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Performing Arts Academy

Spring 2020 Classes on Sale Now

Our Performing Arts Academy offers year-round instruction to allow students to explore a variety of disciplines within the performing arts.

Not sure what class will be the right fit? We're here to help! Call or Julie Nagy, our education director, for assistance at 732-528-9224 or [email protected]

Financial Assistance: Please do not let cost prevent participation in our academy programs. Payment plans are available, and applications for tuition assistance are available from the Director of Arts Education.

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

Policies: Payment is due in full at time of reservation. Multiple enrollment discount (20%) is by household (i.e. 2 students taking 1 class, or 1 student taking 2 classes). All reservations are final (no refunds) after the first day of class. Discounts cannot be combined.

January 27 - April 6
Acting IV
Ages 13-17
Spring 2020
Mondays: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
5 - 7 pm
$295
Instructor: Joseph Stefanelli

Learn the fundamentals of taking direction. The student will learn elements that a theatre director must consider in order to execute a story to the stage: script analysis, casting, conducting rehearsals, communication with actors, conceptualizing an idea and aspects of design and technical needs. Students will present a directed product, either a one act, scene or monologue in a final class presentation on the last day of class.

January 28 - March 31
Acting I
Ages 6-8
Spring 2020
Tuesdays: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
4:15 - 5:15 pm
$150
Instructor: Deanna Venezio

SOLD OUT. Contact Julie at 732-528-9224 for more information.

Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by using theatre games and improvisation techniques to enhance creativity and foster positive self-expression. Final presentation onstage.

January 28 - March 31
Acting II - Tuesday
Ages 9-11
Spring 2020
Tuesdays: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
5:30 - 7 pm
$225
Instructor: Deanna Venezio

SOLD OUT. Contact Julie at 732-528-9224 for more information.

Young actors will strengthen their skills through improvisation, movement, voice, character, and story creation. Final presentation of skits written by students onstage.

January 29 - April 1
Acting II - Wednesday
Ages 8-10
Spring 2020
Wednesdays: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
5:30 - 7 pm
$225
Instructor: Tyler Cicardo

Young actors will strengthen their skills through improvisation, movement, voice, character, and story creation. Final presentation of skits written by students onstage.

January 30 - April 2
Musical Theatre I & II
Ages 6-17
Spring 2020
Thursdays: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2
4:30 - 6:30 pm
$295
Instructors: Marissa DeVeau, Lizzy Legregin & Nick D'Ambrosia

SOLD OUT. Contact Julie at 732-528-9224 for more information.

If you're headed to Broadway, or just looking to have fun, this class is perfect for you to learn the essentials of musical theatre performance. Class divided by age/experience. Final class presentation.

April 7 - April 14
Workshop: Audition Prep
Ages 9 & up
Spring 2020
5 - 7 pm
$35
Instructor: Frank Falisi

Build a confident approach to an up and coming audition (including the Algonquin production of Mary Poppins)! This 2-hour workshop offers tips, suggestions and constructive guidance for best approach to preparing for an audition.