Stage Combat: Grades 7 - 12

Acting: Stage Combat

This is a fun and creative camp that teaches specific skills for stage combat – a specialized art form for the language of fighting on stage. It is a device developed by performers to keep themselves and others safe while performing stunning fight choreography to wow an audience. Students will learn and incorporate various combat techniques into acting scenes, which will be performed ON STAGE for family and friends to enjoy!

Prerequisite: Students must have one of the following to take this course:

  • Foundations of Theatre Seminar (This 2-hour seminar is offered the week before class begins. You can sign up for it when you register.)
  • Previous ACT class or camp.

Days: Fridays

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Class Dates: January 15 – May 18, 2024

Class Size Limit: 14 Students (1 Opening Left)

Grades: 7 – 12

Class Dates: January 15 - May 18, 2024

  • No Class on March 29 (Spring Break)
  • No regular class on May 17 (Showcase will take the place of regular class.)
  • Dress Rehearsal on May 4
  • Semester Showcase on May 18

Semester Showcase:

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, May 4, 2:45 – 4:00 PM

Semester Showcase: Saturday, May 18, 3:00 PM

Semester Showcase Location: Sand Creek High School Auditorium

Showcase Tickets: Tickets are not needed to attend the Semester Showcase so families can invite guests to attend the performance without cost!

Costumes: Students will be required to provide their own costumes for the show. Most costumes can be created from items around your home or from Goodwill


Tuition Due Dates:

$95 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Registration

$95 Due on February 1

$95 Due on March 1

$95 Due on April 1

$95 Due on May 1

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

Showcase Production Fee: A production fee of $55 will be charged on April 1st. 

Production fees will be discounted for families with multiple students or multiple classes ($45 for a second class or student and $25 for the third, with a maximum of $125 per family).

Tuition Discounts:

Military Discount*

Students who have a military or veteran 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.

Bob Rais - Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Film & Improv Instructor at the Academy of Children's Theatre.

Bob Rais

Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Film & Improv Instructor

Class Instructor

Bob is thrilled to be joining the Academy of Children’s Theatre! Bob is currently a lecturer with The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Robert is a trained actor and a member of Actor’s Equity Association, The Screen Actor’s Guild, and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He specializes in comedic theatre training derived from his work at The Second City, Carnivores In Action, and Burnt Toast. He has worked as an actor and director at The Signature Theatre (NYC), The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatreworks (Colorado Springs), Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Repertory Theater, and many more. Some of Bob’s favorite roles are, Falstaff-Merry Wives of Windsor, Scrooge-A Christmas Carol, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, John Adams-1776, Hook-Peter Pan, and Herod-Jesus Christ Superstar.


ACT Studios: Monday-Thursday

481 Windchime Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-282-9101


Sand Creek High School: Friday

7005 Carefree Circle N

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

(Please contact ACT for any questions)