UPDATED February: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.
UPDATED February: New York City is filled with places to take music lessons and classes, but this list is for Queens families looking for local music teachers and studios where kids can learn to sing and play musical instruments with piano lessons, guitar lessons, and more. You'll find music classes and programs for kids offered in Queens including Rego Park, Forest Hills, Astoria, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Long Island City, and Jackson Heights.
UPDATED February: This list of local music classes and programs for kids in Westchester County includes studios in Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Larchmont. Here you'll find studios for kids to learn musical instruments including guitar, piano, and drums and music programs for kids of all ages.
UPDATED February: Enroll your child in theater classes in Rockland County. There are tons of performing arts venues in Rockland County that provide creative opportunities for kids. Give your budding Shakespeare theater classes and find the best local theater programs in Rockland County.
UPDATED February: New York City has a lot of options when it comes to music and theater programs for kids. Here's a list of music and theater studios that offer classes for kids in Manhattan in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, Midtown, Chelsea, Tribeca, Financial District, and Murray Hill.
UPDATED February: Enroll your child in theater classes in Westchester County. There are tons of performing arts venues in Larchmont, Purchase, Port Chester, Rye, and beyond that provide creative performance opportunities for kids. Give your child acting lessons and youth theater experience from the best theater programs in Westchester County.
Amelia Huckel-Bauer launched Elora Theater Arts, which offers workshops in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Yonkers.
Former MET Opera star, Jennifer Hines, is starting an in-person tutoring business for children and adults.
Artistree Performing Arts is adding new classes to their current lineup.
The Big Apple Circus now offers its Circus After School program at Children of Promise NYC and The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine.
Acting up Performing Arts Center opened on Jan. 24 in Rockland County.
Rosie’s Theater Kids will be given the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Nov. 17 by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Iconic Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has donated $150,000 to the City of New York’s Fund for Public Schools as part of a new initiative called “Rock the Schools.”
Coupé Theatre Studio, a performing arts and dance studio in Rockland County, is moving to a new, larger location in Nanuet in September. The studio will also offer three new classes: acro, vocal technique and interpretation, and Music for Aardvarks, plus a Sunday Workshop series.
Star Kidz, an after-school performing arts school in Westchester County, will offer its theater, singing, and acting classes at the JCC of Harrison beginning in the fall.
Jen Rudin Casting, LLC, a company that offers classes and tips for children wishing to become professional actors, will offer improv and audition workshops for kids beginning in January.
Greenwich House Music School will begin offering Suzuki violin and musical theater classes for kids in Manhattan, as well as a rock band jam session, in it's fall term.
West Nyack-based JCC Rockland is expanding its dance program by welcoming Debi Klein as an instructor and is adding a musical theater program for kids of all ages in Rockland.
A high school student and theater lover explains why he has chosen to work behind the curtain in the stage crew rather than act on stage, and offers advice for other kids and teens who want to get involved with student or community theater.
Is your child trying out for a school play or community theater show? Get tips from casting directors on how to help your kid ace the audition, including how to prepare the right song and monologue, calm nerves and stage fright, and deal with disappointment if your child doesn't get the role.
For kids who want to audition for professional acting roles on Broadway or even in TV or film, we've got the best advice from pro casting directors on how to stand out from the crowd and make the most of each audition and callback.
Are you looking for a talent agent or manager for your budding child actor? Here are five tried-and-true ways to find representation courtesy of Jessica Rofe, an artistic director who has worked in casting and on the talent agency side of the business for many years.
M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym now offers music and theater classes for children in Syosset. The music classes are offered by Long Island Aardvarks and the theater classes are offered by New Artist Theater, a division of The AMF Studio.
The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, which was originally located in Jackson Heights, recently opened its second location in Elmhurst. The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers after-school classes to children in Queens, including drama, music, and dance. The conservatory also offers introduction to music classes for preschoolers, as well as Spanish classes.
Dance and Theater Arts Studios in Dobbs Ferry, which offers dance and theater arts classes in Westchester, now offers Brain Dance. Brain Dance helps children’s brain development, and children gain body awareness and strengthen their core.