Orbit Jr.

The Orbit Junior Program offers fun and exciting classes for Kids ages 3 through the 5th grade who want to explore, create, and find their inner performer. This is a great place for kids to jump in with both feet and spread their wings in the Arts. It has been proven time and again that the performing arts develops physical skills, cognitive and critical thinking ability, social skills and breeds art and creativity, personal achievement, and self- esteem in the lives of children.


“The Playground” is designed to be just that…a fun, tactile and exploratory experience for primary aged students through the 1st grade. The major emphasis is placed on using the imagination to create unlimited adventure.

Ages 5-7

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm August 21 – May 20


Thursdays from 4pm-5pm August 22 – May 21

Instructor- Tatom Pender

Creating an inspired story line, learning to memorize a script, building a set and performing an original play are just a few of the exciting aspects to this course designed for older explorers. Through music, movement and active play students learn stage directions, character development and acting terms while engaging in imaginative story-telling.




Acting Out

Designed for students ages 7-10, this program continues the creative journey and encourages young performers to stretch their imaginations and develop their own special abilities. This is a great platform for students of varying levels and backgrounds to explore the arts, learn self-discipline, and the value of team work.

Ages 7-10

Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm August 21 – May 20


Saturdays from 11am-12pm August 17 – May 16

Instructor- Tatom Pender

This fun and discovery-oriented class for elementary aged students will focus on a more in depth approach to using imagination and critical thinking skills to develop characters and cohesive story telling.  Learning to memorize a script, building a set and performing an original play are just a few of the exciting aspects to this course.  Each student will learn stage directions, improvisation, character development, and acting terms through interactive play with music, text, their voices, and their imaginations.




Ages 7-10-Acting Out!

Thursdays from 5pm-6pm August 22 – May 21

Instructor- Tatom Pender

Through upbeat and fun voice and movement, story-telling and creative visualization the young performer will learn foundational acting techniques which will serve them well as actors and as students of the world! The skills developed in this class translate well from the stage/set to the classroom with focus on confidence, eye-contact, control over the body, use of space, cooperation and creative thinking.




Musical Theatre!

Musical Theatre Prep Track– Ages 7-12- AUDITION/APPOINTMENT ONLY

Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm August 21 – May 20

Instructor- Jillian Hanes-Murray

If you are interested in becoming a triple threat, this class is for you! Come explore & experience Musical Theatre and its unique performance demands. This class is designed to help students learn all of the essentials of musical theatre in a fun, creative and supportive environment. It will teach the fundamentals of using drama, song and dance to create characters and tell a story. Become a more versatile performer while studying Musical Theatre Dance incorporating Broadway styles,Vocal Performance, Diction, Theatre Techniques, Acting for the Stage, Character Development, Improvisation and Audition Techniques.

The course culminates with an informal showcase performance of material covered in class.


Audition and Appointment only- Please call the Orbit Office at 770-693-3641 or email info@orbitartsacademy.com for an entrance audition for Fall.

Approved Students Register HERE

Orbit PLAYhouse Productions!– Ages 7-12

Saturdays -from 10 am-1pm August 17 – December 14

Instructor- Claudio Pestana, Brad Bass, Tony Galde and Brian Ocfemia

Students audition early in the semester and mount, rehearse and perform a FULL Musical! Past shows have included Disney Aladdin, Seussical Jr, Disney The Jungle Book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Elf Jr, 101 Dalmatians, Honk Jr, The AristoCATS Cinderella KIDS and Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS!



Seussical Jr!

Audition Date: Saturday, December 14th from 10 am-1pm

Orbit PLAYhouse Productions – Ages 7-12
Session Dates: January 11 – May 16, 2020

Students will mount, rehearse and produce a full musical production- SEUSSICAL Jr! They will engage in active staging, choreography, and music rehearsal, culminating in a fully produced show!

Rehearsal times are each Saturday from 10am-1pm. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 8-10 and 15-17, 2020.

Seeking performers ages 7-12 with talent and a strong interest in musical theatre performance.

Those auditioning should prepare a one minute song of their choice (one verse and one chorus) in a style appropriate for the show. Please choose material that shows both acting and singing capabilities. Performers may bring tracked MP3 or CD accompaniment.

Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear as you will be asked to move/dance. A combination will be taught on site.

This audition is for entrance into the SPRING Orbit PLAYhouse Productions session, and roles in the show will be cast from the existing ensemble on the first day of rehearsal on January 11.

Please email info@orbitartsacademy.com or call 770-693-3641 for a top of the hour audition appointment time (10am, 11am, or 12pm). Potential participants auditioning will stay for approximately one hour to audition and move for the choreographer.


Approved Students Register Here



Musical Theatre Dance– Ages 7-10

(Beginner Level)

Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm August 21 – May 20

Instructor- Emily Nedvidek

Let’s get ready to MOVE before ACTING OUT class! Students will be given nuts and bolts training in each dance medium. Ballet, Jazz, Tap as well as modern and musical theatre dance. This is a great beginning dance class for children and provides them with the needed skills to move into our more advanced musical theatre programs!