Van Singel Youth Theatre

VSYT Students to perform disney's 101 dalmatians kids for three performances june 7 and 8!

New 10 week youth theatre program open to all first through sixth grade students!

In celebration of 20 years of bringing the fine arts to Byron Center, the Van Singel is proud to announce a new after-school theatre program for 1st through 6th graders!  Presented as part of the 2018-2019 Chemical Bank season, students registered in the Van Singel Youth Theatre program (VSYT) will star in Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids musical. The VSYT program has been created to provide an extensive, more involved, theatre experience for elementary age youth.

Every Student who registers with VSYT automatically has a part in the show. This program runs from April 10th through June 8th. Auditions are set for Monday and Tuesday, April 8 & 9, 3 to 5 pm. Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays after school at Robert Nickels Intermediate School. Students in first through sixth grades are welcome to register. Dress rehearsals will begin in the Van Singel Fine Arts Center on June 3rd. All of the students will perform in three musical performances at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center on June 7 & 8. Please refer to the VSYT rehearsal/performance schedule at

A snack and water will be be provided each day of practice. There will be three performances of a Disney Jr. production on June 7th and 8th. 

Cost is $125 for the 10 week performing arts program. Sign up below using the on-line registration form. For more information you can also call the Van Singel at 616.878.6800.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, March 22, 2019

Click here for rehearsal/performance schedule.

Thank you to our VSYT community partners: 

vander laan family foundation


Stonehenge ConsultING, PLc

RE/Max of grand rapids - Kristin Ruther

village Custom Interiors

eric Blair with State Farm

Usher Tool & Die

Mathnasium of Kentwood, United Bank, Wyser Innovative Products

Freedom Physical Therapy, City2Shore Prestige Home Group, Curtis Eye Care, Kara McCafferty, Matrix Printing & Mailing, Sulli Digital

The Van Singel Youth Theatre will meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 10, 2019 at Nickels Intermediate School. Audtions for roles will be held on Monday & Tuesday, April 8 & 9, 3 to 5 pm. Rehearsals will begin in the Van Singel Fine Arts Center on June 3rd. Please refer to the VSYT rehearsal/performance schedule on this web page. A snack and water will be be provided each day of practice. There will be three performances of a Disney Jr. production on June 7th and 8th. Please complete this registration and follow the directions for payment. VSYT is open to all children in 1st through 6th grades and is not limited to just Byron Center Public School students. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019.
Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 10th at Nickels Intermediate School. 3-5 pm for 5th & 6th graders; 4-5 pm for 1st-4th graders. For the entire schedule, please refer to the VSYT Rehearsal/Performance Schedule on this webpage.
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I, custodial parent/legal guardian to the child listed in this form, grant the VSYT, the Van Singel Fine Arts Center and Byron Center Public Schools the right to photograph or video my child to be used for print or digital purposes, including electronic publishing.  (required)
CHILD PICK UP POLICY. Children are expected to be picked up as close to the end time as possible for all classes/rehearsals/performances. In the event of a late pick up, there will be a $4 charge after 15 minutes and additional $1 for every five minutes thereafter. So if a child is picked up 30 minutes late, there will be a $7 charge. Parents will be emailed an invoice with the amount owed which must be paid by the beginning of the next month. For instance, parent owes $7 in April, it must be paid by the first class in May. These funds go directly back to VSYT.
VSYT PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Parent involvement is encouraged to help secure the success of the 101 Dalmations Junior performances. We will discuss volunteer opportunites at a parent meeting and email those who would like to volunteer their services.
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The VSYT Parent Meeting is scheduled Wednesday, April 10 from 5-5:15pm at Nickels Intermediate School when parents pick up students after the first practice session. We require parent(s) or a parent representative to attend this very important information session. We will email a meeting reminder.  (required)
The registration fee is $125 which includes a show t-shirt and snacks for each rehearsal session. Payment needs to be received by January 31, 2019. Please refer to the VSYT Schedule for rehearsal days/times, audition times and parent meeting. PAYMENT IS DUE FEBRUARY 22, 2019.  (required)
PLEASE NOTE: Checks should be payable to The Van Singel Fine Arts Center. Send payment to The Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame SW, Byron Center, 49315. The Van Singel is open weekdays 12 noon to 5 pm. The Van Singel accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Please call the Van Singel Fine Arts Center at 616.878.6800, option 5 if you have any questions. Or email or Sara Pass,