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!


Spring Break Camp
Truly Scrumptious in Neverland! (Ages 7–15)
  • April 6–10
  • Daily 10am–1pm
  • $175
  • Register

Get to know the shows before you audition! This is a great opportunity to learn about our upcoming productions, Peter Pan Jr. and our September MainStage show Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Hone your Musical Theatre skills while exploring fabulous characters – singing their songs, learning the plot and dancing in the style of the show. Then, strut your stuff in our off, off, off Broadway Production of musical selections and scenes.


DSC Class Schedule
The Voice (Ages 9–12)
  • Feb 24–June 9
  • Tuesdays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 4/7, 4/28)

Develop mad skills — sing out, loud and proud.

Imagination Station: Frozen Too (Ages 5–8)
  • Feb 24–June 9
  • Tuesdays 4:30–5:30pm
  • $180
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 4/7, 4/28)

Create a new story based on the music and characters of Arendale!

Musical Theatre Playhouse:
The Elven Forest
(Ages 9–11)
  • Feb 25–June 10
  • Wednesdays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 4/8, 4/29)

Fairies and Elves compete to find the new King or Queen of the Elven Forest, in this adaptation of the classic story, The Empty Pot.

Studio: Song and Monologue (Ages 13 and Up)
  • Feb 25–June 10
  • Wednesdays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Closed

No class 4/8, 4/29

Whether you are preparing for a MainStage audition or getting ready for college theatre programs, your song and monologue are your calling card.

Improvisation (Ages 10 and Up)
  • Feb 27–June 12
  • Fridays 4:30–6pm
  • $270
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 4/10, 5/1)

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

Footlights: Frozen (Ages 3–4)
  • Feb 28–June 13
  • Saturdays 12:15–1:15pm
  • $180
  • Closed

(NO CLASS 4/11, 5/2)

We are going to let it go and build a snowman together!


Saturday Dance Classes
Dance for Musical Theatre (Ages 10* and Up)
  • Feb 28–June 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 4/11, 5/2)

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)
  • Feb 28–June 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 4/11, 5/2)

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

Auditions!

DSC Summer:
Disney's Peter Pan Jr. &
Rent: Student Edition
Fall MainStage:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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!


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.