Monday Night Studio

We’re proud to offer a new and expanded evening of training classes at CMT. These classes are designed for all levels of experience.

Dance - Musical Theater Classes
Dance - Tap Classes
Broadway Workshop
Class Locations and Details
Cancellation Policy
Teacher Bios


Fall Session 2017:

September 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Instructor: Shannon Self & Claire Alexander

This popular series focuses on a musical theater style of dance with emphasis on technique and audition skills. This year, we are introducing a NEW extended format designed to further build upon foundational skills. Students will rotate between rooms and teachers to focus on technique at the barre, across the floor skills, and end in a fun combination. Artistic staff from will make guest appearances to teach and share details about our upcoming 50th season productions.

Who Can Attend?

Rising Stars: Ages 9-14 (Not in high school)
Mainstage: Ages 14-20
*Intermediate/Advanced prerequisite is 3 years dance class experience or 5 years dance experience for Mainstage

What time?

Rising Stars
4:00-5:30pm (Beg/Int)
4:45-6:15pm (Int/Adv)
5:30-7pm (Beg/Int)
6:15pm-7:45pm (Int/Adv)

There is a Thursday add-on option for Int/Adv Rising Stars on Thursdays from 4-5pm to continue building upon your skills

Mainstage Int/Adv Drop-In Option
Mainstagers have the option to drop into the Int/Adv class on a 2-class session basis for $40. Class themes are as follows:
Sept 11 & 18 / The Who's Tommy
Sept 25 & Oct 2 / Guys & Dolls
Oct 9 & 16 / West Side Story
Oct 23 & 30 / Newsies


Fall Session is $200
The Monday with Thursday Add-On is $320

What To Bring

Students are asked to wear closed-toed shoes or jazz-style dance shoes, as well as comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in. Water bottles are encouraged.


We are bringing back our fun Tap Class again this fall for both the Rising Stars and Mainstage levels.

Who Can Attend?

For Rising Stars (Ages 9 to 14 and not in high school)
For Mainstage (Ages 14 to 20)

The Mainstage class meets from 4:30-5:30pm and the Rising Stars class meets from 5:30-6:30pm


The 8 week session is $160

What To Bring

Students are asked to wear tap dance shoes, as well as comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in. Water bottles are encouraged.


Instructor: Various/See Below

Join us for a special event this winter! For 4 Mondays in January and February, we are inviting the CMT community for a fun two hour workshop where you will learn vocals and choreography for one of Broadway's biggest hits! Join for one or all (depending on your age) and work with different teaching artists. Dates and registration will be available in the fall

Where is Class Held?

Training class are held at the CMT Rehearsal Hall

1401 Parkmoor Avenue
Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126

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Cancellation Policy

Registration deadlines are set for 5 p.m., one week prior to each class start date.

Cancellations requested prior to the registration deadlines are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations or transfers will be honored after the registration deadlines. Check payments written with insufficient funds will be subject to a $35 fee.

To request a cancellation or transfer, contact Please include: your reason for cancelling/transferring; the registrant's name; the participant's name; the title of the class or event; the date and time of the class or event; the age group and/or session number.

Still Have Questions?


About Shannon

SHANNON SELF, CMT alumna and full-time Artistic Manager, has taught musical theater, dance, and acrobatics at CMT for over ten years. She also directs, choreographs, and occasionally performs for CMT. In addition to the artistic side, Shannon oversees all ten of CMT’s production workshops every year. Outside of CMT, Shannon has performed with companies like AMTSJ, Theatrical Arts Int. in Los Angeles, and Lenape Regional Theater in Philadelphia. During her early residency here, Shannon was fortunate enough to head to Los Angeles to perform in and assist Artistic Director, Kevin R. Hauge, with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. CMT directing/choreography credits include: Crazy For You, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Aladdin, The King & I, Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, The Boyfriend, Barnum, A Christmas Carol, Tom Sawyer, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Wind in the Willows, Fiddler on the Roof, and Heidi. Regional Choreography credits include: Ragtime in Concert (San Francisco), The Bracebridge Dinners (The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite), Crazy for You (Archbishop Mitty High School), Grease (Gunn High School) and Brigadoon (King’s Academy). She also continues her collaborative work on Trilogy (Three Women Dancing), a new dance musical. Shannon has a bachelor's degree in theater and dance from Santa Clara University.

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