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!

It's Not Too Late to Register!

Registration remains open for the first five weeks of class!

DSC Class Schedule
Improvisation (Ages 10 and Up)
  • Oct 3–Feb 6
  • Fridays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Register


Improvisation is an essential theatre skill for actors. Learn to think on your feet, be creative on demand and finally get the respect your deserve for being the class clown!

Footlights (Ages 3–4)  New Class for Tots!
  • Oct 7–Feb 3
  • Tuesdays 4:30–5:30pm
  • $180
  • Register


Footlights is about helping our youngest performers learn to express themselves through singing songs, dancing, and imaginative play. Games and activities are designed to promote listening, taking turns, following directions, and fun!

Imagination Station (Ages 5–8)
  • Oct 7–Feb 3
  • Tuesdays 4:30–5:30pm
  • $180
  • Register


Children learn by playing, so we use the innate imaginative capabilities of this age to learn through creative play. Your child will study life skills as theatre skills. 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.

Musical Theatre Playhouse (Ages 9–11)
  • Oct 8–Feb 4
  • Wednesdays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Register


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.

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.

Policies & Procedures

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


DSC Spring:
G2K The King and I

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!