Our Classes

OUR Classes

Virtual Classes

Summer is starting virtually!

Due to the public health crisis we will be starting our Summer Camps and Classes Virtually, and hopefully will be transitioned to in-person Camps later this summer. These classes are for those 12 years old and up. We will have weekly classes in:

  • Jazz – Beginners and Advanced
  • Musical Theater
  • Vocal
  • Acting
  • Audition Technique
  • Wednesday Workout!

June 15 - August 7, 2020

Enrollment Starts May 18th


3pm & 4pm online classes


Two payments of $99
Family Membership of $25

More information:

*Take as many classes as you would like!
*All Classes take place on Zoom

About The Hurrah Players Classes

Each year Hurrah offers over 1000 hours of performing arts education through classes, day camps and workshops. Enrollment in our educational programs is open to any person, age 5 and up, with a sincere desire to participate. With an annual average of 300 students, hailing from each city in Hampton Roads and beyond, we proudly represent a broad demographic. Through our Scholarship programs, >47% of participants receive tuition assistance, as no child is denied access to our classes for financial reasons.

our Classes at a Glance


This class will teach stage awareness, character development and performance techniques.


III & IV Instructor | s. cook

Acting I - Ages 5-7
Acting II - Ages 8+
Acting III - Ages 12+
Acting IV - Ages 13+ ​

Audition Tech I & II - Beginner/Intermediate
Audition Tech III & IV - Intermediate/Advanced

Audition Tech I- IV

This class is all about how to get the gig! Learn and polish your audition techniques. Build your audition portfolio. 

I & II Instructor | R. Boyd

III & IV Instructor | s. Cook

Camera Acting

This class will build on stage acting skills to introduce and refine your camera acting techniques. 

Instructor | M. Haynie

Intermediate/Advanced - Ages 12+

All Levels - Ages 12+

Hip Hop

This class will teach you Hip-Hop steps and routines set to popular music. This is a great dance work out! 

Instructor | J. Casanova

Jazz I - IV

Learn this modern style of dance as an excellent supplement to Musical Theatre.

Jazz I & II Instructor | TBD

Jazz II.5 - IV Instructor | L. Wallace

Intro - Advanced | Ages 5+

All Levels | Ages 5 - 12

Co Harrison's Babes on Broaway

Learn Broadway style routines with dance & vocal training. “Babes” have option to participate in performances outside of class time!

Instructor | Co Harrison

Musical Theater I - IV

This class will teach you Broadway style routines with dance & vocal training.

I & II Instructor | co Harrison & R. Boyd

III & IV Instructor | H. Copeland

Intermediate/Advanced | Ages 12+

Intro - Advanced | Ages 5+

Tap I - IV & Adult Tap

Learn a style of dance characterized by the rhythmic tapping of the toes and heels.

I & II Instructor | Co Harrison

I & II Instructor | L. Wallace


One Act Production

Over the year learn how to produce a One Act from start to finish and perform the show in The Perry Theater at a date TDB.

Instructor | S. Cook

Advanced | Ages 13+

All Levels | Ages 12 - 18

The Pusher Improv

Learn and refine your comedy skills!

INSTRUCTOR | The Pushers

The Hurrah Players offers a variety of classes for all skill levels and ages. We proudly host a Spring Break Camp and three Summer Camps. Our camps focus on Acting, Musical Theater, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop.

Our Instructors

OUR instructors


Hugh Copeland

Artistic Director

Hugh R. Copeland is the founder and artistic director of The Hurrah Players Family Theatre Company and performing arts academy. He is the former chairperson of the Virginia Theatre Conference - Youth and Family Theatre Division, and the Virginia representative to the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Hugh was the Tony Award Honorable Mention for Excellence in Education (2017).


Lisa Wallace

Choreographer, Jazz & Tap Instructor

Lisa has been teaching for over 30 years, teaching workshops and classes up and down the East Coast and was the former owner of Jean Wallace Studios. She taught dance for the Governors School for the Arts for over 9 years and also was the Choreographer for the televised Miss Virginia Pageant for 9 years and has judged on the State and local levels.

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Sharon Cook

Guest Director, Acting & Audition Instructor

Sharon is currently an English and Theatre Arts instructor at Maury High School, she has been teaching in the Norfolk Public School System since 1992. Sharon has extensive experience in performing and directing on the live stage as well as numerous film and television appearances.


Reaco Boyd

Acting Instructor

Mrs. Boyd is a talented actor, teacher, singer, and dancer who began performing in her childhood and continued through high school where she excelled in drama and modern dance. She is delighted to bring both her love for the arts and her passion for teaching to this amazing family.


Co Harrison

Musical Theatre & Babes on Broadway Instructor

Co started teaching dance at age 16 and performed for local U.S.O. at Camps, Forts and on Navy Ships from 1943-1948. In 1948. Mrs. Harrison has had the pleasure of instructing tap, musical theatre and “The Babes on Broadway” for Hurrah for 17 years, as well as 30 years at Lakewood Dance.


Joél Casanova

Hip Hop Instructor

Joél started competittively dancing HipHop at 11 years. By the age of 16, he was choreographing professionally. At age 18, he was staffed at Academie de Ballet, and performed with Masterworks USA. Joél Casanova created and founded BeatHunter Dance at age 20.


Jaia Cooper

Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop Instructor

Jaia Cooper has been a Hurrah Player since 2009. Her first production was "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" as a Baby Angel. She was last seen as a Dancer in Hurrah’s production of Black Girl Magic. She is also a 5-year veteran of the Lisa Wallace Holiday Kickline in “Hurrah for the Holidays”. Jaia recently appeared in her second performance with the Angela Brown-Myers Dance Ensemble at the Attucks Theatre 100 Anniversary Celebration. Last Summer Jaia made her Little Theatre of VA Beach debut in the ensemble of “Hairspray”. She has taught Jazz, Tap, and Hip-Hop for the last year, for the hurrah summer and spring break camps. She loves playing the guitar, ukulele, and singing when not on stage. Jaia is in her second year in the AFA Music Program at Tidewater Community College.

Our Camps

OUR Camps


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Ages 5 and up
Musical Theater
Hip Hop
End of camp performance

Summer is starting virtually!

Due to the public health crisis we will be starting our Summer Camps and Classes Virtually, and hopefully will be transitioned to in-person Camps later this summer.

Virtual Camp

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9am - noon, Monday through Friday
Camps will have fun show themes
The Little Mermaid Theme | Ages 5-7
Suessical Theme | Ages 8-10
Hamilton Theme | Ages 11 & 12

Grateful Hurrah Players Highlight


"Hurrah gave me a purpose and helped me discover my passion. I had such a sense of fulfillment at a young age because of The Hurrah Players and Hugh Copeland. It set the track for my career and life."

- Grant Gustin | The Flash

"Hugh was a mentor to me and was able to show me at a young age I was different and an instrument that could tell stories and move people and touch people's hearts."

- Adrienne Warren | Starring as Tina Turner on Broadway

"Through kindness, acceptance and love, Hurrah became a place most of us call home and people we call family. I can never replace the collection of incredible memories I have or the lessons I have learned. I believe anyone who joins will inevitably begin to feel this way and become part of our family."

- Victor Spence | Hurrah Player Alumnus & Board Member

Our Sponsors

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