Since 1984, the award-winning TADA! Youth Theater has produced original musicals performed by kids aged 8-18 for family audiences. TADA! offers a free year-round youth development program and exciting Musical Theater classes, plus Arts Education residencies in schools and community centers throughout the NY Metro area. Through TADA!'s high-quality work, young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, communication and teamwork - skills that are critical to their success both in school and in life.
Create and perform an original mini-musical...in just five days! Each week, campers write, rehearse and perform a completely unique mini-musical based on the assigned theme for that camp. Professional Teaching Artists direct scenes and musical numbers from TADA!'s mainstage musicals and Broadway/Off-Broadway shows. For more information visit our website at www.tadatheater.com
TADA!'s week-long camps are in high demand for good reason. Each week, we offer:
- A free TADA! t-shirt for each camper
- Daily flexible drop-off & warm-ups from 9-9:30am before core camp begins
- Professional Teaching Artists (Director/Choreographer and Music Director) and additional teaching assistants
- Different themes each week to inspire the campers to write and perform a brand new show
- A final performance for family and friends on the last day of every camp
- A complimentary video link of the final sharing emailed to families 2-3 weeks after the performance
- Convenient locations with camps on the UWS and in mid-town Manhattan
- An optional extended day program, Afternoon Adventures, from 2:30 - 5:30pm
- Multiple camp discounts for repeat campers - save up to $180!
Visit our website at www.tadatheater.com to find out about our Birthday Parties, how we can perform at your public or private event, and more.
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Celebrate like a star! TADA! offers musical theater birthday parties where your group can experience one of our original musicals for kids (by kids), and/or get in on the action themselves. Package options can include a performance at our theater or a specialized singing and dancing workshop at the location of your choice. All parties include the TADA! birthday song personalized for you, a special goodie bag for the birthday child, invitations, and favors. Let TADA! create a party for you. Visit our website or call for more details.
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Rod's professional experience includes working as an Arts Education Program Director for numerous theaters and arts organizations, such as Canada's prestigious Shaw Festival, where he developed arts education programs and theatre-related workshops for school groups and adult audiences. "TADA! provides every interested student the opportunity to explore and perform theater together in an educational, supportive and cooperative environment, while deepening self-esteem, developing teamwork, and building positive communication skills." -- Rod Christensen, Director of Education.
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Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?
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."
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