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Performing Arts Academy

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]

SUMMER 2019 PRICING CHART
A full day option will be available once again for our two most popular class sessions. Students have the opportunity to enroll in just the morning or afternoon class, or enroll in full day (at a 20% discount).

Class schedule listed below.

Summer 2019 Class Pricing
Save 20% when you purchase more than 1 tuition. Ordering 3 or more tuitions? Please call to order so we can correct apply the discount below.
Class 1 Class 2+ or More Classes
Session 2 (AM) $360 $288
Session 2 (PM) $270 $216
Session 3 (Full Day) $295 $236
Session 4 (AM only) $360 $288


Summer 2019 - Full Day Discount
Session 1 (Full Day) $456
Session 2 (Full Day) $504

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.

July 15 - July 26
Session 2: Musical Theatre (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Ali Gleason (Musical Theatre I) Anthony Giorgio (Musical Theatre II), Michael Olender, Sheryl Guerrero

A. Musical Theatre I | Ages: 6-11
ACT! SING! DANCE! Explore the fundamentals of musical theatre performances through introductory vocal, dance and acting.

B. Musical Theatre II | Ages: 12-17
Learn the essentials of musical theatre performance via vocal, movement, dance and acting instruction.

July 15 - July 26
Session 2: Musical Theatre (PM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
1 pm - 4 pm
$270 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Natalie Hayes & Jarrod Scott

A. In The Spotlight | Ages: 6-11
How does a performance become a star turn? When actors bring their own unique qualities to the part! Using improvisation to explore familiar roles from musical theatre, students will learn to make distinctive vocal, movement and acting choices to some of musical theatre's best known roles.

B. Showstopper! | Ages: 12-17
How does a musical number become a showstopper? The whole ensemble must build strong individual characters and then work together. In this energetic session, students will sing, dance and act through big, showstopping production numbers.

July 29 - August 2
Session 3: A World Premiere Musical (Full Day)
Ages 9-12
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
9 am - 4 pm
$295 (see chart for discounts)
Instructor: Ali Gleason

Learn an original musical, without a movie or Broadway playbill credit behind it. 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.

August 5 - August 16
Session 4: Acting & Improvisation (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Anthony Giorgio & Ian Moore

A. Creative Dramatics II | Ages: 6-11
Be creative & build a voice through improv.

B. Improv Wiki | Ages 12-17
Fun. Fun. Fun. Our instructor is a Wikipedia of improve games and students will use these tool to learn to think quickly.

September 23 - December 9
Acting IV
Ages 13-17
Fall 2019
Mondays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9
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.

September 24 - December 10
Acting I
Ages 6-8
Fall 2019
Tuesdays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
4:15 - 5:15 pm
$150
Instructor: Nicole Picinic

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.

September 24 - December 10
Acting II
Ages 9-11
Fall 2019
Tuesdays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
5:30 - 7 pm
$225
Instructor: Nicole Picinic

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

September 25 - December 11
Acting III
Ages 11-13
Fall 2019
Wednesdays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
5 - 7 pm
$295
Instructor: Frank Falisi

Further improve students' acting abilities through character study. Acting III will explore the process of bringing a character to life, physical detail in acting, action verses a reaction, articulating a character's objective and motive for walking into a scene and the importance of truthfulness in acting. Students will read, rehearse and perform scenes from a variety of authors and tackle script analysis.

September 26 - December 12
Musical Theatre I & II
Ages 6-17
Fall 2019
Thursdays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
4:30 - 6:30 pm
$295
Instructor: Ali Gleason & Michael Olender

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.

November 4
Workshop: Audition Prep
Ages 11 & up
Fall 2019
5 - 7 pm
$35
Instructor: Julie Nagy

Build a confident approach to an up and coming audition! Auditioning for a school musical, building a performance portfolio or have an interest in auditioning for an upcoming Algonquin production? This 2-hour workshop offers tips, suggestions and constructive guidance for best approach to preparing for an audition.