Performing Arts & Theater Classes Start January 2023


This winter Greenwich House Music School will offer two performing arts classes for 3rd-5th graders in acting and improv, and musical theater.

Running from January through early June, these acting classes give 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 own plays and characters.

Musical Theater (Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.) introduces young performers to famous musicals and guides them to create their own original musical number.

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 professionals in their field. They are committed to high quality theater education that nurtures young performers to grow as artists and people.

Greenwich House Music School values giving students the opportunity 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!

Check out our offerings for younger actors at YCC and older actors with Acting For The Stage!