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Participants are expected to arrive 10 minutes
prior to the start of class time and be prepared to work.
No food, gum or drink (except bottled water) is
The experience of theatre is a team activity.
Please notify the instructor if you must miss a class. No more than
two absences are allowed.
Be courteous, respectful and considerate to all.
Parents must be prompt in the pickup of their
The DYT reserves the right to dismiss and not
enroll participants for the following reasons:
Disrespect to the instructor
Disregard of instructions
Possession of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or
Financial account not current
The Dixie Youth Theatre is
sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts
Commission. When the Tennessee Arts Commission was
created in 1967, it was given a special mandate by
the General Assembly to stimulate and encourage the
presentation of performing, visual and literary arts
throughout the state and to encourage public
interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee.
Through a variety of programs, the Commission has
encouraged excellence in artistic expression through
the state’s artists and arts organizations. That
commitment has continued to expand through the years
to ensure that the citizens of Tennessee have access
to, and the opportunity to participate in the arts.
Scott Conley (Lead Acting Instructor) has a B.S. in technical theatre and visual arts design from Lambuth University. He was also the Technical Director at Lambuth University. Scott’s most recent productions include directing The Sound of Music here at The Dixie, appearing in Jackson Theatre Guild’s Red, White and Tuna and directing Lil’ Abner and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Jade Johnson (Assistant Acting and Creative Drama Instructor) is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin and will graduate in Dec 2011 receiving her B.F.A. degree. She has trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Her future goals include obtaining a masters degree in fine arts and education. She has previously conducted The Dixie’s 2010 & 2011 Summer Camp sessions and the Fall & Spring 2010 Semester of Dixie Youth Theatre classes.
The Dixie Youth Theatre is designed to provide a distinctive theatre education program that will empower youth to embrace a life of excellence and creativity through their artistic abilities and open doors to imagination and self-confidence. Theatre skills are worthwhile, valuable life skills grounded in discipline and a work ethic that is crucial for any craft.