Clarksville, TN — The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University (APSU) has unveiled its fall class slate, including the exciting return of acting classes for children and adults.

CSA is also adding at least two new instructors. Charlie Krantz, Technical Director of APSU’s Theater and Dance Department, and Alyssa Amos, APSU Theater student, will teach the newly added theater classes.




“When I was a student at APSU, I remember that the ASC held acting classes and they always had good enrollment,” said Kevin Loveland Jr., the new coordinator of the school.

“When I was hired, I made it my mission to reintegrate the theater into the CSA. I am thrilled with everything we have planned so far and look forward to seeing the theater thrive with CSA,” Loveland Jr. said.

Not only are acting classes coming back, but they are also coming back with a bang.

CSA will offer six acting classes:

  • Tots Theater for 3-5 year olds.
  • Theater for children from 5 to 7 years old.
  • Theater and improvisation for young people aged 8 to 15.
  • Improvisation from 16 years old.
  • Act for 16-adults.
  • Scenic painting for 16-adult.

These classes add to an already popular list of dance, visual art, and writing classes.

In dance, these are:

  • Creative movement for 3-5 year olds.
  • Dance for children from 5 to 7 years old.
  • Ballet for 8-15 year olds.
  • Contemporary dance from 8 years old.
  • Jazz dance from 8 years old.
  • Hip-hop for 8-15 year olds.
  • Hip-hop for 16-adults.


In visual art, these are:

  • Art for children from 6 to 11 years old.
  • Advanced art for ages 8-11.
  • Art for teenagers from 12 to 17 years old.
  • Drawing from 10 years old.
  • Mixed media painting for adults 13 years old.
  • Introduction to ceramics from the age of 16.
  • Introduction to digital photography for 16 year olds and adults.

CSA’s popular free writing course, Writing for Military and Families, is also on the list of fall courses.

To view course descriptions, schedules and costs, visit the CSA Courses page and click on the course links. Many classes fill up quickly but will have waiting lists.


Some courses offer periods of six weeks while others last eight weeks. Classes start on different dates, but the first classes start on September 6.

For more information about APSU Community School of the Arts, visit www.apsu.edu/csa. If you have any questions, email [email protected]