Emerald Coast Theatre Company:

Educational Programs

Youth Classes
Adult Classes
Summer Camps

Junior Thespian Troupe
Field Trips

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All Youth Classes



Broadway Birdies

Adult, Thursdays,9:00am-10:15am , Jan 10th-Feb 28th 2019

$125 for all 10 classes

Mamma Mia inspired semester celebrating dance through fun, sassy moves! We will focus on wellness and owning who YOU are! Here we go again!

Join ECTC’s dynamic teaching artist in our fabulous Broadway Birdies dance class! During our exploration of the best of broadway, you will enjoy a welcoming, low impact, move at your own pace environment.  No previous experience or skill set is needed. Just come as you are and be prepared to have fun!

Classes take place at Emerald Coast Theatre Company, 560 Grand Blvd #200


Adult Acting Class

Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Feb 18th-April 1st 2019 

$99 for all 8 weeks 

What is acting? How does an actor prepare? HOW DO THEY LEARN ALL OF THOSE LINES!?

Join the fun, and see what it’s like to prepare for a role!

The mission of the Adult Beginning Acting class is to awaken the imagination, emotion and intellect of the actor. Through monologue/scene work, this class will teach the basic skills, concepts and methods of beginning acting technique. Finally, this course will allow actors to integrate technique in an honest way, while exploring the art of acting! Join the fun! You don’t want to miss this limited time only class taught by "Dancing Lessons" and "Around the World in 80 Days" professional actor, Adam Silorey.

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ECTC Summer Camps


Experience and training in theatre can improve students' communication, critical thinking and team-based skills!

Summer on stage 2019

Sibling, military and multiple camp discounts; Scholarships available.
Save $20 by registering before May 1, 2019.
For more information or to register Call (850) 684-0323 or Register Online.
Bring snack and water for half day camps and  snack, water and lunch for full day camps.
($25 registration fee applies to all camps.)


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Little Rascals Camp (Age 4 - 6)

Designed specifically for our youngest players, our Little Rascals camps focus on activities that allow students to explore acting, singing and movement in an energetic, nurturing environment that fosters creativity and collaboration.

M/T-Th/F from 9am - 12pm with a final performance on the last day of camp.  Tuition $130.

June 3-7            ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach- Neverland

June 10-14            ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach- Island Adventure

June 17-21           ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach - AristoCats

July 29-Aug 2           ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach - Story Book

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Wizard of Oz Camp (2nd - 8th grade)

We’re off to see the Wizard! Put on your ruby slippers and click your heels three times to join in the fun.  This is a non-musical one week camp for all those munchkins that just want to get on stage and follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City.

There are lots of fun characters in this show and everyone gets a part!

M-F with a final performance on the last day of camp.  Tuition $175.

June 3-7           *9:00am-3:00pm           ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

June 24-28       *9:00am-3:00pm           Gulf Coast State College, Panama City 

*Extended drop off/pick up from 8:00am-4:00pm available.

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Camp Showtime (Grades 2nd - 8th)

Let the rhythm get you! Come act, sing and dance your heart out to popular Broadway tunes as we learn songs and simple choreography to some of the most popular musical numbers in show business. We'll also play theatre games and watch some classic musicals on film.

Watch out parents, we'll WOW you with a performance the last day of camp! M-Th/F with a final performance on the last day of camp.  Tuition $150.

June 10-14        *9:00am-3:00pm            ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

June 17-21       *9:00am-3:00pm           Gulf Coast State College, Panama City

July 22-26         *9:00am-3:00pm           Seaside Neighborhood School, Seaside

*Extended drop off/pick up from 8:00am-4:00pm available.

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Disney’s Frozen Jr. Camp (3rd - 8th grade)
Two Week Musical Theatre Camp

Escape the blistering heat this summer- just Let it go! Cool off in our two week musical theatre camp that will have you singing and dancing to all of your favorite songs from “Frozen.”  There are so many fun characters in this show and lots of opportunities for boys and girls! This two week camp gives ECTC instructors time with your young thespians to train them even more with stage presence, acting techniques and theatre games!
M-F for two weeks (skipping Saturday and Sunday) with a final performance the Friday evening and Saturday morning of the last week of camp.  Tuition $375 (payments available)

June 17-28       *9:00am-3:00pm           ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

July 15-26       *9:00am-3:00pm           Gulf Coast State College, Panama City

*Extended drop off/pick up from 8:00am-4:00pm available.


Film Camp (2nd- 8th grade)

Students learn to write, direct, and act during the process of creating a one minute film. This is a fun, fast paced class for any aspiring filmmakers out there- or anyone who loves a good movie!
The week ends with an Oscars style ceremony and screening of everyone’s masterpieces. Tuition $175

July 8-12           *9:00am-3:00pm            ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach (2nd-4th grade)

July 15-19         *9:00am-3:00pm           ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach (5th-8th grade)

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Godspell Jr. Camp (5rd - 12th grade)
Two Week Musical Theatre Camp

Join us in producing the greatest story ever told! This show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. This two week camp gives ECTC instructors time with your young thespian to train them even more with stage presence, acting techniques, and theatre games!
M-F for two weeks (skipping Saturday and Sunday) with a final performance the Friday evening and Saturday morning of the last week of camp. Tuition $375 (payments available)

July 22-Aug 2         *9:00am-3:00pm         ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach


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Techies RULE (5th - 12th grade)

Get hands on experience with set building, set painting, prop making, stage management, and costume construction. A great introduction to all the behind the scenes magic that goes into producing a show. Work alongside ECTC’s Technical Director, Stage Manager, and Costume Designer as you learn about everything that happens backstage. Campers will assist with the technical elements of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Camp or Godspell Jr. Camp!
Tuition $150

June 24 - 28 10am - 4pm, at ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

July 29 - August 2 10am - 4pm, at ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

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Improv Boot Camp (5th - 12th grade)

During this weekend intensive, students will be guided through a structured series of high-energy improv games designed to endow participants with skills and confidence to explore their own creativity and foster collaboration with their fellow actors to create spontaneous scenarios. Say "Yes And" and see what happens next!
Tuition $100

June 21, 22, 23 at ECTC @ Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

Friday  (6/21) 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday (6/22)  Noon - 6:00 pm
Sunday (6/23) 1:00 - 6:00 pm

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Audition Techniques (6th grade through Adult)

This audition workshop focuses on refining your theatrical auditions. Three types of auditions will be explored:  Prepared material, cold reads, and improvised scenarios. You will learn audition do’s and don’ts, techniques to help you shine in your audition, and how to take a risk and put yourself out there. Break-a Leg!
Tuition $50

Saturday July 20
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Acting Audition Techniques (Darla)

Saturday July 27
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm -  Acting Audition Techniques (Darla)

Field Trips

2019 TYA and Educational Matinee Field Trips

Since our inception, ECTC has offered Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) through partnerships with Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, and the St. Joe Community Foundation. TYA is theatre performances specifically designed for the children of our community. Our world is one of electronic distraction. Theatre provides our children with an unplugged experience where they are in the presence of artists creating relatable, real world art right in front of them. In a study by researchers in the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform they found that “field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance and empathy among students.” Each field trip experience at ECTC includes educational enhancement activities for the classroom and can include a post show Q&A with the actors if time permits.

$8 per student for the TYA productions, $15 for the Educational Matinee productions. (Only groups of 15 or more are eligible for the Field Trip pricing). Children 3 and under are free.
Teachers accompanying a school group may attend free of charge. Groups that book all three shows by September 1st get 10% off.

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Junior Thespian Troupe

In partnership with Seaside Neighborhood School, this ensemble of thespians are a chartered member of the Educational Theatre Association's Junior Thespians and will be competing at regional and state competition.   

Who can join?   

Any student in grade 6th - 8th (regardless of the school they attend) who is interested in developing personally in the craft of acting while creating a unique performance piece with fellow players. This troupe will focus on specialized training, acting techniques and implementing those techniques into performance.

What are the benefits for my child?

Benefits of Junior Thespian induction:

  • Membership in the only international honor society for junior high/middle school theatre arts students—a recognized demonstration of achievement and a valuable addition to college and employment applications.

  • An official Junior Thespian induction pin.

  • A personalized membership certificate.

  • A personalized membership card.

  • A bumper sticker that reads: Proud parent of a theatre arts honor student.

  • Ability to begin their high school careers with half of the Thespian points required for high school induction.

  • Leadership opportunities at the troupe and chapter levels (per chapter policy).

  • Eligibility to participate in individual events at chapter conferences and the National Individual Events Showcase (NIES) at Festival (per chapter policy).

  • Eligibility to receive Junior Thespian honor items (medallions, point stars, etc.).

  • Eligibility to receive Junior Thespian scholar distinction for academic achievement.

Do I get a discount if my child wants to do both the fall production class and the troupe on Saturdays?

Yes. If your child wants to be in both the fall production class and the troupe, you will choose “production enrollment” when registering and the discount will automatically be available.  

Will there be additional costs beyond the tuition fee?

Yes. Additional costs to be considered include accommodations, meal and travel expenses for competition, as well as, performance fees and guest entry fees for parents/family to attend the competition as audience members.

Who, When, and Where?

Darla Briganti is coaching, and rehearsals will be held on Saturdays from 2:00-5:00pm at ECTC, 560 Grand Boulevard, Suite 200. Additional rehearsals and/or private coaching will be scheduled as needed.

For more information, please email: info@emeraldcoasttheatre.org


Paul Londe Education & Scholarship Fund

Paul Londe believed each person could make a difference. He was a dreamer, an exceptional listener and wished the best ideas to prevail no matter the source. He was always there to lend a helping hand and anything he demanded of others, Londe would be first in line to take on himself if he had the time.  He was convinced that improvisational skills were necessary for a life well lived. Leading by example, he believed that teaching and developing creative thinking in young people would guarantee us all a better future. He was kind, generous and optimistic.  When good-byes were said for adventures near and far, there was always a hug a smile and his parting word, “Enjoy!”

The Paul Londe Scholarship and Educational Fund will enable Emerald Coast Theatre Company to offer classes and production opportunities to more children in Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties. 

For a $250 donation to the Paul Londe Fund, ECTC will honor the generosity with a listing on the web site, educational programs, and name or logo on the t-shirt of the upcoming sponsored program.

Thank you to Sherry Londe for starting this fund with a generous donation.

The scholarship application deadline is 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp/class.

Download the scholarship application HERE.

For questions about donating to or applying for the Paul Londe Scholarship, please email info@emeraldcoasttheatre.org or call 850-684-0323