Monday Night Studio

Broadway Workshop

These 2-hour workshops take place on Mondays in January and February. Come learn vocals and choreography from some of Broadway’s biggest hits! Join us for one or all (depending on your age) and work with different teacher artists.

Monday, January 8 – 5pm-7pm


Rising Stars – Ages: 8-14*

Sunday, January 21 – 4pm-6pm


Rising Stars – Ages: 8-14*

Monday, February 5 – 5pm-7pm

Dear Evan Hanson

Mainstage – Ages: 14*- 20

Fall Session 2017

Mondays, September 11 – October 30

Spring Session 2018

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23

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

Musical Theater Dance Class

Musical Theater Dance Classes

This popular series focuses on musical theater style dance with emphasis on technique and audition skills. This year, we are introducing a NEW extended format designed to further build upon foundational skills. Members from CMT artistic staff will make guest appearances to teach and share details about our upcoming 50th season productions.

Instructor: Shannon Self & Claire Alexander

Who Can Attend?

  • Rising Stars Beg/Int (Ages 9 – 14*)
  • Rising Stars Int/Adv (Ages 10 – 14*)
  • Mainstage Beg/Int (Ages 14 – 20)
  • Mainstage Int/Adv (Ages 14 – 20)

*Intermediate/Advanced experience prerequisite is 3 YEARS for Rising Stars and 5 YEARS for Mainstage

What time?

  • Rising Stars
    4:30-5:30pm (Beg/Int) – Studio D
    4:30-5:30pm (Int/Adv) – Studio A
  • Mainstage
    5:30-6:30pm (Beg/Int) – Studio A
    6:30pm-7:30pm (Int/Adv) – Studio A


  • Fall Session: $200
  • Spring Session: $160

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.

Tap Class

Who Can Attend?

  • Beginning Tap: 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Intermediate Tap: 6:30 – 7:30pm


  • 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.

Monday Night Dance Instructors


<!–CMT alumna and full-time Artistic Manager—has taught musical theater, dance and acrobatics at CMT San Jose 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.

Where is Class Held?

CMT Rehearsal Hall
1401 Parkmoor Ave. 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.