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Childrens Acting & Musical Theatre Singing Classes - New York, NY
Do you want your child to learn acting & singing while working with industry pros and gaining performance experience? Whether you have a future star or just want your child to build confidence, The Children's Acting Academy is designed for your kid. We are one of the top acting schools in New York and have been providing children with acting classes for 40 years. Our mix of professional acting training combined with individual instruction and performance opportunities will provide a foundation for your child to pursue acting.

Acting Schools - New York, NY

We utilize the Stanislavski, Strasberg and Meisner methods to teach acting. Students learn to behave logically and naturally. Concentration and relaxation are emphasized through sensory exercises, scene work and improvisation. Proper speech and voice are emphasized during every class session. While acting & singing classes are done in groups, we reserve time to work with each kid individually.

Our acting classes feature instruction, observation and performance from professionals working on Broadway and on TV. Previous activities have included:

* Learning Stomp choreography from a cast member
* Working with a voice-over artist and then watching her record
* Experiencing stage combat from a stunt coordinator
* Learning improvisation from a top actress
* Giving periodic performance recitals

We want our students to experience the business of acting as well. We have:

* Met with agents and personal managers
* Toured a TV studio
* Worked on auditioning with a musical theater veteran

Your child will learn acting from the best in the business, get a chance to perform and have fun. You will also be able to take advantage of our extensive contact list of agents looking for young talent. At The Children's Acting Academy your child will excel.

Acting Schools - Enrollment

Admission is by interview only. There is a one-time interview/registration fee of $75. Enrollment is accepted anytime on a pro-rated basis. Class size is small (6-10 students). Scholarships and payment plans are available on a per need basis. We offer three sessions. Fall and Spring each run 10 weeks at a cost of $500.00. The Winter session runs 12 weeks and costs $600.00.

We also offer private acting lessons and Summer Acting Camps. More details on our classes are below. For questions and to enroll call us at 212-860-7101 or email We look forward to providing acting classes for your child!

Creative Drama I - II

A journey through the world of mime, sound, rhythm, movement, and improvisation. Classic children's stories and sensory exercises are used to increase awareness, strengthen concentration and inspire creative spontaneity and imagination. Demonstration/performance class at the end of term.


Beginning actors learn to behave logically and naturally onstage. Sensory technique is incorporated into improvisational work, scene study and monologues. Relaxation and concentration are stressed. Students are exposed to various techniques including: Spolin, Stanislavski, Hagen, Strasberg, and Meisner.

Beginning TV

Poetry, prose, and professional commercial copy are used to offer on-camera experience. Speech and voice, oral interpretation, audition techniques and interview skills are stressed to encourage poise and confidence for the shy as well as the aspiring professional.

Advanced Acting

Skills learned in Beginning Acting are refined. Advanced scene study is an integral part of the class, with a stress on character development techniques. In addition, students perfect monologue preparation for auditions.

Advanced TV

This class strengthens skills learned in Beginning TV. Commercial copy and professional TV scripts (sitcom, daytime drama) are studied and performed on-camera. Audition technique is emphasized. Resumes, head shots, and other professional aspects of the business are thoroughly explored.

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The Singer's Acting Academy

Students get a combination of proper singing technique and the tools to sell a song. Each student moves at their own pace and therefore will prepare as many songs as they can handle. By the end of the semester each student will have a variety of audition ready songs which they will perform at the end of semester recital.

The Company

This is not a class. This is an ensemble of students who are performance ready. The students go immediately into rehearsals. They perform at a minimum of four venues the entire year. Improv/Comedy Club, a section of the annual Agent/Manager Showcase, National Theatre Competition, and nursing homes are definite venues. The students are given the opportunity to display their talents in singing, acting, improv, and dance. We will also have the opportunity to invite prominent Agents, Managers, and Casting Directors to give On-camera and Stage workshops to The Company members. Acceptance into The Company is by audition only.

Children's Acting Academy

The Children's Acting Academy, in its 40th year, offers children ages 4-17 professional training in the classics from Mother Goose to Shakespeare. Classes allow all children the opportunity to develop their individual talents and creativity with supportive guidance. Students build life-long self-confidence and social and communication skills. Theatre skills, including improvisation and performance techniques, culminate in a professional showcase production in a NYC Off-Broadway theater. Family, friends, casting directors, agents, and managers are invited. Classes are limited to approximately 10 students. Private coaching available.