Tap, Jazz & Ballet Class: Grades 7 - 12

Tap, Jazz & Ballet: ACT II Cast

Tap, 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 tap, jazz and ballet.

All 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
  • Students need to be at an intermediate to advanced level of dance (Students who are fairly new to tap or jazz, should sign up for Dance for Musical Theatre instead.) 

Shoe Requirement: Black Jazz Shoes & Black Tap Shoes 

Days: Fridays

Times: 4:00 – 5:45 PM

Class Dates: January 15 – May 10, 2024

Class Size Limit: 16 Students

Student Ages: Ages 12 – 18

Class Dates: January 15 - May 10, 2024

  • No Class on March 29 (Spring Break)
  • No Class on May 3rd
  • Last class: Friday, May 10


Tuition Due Dates:

$87 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Registration

$87 Due on February 1

$87 Due on March 1

$87 Due on April 1

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

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.

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.


ACT Studios:

481 Windchime Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-282-9101