Students are engaging in the play You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Students are engaging in the play You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

A student exhibiting her acting talent in a performance.

A student exhibiting her acting talent in a performance.

A young female actor showcases a dramatic moment.

A young female actor showcases a dramatic moment.

Future TONY Award Winners performing in our holiday recital.

Future TONY Award Winners performing in our holiday recital.

Theater Classes

Theater classes for children ages 4 and up

Creative Dramatics for the Very Young

Designed for students 4 to 6 years old, this class draws on the child's innate imagination and creativity, using theater games, movement and song to encourage self-expression and listening. (45 minutes weekly)

Theater Games and Improvisation

Designed for students who are interested in exploring the dramatic arts in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. An introduction to acting skills through theater games, story dramatization, improvisation and movement. For ages 5 to 12; classes are grouped according to age. (60 minutes weekly)

Theater Workshop and Performance

This class emphasizes the development of tools that lead to the creation of believable and vibrant characters. Students learn to master the basic principles of objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory and emotional recall. Young actors explore written scripts and improvisational monologues, and are given the opportunity to write their own pieces. Open to students ages 12 and up. No prior performance experience is necessary. (90 minutes weekly)

Musical Theater Workshop and Performance

Drawing from the classic and the current musical theater repertoire, this workshop is especially designed for students as an introduction to acting, singing and dancing skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing vocal technique, stage presence and basic musical theater dance choreography in an enjoyable and constructive atmosphere. Students will have the opportunity to perform at the end of the workshop. For students ages 6 to 14. Classes are available only in the spring and are grouped according to age. (90 minutes weekly)

Audition Prep Class

Students preparing for theater auditions for performing arts schools or colleges will be offered guidance in the selection of their monologues to showcase their talent effectively. Emphasis will be placed on staging and raising the level of presentation. Students will have the opportunity to present audition material in one of the Prep Center weekly recitals. Individually scheduled. (30, 45 or 60 minutes weekly)