This winter Greenwich House Music School will offer to perform arts classes for 3rd-5th graders in acting and improv.
Running from January through early June, this acting class gives students a chance to explore the performing arts and express themselves through acting, improv, and musical theater.
Acting and Improv (Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.) teaches performance and improv skills that empower young actors to create their plays and characters.
Both classes culminate in a performance on the stage of our historic Greenwich House Theater in June for family and friends. This is the same Off-Broadway house where you can find Ars Nova producing the downtown theater scenes’ hottest new shows.
Why theater class for kids? Why now?
Acting and musical theater classes teach much more than just performance skills.
Theater education supports social-emotional learning, literacy, cooperation, and social skills. Our teaching artists are all dedicated educators as well as professionals in their fields. They are committed to high-quality theater education that nurtures young performers to grow as artists and people.
Greenwich House Music School values allowing students to make creative choices and present courageous performances. We have a long history in New York youth theater education. In the 60s, we offered classes like “creative dramatics” and produced children’s plays throughout the early part of the 20th century. We are continuing that tradition today.
This spring we are pleased to offer an extended term – 19 weeks long – to give students a chance to learn new skills and gain confidence to perform this June.
All our theater classes are appropriate for the curious performer as well as the seasoned living room diva!