Children and teens can explore the world of make-believe and develop their performance skills in fall classes at Valley Youth Theatre.

Kids ages 3 and 4 can participate in the Play Pretend classes, which are offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays from Sept. 25 to Nov. 13. Children will have a chance to take their creativity and imagination to the next level while also practicing teamwork, learning about theater and engaging in cooperation in a fun, supportive environment. Teaching artists will guide children through creative play, storytelling, song and movement. The class costs $125, plus a $10 administrative fee. There will be a showcase during the final class.

Children ages 5 to 8 can take part in the Treasure Trunk Theatre classes from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 13. They will create their own stories while exploring acting, character creation, improvisation, creative movement and guided storytelling. The class will culminate in an original piece the children developed. The cost for the classes is $135 and there is a $10 administrative fee.

Valley Youth Theatre will offer Musical Theatre classes for children ages 5 to 8 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, from Sept. 25 to Nov. 13 for $165. The Musical Theatre classes also will be held for kids ages 9 to 12 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 13 for $180.

Several other classes are available to kids at Valley Youth Theatre this fall, including Acting For Teens: Ages 12+ from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 29 to Nov. 17 for $165.

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