For all ages, our training is based on embodied learning. Performers train their instruments much like athletes train. Students learn about inspiration, craft, critical thought, dedication, resilience, conceptual articulation, ensemble work, adaptability, delayed gratification and leadership. Classes are run dojo-style.

Summer Training Labs

Ages 6-12

Ages 13-17


Kennedy Center Arts in Education Program

The Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts and the Decatur City Schools are members of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement in education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education.

Teacher Workshops

As professional workshops are offered, teachers are admitted free.

Sponsors for Educational Programs include:

  • The Vivian Turner Estate
  • Kiwanis OF Decatur
  • Rotary of Decatur
  • 3M      
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
  • Alabama State Department of Education

Partners in Education

Decatur City Board of Education

The Dance Foundation

Alabama Center for the Arts