Aspire Performing Arts Company
Northern New Jersey (Morris County), 201-220-4933. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Aspire provides full-length production opportunities and educational workshops for children and teens, offering a professional arts experience in a friendly atmosphere. Productions and workshops, including master classes taught by Broadway professionals, are offered year-round for ages 7 and up. Our programs help foster self-confidence, enhance communication and teamwork skills and promote artistic expression. See how we can help your child shine!
Brundage Park Playhouse
Carrell Rd., Randolph, 973-989-7092. Youth theater and improvisational comedy classes. Auditions for summer workshop for experienced teens ages 13-17 held in March.
Centenary Young Performers Workshop
715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, 908-979-0900. Professional theater training open to beginning-advanced performers ages 8-18. 15-week fall, spring and intensive 5-week summer sessions culminate with a 10-day Festival of Shows.
6 Jill Court, Bldg. 23, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784. Offering exciting classes in circus skills, aerial arts including trapeze and silks, juggling, stilt walking, unicycle, acrobatics, tot programs, magic, birthday parties and more. Summer Camps available.
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit, 908-378-7754, ext. 2228. Professional non-profit theater offers an internship program for high school and college students and a summer Teen Actors Conservatory.
Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts
1790 Springfield Ave., New Providence, 908-464-5928. Year- round and summer theater arts programs include classes in dance, musical theater, voice, puppetry, performance workshop, audition preparation and audition workshop. Expert professional instructors. Training blends solid stage technique with a nurturing, creative environment. Classes available for ages 3 through 18.
Essex Youth Theater
In residence at The Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair, 973-746-3303. Fall, spring and summer sessions of classes in theater arts for ages 4-12.
Growing Stage Creative Drama Classes
The Palace Theatre, Rt. 183, Netcong, 973-347-4946. Theater arts classes for grades K-teen, modern jazz dance troupe for grades 4-adult, summer camp & intern program..
The Institute of Music for Children
780 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, 908-469-1211 x6. Office: Tue.-Fri. 10:30am–6:30pm.
The Institute of Music for Children, a non-profit organization offers year-round classes and private lessons in instrumental music, voice, dance, visual arts and drama to children, teens and adults. Five-week Summer Camp for ages 4–16 beginning June 30th. Our vision is to create H.A.R.M.O.N.Y—Helping Achieve Responsible Motivated Optimistic Neighborhood Youth by providing in-depth arts experiences.
Kelsey Theatre Youth Programs
Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, 609-570-3566. 10-week sessions of performing arts workshops for grades K-12 Sat. mornings in fall and spring.
555 Valley Rd., West Orange, 973-395-5551. Creative drama classes for ages 4-college-age, creative writing for children and adults, and playwrighting workshops for adults.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-0345 ext. 6582. Performance-based theatrical training program for students ages 5-18.
91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-6510. Fall, spring and year-long training classes for children in grades K-12. Registration in Aug. for First Stage, a year-long experience in creating, producing and presenting a full-length play.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Arts Training Programs
973-642-8989. Audition applications for Jazz for Teens (open to students ages 13-18), summer arts programs, arts training for ages 8-18. Music and performing arts scholarships for the following year are accepted beginning in November. Auditions are held in spring.
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, 973-566-9700. Comprehensive theater arts training program for ages 6-18.
New Jersey Youth Theatre (NJYT)
908-233-3200. NJYT offers professional classes in drama, musical theater, voice and dance from Oct.-mid-May annually for students (ages 8-18) and intensive summer performance experience.
Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School
Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-3636, ext. 2626. Theater school offers classes for ages from four to adult. Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory offers rigorous study for gifted and talented performers ages 10-18.
28 Walnut St., PO Box 1295, Madison, 973-514-1787, ext. 21. A professional theater nationally renowned for its educational projects. Drama and writing classes/programming for students, schools, teachers, and community organizations. All offerings are presented in a non-competitive environment by experienced teaching artists who know how the process of creating art impacts all aspects of a person's life. Private coaching is available.
Shakespeare Theatre Academy
36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-845-6742. Teen and adult classes in classic theatre are taught by Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey artistic and educational staff and guest teaching artists. See Camps for information about summer Junior and Senior Corps.
Showkids Invitational (S.K.I.T.)
Hunterdon County, 908-713-1222. Performing arts experience for ages 6-18 culminates in full productions with live orchestra at Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner.
Somerset County Vo-Tech Creative Arts
Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, N. Bridge St. & Vogt Dr., Bridgewater, 908-526-8900 x7126. Performing arts classes for ages 8-adult for fall and spring semesters. Somerset County high school students may participate, by audition, in the Gifted & Talented Performing Arts Program at SCVTHS free of charge.
The Theater Project Classroom in Maplewood & Cranford
Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood; Cranford location, 973-763-4029. Puppetry–juggling–improvisation–Glee! A unique menu of alternative performance classes to build skills and confidence in kids grades 4-9. The summer musical theater program is for elementary through high school students.
Tri-State Actors Theater
Crescent Theater, Main St., Sussex, 973-875-2950. Offers acting classes for children ages 6-12, teens and adults.
Villagers Theatre Arts Program
Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. School year and summer theater arts program for ages 6-18 offers instruction and experience in acting, dance, movement, vocal training, music and production.