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Performing Arts Academy

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Our Performing Arts Academy offers year-round instruction to allow students to explore a variety of disciplines within the performing arts.

Not sure what class will be the right fit? We're here to help! Call or Julie Nagy, our education director, for assistance at 732-528-9224 or [email protected]

SUMMER 2020 PRICING CHART
For Session 1 & 2, students have the opportunity to enroll in just the morning or afternoon class, or enroll in full day (at a 20% discount).

Summer 2020 Class Pricing
Save 20% when you purchase more than 1 tuition.
Class 1 Class 2+ or More Classes
Session 1 (AM) $360 $288
Session 1 (PM) $270 $216
Session 2 (AM) $360 $288
Session 2 (PM) $270 $216
Session 3 (Full Day) $295 $236
Session 4 (AM only) $360 $288


Summer 2020 - Full Day Discount
Session 1 or 2 (Full Day) $504

Financial Assistance: Please do not let cost prevent participation in our academy programs. Payment plans are available, and applications for tuition assistance are available from the Director of Arts Education.

The Algonquin's Performing Arts Academy is presented with support from Broadway Ray, PNC Bank, Dodge Foundation and The New Jersey State Council of the Arts.

Policies: Payment is due in full at time of reservation. Multiple enrollment discount (20%) is by household (i.e. 2 students taking 1 class, or 1 student taking 2 classes). All reservations are final (no refunds) after the first day of class. Discounts cannot be combined.

April 7 - April 14
Workshop: Audition Prep
Ages 9 & up
Spring 2020
5 - 7 pm
$35
Instructor: Frank Falisi

Build a confident approach to an up and coming audition (including the Algonquin production of Mary Poppins)! This 2-hour workshop offers tips, suggestions and constructive guidance for best approach to preparing for an audition.

June 22 - July 3
Session 1: Acting & Improv (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2020
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Nicole Clark, Frank Falisi, Kerrianne Spellman

A. Acting I | Ages: 6-8
Explore the world of the stage through characters and role-playing, using theatre games and improvisation to enhance foster creativity and encourage positive self-expression.

B. Acting II | Ages: 9-12
Build performance skills through improvisation, movement and character development.

C. Acting III | Ages: 13-17
Focus shifts to structured performance, taking direction and making acting choice.

June 22 - July 3
Session 1: Acting & Improv (PM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2020
Weekdays.
1 pm - 4 pm
$270 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Nicole Clark, Frank Falisi, Kerrianne Spellman

A. Scene Study I | Ages: 6-10
Using dialogue from well-known plays and stories, young actors will read, interpret and perform written scenes.

B. Scene Study II | Ages: 11-17
Students read, rehearse and perform scenes from a variety of authors and tackle script analysis.

July 13 - July 24
Session 2: Musical Theatre (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2020
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Ali Gleason, Sheryl Linfante-Guerrero, Michael Olender, Kristin Parker

A. Musical Theatre I | Ages: 6-11
ACT! SING! DANCE! Explore the fundamentals of musical theatre performances through introductory vocal, dance and acting.

B. Musical Theatre II | Ages: 12-17
Learn the essentials of musical theatre performance via vocal, movement, dance and acting instruction.

July 13 - July 24
Session 2: Musical Theatre (PM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2020
Weekdays.
1 pm - 4 pm
$270 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: To Be Announced

A. In The Spotlight | Ages: 6-11
How does a performance become a star turn? When actors bring their own unique qualities to the part! Using improvisation to explore familiar roles from musical theatre, students will learn to make distinctive vocal, movement and acting choices to some of musical theatre's best known roles.

B. Showstopper! | Ages: 12-17
How does a musical number become a showstopper? The whole ensemble must build strong individual characters and then work together. In this energetic session, students will sing, dance and act through big, showstopping production numbers.

July 27 - July 31
Session 3: A World Premiere Musical (Full Day)
Ages 9-12
Summer 2020
Weekdays.
9 am - 4 pm
$295 (see chart for discounts)
Instructor: Ali Gleason

Learn an original musical, without a movie or Broadway playbill credit behind it. In addition to originating a character and introducing new music, students will also contribute to design elements like props, costumes and set pieces for a final presentation on the last day of class.

August 3 - August 14
Session 4: Acting & Improvisation (AM)
Ages 6-17
Summer 2020
Weekdays.
9 am - 1 pm
$360 (see chart for discounts)
Instructors: Anthony Giorgio & Ian Moore

A. Creative Dramatics II | Ages: 6-11
Be creative & build a voice through improv.

B. Improv Wiki | Ages 12-17
Fun. Fun. Fun. Our instructor is a Wikipedia of improve games and students will use these tool to learn to think quickly.

August 10 - August 17
Workshop: Audition Prep
Ages 9 & up
Summer 2020
Monday, 1-day workshop
4 - 7 pm
$35
Instructor: TBA

Build a confident approach to an up and coming audition! Auditioning for a school musical, building a performance portfolio or have an interest in auditioning for Elf! The Musical? This 3-hour workshop offers tips, suggestions and constructive guidance for best approach to preparing for an audition.