New ZACH Theatre location opens Jan. 23 in Northwest Austin

ZACH Theatre North ZACH Theatre North opens Jan. 23 with classes for children age 3/12 to fifth grade.[/caption]

What we reported


In October, the Central Austin performing arts venue and school announced it would open a second satellite location in early 2017 in Northwest Austin off RM 620. Associate Education Director Chad Dike said this was in response to residents wanting to enroll their children in ZACH’s classes but being unable to make the trek near downtown.

The latest


Classes began Monday, Jan. 23 for children ages 3 1/2 through fifth grade in acting, musical theater and improvisation Monday through Thursday after school and on Saturdays. Dike said ZACH offers story drama classes as a precursor to acting for younger children. Classes also focus on building skills in creativity, confidence and collaboration, he said, to help students become more well-rounded.

What’s next


ZACH will host a spring break camp for elementary-age students March 13-17 and will start summer camps June 9. This summer Dike said the theater will also expand its classes for students in sixth through 12th grades and explore new options this fall.

12129 N. RM 620, Ste. 310, Austin
512-476-0594, ext. 236
www.zachtheatre.org

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By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.