If you're a New York parent looking for music classes or theater programs for your kids in Brooklyn, this list is exactly what you need. This list includes studios that offer lessons to kids in Bay Ridge, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Williamsburg, and Coney Island. Whether your child wants guitar lessons or singing classes, these Brooklyn studios are where you want to go.
@JACK Theatre, 505 Waverly Ave., Clinton Hill
Brooklyn Doodles is a family program offering musical playgroups and art classes for children ages 9 mos.-3 years. Our classes are designed to enhance the creative and cognitive development of children as they play, explore, make new friends and create lifelong connections. Summer and fall classes. New families receive 10% off tuition! Free classes and drop-ins.
81 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
The Moxie Spot offers kids many opportunities to enjoy music and dance in an informal setting. Singalongs (Tuesdays at 11am and Sundays at 12:30pm) are $5/child. The Thursday Afternoon Concert at 4pm for $15/family includes a balloon twister (recent performers have been NikosKids and Rolie Polie Guacamole). Thursday mornings at 11am, join Nat, the owner, in his Dance Around, for the regular $2.50 play fee. Evening events include Family Disco Night on the second Saturday of every month, and Nintendo Wii Nights (all other Saturdays), with dancing to “Just Dance” and “Michael Jackson Experience” games.
Music Together of Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst
Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst/Dyker Heights
Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Music Together is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical, and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. 45-minute classes meet once a week. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Birth to age 5. Free demonstration classes offered. Sessions Start in September, January, April, and July.
33 Nassau Ave. (Corner of Dobbin Street), Brooklyn
PLAY is an early-childhood education center and indoor play space located at the intersection of the bustling Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. PLAY provides an ideal environment for children (newborn through age five) to discover, develop, cut loose, and create, all in a facility committed to safety, cleanliness, innovation, and imagination. Besides the indoor play space, PLAY offers a range of classes from music, art, and dance, to theater and movement. PLAY is also the perfect place for your next birthday party with a choice of themed or spectacular customized events.
Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.
The Preparatory Center is a nurturing and fun environment in which our talented professionals develop children’s skills to the fullest potential, and lead them towards a life-long love for the performing arts. Music classes include private instruction, musicianship, and chamber music ensembles as well as Suzuki programs in violin, cello, and flute. Music and movement classes, and creative movement/pre ballet are offered for children ages 3-4. Traditional and musical theater, ballet, tap, and other dance classes are offered. School-year and summer programs.
Brooklyn's Premier Acting School and Theatre
7426 15th Ave.
4724 Ave. N
Acting Out! offers an extensive performing arts curriculum for students, K-college. This summer, our five-week Musical Theatre Boot Camp offers training in acting, dancing, ensemble, and singing. Campers learn what it’s like to be in rehearsal for a Broadway musical, learning scenes, lyrics, and choreography. Several summer workshops will be offered, including Film & Television, Playwriting, Fairy Tale, and more. Many Acting Out students have graced Broadway stages and prestigious performing arts institutions, but all are improving their futures and increasing self confidence under our caring, passionate guidance—because we love what we do!
Bird River Studios
343 Grand St., Brooklyn
Dimensions On Stage Brooklyn Center for Theatre and Performance
7601 Third Ave.
Quickly becoming Brooklyn's favorite acting school, Dimensions' summer performance camps are extremely popular and tons of fun. Each week has a different theme including: Pop Star Camp, Broadway Bound, and Triple Threat Camp, all ending with an original performance for friends and family. Actors of all levels are welcome to come learn, grow, and strengthen their performance skills with qualified teaching professionals, guest artists, and master classes with Broadway stars! Sing, dance, act and create all summer long. Programs available for ages 5-8 and 7-13. Visit dimensionsonstage.com.
Drama Kids International
Drama Kids International is an afterschool drama program that builds confidence, communication skills and acting abilities in young children for more than 20 years. Over 50,000 students are currently enrolled in 23 countries. Its extensive curriculum keeps classes fun, fast-paced and full of activities. Our preschool program focuses on building verbal and socialization skills. Call 646-201-9449 or visit us online at dramakids.com/ny7.
2736 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn
Let Stage Dreamers make you feel like a celebrity. Parties can include karaoke, dance, acting, magic, balloon sculptures, clowns, puppet shows, face painting, costumed characters, and pizza. Call today and create your birthday party package. People of all ages can enjoy a Stage Dreamers Party! We also provide classes in Acting, Dancing, Singing, Musical Theater, and Creative Writing. Kids create and perform in their very own musical.