Community Engagement Series
The Grand is more than just a theater. With a mission to ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE, and ENRICH North Central Wisconsin, The Grand's Community Engagement Series pushes the performing arts from the stage out into the community.
Community events like dance classes, film screenings, pop-up exhibits, lectures, and more create opportunities for audience members to connect with performances in new and exciting ways.
Check back throughout the Season to see what unique events we're planning!
Thursday, October 4th - 7:00-8:30 PM
The Grand Theater - Great Hall
Back by popular demand, instructors Todd and Julia Barrington from the Central Wisconsin School of Ballet will provide an hour of swing dance instruction starting at 7:00 PM in The Grand's Great Hall. Participants will then be able to practice their new skills to the vintage-pop music of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox!
This class is a free event for all ages and skill levels. No dance experience or partner are necessary. A $5 donation for the instructors is appreciated, but not required.
Thursday, October 11 - 5:30-6:30 PM
The Grand Theater
Join The Grand Theater, YWCA Wausau, and Affinity Martial Arts for a special self-defense class specifically tailored to the needs of women in our community. Instructor Jamie Sparling of Affinity Martial Arts will teach a one-hour beginner's self-defense class on the stage of the historic Grand Theater.
Learn techniques that apply to everyday situations and are feasible for everyone, regardless of experience or skill. This class will be an informative and fun way for ladies to learn life-saving skills and build confidence!
This class is a free event for women of all ages and skill levels. Athletic attire is not necessary. A $5 donation for the instructor is appreciated, but not required.
Tuesday, November 6th - 7:00-9:00 PM
Join The Grand Theater at Daly's for a laid-back, Broadway-themed karaoke night!
From The Music Man to Hamilton, West Side Story to Mean Girls the Musical, stop by Daly's to sing (or just hear!) all of your favorites with fellow musical theatre fans. This is a free event for all ages; no experience required! Just bring a friend, pick a favorite song from a musical, grab a drink, and be ready to sing your heart out!
Monday, January 14th - 4:30-5:30 PM
Croi Croga Studio
You'll feel just like a ballerina at this Giselle-themed Total Barre fitness class!
Join The Grand at Croi Croga Studio for this intense bun fun workout set to the beautiful music of Adolphe Adam's Giselle. Total Barre emphasizes the correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music to increase strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It is a program geared toward everyone - no dance experience required!
Part of The Grand's Community Engagement Series, this class is a free event for all ages and skill levels.