Algonquin Arts

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]

Multiple Enrollment Discount: A 10% discount is offered for multiple classes registered and siblings. Please book by phone at 732-528-9211.

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.

September 25 - December 4
Acting I
Ages 6-8
Fall 2018
Tuesdays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Kristine Sliwoski

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 25 - December 4
Acting II
Ages 9-11
Fall 2018
Tuesdays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Instructor: Kristine Sliwoski

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

September 26 - December 5
Acting III
Ages 12-17
Fall 2018
Wednesdays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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. This class is designed to develop a young actor's performance ability to a more mature and polished place.

September 27 - December 6
Musical Theatre I & II
Ages 6-14
Fall 2018
Thursdays: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alison 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 5
Workshop: Stage Combat
Ages 10 & up
Monday, November 5
5 pm - 7 pm
Instructor: Pamela Ward

Learn the process of hand to hand stage combat with an emphasis on the student's personal command and understanding of their body in relation to physical conflict while encouraging accuracy and safety.

December 17
Workshop: Taming of the Shrew Audition Prep
Ages 11 & up
Monday, December 17
6 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Alison Gleason

Build a confident approach to our audition for the Spring 2019 production of William Shakespeare's, Taming of The Shrew. This 2-hour workshop introduces to Shakespeare's material to gain a basic understanding of what acting and preparing for a Shakespeare play involves.