Strauss Youth Academy
for the Arts

Where Drama Takes CenterStage

Tickets Available now

Elf Jr. The Musical

December 10,11 at 7 p.m.
December 11,12 at 3 p.m.

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Coming Soon

2021-2022 Season
& Classroom Line-up

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Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth theatre. Our mission is to provide excellence in theatre arts education for youth, ages 5-18, in Northeast and North Central Louisiana and to produce high quality theatrical entertainment for the families of our community.

CenterStage Productions

Each year, SYAA offers five fully-staged theatrical productions featuring local students between the ages of 8 and 18. These productions are family friendly and meant to serve as entertainment for everyone from age 2 to 102.

For the 2020-2021 CenterStage Season, our productions including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jr., The Great Gatsby, Holiday Hoedown 2: Christmas Around the Campfire, Disney's The Little Mermaid, and The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less.

So whether your child wants to audition to take their turn in the spotlight, or you and your family want to take some time to yourselves for an afternoon or evening of entertainment, click here to learn more about our CenterStage Productions!
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After-School Classes

SYAA offers a variety of educational opportunities in all of the performing arts. From acting to singing and from dancing to technical exploration, we've got you covered.

After-school classes meet once per week and are the perfect way to introduce your student to the world of theatre and build their self-confidence, self-awareness, communication skills, and teamwork.

Private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, or violin offer one-to-one mentoring that is sure to help your student develop their skills as they further develop their appreciation for the arts.
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Summer Camps

Every summer, students ages 5 to 18 celebrate the theatre arts by taking the stage at SYAA. 

For students ages 5 to 12, there are eight half-day workshops each centered around a different pop culture theme. During camp, they explore production, acting, creativity, tech theatre, and at least one specialty class such as dance, voice, or stage make-up. And at the end of the week, the entire camp shows off in an entertaining showcase for the whole family.

Our older students have two opportunities to develop their theatrical skills by auditioning for and performing in two different month-long workshop productions, one a hit Broadway musical and the second, an original script written by the students themselves. 
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