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!

Winter Camp
Winterfest in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Ages 7–18)
  • Dec 28, 29, 30 & 31
  • Daily 10am–2pm
  • $195
  • Register
Graduation Performance January 2, 6pm at Winterfest in the Main Hall

Allow The Force to awaken the holidays in you! In addition to the standard Jedi Musical Theatre Boot Camp and Lightsaber Defensive Dance Training, be prepared for electives such as Holographic Acting, Sith Lord Facial Paint Design, and Fundamental Hair Styling — Wookies, Ear Buns, and Beyond. Prior Mind Control training not required. Check all droids at the front desk, please.

DSC Class Schedule
Imagination Station (Ages 5–8)
  • Oct 13–Feb 9
  • Tuesdays 4:30–5:30pm
  • $180
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 12/22, 12/29 & 1/5)

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.

Studio with Kathleen (Ages 12 and Up)
  • Oct 13–Feb 9
  • Tuesdays 6:00–7:30pm
  • $270
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 12/22, 12/29 & 1/5)

For students who would like to improve their ability to get cast and successfully rehearse a role.

Musical Theatre Playhouse (Ages 9–11)
  • Oct 7–Feb 10
  • Wednesdays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 11/11, 12/23, 12/30 & 1/6)

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 10 and Up)
  • Oct 9–Feb 12
  • Fridays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 11/27, 12/25, 1/1 & 1/8)

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

Saturday Dance Classes
Dance for Musical Theatre (Ages 10* and Up)
  • Oct 10–Feb 13
  • Saturdays 12:15–1:15pm
  • $165**
  • Closed

*Younger students accepted on a case by case basis.

**$300 combined with Tap Your Talent.

(NO CLASS 11/28, 12/26, 1/2 & 1/9)

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

Tap Your Talent (Ages 10* and Up)
  • Oct 10–Feb 13
  • Saturdays 1:30–2:30pm
  • $165**
  • Closed

*Younger students accepted on a case by case basis.

**$300 combined with Dance for Musical Theatre.

(NO CLASS 11/28, 12/26, 1/2 & 1/9)

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

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.

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.