Jazz & Ballet Class: Grades 7 - 12

Jazz & Ballet: ACT II Cast

Jazz and ballet are foundational in musical theatre so they are important skills to develop.  Here is your chance!  This is a non-performance class that is designed to increase your technique in both jazz and ballet!

All three ACT II class options (Tap, Ballet/Jazz, Scene Study) are scheduled on Friday after school so students can develop in multiple genres back-to-back. Students do NOT need to be in our current productions in order to take this class. Any current or previous ACT II performer is welcome to register!

Prerequisite Required: Students must have been or are currently cast in an ACT II production. 

Days: Fridays

Times: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Class Dates: August 25 – November 28, 2023

Class Size Limit: 16 Students (Full Class)

Student Ages: Ages 12 – 18

Class Dates: August 25 - November 28, 2023

  • No Class on November 24 
Shayla Mellen - Musical Theatre, Dance & Choreography Instructor at Academy of Children's Theatre and the Academy of Community Theatre.

Shayla Mellen

Musical Theatre, Dance Instructor & Choreographer

Class Instructor

Shayla Mellen has a Bachelors of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with a Dance Major and Theater minor which she received at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. As well as an Associate of Arts in Dance Performance on a full-tuition scholarship from Casper College. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and dance and theater are her absolute passion. She has been in many musicals, plays, and dance shows such as Double-Sided Coin, Collective Trust, Mary Poppins, The Wedding Singer, Six Characters in Search of an Author, A Rock N Roll Fantasy, and an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web through dance. She is the Show Choir and Musical Choreographer at Vista Ridge High School and Show Choir Choreographer for Falcon High School. Shayla has also choreographed some of her own original dance shows such as Resurgence and Psyche through UCCS. She has loved being a part of the ACT staff for a couple of years now.


Tuition Due Dates:

$65 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Registration

$65 Due on September 1

$65 Due on October 1

$65 Due on November 1

A 5% discount will be given if semester tuition is paid in full at the time of registration.

Tuition Discounts:

Active Military Discount*

Students who have an active military parent qualify for a 10% discount.

Multi-Class Discount*

We offer a 10% discount for each additional class a student takes in one semester.

Sibling Discount*

We offer a 10% discount for each additional sibling who participates in classes.

*Students may use only one discount per class and all discounts will be applied to the equal or lesser value class.


ACT Studios:

481 Windchime Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-282-9101

Email: director@actcolorado.net