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Summer 2020 Classes - Online

Our 2020 Summer Performing Arts Academy goes online! We have larger variety of programs than ever before. Scroll down for class descriptions and registration links.

  • A 10% discount is offered when you enroll in 2 or more classes during the same transaction.
  • All classes are 90 minutes and meet via Zoom daily for the week(s) specified.
  • Enrollment limited to 12 per class. Most classes will have a smaller student to teacher ration.
  • Registration closes 2 hours before the first meeting of any class.
  • No refunds after the first day of class.
  • 2-week classes (and some 1-week classes as noted) include a final video project that will be recorded on the final day of class.

Questions? Not sure what class will be the right fit? We're here to help! Send us a message on Facebook or email [email protected]

Financial Assistance: Please do not let cost prevent your students' participation in our academy programs. Contact our Patron Services Manager at [email protected] for information financial assistance.

Summer 2020 Classes - In Person

If we are able to offer in-person classes this summer, we will offer online students the first opportunity to switch classes if they wish.

If you are previously enrolled in an in-person summer course, we will be processing refunds beginning on the first day of the scheduled class (for example, we started processing Session 1 refunds on June 22).

The Algonquin's Performing Arts Academy is presented with support from Broadway Ray, PNC Bank, Dodge Foundation and The New Jersey State Council of the Arts.

July 13
Creative Dramatics
Ages 8-11
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 13
Monologue Work
Ages 8-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 13 - July 17
Improv - Character Creation
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online
1 Week: July 13-17 (Daily)
1 pm - 2:30 pm
$65
Teaching Artist: Luke Pearlberg

Through improvisation games and activities students will develop an original character from scratch. Students will use this character to sketch out a 1 to 2-minute original monologue to be rehearsed and performed on the final day of class.

Class will be conducted online via Zoom. Information on how to join a class will be distributed to registrants. Siblings can share a screen at no additional cost.

July 20 - July 24
Intro to Musical Theatre Dance
Ages 8-11
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 20 - July 24
Choreography
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 20 - July 31
Acting I - Let's Make a Play
Ages 8-11
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 20 - July 31
Musical Theatre
Ages 8-17
Summer 2020 Online
2 Weeks: July 20-31 (Meets Every Weekday)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
$130
Teaching Artist: Ali Gleason

Students will mix and match existing songs to create a musical story complete with singing, dancing and lots of fun.

Students will work toward a final online presentation that will be delivered via video link that can be shared with family & friends after the conclusion of the class.

Class will be conducted online via Zoom. Information on how to join a class will be distributed to registrants. Siblings can share a screen at no additional cost.

July 20 - July 31
Acting II: An Original Play for Zoom
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 27 - July 31
Intro to Playwriting
Ages 8-11
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

July 27 - July 31
My One Minute Monologue
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

August 3 - August 7
Intro to Musical Theatre
Ages 8-11
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

August 3 - August 7
Screenwriting
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

August 3 - August 7
Contemporary Musical Theatre Dance
Ages 9-12
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

August 3 - August 14
A World Premier Musical
Ages 8-17
Summer 2020 Online
2 Weeks: August 3-14 (Meets Every Weekday)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
$130
Teaching Artist: Ali Gleason
p> Learn an original musical! In addition to originating a character and introducing new music, students will also contribute to design elements like props, costumes and set pieces for a final presentation on the last day of class.

Students will work toward a final online presentation that will be delivered via video link that can be shared with family & friends after the conclusion of the class.

Class will be conducted online via Zoom. Information on how to join a class will be distributed to registrants. Siblings can share a screen at no additional cost.

August 3 - August 14
Voice Acting
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online
2 Weeks: August 3-14 (Weekdays)
9 am - 10:30 am
$130
Teaching Artist: Pamela Ward

You might never see them, but voice actors provide the characters and voices for commercials, video games, cartoon characters, audio books and radio plays and announcements.

Students will focus on the use of the voice to convey meaning, portray multiple characters and to describe settings effectively for listeners.

Each student will work on: 1.) a commercial; 2.) a scripted dialogue between two different characters; 3.) narration and dialogue from a book or novel; 4.) a documentary narration (facts about a particular subject; 5.) one character from a radio play.

Students will work toward developing a small portfolio of voiceover examples and class will culminate with a final online presentation that will be delivered via video link.

Class will be conducted online via Zoom. Information on how to join a class will be distributed to registrants. Siblings can share a screen at no additional cost.

August 10 - August 14
Meet a Musical
Ages 8-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

August 10 - August 14
Playwriting In One Act
Ages 12-17
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.

August 10 - August 14
Classic Musical Theatre Dance
Ages 9-12
Summer 2020 Online

Registration for this class has closed.