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to find and elevate their unique voices and skills through performing arts education.

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What’s your favorite winter story? Each class will develop a show together based on a different story, then present them as part of a Frosty Fairy Tales anthology. Students will be involved in all parts of making the show, including acting, narrative, and design. Students interested in building the show but not performing are also […]
$60.00-$120.00
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If you’ve never taken your littles to see Mr Jon, now is the time. His comedy and music routine captivates our young audience members and delights the parents. We’ve even seen some tweens dancing in the aisles at Mr Jon concerts. Show is followed by a Valentine’s craft and balloon party. | Level: Professional | […]
$10.00
Max: 50
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Unleash their crafting creativity with our fun mix of crafting supplies and expert assistance. Whether your student is making gifts, completing a class project, exploring visual art technique, or just getting messy, we will assist, enable or challenge them towards making something wonderful. Registration includes drop-off fee and supplies for projects to be completed during […]
$2.00-$35.00
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Unleash their crafting creativity with our fun mix of crafting supplies and expert assistance. Whether your student is making gifts, completing a class project, exploring visual art technique, or just getting messy, we will assist, enable or challenge them towards making something wonderful. Registration includes drop-off fee and supplies for projects to be completed during […]
$2.00-$35.00
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A game show designed by students for students with prizes! Sign up for the edition that shows off your best skills and creativity, then come see the rest to cheer on your fellow artists! | Creative Opportunity: Gaming, Creativity, Movement, Teamwork, Competition | Level: Student | Participants must sign up two days before. Audience tickets […]
$5.00-$10.00
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A game show designed by students for students with prizes! Sign up for the edition that shows off your best skills and creativity, then come see the rest to cheer on your fellow artists! | Creative Opportunity: Gaming, Creativity, Movement, Teamwork, Competition | Level: Student | Participants must sign up two days before. Audience tickets […]
$5.00-$10.00
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We are thrilled to introduce our new magic partner, Mr Kenny! Experience magic live and up close with your kids. Mr. Kenny has been performing magic across the DMV for over 20 years. Show is followed by a magic craft and balloon party. | Level: Professional | Run Determination Date: Show will run | Last […]
$10.00
Max: 50
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An anthology of student work, including two short plays created by the students and a student circus performance | Level: Student | Run Determination Date: Show will run | Last Possible Sign Up Date: Buy tickets in advance – some shows sell out
$5.00
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Unleash their crafting creativity with our fun mix of crafting supplies and expert assistance. Whether your student is making gifts, completing a class project, exploring visual art technique, or just getting messy, we will assist, enable or challenge them towards making something wonderful. Registration includes drop-off fee and supplies for projects to be completed during […]
$2.00-$35.00
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In each high energy, interactive class students act out a character and explore a story through music and movement while learning basic theatre concepts. Theatre Explorations is a great way to introduce a child to theatre and is our most flexible class, with no advance registration or series sign up required. The class is especially […]
$10.00
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The Visual Design Team will collaboratively design and implement scenic and costume design for the winter and spring shows, design store windows, and work on independent challenges and projects under staff guidance, focusing on visual storytelling, crafting, and practical application of creative vision in the service of a production. Students may choose to work primarily […]
$60.00-$180.00
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Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and some hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to a madcap version of Madagascar. Two of our favorite partners are joining us on this […]
$97.50-$390.00
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Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and some hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to a madcap version of Madagascar. Two of our favorite partners are joining us on this […]
$120.00
Max: 11
Min: 1
Step: 1
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What’s your favorite winter story? Each class will develop a show together based on a different story, then present them as part of a Frosty Fairy Tales anthology. Students will be involved in all parts of making the show, including acting, narrative, and design. Students interested in building the show but not performing are also […]
$90.00
Max: 9
Min: 1
Step: 1
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Juggling, tightrope walking, clowning and more – circus teaches showmanship, confidence, coordination, and focus. Ends With: Students are invited to perform in MADAGASCAR Jr, Frosty Fairy Tales, and Studio Showcase Creative Opportunity: Physical Confidence, Coordination, Showmanship, Individual Skills Level: As an individual skills class, all levels are welcome from Beginner to Advanced Minimum/Maximum Students: 3/16 […]
$120.00
Max: 11
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Juggling, tightrope walking, clowning and more – circus teaches showmanship, confidence, coordination, and focus. Come try it out! Ends With: If you enjoy the class, sign up for the series and you’ll be invited to perform in MADAGASCAR Jr, Frosty Fairy Tales, and Studio Showcase Creative Opportunity: Physical Confidence, Coordination, Showmanship, Individual Skills Level: As […]
$17.00
Max: 15
Min: 1
Step: 1
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Extend your technical knowledge of movie making through lessons, reference material, and practicals and prepare for the spring production in additional out of class work sessions. Ends With: Part 2 teaches technical skills to enhance Part 3, the Short Film Production Creative Opportunity: Lighting & Sound, Story Structure, Camera Technique, Teamwork, Writing, Leadership Level: Students […]
$120.00
Max: 15
Min: 1
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Tik Tok, Insta, Snapchat-Learn how to make an impression, whether telling a story, telling a joke, selling an idea, or sharing about yourself. Ends With: Students will have copies of their classwork and an understanding of social media best practices Creative Opportunity: Short Form Media, Storytelling, Media Literacy, Individual Skills Level: Student Minimum/Maximum Students: 3/12 […]
$120.00
Max: 16
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Learn how to pop on the screen using tools and techniques that are completely different from stage acting. Ends With: Screen acting students receive priority for Spring Movie Production casting Creative Opportunity: Acting Technique, Individual Skills Level: As an individual skills class, all levels are welcome from Beginner to Advanced Minimum/Maximum Students: 3/12 Run Determination […]
$60.00-$120.00
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Explore impulse & spontaneity, listening, being present in the moment, taking risks, finding agreement, and other basic building blocks of improvisation, all in a supportive environment that embraces the idea of trusting yourself and failing joyfully. | Ends With: Students in productions are encouraged to also take an acting or improvisation class to improve technique […]
$75.00-$150.00
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Bring your adventurous spirit and best collaborative skills and learn about the complete process of making a musical. A great intro to theatre for all levels, with chances to be both actor and craftsperson. The curriculum is by the original creators in collaboration with Broadway cast members. Ends With: Showcase performance at the last class […]
$150.00
Max: 16
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If you’ve seen the movie, you understand why CLUE is an actors’ dream – hilarious, detailed, challenging fun. This production we’re going deep on acting, comedy, and physical theatre technique. For the serious actor ready to push their skills. Ends With: Three performances: May 12 at 6:30 PM & May 13 at 2:00 PM and […]
$97.50-$390.00
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Want to do a show? We do too! Fill out our show survey and tell your friends, and if we get enough interest, we’ll do it! | Ends With: Performances TBD | Creative Opportunity: Ensemble Performance, Production, Acting, Movement, Design, Technical Theatre | Level: Student | Run Determination Date: Mar 1 | Last Possible Sign […]
$1.00
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A deep dive into creating theatre from history for writers, performers, and history students through exploring the musical HAMILTON, with curriculum created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. Curriculum with supplemental materials will be shared with parents who wish to extend the lesson at home. Ends With: Showcase performance at the […]
$187.50
Max: 13
Min: 1
Step: 1
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What’s your favorite winter story? Each class will develop a show together based on a different story, then present them as part of a Frosty Fairy Tales anthology. Students will be involved in all parts of making the show, including acting, narrative, and design. Students interested in building the show but not performing are also […]
$40.00
Max: 3
Min: 1
Step: 1
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An hour of Improv followed by student-driven creative projects, Creative Studio is a platform for collaboration and experimentation. | Ends With: Students are invited to present their solo or group work in the Studio Showcase | Creative Opportunity: Improvisation, Creative Vision, Design, Leadership, Ensemble Performance | Level: Student | Run Determination Date: Feb 3 | […]
$96.00-$270.00
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Through a mix of improvisation, gaming, crafting, and design, we will make a play in one day. Ends With: Mini-Showcase at the end of the day Creative Opportunity: Improvisation, Gaming, Crafting, Storytelling, Karaoke, Social Level: Student Minimum/Maximum Students: 6/12 Run Determination Date: Feb 17 Last Possible Sign Up Date: Registration up to start time as […]
$45.00-$90.00
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The theme is Shipwrecked! Students joining in the afternoon will do crafts and games and be added as performers to the play created by our all day students. Ends With: Mini-Showcase at the end of the day Creative Opportunity: Improvisation, Gaming, Crafting, Storytelling, Karaoke, Social Level: All levels Minimum/Maximum Students: 1/6 Run Determination Date: Jan […]
$22.50-$45.00
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What’s your perfect game show? The Game Show Team will design puzzles and challenges for each of the eight themed Game Show events. Staff will offer challenges and guidance, but students are in charge. Primary group check in is on Fridays, with alternate times throughout the week. Students capable of working independently are welcome to […]
$180.00
Max: 16
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Design and craft a variety of puppets, with coaching on performance and the opportunity to create a show. Primary instruction is on Thursdays and/or Fridays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Students capable of working independently are welcome to work in the venue most times we are open. If you are interested but have scheduling concerns, let us […]
$180.00
Max: 14
Min: 1
Step: 1
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Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and some hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to a madcap version of Madagascar. Two of our favorite partners are joining us on this […]
$40.00
Max: 6
Min: 1
Step: 1
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If you’ve seen the movie, you understand why CLUE is an actors dream – hilarious, detailed, challenging fun. This production we’re going deep on acting, comedy, and physical theatre technique. For the serious actor ready to push their skills. Be an essential part of making the show without as much of a time commitment by […]
$40.00
Max: 6
Min: 1
Step: 1
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Title TBA! | Ends With: Three performances May 26 & 27 | Creative Opportunity: Ensemble Performance, Production, Acting, Movement, Design | Level: Student | Run Determination Date: Mar 20 | Last Possible Sign Up Date: Apr 5
$130.00
Max: 16
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Title TBA! | Ends With: Three performances May 26 & 27 | Creative Opportunity: Ensemble Performance, Production, Acting, Movement, Design, Technical Theatre | Level: Student | Run Determination Date: Mar 20 | Last Possible Sign Up Date: Apr 5
$130.00
Max: 16
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Beginners and experienced players welcome! We’ll teach you how to play and lead you through a D&D Adventure Campaign. Ends With: Each session completes a single campaign Creative Opportunity: Cooperative Gaming, Storytelling, Social, Teamwork Level: All Levels Minimum/Maximum Students: 4/6 Run Determination Date: Feb 27 Last Possible Sign Up Date: Mar 8
$157.50
Max: 6
Min: 1
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Juggling, tightrope walking, clowning and more – circus teaches showmanship, confidence, coordination, and focus. Ends With: Students are invited to perform in MADAGASCAR Jr, Frosty Fairy Tales, and Studio Showcase Creative Opportunity: Physical Confidence, Coordination, Showmanship, Individual Skills Level: As an individual skills class, all levels are welcome from Beginner to Advanced Minimum/Maximum Students: 3/16 […]
$135.00
Max: 16
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This production class will make one short film, going through a detailed planning and production process that will include on-location filming. We encourage any of our previous filmmaking students, along with students who have a serious interest, to join us. Planning and prep work will be done during class hour. Production will be as scheduled. […]
$120.00
Max: 16
Min: 1
Step: 1
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Focus on the fun – get moving immediately making short movies in small groups, with challenges to encourage you to start thinking critically about filmmaking. Ends With: Students will have copies of their classwork and an understanding of basic scene and shot structure Creative Opportunity: Camera Technique, Scene & Shot Structure, Acting, Teamwork Level: Student […]
$60.00-$120.00
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Working with a local band, we’ll make music videos, translating feeling, groove, and band identity into style and storytelling thru music and abstract imagery. Ends With: Screening of a finished music video at the Studio Showcase Creative Opportunity: Creative Vision, Interpreting Music Thru Image, Camera & Editing Technique Level: Student. Please note this is NOT […]
$60.00-$120.00
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Min: 1
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Through a mix of improvisation, gaming, crafting, and design, we will make a play in one day. Ends With: Mini-Showcase at the end of the day Creative Opportunity: Improvisation, Gaming, Crafting, Storytelling, Karaoke, Social Level: Student Minimum/Maximum Students: 6/12 Run Determination Date: Mar 19 Last Possible Sign Up Date: Registration up to start time as […]
$45.00-$90.00
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FAQs

  • Add the classes you want to your cart and check out
  • If your student is new to us, register them HERE
  • When you arrive for your first class, you will be asked to sign a waiver and confirm your information.

Class preregistration is not required, but is recommended to ensure availability and receive notification of any changes due to weather and/or Covid. We can’t always get to the mall to post signage about changes. We do sometime also have to cancel classes due to lack of enrollment, so knowing you’re coming can make a difference in whether or not the class happens at all.

Our Teen-specific classes are geared towards Grades 7 and up. Mature and sincerely interested 6th graders may participate in Teen programs with permission in advance. EMAIL us to discuss your student.

In many cases, yes, but not all. If your student wants to be in a class but doesn’t fit the recommended age range or if you have questions about the appropriateness of a class for your student, talk to us! Some classes are great for a wide range of ages and abilities and some are not. EMAIL us to discuss your student.

Many of our classes are well-suited to a variety of neurodiverse students. We welcome conversation about your specific needs and will accommodate as best we are able. We want to support your family in any way we can and also make sure your child is set up for success in our programs. EMAIL us to discuss your student.

We are also actively working on adding programming for the neurodiverse community. We have two open houses coming up and hope you will come by to share your needs and desires for your child.

Children 3 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.

Otherwise, unless explicitly stated, if your child is registered and we have the requested contact info and waiver on file, you are welcome to drop off your child.

The exception to that is the parties. We do rely on at least two parent volunteers willing to stay on site and chaperone. This helps reduce our staffing costs and keep the parties extremely affordable.

Parents are welcome to stay in the venue as desired whenever we have room. We have private desks, seating in the room, seating right outside the room, and a lounge in the back room. Whether your child needs extra support, you’re working thru separation issues or you just need a place to work while waiting, we are happy to accommodate parent needs when possible.

Parents are asked to not stay in the venue on Teen Night, when we are using all parts of our venue, but the mall has other places nearby where parents can hang out. 

Our venue is 100% mobility accessible, including the stage and the restroom. If you require additional accommodations, please EMAIL us in advance.

We always recommend students bring a water bottle.

If your student is staying for 90 minutes or longer, we recommend packing or bringing money for a snack and water ($1 each). Our water fountains are not in use. We do not supply snacks.

If you are attending a class between school and dinner, please be sure your student has a snack to maximize their ability to enjoy the class.

Masking is no longer required at Free Range Kids. Many, but not all, of our staff and teachers continue to wear masks. Talk to us before you register if you have specific needs or concerns. We will follow government regulations in the event they change.

If you need a Discount, Scholarship, or Payment Plan, please EMAIL us. We can usually accommodate you unless we are unable to meet minimums to run a class. We want your student to be able to participate, and can sometimes enlist donors to cover some costs.

We are a non-profit and your donation helps ensure we are here providing low barrier performing arts education for years to come. Please visit our ABOUT US page to learn more about our mission and vision for the performing arts in Frederick County. If you would like to make a donation specifically for a scholarship, you may put that in the notes on checkout and it will be honored.

  • Classes cancelled at least two weeks before their start date & time are refundable.
  • Classes cancelled at least one week before their start date & time are 50% refundable, with the remainder going on your account for a future class credit.
  • No class is refundable after it has begun. If you miss a regular class, upon request, we will issue you a pro rata credit towards future classes or arrange for you to make up the time.
  • Production classes are not refundable, nor will future class credits be issued.
  • Any class that we cancel or that is cancelled due to state and local mandates will be refunded.
  • Weather
  • Covid diagnosis among staff/teachers and the inability to find a replacement
  • Classes with fewer than 4 students
  • Productions with fewer than 9 performers

The Free Range Kids & Teens storefront is located in the Francis Scott Key Mall at 5500 Buckeystown Pike in Frederick, Maryland.

The best entrance to use is the one under the Blue Awning on the backside of the mall. This parking area is between Macy’s and Value City Furniture. You will be able to leave through this door at any time.

We are near center court, across the hall from H&M. For more details, visit our HOURS & LOCATIONS page.

If you arrive to pick up your student and the mall is closed, wait by the blue awning door on the backside of the mall. We will walk students out to this door and wait with them until your arrival.

When a student registers for a production, they are expected to accept whatever role they are offered. We do our best to make sure all students have a chance to shine. Students interested in roles with heavy vocal and acting demands will be asked to audition at a time prior to the beginning of rehearsals to ensure the right fit and support is in place. If your student has special needs, advanced abilities, or other concerns, contact us so we can ensure placement in the program will be appropriate and a great experience for all.

Production classes, including plays, musicals, and films, do require Students and/or their families to volunteer for at least two shifts per show, which can include rehearsal monitor, costume and set build, venue preparation, backstage assistance, location management, cast party planning, and more. Sign up details will be available upon registration.

Please communicate up front if you have known conflicts with the schedule. We can plan around it if we know, maximizing the time we do have. Significant conflicts may affect casting decisions.

Being a designer for one of our shows is one of the most time-flexible roles. Designers do not need to be at all rehearsals. Designers may work during rehearsals or at other mutually agreed-upon times.

Programs

FRKids

Our Pre-K and Early Elementary programs focus on teaching basic theatre, music, and movement concepts through storytelling and play, encouraging students to find and value their voices, thoughts, and feelings, and exposing students to quality age-appropriate artists.

Our Upper Elementary and Middle School programs explore a wide variety of storytelling tools and disciplines to encourage creativity, technical ability, and collaboration, and spark deeper interest in personal expression.

FRTeens

Our High School programs explore content and technical skills that are outside the scope of public school programming and provide highly interested high school students with student-led creative and performing leadership opportunities.

FRH-PrePro

Our Pre-Professional program offers high-level individual coaching and enables teens to work alongside professional artists doing Free Range Humans shows.