River Oaks Academy


Shakespeare Kids is delighted to return to ROA for a third year.  See our Fall line-up below and please contact them directly if interested.


Fall Session Sept 19-Dec 2, 2022

No classes held on 9/26, 10/5, 11/11 and the week of thanksgiving 11/21-25

AESOP PLAY on Mondays 3-3:45pm PST Grades K-2 on Zoom

Aesop was an oral storyteller believed to live in ancient Greece. Originally told for adults addressing religious, social and political themes it was later during the Renaissance (and onwards) that his stories were then used as ethical guides in child education. Each week we will learn, discuss and explore these Fables THEN using fun active theatre exercises PHYSICALLY explore these great stories, characters and themes.

COMEDY IMPROV! on Wednesdays at Old Meadows Park in Thousand Oaks

12:30-1:10pm Grades 6-8; 1:15-1:55pm Grades K-2; 2-2:40pm Grades 3-5 

COMEDY IMPROV! on Thursdays at the ROA Westlake Campus ( 920 Hampshire Rd. Suite x)

9:30-10:15am Grades 4-5; 10:20-11:05am Grades K-1; 11:10-11:55am Grades 2-3 

Improvisation is an enjoyable and safe environment for an individual to experience self-growth. Plus it is SUPER FUN! Through interactive activities and exercise, our students get the chance to experience growth on a physical, emotional and physical level. This program teaches acting techniques AND improves confidence, has social benefits and promotes communication skills. Commedia dell’arte is an Italian style of theatre that was popular in Europe in the 16th century and most of the comedy and stock characters we see today originated from this art form.

MONOLOGUES! MONOLOGUES! MONOLOGUES! on Fridays 3-4pm PST Grades 6-12 on Zoom

Whether it be for audition or performance, make the monologue your new acting best friend! In this course, we will get familiar with the beast that is the monologue. Students will learn how to pick a monologue, analyze text, develop a character, and connect to given circumstances, while becoming comfortable performing solo.