At Wharton Center

Take It From The Top at Wharton

Wharton Center at MSU and the creators of Take It From The Top have produced a brand-new virtual educational program. This program allows students to advance their Broadway skills by strengthening the core disciplines of singing, acting, and dancing. Most importantly, this summer’s Take It From The Top (TIFTT) sessions are filled with more Broadway professionals than ever before. You won’t want to miss hearing from teaching artists who know what it takes to make it in the business.

You can also take advantage of the many scholarships available, and apply now.

Tech Track

July 20-24 | $150

Students in grades 6-12 will participate in an introductory look at the design and technical elements of musical theatre. In addition, participants will learn about the elements of costume, set, lighting, and sound design and then have an opportunity to create their own projects at home. Guided by both Broadway and Michigan theater professionals. Sign up by July 15

Five-Day Musical Theatre Intensive

July 20-24 | $175

Students in grades 5-12 will join Broadway professionals for a one-of-a-kind virtual learning opportunity. During the program, students will use synchronous and asynchronous learning in singing, acting, and dancing. Likewise, students will participate in live sessions (via conference call) as well as log into pre-recorded lessons. Above all, this virtual program will allow for more Broadway professionals than ever to engage our students in master classes and Q&A sessions. Sign up by July 15

Creative Kids

July 20-24 | Free

Students in grades 2-4 will view lessons throughout the week to further their creativity. Sign up by July 15

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with TIFTT Co-Founder Paul Canaan and his team of professionals. 

Take It From The Top is sponsored by Karyn’s Dance Place with additional support from Linda Arens; Bonnie Knutson; and Rich Sneary.

If you have any questions about our TIFTT offerings, contact Kelly at or (517) 884-3166 by July 15.

Interested in learning more about Wharton Center at MSU? Check out our website for our whARTon at home programs.

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