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Performing Arts Academy

Summer 2020 Classes - Online

Our final online class of the Summer will be Voice Acting starting on August 3. Enrollment will remain open until Sunday night.

Summer 2020 Mini Camp - In Person

We're excited to announce we're opening our doors this August for an in-person Mini Camp. Classes begin August 3 and run for 1 or 2 weeks. Scroll down for class descriptions and registration links. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation.

We've revised our policies and tweaked the format of our classes. A summary of policies is below, as well as a link to our complete policy information. We recognize that not everyone is comfortable participating in this program. That's OK! We will be here when you are ready to return.

Mini Camp Policies & Procedures include:

  • A signed waiver is required to participate. A link to retrieve the Policies and Procedures document and waiver form is in the order confirmation email. View Waiver
  • Each class will have 6 to 12 students. Only 1 class will be on site at a time.
  • Everyone inside the theatre - students, staff and parents - is required to wear a mask. Masks are also required during arrival and dismissal.
  • Classes will meet on the stage. Each student will be assigned a dedicated playing area and will otherwise be required to keep their distance.
  • All students must bring their own water bottle(s), marked with their name. Students may also bring a small pre-packaged snack to eat during break.
  • Parents are requested to screen students for temperature and symptoms prior to each class day. If there is any temperature higher than normal, or any symptoms related to COVID-19 or other illness, the student should stay home. A pro-rated refund will be available for classes missed due to illness.
  • All on-site doors will be propped open, limiting touch surfaces.
  • Students will be required to watch hands / utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival.
  • For Musical Theatre class, singing will be restricted to solos and duets. Students will be taught music in class, but will be asked to rehearse signing at home. Students will be staged to maximize distance from others when singing.
  • Algonquin will consistently clean the facility as recommended by public health guidelines.
  • For the final presentation, each student will be able to invite one parent/guest who can attend to record video of the performance (mask required) from the auditorium (parents will be assigned socially distanced seating).

Transaction Policies: Payment is due in full at time of reservation. For Summer Classes, Multiple enrollment discount (10%) is by household (i.e. 2 students taking 1 class, or 1 student taking 2 classes). Classes are subject to minimum enrollment. Classes that don't hit the minimum by the Friday before class opens will be cancelled and a refund issue that day.

Questions? Not sure what class will be the right fit? Unsure of how this will all work in this new environment? We're here to help the best we can! Send us a message on Facebook, call 732-528-9211 or email [email protected]

Financial Assistance: Please do not let cost prevent your students' participation in our academy programs. Contact our Patron Services Manager at [email protected] for information financial assistance.

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.

August 17
Mini Camp Session B: Algonquin Radio Ensemble
Ages 11-17
2 Weeks: August 17-28 (Weekdays)
1 pm - 4 pm

This class has not reached minimum enrollment and has been canceled.

August 17 - August 21
Mini Camp Week 3: Musical Theatre
Ages 8-14
Mini Camp 2020
1 Week: August 17-21 (Daily)
9 am - 12 pm
Teaching Artist: Ali Gleason

Enrollment Tracker: This class has enrolled 11 students and will start as scheduled. There is 1 open place in this class. (as of 8/11).

Looking for a chance to sing, dance and act like the stars of musical productions on the Algonquin stage and beyond? In this class students will learn and rehearse songs and scenes from Broadway complete with basic choreography.

August 24 - August 28
Mini Camp Week 4: Acting & Improv
Ages 8-14
Mini Camp 2020
1 Week: August 24-28 (Daily)
9 am - 12 pm
Teaching Artist: Anthony Giorgio

Enrollment Tracker: This class must enroll 5 more students by Friday, August 21 to begin as scheduled. (as of 8/11).

Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of improv and have fun developing their spontaneity, imagination and confidence. This skill will be integrated into creating a short play or series of sketches in a final performance.