Top Broadway School for Kids and Teens Has Select Summer Camp Spots Available

A Class Act NY serves up summer training in musical theater, on-camera acting, dramatic arts, and voice-over in Midtown Manhattan.
A Class Act NY serves up summer training in musical theater, on-camera acting, dramatic arts, and voice-over in Midtown Manhattan.
5/23/24 - By Jessica Laird

A Class Act NY’s musical theater and acting program offers summer camps and classes for ages 5 and up taught by Broadway stars and industry pros.

Offering 10 different week-long summer camps led by Broadway actors, LA TV Directors and Casting Directors, and other top industry professionals, A Class Act NY has options for young actors of all skill levels. From late June through August, the popular program serves up training in musical theater, on-camera acting, dramatic arts, and voice-over at Pearl Studios in Midtown Manhattan–just steps away from Times Square and the Theater District. Choose from Aladdin Kids Camp, Broadway Boot Camp, an On-Camera Intensive, and other engaging programming.

Whether you’ve got a rising kindergartener eager to play a part in their first play or an experienced teen hoping to participate in an industry showcase packed with talent reps, A Class Act NY has the camp for you. We have the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this award-winning studio and its summer programming.

What sets A Class Act NY apart?

The popular program is celebrating 20 years of bringing enriching and supportive acting classes to students of all ages. The studio has been named “Top Broadway School for Kids and Teens” by CBS News and “Best In Class” for childrens’ theater programs by Time Out Kids–plus, it was listed as one of the “Top 5 Training Programs” by the entertainment industry’s most trusted resource, Backstage Magazine.

What kind of camps are offered in the summer?

A Class Act NY offers programming focused on musical theater, on-camera acting, dramatic arts, and voice-over. This summer, you’ll find options like “Aladdin Kids Camp,” where children as young as 5 will rehearse songs, dance numbers, and scenes from Aladdin under the guidance of a professional actor/singer, director, and teaching artist. For more experienced actors, there’s an “Acting Lab Intensive” led by a major LA talent manager that explores dynamic performance techniques and auditioning skills, and ends with an industry showcase. There’s also an opportunity to audition for the world premiere of the new musical “Measure Up,” a “Broadway Boot Camp,” and more. See the complete list of camps here.

What ages can attend A Class Act NY?

Summer programs are open to kids as young as 5, while accepting students through their 20s. Within each camp, participants are further grouped by age.

Do children need to audition for summer programs?

With camps for all skill levels, some require an audition and others don’t. See the complete list of programs here for more details.

Who are the teachers?

A Class Act NY’s highly-skilled teaching staff includes Broadway performers, music directors, and Hollywood industry pros, including award-winning L.A. casting directors, L.A. talent managers, and TV and film directors from Netflix, Disney, and Nickelodeon. In addition to providing an invaluable education, these prominent instructors can often help students build meaningful industry connections.

Does every camp end with a performance?

Most of the summer programs end with a final performance or showcase. For example, select intensives end in industry showcases with scouting talent agents, managers, and casting directors. Meanwhile, many of the musical theater programs culminate in a final showcase at an Off-Broadway theater.

Can kids attend the same week-long camp multiple times?

Yes! Not only does A Class Act NY offer 10 different summer programs to choose from–they never cover the same material twice, so camps can be repeated.

Where is the camp located?

All of the summer programs are hosted at Pearl Studios in Midtown Manhattan. The facility is equipped with Yamaha pianos, mirrors, acoustical curtains, sprung wood floors, and more.

How do I register for one of A Class Act NY’s summer camps?

Learn more about all of the available summer acting programs and register for A Class Act NY here.

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