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.
Clarkstown Theatre Company recently opened its acting school in New City. The company offers theater classes and programs for kids in Rockland County, as well as a performing arts summer camp.
New York Kids Club, a children's activity center, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers various kids classes including theater, dance, gymnastics, and cooking, as well as birthday parties and after-school pick-ups.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Looking for music and theater studios on Long Island where your kids can take music classes and theater classes? Here you'll find a list of local music and theater studios in Nassau County including New Hyde Park, Great Neck, Port Washington, Roslyn, Syosset and Bellmore, and Suffolk County, including Farmingdale, Oyster Bay, and Stony Brook. These music and theater studios for kids on Long Island offer guitar classes, theater programs, and singing lessons.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Enroll your child in theater classes in Fairfield County. There are tons of performing arts venues in Stamford, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, and beyond that provide creative performance opportunities for kids. Give your child acting lessons and youth theater experience from the best theater programs in Fairfield County.
UPDATED JULY 2015: A list of studios in Fairfield, Connecticut where kids can take music lessons and classes locally. Including music studios for kids in Riverside, Westport, Fairfield, and Wilton, this list includes places where kids can hone musical skills.
UPDATED JULY 2015: 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.
Bennett Academy, a performing arts school in New Rochelle, now offers online music classes via Skype, in addition to its music, theater, and film classes at the Westchester County location. It’s students now also star in an online talk show for kids—The Odella Williams Show.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Enroll your child in theater classes in Queens, NY. There are tons of performing arts venues in Queens that provide creative opportunities for kids. Give your kids acting classes and find the best local theater programs in Queens, NY including Forest Hills, Bayside, Jamaica, and Jackson Heights.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: Looking for local music classes and programs for kids in Rockland County, NY? Here you'll find a list of programs that offer guitar lessons, clarinet lessons, piano lessons, and how to play the drums, Rockland County. The programs are located in Rockland County, NY, including neighborhoods such as Spring Valley, West Nyack, Nanuet, Suffern, New City, and Upper Saddle River.
The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."
Star Kidz, a performing arts program, will open its new location in Mount Kisco in the fall and registration for fall singing, dancing, and acting classes is now open.
If you're looking for musical theater classes for kids on Long Island, New York, look no further: we've rounded up the best places in the area for kids to learn how to act, sing, and dance. These Long Island studios offer musical theater classes for kids of all ages.
If you're looking for musical theater classes for kids in Westchester, New York, look no further: we've rounded up the best places in the area for kids to learn how to act, sing, and dance. These Westchester studios offer musical theater classes for kids of all ages.
Acclaimed actor, writer, director, and Manhattan dad Kevin Del Aguila (most recently Smee in the Tony-winning "Peter and the Starcatcher" and writer and director of "The Velveteen Rabbit" at DR2 Theatre) tells us why theater is so important for kids.
From Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise to “Glee,” it’s clear there’s an appetite for musical theater. But beyond entertainment, performing arts—proven critical to learning—are less accessible in schools than they once were. We're issuing a call to action.
Broadway EDGE, a weekend seminar that teaches kids to harness their personal strengths to build self-confidence during their auditions, is now available to kids in Manhattan at NOLA Studios, located in Midtown West.
This list of local music and theater studios in Suffolk County on Long Island includes studios in Oyster Bay, Patchogue, Farmingdale, Ronkonkoma, Jericho, Oakdale, and Stony Brook. These Long Island studios offer music classes and theater programs where kids can learn how to play the guitar, participate in band practice, and learn to act on stage.
Broadway Arts Factory, a nonprofit performing arts school in Manhattan, aims to train the next generation of Broadway stars with a high-end and professional acting experience. The instructors are a part of the Broadway community, and the tuition is based on your family's annual income.
Acting Out!, a Brooklyn-based performing arts school with locations in Dyker Heights and Flatlands, nurtures Broadway-bound actors and wallflowers alike. With the opening of their new theater space, Acting Out! plans to expand their show schedule.
Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program.
Dimensions on Stage, a new acting and musical theatre school, opened its doors in Bay Ridge next to the Dimensions in Dance studio.