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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 discounted rate).

Class schedule listed below

Summer 2019 Class Pricing
Class 1 Class 2 Classes 3 or More
Session 1 (AM) $325 $285 $270
Session 1 (PM) $245 $215 $200
Session 2 (AM) $360 $315 $300
Session 2 (PM) $270 $235 $220
Session 3 (Full Day) $295 $265 $250
Session 4 (AM only) $360 $315 $300


Summer 2019 - Full Day Discount
Session 1 (Full Day) $500
Session 2 (Full Day) $550

Summer enrollment begins soon!

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 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.

April 1
Workshop: Newsies Audition Prep
Ages 11 & up
Monday, April 1
5 - 7 p.m.
$35
Instructor: Anthony Giorgio

Build a confident approach to our audition for the Summer 2019 production of Newsies!. This 2-hour workshop will introduce choreography from the musical and the best way to prepare for the audition process.

April 27
Workshop: An Introduction to Headshots
Ages 9 & up, Parent(s) may attend this workshop with students.
Saturday, April 27
9 - 11 a.m.
$35
Instructor: Krystle Weaver

For an actor, your headshot is your first impression. Introduce yourself to the steps from seeking the right photographer, what to wear and how to use the photos. This workshop will provide live demonstrations on how to capture your personality on camera.

June 24 - July 5
Session I: Acting & Improvisation (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays. Class will not meet 7/4.
9 am - 1 pm
$325 (see chart for discounts)
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A. Creative Dramatics I | Ages: 6-7
Explore the world of the stage through characters and role-playing, using theatre games and improvisation to enhance foster creativity and encourage positive self-expression.

B. Acting I | Ages: 8-10
Build performance skills through improvisation, movement and character development.

C. Acting II | Ages: 11-13
Focus shifts to structured performance, taking direction and making acting choice.

D. Acting III | Ages: 14-17
Focus on the detail work of developing a character in the context of a play: understanding the character physically, vocally and psychologically, identifying character behavior in reaction to other characters, knowing what motivates your character and creating realistic theatre with believable, truthful characters.

June 24 - July 5
Session I: Acting & Improvisation (PM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays. Class will not meet 7/4.
1 pm - 4 pm
$245 (see chart for discounts)
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A. Scene Study I | Ages: 6- 10
Using dialogue from well-known plays and stories, young actors will read, interpret and perform written scenes.

B. Scene Study II | Ages: 11-17
Students read, rehearse and perform scenes from a variety of authors and tackle script analysis.

July 15 - July 26
Session II: Musical Theatre (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
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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 II: Musical Theatre (PM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
1 pm - 4 pm
$270 (see chart for discounts)
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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 III: Directing (Full Day)
Ages 10-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
9 am - 4 pm
$295 (see chart for discounts)
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Learn the fundamentals of directing and 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. All students will be given the option to director or act in student directed one act under the guidance of an instructor. Students will present a directed product or perform in a one act at the final class presentation.

August 5 - July 19
Session IV: Acting & Improvisation (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2019
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
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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.