Musical Theatre Classes

“I love COPA and am so grateful for all the classes and training (our child) is receiving. It goes beyond performing arts. She is learning important life skills... Thank you for your work and passion to create such an incredible education for our children!” – Michelle Charles, Parent

Utah COPA’s Music Dance Theatre Academy offers a well rounded “triple threat” curriculum, specializing in the three major areas of music, dance, and theatre. The MDT faculty is stacked with industry professional instructors. (See faculty bios under the About Us tab on the home page). Students train in vocal technique, acting, jazz, ballet and tap preparing them for success in the industry. COPA students regularly play in lead roles for school, community and regional musicals and many students have received collegiate scholarships for the performing arts. COPA students have also gone on to perform in New York on Broadway in Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, and more. The MDT Academy offers open classes, which don’t require an audition or contract. Offerings include MDT classes, Group Voice and Acting Classes. Open class students are encouraged to take dance technique classes in addition to their MDT classes and receive a tuition discount for doing so. The Academy also offers MDT performing companies. MDT companies require an audition and offer a heightened MDT training experience. See the Company tab for more information.

Enrollment: Open. No audition required.


MDT Classes are offered to provide a triple threat experience in music, dance and theatre. Students will spend time in voice, acting, dance curriculum and learn choreography to a Broadway or Disney medley. Students will perform a solo or a monologue at Master Class each semester. Additionally, MDT classes perform their class medley in the winter and spring Utah COPA Concerts. MDT classes are recreational and offered to help students become well-rounded performers without a large weekly time commitment. It is also an efficient use of parent’s time. All three disciplines are offered in the same building once a week, a dream for parents who spend their life in the car. (No audition or contract)
Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Vocal exercises and technique
  • Dance technique in jazz and ballet
  • Acting and character development
  • Choreography
  • Blocking for stage
  • Ensemble and solo work
  • Monologues
  • Utah COPA Master Class
  • Utah COPA Winter Concert
  • Utah COPA Spring Master Class
  • Utah COPA Spring Concert

1-2 hours per week.
Depending on age.

Class Offerings:
For class times and tuition see the PDF links below.

  • Itty BItty/Munchkins: 3-4 year olds
  • Bam/Sparks: 5-6 year olds
  • Prestige/Encore: 1st-2nd graders
  • Shout/Starz: 3rd-4th graders
  • Groove/Marquis: 5th-8th graders
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