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Do you want your child to learn acting and singing while working with industry pros and gaining performance experience? Whether you have a future star or just want your child to build confidence, The Children’s Acting Academy is designed for your child. CBS called us “One of the top 5 Broadway schools for kids in New York”. We have been providing children with acting classes for more than 40 years. Our mix of professional acting training combined with individual instruction and performance opportunities offers your child the opportunity to grow in many ways.

We utilize the Stanislavski, Strasberg, Chekov and Meisner techniques to teach acting. Students learn to act moment to moment with honesty and passion. Concentration and relaxation are emphasized through sensory exercises and scripted work. Improvisation, speech and voice are emphasized during every class session. While acting and singing classes are done in groups, we reserve time to work with each child individually.

Your child will learn acting from the best in the business and get a chance to perform and have fun. You will also be able to take advantage of our extensive contact list of agents looking for young talent.

Children's Acting Academy Students at International Peace Day in Central Park
Children’s Acting Academy Students at International Peace Day in Central Park

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tuesdays: Creative Drama(4-8 years old) 4:00-5:00 pm

Tuesdays: Acting(9 years old and up) 5:00-6:30 pm

Thursdays: Acting(9 years old and up) 4:30-6:00 pm

Fridays: Acting(9 years old and up) 4:30-6:00 pm

Saturdays: Creative Drama(3-6 years old) 10:30-11:30 am

Acting (7-9 years old)11:30-12:30 pm

Acting (10-12 years old)12:30-2:00 pm

Teen Acting (13 years and up)2:00-3:30 pm *Prep for performing Arts High Schools*

Broadway Dance(Any Age) 2:00 am-3:00 pm

Fall classes on ZOOM

At the bottom of the page is our online class store. Please select which class/es you would like to register your child for and add them to your cart to pay with a credit card.

SCHEDULE DETAILS

Creative Drama

Ages: 4-8

Tuesday 4 PM – 5 PM

A journey through the world of mime, sound, rhythm, movement, and improvisation. Classic children’s stories and sensory exercises are used to increase awareness, strengthen concentration and inspire creative spontaneity and imagination. Open classroom recital at the end of the fall term and at the end of the Spring term. The Winter term culminates in a big performance in our off-Broadway agent/manager showcase.

Acting

Ages: 9-14

Tuesday 5 PM – 6:30 PM  OR

Thursday 4:30 PM – 6 PM OR

Friday 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Actors learn to behave logically and naturally onstage. Students work on scene study, monologues, poetry, commercials and interview technique. Relaxation and concentration are stressed. Students are exposed to various techniques including: Spolin, Stanislavski, Hagen, Strasberg, Meisner, and Chekhov techniques. During every class meeting we work on speech and diction and improvisation.

Creative Drama

Ages: 3-6

Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

A journey through the world of mime, sound, rhythm, movement, and improvisation. Classic children’s stories and sensory exercises are used to increase awareness, strengthen concentration and inspire creative spontaneity and imagination. Open classroom recital at the end of the fall term and at the end of the Spring term. The Winter term culminates in a big performance in our off-Broadway agent/manager showcase.

Acting

Ages: 7-9

Saturday 11:30am – 12:30pm

Actors learn to behave logically and naturally onstage. Students work on scene study, monologues, poetry, commercials and interview technique. Relaxation and concentration are stressed. Students are exposed to various techniques including: Spolin, Stanislavski, Hagen, Strasberg, Meisner, and Chekhov techniques. During every class meeting we work on speech and diction and improvisation.

Acting

Ages: 10-12

Saturday 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Actors learn to behave logically and naturally onstage. Students work on scene study, monologues, poetry, commercials and interview technique. Relaxation and concentration are stressed. Students are exposed to various techniques including: Spolin, Stanislavski, Hagen, Strasberg, Meisner, and Chekhov techniques. During every class meeting we work on speech and diction and improvisation.

TEEN Acting

Ages: 13 and up

Saturday 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Focus is on choosing and preparing 2 contrasting monologues, improvising off of the monologue, improvisation skills, cold readings of 2 person scenes and interview technique. Actors learn to behave logically and naturally. Relaxation and concentration are stressed. Students are exposed to various techniques including: Spolin, Stanislavski, Hagen, Strasberg, Meisner, and Chekhov techniques. During every class meeting we work on speech and diction.

Broadway Dance

All Ages Welcome

Saturday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This class is taught by a Broadway level choreographer. It is recommended for students between the ages of 4-14. We welcome all dancers (beginners through advanced) and guarantee to make each student shine! Every dance will be from a Broadway show and choreographed to fit the needs of the students. The trimesters will end with three performance-ready routines.  The fall and spring trimesters will culminate in an open classroom recital. The winter trimester will include performances in the March Agent/Manager Showcase. The class will teach students endurance and memory recall. They will perfect common moves and dance genres including jazz, modern, and ballet. Students will learn to pick up routines quickly like an audition setting.

The Company

This is not a class. This is an ensemble of students who have auditioned and are performance ready. The students rehearse and perform in a workshop production. They perform in a play or musical at an Off-Broadway theatre in NYC. The students are given the opportunity to display their talents in singing, acting and dance. We will also have the opportunity to invite prominent agents, managers, and casting directors to give stage workshops to The Company members. Acceptance into The Company is by audition only.

Rehearsals for ages 4-9 years old are Wednesdays from 4 PM – 5:30 PM.

Rehearsals for ages 10-13 years old are Wednesday from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Rehearsals for teens on Sundays

*The director reserves the right to extend the time of all rehearsals.

*ALL workshop productions have added Sunday rehearsals as the performance approaches.

AT THE CHILDREN’S ACTING ACADEMY YOUR CHILD WILL EXCEL!