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Childrens Acting & Musical Theatre Singing and Dancing Classes - New York, NY

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. We are one of the top acting schools in New York and have been providing children with acting classes for 40 years. Our mix of professional acting training combined with individual instruction and performance opportunities will provide a foundation for your child to pursue acting.

Acting Schools - New York, NY

We utilize the Stanislavski, Strasberg and Meisner methods to teach acting. Students learn to behave logically and naturally. Concentration and relaxation are emphasized through sensory exercises, scene work and improvisation. Proper speech and voice are emphasized during every class session. While acting & singing classes are done in groups, we reserve time to work with each child individually. Our acting classes feature instruction, observation and performance from professionals working on Broadway and on TV. Previous activities have included:
  • Learning tomp choreography from a cast member
  • Working with a voice-over artist and then watching her record and watching her cartoons
  • Experiencing stage combat from a stunt coordinator
  • Learning improvisation from a top improv artist who has toured with various improv and sketch comedy troupes
  • Giving periodic performance recitals
We want our students to experience the business of acting as well. We have:
  • Been directed by top casting directors
  • Met with agents and personal managers
  • Toured a TV studio
  • Worked on audition skills with Broadway stars
Your child will learn acting from the best in the business, 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. At The Children's Acting Academy your child will excel.

Acting Schools - Enrollment

 Enrollment is accepted anytime on a pro-rated basis. Class size is small (6-10 students). Scholarships and payment plans are available on a per need basis. We offer three sessions. Fall and spring sessions are each 10 weeks.  Winter session is 12 weeks. Please click the Classes buttons for prices and sign-up sheets.
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We also offer private acting lessons.

More details on our classes are below. For questions and to enroll call us at 212-860-7101 or email caanyc@gmail.com. We look forward to providing acting, singing and dancing classes for your child!


Beginning actors learn to behave logically and naturally onstage. Sensory technique is integrated with improvisational work, scene study, character development and monologues. Relaxation and concentration are stressed. Students are exposed to various techniques including: Spolin, Stanislavski, Hagen, Strasberg, and Meisner.

Broadway Dance
This class taught by a Broadway level choreographer. It is recommended for students between the ages of 6-15. We welcome all dancers (beginners through advanced) and guarantee to make each student shine! Classes will be split into groups according to ability. Every dance will be from a Broadway show and choreographed to fit the needs of the students. The trimesters will progress building up the dance routines ending in 3 show ready songs. The fall and spring trimesters will culminate in an in-class recital. The winter trimester will culminate in performances in the March 8th showcase. They will perfect common moves and dance genres including jazz, modern, tap and ballet. Students will learn to pick up routines quickly like an audition setting. They will learn how to perform within group numbers and learn placement.

Creative Drama 4 – 8 years old 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. Demonstration/performance class at the end of term. Age appropriate monologues and short plays are performed in a final recital.

Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Students get a combination of proper singing technique and the tools to "sell" a song. Each student moves at their own pace and therefore will prepare as many songs as they can handle. By the end of the semester each student will have a variety of audition ready songs which they will perform at the end of semester recital and at the Off-Broadway Showcase at the end of the Winter Trimester.

Acting II 9 – 15 years old
Monologues, scenes, poetry, commercials and interview skills are taught to all levels of actors. Speech and voice, oral interpretation, audition techniques and improvisation are stressed to encourage poise and confidence for the shy as well as the aspiring professional. TV and film scripts may be introduced based on the skill level of each individual class.

Student Ensemble

The Company
This is not a class. It is an ensemble of students who are performance ready. The students go immediately into rehearsals. They perform at a well known 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 on-camera and stage workshops to The Company members. Acceptance into The Company is by audition only.

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