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

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

 

Childrens Acting & Musical Theatre Singing 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 kid. 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.

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 kid individually.

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!

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Acting

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

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Advanced Acting

Skills learned in Beginning Acting are refined. Advanced scene study is an integral part of the class, with a stress on character development techniques. In addition, students perfect monologue preparation for auditions.

Broadway Dance

This is a new class taught this year 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 include performances in the March 8th showcase. The class will teach students endurance and memory recall. 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.

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Creative Drama I – II

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.

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. creative spontaneity and imagination. Demonstration/performance class at the end of term.

Beginning TV

Poetry, prose, and professional commercial copy are used to offer on-camera experience. Speech and voice, oral interpretation, audition techniques and interview skills are stressed to encourage poise and confidence for the shy as well as the aspiring professional.

Advanced TV

This class strengthens skills learned in Beginning TV. Commercial copy and professional TV scripts (sitcom, daytime drama) are studied and performed on-camera. Audition technique is emphasized. Resumes, head shots, and other professional aspects of the business are thoroughly explored.

Children’s Acting Company

This is not a class. This is an ensemble of students who are performance ready. The students go immediately into rehearsals. They perform at a well known 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 invite prominent agents, managers, and casting directors to attend Company performances. Performers have received representation after  Acceptance into The Company is by audition only.

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