About the Program

Afterschool Classes

Our after-school classes are kept small and intimate so that each child can receive the maximum amount of personal attention. This individual attention allows our teachers to set specific, challenging goals for each child in each class. 

The purpose of our after-school classes is to encourage an environment where children can be creative, feel safe enough to take risks, and truly be themselves. Working professionals from the industry, with years of experience, teach these classes so we can ensure a fabulous experience for every one of our students. Each class has a fully developed curriculum that becomes more rigorous as the children get older and become more advanced. We want to challenge our students and help them strive to achieve more than they thought they could!

We want our students coming out of a semester having had a great time, feeling self-confident, and have greatly improved in the areas that they've studied.


Audition Only Performance Classes

Our audition only performance workshops and dance troupes are created for the older student who is more advanced and wants to immerse him/herself in the world of theater or hip-hop. Each workshop meets every week for a rehearsal-based class that culminates with a show in the Emelin theater attended by many industry casting directors, agents and managers.

Commitment, passion, and enthusiasm are the qualities we look for in an Artistree student. These classes are by audition only and are a very rigorous training ground for students who are interested in pursuing their passions further and taking their performance skills to the next level. 

 

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Music Theory/College Prep $495.00
9th-12th Grade

Prepare for college entrance exams and music theory programs by this introduction to music theory, taught by Artistree Head Music Director, Peter Capelle. Basic sightreading, theory, ear training and eurythmics will be taught. If you are headed to a BFA program, this class is an absolute must.

College Preparation Workshop $650.00
10th-12th Grade

If you are interested in auditioning for a college musical theater department, then this 6 class workshop is a must.  Taught by Tara Taglifierro, whose students have gotten into the programs at the University of Michigan, Elon, Temple, Syracuse and other top schools, this class will give you the insight and skills to begin your college audition process.  After distinguishing between types of programs and what best suits your needs, audition songs and monologues will be chosen, coached and filmed.  Students will have an opportunity to get up and work in each session to work creatively and honestly on showing their best and most authentic selves in their college auditions.  Each student will take away a prescreening audition video that can be used for the college of their choice.  Space is limited to 6 students.

Audition Technique $795.00
9th-12th Grade

Led by top industry professionals this innovative course is ideal for students working on their college auditions as well as performers looking to improve their audition technique. Each student will work on putting their "book" together for musical theater auditions, will choose and perfect two contrasting monologues as well as be introduced to beginning on-camera technique. This class will give you the chance to hone your audition skills, gain confidence and present your audition to a panel of industry experts who will give you personal feedback. This class is ideal for any actor on a pre-professional track.

Advanced Acting for Teens $750.00
8th-12th Grade

Advanced Acting for Teens focuses on encouraging budding, creative actors. Through improvisation and scene work, students develop the skills to understand a script, develop a complex character, and LISTEN and respond to fellow actors organically. With attention to the body and voice, students learn the fundamentals from Stanislavski to Meisner to create a theatrical, truthful performance. Beyond that, students begin to embrace their own imagination, humor, and point of view strengthening their inner artist and performer. Students will perform scenes in our Afterschool Showcase at the Emelin Theater. Payment Plans are available for this class. Please call 914-835-2200 for more information.

Lyrical Dance $425.00
5th-8th Grade

As inspired by the hit TV show "Dance Moms," Artistree is pleased to present this beginning/intermediate Lyrical Class for Middle School students. Lyrical Dance blends the grace of ballet with the musicality of jazz into a beautiful dance style for students who want to increase their self-expression and technique. If your child is re-creating "Dance Moms" in your basement, then this is the class for them. No prior dance experience necessary.

Middle/High School Ballet $425.00
7th-12th Grade

This beginning to intermediate ballet class is a wonderful way to begin the actor or singer's dance foundation and is an excellent compliment to our acting, on-camera or performance workshop classes. No previous dance experience necessary.

On-Camera Acting $750.00
8th-12th Grade

This exciting acting class teaches students how to perform and be real in front of the camera. Techniques on how to bring down a performance, hit your mark and understand camera angles will be taught. This class is ideal for both the child wanting to pursue on-camera work and the child wanting to have fun understanding acting in a different medium. Scenes will be filmed and presented on a movie theater screen at our Emelin Theater showcase.

Theatre Performance Workshop $795.00
8th-12th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater and interested in honing those skills in rehearsals for a straight play. Directed by professional actors, this team provides training in acting, breaking down scripts and character analysis through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances. The class is by audition only (please call to make an appointment). Payment plans for this class are available. Call 914-835-2200 for more information.

Musical Theatre Performance Workshop (Hairspray) $1375.00
8th-12th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. Directed by Heather Capelle, along with a Choreographer and Musical Director, this team provides training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in the beautiful Emelin Theatre. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call to make an appointment). Payment plans for this class are available. Call 914-835-2200 for more information.

 

Musical Theatre Concert Class (World Goes Round) $1375.00
8th-12th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. Directed by Heather Capelle, along with a Choreographer and Musical Director, this team provides training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in the beautiful Emelin Theatre. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call to make an appointment). Payment plans for this class are available. Call 914-835-2200 for more information.

Musical Theatre Performance Workshop (Legally Blonde Jr.) $1295.00
7th-9th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. Directed by Heather Capelle, along with a Choreographer and Musical Director, this team provides training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in the beautiful Emelin Theatre. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call to make an appointment). Payment plans for this class are available. Call 914-835-2200 for more information.