Mount Pisgah Arts Academy

Performing, Visual and Cinematic Arts

Classes Grades 5-8: Drama, Dance, Music & Art

Fall 2019- Spring 2020 Class Schedule & Classroom Assignments 


Improv Team

In Young Actors Improv students learn to use Improv as a performance art form, as a rehearsal tool and to enhance auditions. Make your audiences laugh, cry, wonder and guffaw as we develop an awareness to embrace and develop comedic timing.  Let down your guard…and accept, heighten & explore your boundless imaginations through improv! Plus it's a great confidence building tool!

Location: MPCS Middle School Classroom: H107

Instructor: Don Stallings Atlanta Workshop Players

Improv Team  Age: Grades 5-8

Friday 3:15pm- 4:30pm.  Class length 75 minutes.

Class size: Max 16.

Fall Semester: 16 Classes + in-class final performance

Commitment: 4 Payments of $74. (Semester Total $296)

MPCS Students:
 MPCS MS Students report to MS Classroom at 3:15pm.

First Class: Friday. August 30, 2019

Don Stallings has performed to critical acclaim in New York, Los Angeles and throughout the Southeast. He is a popular commercial talent and can be seen in Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters, Stan Against Evil, Raising Dion, Zoe Ever After, Turn: Washington's Spies, and Game of Silence...Don performed nationally as a stand up comedian, is an experienced stage combat choreographer who received his training with the Society of American Fight Directors, is a teacher, producer, director, editor, shoots independent, corporate projects, and is a published playwright.  Owner of Atlanta Workshop Players.

Acting for Film and TV

As the founder of the #1 TV/FILM training studio for young actors in the Southeast, Erik Lingvall (owner of Catapult Acting) brings with him a very unique approach to teaching actors. Erik’s method is equal parts technical training for the camera, and personal development for the human. In this 16 week intensive, students will dive into the art of on-camera acting, learning how to create compelling and authentic characters. Through Erik’s three step process of letting go, owning the moment, and connecting students will learn what it really takes to achieve their highest level of excellence both in front of a camera, and in life.

Location: MPCS Middle School Classroom: H104

Instructor: Erik Lingvall Catapult Acting Studio

Acting for Film and TV   Age: Grades 5-8

Thursday 3:30pm- 5:00pm.  Class length 75 minutes.

Class size: Min. 12/ Max 14

Fall Semester: 16 Classes + Final evening performance + includes editing time

Commitment: 4 Payments of $144. (Semester Total $576)

MPCS Students:  MPCS MS Students report to MS Classroom at 3:30pm.

First Class: Thursday.  August 22, 2019

Winner of the Readers’ Choice Award for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 18 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast.

Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end.

Musical Theater: 'Into the Woods'

Grades 5-8 only

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods Jr. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jackie (and her beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

Instructor: Elaine Mitchell, Director

Sarah Pigott, Assistant Director

Parent Meeting:  Interest Meeting. Tuesday, October 8th South Hall 6pm.

Audition Date: October 23rd at MPCS MS Theater H119 at 3:15pm.  $100 Audition Fee.  Roles for non-singers and dancers are available.  (Non refundable audition fee. . Please pay by check to MPCS $100. Drop off CHECK& FORM to Middle School Front Office: Ms. Halloran. )

AUDITION FORM: Download Audition Form Here

AUDITION FEE $100.  Due by Tuesday, October 22nd. 

Two Levels: This year, we will be casting two levels of performers.  Leads and supporting actors.  

  • Leads: Leads will meet additional Sundays:  11/10, 11/17,  11/24, 12/8, 12/15.  Then again in January with regular Tuesday & Friday rehearsals. There will be an additional fee for the additional 5 classes.
  • Supporting: Will begin with regular Tuesdays & Fridays January 2020.

Shows:  March 27 & 28.  3 Shows

Commitment: 5 Payments (Leads) $80/  (Supporting)  $65.

Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar. (*After initial $100 Audition Fee.)

*Includes cast party and 6 free show tickets.

Show Tickets:  General Admissions $10

Kids 9 and Under Free

Complete Drama Club Form and Pay Fee  on our

 Home Page.


Jazz and Pom Team

Gain a foundation in the fundamentals of dance:  jazz, lyrical and hip hop.  Students will see improvement in strength, flexibility and kinesthetic learning. Class uniform: black leggings and t-shirt tops. Black Jazz shoes will be required and a class costume. . This class will meet on holiday Mondays.  Ashlyn is also an instructor at Atlanta Workshop Players.

Location: MPCS Middle School Classroom: H119 

Instructor: Ashlyn Stallings Atlanta Workshop Players

Musical Theater: Dance  Age: Grades 5-8

Thursday 3:15pm- 4:30pm.  Class length 75 minutes.

Class size: Max 20.

Fall Semester: 16 Classes + in-class final performance.  Spring recital performance.

Commitment: 4 Payments of $74. (Semester Total $296)

First Class: Monday.  August 19, 2019

Ashlyn Stallings is a graduate of a New York based Film Acting Conservatory and is a professional actor and dancer. Ashlyn can be seen in AMC's The Walking Dead, BET's The Quad, many independent films and her hands are pictured on many a mozzarella stick box!  Ashlyn is also a resident member of the Victorian Gothic Horror troupe Phantasmagoria Atlanta. She writes and produces original work on stage and screen. Ashlyn believes she can do magic and is still waiting for her letter from Hogwarts.

Majorette Twirl


Designed specifically for the beginning and novice twirler, the Mount Pisgah Twirl Teams and Majorette Classes will focus on fundamental skills and authentic performance opportunities.  Students will learn the basics of salute, twirling and marching. Music and movement will be incorporated into each class as well as strength training, flexibility, dance and fine motor coordination.  As a group, the Mount Pisgah Twirl Team will perform at the MP Fall Bonfire, an MP Football Game and the Winter Recital. All students in twirl class must purchase: uniform package, white keds sneakers, class baton and blue case.  

Location: MPCS Middle School Classroom: H119


Instructor: Mandie Cummins


Majorettes: Middle School Team.  Age: Grades 5-8

Thursdays 3:00pm- 4:15pm.  Class length 75 minutes

Class size: Max 10.

Fall Semester: 16 Classes +  Performances at MP Bonfire, Pep Rally, Football Game, Winter Recital

Commitment: 4 Payments of $74. (Semester Total $296)

First Class: Monday.  August 20, 2019


Girls Voice Ensemble/ Show Choir:  'Liberty Grace'

'Liberty Grace' is a Christian Girls Show Choir that focuses on voice blending, technique and harmonies paired with dance and performance movements.  Girls must be enrolled in half hour private voice lessons while taking this ensemble class.  An audition with the Instructor or a recommendation from the Instructor or MPAA Director is required before enrollment.  Students will focus on pop, mo-town or contemporary music with uplifting Christian themes. 

Location: MPCS Middle School Classroom: H119 

Instructor: Sarah Pigott

Liberty Grace:  Age: Grades 5-8

Mondays 3:15-4:30pm.  Class length 60 minutes

Class size: Max 16

Fall Semester: 16 Classes +  Talent Showcase, Recitals + additional rehearsals as needed 

Commitment: 4 Payments of $60. (Semester Total $240)

First Class: Monday.  August 19, 2019

Mount Pisgah Drum Corp:  March & Drum  SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

The Mount Pisgah Drum Corp is an after school ensemble group for students Grades 6-8 which  introduces Marching Band and Drumline core skills with community performances. Classes meet every Thursday 4:15-5:30pm at the Mount Pisgah Christian School Band Room in Johns Creek and are open to students from MPCS and surrounding Community. Are you excited about Marching Band or have your always wanted to join a Drumline? This is place for you! Contact us to sign up today! First Class: Sept. 12, 2019

Location: MPCS Middle School Classroom: Band Room MPCS Drummond Center,


Liberty Grace:  Age: Grades 6-8

Thursdays 4:15- 5:30pm/ Class length 75 minutes

Class size: Max 20

Fall Semester: 13 Classes + Performances TBA 

Commitment: 3 payments of $86. (Semester Total= $260)

Spring Semester: 16 Classes

Commitment: 4 payments of $80. (Semester Total= $320)

First Class: Thursdays September 12, 2019 

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Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media Art classes guide students through a variety of artistic mediums as professional art instructors assist students in developing authentic self-expression. Our arts classrooms provide a nurturing environment where students use paint, ink, charcoals, collage, texture, photography and more to experiment with endless artistic techniques.  Additionally, teachers explore and connect art from classical to modern periods to every class project. This is a wonderful class for middle grade artists who wants to take their personal artistic journey to the next level. 

Location: MPCS Art Studio in Middle School: H123

Instructor: Anita Hunter


Mixed Media:  Age: Grades 5-8

Wednesday 3:15pm- 4:15pm.  Class length 60 minutes.

Class size: Max 8.

Fall Semester: 16 Classes + Winter Recital Gallery

Commitment: 4 Payments of $88. (Total $352)

MPCS Students:  MPCS MS Students report to the MPCS Art Studio at 3:15pm.

First Class: Wednesday. August 21, 2019