Camps and Classes
Davidson Community Players incorporates theatre education, practical experience, and an emphasis on fun for young people in our education program. A wide variety of programs, from classes and camps to productions, run year-round.
Because of the unique circumstances related to the pandemic, DCP is offering private lessons this spring in various areas of theatre and performance. Taught by our professionally trained instructors, your sessions will work on the skills you need to improve your acting, dance, singing or performance skills. Areas of focus will depend on teach student’s area of interest and desired development.
These classes are offered for a four week session and continue from month to month if you choose. Registration for these classes are hosted by a new software partner of DCP. To register for private lessons, click the link below which takes you directly to the new registration partner for DCP.
Nick Asa is originally from the mountains outside Boone and came to Charlotte in 1998 as an IT professional. He has performed in school, community, and professional theatre companies in NC, and in 2004 Nick joined his first improv group, the Pink Turtles. Since then, Nick has taught and performed improv in and around Charlotte. Given an opportunity by the Great Recession in 2008-2010, he was able to train in Chicago at The Second City, completing their Improv for Actors Program I & II and Improv Olympic’s Summer Intensive. Later, he was also able to complete a Master’s Degree in Counseling, allowing him to completely change careers. He now works as a child therapist helping people focus more on the relationships that make our lives meaningful, joyful, and, of course, hilarious.
Nichole M. Palmer, MFA
Trained journalist, dramatic writer, and published author, Nichole M. Palmer has more than 25 years of experience writing/editing for the multicultural, mainstream, and faith–based audiences. She earned her BSJ from Northwestern University and MFA from New York University. Alum of the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive and former playwright in residence at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius, NC, her 10–minute play, Cracked Glass, will be produced February 2022 at the Playwright’s Round Table in Orlando, FL, and her short film, I Do, But Then Again, is slated to debut in 2021. As a playwright and poet, Nichole’s spoken word piece I Will Breathe has been featured at The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival in October 2020 and in the Lift Every Voice Black Women Speak Monologue Festival through Fantasy Theatre Factory and Sandrell Rivers Threater in February 2021 along with her monologue Step To Me. This latest project with the Davidson Community Players called Prophesy to the Bones and other stories Black folx whisper is the culmination of a year of research and conversation with the Davidson African American community and other allies.
Mindy Hudson Asa
Mindy Hudson Asa is a graduate of Lees-McRae College having earned a degree in musical theater specializing in dance. She began dancing at a young age, studying many styles. Once she fell in love with musicals & singing, she began taking voice lessons & competed with her high school’s prestigious choral group. She’s been performing & choreographing all over NC both regionally & professionally since 1999. She’s been nominated in Choreography & Best Actress in a Musical categories for BroadwayWorld.com’s Charlotte awards. Mindy has been directing DCP’s Musical Ensemble since 2015, where she continues to challenge and excite her students!
Breanna Suarez is in her first year at Davidson College. She is a Posse and Bonner Scholar. Breanna also received Davidson’s Rupert T Barber Jr. Theatre Award. In high school, she was involved in the Thespian Honor Society and served as President her senior year. She has previously been seen in Merrily We Roll Along as Gussie Carnegie where she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical by Broadway Stars of the Future Awards. She received an Honorable Mention at the Silver Knight Awards in the Drama Category. She is excited to work at DCP this fall and teach the art of theatre!
REFUND POLICY: Class tuition will be refunded at 90% up to 7 days prior to the class start date. Refunds will not be granted after the deadline.