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. 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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Beginning Acting $625.00
2nd - 4th Grade

Beginning Acting 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 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.

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

Lyrical Dance $425.00
5th-9th 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.
 

Tuesday Musical Theatre $650.00
K-1st Grade

Let Broadway and professional performers introduce your child to musical theater! Each week, your child will get to take part in improvisational acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students then move to the piano where they will learn two contrasting musical theater songs while being taught the basics of singing and rhythmic technique. They will then move on to the dance portion of the class with their choreographer. At the end of the semester, the class will perform onstage in our showcase at the Emelin Theater. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Preschool Broadway at St. John's $400.00
3-5 yrs

Enrollment for this class is limited to members of St. John's Nursery School.

Thursday Musical Theatre $625.00
K-1st Grade

Let Broadway and professional performers introduce your child to musical theater! Each week, your child will get to take part in improvisational acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students then move to the piano where they will learn two contrasting musical theater songs while being taught the basics of singing and rhythmic technique. They will then move on to the dance portion of the class with their choreographer. At the end of the semester, the class will perform onstage in our showcase at the Emelin Theater. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Musical Theatre $625.00
2nd Grade

Building upon the skills learned in our Preschool and K-1st classes, our Broadway and professional performers now take your child to the next level in their musical theater education! Each week, your child will get to take part in improvisational acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students then move to the piano where they will learn two contrasting musical theater songs while being taught the basics of singing and rhythmic technique. They will then move on to the dance portion of the class with their choreographer. At the end of the semester, the class will perform onstage in our showcase at the Emelin Theater. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Tuesday Musical Theatre $625.00
K-1st Grade

Let Broadway and professional performers introduce your child to musical theater! Each week, your child will get to take part in improvisational acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students then move to the piano where they will learn two contrasting musical theater songs while being taught the basics of singing and rhythmic technique. They will then move on to the dance portion of the class with their choreographer. At the end of the semester, the class will perform onstage in our showcase at the Emelin Theater. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Musical Theatre $725.00
3rd-5th Grade

Building upon the skills learned in our K-2nd grade classes, our Broadway and professional performers now take your child to the next level in their musical theater education in this more advanced hour and half long class! It's now time for the actors to perform in their own "mini-musical" with performances both at Artistree and the Emelin Theater. As technique is crucial to our teaching philosophy, students will also get to take part in improvisational acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students then move to the piano where they will learn the music for their show, while being taught the basics of singing and rhythmic technique. They will then move on to the dance portion of the class with their choreographer. Here’s a chance for your child to perform in their first show at Artistree!

Singing $625.00
1st-3rd Grade

This exciting and engaging vocal class is taught by Artistree owners Heather and Peter Capelle. Students will work on solos and group numbers throughout the semester and focus on beginning vocal technique, engaging the breath, pitch and tone, as well as acting through song. Students will perform solos and group numbers at our Afterschool Showcase at the Emelin Theater. Join us for singing and be ready to be a star!

Payment plans are available for this class, please call 914-835-2200 for more information.

Pop Star $625.00
1st-3rd Grade

Give your child the chance to sing and dance like their favorite Pop Star! This class begins with a 30 minute hip-hop dance class, followed by time at the piano learning current pop songs chosen by the students. The songs are then fully choreographed and staged to be performed at our Afterschool Showcase at the Emelin Theater. After your Pop Star is performance ready, the class will also be professionally filmed in their very own music video! Sing, dance and have a blast in our Pop Star class!

Musical Theatre Performance Workshop $1295.00
4th-7th 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 Owners Heather and Peter Capelle, along with a choreographer, 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.