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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Kids Take the Stage


Four times each year we offer theater classes for kids. These classes teach theater skills such as acting, singing, pantomime, improvisation and stage make-up, but equally as important, they help kids develop real life skills like confidence, reading, team work, self-esteem and communication.


We offer a six-week winter session starting in January/February, a six-week spring session starting in March/April, a six-week fall session beginning in October and week-long summer camps in July/August. We do not offer classes in June and July so we and the kids can concentrate on the Free Summer Musical Program.


In-person classes are back!

Summer camps for kids in K-6th grades will run the weeks of July 19 and August 2. See below for details.


To register a child, click here.


Financial Assistance is available for qualified families, email Miki Robinson for details.

I've Got Rhythm

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd

Rhythm brings music to life in this fast-paced and fun class! Using rhythm instruments, movement and body percussion, kids are sure to find the beat! Space is limited to 8 kids.

Teacher: Sue Flogel        Cost: $50


Classes meet every day from

August 2 to 6 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm--This class is sold out!


In line with CDC guidelines for unvaccinated children, masks will be required.


Musical Mashups

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th


Everyone loves a musical! In this class, kids will learn well-known songs from Broadway musicals and combine them into a single story. Acting and singing skills go hand-in-hand on the journey from the Yellow Brick Road to Neverland! Space is limited to 8 kids.

Teacher: Sue Flogel        Cost: $65


Classes meet every day from July 19 to 23 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
or August 2 to 6 from 11 am to 12:30 pm


In line with CDC guidelines for unvaccinated children, masks will be required.

Magic for Beginners                   **Virtual Class**

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grades

Would you like to learn how to amaze your friends and family with magic? Professional and award-winning magician David Casas will lead this unique new class. Students will learn basic sleight of hand magic tricks using everyday objects! Girls and boys are encouraged to sign up. Class will conclude with a virtual magic show that friends and families can attend. For more information on our instructor, feel free to visit Space is limited to 12 kids.

Teacher: Professional Magician David Casas. This class will be taught virtually using Zoom.

Cost $60.


Next session Fall 2021

Costume Fun Spring Break Camp          

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th

Join the Bell Tower's Artistic Associate, Sue Flogel, in a week of hands on exploration into the world of theatrical costumes. Participants will learn how to create some basic costume pieces, as well as put costumes together for a scene of the suumer high school musical We Will Rock You. Space is limited to 12 children per class.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $85


Next Offering TBD

Music & Acting for Pre-Schoolers

Pre-Schoolers 3, 4 or 5 years old

Through movement, music and creative play, kids will learn the importance od active listening and expressing emotions through face and body language. Space is limited to 10 children per class.


Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $60


Next Offering Fall 2021

Let's Pretend

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Take a trip to the wonderful world of make believe. This enchanting class uses kids imagination and self-expression to build concentration, confidence and communication skills. The goal is to have fun discovering the world of theater! Space is limited to 16 kids.


Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost $70


 Next Offering Fall 2021

Creative Theatrics

2nd & 3rd Grade

Let's hit the stage! Using stories and short plays as a foundation, this class uses beginning acting techniques and cultivates skills that help kids be comfortable and confident on stage. Each day we will focus on creating believable characters using props, costumes, pantomime and dialogue. Space is limited to 16 kids.


Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost: $70


Next Offering Fall 2021


4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Get into the act! This class focuses on acting skills and how to create believable characters. Kids will explore improvisation, stage movement and pantomime.

Using skits and short plays, we will work to master the skills needed in acting on stage. Space is limited to 16 kids.


Teachers: Sue Riedel & Don Brauhn. Cost $70


Next Offering Fall 2021

Musical Theater 101

4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Learn how to put your best foot forward in a musical. This fast-paced, fun-filled and educational class will teach singing, character interpretation, and simple choreography using scenes from a Broadway musical. Space is limited to 20 kids.


Teacher: Sue Flogel  Cost $95


Next Offering Fall 2021

Fractured Fairy Tales               

3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

Have you ever thought fairy tales seemed a bit unrealistic?  Can you really want to marry someone ten minutes after you meet them?  Do frogs really turn into princes?  Does a kiss bring you out of a curse induced coma?  If you have doubts about any of these things, this is the class for you!  We will take popular fairy tales and rewrite them to suit a more modern world.  Once written, we will stage them and present them to our adoring public!! Space is limited to 10.


Teacher: Sue Flogel.


Next Offering Spring 2022

Pete the Cat Adventures                  

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Do you love “Pete the Cat” books? This class will bring some of your favorite Pete stories to life, with you as the actors.  Stories will include "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes," "Pete the Cat: Ricking My School Shoes," "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons," "Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes" and "Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie." At our last class, we will perform our stories. You are sure to have a groovy time! Space is limited to 16.


Teacher: Sue Flogel.


Next Offering Winter 2022

Home School Singers         

Ages 6 to 14

No experience necessary! We will focus on healthy singing habits, singing as a member of a group, experiencing a variety of choral literature, and having fun!!  Teacher: Sue Flogel. Cost $25


Next Offering Fall 2021.




This program is supported in part by grants from:



      The City of Dubuque   Live the Arts in Iowa