Algonquin Arts

Performing Arts Academy

Our Performing Arts Academy offers year-round instruction to allow students to explore a variety of disciplines within the performing arts. Classes offer a suggested level of experience and age; we aim to have a class for everyone! If you aren't sure which class is the right fit, please call our Director of Arts Education Julie Nagy at 732-528-9224 for assistance.

Register online with the links below or by calling the Box Office. A discount of 10% is offered for multiple registrations per semester per family.

Payment is due at the time of reservation. All tuition sales are final after the first day of class.

Discount offers cannot be combined.

Financial Assistance:
We strive to prevent cost from being a barrier to participation. Financial assistance is available, and applications for tuition assistance are available from the Director of Arts Education.

October 16 - December 18
Session I: College Planning
Grades 10 & 11
Advanced
8 weeks
Mondays - 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
5-7 p.m.
$300 ($270 if booked with College Audition Prep in Spring 2018)
Instructors: Ian Moore & Julie Nagy

Considering a college degree in the performing arts? This two-part class gets you up to speed on what to expect in the college application process, from the varying types of degrees to consider through final preparations for a college entrance audition. These classes will be customized to the students enrolled with the end goal of both informing students and parents how to be successful while on a college search and also nail the audition which is crucial to acceptance into these specific degree programs. Enrollment will be limited to 12 students. Guest instructors will be added based on individual needs.

Designed to lead into College Audition Preparation in Spring of 2018. To enroll for both classes, contact Julie Nagy at 732-528-9224.

November 1 - November 29
Audition Preparation for West Side Story
Ages 12 & up
Intermediate
2 sessions (pick 1 to attend)
Wednesdays - 11/1 or 11/29
6-8 p.m.
$35
Instructors: Natalie Hayes & Ian Moore

Build a confident approach to our Spring 2018 AYE audition of West Side Story. The objective of this workshop is to introduce students to choreography from the musical under the instruction of Natalie Hayes, and to provide an overview of what to expect and the best way to prepare for the audition process with the Director Ian Moore.

January 8 - February 5, 2018
Session II: College Audition Prep
Grades 10 & 11
Advanced
8 weeks
Mondays - 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 2/5
5-7 p.m.
$300 ($270 if booked with College Planning in Fall 2017)
Instructors: Ian Moore & Julie Nagy

The focus will narrow to preparing for the college audition. Materials - including monologues, music and choreography - will be finalized and rehearsed. 'Mock' auditions will be held, and our instructors will assist in the creation of recorded materials if needed.

January 29 - April 23, 2018
A World Premier Musical: The Rest of the Story
Grades: 4-7
Intermediate
10 weeks
Mondays - 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
4-6 p.m.
$300
Instructor: Pamela Ward

It's the trial of the century in Fairytale Land! In this upside-down, laugh-out-loud retelling of The Three Little Pigs, all of your favorite fairy tale characters come to court seeking justice for the Big Bad Wolf. 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 Algonquin stage.

January 30 - April 24, 2018
Acting I
Ages 6-8
Beginner
10 weeks
Tuesdays - 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
4-5 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Nicole Clark

Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by using theatre games and improvisation techniques to enhance creativity and foster positive self-expression. Final presentation onstage.

January 30 - April 24, 2018
Acting II
Ages 9-11
Beginner-Intermediate
10 weeks
Tuesdays - 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
5:30-7 p.m.
$225
Instructor: Nicole Clark

Young actors will strengthen their skills through improvisation, movement, voice, character, and story creation. Final presentation of skits written by students onstage.

January 31 - April 25, 2018
Acting III
Ages 12 & up
Intermediate-Advanced
10 weeks
Wednesdays - 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
6-8 p.m.
$300
Instructor: Tyler Cicardo

Further improve students' acting abilities through character study. Acting III will explore the process of bringing a character to life, physical detail in acting, action verses a reaction, articulating a character's objective and motive for walking into a scene and the importance of truthfulness in acting. This class is designed to develop a young actor's performance ability to a more mature and polished place.

February 1 - April 26, 2018
Musical Theatre I & II
Ages 6-14*
Beginner-Intermediate
10 weeks
Thursdays - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
4-6 p.m.
$300
Instructors: Jessica O'Brien, Michael Olender & Joseph Stefanelli

If you're headed to Broadway, or just looking to have fun, this class is perfect for you to learn the essentials of musical theatre performance.

*Students will be divided into groups by age and level of experience on the first day of class. Final presentation onstage.