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It's a place where curiosity feeds discovery, talent finds development, and passion fuels expression. At the Manship Theatre, class offerings span the disciplines of dance, music, theater, and beyond. Our teaching artists support creativity at every level. Some students are preparing for futures in the performing arts, while others are here simply for an expressive outlet; regardless of level, it's our belief that every individual has a unique spark—something special to express—and it's our goal to help that spark shine brighter through the arts.

Manship Theatre Kids Club

Kids and parents love Manship Theatre Kids Club! Designed for children from Pre-K to 5th grade, The Kids Club offers a variety of benefits and activities just for kids:

  • Free access to Kids Club Party events before Manship Theatre family performances throughout the year, with LSU Museum of Art activities and healthy snacks
  • Meet the characters from Manship Theatre family performances
  • Kids Club T-Shirt and Membership Card

Family Level Membership includes 2 free enrollments in The Manship Theatre Kids Club. Click here or call 225-344-0334 to join today!

For more information, contact Ashley Fabre, Development Officer at (225) 389-7263, or afabre@manshiptheatre.org.

Contemporary Dance Class with Mina Estrada

Adult Contemporary Dance Class:
Mina Estrada-Instructor

Every Sunday at 1:30pm beginning Aug 31
Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre

Often my class will begin with a focus on core energy through a yoga-influenced floor warm up, and gradually take the whole body on a tour of the joints, muscles, and bones to prepare it for a physical/intellectual (and, possibly spiritual) experience rooted in weight, momentum, flow, and detail. We will revel in big, dynamic, sincere movement. We will find nuance and clarity. We will dabble in inversion. We will refine our kinetic selves. We will dance like everyone is watching. We will evolve.

For more information, please contact Mina Estrada at mestrada@manshiptheatre.org .

Tango Lagniappe

Tango Lagniappe is both a group and a venue for anyone interested in Argentine Tango.  Whether you just heard about Tango yesterday and want to learn, or you are a seasoned Tanguero/a in town for a few days, you are at the right place.

You will be under no pressure to dance, nor should you feel awkward about sitting and just watching. You don't need a partner and you don't need any dance experience whatsoever. Also, no special clothing or gear is necessary with the exception of women's shoes. Women need a pair of shoes that will stay on their feet even when standing on their toes; typically, this means the shoe will need a strap. Also, be sure that the sole of the shoe is a material that  allows you to pivot smoothly.

Tango fundamentals for beginners FREE lesson 6:30 - 7:15pm
Tango intermediate lesson $5 7:30 - 8:15pm
Open Dancing/Practica 8:15 - 9:45pm

Classes meet at the Manship Theatre at 6:30pm every Monday. Payment will be due to the instructor at the time of the lesson.

Find out more about Tango Lagniappe at the official website here.