we're just playing games, singing songs, and making up stories.

Imagination Station (Ages 6*-8)
  • Oct 17-Feb 13
  • Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
  • $205
  • Register

*Returning 6 year olds. (No class 11/21, 12/26 & 1/2)

Foundation skills of observation, mimicry, maintaining focus, and cueing are practiced in theatre games, stories and songs. Kids will begin to learn how to collaborate in small groups to create original short plays.

Musical Theatre Playhouse (Ages 9-11)
  • Oct 18-Feb 14
  • Wednesdays 4:30-6pm
  • $295
  • Register

(No class 11/22, 12/27 & 1/3)

The Playhouse is a place to learn to make the physical and vocal choices necessary to create a character. Students will work on the fundamental theatrical skills of vocal projection, making character choices, creating stage pictures, and collaborating with other actors.

Improvisation (Ages 9-12*)
  • Oct 20-Feb 16
  • Fridays, 4:30-6pm
  • $295
  • Register

*12 year olds new to Improv. (No class 11/24, 12/29 & 1/5)

Teen Improvisation (Ages 12*-16)
  • Oct 20-Feb 16
  • Fridays, 4:30-6pm
  • $295
  • Register

*12 year olds with at least 2 semesters of Improv.
(No class 11/24, 12/29 & 1/5)

Learn to think on your feet, be creative on demand and finally get the respect you deserve for being the class clown!

Shakespeare the Musical (Ages 13-18)
  • Oct 17-Feb 13
  • Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm
  • $295
  • Register

(No class 11/21, 12/26 & 1/2)

With the class, create a 30 minute, gender blind version of one of the Bard's great plays, and then add popular music to help tell the story. The fall/winter session culminates in a staged reading of our new musical. (During the second semester, we go into rehearsal with our new version, and present a production in the spring.)


Saturday Dance Classes

The age ranges below are guidelines. Students will be placed after the first session in their most appropriate dance level.

Ballet Warm-up (Ages 7 and Up)
  • Oct 21-Feb 17
  • Saturdays 11:15am-12pm
  • $50
  • Register

(No class 11/11, 12/30 & 1/6)

Ballet is an essential investment for all of our dancers. It is a HIGH priority for The Hi-Liners to add proper alignment and strong technique to your growth as a musical theatre performer, so we are offering it at a dramatically reduced cost.

Dance for Musical Theatre Level 1 (Ages 7 and Up)
  • Oct 21-Feb 17
  • Saturdays 12:15-1:15pm
  • $190*
  • Register

*$325 combined with Tap Your Talent.

(No class 11/11, 12/30 & 1/6)

A Musical Theatre intensive focused on dance inspired by the choreography of Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Agnes DeMille.

Dance for Musical Theatre Level 2 (Ages 10 and Up)
  • Oct 21-Feb 17
  • Saturdays 12:15-1:15pm
  • $190*
  • Register

*$325 combined with Tap Your Talent.

(No class 11/11, 12/30 & 1/6)

A Musical Theatre intensive focused on dance inspired by the choreography of Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Agnes DeMille.

Tap Your Talent Level 1 (Ages 7 and Up)
  • Oct 21-Feb 17
  • Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm
  • $190*
  • Register

*$325 combined with Dance for Musical Theatre.

(No class 11/11, 12/30 & 1/6)

Musical Theatre tap class for beginners and those who want to enhance their style!

Tap Your Talent Level 2 (Ages 10 and Up)
  • Oct 21-Feb 17
  • Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm
  • $190*
  • Register

*$325 combined with Dance for Musical Theatre.

(No class 11/11, 12/30 & 1/6)

Musical Theatre tap class for those who want to enhance their skills.


Minimum Enrollment

DownStage Center reserves the right to cancel classes if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements. You will receive a confirmation notification via email one week before the scheduled class start date.

Auditions!

DSC Winter: January 2018
G2K Cinderella

More Information


Classes Location

Sibling Discount

For siblings enrolled in the same program or in programs taking place concurrently, a 15% discount is available for the second (and each additional) family member. To receive the discount, register by phone at 206-617-2152.


June Recital

In the Spring, all DSC classes shift to a rehearsal focus to prepare for our June Recital. You can have a full production experience, complete with costumes, lighting, and a stage performance, but class is still only once a week!


Private Coaching

Unable to find the class to fit your schedule? Or, are you a home schooler looking for classes during school hours? We have private coaching available to meet your needs! Just contact us and we will work with you to make sure you get yourself DownStage Center!


Policies & Procedures

View The Hi-Liners Policies & Procedures (PDF) regarding auditions, casting, non-discrimination and tuition.